Education & Wellness Programs

GCCOA offers programs throughout the year to promote physical and mental wellness. Most programs are free and some require registration in advance.

Check the Calendar to find out when a class or program is being held, or contact us.

Wellness

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Drumming for fun and fitness!

  • Healthy U workshops — Free six-week workshops on pain management, chronic disease, or Type 2 Diabetes. See the Calendar for the current Healthy U workshop

  • Parkinson's Exercise Class and Parkinson's Dance Class – For those with Parkinson's Disease. Contact us for information.

  • Yoga (Traditional) and Chair Yoga – Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. There are no complicated movements. Contact us for information.

  • Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance — Tai Chi is widely recognized for its health benefits, and participants of this program are less likely to fall. Contact us for information.

  • Golden Beats Drumming Class — Golden Beats is a Drums Alive program. No experience is required. Drumming improves our well being in a number of ways. 

  • Boomers and Beyond — Tune in every Wednesday to WBZI at 12:05 to hear a topic of interest to aging and seniors. AM 1500, FM 100.3  Or listen online https://streamdb6web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/WBZI

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Educational

  • Medicare 101 — Learn what options you have as a Medicare beneficiary, the process and timing for signing up for coverage, and what you can expect for your first year and subsequent open enrollment periods. This program is offered every other month. See Calendar page for next session. Or watch our YouTube video on Medicare 101

  • Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease — Q & A discussion for caregivers or anyone wanting to learn more. Watch our YouTube video on this subject. This program is offered every other month. See Calendar page for next session. 

  • Legal Chat —These monthly sessions offer accurate information to Greene County adults on a variety of important legal topics, provide a comfortable forum to ask related but broad questions of a competent and caring local attorney, and empower individuals to take necessary steps to ensure their legal affairs are in order and as they want them to be. See here for information about the next Legal Chat or to be added to the email list for this program.

  • It's My Money, It's My Life, It's My Stuff — Estate Planning for your future offered twice a year with 4 weekly sessions presented by attorneys, insurance agents, Council staff and other experts. Cost includes binder and program materials. Refreshments provided. See Calendar page for next program.

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Special Events

These events are held once or twice per year. Check the Events page for current information.

  • Senior Artisan Show — Spring — Discover the creativity of our seniors. Promote brain fitness through creativity.

  • Homemade Treats and JamFest — Late Summer — An afternoon of family fun: games, food, music and plenty of surprises. Treats to buy, silent auction gift baskets, live auction of homemade goodies. 

  • SeniorPalooza — May — A fun festival for the 50+ crowd. A day of activities, lunch, and projects. Free but donation for food pantry requested. 

  • Holiday Open House and Gift Soiree — November — Free event with snacks and festive decorations. Treats and treasures available for sale to benefit GCCOA services to Greene County Seniors and their caregivers.

  • Yard Sale — June —A yard sale held in our parking lot, including homemade goodies.

  • Creativity Expo — June — Join us in a day of brain-enrichment through creative expression. Multiple creative sessions led by Council team members or partners. 

  • Drive-by Shredding Event — Spring & Fall — Individuals can bring up to 3 boxes of personal papers for shredding at an on-site shredding truck.

  • Fall Prevention Awareness — September — Learn to reduce the risk of falls.

Support Groups

See here for more information on Support Groups