Programs & Events
Programs & Events
Healthy New Albany offers a wide variety of classes, community programs, and events – all about enjoying life while improving health! Our programs are open to everyone (no residency or membership restrictions).
Some of our programs are one-time events and some are a series of classes on a specific day and time for a set number of weeks. Rest assured we are taking all necessary health and safety precautions including adequate social distance in each program or event. Many of our offerings take place outdoors, while others take place in our spaces at the Philip Heit Center or at a beautiful property on Avis Rd. The Philip Heit Center is equipped with an HVAC system that meets the strict compliance standards for air flow and filtration required by The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We are confident that we can safely welcome you indoors for our programs and events.
See the list of active programs below and follow each link to register through RecDesk, our online registration system.
Toddlers in Nature
Wednesdays at 10 am
Toddlers in Nature is a sensory-based class designed for toddlers (18-36 months) and their parents/caregivers, offered on Wednesday mornings. Classes incorporate seasonal nature experiences with early child development.
World of Wonder (for ages 3-5)
Tuesdays at 10 am
Join instructor Molly Scott for outdoor adventures in Rose Run Park (and surrounding community). World of Wonder (WOW) nature classes are designed for children ages 3 – 5 (and their adults) to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and activities.
Dates and times vary - listed below
Our Seasonal Hikes are offered to celebrate the amazing transitions from season to season. We will explore our local world, looking at nature and history relating to the season. As we look deeper into the transitions of seasons we will hike (generally 3-5 miles) locally, observe and explore nature through history and legends.
- Haunted Hike through New Albany – Sunday 10/31 at 6 pm
- Winter Solstice Hike at Rocky Fork – Tuesday 12/21 at 4:30 pm
Trash or Treat: Community Cleanup Event!
Saturday, October 30th at 10 am
Join Healthy New Albany for “Trash or Treat” – a Halloween-themed Community Cleanup day!! Let’s get rid of any TRASH in our outdoor parks so we can enjoy our community spaces for the TREAT they are! This is a great opportunity to both clean up and connect with our local parks and walking areas.
Nourish Cooking Programs
Nourish The Pantry Cooking Classes
Thursdays 6:30-8:30 pm
Join instructor, chef, and NAFP Culinary Education Lead, Eileen Pewitt for a variety of cooking classes suitable for all. Proceeds from each Nourish The Pantry class are directly allocated to the New Albany Food Pantry.
Nourish: Homeschool - The Science of Ice Cream
Tuesday, October 5th at 1 pm
Join instructor Eileen Pewitt for an introduction to Homeschool educational experiences at Healthy New Albany. In this Nourish culinary class, “The Science of Ice Cream,” 4th – 6th grade students, and their adults, will learn some basic science behind one of our favorite treats – ice cream! We will all scream for ice cream in hand made cones and with fruit skewers.
Nourish: Cookies Around the World
Dates and times vary - see below
Learn to make those fancy cookies you’ve always wanted to try then gather together to try them all.
Fitness Programs & More!
Lift Like a Girl
Tuesdays 10/5-11/4 at 3 pm
Lift Like a Girl – strength + conditioning for teens. During this 5-week program (10 sessions) Beth Morrison will teach girls in grades 7 – 12 the fundamentals of strength and conditioning while increasing physical fitness for functional and athletic performance.
FREE Skin Cancer Checks
Wednesday 10/6 6-7:30 pm
Join OSU Dermatologists for a quick head to toe skin check to look for suspicious lesions. It’s hard to check your own head and back, so let us do the work for you! Skin checks will be held at OSU Dermatology at the new OSU Outpatient building. Simply register online for the event, and then an HNA staff member will reach out to you via email to schedule you.
Restorative Energy Flow at Instill Wellness
Saturday, November 13th from 4-5:30 pm
Restore and balance the flow of energy through the ancient healing practices of yoga and acupuncture with Lori Bower and Michelle Sauberzweig. Experience a sense of well-being, peace and calm as we move through a practice based on the principles of The Energy Codes, by Dr. Sue Morter. We will explore embodiment practices of healing breath work, heart expanding meditations, movement and restorative postures that will help shift your energy.
Education & Discussion Programs
Lunch & Learn Series
Monthly on Fridays at 12 pm
Join us for panel discussions on various public health issues affection our community. Links to register will be posted below when available.
Ask the Expert Series
Dates and times vary. See below.
Join us for free lectures from local experts on a variety of health topics. There is always time for Q&A.
- Fall and winter lecture schedule coming soon.
Mental Wellness Matters
Dates & times vary - see below
Join our monthly “Mental Wellness Matters” talks on a variety of topics related to mental health. Each month a mental health professional will provide a lecture on a different topic.
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Series
Wednesdays 9/22-10/27 at 9:30 am
Join Kathy Campbell in our Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention series, developed by Dr. Paul Lam and has been endorsed by the American Arthritis Association. Tai Chi improves balance, both mentally and physically, and significantly reduces the rate of falls in older adults.
Yoga Foundations Series
Mondays at 10 am
Urban Zen Series
Tuesdays at 6 pm
Urban Zen is a blend of gentle movements, restorative yoga poses, breath practices, aromatherapy, and guided meditation leaving you feeling calm, relaxed, and revitalized. Open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary.
- Oct. 12 – Nov. 9 (in-person)
- Oct. 12 – Nov. 9 (virtual)
- Nov. 23 – Dec. 14 (in-person)
- Nov. 26 – Dec. 14 (virtual)
Chair Yoga Series
Tuesdays at 10 am
Come move through a variety of gentle yoga poses, using a chair! Jane Rabe will lead you through seated and standing poses that use the support of a chair to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. Chair Yoga is a gentle class and suitable for adults of any age or fitness level.
Integro Sound Bath with Sandra Solano
Saturdays 10/9, 11/20 at 10 am
"Om" for the Holidays
Thursday, December 16th at 6:30 pm
Join instructor Lori Bower for this very special holiday Urban Zen event. Enjoy sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls, journey through restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation and essential oils.
Senior Connections Programs
Check out our Senior Connections page to find more information, including the weekly programming, coffee lounges, and monthly happy hours.
Pinterest Craft Club
Fridays at 2 pm
Thursdays at 10 am and more!
We are dedicated to the health, growth, and empowerment of our New Albany area seions. Join HNA Senior Connections to participate in a variety of programs that focus on social, physical, and emotional wellbeing.
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