HEALTH & WELLNESS
The health & wellness of our seniors is a priority here at Sugar River Senior Center. We offer Blood Pressure Screenings, Footcare, & Healing Touch.
Blood Pressure Screening
Blood pressure screening is important because high blood pressure usually has no symptoms and cannot be detected without being measured. We have a retired nurse who comes in once a month for blood pressure screenings. They are by appointment only at this time. Please call us to schedule your appointment today, 608-424-6007.
Healing Touch With Mara
What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is a compassionate energy therapy in which practitioners use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and self-healing.
Healing Touch uses gentle, light or near-body touch to clear, balance, energize and support the human energy system to facilitate and support healing for the whole person: mind, body, spirit.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the human energy system thus creating an optimal environment for the body's innate tendency for healing to occur.
What are the Benefits of Healing Touch?
Research suggests that Healing Touch greatly benefits those who receive it.
Relieves stress and depression
Provides support during chemotherapy
Strengthens the immune system
Creates a sense of well-being
Reduces effects of trauma and chronic pain
Enhances recovery from surgery
Deepens spiritual connection
Please call the senior center to schedule your appointment today, 608-424-6007.
Resistance Band Workout
Every Monday of the Month 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Volunteer Instructor provided by Four Winds Manor.
Resistance bands are large elastic bands that you can use to exercise all areas of the body. They can be good for people with limited mobility, as many of the exercises can be done while seated.
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Footcare with Deb
Foot health is more important than most of us realize, especially as we age. Having healthy feet help to keep us balanced and mobile. To reduce the risk of foot problems schedule a footcare visit with Deb and let her help with your foot health. Deb is a retired nurse and a wonderful footcare specialist. Footcare is the first and third Thursdays of the month by appointment only. Please call the senior center to schedule your appointment today, 608-424-6007.
Tai Chi Class
Every Monday of the Month at 9:30 am
Tai Chi, Chi Kung (pronounced Chee Gong) are a related low impact wellness practice for health and balance. The movements are slow and flowing. Done on a regular basis they enhance strength,
coordination, relaxation and patience. Many people who learn this practice report improvement in balance, as well as a greater ease in their daily activities.
There is a wealth of information to be found on the internet as well as in books. Yet, another way to appreciate if Tai Chi Kung might be of interest to you is to participate in a class.
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Basic Line Dancing with Pat
No Line Dancing
Until Further Notice
Every Tuesday of the Month 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Volunteer Instructor provided by GL Rehabilitation Services. Yoga poses for both chair yoga and yoga using a mat are demonstrated at every class.
Yoga is a practice that connects the body, breath, and mind. It uses physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to improve overall health. Yoga was developed as a spiritual practice thousands of years ago. Today, most Westerners who do yoga do it for exercise or to reduce stress.
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