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Active Wellness Program at St. Alban's

This free program is a classroom for lifelong learning, a refuge for meditation and exercise, a parlor for engaging conversation and discussions, and a place for dear friendships to grow. It attracts older adults from the neighborhood and beyond who are drawn to the delicious (and nutritious!) daily lunch and diverse activities — such as a farmer’s market with free produce, exercise classes, and field trips.

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Adas Israel Behrend Senior Fellowship Lunchtime & Exercise Program

Participate in fitness classes, a delicious lunch and cultural programs. All DC residents 60 years and up welcome.

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American University Katzen Arts Center

The Katzen Arts Center brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one 130,000 square foot space. Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the new center provides state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines. Free yoga classes, exhibits, openings, and lectures.

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Around Town DC Art and Other Classes

Learn more about these art, improv, music classes. Most of these classes run in 8-12 week sessions. Some need pre-registration. Let us know if you have questions by emailing Community@iona.org.

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Asbury Methodist Church/Downtown Clusters Day Care

The Downtown Cluster’s Geriatric Day Care Center is a non-residential, community-based day center, which provides therapeutic person-centered care and supportive services by professionally trained and caring staff. Contact them for more information about participation. Downtownclusters@gmail.com .or Tel: (202) 347-7527.

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Balance Gym

Balance gym offers a health assessment, and 3 individualized personal training sessions with their membership.

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Chevy Chase Community Center

The Chevy Chase Community Center offers a number of classes and programs for seniors. Pick up their schedule at the Chevy Chase Community Center or email Brittany.miller@dc.gov.

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Cleveland and Woodley Park Village

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village helps senior neighbors live safely and confidently in their homes and engage in community events through the support of a network of dedicated neighborhood volunteers. Cleveland & Woodley Park Village, a nonprofit membership organization, serves the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods and welcomes your participation and support.

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Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library

The Cleveland Park Library supports older adults through wise aging seminars, book clubs, yoga, art education.

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DC Row - Indoor Rowing Classes

Register for DC Row’s scull & sculpt class, senior row, row flow, or crew clinic. Classes for older adults.

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Dupont Circle Village

Membership levels include associate members, full members, and household members, including reduced rates. There are also activities available for non members, including yoga, and lectures.

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Excercise for Parkinson's- Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

This program brings together people impacted by Parkinson’s Disease to participate in various physical exercises aimed at improving posture, balance and circulation and increasing strength, muscle control and mobility.  Various activities designed to engage participants mentally are also incorporated.

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Foggy Bottom West End Village

Foggy Bottom West End Village is a nonprofit membership organization that provides services for its members to help them comfortably age in their community by supplying social events, health support, and many other offerings.

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Foundry United Methodist Church

The Foundry United Methodist church has many activities for the community, including lectures, volunteer work, and music. Check out the Calendar page to see what is going on!

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Friendship Terrace: Second Saturdays Free Senior Zumba Class

Second Saturdays, 2:30 PM – Senior Zumba led by  Yolanda Dowe.

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Friendship Terrace: Senior Yoga

Join this free yoga class on Tuesday mornings.

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Friendship Terrace: Stronger Seniors

Free Friday yoga class from 11:00-noon.

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Georgetown Village

Membership levels include individual and social memberships. There are also activities available for non members, including yoga, and lectures.

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Guy Mason Recreation Center

The Department of Parks and Recreation offers many great programs at Guy Mason Recreation Center, including:  Cooking Classes, Bingo, China Painting, Enamels & Fused Glass, Pottery, Yoga, and Zumba.

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Hardy Recreation Center

Enjoy visiting Hardy Recreation Center. They have tennis and soccer fields.

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Hearst Recreation Center

Hearst Recreation Center offers basketball and zumba for adults. See their website for more information. Or visit the facility.

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Iona Senior Services - Fitness classes

From yoga to weight training, Iona’s fitness classes are designed to help you maintain or improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. Led by professionals with experience teaching older adults, our classes are open to newcomers and fitness pros alike looking to stay active as they age. Plus, all classes and routines can be modified to fit your fitness abilities and goals.

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Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center offers a wide array of fitness classes, educational programs, films, discussion groups. You don’t have to be Jewish to participate. The Center is currently under renovation, but many of the programs are being held nearby.

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Live and Learn Bethesda

Live & Learn Bethesda was created to enrich the communities by offering interesting, informative and stimulating classes with a wide range of topics including Exercise & Fitness, Arts & Music, History & Literature, Computers & Technology, and Local & General Interest. They are just over the DC line, but not far away!

