Ask a Dietitian
Do you have personal food or nutrition questions you would like to ask a dietitian? Do you wonder how many calories are right for you or if you’re eating too many snacks? Do you need suggestions about how to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables?
The Ask a Dietitian service offers a complimentary consultation with a registered dietitian once a month, by appointment only. Consultation times are listed in the Lifetime of Harmony newsletter each month with the number to call for an appointment.
Note: This community service focuses on general nutrition needs and is not intended to be a substitute for therapeutic diets or medical nutrition therapy.
Get up, get moving and have some fun. There is something for every fitness level. Regular exercise will increase your strength, your flexibility, your immune system and more.
YMCA HEALTHY LIVING CENTER - INTEGRIS
YMCA HEALTHY LIVING CENTER - INTEGRIS offers a variety of activities to keep you strong and healthy. Call the YMCA AT 405-942-9622 for the latest offerings.
Third Age Life Center (north office)
Tai Chi Chi - is a series of 20 simple, gentle and flowing movements which relax the body and calm the mind. Tai Chi Chi is offered from 10 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday. You can enjoy a 6-week session for $45, payable to the instructor.
Zumba Gold - If you want fun, fun, and more fun, join this lively class, every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The free class is ongoing and students can be incorporated in the class at any time.
Senior Strength Training is offered free on Tuesdays and Fridays. The one-hour Tuesday class begins at 3 p.m., and the one-hour Friday class begins at 1:30 p.m. If you want to smile while strengthening your muscles, join the ongoing senior strength training class.
Third Age Life Center (south office)
Healthy Heart Walkers Club - Although members of the Healthy Heart Walkers Club walk every day in the comfort of designated walking paths at INTEGRIS Baptist and INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Centers, the monthly meeting is held at 7:30 a.m. the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center (south office), located in the basement of the Medical Office Building at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center.
Senior Strength Training is offered free on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Capital Hill United Methodist Church, 125 SW 25th St.
Healthy Heart Walkers' Club
The Healthy Heart Walkers’ Club is designed to provide our community with a structured walking and health education program. The large hallway access areas, located at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center and INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and an outdoor walking track at INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, provide a safe, convenient and comfortable walking environment. Health care professionals are nearby should you ever need their assistance.
A monthly meeting features various speakers presenting information on topics about health and wellness or other topics of interest to seniors. A one-time nominal membership fee of $5 is assessed. Members receive a Healthy Heart Walkers T-shirt.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at:
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center
Third Age Life Center
4200 S. Douglas Ave., Ste. B10 (Medical Office Building Basement)
In September 1998, INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center joined forces with Faye Donalson, a teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing. The Faye Donalson Hearing Helpers Demonstration Room became a reality.
Hearing Helpers is a demonstration room where people can go to learn about devices made to help compensate for a hearing loss. The services are available to anyone with hearing loss, parents of children with hearing loss, relatives or friends seeking information about helpful devices or gift ideas. Students and others interested in hearing loss and assistive devices are welcome. The Hearing Helpers Demonstration Room is staffed with trained volunteers.
The room is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is located in the INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center, 5100 N. Brookline, Ste. 100, Oklahoma City. Additional information is available by calling 405-717-9820.
Memory: Use it or Lose It
Memory loss often occurs with age, but it may raise some questions for the individual and family: What is normal? Can anything be done to delay it? Could it be Alzheimer's? This program addresses these questions and other age-related memory concerns, including the early detection and treatment of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Participants receive a checklist of warning signs and other tools to help assess whether you or a loved one needs further evaluation by a physician.
The program is free to the public and is held in various locations int he metro Oklahoma City area. Dates and locations of the programs are listed in the Lifetime of Harmony Newsletter.
Prevent Slips, Trips and Broken Hips
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among individuals who are over 65 years of age. Steps can be taken to reduce one's risk of falling.
INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center in collaboration with INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation offers a community program that educates seniors about risk factors for falling, prevention of falling and what to do if a fall occurs. Following a short presentation, individuals may elect to do the "Timed Up and Go Test" which identifies their risk for falling. Participants in the high risk category are advised to review the results with their primary care physician.
This program is free to community groups in the metro Oklahoma City area. Call us to schedule the program at your location.
Rapid Readers Book Discussion Groups
In response to the suggestion of a long-time Third Age Life Center volunteer, the Rapid Readers Book Discussion group was established in the summer of 2001.
The Rapid Readers read one book monthly, selected by the attendees, then meet and discuss the book. The group discusses an array of topics, such as biographies, mysteries, history, romance, fiction, and humor. Rapid Readers make every attempt to read and/or review books that are available in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Library System.
The readers meet the third Friday of each month at:
INTEGRIS Third Age Life Center
5100 N. Brookline Ave., Ste. 100
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.