Activities

We encourage participation in all aspects of community life by providing a well-rounded program to support independence and encourage their involvement in community life.

Your visit to the senior center holds boundless potential. A treasure trove of wisdom, camaraderie, and discovery awaits you at every turn. Embrace the unexpected and seize the opportunity to learn, grow, and rejuvenate. As you step through our doors, be prepared for delightful surprises that might just reshape your perspective and elevate your journey towards well-being.

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AARP Foundation Tax Aide Service:

Navigate tax season stress-free with the assistance of our trained and certified volunteers. This invaluable service, provided by AARP Foundation, ensures you receive expert help without the burden of cost.

MMAP: Guiding Your Healthcare Journey

To educate, counsel and empower Michigan’s older adults and individuals with disabilities and those who serve them, so that they can make informed health benefit decisions. Medicare Matters Assistance Program (MMAP): Receive unbiased guidance at no cost. Our dedicated volunteer staff is here to support Medicare beneficiaries facing questions or challenges related to Medicare, Medicaid, part D enrollment, and Medicaid supplemental insurance. We’re your compass through the complex healthcare landscape.

Additional: Our Special Presentations cover a wide range of topics that hold significant importance for seniors. These engaging sessions encompass a variety of subjects, including but not limited to Vaccination Clinics, Veterans Services, and expert speakers who address crucial issues.

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Discover the fountain of youth through the power of movement! Uncover the irrefutable truth: an active lifestyle is your secret to eternal youthfulness. Embark on a journey to rejuvenation with the diverse range of exercise classes waiting for you at the River Valley Senior Center.

Exercise Class: Mo/We/Fr 9:00 +10:00 AM

Experience the joy of enhanced vitality and grace as you immerse yourself in our thoughtfully designed exercise classes. Our CD-guided exercise class offers you the chance to engage in gentle stretches and bends while comfortably seated or standing.

Meditation: Mo 12:15 PM

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. We’ll show you how to meditate properly, the benefits of regular meditation practice, and the styles of meditation.

Chair Yoga: Mo 1:30 PM

Alternatively, delve into the world of chair yoga, where you’ll seamlessly combine breathing, stretching, and yoga postures—all from a seated position. Feel your body, mind, and spirit unite as you enrich your movement, posture, flexibility, balance, and focus.

Bible Study: Mo 2:00 PM

On hold until further notice

Bible Study is a non-denominational gathering where participants come together to read and discuss passages from the Bible, fostering meaningful conversations and insights into its teachings

Beginner’s Yoga: Mo 2:30 PM

For those seeking a more traditional approach, our beginner’s yoga class introduces foundational poses that nurture balance, flexibility, and posture. With a dedicated instructor leading the way, you’ll experience the timeless benefits of yoga both on the mat and standing tall. Attire is effortlessly addressed with loose-fitting clothing, and don’t forget to bring your yoga mat along for the journey.

At the heart of River Valley Senior Center is a commitment to fostering creativity, connections, and growth. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just beginning your journey, our Fiber Arts, Craft Group and Watercolor offerings provide a canvas for your artistic spirit to flourish. Join us in transforming threads, colors, and conversations into cherished works of art and lasting friendships.

Crafting: Tu 9:00 AM

At River Valley Senior Center, crafting is a way of life. Our Craft Group unites weekly to collaboratively bring designated projects to life. As a team, we collectively channel our talents, contributing to projects that inspire and showcase the beauty of collective effort. Together, we infuse each creation with a sense of unity that transcends individual stitches and threads.

Watercolors: Tu 12:30 PM Monthly (check calendar)   

Embrace the world of watercolors in our dedicated class, an artistic adventure that promises to nurture your creativity. While this class does require a nominal fee, the experience you’ll gain is immeasurable. Don’t forget to secure your spot by signing up in advance, ensuring that your artistic exploration is seamless and gratifying.

Cribbage: Tu 1:00 PM

Cribbage, or crib, is a card game, traditionally for two players, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.

TOPS: Tu 1:00 PM

At TOPS Club, we’re all about connection and support. A simple program that helps people Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. Our members help each other physically, mentally, and emotionally. It’s weekly check-ins, the accountability you’ve been looking for, and unwavering support – all in an accepting, non-judgmental  environment. 

Exercise Class: Mo/We/Fr 9:00 +10:00 AM

Experience the joy of enhanced vitality and grace as you immerse yourself in our thoughtfully designed exercise classes. Our CD-guided exercise class offers you the chance to engage in gentle stretches and bends while comfortably seated or standing.

Cards and Games: We 1:00 PM

Join in Euchre, Cribbage or whatever other games the group has chosen to play this day.

Wii Bowling: We 1:00 PM

Studies suggest active video games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit improve cognitive function. Simply learning how to play a new game builds brain power. Our Wii Bowling Group laughs and cheers the entire time.

