Full Life Arts and Wellness

Older adults can try new activities, get healthier, learn new things, and get more creative, all while engaging with peers and building new friendships! Full Life Arts & Wellness Programs are made possible through support from the River Valley Health Foundation.

Registration for Winter 2023 classes opens Wednesday, November 23.

Full Life Arts and Wellness Classes Winter 2023

Full Life Arts & Wellness: Sampler
Designed specifically for older adults, this sampler class allows you the opportunity to try a variety of new activities! Get healthier, wiser, and more creative, all while engaging with peers and building new friendships. Workshop activities include: strength & balance, improv theater, paint & sip, ceramics, cardio drumming, wellness education for older adults, and chair yoga. Sponsored by the River Valley Health Foundation. Transportation and/or financial assistance may be available by application on an as-needed basis. (Limit 12)

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Ages: 65+
Meets: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30 am
Begins: Wed., Jan. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor: Nikki Harder
Location: Stifel Fine Arts Center

$95/$85OI members

Full Life Arts & Wellness: Home Crafts
Step by step instruction making crafts for your home or for others! No paper plate masks (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but projects you’ll enjoy having in your home. A new project will be offered each week, including a stuffed snowman, mosaic trays, paper flowers, tile coasters, and more! (Limit 12)

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Ages: 65+
Meets: Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm
Begins: Wed., Jan. 11
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor: Nikki Harder
Location: Stifel Fine Arts Center

$95/$85 OI members

Full Life Arts & Wellness: Cardio Drumming
All fitness levels are invited to participate in this fun exercise that combines a variety of movements with the power of the drum! Strengthen your heart and lungs, burn some calories, and decrease your stress, and have some fun! Wear comfortable clothing/shoes that allow movement, and please bring water and a towel. Held at School of Dance.

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Ages: 65+
Meets: Fridays, 10-11:00am
Begins: Fri. Jan. 13
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Nikki Harder
Location: School of Dance

$95/$85 OI members

Full Life Arts & Wellness: Strength & Balance
Increase your upper and lower body strength, improve your balance, and reduce your risk for falls in this class specifically designed for older adults. You’ll learn evidence-based exercises, how to monitor your progress, and ways to continue to improve your health at home. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water with you! Held at School of Dance.

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Ages: 65+
Meets: Tuesdays, 10-11:00am
Begins: Tues., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Nikki Harder
Location: School of Dance

$95/$85 OI members

Full Life Arts & Wellness: Chair Yoga
Gentle yoga movement for beginners, done with the support of a chair. Participants can experience the many benefits of yoga, such as increased mobility, strength, and balance without having to get up and down from the floor. Taught by a certified chair yoga instructor, no yoga mat required. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and bring some water along. Held at Stifel Fine Arts Center.

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Ages: 65+
Meets: Mondays, 1-2pm
Begins: Mon., Jan. 9
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Mollie Small
Location: Stifel Fine Arts Center

$95/$85 OI members

Walk with Ease
Walk With Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. This program was specifically developed for adults with arthritis who want to be more physically active, but is also appropriate for people without arthritis who want to get more active. Evidence-based outcomes include decreased pain, increased strength, increased balance, and increased self-efficacy. The only prerequisite is the ability to be on your feet for at least 10 minutes without increased pain. The program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health. This is a hybrid program, with two in-person sessions and one self-guided session per week. Held at WesBanco Arena.

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Ages: All Ages
Meets: Twice a week, Tuesdays & Fridays, 12-1pm
Begins: Tues., Jan. 10
Duration: 8 weeks
Instructor(s): Nikki Harder
Location: WesBanco Arena

$95/$85 OI members