The Endwright Center provides a safe and supportive environment where active adults enhance their well being through health, fitness, friendship and creative arts programming.
Our facilities include a 2000 sq. foot soft floor main room, a strength/resistance training room, up-to-date fitness equipment (including a NuStep recumbent cross trainer), space for art classes, workshops, and meetings, plus the Patsy Earles Performing Arts Stage.
Health and Fitness
Area 10 believes in helping individuals take the first steps to an active, healthy lifestyle. Physical activity has many health benefits for adults; it has been proven that light to moderate exercise decreases the risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, and depression while increasing muscle mass, balance, coordination and longevity.
Our Individualized Fitness Program teaches people how to properly stretch, lift weights, and to use cardiovascular equipment to improve overall health and wellness. Over 900 people are enrolled in this program, which is currently free of charge. To participate in this program, we will need a signed consent form, medical history, and a physician’s permission slip (renewed annually). In addition to the individualized program, we provide a variety of group exercise programs including the following:
- Yoga/Tai Chi/Meditation
- Dance/Exercise to Music
- Cardiovascular Exercise
Click here to download the forms needed to participate in the fitness program.
Good nutrition is important at every stage of life; and for older adults, consuming a variety of nutrient packed foods has been linked to reduced risks for developing chronic health conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Our nutrition and cooking classes will:
- Educate/Enlighten & Delight your Taste Buds!
Gardening has been shown to have positive benefits as we age. It helps us to learn new skills and regain lost skills; improves memory, attention, sense of responsibility and social interaction. Moreover, gardening can reduce stress, increase feelings of calm and relaxation and foster a sense of accomplishment as we enjoy and share the calming benefits of nature’s color and beauty. The Endwright Center offers classes in:
- Gardening – Vegetables & Native Plantings
- Bird & Butterfly Education
- Other Beneficial Outdoor Activities
Did you know that as we become older, our creative power increases? At the Endwright Center, we embrace this idea and provide specialty workshops and classes, free of charge or at a minimal cost. These include the following:
- Painting classes: oils, acrylics, watercolor
- Fiber arts, including quilting, knitting, sewing
- Digital Photography & collage
- Music sessions, including the Nightingales
One-on-One Computer Tutoring
Friendly volunteers are on hand to give you one-on-one assistance as you work at your own pace.
- Basic computer skills
- Word processing
- Microsoft Excel/Access databases
Area 10 serves as a leader in providing resources and solutions for Seniors and their caregivers. Private meeting space is available to a variety of not-for-profit groups at a minimal cost.
The Senior Games is an annual event which provides a nonthreatening environment for older adults to compete in games such as golf, track and field events, volleyball, bally ball, 3-on-3 basketball, bowling, softball and more. Anyone 50 years (or better!) from anywhere can play! Event information, schedules and registration are updated annually.