Whether you’re young or old, Central Corydon Community Centre offers a variety of activities and classes to help you shake off the winter blues.
"Working with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Seniors’ Resource Council has been amazing. We have put together wonderful programming that we feel meets the needs of some of the seniors living in our area ," said Abbie Bajon, operations manager at Central Corydon, which is the new name for the centre created by combining the resources of the old Crescentwood, Sir John Franklinand River Heights community clubs.
"The classes are designed to get people active both mentally and physically while ensuring they have a chance to connect with other people in the community."
The Japan Karate Association of Manitoba is now offering classes at Corydon sites in a new family format that allows parents to train with children. At a certain point, adult students are split off to enjoy more traditional karate while the children enjoy some fun.
"Our program is set up to be by the students and for the students. Our head instructor insists that we keep our prices affordable so the community can come out and benefit from our programs," said James James, senior instructor and director.
Instructor Michelle Senkiw teaches yoga and zumba multiple times a week at both the Crescentwood and River Heights sites.
"I love the energy and joy that I feel from the people in my class," she said. "The energy is contagious, people keep coming back and in return they reap the benefits of fitness. I love seeing people reach their goals!"
Michelle goes on to say that the class is open to everyone.
"People who attend my class are of all shapes and sizes, those who can’t dance and those who can, those who are flexible and those who want to be flexible, young and old, students and professionals, moms and daughters, group of friends having a girls night out and busy moms."
For older adults, there are a multitude of classes and activities to choose from including Yoga for 55+, bridge, adult lap skating, art classes and more.
"Last year we started offering free Wednesday for Seniors at the River Heights and it was well received," said Bajon. "Every week it changes — we might show a movie, have a guest speaker, do a lunch-and-learn, etc. Seniors love the program as they have a chance to socialize while remaining active."
For a full list of programs, visit www.corydoncc.com website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyne Braid is a community correspondent for Crescentwood. You can reach her at email@example.com