Wilsonville Parks & Recreation in January 2020. Winter registration begins now.

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Parks and Recreation Registration Now Open!

Registration for the Winter and Spring session of classes and programs is now open.  Classes will begin the first part of January and many programs do fill to capacity so if you are interested, early registration is encouraged!  Activities for all ages can be viewed and registered for online at www.WilsonvilleParksandRec.com or stop by the Community Center to pick up an Activity Guide and register while you are there.

Program Spotlight: Slow Beginner Yoga

A slow-paced beginner’s yoga class that will benefit those with seasoned bodies or anyone new to yoga. This class is designed to strengthen the body gradually with an emphasis on conscious breathing, alignment and relaxation. Yoga postures (asanas) and other movement forms will be introduced with an emphasis on moving to feel better. The use of props is offered to ensure that the benefits of yoga are available for those with varying degrees of strength and flexibility. This class is a prerequisite for Hatha Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat. All other props are provided.  The class meets on Tuesday, January 7 thru February 25from 8:30 – 9:30 am at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Cost for the class is $55.

Weight Loss Support Group

Have you ever felt you needed motivation, encouragement and quality education about losing weight? The goal of this group is to build a community around helping people navigate their path towards becoming healthier by losing weight and increasing physical activity in their lives. If you have tried to lose weight, you know the challenge is staying on track. Many weight loss programs can work, but what’s crucial is commitment, support and accountability. Group members will be able to rely on each other to help with inspiration and the belief they can sustain motivation and be successful.  For more information, contact Brad at 503-570-1522 or email at moore@ci.wilsonville.or.us. Brad Moore is ACSM CPT, NBC-HWC certified, a Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and will facilitate this group.  The group meets on Mondays from 12:30 – 1:15 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  There is no charge.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Are you living with or caring for someone who has dementia? Are you looking for answers regarding how best to care for them and for yourself?  Does the future feel uncertain, not knowing what it will take to care for your loved one (and yourself), physically, medically, emotionally and financially? Please join Scott Lichtenstein, dementia specialist and group facilitator for, lively discussion, dementia care information and resources, caregiver training and more.  The group will meet the first Monday of each month from 10:30 am – noon at the Wilsonville Community Center. Please call Sadie Wallenberg at 503-570-1526 for more information and to register for this group.

Indoor Walk and Fit

Come out of the cold, wet weather and enjoy a warm place to get some exercise.  In addition to having a walking course set up there will be an area for stretching and a few strength building exercises.  This drop-in program will take place on Mondays and Fridays through March 20 from 1:30-2:30pm at the Community Center.  There is no charge for participation.

Program Spotlight: Beginner Tai Chi

Curious about Tai Chi? This class introduces a simplified Tai Chi form that targets a range of benefits including: balance, flexibility, improving core strength and improving memory. An additional bonus is having fun with others while discovering the joy of mindful movement.The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, January 14 thru February 27 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Wilsonville Community Center.  Cost for the class is $65.

AARP Tax Assistance

Appointments will start being taken on January 2 for free AARP Income Tax assistance at the Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Admin Office. Income tax preparation and electronic filing for both 2019 Federal and State Returns will be provided with the joint help of the IRS and AARP Tax-Aide Program. This free service is provided by trained and certified IRS-AARP Tax Aid Volunteers. Call 503-682-3727 to schedule an appointment.Appointments available on Thursday, February 6 thru April 9 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Source:  B. Stevenson. 1.8.2020

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