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

Evening Nature Walks

Evening Nature Walks

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:45-8 pm

Rejuvenate yourself with mindful nature walks. Deepen your connection with nature while walking in a slow relaxed way, quieting the mind and engaging your senses. Join our instructor, Molly Scott, as we explore nature and movement through the seasons. The walks are suitable for all!

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Morning Nature Walks

Morning Nature Walks

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 9-10:15 am

Rejuvenate yourself with mindful nature walks. Deepen your connection with nature while walking in a slow relaxed way, quieting the mind and engaging your senses. Join our instructor, Molly Scott, as we explore nature and movement through the seasons. The walks are suitable for all.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Sunrise Nature Walks

Sunrise Nature Walks

June 1st & 15th, 7:30-8:45 am

Rejuvenate yourself with mindful nature walks. Deepen your connection with nature while walking in a slow relaxed way, quieting the mind and engaging your senses. Join our instructor, Molly Scott, as we explore nature and movement through the seasons. The walks are suitable for all!

Twilight Nature Walks

Twilight Nature Walks

June 8th & 29th, 7:30-8:45 pm

Rejuvenate yourself with mindful nature walks. Deepen your connection with nature while walking in a slow relaxed way, quieting the mind and engaging your senses. Join our instructor, Molly Scott, as we explore nature and movement through the seasons. The walks are suitable for all!

World of Wonder (WOW) Nature Classes for Preschoolers

World of Wonder (WOW) Nature Classes for Preschoolers

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. 

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Yuck!

Yuck!

Bi-monthly on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm

Yuck! The name says it all. Nature is sometimes weird and gross and awesome! These classes are inspired by the “Nature’s Yucky!” books by Lee Ann Landstrom and taught by Ms. Molly Scott. Come learn, get outside and be grossed out at the same time. These classes are for 1st-3rd graders and occur on Thursday afternoons twice per month. Each class will include walking, hands-on activities, a small snack, and information to take home.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Nature's Edge

Nature's Edge

April 22nd, May 20th, & June 10th, 5:30-7pm

Nature Classes for adults, with an edge. This class is not for the faint of heart, it is for those willing to go outside, to the edge and learn about all that is wild, mysterious and cool. Beyond pretty flowers and butterflies there lies a world of nature that is hard core. Welcome to the punk rock of nature classes! 21 years and older only!

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 direcly allocated to the New Albany Food Pantry.

Hello Spring! Happy Hour

Hello Spring! Happy Hour

Friday, May 14th, 5-7 pm

Celebrate spring with us! Healthy New Albany and the Market & Main apartments have joined forces to put together a happy hour. For $5 you can enjoy wine and snacks, chat with friends (or make new ones), and find out what else is going on in the New Albany community.

Click here to register.

Education & Discussion Programs

Ask the Expert: Do I REALLY Need a Good Night's Sleep?

Ask the Expert: Do I REALLY Need a Good Night's Sleep?

Monday, June 28th, 6-7 pm

Poor sleep quality/quantity is correlated with chronic health conditions, auto accidents, obesity, a less effective immune system, and more. We invite you to join Danielle Livelsberger, Registered Sleep Technologist, as she talks about common sleep disorders, how sleep can help us stay healthy, and some tips and tricks for a better night’s sleep! 

 

Lunch & Learn: Healing Our Frontline Heroes - Resources for Veterans and First Responders

Lunch & Learn: Healing Our Frontline Heroes - Resources for Veterans and First Responders

Wednesday, May 12, 12:00-1:30 pm

We will be privileged to hear from retired Lt. General Michael Ferriter, who is the President and CEO of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, along with Jake Bame, an Ambassador from Save a Warrior.

We invite you to join us for this important conversation as we discuss the challenges faced by veterans and first responders, and ways to help our protectors to heal.

Click here to register.

Integrative Programs

Adult Yoga in the Park

Adult Yoga in the Park

Mondays & Saturdays 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!

Family Yoga in the Park

Family Yoga in the Park

Sundays in June, 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!

Outdoor Chair Yoga

Outdoor Chair Yoga

Tuesdays, June 8th-June 29th, 9:30-10:30 am

Come join Jane Rabe 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.

Mental Health Matters: Managing Mood & Depressing

Mental Health Matters: Managing Mood & Depressing

Wednesday, May 26th, 6-6:45 pm

Join our monthly “Mental Health Matters” chats on a variety of topics related to mental health.

This month Dr. Ujjwal Ramtekkar from the On Our Sleeves team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will talk about how depression + mood stabilization can show-up in, and have an impact on, our youth as well as some cognitive and behavioral interventions to support growth + progress in these areas.

Click here to register.

Integro Sound Bath

Integro Sound Bath

Saturdays, 5:00-6:15 pm

Dr. Sandra Solano, M.D. will invite the sounds of the Himalayan Singing Bowls to immerse you in a unique experience of vibration and sound.  Enjoy the sounds of a full therapeutic set bringing you to a quick state of deep relaxation.

Energy Codes Workshops

Energy Codes Workshops

Saturdays,1:00-5:00 pm

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. 

Senior Connections Programs

Check out our Senior Connections page to find more information, including the weekly Thursday gathering calender and a link to become a member.

PT Prevention Talks

PT Prevention Talks

3rd Wednesday of the Month, 5:30-6:30 pm

We hope you’ll join us for any/all sessions of this 3-part series on preventing injury and staying fit while aging! “PT Prevention Talks” will be led by Physical Therapists with OSU Wexner Medical Center.

 

Sunday Brunch Bunch

Sunday Brunch Bunch

Monthly on Sunday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

We invite you to Sunday Brunch Brunch – part of HNA Senior Connections! Enjoy good company and good food (socially distant of course). Sunday Brunch Bunch will occur once per month on a Sunday.

 

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