April is here, no fooling! Winter is officially behind us, and spring has started. So, why not “spring” into some activities at Emmitsburg 50+ Center! Come and join the exercise group and engage in moderate or low intensity exercise with a video instructor. If you interested in something of an “at your own pace” level, please come join the walking group every Tuesday morning. As always, we have “open gym” for open activities Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and pickleball on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

There are new crafts on Thursday the 11th and 18th. We have “make and take” sugar scrub and ladybug magnet making, respectively. Additionally, the very talented Dorothea will be returning for a beautiful spring theme “Orchard in Acrylics.” We will also have another stained glass beginner class this month. In March, our beginner class made rabbits, mountains, foxes, butterflies and more! One new program we are excited about that is starting in April is “It’s Doable! Managing My Hypertension.” This is an evidence-based eight-week class led by a Registered Dietician that focuses on education in key areas such as goal setting, nutrition, exercise, stress management and blood pressure monitoring. Individuals with hypertension or pre-hypertension are encouraged to participate! Another new program we are hosting in conjunction with the Veterans Advisory Council is a coffee social for Veterans, service members, and their families. This will be an opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee, and to get information on services available to Veterans in Frederick County. Please check the Community Calendar in this issue for event dates and times.

For more information about all our programs, visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/virtual50, call us at 301-600-6350, or stop in the Emmitsburg 50+ Center between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. You can also find Emmitsburg Senior Center on Facebook for more updates!

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