SWIRCA's Activity and Wellness Center offers daily recreational, educational, and wellness activities and is the primary location for all programs and events offered for area residents 50 plus. Enjoy activities that include a wide variety of evidence-based exercise classes, access to our exercise and billiards rooms, bingo, social events, cards, and so much more!! All exercise classes are taught by certified instructors and range from low to moderate impact. YOU can become a member for a suggested donation of $30.00 a year (scholarships available).
Also, join us on our day trips or travel with us to magnificent destinations (additional fees apply). Membership forms are available at the link below or at the SWIRCA & More Activity Center. Forms can be dropped off or mailed to the following address:
SWIRCA & More Activity Center
16 W. Virginia St
Evansville, IN 47710
For more information or to take a tour of our Center, please call 812-464-7800.
Whether you want to get in shape, rehabilitate from a recent injury, or just want to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle, the Healthy Aging Programs at SWIRCA can offer you many options. Please see our downloadable monthly calendar or our interactive calendar for updates, new events, and schedule changes.
Find the perfect fit for you with one of the following classes below!
The Randall K. and Rebecca L. Craig Family Foundation Wellness Center provides a low-cost exercise room for seniors to receive additional fitness training, enhance muscle strength and stability, and meet personal wellness goals. Seniors can also monitor their blood pressure by utilizing the blood pressure machine.
|Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exercise Room offers Treadmills, Stationary Bicycle and Recumbent Bicycles
*Closed during classes in exercise room. Call ahead for information.
|Wednesday & Friday 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
The stretch and tone class incorporates the use of hand weights, Therabands, endurance, and balance training into this 45 minute class.
|Monday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise that was first used by Chinese monks to improve concentration and physical well-being. Tai Chi includes low impact aerobics that combines breathing exercises with slow gentle movements. Tai Chi is also a great way to work on balance and coordination.
|Monday, Wednesday, Friday – Early Birds 8:00 -9:00 a.m.
Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based exercise program through Senior Services in Seattle Washington. All members of the class participate in a pre and post physical test. This class focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics, and strength training. Wrist and Ankle weights provided.
|Tuesday & Thursday - 1:45p.m.
Although not exclusive to those with arthritis, these exercises are designed by the Arthritis Foundation and focus on daily living range of motion movements. This is a great place to get back into exercise or to maintain health.
|Monday - 3:00 p.m. & Thursday - 8:30 a.m.
Chair Yoga makes the practice of yoga accessible for those of all physical abilities and ages. The 45-minute class incorporates the fundamentals of the yoga practice. The magic of this class is that it is designed to meet the need of any yoga practitioner seasoned or beginner.
|Wednesday - 3:00 p.m.
This class is a gentle form of yoga offering poses for those who can stand on their own and get to and from the floor safely.