Artful Minds: Mixed Media Painting

Build an understanding of color and mark-making as you create artworks that incorporate painting and other art media. Practice self-expression and explore ideas while learning the fundamentals of mixed media material application. Experiment with how combinations of painting materials can create meaning and enhance representational or abstract compositions.  Facilitator: Soyeon Jang, MICA Community Art Fellow. […]

$40.00 – $60.00

Meditation

Busy mind? Racing thoughts? No problem - everyone can meditate! Research continues to show the profound effects of meditation on physical, mental, and emotional health.  Practice a variety of techniques that include mindfulness, compassion, and moving meditation practices. All levels of experience welcome! Facilitators: Wise & Well Staff. You may choose to attend Live or […]

Free – $25.00

Tai Chi – Series 1

Tai Chi improves balance, lowers blood pressure, increases energy levels, and lowers falls risk. Movements are simple and easy to learn. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Suzanne Diehl. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Tuesdays     Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Series 1: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30      […]

$25.00 – $50.00

Mat Pilates – Series 1

Mat Pilates is a mind, body, spirit practice that improves posture, coordination, balance, flexibility, breath control, focus, and increases body awareness. It strengthens and lengthens your core, arms, and legs; you’ll feel muscles you never knew you had! Regular practice will make you strong to the core! All exercises will be performed on a mat […]

$25.00 – $50.00

Zumba Gold – Series 1

This dynamic dance fitness program is inspired by Latin and international rhythms and designed specifically for beginners, older adults, and anyone who loves to dance. Dance your way to improved health (no rhythm required)! Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Wendy Brogden. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesdays       Time: 5:30 […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Strength to the Core – Series 1

A full body strength workout with an emphasis on core strength and stability. Tone and strengthen your muscles while improving your balance, flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Must be able to get down on the floor. Recommended Equipment: Weights and a yoga mat. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Maura Guedouar. You may choose to […]

$20.00 – $40.00

Balance & Easy Movement

This low-impact, low-intensity workout focuses on balance and easy movement exercises to improve range of motion and activities of daily living. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Fridays     Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Series 1: April 5, 12, 19, 26 Fee: $20 members/$40 […]

$20.00 – $40.00

Slow Flow Yoga – Series 1

Slow flow links the breath and movement in a sequence of flowing poses to improve balance and alignment with a grounding stable energy. This practice incorporates breathwork, standing, balancing, kneeling, and lying poses ending in guided relaxation. Recommended Equipment: yoga mat and props (blocks, straps, or towels). Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You […]

$20.00 – $40.00

Better Breathers Club

The American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club connects people with lung conditions such as asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, and emphysema to education, support, and resources. Learn better ways to cope with lung disease while getting support from others through a fun and stimulating combination of guest speakers, problem solving discussions, movement, and social activities. This […]

Free

Garden Club

It’s time to gather in the garden to plan, plant, weed, grow and harvest our spring and summer vegetables and herbs. You don’t need a green thumb or gardening experience to join us; just an interest in growing your own food and a willingness to get your hands dirty! All members will reap the joys […]

Free – $10.00

Stepping On

Have you experienced a slip, trip, or fall that has shaken your confidence or left you with the fear of falling or worse yet, resulted in injury? You understand that the threat of a fall is often a “game changer” and can be a barrier to doing activities you enjoy at home and in your […]

Free

Anxiety: Don’t Take Tension, Take Action

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health complaint in the US. Identify the difference between stress and common anxiety disorders and review common treatment strategies for anxiety. Facilitator: Dr Elizabeth Galik, PhD; University of Maryland School of Nursing. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesday, April 24        Time: 11:30 […]

Eating Seasonally and Locally

Central Maryland offers a long growing season with ample opportunities to eat local and seasonal produce. Learn why eating locally and seasonally is beneficial for your health and your community. Get tips on finding local and seasonal produce and how to use it. Facilitator: Skylar Moore. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: […]

Intuitive Abstract Painting

Create flowing, expressive abstract painting while listening to music for inspiration. This painting approach is a great way to “get out of your head” and paint more intuitively. Using thinned acrylic paint, you will respond to music, creating layered work with depth and transparency. No experience necessary! Facilitator: Kelly Irvine, Kelly Irvine Designs. This is […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Chair Yoga – Series 2

