Body Motion is an exercise program designed to help participants reclaim flexibility and the variety of movement and strength that help make living more pleasurable. It is a motivating, pain-free physical fitness class for adults. Both men and women find it fun, encouraging, and refreshing for the body and mind, as well as comfortably challenging.
Class meets: Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 8:30 am (MP2)
FREE to MRC members
Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers is a support group for those with lung disease and their families and friends. There’s is no requirement to join the club, and you can attend as many or as few meetings as you like. We have educational presentations. We will emphasize the basics of lung disease this year, and try to have more time for open discussion. Meetings should last about one and a half hours.
Better Breathers welcomes all people who have lung problems that affect their daily living. Friends and family are also welcome.
Feel free to call Jennifer at the Lung Institute at 812-376-5793 with any questions.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Meets Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the classroom. For more information contact Judy Lemley at 812-372-3241or check the TOPS website at www.tops.org.
Diabetes Awareness Program
Free education program offered for people with diabetes or anyone interested in diabetes. Each program, offered quarterly, from 5:30-6:30 p.m focuses on a different topic related to diabetes. Registration is not required to attend.
For more information: 812-376-5709 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am at Foundation For Youth (FFY). Purchase swim passes at FFY for $5/visit for non-members of FFY.
Become a FFY member for $25/year and receive discounted passes. 30 visits/$75, or 50 visits/$100.
For more information call FFY at: 812-348-4558.
Diabetes Group Information Sessions
Offered the 2nd Thursdays of each month at Mill Race Center from 3:00 to 5:00pm. To reserve a seat, call 812-376-5500.
Mill Race Center Hiking Group
NEW hikers always welcome! No experience necessary! Call Ed Niespodziani at 812- 376-4073 for details and dates to join the fun!
Monthly Health Check
Offered several months throughout the year by Public Health nurses at Mill Race Center from 9:00-10:00am. Cholesterol and hemoglobin Screen (fasting required and offered every other time). Registration is required, space is limited. Sign up at MRC Business Office or call 812-376-9241. There is NO charge for this service.
Quarterly Comprehensive Health Screening
Offered quarterly throughout the year. Sign up at the Business Office or call Mill Race Center at 376-9241. Screening includes: hemoglobin, balance test, advanced directives, mental health screen, hearing test, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI, eye pressure, pharmacist consult, dietician consult and glucose test (fasting required).
Tai Chi/Chi Gung
Tai Chi is a low impact, slow moving and graceful Chinese art used to promote physical and mental health. Tai Chi combined with Chi Gung (which means “life energy cultivation”) involves the practice of rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization. Movements can be modified for those who cannot stand for long periods of time.
Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 10:00-11:00am or 5:30-6:30pm. We offer 4-week sessions. Class is open to all levels. Sign up at the MRC Business Office or call (812) 376-9241. You are welcome to join mid-session, class fee can be prorated.
Instructors: Todd Wright (evenings)
Paula Howard (mornings)
Cost: $40 members, $55/non-members
Reflexology @ MRC!
Would you like a natural, low-cost option to offsetting the effects of stress on heart and overall health? Try reflexology! Reflexology is a healing art based on the premise that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands that correspond to all of the glands, organs, and parts of the body. It gently nudges the body towards improved functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and veinous circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation. Leslie Dyar, a certified reflexologist who received her training at I.U.P.U.I., is available for 30 and 60 minute sessions at the MRC on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:00-12:00 and Mondays from 4:00-8:00pm. All sessions are by appointment.
Prices are as follows: 30 minute session: $20 for MRC members, $25 for non-members. 60 minute session: $40 for MRC members, $50 for non-members. To schedule your 30 or 60 minute session, call Leslie at: (317) 507-3224. Payment at session. Cash and checks only.
Emily Patrick, LMT is a Certified Massage Therapist offering massages on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-12:00pm. The price is $1 per minute with 10, 15 or 20 (max) minute sessions available.
Chair massage can help relieve physical and emotional stress, lower anxiety, increase circulation, reduce muscle fatigue, pain and tension, headaches and much more. You can sign up on the door outside the meeting room or by calling Emily at (812)344-9716.
Matter of Balance Class
Falls can be funny to watch, but after age 65, they are not a laughing matter. In fact, for that age group, falls are the leading cause of accidents, and may often trigger a downward spiral that leads to longer term impairment and even death. Additionally, sometimes the fear of falling can be just as limiting as actually falling. You cut down on favorite activities or feel afraid to even express your concern about falling.
Matter of Balance is just the program to put you back in charge! In the class, you will learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change your environment to reduce falls, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.
The program, which is sponsored by Thrive Alliance, Columbus Regional Health, and Mill Race Center, is offered at no charge and includes a workbook. To sign up, contact Mill Race Center Business Office at 812-376-9241. Space is limited to 12 participants per class, and is open to all age 50+ adults in the community.
“Living a Healthy Life” Class
One in two adults age 50 has at least one chronic health condition, for example high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, diabetes, or high cholesterol. As we age, we can accumulate additional chronic conditions. If these go untreated, our overall health and longevity can suffer. The good news is that people can learn to manage chronic health conditions and “put life back in their life!”
Thanks to sponsorship from Thrive Alliance and Columbus Regional Health, Mill Race Center is able to offer a six week “Living a Healthy Life” class at no cost to participants. Participants also receive a comprehensive guidebook that is a great resource for understanding conditions that are common in later years.
To sign up, contact Mill Race Center Business Office at 812-376-9241. Space is limited to 12 participants per class, and is open to all age 50+ adults in the community.
Walk with Ease
No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk with Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. If you can stand on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, then you can successfully participate in this program!
Studies show that Walk with Ease is proven to:
- Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
- Increase balance, strength and walking pace
- Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
- Improve overall health
Thanks to Thrive Alliance, the six week Walk with Ease workshop will be offered at various times throughout the year at Mill Race Center. To sign up for the Walk with Ease workshop contact Mill Race Center Business Office at 812-376-9241.
Learn To Relax
Wind down and relax your mind and body using guided relaxation techniques. Session offered at various times throughout the year. In our sessions you will learn how to de-stress yourself. Registration is not required, just drop in and relax! Classes are FREE to MRC members!