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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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!
- August 12
Topics and links to register coming soon.
Ask the Expert
Dates & times vary - see below
Lectures along with time for Q&A with experts in a variety of health topics.
- Wednesday, June 8 at 6 pm – What Do I Need to Know About Men’s Health
- Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 pm – How Can Connecting with Nature Affect My Wellness?
- Tuesday, August 30 at 6 pm – What’s Important About Pelvic Floor Health?
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
- May 13 – Paperclip Necklaces
- June 10 – Seashell Trinket Holder
- July 8 – craft TBD
- August 12 – craft TBD
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