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Classes and Activities

The Orange Senior Center offers a variety of on-going and unique programs and activities. Classes fill quickly and are subject to change and cancellation, so please call the center to register and get specific program information. All programs and activities require pre-registration unless listed as drop-in.
 
Discovery Classes

BEGINNING A FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT 
Tracing your family history is a fun and compelling project! Learn about the resources available to you from the Western Reserve Historical Society, and find out how to research and add valuable information to your family tree.
No. 18SSR305 • Thursday 5/10 (1 session) • 2:00-3:00pm $10/Resident/OSC member $12/nonresident 

NORMAL AGING VS. DEMENTIA
Ever wonder how to tell the difference if you or someone you love are exhibiting the normal signs of aging or if some form of dementia is evident? This discussion will cover what the normal signs of aging are and how we all may at times exhibit what feels like dementia to us but is really a very normal part of the aging process. The presentation will also cover when some of these signs may indicate a problem. Sponsored by Arden Courts Memory Care Community
No. 18SSR511 • Thursday 5/31 (1 session) • 2:00-3:00pm $5/Resident/OSC member/Nonresident 

MEMOIR WRITING
This class will help you find the meaningful stories of your life as you write about personal experiences and family history. You’ll receive feedback from your peers and learn how to build on your strengths as you begin to shape raw material into memoir. Appropriate for all levels of writers. No. 18XSR304A • Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 (4 sessions) 1:00- 2:30pm • $58/resident/OSC member, $63/non-resident DROP-IN BRIDGE Practice your bridge skills in a non-competitive setting. No reservations required. $1 donation per player.
No. 18SR180A • Mondays 4/6-5/25 (except 4/20, 5/18) 9:30am-12:30pm
No. 18SR180B - Fridays 4/4—6/29 (exc. 5/18), 12:30pm—3:30pm

Fitness and Wellness

New!
YOGA ON THE PATIO
Join us every other week for a gentle morning yoga experience. Beginner-friendly environment! Please pre-register!
No. 18XSR550 • Thursdays 6/14, 6/28 9:00-10:00am • $10 per session/resident/OSC Member/NonResident 

New!
HOW TO GET YOUR ENERGY BACK!
Dr. John St. John and Dr. Brittany Kahle from the Chagrin Natural Health Clinic will share ways you can improve your energy and stamina. They’ll share the proper diet to stabilize blood sugar and mood, how to prevent hitting the afternoon “wall,” why we crave carbs and sugars, and some tips to stop the cravings in their tracks. Simple exercises to improve posture and reduce shoulder tension and stress will also be demonstrated. In addition, they’ll share delicious and healthy food recommendations and recipes. 
No. 18XSR606 • Wednesday 6/27 (1 session) 10:00-11:30am • Free/OSC members, $5/resident, non-resident 

SCHEDULE AN INDIVIDUAL REIKI SESSION
Reiki is typically done in a quiet setting, sometimes with relaxing music, with the client fully clothed. Reiki can be administered with a light touch or with no touch if that is preferred. Even with a short session, people often report feeling relaxed and having lessened pain or confusion for several hours. A Reiki practitioner will visit our campus every third Tuesday, available for 15-minute individual sessions. 
No. 18SR114 • Third Tuesday 5/15, 6/19 • 15-minute private session of Reiki scheduled between the hours of 12:30-2:30pm. $25/session. Please call the OSC to schedule appointment.

GENTLE YOGA – NO SPANDEX REQUIRED! 
A classic hatha yoga class in an accessible, supportive and beginner-friendly environment! This class emphasizes creating a solid foundation for yoga asana practice and establishing mindful awareness of the breath and body. No experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat; chairs are available for those who do not wish to be on the floor. Dress comfortably and come to have fun! Facilitator Lois Wiesbrook, RYT, MBA 
No. 18SSR135B • Tuesdays 5/1-5/22 (4 sessions) 3:00-4:00pm • $36/resident/• OSC member 41/non-resident 
No. 18XSR135A • Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 (4 sessions) 3:00-4:00pm • $36/resident/• OSC member $41/non-resident 

YOGA: CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU!
This is the Yoga class for every body. Never tried a yoga class? Balance or mobility concerns? Weekend warrior? Joint replacement or surgery? No problem!! This fun compassionate class is customized for all ages and all abilities. Standing, wall and chair postures are used to build strength, increase mobility and develop better balance. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Facilitator Lois Wiesbrook, RYT, MBA 
No. 18SSR24B • Tuesdays 5/1-5/22 (4 sessions) 4:30-5:30pm • $36/resident/OSC member $41/non-resident 
No. 18XSR124A • Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 (4 sessions) 4:30-5:30pm • $36/resident/OSC member $41/non-resident 

New!
BALANCE AND CHAIR YOGA
This class is designed to improve your balance and flexibility through mindful movement and adaptive exercises that can be done while seated or standing. Come as you are!
No. 18XSR176A • Friday 6/8-6/22 (3 sessions) 10:30-11:30am • $27/resident/OSC member $32/non-resident 

EXERCISE, FITNESS & DANCE DROP-IN YOGA
Purchase a drop-in card which can be used for any Yoga session. Cards do not have an expiration date. Increase your flexibility, strength and balance!
No. 18SR133 • $45 for five drop-in classes. 

