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October is busy at the Senior Center [UPDATED]

Published 6:00am Sunday, October 3, 2010 Updated 6:45am Tuesday, September 28, 2010
We have a plethora of events coming up at the Senior Center in the next few weeks.

It’s not often that we have someone known natonwide come to the Center but on Tuesday; October 19, at 10:00 a.m., Robert Sweetgall, wellness motivational speaker, will present a message titled, “Active Living, Walking and the Meaning of Life; Smart Lifestyle Strategies to Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years, including the 14 Health Habits of Successful Aging.”

Perhaps you saw the movie, “Forrest Gump” in which the main character as part of the story, decides to run or walk across the country for several years. Robert Sweetgall has been called “the real” Forrest Gump because he, too, has walked across America seven times and is the only person to walk all fifty states (11,209 miles) in 365 consecutive days.

Robert is the author of 17 books and has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows, including NBC Today, Regis & Kathy, and National Public Radio and TV.

Come for a high-spirited, energizing message and learn why Robert’s philosophy is “Your best health insurance is a healthy lifestyle.”

Be sure to register if you plan to come.

(This community wellness program has been made possible by grants and sponsorships from Fergus Falls Senior Citizens Program, the Frank Veden Charitable Trust, Lake Region Hospital Foundation, Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Otter Tail County Public Health, Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Otter Tail Corporation, and Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging.)

Exercise with Diane Scott begins tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. and continues every Monday morning through May of 2011. There is no fee for this class other than membership in the Senior Citizens Program.

Wednesday, October 6, at 9:00 a.m., marks the beginning of Kim Shea’s “Gentle Strength/Range of Motion” Class. Participants will move to music through a variety of exercises

designed to increase muscular strength and range of motion in the performance of daily living skills. This class will continue on Wednesdays through December 29.

Red Hats are out to enjoy the fall colors at Glendalough State Park on October 7. Meet at the Senior Center at 10:00 a.m. and car-pool to the park. Plan on lunch in Battle Lake afterward.

It’s time to begin our intergenerational activities at the Senior Center with our Adopt-a-Class on Monday, October 18, at 1:15. Meet the new third grade students of Lynette Ringquist (Cleveland School). After touring the Center, they will join with the seniors to make Halloween crafts. We hope to have one senior to each student. Sign up in the office and take advantage of the opportunity to stay young by partiicipating in this intergenerational activity.

On Thursday, October 14, at 10:30 a.m., Kathy Sporre will present “Love of Car: Transportation as We Age.” Watch a video and discuss the dilemma of driving as we age, along with alternative transportation options.

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