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The Goal of the 55 and Better Club is to Exercise the Body, Educate the Mind and Make New Friends
Exciting things are going on in the Medina Community Recreation Center for the 55 and Better group! From the 55 and Better Guest Lecture Series to Pickleball, Bunco, Walking Club, Wii Bowling, Euchre, Chess, and Craft Series - there's always something going on for the seniors in our community.
55 AND BETTER GUEST LECTURE SERIES
GUEST LECTURE CANCELLATION POLICY: If Medina City Schools are cancelled due to weather, the MCRC 55 & Better Guest Lecture Series will also be cancelled. If Medina City Schools have a 2 hour delay, the Guest Lecture Series will go on as scheduled.
The 55 and Better Guest Lecture Series is held at the Medina Recreation Center Community Rooms, just off the lobby. Join us to learn about important topics and issues, meet doctors, healthy living information and lots more. The free lectures are held on certain Fridays from 10:30- 11:30 am. Lunch or refreshments to follow each lecture. A very generous group of local assisted living facilities and other businesses provide the delicious lunches for the events. McDonald's on North Court Street and Route 3 South provide the coffee and tea. For more information, contact Nancy Johnson at 330-721-6934.
55+ Lecture & Lunch Series 2020
Exercise the body, educate the mind & make new friends
- Fridays from 10:3a – 11:30a
- Please arrive and be seated before 10:30a
- Out of respect to our speakers, there will be no admittance after the lecture begins at 10:30
- Coffee provided by Medina McDonald’s * Lunch provided by our sponsors
- For more info, contact Nancy Johnson - 330-721-6934 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Healthy Heart
Dr. Jeffrey Hershey, Cardiologist, Cleveland Clinic
Lunch by Danbury Senior Living
Cool, Calm & Invested: Investment Strategies for Seniors
George Hoose, Financial Advisor
Lunch by Edward Jones
Hello Kidneys! How Are You?
Barb Harshey, Volunteer, National Kidney Foundation
Lunch by Pearlview Rehab & Wellness Center
The Many Faces of Africa
Beth Schnabel, World Traveler & Mission Worker
Lunch by Life Care Center
The State of the City Address
Mayor Dennis Hanwell
Vascular Disorders and their Management
Dr. Daniel Kassavin, Vascular Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic
Lunch by Medina Meadows
Hayden Grove Sings The American Songbook
Hayden Grove, Singer, Sportswriter and Speaker
Lunch by Echelon of Medina
Keeping Your Brain Fit
Suzanne Sparks, MS Psych
Lunch by Brookdale Medina South
The Real Ireland: Cead Mile Failte
Fiona Quade and Sue Becks, Travel Advisors
Lunch by Avenue of Medina
If you are an MCRC member, you can walk before or after the program. Non-members can walk before the program for just $1.
The following programs run September through May
SENIOR WALKING CLUB
GIFTS FROM THE HEART KNITTING & CROCHET
EUCHRE & CHESS GROUP
SENIOR CRAFT SERIES
Exercise and social interaction are essential in ensuring the health and well being of our senior members. The MCRC offers fitness & wellness programs specific to senior needs as well as educational seminars, social networking opportunities, and enrichment programs designed to encourage fun and increase quality of life. If you’re a group retiree or part of a Medicare health plan, you may qualify to receive a free SilverSneakers membership benefit. Did you know 1 out of 5 people 65 and older are eligible for this fitness benefit? To see if your Medicare plan offers this program, visit www.silversneakers.com.
A SilverSneakers membership includes:
Acess to facility amentities
SilverSneakers Classes & other Senior programs
Annual MCRC membership covered by the individual's health plan at no cost to the individual
To find out if your Medicare health plan offers the program visit www.silversneakers.com or call your health plan’s customer service department to see if you qualify for a free membership.
Get fit, have fun, make friends...with the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase strength and range of motion. Hand-hel weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for Support. Free for SilverSneakers Members.
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required, and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination. Shallow water moves to improve flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.
Senior Programs Coordinator