Line Dancing: We 1:00 PM

If dancing is your muse, look no further than our invigorating Line Dancing sessions. Step by step, you’ll revel in the joy of movement while elevating your cardiovascular activity. Engage both body and mind in a harmonious dance of learning new routines, all while having a blast.

Your visit to the senior center holds boundless potential. A treasure trove of wisdom, camaraderie, and discovery awaits you at every turn. Embrace the unexpected and seize the opportunity to learn, grow, and rejuvenate. As you step through our doors, be prepared for delightful surprises that might just reshape your perspective and elevate your journey towards well-being.

Cribbage: Thu 1:00 PM

Cribbage, or crib, is a card game, traditionally for two players, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.

Tai Chi: Thu 1:30 PM

Step into the world of Tai Chi, where gentle yet profound standing movements take center stage. Elevate your strength, flexibility, aerobic conditioning, and balance through this ancient art form. (Please note, there is a charge for Tai Chi.)

Alzheimer: Support Group Thu 2:00 PM

The RVSC Self-Help Support Group for Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease is dedicated to a vital mission. Our aim is to foster an environment of genuine hospitality while providing valuable support to caregivers who are caring for individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Within the framework of our purpose, this self-help support group seeks to empower its members through a unique blend of emotional and cognitive learning. Caregivers are encouraged to openly share their experiences, demonstrating how they maintain both their physical and mental well-being amidst the challenges of caregiving.

The operation of this self-help support group revolves around a core focus on caregiving itself. We emphasize key principles.

Firstly, we encourage caregivers to understand and respect their personal limits and capabilities, advocating for self-care above all else. It is crucial not to push these boundaries to the brink.

Secondly, we guide our members to establish their own life rhythms, ensuring they can balance caregiving responsibilities with personal needs.

Additionally, we promote the importance of creating lifelines and the ability to ask for help when needed, recognizing that caregiving is a journey best shared.

Lastly, we emphasize the importance of knowing when to let go and relinquish control, as this can be a significant part of the caregiving process.

To facilitate these objectives, our self-help support group is led by two dedicated facilitators, Donna and Curtiss. Their role is pivotal in orchestrating the blend of emotional and cognitive learning that occurs within the group. They carefully monitor the dynamics to ensure that members have the space to express themselves without causing harm to others. Importantly, their guidance ensures that our group remains focused on caregivers and never deviates into a clinical therapy setting. They are also knowledgeable about additional resources and assist in providing relevant reading materials to group members.

Our self-help group meetings follow a structured outline:

We meet at RVSC in the same room, ensuring a familiar and comfortable setting, often in the library. Meetings are held behind closed doors to maintain confidentiality.  We gather every Thursday at 2:00 pm, providing consistency and predictability. The meetings are concise, lasting only one hour, to respect the time commitments of our members. Everyone is encouraged to participate, and if necessary, a timekeeper ensures fairness and inclusivity.

In our group, we draw inspiration from Mother Teresa’s wisdom, emphasizing that we “do little things with great love.” This sentiment underlines our commitment to supporting caregivers in their noble and challenging role

Exercise Class: Mo/We/Fr 9:00 +10:00 AM

Experience the joy of enhanced vitality and grace as you immerse yourself in our thoughtfully designed exercise classes. Our CD-guided exercise class offers you the chance to engage in gentle stretches and bends while comfortably seated or standing.

Bingo Fr: Twice Monthly (check Calendar) 11AM

“Join us at RVSC for a fun-filled Bingo session! Connect with both old and new friends, savor a delicious lunch, and get ready to win some fantastic prizes along the way!”

Knitting & Crocheting: Fr 1:00PM

Bring your latest knitting or crocheting project and immerse yourself in an environment of creativity and companionship. Feel the joy of working on your projects while engaging in lighthearted interactions with others who share your interests. Our Fiber Arts group is an inclusive space where your artistic journey flourishes, and the warmth of shared experiences weaves a tapestry of friendship.

Blood Pressure Check: Fr 10:45 AM

For those keen on maintaining optimal blood pressure, our regular clinics provide a valuable resource to stay aligned with your doctor’s guidance, ensuring your health remains a top priority.

Foot Clinic: Twice Monthly (check calendar)   

Step into the soothing care of our Foot Clinic by Blessed Feet—an opportunity to prioritize your foot health under expert guidance. There is a cost attached to this service.

Embracing the journey of health and wellness is a universal aspiration—a path we all desire to tread upon. At River Valley Senior Center, our commitment to this journey remains steadfast as we explore innovative avenues to uplift and nurture one another’s well-being. Navigate the landscape of well-being with a range of services that cater to your needs. Our flu shot clinics stand as a shield against seasonal challenges, offering you a proactive step in safeguarding your health.