Adult Programs


SPRD’s Fundraisers & Events

Community Dinner/Bingo

SPRD’s Community Dinner and Sisters High School Bingo Night is set for Oct 16,2017 at 5:00 pm.  Dinners are $2.00, with Bingo, Silent Auction & Desserts to follow.  SPRD Potato Bar is on the menu.  Come and Enjoy!

Jan 22, 2018 l 5:00 pm l SHS

April 23, 2018 l 5:00 pm l SHS

 

Sisters 60’s+Senior Health Fair  –  October 19, 2018

SPRD, in partnership with Sisters/Camp Sherman Fire Department & Fire Corps will present a Senior Health Fair to the Sisters Community on Friday, October 20th at Sisters Park & Recreation District Offices.  This event will run from 10 am to 2 pm., and will offer FREE services, educational information and different resources that are available to the seniors here in our community.  Some of the many organization, businesses, and medical groups that will be represented at this fair are St Charles, BMC, City of Sisters, COA, Mosaic Medical Van, Green Ridge,Therapeutic Associates, Step N Spin, Bi-Mart, Les Schwab, and many more.  Hope to see you there!!!

 

Happy Girl Run – Sisters Half Marathon – November 3, 2018

Once again the biggest attended half marathon in Sisters, Oregon is here. Join over 700 runners in this great event and partnership with SPRD!  Check WWW.LAYITOUTEVENTS.COM to register!

Current Adult Programs 2017 – 2018

 

Zumba          

Ages 13 and up

Join Patty Silva for a fun-filled hour of total body workout using a spicy, upbeat mixture of Latin and International music such as the merengue, salsa, cumbia, and mambo as well as other styles including hip-hop and belly dancing. Zumba is a cardio class that combines easy to follow dance moves and fitness elements.  All students should workout at their own fitness level and intensity.  Students will learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their targeted zones.  Just let loose and feel the music. No prior dance experience is necessary. Punch cards available.

M l 9 – 10 am & TH l 8:30 – 9:30 am l SPRD | $6 drop-in or $60 for 10 classes

Stretch & Flex      #3541601          

Are you feeling stiff in your joints? Have you lost your flexibility?  How is your balance? This class will assist you in all of these areas and more. We use chairs, never go down on the floor, and we use different apparatus to help tone, condition, and strengthen your body. This 30 minute class is filled with great fun, music, and laughter so come join us! Instructor: Shannon Rackowski

Ongoing l T-TH | 10:00-10:30 am | SPRD | $40 for 10 classes l  $5 drop in per class

The Mat Workout      #141622     additional class starts Monday January 8, 2018

This is a 45 minute class, geared to the Core/Ab & Back, Glutes/Legs, Arms/ Chest, and is presented on The Mat!  Shannon Rackowski certified Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, and Aerobics Instructor brings over 30 years of experience to her classes.  Be prepared to use weights, bands, dowels, and more.

Ongoing l Mon – 11:15 – 12 pm l Wed – 10 – 10:45 am l 8 classes l SPRD l $40.00 l drop-in $6 per class

Step Aerobics     #234161

Step Aerobics is a low impact cardio-class which utilizes 4, 6, and 8 inch steps, providing a rhythmic level of intensity.  Weights, dowels, and other types of apparatus are used to create a higher intensity if so desired.

Ongoing l Wed l 9 – 9:45 am l SPRD l $40.00 l 8 classes l drop-in $6.00 per class

CFK – Cardio Fit Kickboxing Classes #134301

Sherri Hermens is back teaching cardio fit kickboxing for SPRD.  Sherri holds a USAT 3rd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and comes with 17 years of martial arts experience.  Get your cardio fit workout with this kickboxing class.

Ongoing T – Th l 4 – 5 pm l SPRD l $44.00 I $7 drop-in

Photography For Everyone

A workshop for all skill levels and interests!  This five-week class will explore the building blocks and concepts of making better pictures.  Instructor Jeff Omodt is a lifelong photographic fanatic. who will illustrate various concepts and encourage everyone  to develop their own special skills and techniques.  You will work with the camera you already have, whether it’s a phone, point-and-shoot, or a DSLR.  Come join us and take your photography to a new level.

Look for this class next Fall!

Free Hearing Screening

Sisters Park & Recreation District once again will offer a Free hearing screening to the community of Sisters.  Lane Tandy, Hearing Instrument Specialist , will perform the testing for those who are interested  in having a base-line evaluation.  This service is in partnership with SPRD and All American Hearing of Redmond.  Those interested in receiving this Free service may call 541-548-5335 Redmond or SPRD 541-549-2091.

Date to be announced!

