Chair Yoga Video

Contributed by Dennis Evans

There is a weekly Collington Fitness Class: Chair Yoga with Marion Robbins: Mon 10:45 in Classroom A

There was a request to have a video of the Chair Yoga class so that someone who could not attend the Monday Class could participate on another day via a web browser.

A video from the September 23, 2019 class follows:

Chair Yoga

Fitness Opportunities Galore!

Contributed by the Fitness Committee

If you want to stay fit at Collington, there are many choices in addition to anything you may do alone, like walking the trails or paths.  There are group activities offered by Collington staff, those offered by SAGE through instructors from Prince George’s Community College, and fitness options offered by residents.   The full list, with times and people to contact, is given below.

Residents are discussing the possibility of adding chair volley ball.  If you’re itching to do something not offered currently, just introduce the idea on the list-serve, and see if other people are interested.   It took only one inquiry from Bill Lively to start the Chess Club in about two weeks.

Meantime, there’s plenty of choices….

Aerobics — Ebony: Tues 12-12:30 in Classroom

Aqua Fit — Ebony: M/W/F 9-11:00 in the Pool

Balance and Beyond — Nelson: T/Th 1-2:00 in Classroom D

Wii games — Nelson: Wed 2:30 in Classroom B

Zumba —  Ebony: Th 12:00 in Classroom C

Fitness activities offered by Residents

Billiards — open: Tues 1-2; Wed 11-12; Thu 1-2:00, open at all times in the Billiards Room – Denny Klass

Bocce —  open: as advertised

Chair yoga —  Marion Robbins: Mon 10:45 in Classroom A

Croquet — Nancy Eichert — summer activity

Ping-Pong —  Linda Trimbath:  as advertised in Game Room

Stretch Bands — Jacob Kijne: as advertised in Classroom D

Ta’i chi for seniors — Mary Kim: Mon 1-2:30 in Classroom D

Walking —  open

Yoga — Marion Robbins: Th 10:30 in the Game Room

Fitness activities offered by SAGE for Spring 2019 Semester

Balance —  Dionne Bush:  Fri 9-10:00 in Classroom D

Circuit training —  Dionne Bush: T/TH 9-11:00 in Classroom D

Pilates —  Susan Shell: M/W/F 11-12:00 in Classroom D

Tai chi — Chung-Jen Chang: Mon 1-3; Wed 10-12:00 in Classroom A

Therapeutic aquatics —  Cheryl Mabry: T/Th 10-11:30 in the Pool

Weights — Dionne Bush: Fri 10-11:00 in Classroom

CHECK THE COURIER TO MAKE SURE AN ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE!

Do any of these activities interest you enough that you would join in?

Badminton

Bean bag toss

Chair volleyball

Dance lessons

Shuffleboard

Other?  You name it!

Click here for the document.

News and Perspectives on Strategic Planning and Implementation Steps

Editors Note:  Periodically we post perspectives pieces in which we offer some broader thoughts on where our community is going.  We do this not only for each other, but to show our friends what is happening here.

As many know, our Strategic Planning document has been published, and concrete steps have been announced to move its items forward (see page 15 of our Courier dated Feb 26 to March 4).  This is a very important document for all of our lives, and not just because of the concrete steps, such as completely repositioning our health care, that are being and will be undertaken under its banner.

Every few weeks, the Committee, which is a Board Committee with heavy resident and staff participation, will be releasing an update on activities and plans in the Courier.  Residents will also be hearing about that in various fora, including the RA Council and the Community Meeting.

Indeed, such an update is in the most recent Courier.  It includes the very important news with respect to the critical health care partnership, that:

After a significant amount of due diligence, we have narrowed potential partners down to 3 providers. We are continuing due diligence and believe a final recommendation will be made to the Board in June for their endorsement.

Similarly with respect to the physical redesign of the Creighton Center (which is of course deeply integrated with our conceptual redesign:

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been developed and has gone out to several national and local architectural firms. An ad hoc committee of the Strategic Planning Committee will oversee the RFP process and final recommendations on an architecture firm. We expect this process to be completed by the end of June as well. 

The is no need to note what a wonderful acceleration this represents.

The Report notes that the “Collington Culture and Stakeholder Engagement” implementation rollout will begin in September, and the other two will start in 2019. This delay will enable us to take full advantage of what we are learning about how best to work together in the initial groups and apply that will the next ones.

Speaking for my self, I feel very confident that these processes will be rich in resident input, and that the transformative quality will be clear from how things work out  Just look at the Landing Bistro and the new Physical Therapy staff and spaces.  These both reflect the values and principles processes established in the Srategic Planning process.  I hope that these will similarly increasingly influence everything here at Collington.