Adult & Senior Programs

ADULT SENIOR

Golden Years Programs

  1. Arthritis Exercise Program
  2. Book Club
  3. Crochet Club
  4. Golden Years Trips
  5. Golden Years Movies
  6. Golden Years Newsletter
  7. Walking Club
  8. Wii Bowling

​Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)


The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, also known as AFEP, is low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. Classes include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability along with a joint warm-up, balance and endurance exercises, and a relaxation period at the end of class.  This enjoyable and motivational exercise program helps to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, increases energy, and improves overall well-being.  Classes are taught by a trained program leader. 

Who is Eligible? With the consent of his/her physician, any adult with any type of arthritis may participate. Participants must be able to independently work with assistive devices (if used) or, if in a wheelchair, adults must be able to transfer to a straight-backed chair. Exercises can supplement, but should not replace, any exercises prescribed by a doctor or therapist.  

  • Program Available For: Adults/Seniors
  • Program Registration: No Registration Required
  • 2023 Session Dates: 
  • Winter Session:  January 10-March 2 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
  • Spring Session:  April 4-May 25 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
  • Summer Session:  June 27-August 1 (Tuesdays Only @ 1:30 PM
  • Fall Session:  September 12-November 2 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
  • Program Location: Republic Community Center
  • Program Fee: Free
For additional information or questions on this program, please contact the Republic Community Center front desk at (417) 732-3500.