Yoga means union. Members will practice uniting movement, breathing, and meditation without the need for moving up and down from the floor to a seated or standing position. Yoga promotes balance, flexibility, and relaxation mentally and physically. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Salena Jacob, DPT. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesdays  […]

Register $25.00 – $50.00

Hearing Health and Aging

Hearing health is the number one modifiable contributor to Alzheimer's and dementia. Familiarize yourself with the effects of hearing on your cognitive function, and why it is so important to get hearing checks annually. Observe a brief demonstration of hearing device care. Facilitator: Dr. Elena Scarano; Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA). You may choose to […]

Zumba Gold – Series 2

This dynamic dance fitness program is inspired by Latin and international rhythms and designed specifically for beginners, older adults, and anyone who loves to dance. Dance your way to improved health (no rhythm required)! Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Wendy Brogden. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesdays       Time: 5:30 […]

Register $25.00 – $50.00

Qigong – Series 2

Qigong uses movement to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit with the goal of improving and maintaining health and wellbeing. The practice introduces you to Sheng Zhen meaning unconditional love, which opens the heart, strengthens the body, and calms the mind. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Pamela Tanton.  You may choose to attend […]

Register $25.00 – $50.00

Strength to the Core

A full body strength workout with an emphasis on core strength and stability. Tone and strengthen your muscles while improving your balance, flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Must be able to get down on the floor. Recommended Equipment: Weights and a yoga mat. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Maura Guedouar. You may choose to […]

Register $25.00 – $50.00

Balance & East Movement

This low-impact, low-intensity workout focuses on balance and easy movement exercises to improve range of motion and activities of daily living. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Fridays      Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Series 2: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Fee: […]

Register $25.00 – $50.00

Wise & Well Member Orientation

Wise & Well Orientation walks new members through a holistic picture of health and well-being. How you feel is not just about your physical health; it is about overall wellness. Discuss Wise & Well logistics such as parking, registration, class pathways, dimensions of wellness, and moving forward on your wellness journey. You may choose to attend […]

Forever Strong – Series 2

A full-body workout designed to increase endurance, strength, and balance, while also enhancing your independence and everyday activities. The first half of the class will be using weights and the second half of the class will be stretching the entire body while creating more flexibility and mobility in the body. Aerobic and floor-work included. Skill […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Flow & Flex Yoga – Series 1

Combine two styles of yoga to give you a great workout for your body and mind. Vinyasa Yoga is all about linking movement with breath while Yin encourages you to take it slow and improve flexibility and circulation. Enjoy a flowing sequence of standing postures followed by extended stretches during the seated portion of class. […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Tai Chi – Series 2

Tai Chi improves balance, lowers blood pressure, increases energy levels, and lowers falls risk. Movements are simple and easy to learn. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Suzanne Diehl. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Tuesdays     Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Series 2: May 7, 14, 21, 28 Fee: $20 members/$40 […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Blood Pressure Basics

High blood pressure is a condition that is common in older adults. Learn more about the causes and consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure. Understand how lifestyle modifications like stress management, improved sleep, exercise, and nutrition can help reduce blood pressure. Delve deeper into how and what you eat affects your blood pressure and come […]

Register Free – $10.00

Mat Pilates – Series 2

Mat Pilates is a mind, body, spirit practice that improves posture, coordination, balance, flexibility, breath control, focus, and increases body awareness. It strengthens and lengthens your core, arms, and legs; you’ll feel muscles you never knew you had! Regular practice will make you strong to the core! All exercises will be performed on a mat […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Protect Yourself

Learn the basics of how to defend yourself in this introductory workshop that includes tips on how to stay safe and build safe habits. Practice strikes and release moves that could be used to defend yourself against an attacker in different situations. Create a mindset for safety, learn how to get out of a dangerous […]

Register $5.00 – $20.00

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Learn to recognize common signs of the disease in oneself and in others. Learn what steps to take and how to talk to your doctor. Facilitator: Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter. Date: Friday, May 10        Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Fee: Free Please call 410-662-4363 if you have any questions about the event, using […]

Your Best Life

Your Best Life walks members through the big picture of life and well-being. How we feel tomorrow is not just about physical health. When we view life across the various dimensions of well-being, we often get ideas about where we want to go next. Our vision, what we want to do tomorrow (and next year!) […]

Service Navigation

Have questions? Need support? A group session on how you can navigate over, under, and through some of the barriers that are in your way, preventing you from having better days. These may include personal motivation, reliable transportation, health issues, access to healthy foods, housing issues, or any number of things. No matter where you […]

