Senior Wellness Events

Senior Driving Program

55 Alive is AARP's mature driver education course that helps older drivers improve their skills to avoid traffic crashes and violations. This two-day "refresher" class helps mature drivers brush up on their driving-related knowledge as well as increase their awareness of defensive-driving techniques. South Carolina residents age 55 or older who complete the course may receive a discounted rate on their automobile insurance.

Facilitator: Vinnie Jones, Certified AARP Instructor
Dates: September 13
Registration: Required
Fee: $14, payable to AARP at the first class; $2 discount offered with proof of AARP membership

The Breakfast Club

Sponsored by Aiken Regional Medical Centers and the Lower Savannah Council of Governments, the Breakfast Club is designed to promote a healthy lifestyle. Each month, a breakfast and seminar program dedicated exclusively to seniors addresses a different healthcare or wellness topic. Meetings are held the second Friday of each month.
Complimentary breakfast is included.

What to Expect if You Need a Cardiac Catheterization

Speaker: Todd Franke, Director of ARMC’s Cardiovascular Services
Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: USCA – Business Conference Center, Rm. 116

Todd Franke, Director of ARMC’s Cardiovascular Services, will help us understand what goes on in the Cath Lab.

The Colonoscopy – What We Need to Know

Speaker: Ayaz Chaudhary, MD
Date: Friday, March 14
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: USCA – Business Conference Center, Rm. 116

Dr. Ayaz Chaudhary helps us prepare for what we need to know before having a colonoscopy.


Fitness and Fun

In partnership with the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism, ARMC's Senior Wellness program will offer the following programs. Registration is required. For more information, call the Weeks Center at 803-642-7631.

9 games are played, with up to 2 winners per game!
Tuesdays 9 – 10 a.m. Room 4
$1 for 2 cards; $2 for 4 cards; $3 for 6 cards  

Gentle mind/body workout to strengthen and tone your body, as well as improve balance and flexibility.
Yoga I: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Yoga II: Friday 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
10 Tickets/$35
Tickets may be used at any time.

Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.

Aerobic weight lifting, core strengthening and aerobic resistance training.
Mondays and Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Rooms 6 and 7
$3 per class or 8 tickets  

Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase strength and range of movement, as well as to improve daily living skills.
Mondays, Wednesdays 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 11:15 a.m. – noon
Room 6 and 7
This is a seated exercise class
10 Tickets/$26 Tickets may be used at any time.

Yoga stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses.
Used to increase flexibility, balance, & range of movement.
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. – noon

Low impact, moderate-paced fitness exercises (aerobics, light weight resistance and floor activities).
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10 – 11 a.m.
12 Tickets/$30
Tickets may be used at any time.

Learn line dances to country, jazz, big band, and modern music.
Tuesdays 10 – 11 a.m. 10
Tickets may be used at any time.

Wednesdays 7 – 8 p.m.
Contact the Weeks Center for dates.

Instructor will teach beginner and advance steps. Partners are required.
Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Four-week class for puppies 10 to 20 weeks old. Designed to provide owners information on how to handle a new puppy. Puppies are taught basic commands and a variety of skills.
Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For dogs five months or older. Dog will learn basic commands: sit, come, down, stay, wait, stand, etc.
Tuesdays 7 – 8 p.m. Rooms 1 & 2
Fee: $65

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