Celebrate Active Aging Week at the Pohl Center!

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Active Aging Week 2022 • Oct. 3-7

Active Aging Week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to celebrate aging and to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle on a national scale. The campaign’s overriding goal is to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience wellness activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Active Aging Week celebrates how positive the process of aging can truly be. Active Aging Week encourages adults over the age of 50 to take advantage of all that life has to offer. Staying active in all areas of life is good for the body, mind and soul. The benefits are even greater when you participate in fun or meaningful activities with others. 

The Juanita Pohl Center is happy to participate in this event by offering fun activities for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Join us for exercise classes, walks, special presentations and more! *Pre-registration is required for select programs and activities noted below:

Monday, October 3

9-9:30 am – Stretch, Strength & Cardio FREE Trial Class – Start your week off right with a quick 30min total body workout involving active stretching, light weights, and heart health cardio, all while seated in a chair. Pre-registration required.

9-9:30 am – JPC Walking Group – Come walk with us! FREE

11:15 am-12:15 pm – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

Tuesday, October 4

10-11:30 am – Balance Workshop with Paul Kane, Summit Physical Therapy – Learn the most common reasons for dizziness and balance problems, how to reduce your fall risk at home, the top exercises for fall prevention, and more! Free computerized balance testing for those who are interested. FREE – Pre-registration required.

10:30 am-12 pm – FREE Blood Pressure Checks by Farmington Square Tualatin

11 am-12 pm – Silver&Fit Level 3 Excel – FREE during Active Aging Week

Wednesday, October 5

10-11 am – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

1:30-3:30 pm – Intro to Pickleball – Come experience the exciting game of pickleball, a paddle game with a plastic ball! You will learn the basic rules, practice the basic shots, and play a game or two. Instructors will also explain where and how to find where you can play in the future. Wear comfortable/active clothes and athletic shoes, equipment will be provided. FREE – Pre-registration required.

Thursday, October 6

9:45-10:45 am – Chair Yoga with Lisa – FREE – Interested in increasing your mobility? Keeping what mobility you have? Do you find it difficult to get up and down off the floor, yet are interested in yoga and its philosophy? If you’ve answered yes to the prior questions, this class is for you. The chair will provide stability while doing many of the yoga poses you know and love.

11 am-12 pm – Silver&Fit Level 3 Excel – FREE during Active Aging Week

3:30-8 pm Older Adult Day Trip: Oregon City Ghost WALKING Tour – Learn about the haunted history of Oregon City on an educational stroll through town, including a visit to the iconic elevator and dinner at Ingrid’s Scandinavian Food. Fee includes walking tour, dinner, escort and transportation. 

$53 Resident/$67 Non-Resident – Pre-registration required.

Friday, October 7

10-11 am – SilverSneakers Classic – FREE during Active Aging Week

Full Week Event: 

Walk Through the Week – Challenge yourself to see how long you can walk in a week! Record the number of minutes you walk between Oct. 3-7. Turn in your form by 4 pm October 7 to be entered to win raffle prizes. Forms can be picked up at the center or found online. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Pohl Center or emailed to sshepherd@tualatin.gov.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as some programs have limited space available. Participants can register online by visiting tinyurl.com/2p9x6hhy or by calling 503-691-3061.

We hope to see you at the Juanita Pohl Center for Active Aging Week in October! Keep Actively Aging!

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