Roland Park Library Tech

Bring your tablet, smartphone, or laptop along with your Pratt Library card and PIN and librarians will guide you through accessing hundreds of virtual classes using Udemy. Facilitator: Greg Fromme; Roland Park Branch Librarian. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesday, May 15         Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Fee: […]

Living Well with Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition that requires daily monitoring. Learn valuable information and tools that can help you manage your diabetic symptoms to avoid complications, so you can live well and continue to do the activities you enjoy. Gain peer-to-peer support as you learn tangible actions related to healthy eating, physical activity, and managing stress […]

Commedia dell’arte

There’s more to Italian Art than Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Learn about the origins of slapstick comedy and the world of character archetypes in this Renaissance style of theatre. Facilitator: Justin Alston. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Friday, May 17        Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Fee: […]

Register $5.00 – $10.00

Mini Scrapbook Memories

Recall, reflect, and record your memories for years to come with a mini scrapbook. Bring your favorite photos to creatively tell the story of a memorable event. Journal your memory, craft your visual layout, and add embellishments. Smile, scrapbook & share your creative memory book. Facilitator: Sheila Zeigler, Creative Memories. This is a Live only […]

Register $15.00 – $25.00

Culture & Craft Club

Study the history of different culturally relevant art forms and make your own finished pieces of art to keep or share. No experience necessary! Facilitator: Tanya Taylor. This is a Live only event. Date: Woodblock Printing – Monday, May 20     Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fee: $20 members/$40 non-members Please call 410-662-4363 if you have […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Spring Sculpture Garden: Crafting Nature’s Awakening

Dive into the world of sculpting inspired by the beauty of spring! Using versatile materials, such as clay, wire, and found objects to craft sculptures depicting flowers, birds, insects, and other seasonal elements. Culminating in a temporary sculpture garden, each artwork will contribute to a vibrant outdoor installation in the Wise & Well Garden, celebrating […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Protect Yourself from Scams

Scammers who target older adults are relentless. Learn about the different types of scams, including financial scams, romantic scams, and more. Get practical tips for avoiding scams to protect your heart, your money, and your lifestyle. Facilitator: Jacke Schroeder; CHANA, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore. You may choose to attend Live […]

Identifying and Addressing Implicit Bias: Social Work’s Professional Responsibility

Speaker: Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C Gisele Ferretto, MSW, LCSW-C, is a clinical faculty and manager of training at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the director of public policy within the newly established UMSSW Office of External Affairs. Ferretto brings extensive expertise in policy and leadership, field education, accreditation, child welfare practice, […]

Register $30.00

Cooking with the Doc

Learn about the nutritional benefits of plant-based cooking and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle with delicious, easy recipes. Work alongside the Doc as you cook and learn how food can fuel your body for Your Best Life! Facilitator: Dr. Nishant Shah. This is a Live only event. Date: Thursday, May 23      […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Brain Blast Challenge

Join us for some engaging brain game exercises to stir up your brain’s super pathways.  Challenge your mind — your brain will thank you! You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Friday, May 24       Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fee: Members Free/Non-members $10 Please call 410-662-4363 if you have any questions […]

Register Free – $10.00

Yoga for Arthritis

Practice gentle yoga to improve symptoms of pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Research has shown yoga to be an effective tool for those experiencing Arthritis. Practice in class, and take-home an easy yoga daily sequence. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Tuesday, May 28    Time: 2:00 […]

Register Free – $10.00

Coffee Chat

Join your friends for a cup o’ joe and a chat, catch up and socialize for a bit! This is a Live only event. Date: Thursday, May 30        Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am Fee: Members Free/$5 non-members Please call 410-662-4363 if you have any questions about the event, using online ticketing, or to register via […]

Register Free – $5.00

Diverse Authors Book Club

Engage in a lively discussion on the themes, characters, and plot of the book Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. Homegoing is a fictitious historical novel that follows the descendants of two half-sisters born in Ghana. The story highlights social issues such as colonialism, imperialism, and slavery while following seven generations of a family split in two. […]

Forever Strong – Series 3

A full-body workout designed to increase endurance, strength, and balance, while also enhancing your independence and everyday activities. The first half of the class will be using weights and the second half of the class will be stretching the entire body while creating more flexibility and mobility in the body. Aerobic and floor-work included. Skill […]