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Marie Reed Recreation Center

See what the Marie Reed Recreation Center has to offer.

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Mindful Movement hosted by YogaWorks

Join this free mindful movement class on Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm. Class runs February 13-April 3, 2019. This class will be hosted by YogaWorks at 1632 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

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Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV)

The Northwest Neighbors Village (NNV) is a community-based nonprofit that helps residents of northwest DC remain independent at home as long as they can safely do so.

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Ongoing Around Town DC Fitness Classes

Learn more about these ongoing fitness classes! If there is no registration information, just arrive a little early to get a space in the class. No classes on federal holidays or if DC schools are cancelled due to weather. See the schedule here.

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Palisades Recreation Center

The newly-renovated Palisades Community Center offers fitness classes and walking groups, as well as other programs. Sign up through the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) website.

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Palisades Village Ongoing Classes and Games

Palisades Village proudly serves the six neighborhoods of Berkley, Foxhall, Kent, Palisades, Spring Valley and Wesley Heights.

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Sibley Senior Association

Sibley Memorial Hospital invites you to become a member of the Sibley Senior Association, to help you maintain your good health. With over 7,000 members the annual fee for new members is $20 for one person and $38 for two people at the same address. They offer a wide range of classes, seminars, events, and discounts.

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Sibley Seniors Association: Aquatic Therapy

Sibley Memorial Hospital offers aquatic physical therapy and aquatic exercise in a warm water pool. Their pool is 20 feet by 40 feet with a maximum depth of 4½ feet. A chair lift for easy entry is also located in the center.

The aquatic environment is helpful for the following:

Joint pain
Cardiovascular fitness
Balance and agility
Neuromuscular coordination
Muscle strength and endurance
Flexibility
Postural stabilization

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Sibley Seniors at Metropolitan Memorial Church

Classes originally designed for Sibley Senior Assoc members but non-members also welcome. …

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Sibley Seniors at Palisades Community Church

Classes originally designed for Sibley Senior Assoc members but non-members also welcome. Quarterly $10 administrative handling fee.

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Silver Sneakers Fitness Program

SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+ that’s included as a benefit in many Medicare Advantage Plans.

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St. Paul's Lutheran Church Prime Time Senior Ministry

Join us every Wednesday for Food and Fun with Prime Time Senior Ministry!
Every week Prime Time gathers to watch an interesting program or lecture, followed by lunch and exercise class. There are always new friends to meet and new things to learn, so we hope you’ll join us! Transportation is available if needed, Please contact Deaconess Cassie Brown for more information.

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Summer II and early Fall Class Schedule

Please see the upcoming class descriptions below.

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library        3310 Connecticut Ave. NW

Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm                   July 17-Sept. 25 (no class Sept. …

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Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

The Tenleytown Library offers many activities for older adults including a knitting group, yoga, book clubs, author talks, book talks, job seekers clinics, career change groups, english language, conversation, and fitness classes.

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The Center for Mindful Living

The Center for Mindful Living is a sanctuary in the city, offering meditation classes and special events related to the practice of Buddhism, mindfulness, healthy living, kindness and community. Many classes are offered on a drop-in basis, including Daily Meditation from 7:30 – 8:15 am Monday through Friday. All are warmly welcome to learn, practice and gather in fellowship here.

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The Residences at Thomas Circle: Dance for Parkinson's Weekly Class

People with Parkinson’s and their caregivers are welcome to participate in this dance for Parkinson’s class.

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Thompson Boat Center

Kayak, canoe, row, paddleboard, bike or even hydro bike to your heart’s content in our nation’s capital. Classes and boat rental.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Aqua Aerobics Class

Join this Aqua Aerobics class offered at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) pool located on UDC’s campus in Building 47

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Aquatics Program

The UDC pool is open to the public. There is a water wise aqua exercise class. Hours are on the website. The pool features a 25 yard pool with six lanes, a separate diving well with two 1 meter diving boards, a spectator grandstand, offices, and locker rooms. Individuals not belonging to the University may use the pool during designated hours through purchase of a 20-use pass for $100.00. Passes may only be shared by immediate family members, and all family members wishing to use the pass must be identified on the form at the time of sign-up. All users must bring a lock and towel. Locks must be removed after each use.

