Expanding Your Horizons

Hello Young at Heart Friends and Family;

I hope everyone had a safe and healthy holiday weekend. September-December we will be encouraging people to expand their horizons. Next week for example, we encourage you to try a new form of exercise, learn more about technology, or learn about cooking kale at our cooking class. October will bring a brand new set of horizons learning more about Grand Rapids, the Jewish Faith, and embracing Creation. Stay tuned…. 

Next week Chair Tai Chi resumes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:45.What is Tai Chi? It’s about strengthening our core and creating good balance throughout our body. 

We learn how to relax while discovering the benefits of total body movement; walk and move with more assurance; take control of your health and enjoy physical and mental well-being. See the attachment for more information. We encourage a $3.00 donation for each class. 

We will also be holding a Technology Drop In Session on Monday, September 12th from 1:00-2:00. You are welcome to come and ask your questions, listen to the questions/answers others ask. You may bring in your own devices or have time to practice on our “loaner devices.” If you have a specific question and wish to schedule an appointment call 616-913-4419 or email info@youngatheartgr.org and we will get you on the schedule. No cost.

KALE is the featured theme at our Cooking Class on Monday, September 12th at 11:30-1:00. The menu for the class: Autumn Grain Bowl with Kale, Tuscan Kale Soup (similar to Italian Wedding Soup, and Kale chips. Cost to participate is $5.00. RSVP by Friday, September 9th. Kale is very high in nutrients and very low in calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Here are two links to inspire you! https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-kale https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-kale 

LOOKING AHEAD: Later this Month

Monday, September 19th  at 12:30 begins our three-part series presented by Emmanuel Hospice. This month’s focus is Hospice Today. Hospice is about living life to the fullest, making lasting memories and using innovative therapies to improve the quality of life. 

See the attached flyer for more information. Lunch will be served at 12:00. Cost: $5.00. Menu: Beef Pepper Steak (gravy), Diced Carrots and Buttered Peas, with Dessert. Please RSVP for lunch. 

Monday, September 26th Brennen Kartes from Beltone is back for Hearing Tests. Call or email for your appointment time between 9:00-1:00. 


OCTOBER will be a VERY busy month, so I will be introducing you to the activities a little each week. I do not want to rush September, but I want to give you time to reflect and plan as you desire. 

  • We will be offering two Faith-based Series. One series is a collaborative event with Temple Emanuel, involving various dates and aspects of the Jewish Faith. It kicks off on Sunday, October 9th. Next week I will send a flyer.
  • The second Faith-based series is a six-part event starting Monday, October 3rd at 10:30-11:30, focused on the mystery and awesomeness of “Creation.” It combines song, video, prayer, art and discussion. Next week I will send a flyer.
  • October 3rd at 12:45-1:45 is also the kick off for a three-part series on Grand Rapids History. “A Legacy of Public Art: One Woman’s View.” will be presented by Gina Bivins, President of GR Historical Society. Flyer to be sent next week. 

Looking forward to meeting you and your friends and Family!


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