Health & Wellness

what's newWe offer many classes and events to improve the health and wellness of those age 55 and older. Be sure to check out our calendar for classes new offerings in North and Northeast Portland.

EVIDENCED BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS
Tai Chi with James
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:00–2:00pm
COST: $5.00/class in advance to instructor.
Led by James Lusk, a trained instructor.

Tai Chi for Health: Beginning
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30–4:15pm
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10/month; no one turned
away for lack of funds
Tai Chi for Health programs developed by Dr.
Paul Lam. These classes are great for beginners; or anyone
interested in learning highly effective, health-promoting,
fall-reducing evidenced-based tai chi programs. The forms
are fun to do and the people who do them are fun to meet.
Come have fun while you improve your health. These tai chi
sets have been endorsed by the Center for Disease Control,
the American Council on Aging, many arthritis and diabetes
foundations around the world, and other national and
international organizations. Led by certified and trained
instructor Candace Herrill.

Tai Chi for Health:
Intermediate/Advanced
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:15–3:15pm

SUGGESTED DONATION:
$10/month; no one turned away
for lack of funds
We will be starting a short fan form for those who have
already discovered the magic of tai chi. If you’ve already
learned a tai chi set, you will love adding this one to your
repertoire. Come join us. Led by certified and trained
instructor Candace Herrill.

Arthritis Exercise Program
Designed to accommodate those with arthritis, this exercise
program promotes optimum joint fexibility, muscle
strength, endurance, coordination and cardiovascular
conditioning.
• Mons. & Weds., 11:00am–12:00pm
SUGGESTED DONATION: $1.00 to HSC
Led by Sandy Morales, a trained instructor.

• Tuesdays & Thursdays at Salt & Light Leaven Community Center
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call Sarah, 503-288-8303
—there is a wait list for this class.
LOCATION: Salt & Light Lutheran Church
5431 NE 20th Ave., Portland
SUGGESTED DONATION: $1.00
Led by Jacki Gethner, a trained instructor.

FITNESS FOR BODY & MIND

Mindful Meditation
Mondays, 1:00–2:00pm • FREE
Transform your relationship to stress, pain, and illness. Mindful Meditation has been transforming lives for 2,500 years. This is an introductory class.

Weekly Walking Group
Wednesdays, meet at 10:00 in HSC lobby

Meet in HSC Lobby • FREE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 503-288-8303
Join Estelle Winicki each Wednesday in the Hollywood
Senior Center lobby for an hour-long walk that will keep (or
get!) you in shape. Meet other HSC participants and have
fun as you explore neighborhoods in NE Portland.

PING PONG AND TAI CHI TOGETHER
Seniors in Motion: Chi-Pong
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm • FREE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 503-288-8303
Have fun, laugh, and get healthy! Table tennis and Tai Chi
harmonize together in Chi-Pong! Competitive table tennis
player and comedian Ric Mancuso, owner of Serve with
Return, will share his expertise in ping pong and incorporate
various wellness modalities, such as core strengthening,
stretching techniques, and heart health—and he’ll throw in
a few jokes too!

Trager Mentastics with Mercedes Gonzalez
1st & 4th Mondays 12:15–1:15pm
COST: $5.00/class to instructor
The “Trager Approach” is a way of being that promotes what
feels good! How easy can I move? Come and experience…
Lighter Freer, Softer, Looser.

MONDAY MORNINGS & FRIDAY AFTERNOONS!
Zumba Gold
Mondays 9:00–10:00am
Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm
FREE: Drop-ins welcome
Love to dance and have fun? Long-time Zumba Gold
instructor Debbie Karavias gets participants dancing to the
beat of Latin-inspired and world music tunes while sneaking
in both low and high intensity moves. All levels welcome.

Gentle Yoga
Mondays, 10:00–11:00am • FREE
Donations greatly appreciated.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 503-288-8303
Together we find a grounded sense of strength and support
to facilitate easeful movement both on and o the mat.
Beginners welcome. Students need to be comfortable
getting down on the floor. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Chair Yoga
Mondays, 2:00–3:00pm (No class January 20.)
Thursdays, 9:00–10:00am
SUGGESTED DONATION: $1.00 to HSC
Designed for individuals 55 and up, this class features
individual instruction and works to improve balance and
breathing.

Meals on Wheels People Lunch Program

The Hollywood Senior Center serves hot nutritious lunches provided by Loaves & Fishes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Diners have a choice of the daily entrée, as well as fresh salads and desserts. Meals are available to anyone age 60 and older. Suggested donation but any amount is appreciated.  Menu is available at the Center.

Acupuncture Clinic

Hollywood Center: Mondays, 8:15 a.m. – Noon, $10 per visit. Appointments required.

Foot Care Clinic

Hollywood Center: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. $45 per visit; $60 for home visit by registered nurse. Appointments required.