The Village of Wellington is offering a variety of programs for adults age 55 and older this month at the Wellington Community Center.
Premier Family Health & Wellness Center — On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at noon, Premier Family Health & Wellness Center will host an educational Lunch & Learn Seminar. The topic will be nutrition and will be presented by nutrition educator Bonnie Presti.
Good Samaritan Medical Center — On Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 11:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Medical Center will host another educational Lunch & Learn Seminar. The topic will be “Health & Vitality: 5 Steps to a Healthier You” presented by Dr. Leon Camilo Uribe.
Wellington Regional Medical Center — Dr. Michael Mikolajczak will make another presentation at the Wellington Community Center on Monday, Jan. 14 at noon. When debilitating pain and stiffness in the hip limits daily activities, a total hip replacement may be needed. The most frequent cause of discomfort and chronic hip pain is arthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that 1 in 5 people in the United States has some form of arthritis. Two thirds of the people who have been diagnosed with arthritis are under the age of 65. When medication, physical therapy and other methods of treatment no longer relieve pain, total hip replacement may be recommended. Mikolajczak will discuss the Anterior Approach to total hip replacement as an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery.
AARP Driver Safety — A driving safety course will be offered Thursday, Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members and must be paid by check to the instructor on the day of the class.
Bingo — Bingo is held the second Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 11:45 a.m., lunch begins at noon, and bingo kicks off at 1 p.m. The cost to play is $3. Add a boxed lunch for an additional $5. To guarantee a lunch, participants must pre-order.
Wii Games — Video games aren’t just for kids! Come see why they are so popular and get your daily exercise at the same time with a free Wii class Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. Wii classes take place on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Tap Dancing — Put on your dancing shoes and tap to the beat. Adult tap dance classes take place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The cost is $87 per resident and $109 per nonresident.
Ageless Belly Dancing — It is time to get moving in 2013. Join Sylvia “Zahara” Harmon in this belly dancing class perfect for the young or young at heart. Learn basic movements and choreography. The class takes place Mondays at 11 a.m. The cost is $30 per resident and $38 per non-resident.
Senior Aerobics — Stay in shape with Lynn Spoor’s Senior Aerobics classes, offered monthly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $40 per month for Wellington residents and $50 for non-residents.
Needlecraft — If you like to get crafty, join Iris Goldson every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to learn new needlecraft techniques. This class is free and all skill levels are welcome.
The Wellington Community Center is located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. Pre-registration is required at least 48 hours prior to all activities.