SRDA’s Active Adult Center…the “Silver Lining”

SRDA has been blessed in many ways in 2016.

We have prevented helplessness through the Lifeline medical alarm program. Our other programs have fed hungry elders, transported folks to medical appointments, grocery stores and in some cases, life-saving dialysis treatments.   We have provided light housekeeping, Medicare counseling, volunteer opportunities, grandparent mentoring to children, and even mowed lawns. These are all necessary services that enable our SRDA family to age safely and comfortably in their homes.  While these programs are bright spots in the lives that we impact, SRDA’s Active Adult Center is truly the “Silver Lining.”

When Joseph H. Edwards generously gifted to the Pueblo Senior Community the senior center, his vision was to have a place where seniors could eat, meet, get off their seat and participate. Through the years, aging has evolved and for some, the 70’s are the new 60’s, 60’s the new 50’s, 50’s the new 40’s and what is the answer to the change?  Healthier lifestyles that include activity is certainly one part of the equation.

The SRDA’s Active Adult Center located on the 2nd floor of the Joseph H. Edward’s Active Adult Center is buzzing with activity.  We are doing our part in preventing chronic conditions through our comprehensive healthy living classes such as Seniors in Motion, Zumba, Tai Chi and Line Dancing.  There is a fine array of treadmill, stair stepper and bicycle equipment available for cardio fitness.  Art and computer classes help to round out the active lifestyle by exercising the brain through creativity and critical thinking.

We can find a “Silver Lining” in every program offered at the SRDA and the Active Adult Center significantly makes a difference in whether our older community maintains their independence and ages with dignity.  Please join us at the SRDA Active Adult Center and participate in the healthy living classes available.  For class dates, times and fees call the SRDA recreation program at 553-3445.

Editor’s Note: Submitted by Nicky Nicholas, Development Director with SRDA and may be reached at 719-553-3442 or by email nicky@srda.org.