DEEP RELAXATION / STRESS RELEASE
Come and explore the mind-body connection as you enter a deep state of relaxation in this half-hour class. You will be introduced to mindfulness and meditation techniques proven to release physical, mental and emotional stress. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. No experience necessary. Come as you are!
Facilitator Lois Wiesbrook, RYT, MBA
No. 18SSR126B • Tuesdays 5/1-5/22 (4 sessions) 5:45-6:15 pm
• $20/resident/OSC member $25/non-resident

ACUPRESSURE: JAPANESE STYLE - A SELF HELP CLASS
This class will introduce you to the beautiful art of Jin Shin Jyutsu,® an ancient Japanese form of gentle touch therapy applied with the hands and fingertips in successive patterns on the clothed body. You will learn some simple self-help techniques to calm your nervous system and enhance your natural self regulation energy flow. We will explore the 26 “Safety Energy Locks” and learn how to alleviate discomforts in the body such as headaches, anxiety, etc. Instructor Sandy Wiebusch, Licensed Massage Therapist. Sandy has studied Jin Shin Jyutsu® since 1998 and became certified as a self help instructor in 2002.
No. 18SSR123 • Mondays 5/7-5/21 (3 sessions) 2:30-4:30pm •
$40/resident/OSC member $45/non-resident Plus $5 supply fee paid to the instructor.

TAI CHI/QIGONG
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice of flowing, circular movements often called "Moving Meditation." It provides the basic structure of balance, strength and flexibility through focused deep breathing with attention to exact repetition of movement patterns. Many movements can be done either seated or standing. Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes. Instructor Sandy Wiebusch
No. 18XSR107A • Wednesdays 6/6-7/18 (except 7/4) (6
sessions) 2:00-3:00pm • $66/resident/OSC member $71 /nonresident

STRENGTH & STRETCH
Sitting and standing exercises are performed to increase strength, flexibility and relaxation using 1 lb to 4 lb handheld weights, balls and tubing. All exercises can be modified to each individual’s needs. Weights optional, balls/tubing provided. Instructor Cheryl Moone 
No. 18XSR103A • Mondays 6/4-7/9 (6 sessions) 10:15-11:15am • $54/resident/OSC member $59/non-resident 
No. 18XSR104A • Wednesdays 6/6-7/11 (5 sessions) (except 7/4) 10:15-11:15am • $45 /resident/OSC member $50 /nonresident

CARDIO & CORE
Intermediate level class emphasizes cardio conditioning using low impact, controlled moves. Instructor leads floor exercises to strengthen abdominal core and increase flexibility. Instructor Cheryl Moone has a BA in Health and Physical Education and is a Personal Fitness Trainer. 
No. 18XSR106A • Mondays 6/4-7/9 (6 sessions) 9:15-10:00am • $54/resident/OSC member $59/non-resident. 
No. 18XSR105A • Wednesdays 6/6-7/11 (except 7/4) (5 sessions) • 9:15-10:00am -$45/resident/OSC member $50 -/nonresident 

CARDIO & CORE CIRCUIT
An added twist to Cardio & Core, this intermediate to advanced level class is for those who are looking for a more intense workout. This class is done in circuit training style rotating cardio conditioning and strength training for a maximum workout. Instructor Cheryl Moone 
No. 18XSR108A • Fridays 6/8-7-13 (6 sessions) 9:15-10:00am • $54/resident/OSC member $59/non-resident

Arts & Crafts

New!
PAINT POURING TECHNIQUE
Paint pouring, the newest popular trending type of art! Learn how to create your own abstract painting on canvas. No experience necessary. No talent necessary. ANYONE can do this technique, so come join us. Lots of fun! No 18XSR324 • Monday 6/11 (1 session) 2:00-3:30 pm • $20/resident/OSC member $25/Nonresident plus $10 supply fee to instructor 

DRAWING & PAINTING STUDIO
Instructor helps students explore the fundamentals and techniques of both creative expressions. Students select their own projects and receive hands-on assistance and instruction. All skill levels welcome. Instructor Barbara Brastoff is a graduate of Cooper School of Art and has taught artists of all ages. No. 18XSR145A •Tuesdays 6/5-7/10 (6 sessions) 9:00- 11:30am • $54/resident/OSC member $59/non-resident 

New!
HANDMADE PAPER PROJECT
Make your own seed-infused paper that can be planted or turned into a garden project to keep for yourself or give as a gift. $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor. Facilitator Jaci Davis & Julie Rohrich No. 18SSR149B • Thursday 5/3-5/10 (2 sessions) 10:00- 11:30am $18/Resident/OSC member $23/non-resident 

