Healthy Living

Healthy Living - December 2018


Blood Pressure Checks  -  

 Not being done!!  We still have yet to hear from Annie of Caring Hearts who did not show up in July or August so we are guessing she has decided not to come back in??  Once we find another source, we will put it back on the schedule but until then it will not be done.  Sorry about that folks!  We were just as clueless as you were!!

 Yoga Benefits for Seniors

     Are you looking to maintain or even improve your quality of life?  Consider joining our vibrant yoga community on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for a 60 minute practice, and watch the benefits accrue.

  • Yoga Improves Respiration
  • Breathing is the foundation vitality.  We regularly practice breathing exercises to improve concentration, reduce stress and increase respiratory function
  • Yoga Improves Flexibility and Joint Health
  • Our movements are low impact, toning muscles that support our joints while at the same time increasing your range of motion
  • Yoga Improves Balance, Stability & Muscular Strength
  • We focus on both balance and stability -  reducing the likelihood of falls.  By increasing muscular strength and the body's stability, a yoga practice can help reduce recovery time in case a fall occurs
  • Yoga Reduces Anxiety
  • We strive for a peaceful mind throughout our practice.  An added bonus: reducing anxiety reduces inflammation in the body
  • Yoga Reduces High Blood Pressure
  • Recent studies prove yoga lowers the underlying causes of high blood pressure, which is a strong risk factor for heart attacks
  • Yoga Improves Bone Health
  • Yoga is a weight bearing exercise, so regular practice slows bone thinning and reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Yoga Improves Mindfulness
  • Spend some time tuning into your body and focusing your mind

  • TUESDAYS at  9:15 am - with Lisa Weaver
  • WEDNESDAYS at 10:00 am with Lisa Weaver 
  • CHAIR  YOGA:  worried that if you sat on the floor you wouldn't be able to get back up again??  Have no fear--we can practice yoga in a chair!!  You will improve respiration, flexibility and joint health in just four sessions.  Yoga is about more than twisting like a pretzel - come in and find out how yoga can improve your quality of life. 
  •                 When:  Tuesdays
  •                 Time:  10:30 am 
  •                 Fee:  Free will donation for all Yoga classes (usually $5 or more is considered                                          adequate)

No prior yoga experience needed!             


      Just a short blurb about a drop-in facility you may not be aware of for the care of Stroke & Aphasia sufferers. The Aphasia Community Friendship Center is open on Fridays for those who suffer with either of these afflictions. It's located in the Health & Fitness Center at the Washtenaw Community College on Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor. For more information check out the information board in the hallway or go to their website:


 Miracle Ear

     Janis from Miracle Ear will be at the center on Monday, January 28, 2019.  No appointment is necessary; however, if you need a full hearing test we need prior notice so she can bring all her equipment.   She will be here from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

       Please call their office at 810-844-2490 if you need an appointment before they return on November  26th or if you have any questions that need answering quickly. 

  Calendar and Newsletter

Walking Group

      The Walk Group meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 am for about 1/2 hour and we meet in the parking lot on Merrill Rd. just across from the Senior Center.   Since we start right at 11:00  it is a good idea to get there a few minutes early so you don’t miss the group.  You do not have to stay with the group but we like to start off  together.  The faster walkers go fast and we hang with the slower paced  walkers.  Please make sure your doctor approves of your walking as we walk about 1  1/2 miles and PLEASE  PLEASE  wear proper walking shoes so you do not hurt your feet!  And  remember to  wear clothes  appropriate for the  weather  especially  as it gets warmer out.   Please remember we do NOT walk if it's too hot or rainy out!! 
See you out there!!   


       Join us as we learn more about Acupuncture!   Ron Hough will be here on a weekly basis for those wishing to have acupuncture done. Acupuncture is Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been around hundreds of years and can help improve your general health, help you sleep better, increase energy, relieve stress and feel good naturally with lifelong effects.

      Ron Hough is a Licensed Acupuncturist and earned his degree from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA.

When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 12:00
Fee: $15 per session
Wear comfortable clothes (with elbows & knees accessible) & eat an hour before coming

St. Paul Lutheran - Daisy's Pantry

     When/Where:  Wednesdays - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7701 East M-36,                Hamburg

     St. Paul Lutheran Church sponsors a pantry for anyone who has emergency needs. Their Daisy Pantry will supply food for those in need. There are no questions asked or appointment needed, just show up. If you have any questions, call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 810-231-1033.

Gleaners Produce

      Gleaners has received a grant from the State of Michigan to provide fresh produce to our seniors. What that means to you is this: on the 3rd Thursday of the month Senior Nutrition will deliver a batch of fresh produce and will be available to you to take home. It could be apples and grapefruit or it could be potatoes and onions, just depends on what they were able to get that month. And we will not know what they're getting until it arrives here at the center.......just so I don't get a bunch of questions on what is coming in!! :) And yes, this is at no cost to you. Enjoy!!

Produce Cart

    You may have noticed a new item in the dining room.....................a produce cart.  Say whaaaaat??   Yep.       A produce cart.

     We received a produce cart from the Livingston County Hunger Council who was awarded monies to help low income and vulnerable populations, such as seniors, have access to healthy food products such as fruits and vegetables.  They plan to continue supplying the produce cart with fruits and vegetables from Gleaner weekly produce distributions or from the Hunger Councils local community garden network.  At this writing, we have only received the initial produce they brought with the cart but I do expect to see more, I just do not know when!  In the meantime, I have put tomatoes and cukes out from our gardens and several of you have brought in produce from your own gardens.  Enjoy!!

Hamburg Senior Community Center

10407 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139 USA

Phone: 1.810.231.1000 Ext. 225
Direct Dial: 1.810.222.1140

Fax: 1.810.231.3877


Updated December 5, 2018