This Year's Project: Interactive Metronome
About Our Organization
Since 1972 our Center has played an important part of improving the quality of life in Siouxland. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life and support independence and vitality for our members. The Siouxland Center for Active Generations has been offering programming in the areas of health, fitness, general well-being, recreation, education, and finance to all of our members. Today, we have over 1,200 members ranging in age from 24 to 101. Our members participate in over 70 programs and activities throughout the week in an environment that is courteous, safe, inclusive, and FUN for all!
Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being. With over 15,000 residents in this community age 65 or older, and over 1000 more turning 65 this year, we have a big job to do, and need your support to make it happen.
Siouxland Center for Active Generations is a vital part of this community. Our Center does not receive any Federal, State or City support. We need your support to help our Center continue our programs. 100% of your contribution stays in our community helping improve the quality of life for our comunity. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Current Project: Interactive Metronome
Siouxland Center for Active Generations envisions and strives for improving independence for our members.
With the Community’s support our Center is hoping to launch in 2020/2021 an Interactive Metronome program for adults that improves timing in the brain in an organized, systematic, flexible and engaging format. Research shows that this evidence-based program engaging the whole-body movements in combinations with cognitive tasks leads to overall better outcomes. The Interactive Metronome is a patented and unique training tool that challenges thinking and movement simultaneously, providing real time millisecond feedback to help synchronize the body’s internal clock.
This program has benefits for those seniors suffering from Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and Dementia. These are diseases that our members are fighting each and everyday. We believe but engaging in this program It will make a difference in the quality of life not only for our members but for Siouxland. We are always seeking ways to improve independence and vitality for our members with evidenced based programs.
New Fitness Room Equipment and Repairs
According to the experts, staying active does the body and the mind a world of good. This is especially true as we age. They say that if you find exercise and other activities that you enjoy, you will stick with it and improve your quality of life. Well, many of our seniors have found the activities they enjoy in our fitness room. Our fitness room is indeed a big hit with our members. In fact, the fitness room is used by more members than any other program! Because of welcomed and encouraged heavy use, and the fact that not all the equipment is commercial grade, we need to replace several pieces and parts. Members are also challenging themselves to try new equipment and new exercise programs. We would like to support their fitness goals by providing the equipment they are asking to have available to use. They are asking for things like a rowing machine, step exercisers, an exercise bar, a weight bench designed more for seniors, and exercise mats. There are many improvements that need to be made in our fitness room that will enable us to better serve our current members and to attract and serve even more seniors. We estimate that it would cost $9,930 to replace the worn equipment and to add the new equipment. Let’s keep em movin’!