Ross Norton New Active Adult and Senior Programming

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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. 

A MATTER OF BALANCE: An evidence-based, Boston University program to manage falls and increase activity levels. Program consists of eight – 2 hour sessions to include lecture from certified instructors, group discussion and exercises.

TAI CHI: Moving for Better Balance –An evidence-based program consisting of eight single forms in the program derived from the traditional, 24-Form Yang Style Tai Chi but tailored to adults who have concerns about falling and wish to improve balance and mobility. One hour class held twice weekly for 12 weeks.

LIVING HEALTHY: Chronic disease self management program - An evidence-based, Stanford University program is designed with different chronic health programs (such as hypertension, COPD, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson's, etc.) provides tools to manage your health concerns, increase your activity and enjoy life more. 
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | May 3-June 7
Space limited. Pre-registration required | Call (727) 462-6025 to enroll

Enhance® Fitness

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.  

FREE! TECHNOLOGY CLASSES: Class sizes are limited. Call to register. 

  • Facebook | Call for dates and times
  • Meet Your Android Phone or Tablet | Call for dates and times

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 | Second Thursdays, 1-2:30 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 | Last Tuesdays of the Month| 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. 

Chakras | Call for dates and times

 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. 



GLASS FUSION: Necklace and Earrings | Call for dates and times

Create beautiful and luminous glass jewelry. Jewelry will be fired and ready the following week. $10 materials and firing fee for one piece, $8 for each additional piece, paid directly to instructor.

Crafts - Jewelry and Ceramic Tile Painting | Call for dates and times

Create beautiful tiles or pendants using alcohol inks. Brilliant colors reminiscent of stained glass. Perfect for gift giving, 
$10 w/ rec card | $12 w/o rec card

Discussion Groups:

Socrates Cafe: Call For Dates & Times
Join a gathering of people from different backgrounds to exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences, with the central theme that we can learn more when we question and converse with others, Free

Current Events: Call For Dates & Times
Moderated group meets in a relaxed setting to discuss current news and events. Bring your opinions and an open mind. Call for details and times. Free.


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.

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