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

Fearless Nature Class

Fearless Nature Class

Thursdays at 4 pm

A wellness program for 4th-5th grade students focusing on outdoor exploration, adventure and development of responsibility and self.

Toddlers in Nature

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)

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 adult/s) to explore and connect with nature through movement, sensory play and activities.

World of Wonder (for kindergartners)

World of Wonder (for kindergartners)

Thursdays at 11:20 am & 3:20 pm

World of Wonder (WOW) nature classes are designed to offer enrichment learning for kindergarten students. WOW is a seasonal, hands-on class to connect children with their natural world. Join instructor Molly Scott to explore the local parks, wild life, streams and ponds and maybe even get a little muddy in the process. This fall we’ll be learning about “Autumn in the field, forest, and farm”!

Yuck!

Yuck!

Thursdays at 4 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*. Come learn, get outside and be grossed out at the same time. Yuck! Nature Classes are for 1st-3rd graders and each class will include walking, hands-on activities, and a small snack.

Seasonal Hikes

Seasonal Hikes

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.

Trash or Treat: Community Cleanup Event!

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 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.

Nourish Junior

Nourish Junior

Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Cooking classes with different themes for kids ages 3-5 and a caregiver.

Nourish: Homeschool - The Science of Ice Cream

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

Nourish: Cookies Around the World

Dates and times vary - see below

Souper Supper

Souper Supper

Thursday, September 30th at 5:30 pm

Join us for dinner and dessert with friends and neighbors at this annual fundraising event, Super Supper! Sample 15 unique crockpot soups and bread, then vote for your favorite. Suggested donation of $10/person will be accepted and appreciated. No advanced registration required.

Fitness Programs & More!

Move Better for Life

Move Better for Life

Mondays 10/4-11/15 at 5:30 pm

Physical therapist-led strength fitness class designed for those age 55+. In-person and virtual options are both available.

Lift Like a Girl

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

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.

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 affection our community. Links to register will be posted soon. 

 

  • Friday 10/8 – Topic TBD
  • Friday 11/5 – Topic TBD
  • Friday 12/3 – Topic TBD
Ask the Expert Series

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

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.

 

 

 

Integrative Programs

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. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention Series

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

Yoga Foundations Series

Mondays at 10 am

Join our experienced instructor, Lori Bower, as she guides you through yoga fundamentals and breathing exercises to promote relaxation and improve flexibility and stability. 

Chair Yoga Series

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.

Urban Zen Series

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.

Integro Sound Bath with Sandra Solano

Integro Sound Bath with Sandra Solano

Saturdays 10/9, 11/20 at 10 am

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.

"Om" for the Holidays

"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.

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!

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. Coming up:

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.

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