Evidence-Based Wellness Programs
Ross Norton Recreation Complex is honored to host Evidence-Based programs that offer proven ways through defined research to promote wellness and manage or reduce health concerns and/or falls. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Classes are free to participants.
In partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast, Ross Norton offers this Evidence-Based group exercise program that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active. Each session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises. Provided by Pinellas County Social Action funding. One hour class held three times weekly for 16 weeks. Participants must be age 65 or older. Classes are free to participants.
SilverSneakers® Cardio Fit Class
Increase cardiovascular strength and muscular endurance.
- Free for SilverSneakers® members
- $4 (with rec card) | $5 (without card) per class
- FREE EVENTS: Tuesday, April 4 and 11, 1 to 1:45 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes available. Get more information by calling 727-462-6025
Walking Club | Tue., & Thu. | 10 a.m.
Walk at your own pace. Improve your physical and mental well-being while walking the scenic one mile loop around Lake Belleview. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bring a water bottle. Free.
Bike Club | The Coaster Brake Club | Tue., 9 a.m.
Enjoy easy rides of no more than 6 miles to several scenic destinations, leaving from Ross Norton at Lake Belleview. Bring a water bottle and a spare tube. Free.
FREE! TECHNOLOGY CLASSES: Class sizes are limited. Call to register.
Smartphones and Tablets
Learn how to take pictures, download apps, make calls, add contacts, protect your device, and more. Bring your password and username. Learn about features, navigation, email and the internet.
- Meet Your iPhone or iPad | Tue., Aug. 29 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
- Meet Your Android Phone or Tablet | Tue., Sept. 19 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
Brain Apps | Tue., Sept. 12 | 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Explore a variety of games designed to exercise your mind, improve memory and cognition. Bring your laptop or device, email address and passwords.
Facebook | Tue., Sept. 26 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
For those with an account already set up. Learn how to find and make friends, make comments, post photos, keep your account secure, and more. Bring your username, password and laptop or device.
FREE! ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES AND MODALITIES CLASSES: Class sizes are limited. Call to register
Explore a variety of methods to improve health, increase well-being and happiness.
Gratitude and Happiness | Thu., Aug. 10 & Sept. 14 | 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Research shows that you can achieve greater happiness by developing your sense of gratitude. By following simple practices as little as once a week, you can increase your vitality, improve relationships and become more optimistic.
Reiki Circle | Tue., Aug. 22 | 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Feel a greater sense of peace, calm and connectedness as Reiki practitioners tap universal life energy and enhance the ability of participants to increase their sense of well-being.
Essential Oils | Thu., Aug. 31 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how cultures around the world use a variety of essential oils to soothe and condition skin, relieve tension, uplift mood, and improve health.
Crystals | Thu., Sept. 28 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how crystals are used for Feng Shui, Chakra balancing, purifying, clearing negative energy and more.
Discover the seven energy centers of the body, their locations, functions and methods of balancing them to create physical and mental harmony. Call for date and time.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
GLASS FUSION: Necklace and Earrings | Thu., Sept. 21 | 10:30 a.m. to noon
Create beautiful and luminous glass jewelry. Jewelry will be fired and ready the following week. $10 materials fee paid directly to instructor.
FREE! SHINE Medicare/Medicaid INSURANCE COUNSELING
Shine volunteers offer unbiased insurance counseling on Medicare/Medicaid, prescriptions and long-term care insurance. Pre-registration required. Call for appointment. 727-462-6025 Free.