The award-winning Florida Presbyterian Homes is proud to offer a broad range of wellness programs for older adults, open to both community members as well as residents of Florida Presbyterian Homes. Group classes are conveniently located in the McArthur Center as well as other locations/rooms on campus to accommodate residents in all areas of living. Classes are taught by certified instructors in their field of specialty.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
These fun classes – designed for seniors – will keep you active and moving, while helping improve strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. Call for dates and times!
AQUAFIT — AquaFit classes are held at Munn pool, where the pool water temperature is maintained at 87 degrees year-round. AquaFit helps to improve cardio (small segment), strength, range of motion and flexibility. Residents use pool buoys, pool noodles, water gloves and water ankle weights. This is a fun – and beneficial – class for a variety of reasons. “The benefits to exercising in warm water include: reduced muscle tension, decreased pain, decreased muscle spasms, increased muscle strength and endurance, reduced gravitational forces, improved balance, increased circulation, improved body awareness and trunk stability.” Source: Bates, Andrea and Hanson, Norm. (1996) Aquatic Exercise Therapy. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company.
LINE DANCING — This fun class keeps you active and moving! Participants line up in a row without partners and follow a choreographed pattern of steps to music. New for 2021: Line dancing is offered Wednesdays at 2:30pm in McArthur Center on the North side of campus.
SITTERCISE 2 — A chair-based exercise class that utilizes hand weights, Therabands and small balls. Sittercise also helps to improve flexibility, strength and range of motion.
SUPER SENIORS TUESDAY — This class works on balance and core while seated on a large stability ball. Range of motion and strength exercises are also included using hand weights and stretch bands.
SUPER SENIORS THURSDAY — The class utilizes hand weights, stretch bands and small therapy balls to work on range of motion, strength, balance, and flexibility for both the upper and lower body. Class format is both seated and standing.
SUPER SENIORS MONDAY/FRIDAY — New for 2021, this class meets Mondays & Fridays at 1:15pm in McArthur Center on the North side of campus. Class format is both seated and standing.
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS — This enjoyable class is easy and safe for older adults with arthritis. Tai Chi has been proven to help relieve pain and improve balance – both mentally and physically. You’ll improve your posture and feel relaxed and revitalized afterwards!
TAI CHI FOR MEMORY — Similar to the Tai Chi class mentioned above, this mind-body program is designed to help improve muscle strength and flexibility, as well as memory. The movements are taught in four blocks using step-by-step instructions at a slow pace. Both Tai Chi programs have been developed by Dr. Paul Lam.
WELLNESS EXERCISE — New for 2021, this class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 pm in the game room on the South side of campus. Class sizes are kept small with less than 10 people, all distancing 6 feet away from one another. Attendees must wear a mask in class and hand sanitizer is provided before and after class.
WII BOWLING — There are several Wii Bowling teams on the FPH campus. Players compete in the National Senior League, a competitive national Wii Bowling league. Wii bowlers practice several times a week with league competitions in the spring and fall.
YOGA — Experts from the well-known Satya Life program join us on campus to offer a unique chair yoga class that benefits your balance, strength and flexibility. You can participate in a sitting or standing position of your preference.
BETTER LIVING WORKSHOPS
Join us for a series of classes led by trained facilitators who provide information that will improve your quality of life. Call our Wellness Director for dates and times, and to enroll.
A MATTER OF BALANCE — An evidenced-based program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
- View falls as controllable
- Set goals for increasing activity
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home
- Exercise to increase strength and balance
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT — A six-week class – offered in conjunction with the Senior Connection Center – addresses self- management skills for those with arthritis, diabetes, lung disease and heart disease.
For more information about our Group Exercise Classes or Better Living Workshops, contact:
Alison Kennedy Hand, MS – Wellness Director – at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (863) 577-6022.