Classes & Workshops for
Adults Age 50+
Boomer U at Ambler SAAC provides a welcoming place
where baby boomers and the boomer-minded can discover
a variety of resources to volunteer, pursue civic
engagement, re-career and find employment, as
well as engage in lifelong learning, embark on
healthy lifestyles and enjoy social connections
in a community for all ages.
Boomer U’s mission is to create and cultivate
opportunities that empower boomers to think differently
and more creatively than previous generations
about mid-life options and provide a catalyst
for action. Boomer U will provide the resources
and connections for people in midlife to rediscover
who they are and what they want to do in their
"bonus years" —the 30 years
beyond what is considered traditional "retirement."
Boomer U is designed to respond to the unique
aging trends of boomers and assist them with the
transition to another life stage—that of
meaningful retirement and individual renewal.
here to visit the Boomer U activities calendar
Fitness and Dance
Full Body Fitness
Achieve inner strength by trying this
specialized exercise to strengthen core muscles,
improve balance, increase flexibility and provide
full body toning.
Breathing and exercise techniques that
increase flexibility, strength, and mobility.
Especially helpful for arthritis.
GongQui Gong and Tai Chi are moving meditation
that is both calming and relaxing while increasing
flexibility, balance and overall strength.
Yoga for Health
Feel the aches and pains of aging? Explore ancient
yoga poses and discover how they can help improve
strength, flexibility and balance.
The Center is proud to partner with area agencies
to provide health services to adults 50 years
With the Visiting Nurse Association Community
Services, we offer the Telehealth Program. Using
current technology and an ordinary telephone line,
Telehealth connects people with a VNA nurse to
monitor vital signs. The VNA nurses will speak
to the member on a video telephone. Any health
care concerns can be discussed with the VNA nurse
at the time of the video telephone conferencing.
Check the newsletters of each Center to see where
dance classes are being offered.Ballroom Dancing:
Put on your dancing shoes and re-learn or learn
to Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha and Swing!
Folk Dancing: Get exercise while having fun and
relaxing! Learn line, circle, sets and couple
dances from around the world with authentic world
music. No dancing experience required.Line Dancing:
Line dancing burns calories, increases metabolism,
stimulates endorphins, relieves depression and
anxiety, and in addition, is a general all-around
stress reducer. When we get our bodies moving
to some stimulating music and learn new steps
to a few line dances, it increases confidence
and stimulates our brain.
Each Center has a Computer Learning Center designed
with small class sizes in mind. There are six
learning stations equipped with state-of-the-art
equipment and software so you'll be able to take
advantage of the best the industry has to offer.
Whether you're a novice who wants to practice
how to use a mouse, or a more advanced user who
wants to learn how to use a spreadsheet, we've
got what you need.
In Norristown. the computers are in an Internet
Café setting which is FREE for
members! The computer lab is available for members
to practice their skills, email friends, and use
the Internet. Basic computer skills are necessary.
Instruction is not provided.
Each center offers a variety of ongoing and special
classes. Included are creative arts such as painting,
sculpture and jewelry making. Craft classes include
quilt making and the sewing arts.
There are educational classes on real estate,
financial planning, legal assistance, tax assistance
and the 55 Alive Defensive Driving Course.
For fun, we have classes on card games such as
bridge, pinochle and poker.
Classes are developed on the interests of members
and trends in the communities we serve.
The Centers in Norristown and Ambler
are ideal for weddings, anniversary receptions,
meetings, family gatherings and other special
events. Rooms can accommodate groups as small
as 10 or as large as 200.