WELLINGTON — Seniors have a new option to improve their wellness in Wellington.
The village’s Community Services department last week launched a series called Feel Good Fridays, with classes on the second and fourth Friday of every month through June 2020.
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The series is part of Wellington’s recent partnership with Baptist Health South Florida, said Jenifer Brito with the village’s Community Services department.
Classes will cover topics ranging from exercise to mental health. Each session is free and open to residents ages 55 and older. Attendees need to preregister by calling 561-791-4796.
The first class covered dance and art, Brito said. There were 13 participants.
Brito compared the dance class to “chair Zumba,” with seated participants learning arm and leg exercises to classic hits including Elvis Presley.
During the art class, attendees first used watercolor pencils to sketch their drawing, then added water to achieve a painted effect, Brito said.
“It’s really neat,” she said.
Brito’s team chose Fridays at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd., because it is a day when bookings at the facility are down and ample space is available.
The series is part of a larger effort to expand offerings for seniors, Brito said.
“We really want to be well-rounded and take care of all of their needs and wants,” she said.
The village also will have a senior volunteer fair from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 27 in the Community Center’s Grande Ballroom. Seniors will be able to learn more about volunteer opportunities with several local organizations.