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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 - suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
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 - no schedule for 2021 yet!!
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
The following programs run September through May
SENIOR WALKING CLUB
Wii BOWLING - suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
SENIOR BUNCO suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
GIFTS FROM THE HEART KNITTING & CROCHET suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
EUCHRE & CHESS GROUP suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
SENIOR CRAFT SERIES suspended due to COVID at this time, check back!
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.