New!
INTRO TO JEWELRY MAKING
This is a three-week series where you will learn a new technique for making your own jewelry designs. Take one, two, or all three classes! $2.00 supply fee payable to the instructor. Facilitator Jaci Davis 
Week one: Quick And Easy Earrings No. 18SSR154A • Friday 4/27 (1 session) 1:00-3:00pm • $20/Resident/OSC member $25/non-resident Week Two: QUICK AND EASY NECKLACE No. 18SSR154B • Friday 5/4 (1 session) 1:00-3:00pm • $20/ Resident/OSC member $25/non-resident Week Three: BEADED BRACELET No. 18SSR154C • Friday 5/11 (1 session) 1:00-3:00pm • $20/Resident/OSC member $25/non-resident 

New!
ONE STROKE PAINTING – SUMMER LANDSCAPES
Join us for this easy-to-learn painting technique. We’ll create quick and easy summer landscapes. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Instructor Jaci Davis No. 18XSR148A • Tuesdays 6/5-6/19 (3 sessions) 6:00- 7:30pm • $31/resident/OSC member $36/non-resident No. 18XSR148B • Thursdays 6/7-6/21 (3 sessions) 2:00- 3:30pm • $31/resident/OSC member $36/non-resident

DROP-IN KNITTING
Join a lively group of knitters as you work on projects of your choice. Our expert knitters will be there to provide guidance if needed.
No. 18SR901 • Tuesdays 5/1-6/26 10:30-12Noon •

New! 
POLYMER CLAY BASICS
In this class you will learn how to work with Polymer Clay, what tools and supplies you will need, creative techniques, and how to finish your clay project. No experience necessary. Instructor Jaci Davis No. 18XSR146 • Thursday 6/28-7/12 (3 sessions) 10:00am12noon • $39/resident/OSC member $44/non-resident plus $3 supply fee to instructor 

MAKE YOUR OWN GREETING CARDS
A handmade greeting card is more than a piece of paper. It is really a hug with a fold in the center. In our cardmaking class, you will learn many techniques such as rubber stamping, types of embossing, basic die cutting, and paper folding, to create unique greeting cards. Techniques will be taught based on the interests and skills of the group. You do not need to be an artist. Come to have fun creating cards for your friends and relatives! $10 material fee due to instructor. Instructor Kathleen Barr
No. 18SSR142B • Tuesdays 5/1-5/22 (4 sessions) 1:30-3:00pm • $19/resident/OSC member $24/non-resident
No. 18XSR142 • Tuesdays 6/5-6/26 (4 sessions) 1:30-3:00pm • $19/resident/OSC member $24/non-resident

Cards & Group Games

New!
BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT
Techniques for Declarer Play – Finesses; card combinations. Rules for opening (rule of 15, rule of 20, rule of 18); opening in 3rd seat and 4th seat and how to respond when your partner opens in 3rd or 4th seat. You will also get to request or suggest topics for the remaining three sessions. Instructor Sue Pisanelli
No. 18XSR182B • Thursdays 6/7-7/12 (6 sessions) • 10:00am12:00noon • $66/resident/OSC member $71/non-resident 

DROP-IN BRIDGE I 
Learn to play this great game in a non-competitive setting! A perfect class for new players and also for those who haven’t played in years and need a refresher course. Classes will cover the overall game, bidding, contracts, no-trump, transfers, scoring and more. Bridge is a game you can play forever so invite a friend and learn to play bridge now! Instructor Sue Pisanelli is a certified ACBL instructor and member of ABTA (American Bridge Teachers Association).
No. 18XSR130 • Thursdays 6/7-7/12 (6 sessions) 1:00- 3:00pm • $66/resident/OSC member $71/non-resident 

New!
MAHJONG FOR THE ADVANCED BEGINNER  
Do you want to expand your knowledge and get more practice? Then this class is for you! Topics include National Mahjong League rules, basic strategies for the beginner, and how to set up and plan with three players. This is a continuation of the Beginning Mahjong course and is open to anyone who knows the basics of Mahjong play. A 2018 National Mahjong League card is required and can be purchased from the instructor for $8. Bring a mahj set if you have one (not required). Instructor Valerie Behrens
No. 18XSR191 • Wednesdays 6/6-6/27 (4 sessions) 2:00- 3:30pm • $28/resident/OSC member, $33/non-resident.

DROP-IN MAHJONG
Join us for Monday Mahjong! All are welcome – you just need a basic knowledge of the fame. If your skills are rusty, playing with others will help bring you up to par. Bring your current year Mahjong card and come meet a group of people who love to play the game. $1 donation per player.
No. 18SR189 • Mondays 5/7- 6/25 (except 5/28) 12-3:00pm
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