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.

If you have questions about our programs or registration check out our FAQ page or email programs@healthynewalbany.org.

Nature Programs

Farmers Market Stories

Farmers Market Stories

Thursdays at 5:30 pm

Bring a blanket, your whole family, and grab some food from the food trucks for “Farmers Market Stories”, a locally grown story time! Farmers Markets are all about community, culture and connection, and these story times are unique to our New Albany Farmers Market. Bonus: you’ll get $5 in “Farmers Market Coins” as a family to spend at any of our Farmers Market vendor booths!

World of Wonder (WOW) - Summer Superheroes

World of Wonder (WOW) - Summer Superheroes

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15 am

Join instructor Molly Scott for outdoor adventures designed for children ages 3 – 5 to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and seasonal activities. 

Autumn Equinox Hike

Autumn Equinox Hike

Tuesday, September 21st at 12 pm

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.

Food & Fitness Programs

Nourish Cooking Classes

Nourish Cooking Classes

Sundays 2:00-4:00 pm

Join instructor, chef, and New Albany resident, Sharon Dunn for our Nourish cooking classes with themes sure to whet your appetite (or wet your whistle). 

Nourish The Pantry Cooking Classes

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.

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Can You Pickle It?

Can You Pickle It?

Thursday, September 9th, 4:30-6 pm

Join us as we quick pickle veggies at the farmers market! As the summer comes to a close, let’s preserve some of the season’s veggies. Our instructor, Sharon Dunn, will provide everything you need to put together a jar of quick pickles to take home. You can register ahead or just show up – registration will guarantee supplies for you, however we will have limited supplies for walk-ups, because just like the veggies of summer, when they’re gone they’re gone! This is fun for everyone, especially the kids (what a great way to get them to eat veggies!).

Complementary Happy Hour

Complementary Happy Hour

Fridays at 5 pm

Healthy New Albany is offering a complimentary happy hour. Enjoy wine & snacks, chat with friends (or make new ones) and find out what else is going on in the community! Save the dates:

  • July 23rd
  • August 6th
  • August 13th

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Move Better for Life

Move Better for Life

Dates/Times TBD

Join us for this physical therapist led strength fitness class designed to help people in all stages of life. Details coming soon.

Education & Discussion Programs

Lunch & Learn Series

Lunch & Learn Series

Monthly on Wednesdays at 12 pm

Join us for panel discussions on various public health issues affection our community. Links to register will be posted later this summer. Save the dates:

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Ask the Expert Series

Ask the Expert Series

Dates and times vary. See below.

Dementia Friends Training

Dementia Friends Training

Dates and times TBD

Training offered in partnership with Smith’s Mill Health Campus. Dates, times, and links to register will be available later this summer.

Mental Health Matters: Habit Building for Success

Mental Health Matters: Habit Building for Success

Wednesday, August 25th at 6 pm

Join our monthly “Mental Health Matters” talks on a variety of topics related to mental health. In August, Beth Morrison talks with us about Habit Building for Sucess. Join us for a discussion on motivation and self-discipline and explore ways to build habits that will ultimately lead to achieving your wellness goals. Beth will share strategies to create habits that work for you and eliminate the ones that don’t.

 

Mental Health Matters: Let's Talk about Stress

Mental Health Matters: Let's Talk about Stress

Wednesday, September 29th at 6 pm

Join our monthly “Mental Health Matters” talks on a variety of topics related to mental health. This month Gina McDowell from the On Our Sleeves team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will talk about how stress is showing up in our youth. June’s discussion “Let’s Talk About Stress” will look at common stress management challenges our youth face, with an emphasis on COVID and it’s impacts.

 

Integrative Programs

Adult Yoga in the Park

Adult Yoga in the Park

Mondays at 10 am

Join our summer yoga class in the beautiful outdoors at Rose Run Park! Our instructor, Lori Bower, will guide you through yoga fundamentals and breathing exercises to promote relaxation and improve flexibility and stability. Modifications will be made so everyone can do what’s best for their body and get the most out of their practice. Great for any yoga experience level!

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Family Yoga in the Park

Family Yoga in the Park

Sundays 4-5 pm

Bring the family for some yoga fun! Wind-down the weekend and start your week of right with this family yoga session in the park. Matthew Bower will take you through postures and mediations that are family friendly and easy to access off the mat! Single session sign up available. Choose your date(s) below:

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Summer of Zen

Summer of Zen

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Join us for restorative yoga postures, breath work and meditation. Sounds of nature and drumming will promote relaxation and bring you into a reflective state.

August 17th – Urban Zen & Drumming

Outdoor Chair Yoga

Outdoor Chair Yoga

Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 am

Come join us in the refreshing outdoors and move through a variety of gentle yoga poses, all based out of a chair! These seated and standing poses use the support of a chair to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. This class also includes breathing practices to encourage relaxation and mindfulness. Chair Yoga is a gentle class and suitable for adults of any age or fitness level.

Restorative Yoga in the Park

Restorative Yoga in the Park

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Come join our instructor, Lori Bower, to relax and rejuvenate in this gentle style of yoga. Restorative Yoga in the Park invites you into supported yoga postures, inviting a deeper sense of relaxation and returning the body to its natural state of balance.

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Wednesdays, August 4th-September 8th at 9:30 am

Join Kathy Campbell in our upcoming Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention series, developed by Dr. Paul Lam and has been endorsed by the American Arthritis Association.

Reiki Training - Level 1 Certification

Reiki Training - Level 1 Certification

Saturdays, July 24th, 9-5 pm

In this training with Lori Bower, participants will receive the Level 1 attunements and learn how to treat yourself and others. You will explore the origins of reiki, the reiki principles, the human energy system, hand positions for self treatment, and practice giving and receiving reiki. Participants who complete training will receive Level 1 Reiki Certification (which allows them to provide reiki to others). This class is available to all – no experience necessary. Come join us on this healing journey!

Energy Codes Workshop

Energy Codes Workshop

Saturday, September 11th, time TBD

Quantum Science shows that you are the Creator of your life experience. Are you ready to reveal your magnificence? Come embody your greatness with certified Energy Codes facilitator Lori Bower in this workshop held at a beautiful and serene, outdoor setting. 

  • Save the date: Saturday, September 11th (link coming soon)

Senior Connections Programs

Check out our Senior Connections page to find more information, including the weekly programming, coffee lounges, and monthly happy hours.

Sunday Brunch Bunch

Sunday Brunch Bunch

Sundays from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

We invite you to Sunday Brunch Brunch – part of HNA Senior Connections! Enjoy good company and good food. Sunday Brunch Bunch will occur once per month on a Sunday. Food is provided by Smith’s Mill Health Campus!

Photo Credit: Sarah Higgiston

Confidence in Health Series (Anyone can register!)

Confidence in Health Series (Anyone can register!)

Wednesdays at 6 pm

We hope you’ll join us for any/all sessions of this 3-part series “Confidence in Health”! These lectures will feature physicians from Columbus Prevent & Reverse Health Clinic and occur once a month from July – September. You do not need to be a Senior Connections member to register.

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