Senior Programs

  1. Arthritis Exercise Program
  2. Senior Trips
  3. Senior Movies
  4. Senior Wii Bowling
  5. Senior Game Days
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
  • Program Dates:  
    • Fall Session: September 3 - November 7
  • Program Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Program Location: Republic Community Center
  • Program Fee: Free
For additional information or questions on the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, contact Chelsea Small, Recreation Supervisor-Community Programming, at 732-3500 or csmall@republicmo.com.