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.

Summer Specials

Summer Happy Hours

Summer Happy Hours

Fridays at 5 pm

Celebrate Summer With Us! Healthy New Albany is hosting a complimentary happy hour. Enjoy wine & snacks, chat with friends (or make new ones) and find out what is going on in the community! Free to attend. RSVP preferred.

Mental Health Programs

Science & Impact of Addiction: Community Support

Science & Impact of Addiction: Community Support

Wednesday, August 31st at 6 pm

We invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion on the Science & Impact of Addiction: Community Support. There has been a long history of negative stigma associated with substance abuse and addiction, and we hope to begin to change that by talking about it in our community. No one is immune to addiction. Overall, about 20 million Americans (approximately 7.4% of Americans aged 12 or older) meet the criteria for a substance use disorder. That equates to about twice the total population of the state of Ohio. Free to attend. Registration is appreciated but not required.

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Nature Programs

Toddlers in Nature

Toddlers in Nature

Tuesdays at 10 am

Toddlers in Nature is a sensory-based class designed for toddlers (18-36 months) and their parents/caregivers, offered on Tuesday mornings. Classes incorporate seasonal nature experiences with early child development.

World of Wonder (for ages 3-5)

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.

What's Up in the Garden?

What's Up in the Garden?

Thursdays at 3 pm

Explore the community garden with Nature Educator, Molly Scott. Each session will have a different topic, such as animals in our garden, playful plants, and wonderful weeds!

Nature Sit Spot Workshop

Nature Sit Spot Workshop

Wed. July 27 from 6:30 - 9pm

How can we use being outside in nature to heal? This workshop offers a way for you to reconnect with the rhythms of the natural world and your own true nature.

Seasonal Hikes

Seasonal Hikes

Dates and times vary - listed below

Our Seasonal Hikes (generally 3-5 miles) are offered to celebrate the amazing transitions from season to season. We explore our local world, looking at nature and history relating to the season. 

Nourish Cooking Programs

Nourish Cooking Classes

Nourish Cooking Classes

Sundays at 2 pm

Join Chef Sharon Dunn for cooking classes with a fun and different themes each time.

Nourish the Pantry

Nourish the Pantry

Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Cooking classes led by Chef Eileen Pewitt and a special guest. Proceeds from these classes benefit the HNA Food Pantry.

Nourish Junior: Camps

Nourish Junior: Camps

Dates and times vary - see below

Learn fundamental cooking skills in a fun, hands-on environment! This 3-week cooking camp is for grades 4-6 and 7-10.

General, Fitness, & Mental Health Programs

Lift Like a Girl: Summer Sweat & Snack

Lift Like a Girl: Summer Sweat & Snack

Mondays or Fridays at 9 am

Our popular Lift Like a Girl series continues with summer workshops with a focus on fitness and nutrition for girls. Join a community of girls for a fun-filled outdoor workout. BONUS: You could receive an Athleta gift card for signing up! 

Grades 4-6 (Mondays at 9 am):

Grades 7-10 (Fridays at 9 am):

Education & Discussion Programs

Lunch & Learn Series

Lunch & Learn Series

Monthly on Fridays at 12 pm

Join us for panel discussions on various public health issues affecting our community. Thank you to our L&L sponsor, Bubbly Hall!

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert

Dates & times vary - see below

Lectures along with time for Q&A with experts in a variety of health topics.

 

Integrative Programs

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Join Kathy Campbell in our Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention series. Tai Chi improves balance, both mentally and physically, and significantly reduces the rate of falls in older adults. 

Move Better for Life: Workshops

Move Better for Life: Workshops

Wednesdays - times vary

Check out one or all of these summer workshops from OSU Physical Therapist, Thalia Wynne. These workshops use the specialized LYT Yoga ® Method, created by a physical therapist, which champions freedom through safe, smart, conscious movement patterns.

Chair Yoga on the Patio

Chair Yoga on the Patio

Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Come move through a variety of gentle yoga poses, using a chair outdoors on the patio! Barbara Ellen Held will lead you through seated and standing poses that use the support of a chair to improve balance, flexibility, and strength.

Summer of Zen

Summer of Zen

Mondays or Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Come experience the relaxing and restorative practice of Urban Zen. Our instructor, Lori Bower, will guide you through restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation, and essential oils; inviting space and clearing within to balance your mind, body and spirit.

Yoga in the Park

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.

Family Yoga in the Park

Family Yoga in the Park

Thursdays at 6 pm

Unplug from technology and focus on new goals and family togetherness. Join us for Family Yoga in Rose Run Park during the Farmer’s Market! Family Yoga is a creative and fun physical practice that focuses on flexibility and strengthening the body while developing mental focus and concentration. This class is appropriate for any adult caregivers and children aged 6 to 12.

Restorative Energy Flow

Restorative Energy Flow

Wednesday, June 8 at 6 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. 

Senior Connections Programs

Check out our Senior Connections page to find more information, including the weekly programming, coffee lounges, card games, and knitting circles.

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.

Pinterest Craft Club

Pinterest Craft Club

Fridays at 2 pm

Join us on the second Friday of each month as Africa Thomas, with Wesley Woods at New Albany, walks us through a craft from Pinterest and we’ll find out together if it’s as simple as the internet makes it look! Either way, we’re bound to have fun.

Birthday Party with Wesley Woods

Birthday Party with Wesley Woods

Fridays at 2 pm

Let’s celebrate birthdays! Join other Senior Connections members for a birthday party with friends, music, and refreshments…including cake! Join us bi-monthly for these celebrations.

Evening Socials

Evening Socials

Wednesdays at 5 pm

Join Senior Connections for some fun evening events, all with a different theme!

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