Wellness Classes

Register for these programs: by phone (507-664-3700), in person at FiftyNorth, or by clicking on the title of the class
Please pre-register and check-in for all classes no matter your membership levels. It is also important to check-in at the front desk when you arrive for your class.  We use attendance data for grant applications, insurance reimbursement, space planning and determining whether or not to cancel a class.
Scholarships are available to help defray the cost of classes for those who find the cost a financial hardship

Priority Foods: Proteins, Fats, and Carbs

Mondays, September 11, 18, 25

In these three sessions you will learn what foods are essential, or should be top priority, when considering how to budget during economic recession.   Dr. Noel Aldrich, Licensed Nutritionist will lead these discussions on the best ways to maximize your nutritional goals while staying within your budget. Priority Foods covered each session:
September 11 – Protein
September 18 – Fats
September 25 – Carbohydrates
(3 sessions)

Instructor:  Dr. Noel Aldrich
Capacity: 20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 103

Fall Prevention

Wednesday, September 13

Falls and fall-related injuries are among the most common but serious medical problems experienced by older adults. Nearly one-third of older people fall each year, half of which fall more than once per year. Over 3 million Americans over the age of 65 visited hospital emergency departments in 2019 due to fall-related injuries, with over 1.6 million being admitted. Learn from Dr. Marcy Kramer how to prevent falls, how to make your living space less of a fall risk, and how to maintain strong bones and muscles that will help lower your chances of fall risks

Instructor:  Dr. Marcy Kramer
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space:  106

Three Steps to Lifting Mood

Monday, September 18

Is some depression a self-protective mechanism gone awry? Learn about an evolutionary model for depression and three proven approaches to improving mood based on this theory. We will also discuss related ancient and modern mythology about guardians gone awry.

Instructor:  Drew Weis
Capacity: 20
Cost:  $9 nonmbr, $7 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: 106

Buddhism 101

Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1

Basic Buddhism: An Introduction
Have you ever wondered about the origins of mindfulness meditation practice? Or are you curious about Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions with around 400 million adherents? This course offers a brief overview of Buddhist history, practices, and traditions, with some discussion of comparisons with Christianity.

(6 sessions)

Instructor:  Laurel Carrington
Capacity: 20
Cost:  $54 nonmbr, $42 mbr, $0 platinum
Space: room 106

Brain Health

Wednesday, October 11

The human brain is responsible for how the body works intrinsically and extrinsically.  Brain health refers to how well a person brain functions across several areas. Aspects of brain health includes motor function, cognitive function, emotional function, and tactile function.  Brain health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as a stroke, or even a traumatic brain injury, mood disorders, substance abuse and even disease like Alzheimers. While some factors affecting the brain cannot be changes there is still lifestyle changes that might make a difference. Learn ways to help improve your brain health.

Instructor:  Dr. Marcy Kramer
Capacity:  20
Cost:  $27 nonmbr, $21 mbr, $0 platinum
Space:  103