By Jerry Lowden
Special to the Express
From the beginning, the focus and purpose of the Winters Senior Foundation (WSF) has been “to enhance the quality of life for seniors.” As a result of the coronavirus, the WSF suspended many of its programs. As conditions permit, they are bringing back the service and social programs so beneficial for Winters’ seniors age 55 and older.
WSF is working to re-establish the free ride program to take seniors to their medical appointments. In the meantime, they have launched weekly programs beginning with Chair Yoga and Game Day for Seniors.
Winters seniors who are looking for something to do or who are thinking about exercising are invited to join in for Chair Yoga and Game Day.
Chair Yoga Class for Seniors is a gender neutral, age appropriate and fun yoga experience. The first class was held in early September and week-by-week the class has grown. Those who have attended have shared with friends and family the benefits of peaceful movements and stretches. Under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor the participants progress at their own pace and feel the value of the gentle stretching and breathing.
Chair Yoga Classes are held on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Perish Hall (511 Main Street, Winters).
Game Day for Seniors offers older adults a chance to play their favorite card games, board games and even Bingo. Seniors are invited to join-in for a fun afternoon playing games, visiting with good people, and seeing some old friends and meeting some new friends. It’s a time to be out of the house and laugh a little.
Game Day is held on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Anthony Perish Hall (511 Main Street, Winters).
What is next
In the works is an opportunity to get creative. WSF is putting together an afternoon art program. Winters seniors can get inspired and get creative with artistic painting with guidance and inspiration from a teacher.