Center Services

Healthy Speakers Series

Our annual Healthy Speakers Series brings knowledgeable professionals to Active Aging, Inc. senior centers around Crawford County to present a number of topics relevant to senior citizen health including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, exercise, healthy diet, and more!

Life Long Learning

Continuing EducationActive Aging, Inc. offers many ways for individuals 60 and over to continue learning into their later years. There are art classes, music classes, current events, history, card parties and photography. Our center houses a small library of fiction and nonfiction books for our seniors to enjoy! If you have a suggestion for a special class or topic, see a center manager to discuss your idea!

Exercise

We offer several types of exercise classes to keep seniors active. These include ballroom dance lessons, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga, and Healthy Steps in Motion. These programs are adapted for all ability levels. We also offer an area with treadmills, bicycles, and free weights that are available for use. Come and try out Wii Bowling or other fun video programs to keep you active.

Healthy Steps in Motion

Healthy Steps in MotionWould you like to improve your balance and coordination, decrease your risk of falling, and just feel better? Exercise provides these benefits and more for older adults. Regular physical activity is the best protection against disease and disability and the best insurance for an independent, healthy and active life. The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has developed Healthy Steps in Motion to help you stay independent for many years to come. The goals are to make exercise a regular part of your life, learn how to exercise so that you will get the most out of it, and learn ways to exercise safely. In addition, you should have fun as you become more independent and active. The program is a basic 8 week class with one hour classes twice a week. The classes include warming up, balance exercises, strength training, walking and aerobics, cool downs, and stretching. The only requirements are that you wear comfortable loose clothing and safe comfortable shoes. The Falls Prevention Workshop is held at different areas of Crawford County. This one day workshop shows you tips, tricks and exercise options to help you prevent falls at home. Signups are a must…Check Echo for a schedule in late winter for more information to sign up…
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Lunch

Join us for lunch at any of the centers! For a small donation, enjoy delicious and nutritious meals every weekday. Our lunches are usually a full course, hot dinner that includes an entrée, vegetables, bread, fruit or dessert. Check out all our great menus for the month in the Echo. We ask that you make reservations at least two days ahead of time. Call your local center or use our Co-Pilot system (electronic) to sign up ahead of time for all of our events and activities.

Wellness/Primetime

This health and education program focuses on a wide variety of health promotion and disease prevention activities. The programs offered center around exercise, nutrition, chronic conditions, behavioral health, injury prevention, medication management and health screenings. The two major components are Healthy Steps and Chronic Disease Self-Management.
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Silver Sneakers

Silver Sneakers is offered in conjunction with the Meadville YMCA. This fitness program is designed to address the exercise needs of older adults in a social environment. With Silver Sneakers you will improve your flexibility, help control your weight and increase your range of motion.

Socialization

SocializationWould you like to come down, have a cup of coffee, catch up on local news and chit-chat? This is the place! Cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s not! Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and opportunities to participate in an array of activities and programs as you desire.

Recreation/Dances

These special all-county events include our all-county picnic, senior prom, and Mardi gras celebration. Check our Echo for the schedule…
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