Everything listed under: Active Aging Week

  • Lots of News!

    Please allow me to introduce myself - I am the new CAL Director, Mary! Hello to the those of you that I haven't met, and to those who have been actively using the CAL over the past few weeks! It's been a pleasure!

    I have lived in Worthington for 14 years with my husband and three children, who keep me extremely busy, happy, and well entertained with their extra-curriculars. Spending time with family and friends gives me a lot of positive energy, as does attending fun events and volunteering in the community.  

    It's been wonderful, getting acquainted with so many new people! In addition to meeting lots of active CAL members, I have been meeting with program instructors, facilitators and volunteers, the CAL Committee, City of Worthington IT, accounting and public works staff, Chamber of Commerce folks, senior dining and housing managers, vendors and so on! Please don't hesitate to remind me of your names, as I really want to learn all of them.

    Remember, my door is always open! Enjoy the CAL, make it yours, and always do your best to make aging fun...I'll do whatever I can to help make this happen!


    Monday - CHAIR YOGA - 10 am - free introductory class with Margaret Vosburgh;  CASUAL BRIDGE PARTY - 1 pm - all bridge players welcome.

    Tuesday -  PICKLEBALL ROUND ROBIN FUN TIME - 9:30 am check-in. Sterling Drug is  providing coffee, rolls, immunization/flu shot info & sign-up, 10 am Round Robin begins; RSVP BONE BUILDERS - 3 pm with Joanne Bartosh (session will follow Ladies Cards). 

    Wednesday - CAL/YMCA walkers WALK & TALK with Anita Leach - 8:40 am at the Worthington YMCA.

    Thursday - MAHJONG ASK-A-FRIEND - 1 pm. - all mahjong players welcome.

    Friday - BIKE-RIDE - 10 am -Longer ride for advanced bike enthusiasts. Those wanting a  shorter ride will begin slightly later, around 10:15 (?); SMRLS FREE WILL PLANNING CLINIC - 10  am - short presentation on Estate Planning (open to everyone), then pre-screened  registrants will work with an attorney/legal staff to prepare a will.

    Please call or sign-up at the CAL, and look for more information on Facebook!

  • Active Aging Week – Saturday September 27th

    We will be hosting our first annual Pickleball Tournament on this day! We will have men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles play!

    People can play in either recreational division or competitive division. Cost is only $25.00 for the first division and $5.00 for the additional division that you play in. Fees include a T-shirt to all participants.

    Trophies will be handed out to the top three teams in each division. The tournament is open to anyone age 50 and over.

    Lunch will be available to purchase midday. Check in will be at 8:00am and all games will follow.

    The tournament will be a round robin style of play and everyone will be guaranteed three sessions of play. Each pairing will play best 2 out of 3 to receive the point for a win. Deadline to register is September 22nd.

  • Active Aging Week – Friday September 26th

    Today we will go over a number of retirement issues concerning money, management, and insurance. Every attendee will receive a package of educational and informational items on services and products that would be pertain to the topic of the day. We will also host a number of speakers for the day.

    10am – we will be hosting an educational session on Estate Planning, Will vs. Revocable Trusts, Power of Attorneys, and much more.

    12pm – Social Security Administration Office will be here to make sure that you know what to do before you retire, update us on any changes, or just answer any questions you may have.

    1:30pm – “Welcome to Medicare” – we will have the Senior Linkage Line  coming to give us information on what to do ahead of time, update on changes, help us read documents and understand them, or answer questions.

    3:00pm – Investments – we will have an expert coming in to explain how to plan for the future and assure that we planned accordingly.

    4:00pm – “Own Your Own Future” – the Senior Linkage Line will talk about the things you need to think about and know before a move, before purchasing long term insurance, before you retire, and before you plan your future.

  • Active Aging Week – Thursday September 25th

    Today we have a wonderful speaker coming and her name is Joan Steffend. She is a former Kare 11 news anchor and HGTV personality. She gave up all of that to find what really makes her happy.

    She has written two books and founded a nonprofit organization called Peace Begins with Me. They are dedicated to helping people find their inner peace and how to be happy with what they have and who they are.

    Today she travels and speaks about her process in finding her happiness and how she has found her inner peace and connected with her own magnificence.

    Joan will be at Memorial Auditorium speaking at 6:00pm. She will be selling her books after the session and signing them. During her session she will connect all of us to the tools we have and show us how to use them to find our own magnificence within. She will show us how to be happy with what we have and who we are.

    The cost for this program is free to all CAL members. For none members it is only $5.00 charge. Tickets are now available to pick up at Memorial Auditorium and it is reserved seating. Tell your friends, and come and be inspired.

  • Active Aging Week – Wednesday September 24th

    Today we will be hosting Sanford for a Health Fair Day. The day is free of charge, except the screening listed below. We will have booths set up from various businesses throughout the community with information from 9:00am-4:00pm.

    We will have Glucose & Cholesterol Screening from 7:30-11:00am. Sign-up sheets are available now at the CAL, stop down or call 376-6457. Cost is only $10.00 per person.

    We will also have SW Hearing Technology here doing Visual Inspections of the ear; the Cancer Center will be here to do a Skin Screening; and Sanford Home Health will be here to do a Balance Screening for falls prevention.

    We will have four different speakers on this day giving us a ton of information.

    10am – “Motion is Lotion” – with presenter Becky Zylstra, Physical Therapist at Sanford Worthington. The importance of staying active into your golden years, with handouts and demonstrations.

    12pm – “Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and You!” with presenter Naomi Bach, CWOCN CFCN CNP. Come and learn about the services available through Sanford Worthington Medical Center.

    2pm – “Falling for Desserts – Warm, Healthy and Delish!” with presenter Chris Schmitz, Sanford Worthington Dietary Manager

    4pm – “The Doctor is In” – presenter will be a Sanford Worthington Clinic Family Medicine Physician.

    Lunch is available at 11:30 for $4.00 with advanced reservations