Cabarrus County provides opportunities for health promotion as a means to add life to our precious years.
At the Senior Center in Concord, visitors can exercise at our indoor and outdoor fitness centers, walking trail and more.
The Senior Centers in Concord and Mt. Pleasant, and the Kannapolis LunchPlus Club (located at Living Water Church of God) house fitness centers available for older adults. To become eligible for use, one must complete an orientation by a certified fitness instructor. Orientations are held at different times depending upon the site. Contact the Senior Center - Concord at 704-920-3484 for times at all locations.
Located behind the Senior Center in Concord and open to the public is a paved walking trail. In addition, there are horseshoe pits, shuffleboard and bocce courts and a covered outdoor fitness center.
If you are looking for more motivation to stay active, register for a group fitness or dance class from beginner to more advanced levels.
Cabarrus County's Senior Centers offer more than 100 opportunities for exercise and movement programs each month. Similar programs are offered at the LunchPlus Clubs, located in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mt. Pleasant. These satellite sites offer wellness classes designed to encourage daily movement and increase muscular strength and range of motion.
Fitness and Dance Classes
Cabarrus County's Senior Centers off
er more than 100 opportunities for exercise and movement programs each month. Similar programs are offered at the LunchPlus Clubs, located in Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland and Mt. Pleasant. These satellite sites offer wellness classes designed to encourage daily movement and increase
Behavior Modification Classes
Along with fitness, the Senior Centers offer behavior modification classes which promote positive lifestyle changes and maintenance. These classes are offered intermittently throughout the year and include:
- A Matter of Balance, a 4 to 8 week program designed to recognize and address fall prevention and increase activity levels;
- Living Healthy, a 6-week empowerment course for individuals living with chronic health conditions;
- Living Healthy with Diabetes, a highly participatory 6-week workshop designed to understand skills needed for daily management of the disease;
- Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, an 8-week session of movements and exercises designed to assist in managing the symptoms of arthritis;
- Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi, a 6-week exercise program designed to improve mobility, relaxation and breathing;
Senior Health and Wellness Expo
Annually, the Senior Centers present a health and wellness exposition to promote local health resources and wellness education to the aging community. Senior Health and Wellness Expo is packed full of FREE information and activities, including health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, hearing, bone density and many more), interactive educational sessions and a great number of health and wellness related exhibitors. Seniors learn new information and enjoy fellowship among friends.
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
For more information, call 704-920-3484
Seniors from across Cabarrus are working out and getting in step at the Cabarrus County Senior Centers for the 2017 Senior Games. Sure, the Senior Games encourage older adults to be more active, learn new skills, make/renew friendships, renew old talents, live better and healthier lives, and have fun.
Anyone age 50 and older by December 31, 2017 can participate the competition, which is open to all skill levels. The games are sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc., and sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult services.
A sample of the athletic events available include walking, horseshoes, archery, track and field events, basketball shooting, tennis, cycling, croquet, football throw, softball, swimming and bowling.
Residents who enjoy performing or visual arts can participate in the SilverArts competition. Through SilverArts, residents can compete in various categories including cheerleading and performing, visual, heritage and literary arts.
The competition divides events into five-year age groups by gender, with the exception of mixed doubles and Silver Arts. Top medalists go on to represent Cabarrus County in the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals.
Early bird registration is $18 and required by March 10, 5 p.m. Final registration is $23 and due by March 23, noon. This includes participation in your chosen event(s), Cabarrus County Senior Games T-shirt, and a ticket to the closing ceremonies dinner and dance. A few events require an additional fee: golf is $38, bowling is $9.30 per event, 5K run is $12 and cycling is $10.
Opening Ceremonies will take place April 3, 11 a.m. at the Frank Liske Park amphitheater. The event will feature the award-winning Cabarrus County Sparks Cheerleaders. Lunch follows the ceremony at a cost of $3.
For more information or to register for the Cabarrus County Senior Games, visit the Cabarrus County Senior Centers in Concord (331 Corban Ave. SE) and Mt. Pleasant (8615 Park Dr.), call 704-920-3484 or download the online entry form.