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Senior Life Services
700 Thompson Street 
Homer, Georgia 30547

(706) 677-3275
(706) 677-3027 (fax)
Email 

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 2:00pm















SO MUCH TO DO!
Wellness activities
Games
Socializing
Health Screenings
Shopping
Day Trips
Puzzles
Card Games
Embroidery
Crocheting
Lots of Events
Health & Nutrition Education
Stretch & Tone
Foot Care
Walking Program
Computer Classes
Line Dancing
Brain Fitness

 
 
Senior Life Services - Activities


About Our Program:
Our recreational programs are in place to  enrich the lives and overall well-being of Seniors throughout our community.   Some of the activities offered include:
Games
Socializing
Health Screenings
Shopping
Day Trips
Puzzles
Walking Program
Computer Classes
Line Dancing
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Embroidery
Crocheting
Lots of Events
Health & Nutrition Education
Stretch & Tone
Foot Care
 

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Services:
Activities Calendar: 
The Senior Center had a lot of fun St. Patrick's Day activities last month.  Click here to print out this month's calendar.
 
 This Month's Outings
Watch this space to see more about April and May activities!
 
 Photos of Our Fun!
Click here for photos of some of our recent activities.
 Fitness Tips   

Walk Your Way To Health

A walking program is simple to start. All you need are comfortable clothes and shoes. Layer loose clothing, keeping in mind that exercise elevates the body's temperature. Shoes specifically designed for walking are best. Look for these eight features when purchasing walking shoes:
  • Uppers of a high quality, breathable materials, such as leather.
  • Comfortable padded heel collar.
  • Substantial arch supports.
  • Entire sole should be designed to absorb shock.
  • A rocker profile sole enhances a smooth heel-to-toe motion.
  • Firm heel counter (that cups the heel) to provide stability for the entire foot and leg.
  • Heel should be held in shoe, well cushioned and supported, somewhat higher than rest of the foot.
  • The toe box should allow ample room and toes should not be tight against any part of the shoe.

Every workout should begin with a gently active warm-up and a few simple stretches. Although walking primarily works the major muscles of the legs, don't forget to stretch your back, shoulders, and arms. This will help loosen up any tension you may have and make your walk more enjoyable as well as more effective.

Walking is one fitness activity that allows you numerous options. Once you have reached a point at which you can walk a few miles with relative ease, you can start to vary the intensity. At this stage, you might want to evaluate your aerobic or cardiorespiratory fitness level by walking one mile as fast as you can.
 

 
FITNESS TIPS: (Click to Expand)
Walk Your Way To Health

A walking program is simple to start. All you need are comfortable clothes and shoes. Layer loose clothing, keeping in mind that exercise elevates the body's temperature. Shoes specifically designed for walking are best. Look for these eight features when purchasing walking shoes:

Uppers of a high quality, breathable materials, such as leather.
Comfortable padded heel collar.
Firm heel counter (that cups the heel) to provide stability for the entire foot and leg.
Heel should be held in shoe, well cushioned and supported, somewhat higher than rest of the foot.
Entire sole should be designed to absorb shock.
Substantial arch supports.
A rocker profile sole enhances a smooth heel-to-toe motion.
The toe box should allow ample room and toes should not be tight against any part of the shoe.

Every workout should begin with a gently active warm-up and a few simple stretches. Although walking primarily works the major muscles of the legs, don't forget to stretch your back, shoulders, and arms. This will help loosen up any tension you may have and make your walk more enjoyable as well as more effective.

Walking is one fitness activity that allows you numerous options. Once you have reached a point at which you can walk a few miles with relative ease, you can start to vary the intensity. At this stage, you might want to evaluate your aerobic or cardiorespiratory fitness level by walking one mile as fast as you can.
NUTRITION TIPS: (Click to Expand)
NUTRITION TIPS
Healthy eating over 50: Feeding the body, mind and soul

Remember the old adage, you are what you eat? Make it your motto. When you choose a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins you’ll feel vibrant and healthy, inside and out.

Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition keeps muscles, bones, organs, and other body parts strong for the long haul. Eating vitamin-rich food boosts immunity and fights illness-causing toxins. A proper diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, cancer, and anemia. Also, eating sensibly means consuming fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods, keeping weight in check.
Sharpen the mind – Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of brightly colored fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Feel better – Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a self-esteem boost. It’s all connected—when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out.



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