Virtual Programs for Seniors (55+)
We are excited to introduce... online programs! Due to COVID-19 and the closing of many Town facilities, including most of the amenities that allow us to conduct indoor and outdoor activities, the Town has cancelled many organized programs. Therefore, to help fill in the gap while we transition back to running in-person activities, we are introducing several virtual programs for your enjoyment!
Registration is open for both Apex residents and non-residents. These classes will be available for online registration only at www.apexnc.org/peakconnect. After registration, a link will be sent to your email to join the class. These programs will be run through Zoom. It is our hope that one of these programs will meet your needs while we’re waiting to re-open at full capacity.
Senior 55+ programs are currently online available virtually. We do not have a printed senior program guide September-December. With the uncertainty surrounding us right now, we felt there would be too much change to be worth printing a guide. Instead you can check this page regularly for updates on senior programming for the rest of 2020. Activity descriptions for the virtual programs offered are listed in the tabs below.
2020 Sep Senior Virtual Program Guide (PDF)- last updated 9/10/20
For more information on current programs, click here.
If you have any questions about senior programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-249-3402.
- Advanced Yoga: 6 months to a year of experience required, unless approved by instructor. You must be able to easily get up and down off of the floor, perform poses on your knees and not have any medical conditions or precautions to performing poses above your head or inverted poses. Modifications will be made when needed with the use of props, which you are expected to bring to class.
- Intermediate Yoga: 6 months of yoga experience required, unless approved by instructor. You must be able to easily get up and down off of the floor and perform poses on your knees.
- Beginner Yoga: Yoga is a natural stress reliever and a great way to maintain your health! Simple stretching, yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques will be taught. Props such as chairs, blankets, blocks and straps may be used for modifications. Please refrain from eating a heavy meal at least one hour before class. A portion of the class will be chair(seated) yoga, followed by standing poses with the chair as a prop and finishing with floor and stretching and relaxation. If you are unable to get down on the floor, you may choose to sit in a chair.
- Zumba Gold: Zumba is a feel-happy workout that combines a motivating fusion of Latin and international music with unique moves and dynamic combinations that allow participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "Fun and Easy to Do" allowing participants to stick to the program and achieve long-term health benefits in both body and mind. A mixture of body-sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps, the routines utilize the principles of aerobic interval and resistance training. A combination of fast and slow rhythms tone and sculpt the body, maximizing caloric output, fat burning and total body toning.
- Steel Strong: Take that next step to building strong muscles and staying fit. Forty five minutes of strength training two-to-three times per week can result in huge benefits such as fat loss, increased bone density, improvements in cholesterol and increased muscle tone. Learn the proper techniques of strength training using the abdominals, upper and lower body muscles. Must provide your own hand weights and small exercise ball.
- Golden Fit Drummers: This is a full body interval cardio jam session, combining light resistance with drumming. Drum off pounds, aggression and stress! This is a one-of-a kind workout for ALL levels. Strengthen and sculpt muscles, with a combination of cardio moves, strength training and drumming. This combo works the entire body, raises the heart rate to a fat-burning zone and forces each move to be as precise as a basic beat.
- Line Dancing Beginner: Learn to line dance in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. This class is designed for those new to line dancing. We will cover the terminology of basic steps. Sessions will begin with 1-wall (no turning) dances slowly progressing to simple 4-wall dances. This form of dance requires no partner and is a great way to exercise your mind and body!
- Line Dancing Beginner 1: For those with some line dance experience or have successfully completed the Beginner Line Dance Class. You should know basic line dance steps and terminology.
- Line Dancing Beginner 2: Designed for the dancer who has prior experience and has successfully completed the Beginner 1 Line Dancing Class. You are expected to know line dance terminology and patterns.
- Trivia Night: We may be stuck at home but we can still have free (55+) trivia night fun! Join us for an informal fun competition all from the comfort of your own home. Links to join the game will be sent 24 hours before the game starts. There will be 23 questions broken into four rounds. Rounds will change each week. Come join the fun!
- Coffee and Conversations: Feeling isolated and out of contact due to COVID-19? Come join in an on-line Zoom round-table discussion for an hour. Topics will depend on the interest of the group, but might include travel experiences, favorite films, or a grab-bag of topics from a "conversation box".
- Carolina Gold Rush: This class will explore America’s first gold rush began after 12-year-old Conrad Reed found a 17 pound stone in 1799, when it was found to contain gold, three years later, the rush was on.This is the tale of America’s first gold rush and a time when Charlotte’s streets were "paved" with gold.
- Graveyard of the Atlantic: Since the earliest voyages to the New World, as many as 3,000 ships have met their end off the coast of North Carolina, garnering a reputation as The Graveyard of the Atlantic. This class will will provide a history and overview with some highlighted and noteworthy events.
- America 1783 to 1860: This program is an overview of the years between the Revolution and the Civil War. Many of the issues that confront us today have seeds planted in this period. From social and governmental to land acquisition and conflict with other nations, this period exemplified the accelerating pace of change as America grew from 13 former colonies to a sea to sea nation.
- The Human Form in Art: This program will introduce the student to challenges presented by the human form. General anatomy considerations are reviewed as well as specific attention to drawing such features as hands, feet and facial features. Supplies needed: Drawing/sketchpad 9x12 medium tooth (surface) and color pencils of choice 24pc or better.
- Color Pencil Possibilities: Drawing principles and color come together in this class. From beginner to experienced artist, this class introduces basic principles and expands upon the possibilities of this highly portable medium. Supplies you will need: Drawing/sketch pad 9x12 medium tooth (surface) and color pencils of choice 24pc or better.
- Drawing Challenges: From beginner to experienced artist, this class will expand your drawing skills with challenges, tips and tricks. Supplies you will need: Graphite pencil, A common No2, HB, or Ebony pencil, A pencil sharpener, An eraser (plastic non-abrasive is ideal) and Drawing paper 9x14 or greater
NOTE: This classes are run through the Halle Cultural Arts Center
- Musical Memories: We’re acting; we’re singing; we’re dancing up a storm! Come join the South of Broadway Players! We’ll stay safe and meet virtually this session, but have just as much fun. Whether you love being center stage or one of the crowd, we are the group for you! Each session we write a . short play, throw in some songs, and perform the whole thing on the last day of class. No experience necessary.
- Readers Theatre: Have you ever seen a play and thought, “I could do that!”? Well then, this class is for you! Readers Theatre is a style of theatre in which actors do not need to memorize their lines in order to tell a story. Learn what it is like to be on stage by participating in a variety of theatre activities used to build confidence and boost creativity. No previous experience necessary.