City Of Pierre Offering Seasoned Citizens Program Again In 2020

(KCCR)  — The City of Pierre Recreation Department is preparing for new set of offerings in the Seasoned Citizen’s program. The activities are geared to keep Pierre area senior citizens active in the winter season. Pierre Recreation Superintendent Mindy Cheap says very little is changing from the last offering of Seasoned Citizen classes…

“Really the programming isn’t too different from the fall programming and the fees aren’t different at all.  So once again we’ll be offering Tai Chi at the Y or the Aquatic Center/Multipurpose Room and the Pierre Senior Center and Zumba Gold at the YMCA.  both…all those programs are on Mondays and Wednesdays.”
There is a change coming to one offering in the program…

“The Walk with Ease program, this is through the Arthritis Foundation and it was specifically developed to help people with arthritis, but it’s also good for anybody that just wants to get back into exercising again if they have been sedentary for awhile.  If you can stand up for more than 10 minutes then you should be able to do this program and it’s just a really good way to ease your way back into physical fitness.  That will start February 24th and will be held at the Pierre Senior Center, but you do not have to be a member of the Pierre Senior Center to go to any of the programs that we offer there.  This program I do need people to pre-register and contact me.”
Walk with Ease is a six-week program; three days a week with two day in a classroom setting walking as a group and one day on participants own…

“It’s just quite a commitment, but it’s really good for people that need it.  And then once again we’ll be offering the chair workouts at the Senior Center which were really popular this past session.  They’re called chair workouts, but you can do it either standing up or sitting down or any combination of both.  You know, if you want to stand up and do something for awhile and you get tired you can sit down and they’re just really good for anybody.”
You can get more information on the City of Pierre Seasoned Citizens programs by calling 605-773-7445 or stop by the City Recreation Office at the Oahe YMCA on Church Street in Pierre.