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University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Institute of Gerontology: Bodywise Program

The Bodywise Health and Fitness Program is a free program designed to promote health, wellness, and fitness for DC residents 60 years of age and older. Some of the benefits which may be achieved include: an increase in participants’ cardiovascular efficiency, improved muscular strength and flexibility, and increased knowledge of physical activity. The BODYWISE program consists of water aerobics, yoga, low-impact aerobics, and movement/chair exercise. Classes are conducted by certified instructors.

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Walking Club - Sibley Seniors

Tuesday and Thursday ongoing, arrive anytime between 8:30 am-9:30 am. Members walk in a temperature-controlled, safe and dry environment. Free blood pressure checks are provided. Cancellations for bad weather follow the Montgomery County school schedule. The Walking Cub is a free community service sponsired by Sipley Hospital and Mazza Gallerie. Meets on teh councourse level of Mazza Gallerie. Free parking in the underground structure. If you drive to Mazza, please pull the ticket and bring it with you to get it validated at the Walking Club.

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Wanderbirds Hiking Club

Founded in 1934, the Wanderbirds Hiking Club is a 501 (c) non-profit, all-volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year-round, for folks in the Washington, DC area. With only a couple of exceptions during the year, you do not have to be a member of the Club to hike with them.

Our hikers range in age from 7 to over 80, and we welcome fast, experienced hikers as well as slower or beginning hikers. There’s room for all on the trail! Beginning hikers please click here for more information.

Just about every Sunday hike goes by chartered bus; occasionally we go by car pool. Just relax, while our experienced coach driver transports you to the trailhead, and enjoy snacks, beverages, and maybe a snooze on your way home. It sure beats driving yourself!

Costs
The bus fare for this all-day outing is $20 for Wanderbirds club members. Fare for non-members is $25. Both fares are reduced from our earlier prices. Payment can be made via cash or check and it will be collected by the hike leaders on the bus. What else do you know that has gone down in price recently?! When we use carpools, hikers pay a $5.00 administrative fee to the club, and $10.00 to their driver to defray expenses.

For hikes beginning inside Shenandoah National Park, the Park Service collects an individual entrance fee of $15.00 per non-commercial bus passenger. This is separate from the Wanderbirds hike fee. Valid, signed, Interagency-Annual (IA-Annual), IA-Senior (formally Golden Eagle or Golden Age) and Shenandoah Annual passes are accepted for entry. Pass holders must have the pass and photo ID ready when entering the park. Pass-holders are allowed 3 guests. This rule typically allows the bus to enter the park without an additional fee. Frequent hikers are urged to invest in a National Park Pass.

They offer at least two hikes each Sunday
A moderate, comfortably paced hike of 7 – 10 miles which may have up to 2000 feet of ascent, but generally less. Easier hikes can usually be arranged. A longer, faster paced hike of 10 – 13 miles with more climbing, but usually less than 3000 feet. Extensions can be arranged for very fit, fast, experienced hikers. Our hikes will take you to:

Virginia, including Shenandoah National Park and Massanutten Mountains
West Virginia, including Harpers Ferry and George Washington National Forest
Maryland, including Catoctin National Park, Cunningham Falls State Park and the Appalachian Trail
Pennsylvania (various state parks, the Appalachian and Tuscarora Trails
Local hikes in Rock Creek Park, along the C&O Canal, and elsewhere.
For every hike, they provide experienced hike leaders, red arrow trail markers and trail maps. Refreshments are available on the bus after the hike and during the ride home.

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Wilson Aquatic Center

Pool hours Mondays-Fridays 6 am-9 pm and Saturdays and Sundays 9 am-5 pm. Beautiful facilities with leisure pool and whirlpool in addition to lap swimming. Sign up for classes on the DPR website. Free aerobics classes offered through the Bodywise and UDC.

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YMCA - Fit and Well Seniors

Fit & Well Seniors is a wellness program which caters to the needs of DC seniors. Launched in 2010 in partnership with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, this program helps seniors find movement and vitality—all free of charge. Thanks to a grant from the Department of Aging and Community Living the Fit & Well Seniors program is now part of the DACL’s Senior Services Network. Sign up by visiting the YMCA or calling (202) 232-6700.

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YMCA Fitness Classes

The YMCA offers adult swim, strengthening, exercise, nutrition, cooking classes.

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Yoga District Yoga classes

Yoga district strive to offer affordable classes to a wide variety of students. They offer weekly beginning classes and workshops.

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Yoga Works

If you want to do yoga, at any age, weight, or strength level, Yoga Works welcomes you.

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