LO Parks: Staying active and connected more important than ever
Now, more than ever, it is important to find ways to stay connected as a community while staying physically apart. Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is focused on creating fun and innovative activities for your family to enjoy while flattening the curve. We are proud to announce the launch of the #LivingWellConnected website. This page includes online resources like virtual classes, craft suggestions, events and more! We are updating regularly in order to provide you with the service you have come to expect from Parks & Recreation. We look forward to seeing you in person again soon, but in the meantime, please join us in #LivingWellConnected at: https://www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/living-well-connected.
Tai Chi for Health, Balance & Relaxation – This class teaches the Yang style long form and two traditional Chi Kung exercises. Tai Chi practice reduces stress, improves balance and promotes better health. This class is taught in a relaxed manner. Ages 18+, 7-8 p.m., Mondays, May 4-June 15, Adult Community Center (ACC), $50.
Tai Chi From the Chair – This is a gentle, meditative mind-body exercise performed while seated in the comfort and safety of a chair. Based on the proven effective Tai Chi-Moving for Better Balance program. This class combines traditional Tai Chi forms with simple, slow and rhythmical therapeutic movements to improve balance, strength, and reduce the risk of falls. No previous experience necessary. Ages 18+, 1-2 p.m., Mon/Thurs, May 7-July 2, ACC, $87.
Strength and Balance – Maintaining strength and preventing falls are both important aspects to healthy aging. Strength and Balance is a NEW class. It aims to increase balance, bone density and confidence, promote wellness, lean muscle and overall strength through specifically formatted exercises. Please bring a mat to each class. Ages 18+, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Fridays, May 1-June 26, ACC, $74.
Entry Level Strength Training – Experience low-impact training that uses weights and dyna-bands to strengthen muscles around joints. Improve muscle coordination and balance. Standing, sitting, chair and wall exercises. No mat work on floor. Class includes a stretch and relaxation segment. Ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Wednesdays, May 6-June 24, $44.
Strength Training – Join us for this low-impact training using weight and dyna-bands to strengthen muscles around joints, improve muscle coordination and balance. Students will get on and off the floor. End each class with a stretch and relaxation segment. Ages 18+. 9-10 a.m., Mondays, May 4-June 29, ACC, $53.
Whitewater Awareness 2-Day Course-Clackamas River – Whitewater rafting offers an unsurpassed mix of fun, excitement, camaraderie, fresh air and challenge, all in pristine outdoor settings. This course will teach you the basics needed to learn how to run a paddle raft in whitewater. Instructors begin by explaining the basics and teach by example on the Lower Clackamas (Class II+) and Upper Clackamas (Class III). Ages 18+, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sat/Sun, June 6-7, Upper Clackamas, $293.
Learn to Kayak – Come paddle on the Willamette River out of George Rogers Park. Explore paths once traveled by Native American tribes. Look for bald eagles, blue herons and more as you learn basic paddling skills including launching, strokes, maneuvering and how to stay safe in the water. See online schedule for classes on Saturdays and Sundays at: www.aldercreek.com. Ages 10-15, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday or Sunday, June 7-September 19, George Rogers Park, $39. Ages 16+, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday or Sunday, June 7-Sept. 19, George Rogers Park, $49.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego 97035; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
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