Mercer Island Senior Activities for October and November, 2011

Enhance Fitness
For ages 55+, to work on your own personal conditioning level and reduce the risk of falling. The class includes stretching, low-impact aerobics, balance training, strength exercises and motivation help.

The class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Community Center Dance Room. There are three class times to choose from: 7:45 am, 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Cost for the October 17th-November 11th session is $37 for Mercer Island residents.

This group meets every Wednesday for 4 miles of walking and chatting, followed by coffee at a local coffee shop. No sign up necessary, just be at the Community Center Lobby for the 8:30 am start time. The activity time runs from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The participation cost is $3.00 + tax.

Parkinson Exercise Group
Come out to do some stretching, bending and other mobility enhancing exercises in a relaxed environment. This class is for seniors with Parkinson, and those who have balance or strength effecting concerns.
Mondays: Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm; class is located at the Community Center, Slater Room. Cost is $20.50 for Mercer Island Residents.
Thursdays: Nov. 3-Dec. 15, 10:30 am to 11:30 am; class is located at the Community Center, Dance Room. Cost is $20.50 for Mercer Island Residents.
Mondays & Thursdays: Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (M) & 10:30 am to 11:30 am (Th); class is located at the Community Center, Slater Room (M) & Dance Room (Th). Cost is $37 for Mercer Island Residents.

Moderate 5-7 mile hikes for seniors on Thursdays a few times a month, 8:45 am to 1:30 pm. Visit a variety of hiking places within an hour’s drive from the island. Registration is required and each hike maximum is 10 hikers; registered hikers will meet at the Community Center on the morning of the hike. To register, call 206-275-7609. Cost for hikes is $6.00 + tax.
Nov. 3th, Cougar Mountain
Nov. 17th, St. Edwards

Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon
When: Friday, Nov. 18th, 12pm to 1 pm
Cost: $5.00 + tax for
Where: Community Center, Mercer Room
A fun get together for Mercer Island seniors to meet with new and old friends. A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served at the Community Center. Registration is required and transportation is available. Call 206.275.7606 to make reservations for the meal and transportation.

Senior Defensive Driving
When: Monday, October 24th
Cost: $18.00 + tax for Mercer Island Residents
Where: Community Center, Caulkins Room
A class sponored by the Washington Traffic Safety Association. Graduates of the class are eligible for a 10% discount in their auto insurance. The instructor will go over new traffic laws, and facilitate discussion about road rage, prescription medications and how to navigate round-abouts. There is no mention of what time this class begins on the 24th. Call 206-275-7609 for that information.

Contract Bridge
When: Nov. 1-29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:45pm to 3pm
Where: Community Center, Clarke Room
Cost: $3.00 a month
No need to have a bridge partner– come on out and join this friendly group of bridge players. Register for the bridge group the first Tuesday of each month.

Yoga for Seniors
When: Oct. 25th – Nov. 29th, Tuesdays 9 am – 10:15 am
Where: Community Center, Dance Room
Cost: $18 for a drop in session, $67 for the whole series for Mercer Island residents
A terrific class for seniors who are active, or want to be more active. The instructor guide participants through gentle stretches to build flexibility and strength. All levels welcome.

Drop-In Senior Volley Ball
On going. Come on by the Community Center Gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, for an informal volley ball game. This event is for Mercer Island residents age 55+. There is no game scheduled on Nov. 24th.

To inquire about the activities listed above, check the Mercer Island Fall/ Winter Parks and Rec Guide or call 206-275-7609 for more details. There are a lot of other fun classes and activities available through the island parks & rec department that are open to adults of all ages. Make sure to check those out!