Regardless of age, it’s important for individuals to keep their minds active. One of the best ways seniors can maintain cognitive function is by taking part in local classes. Following are five beneficial classes Columbus elderly care providers recommend for local seniors.
The John J. Gerlach Center at 3724-A Olentangy River Road offers seniors a gentle yoga workout classes that focus on natural alignment to lessen pain and aches. It’s an ideal class for seniors who have arthritis or chronic pain. Each class is $4 for non-members.
The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department at 1515 Goodale Boulevard offers square dancing classes for seniors on the first Saturday of every month beginning at 6pm for $5 per class. Square dancing is a fun activity that will help seniors keep fit and boost their cognitive and emotional wellbeing.
The Franklin Park Conservatory at East Broad Street offers seniors and adults hand-blown glass classes every Saturday night from 6pm to 9pm. Participants will feel proud when they learn the art of glassblowing while creating either a decorative vase, candy dish or tumbler under the guidance of a professional. Registration is necessary at least two days before each lesson and costs $80 per class for non-members.
The Frances Steube Community Center at 22 South Trine Street offers quilting classes every Monday from 9am to 3pm. Seniors will learn the basics of quilting and complete various sewing projects. Quilting has been known to help enhance a senior’s cognitive and emotional wellbeing. Participants are encouraged to contact the center’s coordinator for complete details.
The McConnell Heart Center at 3773 Olentangy River Road offers year-round swimming lessons for seniors of all experience levels. Seniors can customize their lessons to meet the needs of any physical challenges they face and choose a time that works best for them. The center will match each senior with a certified instructor based on the information received. All swimming sessions are 30 minutes long and there are plenty of aquatic exercise classes to choose from.
You can further your loved one’s overall wellbeing by hiring a trusted home care provider like Home Care Assistance of Columbus. In addition to helping seniors manage everyday tasks around the house, we also provide specialized services including stroke, dementia, and Columbus Alzheimer’s home care to assist seniors with physical and cognitive disorders. Learn how our services will benefit your loved one when you call (614) 481-8888 today to set up a complimentary consultation.