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Within the senior center staff structure, there are volunteers, paid staff, and management. They are all extremely helpful. Seek help and you will find an abundance of it. If the business world ran like this, we would all be happy customers. You don't have to bring any special equipment to a Chair Yoga class. Most senior centers have more than enough chairs to accommodate everyone. Some Chair Yoga classes do use mats, as well as chairs, but this is more the exception than the rule. If the center uses mats, in part of the class, you will have to take your shoes off. Most senior centers have hard floors with tile over cement. In this case, you should wear good sneakers, tennis shoes, or aerobic shoes. This will allow your shoes to grip the floor, to prevent potential slipping accidents. It also gives your feet and joints some cushion from the hard surface. There is no need to buy special clothes. You should wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict your movement. Don't wear anything tight around the waist. This will bother your stomach during some of the bending or twisting movements. You should never push or strain into a Yoga posture. This can cause a variety of injuries from very slight to serious. Therefore, stay in the "comfort zone." No one really knows how your body feels, except you. If the class is large, it will be held in a large room, like a dining hall. Expect some distractions, with people coming, and going, from different activities, within the senior center. This is not ideal for meditation, but the physical rewards and new friends you gain will make up for it.

Helping Senior Center through 'Gift In-Kind' Donations Is Easy!

Did you know that many Senior Center provides services for home-bound seniors? These are seniors that can't physically leave their home or rely on others to take them to doctor's appointments and bring them meals, groceries, and medication. Some home-bound seniors have all but been abandoned by their family and others may not have any family nearby. Their very life depends on volunteers and community services.

Our local Senior Center provides a meal delivery service to home-bound seniors as well as transportation help. They also make and deliver decorative craft items to the home-bound seniors during various holidays throughout the year. 2/4

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Senior Center in a Class Your First Chair Yoga  

Chair Yoga has become more popular in senior centers, but can also be found in nursing homes, physical rehabilitation units, adult daycare c...

Senior Center in a Class Your First Chair Yoga  

Chair Yoga has become more popular in senior centers, but can also be found in nursing homes, physical rehabilitation units, adult daycare c...

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