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

Community Clean Up Day

Community Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 17th, 8:30-11:30 am

Join Healthy New Albany for a Community Cleanup day! We are so inspired by the beautiful outdoor spaces in New Albany, and what better way to promote our own personal wellness AND our community wellbeing, than by devoting a few hours to cleaning these areas!

Click here to volunteer.

Evening Nature Walks

Evening Nature Walks

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:45-8:00 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, 9:00-10:15 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!

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!

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

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.

Move Better for Life

Move Better for Life

Mondays, April 19th - May 24th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Move Better for Life is 6-week core-based strength series based on the LYT™ method created by physical therapist Lara Heimann, and lead by OSUWMC physical therapist Thalia Wynne that improves postural imbalances, and establishes optimal movement patterns to boost your energy. Each class will include 45 minutes of strength, balance, and flexibility training on and off the floor. Then we’ll reserve the last 15 minutes for Q&A with the physical therapist.

Education & Discussion Programs

Lunch & Learn: Perspectives on Human Trafficking

Lunch & Learn: Perspectives on Human Trafficking

Wednesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:30 pm

Healthy New Albany is privileged to hear from two panelists, Gracehaven Education Prevention Specialist and human trafficking survivor, Stephanie Rollins, and  New Albany Chief of Police, Greg Jones, about the very real tragedy of human trafficking and how it affects all communities.

An estimated 1,032 children are victims of human sex trafficking in Ohio every year. Ohio is particularly vulnerable to human trafficking because it has both large urban centers and rural counties, plus 5 major highways that connect to other states.

Click to register for this free event (virtual).

Ask the Expert: How Can I Cope with Stress?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Cope with Stress?

Monday, April 26th, 6:30-7:15 pm

April is Stress Awareness Month and in light of that, this month’s “Ask the Expert” session will focus on learning techniques to minimize anxiety and stress in your life. HNA’s Director of Integrative Wellness, Lori Bower, will share simple tools that you can use throughout the day to find balance and calm.

Click here to register.

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! 

 

Integrative Programs

Mental Health Matters: Anxiety Warning Signs & Coping Skills (Virtual)

Mental Health Matters: Anxiety Warning Signs & Coping Skills (Virtual)

Wednesday, April 28th, 6-7 pm

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

This month Dr. Karen Cannon* from the On Our Sleeves team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital will (VIRTUALLY!) talk about current information and resources on youth identifying anxiety and building resiliency.

Click here to register.

Urban Zen

Urban Zen

Multiple Options

Join our experienced instructor, Lori Bower, for an hour 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.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Yoga Foundations

Yoga Foundations

Mondays, April 12th-May 17th, 10-11 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. This is a multi-level yoga class and modifications will be made so everyone can participate.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

Multiple Options

Come move through a variety of gentle yoga poses using 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.

Photo credit: Sarah Higgiston

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

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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