Meridian Star


March 24, 2013

Seniors ... Get ready to celebrate!


MERIDIAN — Other MAC events

    Responding to the request for more exercise classes, we are trying out ZUMBA on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.. This is a heated exercise, fast dance moves and lots of fun and laughter. There is a $5 fee per class paid to the instructors.

    Brenda Golisch and her daughter, Courtney, are still in charge of the Slimnastics class Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Another dance class with weight variations, stretch bands and balls.

    In one dance class we need help – our line dance instructor, Joyce Wagner, had to move on and we need a new teacher. Anyone out there? Can you lead a line dance class? We'll advertise as a beginning class to get some newcomers so you can start them dancing your way! Monday nights. Call Meridian Activity Center if you can help us out. (You will get paid.)

    One morning class often overlooked is our Floor Exercise with Kay Nelson, from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. She will put you through a regime of calisthenics designed to strengthen and tone. Come experience one of her classes for free.

    Then we have the seated exercise class with Johnny Jenkins, who has add some standing exercises to improve balance. We all know how important strength and balance is in avoiding the falls that can put us in the hospital!  Pat Wilson teaches an evening Yoga class on Mondays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Besides being an excellent stretch and relaxation class, it is free. Pat believes in sharing a good thing! Wear comfortable clothing.

    Sadly, May 30 is Otha Barham’s last performance at the Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. He will continue to play at various venues during the day.

    Meridian Activity Center is getting up a team for the Make-A-Wish foundation’s April 6 Walk-a-Thon downtown. It’s just 3 miles in the downtown area. We’d love to have more members (and/or contributions). Call me at Meridian Activity Center. Wear a red T-shirt!

    True, the center takes a little work to get here. That way we know you seriously are interested in what we have to offer. Come by way of 29th Avenue. That way you must stop your car at 36th Street at the four-way stop signs, and if you’re not talking on your cellphone, you’ll see our small sign and arrow pointing to the west, where the sun sets. Drive over to 32nd Avenue, turn left. It dead ends at our gate. Come in. You are welcome. Phone (601) 485-1812 if lost.

    • Barbara Wells is director of Meridian Activity Center. You may

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