Senior Fitness Program Receives $15,000 Grant from AVEDIS Foundation

Shawnee Senior Center received an award of $15,000 from the Avedis Foundation to support our Senior Fitness Program.  Together with the Title III funds received from COEDD-Area Agency on Aging, this will almost fully fund our fitness program and allow us to add another TAI CHI: Working for Better Balance class in Tecumseh.

What can I say? The 15 ft ladder isn't always available to take advantage of these photos ops!!

Posted by Shawnee Senior Center & Municipal Auditorium – MUNI on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The fitness program provides other benefits that are as valuable as fitness – social interaction, friendship, camaraderie.  Many of our participants have received diagnoses of life altering diseases or conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s along with the normal aging issues life throws at us all –  death of a loved one, poverty, crippling arthritis, heart or lung diseases.  The friendships developed at the senior center have helped participants through recovery and in many cases, adapting to life’s changes.

The posted January 2017 Calendar of Activities provides the times of classes at the Shawnee Senior Center and we also have classes in Asher at the Asher Senior Center, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am and Meeker at the Meeker Senior Center, Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm.

SSC Monthly Calendar JAN2017

Tai Chi demo during AVEDIS Health Week 2016

If you have any questions about the Senior Fitness Program or other Shawnee Senior Center activities, call 405-878-1528 or contact us on our Facebook page: Shawnee Senior Center and Municipal Auditorium.  As with other fitness programs, most of the attendees are women.  Most men seem to prefer to exercise independently but we do have men in our classes.  Our success is reflected in each of these participants that can share an experience where they were able to stop themselves from a fall that, had they not been taking the class, might have been disastrous.  But – unlike other fitness programs, we offer these classes free of charge!