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Senior Stretch

What We Offer

     

     We began this ministry on January 20, 2016 with only eight participants.  We had started in the Nursery because we were not sure of the number of seniors who would like to have this chance for exercise.  We were so please when we had to move out of the Nursery into the West vestibule to accommodate our group on the very first day.  The class has been growing since.  We have had a total of 33 senior citizens to date and one sophomore (needing to start building up his strength and endurance after surgery).  The class averages 14-16 people weekly.

     Our session consists of a low impact class emphasizing muscular strength and range of motion to strengthen each of our muscles and joints to the best of our ability.  We use chairs, weights, balls and stretch bands to help us achieve our goals.  We also work on balance and hand and eye coordination.  One of our reminders is to stay hydrated.  We encourage drinking lots of water during and after the class.  After class we say a prayer to thank God for all He has given us.

     We meet each Wednesday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, for 45 minutes.  In case of a funeral, we do not meet that week.

     All participants are encouraged to do what you can do!  This class is open to everyone who wants to laugh, have fun, and get fit!  The class is filled with fun-loving, joyful people!

     

Contact Information

If you would like to join or want more information, please contact Alma Middleton at 317-340-5978 or almami@att.net.

Bible Quote

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. -1 Timothy 4:7-8

Volunteer Quotes

  • “I have such a good time, I missed it on the days with funerals.”
  • “My doctor says the deep breathing exercises are helpful to those of us with asthma. We all need to learn to breathe deeper.”
  • “I feel so much better and can move more easily after class. I wish we could do it every day.”