As part of the Holy Cross Hospital mission, we provide a wide range of education and wellness programs for seniors, including physician-led lectures, health screenings, and fitness classes. These programs are designed to keep you in good health, both physically and mentally, as you age.
Fitness and movement classes, health and wellness education, medical screenings, special events and support groups are offered at Holy Cross Hospital and more than thirty community-based centers throughout the area. Below is a listing of many of the classes and programs available to seniors ages 55 and over. For more information and to register for classes, support groups, and special events, please click here.
Better Balance (55+)
Designed for seniors 55 and older, this free class incorporates strength and resistance training and balance-specific exercises that target the three sensory systems - visual, muscular and neurologic - involved in balance control. The goal of this class is to improve balance through increased strength and body awareness in challenging situations. View schedule and registration information.
Better Bones (55+)
This free program is designed for seniors 55 and older. It focuses on reducing the rate of bone loss, improving balance and flexibility, and enhancing energy and well-being. View schedule and registration information.
Laughter is natural medicine that lifts our spirits, makes us feel happy and brings people together. Feel alive and empowered by using humor to improve your health and increase your sense of well-being. View schedule and registration information.
PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise (55+) (Spanish)
This free, multi-week class of safe and simple exercises designed by the Arthritis Foundation will help to increase endurance, boost energy, and improve range of motion. View schedule and registration information.
Parkinson's Exercise Class
This multi-week class, designed for seniors 55+ who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, will help maintain joint mobility, improve coordination and balance, increase muscle strength and flexibility, reduce stress and improve control over gross motor movements such as walking. (Requires Doctor's Consent Form annually). View schedule and registration information.
Tai Chi-Chih's gentle movements release stress by relaxing the body while refreshing the mind. The movements promote physical, mental, and emotional health. These nonmartial arts movements can be done by anyone regardless of physical condition. View scehdule and registration information: Beginners | Advanced.
Water Workout - Senior Aerobics
A 10-week water aerobic class for people with arthritis. Non-swimmers are welcome. View schedule and registration information.
Health and Wellness
AARP Driver Safety Class
A classroom refresher course designed to sharpen driving skills and develop new defensive driving techniques for drivers age 50 and older. View schedule and registration information.
Blood Pressure Screening
Free blood pressure screenings are offered on a walk-in basis at several community locations. View schedule and registration information. Free blood pressure screenings are also offered at Holy Hospital Senior Source location.View schedule and registration information.
Confidential Memory Screening
The Holy Cross Medical Adult Day Center will offer free, confidential memory screening for interested individuals. Information and resources will be provided following the screening. View schedule and registration information.
Diabetes Education Class
Diabetes self-management classes, taught by a registered nurse and dietitian, prepare the participant to self-manage their disease in partnership with their physician. The class includes four group sessions and one individual visit with a dietitian. View schedule and registration information.
Diabetes Prevention Program
This free 12-week classroom program is designed to help individuals who have pre-diabetes to make lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and exercise, which can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Nutrition guidance, cooking demonstrations, free exercise classes, problem solving, and support for maintaining motivation is provided. View schedule and registration information.
This assessment utilizes the state-of-the-art Biodex Balance System and gait and balance testing to determine your personal falls risk. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. View schedule and registration information.
Explore meditation to benefit specific areas of well-being such as physical health, pain relief, emotional wellness, creativity, communication and relationships. View schedule and registration information.
Memory Academy (55+)
This 5-week course was created by UCLA Center on Aging and provides memory improvement techniques designed to work for everyone. (This program is not intended for people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia). View schedule and registration information.