Active Living Program

UPDATED 02/22/24 at 4:45 pm

MOST PROGRAMS ARE HELD AT THE KING CENTER AS LISTED BELOW 

(while the Boos Center is under Construction):

  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 

  • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesdays - BINGO - 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

DIRECTIONS TO THE KING CENTER - 3 OPTIONS:

From S. Cooper, turn west on Morrell, then south on Adrian.  Center's on east side.

From West Ave, turn east on Morrell, then south on Adrian. Center's on east side.

From High St., turn north on Merriman, then slight right on Adrian.  Center's on east side.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Our program provides a broad range of year-round opportunities for adults 50 and older. 

The $10.00* annual membership fee allows members to access:  free, moderate-intensity exercise classes; Tai Chi ($5/class); Line Dance ($2/class); Yoga ($3/class); Lunch & Learn events; Worth-A-Try! events; twice monthly Bingo; self/group-led games; monthly luncheons at the Gene Davis Banquet Center; affordable and/or more elite worldwide travel opportunities; etc. 

To date, 874 adults enjoy the 

Active Living Program!


WAYS TO JOIN/RENEW:   

1.  Click on the following Annual Membership Form link, complete & submit with payment per the instructions:  Annual Membership Form: '23 - '24

2.  Visit the King Recreation Center, 1107 Adrian St., Mon/Wed/Fri, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Outside of these hours, other recreation programs use the building. 

3.  Visit the Jackson Recreation Dept., 5th Floor of City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:  

Ways to get it - 

1.  Click on the following link:    February 2024   March 2024

2.  Visit the King Recreation Center, 1107 Adrian St., to get a hard copy, Mon/Wed/Fri, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Outside of these hours, other recreation programs use the building.  

3.  Visit the Jackson Recreation Dept., 5th Floor of City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

SPECIALS/ WORTH-A-TRY! / 

LUNCH & LEARN / WORKSHOP EVENTS:

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Advance Care Planning


EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES:

Chair Tai Chi

CARDIO MOVEMENT:  "MOVEMENT MATTERS" - Instructor, Julie Weisbrod, included with membership - moderate-intensity cardio, strengthening & stretching program - Mon/Wed/Fri - 9:30am-10:30am

CHAIR EXERCISE:  "SIT & STAY FIT" - Instructor, Julie Weisbrod, included with membership - a seated, moderate-intensity cardio, strengthening & stretching program – Mon/Wed/Fri - 10:40am-11:30am

YOGA:  SLOW FLOW & YIN YOGA - Instructor, Carol Morrow, $3/class - 2nd & 4th Fridays, 9:30am-10:30am

LINE DANCE:  BEGINNING - Instructor, Tony Vafiadis, $2/class - Mondays, 12:15pm-1:00pm

CHAIR TAI CHI - Instructor, Ken Mangus, $5/class - Fridays, 12:00pm-1:00pm

WALKING:  self-led walking inside/outside the King Center - Mon/Wed/Fri, 9:30a - 10:30a (inside) - or at your convenience (outside)

SOCIAL EVENTS:

KING CENTER BINGO - Held the1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month; Doors open 11:00 am; Caller starts at noon.  Admission fee is $2; extra cards are 8 for $1.  Free refreshments.

MONTHLY LUNCHEONS* - $13 - Enjoy great food, fun and friendship at the Gene Davis Banquet Center the 2nd Tuesday of each month – Doors open at 10:45 am; Buffet starts at 12:00 pm. *PLEASE NOTE:  The next month's tickets go on sale at the current month's luncheon event.  Thereafter, sales are done at the King Rec Center during the program hours stated above.  

Also, please know that you must purchase a To-Go meal in advance if you're planning to take food home - ie. you're not allowed to fill up your plate again and take it home.

TRAVEL PROGRAM:

Affordable and/or more elite Day/Overnight/Extended travel opportunities.  See monthly newsletter or links below for details.  

  • MUST BE A PAID MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE; SEE ABOVE MEMBERSHIP FORM.  
  • CONTACT 517-240-1223 TO SEE IF THERE ARE SEATS REMAINING

CURRENT TRIPS LEAD BY ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAM STAFF:

Ella Sharp

Tigers Game


DIAMOND TOUR TRIPS (Affordable) LEAD BY ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAM STAFF WITH DIAMOND TOUR MANAGER AT DESTINATION:


  • MAR 21-27:  Diamond Tours' Washington, DC - Washington DC 2024 - Cost shown is per person - Only 7 spots left!


PREMIER WORLD DISCOVERY TRIPS (Elite) - LEAD BY THEIR STAFF:


Hawaii 3 Island Adventure

Treasures of Ireland

Black Hills Badlands Mt Rushmore

Historic Savannah & Charleston

Alaska Passage Cruise