Programs at Herndon Senior Center are offered as classes or as drop-in groups. These programs are made available through a team effort of experienced recreation professionals, specialized instructors, and the contribution of the many talented members and volunteers found at the center. You will find programs in the following areas of interest:
Health and Wellness: Brain Fitness (Trivia, Wordplay, Logic Puzzles), Emotional Wellness, Diet and Nutrition, General Fitness, Dance, Sports and Physical Games, Disease Education, and Psychology.
Lifelong Learning and Education: Business, Careers & Finances; Computers & Internet; Higher Education, Science & Mathematics, Society & Culture; History & Current Events; Languages; Mythology & Folklore.
Arts, Humanities, Games, and Recreation: Books, Authors, Writing, General Music, Genealogy, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Fine Arts, Hobbies, Crafts, Board, Card, and Tile Games, Video and Online Games.
Community Partner's Websites:
Silver Light Senior Association
Reston Senior Advisory Committee
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Dranesville Supervisor John Foust
Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn- Website
Senior Navigator website -Resources
Try a new class:
Yoga Breathing & Exercise Class at the Senior Center
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 AM-Noon
Instructor: Vijaya Kanitkar
Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard of Seated Feldenkrais?
The Senior Center offers Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement Lessons" on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The instructor will guide you through a sequence of gentle movements, while you remain in your chairs, so you can let go of limiting habits and retrain your nervous system. This class addresses balance problems, coordination, and other critical functional abilities pertinent to the needs of older citizens, and those who have trouble getting on the floor. To read statements by Dr. Andrew Weil from his "Self Healing Newsletter," click "Excerpts."
The Closet supports the Senior Center
We thank The Closet for a grant to support Health Promotion exercises. The Feldenkrais class the Closet is helping to sponsor will be offered in January and February 2020. The Tuesday classes are open to the community at a greatly reduced fee and promote the well-being of all senior adults. The Closet of Greater Herndon Area, Inc. located on Station Street in downtown Herndon distributes its excess revenues to local organizations that assist residents facing economic and social challenges living in Northern Virginia. We also thank them for their work resulting in so many benefits for our community. Website: The Closet of Geater Herndon.
The Herndon Senior Center is continuing a program that will help children get ready for Kindergarten. We need YOU to make this program a success. If you enjoy pre-school children, like to read, and would like to be a mentor to a child, contact the Center before September 14th. Classes will run until December 16th. All Ages Read Together ( AART ) is a private non-profit organization that provides free reading activities to low and moderate-income pre-school children.
Sewing Volunteers Needed
Do you like to sew, or know someone who has basic sewing skills? We need volunteers who have basic sewing skills. Sewing volunteers are needed to make Teddy Bears and Teaching Dolls for children undergoing treatment at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. These bears and dolls can be comforting companions for the children during times of loneliness and apprehension. Other projects may include making lap or neck pillows, throws, or other items for the needs of the patients, as well as the needs of the local community. We kindly ask for the time and talent of those with basic sewing skills and caring hearts. You may come to the Center to complete a volunteer application, or use the application on-line to volunteer for sewing projects.
A focus on Nutrition & Physical Activity
Physical and mental wellness
Meanwhile, please consider the following online activities: