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November 22, 2020
Hopkins Activity Center News & Notes

Expressing Gratitude

With all of the trials and challenges this year has brought, Activity Center participants continue to unselfishly give of themselves to help community members. Volunteerism has remained strong with Men's Shed members have completed projects at Open Circle Adult Day Care in downtown Hopkins, knitters continued to make hats, mittens and other warm wear items for donation to families in need served by ResourceWest, and another group of cheerful volunteers delivered baked goods to a local senior apartment complex for distribution each week.

Whether you have volunteered through Activity Center programs this year, or in year's past, we want to take this time to share our gratefulness for your generosity of time and willingness to create a culture of social well being. Your active participation in community life makes our community stronger, especially in times of challenge. And for that reason we are grateful for your concern for your neighbors, as well as caring for those who  you may never meet. Again, we say "Thanks" for your generosity! Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Celebrating 1 Year

Balance and Yoga

It was just one year ago in November when the first session of Balance and Yoga Class with Patty was offered. Thank you Patty for bringing this healthy form of gentle exercise to our participants. Patty has expanded her classes to be offered on Zoom, which has been a convenient way for new participants to try out Yoga for the first time from their very own living room! Join Patty and some other friendly faces this Monday and Wednesday for gentle and restorative Yoga sessions. Visit our online registration here to sign up for free Yoga.

COVID-19 Update

Hopkins Closes Facilities and Cancels Programs

An executive order by Governor Tim Walz increased restrictions for fitness centers, restaurants, bars, gatherings and more for four weeks. The City of Hopkins will close most facilities and cancel most programming to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Read about how the changes impact Hopkins,

Virtual Programming Continues

Stay connected during the building closure through Group Meet Ups to talk with others, or explore a museum, park or remote location across the country with the Senior Learning Network's weekly educational topics. To join the Senior Learning Network's educational topics search for Connect to Learning on our program calendar at: https://schedulesplus.com/hac. Look ahead to December, and get signed up early to attend!

For our Fitness themed news this week, Mike Marchev, internationally recognized motivational speaker, author and business coach, shares his next article from his "Lessons from an Ironman in Training" series.

"Strength Training/Stretching"
Part Four
 
When I decided to make a “come back” and register for the Ironman 70.3, I soon realized that my muscles and joints where not cooperating with my immediate challenge. This came as no surprise since I had taken a sabbatical from exercise for the past twenty years. Muscles may have worked “on demand” at one point in our lives, but not after 50 plus birthdays. At age 71, I found it to be a brand new ballgame. Every morning I wake to the New Jersey ear-worn slogan: Fugedaboudit! (Continue reading article)
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