Mizell Health & Wellness Seminars and Health Checks
Blood Pressure Screenings
Blood pressure screenings are conducted on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday by Eisenhower Medical Center 10:00am – 12:00pm. Free to all members.
Live Healthy! Eisenhower Medical Center Lectures & Activities On the last Thursday of the month, Eisenhower medical staff delivers a lecture on a topic of interest to seniors.
Thursday, October 27, 2016: 1:00pm – 2:00pm; free to Mizell members. Topic: “Irritable Bowel Syndrome – What You Need to Know” – presented by Christopher Flannery, MD.
For further information and RSVP, call: 760-423-4855
Desert Regional Medical Center Lectures & Activities On the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month a member of Desert Regional’s medical staff delivers a lecture on a topic of interest to seniors.
Thursday, October 6, 2016: 1:00pm – 2:00pm; free to Mizell members. Topic: “Don’t Let Your Heart Fail You – Living with Heart Problems” – presented by Denise Rigney, FNP.
Thursday, October 20, 2016: 1:00pm – 2:00pm; free to Mizell members. Topic: To be announced.
For further information and RSVP, call: 800-491-4990
Caregiver Support Group: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Please join Denise Latini, RN, BSN, of Eisenhower Memory Care Center for a special Palm Springs meeting of the Eisenhower Memory Care Center Caregivers Support Group. This support Group will provide the caregiver an opportunity to share experiences and feelings, receive encouragement from others, problem-solve difficult situations, and learn about dementia and similar conditions.
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm; free to Mizell members
For information or reservations, call 760-834-7956
Exercise & Fitness at Mizell
A Matter of Balance – Managing Concerns About Falls The award-winning “A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention” program for 2016 has begun again at Mizell, as well as other wellness locations around the Coachella Valley. The series includes eight two-hour class sessions for a small group, led by two trained facilitators. This nationally recognized program was developed at the Roybal Center at Boston University, has been evaluated for its effectiveness and is featured as an effective program following CDC criteria. The Matter of Balance Model has proven to be effective, showing significant improvements regarding participant levels of falls efficacy, falls management, falls control, exercise and social limitations with regard to concerns about falling.
The Mizell classes will be taught by certified trainers, including Dr. Marc Eisman and Dr. Stephen Matthews who have both received national certification as Master Trainers for the course. Sign-up for this class at the Mizell ticket window today and help prevent a devastating fall that could change your life forever.
This important Fall Prevention Program is partially-funded by a generous grant from the Auen Foundation.
Mizell classes are on Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:00am – 10:00am; $20 members for 8 sessions / $30 non-members. For further information regarding the classes at Mizell and at other locations, please call Suzanne Spencer, Falls Prevention Program Director at Mizell on 760-323-5689, ext.110.
Improve My Balance – Exercise Class Do you find it difficult to stand for a long period of time? Is your balance less than it used to be? Do you tire easily by performing a simple task? Then join us for our 45-minute intensive balance and coordination class taught by Dr. Marc Eisman, D.C. and Stephen Matthews, D.C. This class uses specialized equipment and methods based on evidence based programs that are globally recognized. Improve My Balance classes are a part of our comprehensive Fall Prevention programming and is recommended as a follow-up to A Matter of Balance. Be prepared to have fun, be challenged and improve your balance. A devastating fall could rob you of your retirement years and your independence. Learn how to remain active and independent.
Our fall prevention programs are partially funded by a generous grant from the Auen Foundation.
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10:00am – 10:45am; $40 for 10 sessions for members / $60 for non-members; after 10 sessions, 2 are free! We also welcome drop-ins: $4 members / $6 non-members. Sign up at the Mizell Ticket Booth or call 760-323-5689, ext.107
Fit After 50 Seniors are invited to come and exercise in this program which helps improve balance, flexibility, muscle tones, bone density, and posture.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00am – 9:00am; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm – 5:00pm; $2 Suggested class donation – paid to the Instructor
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson Lynn Simonson is an internationally respected educator of jazz dance and a certified senior fitness instructor. In 2003 she developed her seated wellness course which blends yoga, breath work, strength building and most importantly brain charging exercises.
Thursdays: 9:15am – 10:15am $4 per class for members / $7 per class for non–members – paid to the Instructor
Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Gold® targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggae; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere.
Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. Zumba Gold is an aerobics interval class that uses Latin-based rhythms and other dance-inspired tempos to create a fun upbeat workout.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: 9:00am – 10:00am; $5 per class for members / $10 per class for non-members
Beginning Yoga for Active Adults Benefits of Yoga: flexibility, strength building, improves balance, rejuvenates, and de-stress. These classes are ideal for the beginner as well as the more advanced yoga student. Taught by Renate Bodden. Please bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing to class. Space is limited – secure your spot today!
Mondays, beginning October 17, 2016: 10:00am – 10:45am; $35 for members for 4 weeks; drop-in fee $12 per class
Chair Yoga – Get Fit Where You Sit! Chair Yoga helps you improve your health and fitness doing yoga while sitting on a chair. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, builds up your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and improves your balance. Elevate your health and well-being with these 1 hour sessions. Join our professional instructors as they bring adaptive fitness and exercise programs to those who could not benefit from traditional physical activities due to age or limiting physical/mental conditions or one’s environment/location.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:00pm – 2:00pm $5 per class for members / $10 per class for non-members
Beginning Tai Chi for Health: Yang Family Long Form 108 & Qigong Organ Exercises
This class will teach the Yang Family Long Form 108 along with Qigong organ exercises. It will begin with learning standing postures, breath control and breath control in movement. It will also include Tai Chi walking and preparation for the organ exercises. There is no competition in this class.; all movement will be modified to suit your current abilities and/or limitations.
This exercise will help to improve those with arthritic conditions that currently are causing less mobility and less activity. Other benefits are improved balance, improved circulation, the lowering of blood pressure, increased flexibility and enhanced breathing. This is also a great program for relaxing the mind in preparation for meditation as the form itself is a moving meditation. Taught by Neal Arida.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm $35 a month for members / $65 for non-members; drop-in fee: $10 per class for members / $15 for non-members
Intermediate & Advanced Tai Chi for Health
Take the challenge of learning and practicing these ancient Chinese arts of self-defense and health restoration by combining breath control with rhythmic, slow moving choreographed body movements. Learn to enhance vitality, improve overall health and reverse aging through Qigong (Chi Kung). Among its many health benefits are lowering of blood pressure, improved circulation, better balance, flexibility, enhanced breathing, clearing the mind, and lifting of the spirit. Taught by Neal Arida.
Tuesdays & Thursdays; 3:00pm – 4:00pm; $35 a month for members / $65 for non-members
Drop-in fee: $10 per class for members / $15 for non-members