Adult & Senior Programs


Golden Years Programs

  1. Arthritis Exercise Program
  2. Golden Years Movies
  3. Golden Years Newsletter
  4. Walking Club

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 Location: Republic Community Center

Program Fee: Free

For additional information or questions on this program, please contact the Republic Community Center front desk at (417) 732-3500.