A full-body workout designed to increase endurance, strength, and balance, while also enhancing your independence and everyday activities. The first half of the class will be using weights and the second half of the class will be stretching the entire body while creating more flexibility and mobility in the body. Aerobic and floor-work included. Skill […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Molière

Shakespeare isn’t the only one to leave his mark on the theatre world.  Take a closer look at the famous French playwright Molière and learn about the life, work, and impact he had on theatre. Facilitator: Justin Alston. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Monday, June 3      Time: 1:00 pm […]

Register $5.00 – $10.00

Flow and Flex Yoga – Series 2

Combine two styles of yoga to give you a great workout for your body and mind. Vinyasa Yoga is all about linking movement with breath while Yin encourages you to take it slow and improve flexibility and circulation. Enjoy a flowing sequence of standing postures followed by extended stretches during the seated portion of class. […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Tai Chi – Series 3

Tai Chi improves balance, lowers blood pressure, increases energy levels, and lowers falls risk. Movements are simple and easy to learn. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Suzanne Diehl. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Tuesdays     Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Series 3: June 4, 11, 18, 25     *The Fee […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Seasons in Motion: Collective Cut Paper Animation Workshop

Embark on an enchanting journey through the seasons, creating a collaborative stop-motion video to bring the magic of the season to life through the art of cut-paper animation. Working together, you will craft a vibrant stop-motion animation that celebrates the awakening of the season in a whimsical and captivating way. No experience necessary! Facilitator: Lindsay […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Mat Pilates – Series 3

Mat Pilates is a mind, body, spirit practice that improves posture, coordination, balance, flexibility, breath control, focus, and increases body awareness. It strengthens and lengthens your core, arms, and legs; you’ll feel muscles you never knew you had! Regular practice will make you strong to the core! All exercises will be performed on a mat […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Chair Yoga – Series 3

Yoga means union. Members will practice uniting movement, breathing, and meditation without the need for moving up and down from the floor to a seated or standing position. Yoga promotes balance, flexibility, and relaxation mentally and physically. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Salena Jacob, DPT. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesdays  […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Zumba Gold – Series 3

This dynamic dance fitness program is inspired by Latin and international rhythms and designed specifically for beginners, older adults, and anyone who loves to dance. Dance your way to improved health (no rhythm required)! Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Wendy Brogden. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Wednesdays       Time: 5:30 […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Brain Boot Camp

This is a brain fitness challenge that, like a fitness boot camp, is fast paced, energizing, and requires quick thinking to push your brain to new levels. Brain Boot Camp has an intensive social component with competitive and cooperative challenges. Challenge yourself in a supportive environment, meet new people, and learn new ways to keep […]

Register $20.00 – $50.00

Qigong – Series 3

Qigong uses movement to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit with the goal of improving and maintaining health and wellbeing. The practice introduces you to Sheng Zhen meaning unconditional love, which opens the heart, strengthens the body, and calms the mind. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Pamela Tanton. You may choose to attend […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Look After Your Liver with Acupressure

The liver renews, cleanses, and energizes the body. It also metabolizes fat, breaks down carbohydrates, and produces heat for the body. Apply easy acupressure (gentle pressure with the fingertips to a specific point) to boost liver health for a fresh start this spring. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: […]

Register Free – $10.00

Strength to the Core

A full body strength workout with an emphasis on core strength and stability. Tone and strengthen your muscles while improving your balance, flexibility, range of motion, and coordination. Must be able to get down on the floor. Recommended Equipment: Weights and a yoga mat. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Maura Guedouar. You may choose to […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Balance & Easy Movement

This low-impact, low-intensity workout focuses on balance and easy movement exercises to improve range of motion and activities of daily living. Skill Level: All levels. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Date: Fridays      Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Series 2: June 7, 14, 21,28 Fee: $20 members/$40 […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Wise & Well Member Orientation

Wise & Well Orientation walks new members through a holistic picture of health and well-being. How you feel is not just about your physical health; it is about overall wellness. Discuss Wise & Well logistics such as parking, registration, class pathways, dimensions of wellness, and moving forward on your wellness journey. You may choose to attend […]

Advancing the Science: The Latest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

Learn about the current landscape of Alzheimer’s and dementia science, current research regarding early detection, diagnosis, and the latest advances in clinical trials, treatments, and lifestyle interventions. Engage in brain games and find out how you can get involved in research too! Facilitator: Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter. ** You may opt to view the […]

