Healthy Living Programs

Programs designed to enhance the quality of life- Relaxation, educational Red Cross blood drives and more.

CURRENTLY THE FCC BUILDING IS CLOSED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, HOWEVER WE ARE OFFERING MANY OF OUR CLASSES ONLINE VIA ZOOM OR AT OUTSIDE VENUES, TIMES AND DATES ARE VARIED FROM THE NORMAL SCHEDULE. For more information call 570-481-4330 and leave a message or send an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

HEALTHY LIVING [Programs are open to the public, may require a materials fee] If registration is required, Call 570-481-4330 or Click registration link below program to attend

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
This defensive driving course designed for qualified drivers’ age 50+ to earn the potential discounts on auto insurance. Contact The FCC to register at 570-481-4330.
Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for Non- AARP Members

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP  [Free & Open to the Public] 
Is someone you love suffering from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia? Connect with other caregivers in your community and get the support you need. In partnership by the Alzheimer’s Association of NEPA.

Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30pm at the Shawnee Ridge Community Center located at: 200 Jersey Lane East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 For more information or to RSVP:
Facilitators: Jennifer Kautz CTRS, CDP, Alzheimer’s Association® Community Outreach Volunteer/Support Group Facilitator, 570-517-9292 or John Sherrock, Volunteer/Support Group Facilitator 570-223-7783

ALZHEIMER AND DEMENTIA MEMORY CAFÉ [Free & Open to the Public]
The program is recommended for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or mild cognitive impairment. One can enjoy an afternoon of shared activities with their caregiver. Activities include games, educational programs, music, art and other shared experiences. This program also offers support to caregivers and a way to enjoy activities together as a break from the normal routine.  This program is offered to persons still living at home and their caregivers.
Facilitator
: Jennifer Bayer-Kautz CTRS, CDP – Community Outreach Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association
Time: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1-2:30 PM
**If you are interested, please contact Nicole at The Friendly Community Center at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

DANCE & MOVEMENT *
Try a dance class designed to benefit members of the Parkinson’s community, as well as those with arthritis, trouble with balance, and other movement issues. Gentle dance, rhythm, and stretching movements improve flexibility and focus attention on eyes, ears, and touch as tools to assist in movement and balance.
Time: Tuesdays from 2 – 2:45 PM
Instructor: Natalie M. Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Please call 570-481-4330 or send an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org to register for this class.

CRYSTAL BOWL SOUND BATH AT SKYWOOD PARK

Enjoy the sounds of Quartz crystal singing bowls, each one tuned to a chakra energy center where sound nourishes and stimulates the many systems of the body. Stretch out on a mat or sit in a chair and allow the sound to flow energetically through you.

Time: Wednesday, August 19th at 6PM  – Raindate: Thursday, August 20th
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Fee: $10 per session, registration appreciated via email info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

Payment may be made the night of, however you must register via email or payment made be made via Pay Pal which will also register to attend.
Click here to pay using Pay Pal with a credit of debit card

*Membership not required to attend, this program is open to the public

 FITNESS PARK
The FCC is home to The Dottie Hughes Fitness Park – a unique place that allows you to strength train outdoors. Feel free to come work out when it fits YOUR schedule! Park may not be available certain days due to other fitness group usage.
Membership: FCC Free minimum required

HEALING SOUNDS GONG BATH AT SKYWOOD PARK

Imagine laying perfectly still completely relaxed, while all of the water content of the body is doing a shimmy to the resonance of the gong. It is not only the ocean tides that are affected by the pull of the moon, but the water content of our bodies as well. Experience this amazing form of sound healing- Feel energized and relaxed.

Time: Wednesday, September 23rd at 6PM – Rain date: Thursday, September 24th

Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Fee: $10 per session, registration appreciated via email info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

Payment may be made the night of, however you must register via email or payment made be made via Pay Pal which will also register to attend.  
Click here to pay using Pay Pal with a credit of debit card

*Membership not required to attend, this program is open to the public

APPRISE MEDICARE INSURANCE COUNSELING

A certified Apprise volunteer counselor will answer questions and help you to understand your existing Medicare plan. Receive objective information about Medicare Supplemental and Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and eligibility to get extra help with medical insurance costs. This program is provided by the Monroe Area Agency on Aging and volunteers.

APPRISE Counselors: Sandy Goddeyne and Ernie Camlet
Time: 1st Wednesday of the month from 9:30 AM -12 Noon- Appointments are required
Call for an appointment at the Area Agency on Aging at 570-420-3735

 MUSIC THERAPY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA 
Bring your loved ones to interact with others through instrument playing and singing while exercising the memory.

Time: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 1:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Mozdian, MM, MT-BC, Summit Music Therapy
Please RSVP to Nicole at The FCC at 570.481.4330 or info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT THE FCC
Help Save A Life By Donating Blood. Schedule an appointment today by calling 1-800-733-2767, visit the Red Cross website www.redcrossblood.org or download the Blood donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.
Time: TBA
Please call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: FRIENDLYCC to schedule an appointment. Streamline your donation experience by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass.


WOMEN’S CIRCLE

If you are a woman of a certain age who is interested in connecting with other women in sisterhood, join us in forming a monthly women’s circle. The women’s circle is a safe, compassionate, supportive space for women to connect with each other as we share our hopes, dreams, fears, fun, and life experiences.
CANCELLED UNTIL SPRING
Time: 3rd Thursdays of the month at 6:30 PM
Facilitators: Sue Ruskin-Mayher, PhD
Click here to register for Women’s Circle


WW FREESTYLE

Learn healthy eating habits, how fitness can increase your wellness journey and how to get on track to a healthy you.

Time: Monday 5PM
Facilitator: Cathy Febbraio
Cost: 14 week series $182.00

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