Adult & Senior Programs
Golden Years Programs
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, also known as AFEP, is low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. Classes include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability along with a joint warm-up, balance and endurance exercises, and a relaxation period at the end of class. This enjoyable and motivational exercise program helps to keep joints flexible, muscles strong, increases energy, and improves overall well-being. Classes are taught by a trained program leader.
Who is Eligible? With the consent of his/her physician, any adult with any type of arthritis may participate. Participants must be able to independently work with assistive devices (if used) or, if in a wheelchair, adults must be able to transfer to a straight-backed chair. Exercises can supplement, but should not replace, any exercises prescribed by a doctor or therapist.
Program Available For: Adults/Seniors
Program Registration: No Registration Required
2024 Session Dates:
- Winter Session: January 9-February 29 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
- Spring Session: March 19-May 9 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
- Fall Session: September 17-November 7 (Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1:30 PM)
Program Fee: Free
For additional information or questions on this program, please contact the Republic Community Center front desk at (417) 732-3500.
Golden Years Movie Day is held at the Republic Community Center on the last Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m., except in the event of Holidays when it will be held the Thursday prior. The movies are FREE and no registration is necessary. Seasonal snacks and activities are provided!
Sign Up for our Golden Years Newsletter!
The Golden Years newsletter is BACK! Sign up to be on our Golden Years mailing list and stay in the know about all of our Golden Years programming. Sign up by visiting the Republic Community Center front desk or by calling 732-3500.
Republic Parks & Recreation Walking Club
The Republic Parks and Recreation Walking Club is an incentive program that is open to participants of any age. Participants may count miles walked on the Community Center's indoor track or on any of the outdoor trails throughout the parks system. Miles can be logged in the 100-mile Walking Club binders at the front desk of the Community Center. Awards are given when different mileage goals are achieved! Mileage levels and awards are listed below:
- 100 Miles: Walking Club T-Shirt
- 2,500 Miles: Name on the "Walking Club Hall of Fame" Plaque and a $15 Wal-Mart Gift Card
The 100-mile goal must be achieved during the calendar year (January 1 - December 31) and will start over on January 1 annually. The 2,500-mile goal carries over from year to year and awards can only be redeemed once. Miles can be completed on the trails within our parks or on the indoor walking track located inside the Republic Community Center!
Stop by the Republic Community Center front desk to sign up!