Our senior program is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for seniors in our community. We offer a variety of programs and activities that promote socialization, physical activity, and education on important health topics. Our wellness center features senior-friendly exercise equipment and health programs focused on topics such as diabetes, heart health, nutrition, and balance. In addition to these health-related programs, we also offer a wide range of social events and activities, including card playing, day trips, bingo, and musical programs. We partner with local businesses to bring in guest speakers who can provide valuable information on topics like senior safety and medicare. Our goal is to help seniors maintain their physical and mental well-being while fostering a sense of community and connection with others.
Our senior program hosts walking club, which is held every Tuesday at 9:30 AM transitioning outside to local parks in May. Walking is an important form of exercise for seniors, as it provides a low-impact cardiovascular workout that can help improve heart health, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility and balance. Regular walking can also help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure. In addition to its physical benefits, walking can also have a positive impact on mental health, reducing stress and anxiety and boosting mood and overall well-being. Our walking club is a great opportunity for seniors to socialize with others, and stay active in a fun and supportive environment. Whether you're an experienced walker or just starting out, we welcome you to join us for our walking club and experience the many benefits of this simple yet effective form of exercise.
Our senior program's weekly outings in the community are an important component of our mission to help seniors stay healthy. These outings provide opportunities for seniors to explore new places, try new activities, and socialize with others in a fun and engaging way. Research has shown that social engagement is a key factor in healthy aging, and our weekly outings are designed to help seniors stay connected to their community and build meaningful relationships with others. In addition to their social benefits, our outings also offer a range of physical and cognitive benefits. Whether it's a trip to a local museum or visiting the goats at Columbian Park, these activities provide opportunities for seniors to stay active, stimulate their minds, and enhance their overall well-being. We believe that staying healthy is about more than just physical fitness – it's about staying engaged, curious, and connected to the world around us.
Our senior program is proud to partner with Purdue Federal Credit Union to provide valuable financial education and support to our members. Staff members from the credit union regularly visit our center to help seniors navigate a wide range of financial issues, from budgeting and savings to retirement planning and investment strategies. These sessions provide a valuable opportunity for seniors to ask questions, get advice, and gain the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about their finances. We understand that financial management can be a complex and daunting task, especially for seniors who may be facing a range of financial challenges related to retirement, healthcare, and other issues. That's why we're grateful to have the support of Purdue Federal Credit Union, whose experienced staff members are dedicated to helping seniors achieve financial security and independence. By working together, we're able to provide our members with the resources and tools they need to navigate the complex world of personal finance and achieve their financial goals.
At Hanna, we understand the importance of fitness for seniors, which is why we offer a variety of fitness opportunities to help our members stay active and healthy. One of our valued partners is BoxFit, a local fitness organization that specializes in creating senior-friendly workout programs. BoxFit regularly visits our center to lead fitness classes that are tailored to the unique needs and abilities of seniors. These classes provide a fun and engaging way for our members to stay active, build strength and endurance, and improve their overall health and well-being. In addition to its physical benefits, regular exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression and boosting mood and cognitive function. We're proud to partner with BoxFit to provide our members with access to high-quality fitness programs that are designed to meet their specific needs and goals. By promoting senior fitness and wellness, we're helping our members stay healthy, active, and engaged in the community for years to come.
We provide a variety of facilities and activities that foster social interaction and community building, creating a welcoming and inclusive space where seniors can connect with others, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships. Our community meals are a key element of our program, providing opportunities for members to gather and enjoy a nutritious meal in a supportive and welcoming environment. In addition, we offer morning coffee, billiards, movie days, and book club, all designed to help seniors connect with others and build social connections. Research shows that social engagement is essential to healthy aging, and we are committed to providing our members with the resources and opportunities they need to stay connected and engaged in the community. By promoting social engagement and community building, we're helping our members lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
We're committed to providing our members with the resources they need to stay active, healthy, and independent. One of the key ways we promote wellness is through our senior-friendly gym equipment, which is available for use by our members for a low annual fee of $20. Our gym is equipped with state-of-the-art machines that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, allowing them to exercise safely and comfortably in a supportive and welcoming environment. Whether our members are looking to build strength, improve balance, or enhance their cardiovascular health, our gym equipment provides a range of options to help them achieve their fitness goals. We believe that by promoting wellness and physical fitness, we're helping our members maintain their independence, improve their quality of life, and reduce their risk of chronic health conditions. By offering access to senior-friendly gym equipment at an affordable price, we're making it easier for our members to prioritize their health and wellness and enjoy all the benefits that come with an active and healthy lifestyle.