Older Americans Month

Each year in May, we commemorate Older Americans Month to encourage and recognize the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities. Their knowledge, experiences, and talents enrich the lives of those around them. This year’s theme, "Communities of Strength," recognizes the important role older adults play in fostering the connection and engagement that build strong, resilient communities.

Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This May, we will celebrate the strength of older adults in our Village, with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.

There are many things we all can do to nurture our seniors, reinforce their strengths, and help them continue to thrive. Connecting with others is one of the most important—it plays a vital role in our health and well-being, and in that of our communities. From finding joy in small things and sharing our stories, to looking at the big picture and giving to others, join us in promoting the ways we are connected and strong.

Celebrate With Us

We invite everyone to celebrate Older Americans Month and build “Communities of Strength” this May.

Share and Connect with Older Adults in Our Community

  • Reach out to neighbors: Even if you can’t get together in person right now, you can still connect with your senior neighbors. Leave a small gift on their doorstep, offer to help with outdoor chores, or deliver a home-cooked meal.
  • Volunteer an hour of your time: There are many seniors in your community who could use an hour of your time. Visit the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast's website to learn about volunteer opportunities. Find volunteer opportunities at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
  • Encourage any seniors you may know to share their stories with the people they live with, in writing, in pictures, or by phone or video call.

Don’t forget to share your #OlderAmericansMonth plans and stories on social media.

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Senior Events Happening this Month in Wellington

Below is an at-a-glance list of Senior classes and program offerings this Month. Available programs will vary based on season and registration period. 

Please check the online recreation program catalog for the current list of programs open for registration.

Zumba

Latin-inspired aerobic dance fitness program. Enjoy fun and fitness while you burn calories to great music. No dance experience necessary.

Every Monday 

10 AM on Zoom and in-person


Senior Aerobics

Move, stretch, and strengthen with light weights and upbeat music

Every Tuesday

10 AM on Zoom and in-person


Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class with lower intensity. This easy-to-follow class will focus on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Every Tuesday

12 PM on Zoom and in-person


Yoga

Get energized while building strength and flexibility! These classes link breath and movement while keeping you present as you move gracefully in and out of poses.

Every Tuesday

6 PM on Zoom and in-person


Zumba Toning

A Zumba class with added resistance by using Zumba toning sticks or light weights. No more than 2 pounds. Focuses on toning our target zones including arms, core, and lower body. For optimal results, weights are encouraged but optional.

Every Wednesday

11:30 AM on Zoom and in-person


Bingo

Every Wednesday except May 19, 2021.

An event will occur on May 21, 2021, in celebration of Older Americans Month. There will be snacks and treats provided. 

10:00 am on Zoom and in-person 


FREE Chair Yoga sponsored by Dedicated Senior Medical Center

Chair Yoga is a more gentle form of yoga, taking you through a series of poses that can be accomplished with the use of a chair, while seated or standing. This class is ideal for those with limited mobility or range of motion, who may not be able to fully participate in traditional yoga classes with mats.

Select Wednesdays

1 PM on Zoom and in-person


Balance, Core & More

Develop better balance with a variety of exercises and movements to strengthen your core, arms, chest, shoulders and legs.

Every Thursday

10 AM on Zoom and in-person


Pilates

Pilates awakens the core, builds power and strength, increases flexibility, and cultivates balance.

Every Thursday

6 PM on Zoom and in-person


Free Zumba Gold Chair sponsored by Prominence Health

Enjoy a Zumba Gold class from your chair! Learn basic Latin rhythms and simple steps that increase strength and flexibility. No previous experience necessary. This class is great for anyone who may lack mobility due to physical limitations, injuries, RA, etc. 

Every Friday

10 AM on Zoom and in-person


Yogilates

Get energized while building strength and flexibility! These classes’ link breath and movement while keeping you present as you move gracefully in and out of poses.

Every Saturday

9 AM on Zoom and in-person