Your Best Life

Your Best Life walks members through the big picture of life and well-being. How we feel tomorrow is not just about physical health. When we view life across the various dimensions of well-being, we often get ideas about where we want to go next. Our vision, what we want to do tomorrow (and next year!) […]

Mindful Eating for Improved Health

Ditch the diet and choose mindful eating. Learn how mindful eating can help you gain control of your eating habits, increase self-acceptance, and tune into your body’s needs. Become more aware of your hunger cues and how to incorporate principles of mindfulness into your daily meals. Understand common mindless eating habits and how to overcome […]

Register $5.00 – $10.00

Clowning Around

Who doesn’t like clowns? Explore the who, what, where, and how of theatrical clowning and its history. Create your own clown persona with the skills and knowledge learned. Facilitator: Justin Alston. This is a Live only event. Date: Thursdays, June 13 and 20     Time:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fee: $5 members/$10 non-members If […]

Register $5.00 – $10.00

Coffee Chat

Join your friends for a cup o’ joe and a chat, catch up and socialize for a bit! This is a Live only event. Date: Friday, June 14       Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 am Fee: Members Free/$5 non-members Please call 410-662-4363 if you have any questions about the event, using online ticketing, or to register […]

Register Free – $5.00

La Bocce Vita

Bocce is a popular Italian lawn game. Toss and roll larger balls on the ground towards the smaller goal ball, the “Pollina.” Learn game set up, rules, strategy, terms, and game play. No Bocce experience needed; enjoyment of the sweet life preferred. Facilitator: Angie Gentile. This is a Live only event. Date: Friday, June 14 […]

Register Free – $5.00

A Deeper Look – Contemporary African American Artful Leaders

Want to take a deeper look at an artist's works and dialogue like a real “art critic?” Learn how to use insight and critical thinking to evaluate a work of art, what it means, and most importantly, how it makes you feel. Facilitator: Sara Kaltwasser. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Topic: Carrie […]

Culture & Craft Club

Study the history of different culturally relevant art forms and make your own finished pieces of art to keep or share. No experience necessary! Facilitator: Tanya Taylor. This is a Live only event. Date: Malas – Monday, June 17       Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Fee: $20 members/$40 non-members Please call 410-662-4363 if you have […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00

Migraine Triggers and Treatments

Those that suffer from migraines know that they can be disruptive to daily well-being. Delve into the physical, emotional, and nutritional factors that may contribute to a migraine flare. Hormones, food sensitivities, and past trauma may also contribute to triggers and severity. Discover evidence-based steps towards relief. Facilitator: Dr. Kimberly Auvil. This is a Virtual […]

Register Free – $10.00

Ask The Dietician

Trying to eat healthier? Have a question about food or nutrition? Confused about things you hear about in the news or on tv? Ask the dietician! Email your nutrition questions or interests to kyndra@decodingnutritionanswers.com, and the dietician will address your questions in class. Facilitator: Kyndra Hamblin, RD; Decoding Nutrition Answers. This is a Virtual only […]

Register Free – $10.00

Oodles of Noodles

Bring Italy to Baltimore in this fun, healthy, whole-grain pasta-making experience. There are so many benefits of making pasta from scratch; mindfulness, cognitive development, nutrition, reduced environmental footprint, saves money, works many different muscles, cultural immersion, and it’s so much fun to make with friends! Top your hand-cut pasta with heart-healthy olive oil & Mangia […]

Register $15.00 – $30.00

Bullying Among Older Adults: Creating a Caring Community

Bullying has become a problem in senior centers, apartment buildings, and other places where older adults gather. Learn how to identify and respond to bullying to create a safe environment. Get tips to protect yourself and your friends so you can enjoy your home and leisure activities in peace.  Facilitator: Jacke Schroeder; CHANA, an agency […]

Spring Art Show

Gather to ooh and ahh at the amazing creations while celebrating and exploring the work of Wise & Well member artists completed this spring. This is a Live only event. Date: Friday, June 28     Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fee: Free *RSVP Events are FREE, so they will not appear in your shopping cart. […]

A Deeper Look – Contemporary African American Artful Leaders

Want to take a deeper look at an artist's works and dialogue like a real “art critic?” Learn how to use insight and critical thinking to evaluate a work of art, what it means, and most importantly, how it makes you feel. Facilitator: Sara Kaltwasser. You may choose to attend Live or Virtually. Topic: Kerry […]

Register $20.00 – $40.00