Health Talks     #441604

Join SPRD and some of our local doctors, physical therapists, health professionals, and fitness specialist in a 45 min. discussion with questions and answers on staying healthy and fit.  These talks will be scheduled every 4 months with different professionals speaking about their specialty field. These talks are a free community service brought to you by SPRD.  Talks are held at  Sisters Community Church.

Nov 14, 2017 l Crystal Sully – Deschutes County Health Department

SPRD Sage Excursions      #541600

SPRD will be arranging excursions for our SAGE (Senior Activities, Gathering & Experiences)  year round. Space for these excursions are limited to 14, so get your reservations and payment in early.  If you are interested please call or e-mail Shannon Rackowski, Adult Programs Coordinator at SPRD 541-549-2091 or [email protected] Excursions leave from SPRD at 11am – return at 4pm, there are time that we leave early and return later if we are traveling a further distance.

All excursion are $25.00 – Senior scholarships are available for excursions.

Dec 14 l Sisters Movie House l Sisters

Feb 15 l Warm Springs Casino l Warm Springs

Apr 19 l Chimps Inc.l Tumalo

Jun 21 l Crescent Moon Ranch l Terrebonne

Aug 17 l Casa Dia Cheese Factory l Prineville

Oct 19 Sisters Fire District/Lunch with the Fire Fighters

Dec l Sisters Christmas Dinner

SAGE – Senior Activities, Gatherings & Experiences     New days & times, starting Nov 6th – 5 days per week, 11 am – 4 pm

Table Tennis Tuesday/Thursday 1 – 4 pm

Wed 1 – 4 “Let’s Play Games

Come and join our senior community at SPRD.  We have group games such as Mexican Train Dominoes, Scrabble, Mahjong or start a Pinochle or Gin Rummy group.  Come play Table Tennis, also known as Ping Pong, or create a series of new games for your group.  Interested in reserving time in the newly re-modeled senior room, contact Shannon Rackowski.  SPRD also presents Health Talks, offers Hearing Screenings, Excursions, and great fellowship time, so come and be apart of SAGE at SPRD!!

Adult Program Sponsorships

Are you looking to help others in your community?  SPRD is looking for those business, companies, individuals, and organizations that can help those in need.  Many of our Sage (Senior Activities Gatherings and Experiences) Adults are on fixed incomes, and we at SPRD are reaching out to those that might be willing to enrich the quality of their lives by sponsoring excursions, gatherings, and any assistance with their needs.  Call or e-mail Shannon Rackowski, Adult Programs Coordinator @ 541-549-2091 or [email protected]

SPRD Senior Scholorship

Sisters Park and Recreation District is now offering senior scholorship awards.  This program is for seniors who want to participate in our classes and/or excursions and need extra help paying for those activities. If you are interested or know of a senior that might benefit from such funding please contact Adult/Senior Programs Coordinator Shannon Rackowski at 541-549-2091 or [email protected]

Volunteer or Contractor Opportunities!

Use your time, talent, and ideas to make a difference at Sisters Park and Recreation District.  As a volunteer or contractor you can share your knowledge and skills with our seniors, youths, and some of the many events that we sponsor and partnership with.  We are looking for individuals who love to teach, share, and give to others.  Come help your center be all that you want it to be and support your community.

Hula Sessions

New Day and Time!

Come dance hula with Shannon Mokuahi Rackowski and the hula dancers of Sisters.  Learn the culture, the Aloha, and language thru dance of the Hawaiian people.  Starting back Sept 13th.

2nd & 4th Wed of every month l SPRD l 5:30 – 6:30 pm l $10.00 per class

Adult Ukulele      #341612.02

E Komo Mai, come join the fun and learn some fundamental skills to get you playing the ukulele quickly!  The focus will be on learning to read and play cords along with different strumming techniques and even a little finger picking.  No musical experience is needed.  If you don’t have a ukulele one can be provided.  Instructor Peggy Tehan

Oct 12 – Nov 16 l Th l 6 – 7:30 pm l SPRD l $60.00

Pickle Ball – Beginner’s Instruction

Interested in learning the fun game known as “Pickle Ball”?  Starting November 6, all beginners are welcome to learn this great racket game.  These instructional lessons will take place the 1st Sunday of the month from

1 – 2 pm at Sisters Elementary School Gym.  Then we follow up with regular play from 2 – 4 pm.     NO PLAY ON Nov 26, 2017 per school district regulations.

Ongoing l Sun l Nov 5 – April 8, 2018 l Instructional fee $3

Pickle Ball      #441608

The birth of Pickle Ball started with Congressman Joel Pritchard from Washington State in 1965.  Tennis magazine published an article in 1976 about “American’s Newest Raquet Sport”.  By 1990 pickle ball was being played in all 50 states.  This great game is so much fun, easy to learn, and gives you a good workout!

