FREE Demonstration Day!!! Catholic Charities Disability Services is excited to begin offering community-based, adapted activities to persons of all abilities on a regular rotating schedule, based on interest. But before we set a schedule of activities, we will be offering a FREE Demonstration Day so you can get a feel for what types of activities we would like to offer.
Demo Day is FREE and open to persons of all abilities and ages. If you are under age 18, you must have a family member with you the entire time.
The following activities will be taught to you for 20 minutes each. This will give you an opportunity to see which of these you may enjoy – one or two or maybe all three! Please register soon for this fun-filled afternoon!
Adapted Jazzercise Adapted Jazzercise will be taught by Patty McGuire, a certified Jazzercise Instructor. She currently instructs a Jazzercise adapted class for the clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout Cuyahoga County at their Adult Activity Centers.
- She adapts each routine in an easy to understand format while making exercise enjoyable and fun for everyone.
- Jazzercise offers an exercise program set to music, with elements of dance moves. The class will begin with a warm up, aerobic routines with muscle toning, and a cool down.
- Jazzercise combines music and movement and not only are there physical benefits, but the pairing is helpful with cognition as well.
Tai Chi and Qigong Tai Chi and Qigong will be taught by Jeannie Koran, a certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor since 1998. She currently teaches at Euclid Hospital Rehabilitation Department, the CCBDD Adult Activities Centers, UCP Centers, and many Community, Recreational and Senior Centers throughout Northern Ohio.
Tai Chi and Qigong (TC & Q) are powerful health maintenance practices steeped in 2000+ years of body-mind wisdom. Practicing TC & Q provides you with an ingenious 2 -for-1 reward: you accumulate the benefits of both physical exercise and meditation within one form of movement. TC & Q is fun, relatively simple and gentle yet very powerful. Studies show the health benefits include: to increase relaxation, to balance blood pressure and cholesterol, to improve joint mobility, general balance, coordination, stamina, bone density, immunity, memory, focus, and sleep quality.
Music Enhancement will be taught by Lisa Ligus. Lisa is a board certified music therapist who works with adults with developmental disabilities and seniors throughout Cuyahoga County.
Lisa’s music enrichment class will offer an opportunity for people of all abilities to participate and utilize their strengths through singing, moving, listening and the playing of instruments.
January 28, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
OLA/St. Joseph Center
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