New Castle County is holding a variety of classes and activities for senior citizens at the Hockessin Community Recreation Center, 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. Here is a sample:
Managing Your Retirement Income – Two free workshops are available: Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Instructor Paul Jervey from Edward Jones financial services will discuss ideas to build a sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement. Workshops are free, but registration is required. To register, call (302) 234-1463.
Aging Gracefully – Instructor Jacklyn Hagenbach will help participants increase their energy, balance, strength, and flexibility while demonstrating movements that may decrease joint pain. One session is on Mondays and Wednesdays in January from 10 to 11 a.m., but no classes will be held Jan. 1 or 20. Another session will be offered in February, also on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m., but there will be no class on Feb. 17. Fees are $42 or $50. For registration information, call (302) 395-5600 or see the website nccde.org/community services.
Bucket List Yoga – Learn the basics of stretching and proper body alignment while improving posture, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Classes are available in four-week blocks in January and then again in February on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fees are $36 or $43. For registration information, call (302) 395-5600 or see the website nccde.org/community services.
Senior Strength Pilates – Designed specifically for senior citizens, the course combines Pilates and yoga movements, some on the floor and some while standing. Classes are available in four-week blocks in January and then again in February on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fees are $24 or $29. For registration information, call (302) 395-5600 or see the website nccde.org/community services.
Sittin' Be Fit – This course is designed for beginners including those who are overweight and/or have difficulty with mobility. The program's goals are to increase bone density, balance, and overall well-being. Two sessions are available: 10 one-hour classes in January with fees of $60 or $71, and eight one-hour classes in February with fees of $48 or $57. For registration information, call (302) 395-5600 or see the website nccde.org/community services.
Zumba Gold – These Zumba workouts are especially for senior citizens, but all ages are welcome. Classes are held on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., from December through February, with no advance registration required. There is a $6 drop-in fee per session, payable to the instructor.
Pickleball – Senior citizens are invited to try this fun sport that's growing in popularity. Games are being held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon, from December through February, with no advance registration required. There is a $5 drop-in fee per session, payable at the recreation center.
Page 2 of 2 - Walking – Senior citizens are reminded they can walk for free in the heated recreation center on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no registration required.