Active Older Adults

NECC’s Active Older Adults (AOA) programs encourage and support wellness in mind, body, and spirit for older adults through fitness programs, fellowship, and community service.

Potlucks, Socials, and Trips

Join our enthusiastic group for potlucks, hikes, and other exciting activities. Check out the AOA event board in the lobby for what’s coming up next!

AOA Trip to Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, & Hike to Elowah Falls

Come see the museum that focuses on the history of the original inhabitants of the gorge, the Cascade Chinook, dating back thousands of years. Then, join us on an easy one-mile each way hike to Elowah Falls with a 300 feet elevation gain to the magnificent waterfalls.

Tuesday, April 22nd
9:30am – 4:30pm

Members Only: $10 — Register for this AOA Trip!

* Please wear layered clothing, and walking shoes. Bring water, and a walking stick if you have one.

AOA Classes

The following classes are included with NECC Membership. Non-Members and guests are welcome to attend with payment of a daily drop-in fee. Registration is not required but encouraged.
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AOA Aerobics – Gymnasium
This class builds endurance and strength, as well as increasing bone density. Increased flexibility, correct posture, and improved balance and coordination are also welcomed benefits of this class.

Mon/Wed   11:00 am – 11:50 am
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AOA Circuit Training – Fitness Room
This class is designed to build strength by working the major muscle groups of the body through resistance or weight training exercise. The circuit enables each participant to work out at his/her individual intensity and ability level. (1-hour free equipment orientation is a prerequisite for this class – see the Front Desk for more information)

Tues/Thurs   10:30 am – 11:30 am
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Deep Water Workout
A low-impact workout held in neck-deep water, typically in the deep end of the pool with a flotation device (some classes utilize the shallow end for stretching). NECC provides noodles, hand buoys, and optional free weights.

Tues/Thurs 6:15 am – 7:00 am
Tues/Thurs 7:30 pm – 8:20 pm
Sat 8:30 am -9:30 am
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Joints in Motion – Pool
The Joints in Motion class is informed by the Arthritis Foundation curriculum, and focuses on range of motion rather than aerobics. This class is great for those challenged by Arthritis, Parkinson’s, Lupus, and stroke recovery, among others.

Mon/Wed/Fri 9:45 am – 10:30 am
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Senior Exercise – Pool
Senior Exercise is similar to the Water Workout class, but performed at a lower intensity. This class emphasizes maintaining and improving range of motion, and also incorporates elements from the Joints In Motion class. NECC provides noodles, hand buoys, and optional free weights.

Mon/Wed/Fri 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
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Also view our other aquatics and fitness offerings!

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