SCAN Health & Wellness Center offers wonderful classes

SCAN Health & Wellness Center in Ventura is offering new wellness classes to the community (aged 55 and older, or an adult caregiver to someone 55 and older). “Introduction to Knitting,” a six-week class starting April 4, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. is one of them. The unique part of this class is that it is being taught by an 80-something senior, Marianne Crane, who previously owned three knitting stores. Marianne started knitting at a young age, while she was in elementary school, knitting lap afghans for soldiers during WWII. In the “Introduction to Knitting” classes, participants will learn the basics of knitting and begin a project of their choice. They will supply the basic supplies needed plus a practice skein of yarn.

Looking for a way to de-stress at the end of the day? A new class to help calm the mind and soothe the nervous system starts this spring. “Guided Meditation for Stress Relief” is scheduled for Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. starting April 6. This six-week class features a variety of meditation techniques to improve your mood, sleep, focus and overall general health.

Join a new Better Bones class. Use the latest techniques to build your bones in new and improved ways. Starting Friday, April 7, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., this 10-week class focuses on balance, strength and flexibility. Better Bones, taught by Suzi Axtell, is tailored especially for older adults and their caregivers.

These classes are all offered at no cost to participants. To register, and for more information  please 658-0365. Address 6633 Telephone Rd.

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