Ongoing l Sun l  2 – 4 pm l Nov 5 – April 29, 2018 l Sisters Elementary School Gym 10 days of play $40, $6 drop-in fee     NO PLAY NOV. 26, DEC. 24 & 31, and April 1, 2018 per school district regulations.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions     #241601.01

This Stanford University Self-Management program is an indispensable guide for people of all ages who are living with a chronic physical or mental health condition.  This class will help you to explore healthy ways to live with chronic conditions, and find what your soundness of body, mind , and spirit means to your health. This evidence-based class is a partnership with COCOA, Central Oregon Council On Aging. Shannon Rackowski, certified evidence-based instructor will co-teach this class.

Coming this Winter

Living Well with Diabetes     #441604.01

This Diabetes Self-Management class was developed by Stanford University with the understanding that people with diabetes must deal not only with their disease, but also with the impact this has on their lives and emotions.  Help yourself to make an action plan!  This class is a partnership with COCOA.

Certified instructor Shannon Rackowski

Fall/Winter 2017/2018

Matter of Balance     #441603.02

Do you have a fear of falling?  Have you stopped activities that once brought you joy?  Are you making excuses to family members and friends about staying at home?  The first step towards a healthier attitude about falling is to understand one’s own beliefs or biases.  This community workshop will teach practical coping strategies to reduce the fear of falling.  This workshop will be held for 8 weeks, every Wed. for 2 hours.  This is an evidence-based program taught by Shannon Rackowski, certified instructor.  COCOA, Central Oregon Council On Aging is a partner in this evidence-based class.

Jan 10 – Feb 28 l 12:30 – 2:30 pm l Sisters Fire District l $10.00

Emergency Preparedness for Adults     #141621

Are you ready for any emergencies be it natural or man made?  Join SPRD and the American Red Cross for classes on preparedness for you and tour family.  This is a community service and FREE of charge.  You must register in advance.  Adults can be joined by their high school kids.

Date to be announced.

Walk With Ease     441602.02

This Arthritis Foundation Program is a self-management educational program.  Walking is the central activity , but participants will benefit from stretching exercises, and motivational strategies.  Classes will meet 3 days a week for 1 hour for 6 weeks.  Join Shannon Rackowski, certified evidence-based instructor for this program on Healthy Aging.  This class is a COCOA partnership.

Check us out next Spring!

Winter Indoor Walking

SPRD is bringing back a community service Free of charge for Winter Indoor Walking.  In partnership with Sisters School District and Sisters Park & Recreation District, Sisters Middle School will once again open it’s doors from 3:30 – 5:30 pm Monday – Friday from December 2015 – March 2016.  Rules of participation do apply: No Alcohol or Tobacco. Food and Water allowed.  No Running. Do not block open doors, and stay on designated walking areas.  Maps available at SPRD & SMS.

Dec 1 – March 31 l 3:30 – 5:30 pm l M – F l SMS l FREE

Computer For Seniors

Need the basics skills for navigating the computer, internet, iPhone, iPad, email, tablets and technology of the future.  SPRD is bringing you this class to help with the many questions you might have about the computer world.  Dave Huni owner and operator of “In Person Help”, a computer repair company, will instruct these classes at Sisters Park & Recreation District office.  Additional information call SPRD 541-549-2091

Thur l Jan 4 – Feb 8 l 12 – 2 pm l SPRD l $60.00

Painting in Watercolors for Beginners #241606

Jodi Schneider McNamee an accomplished credentialed art teacher, photographer, author, and journalist, who also has a weekly column, Paw Prints, in The Nugget Newspaper will teach this fun class!  Classes will be held at SPRD, which includes all art supplies.  Create animal portraits, landscapes, or whatever you choose to paint from photos! There is no need for any drawing experience, the easy technique to transfer your photo to watercolor paper will be taught, so all levels are welcome!!

Ongoing l Th l 10:30 am  – 12:30 pm l SPRD l $50.00  Coming back Winter 2018

Vegetable Gardening Classes with Central Oregon Master Gardener

The Central Oregon Master Gardeners Association and SPRD will bring this FREE two-hour vegetable gardening class to the Community of Sisters in April.  This class will cover the basics of vegetable gardening, and also agreat deal of information that is specific to Central Oregon, such as how to be successful in this challenging climate and what varieties of different vegetable do best.  A 24 page book on gardening in Central Oregon is also included in this FREE class!

Coming Back April 2018 l Sat l SPRD l 10 – 1pm l FREE