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GMVCC promotes wellness by providing health checks and fitness programs for adults. Dedicated to helping individuals improve their personal fitness, health and lifestyle, our 50+ Programs also promote and build community by engaging people in screenings, classes, and activities where they can encourage and support each other.

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Lions Club Eye Glass Recycling

Lions International

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time                                   

Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed in his job, a senior maintain her independence, and provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, the Lions Club recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Drop off your usable eyewear at the Lions-sponsored collection box here at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center for the Lions Club to refurbish and redistribute to those who need them.                 

Age Requirement: N/A

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Take a Hike

Take a Hike

February - October

Hikes run between February and October and range from 3 – 6 miles. Destinations vary throughout the year. Our goal is to give all an opportunity to participate and have a good time. Unless otherwise noted, hikes will leave at 9 a.m. from the GMVCC. Cost $12/person (unless otherwise noted).

Please note:  Our hiking program is popular and fills quickly.  Please call the Center as soon as possible if you are interested in signing up.    

  • We will plan to have a snack and/or a rest at the midpoint of our hike. Bring snacks and at least 16 oz of water. 
  • We will hike rain or shine. Dress appropriately, (i.e. layers, rain gear, boots, hats, gloves). A light daypack is recommended for carrying essentials. 
  • Hiking boots (or trail shoes) and a walking stick or trekking poles are recommended. 
  • Hikes require a minimum of 5 registrants, and a maximum of 11.
  • Hike leader is both Adult CPR and First-Aid certified. 

Age Requirement: All Adults -- For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

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Take a Hike

2016 Hikes

Subject to Change at Hike Leader's Discretion

Please consult the current monthly calendar or website calendar.

4 hikes at a time will be in the front office registration book. After we complete each hike, the next sign-up sheet will be added. You may sign-up for the new hike at that time.

If we cancel a hike, you will receive a full refund. If you sign-up and cancel and we can fill your spot, you will be refunded your fee less a $5.00 processing fee. If we cannot fill your seat, or you cancel after the close of business on the Friday preceeding the hike, there will be no refund.

Questions? Email Tracy or call 425-432-1272.

Walking Group

Maple Valley Best Foot Forward (MVBFF)

Divot and Dine

Join the Maple Valley Best Foot Forward (MVBFF) Walking Group!

Due to popular demand, we are going to start having Walking Group on Thursdays (STARTING JUNE 2ND)  in addition to Mondays and Fridays!

Join Tracy or Jamie on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9 am for a 45-minute walk on the Lake Wilderness Trail. Everyone walks at their own pace; distances will be loosely marked. All people, pets and paces welcome. $1. Out and back in about an hour. Approximately 2 miles covered in each outing.

Bring your water, your coffee, your leashed pup (with waste bags), or a 2-legged walking buddy. Tracy or Jamie will accompany you on each outing, rain or shine.

This is a drop-in activity; no need to call ahead. Please check in with Tracy or Jamie before starting. Cost is $1.00 per person to support on-going GMVCC Health and Wellness programs.

Age Requirement: Active Adults 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Schedule Time Location Fee

Mondays, Thursdays (STARTING JUNE 2ND) and Fridays

9 am

Meet in GMVCC Parking Lot

$1.00 per person

Divot and Dine

Golf lessons and lunch

Divot and Dine

The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is pleased to partner with our next door neighbor, Lake Wilderness Golf Course, to bring 50+ seniors a very special series of group golf lessons and lunch. Our four week session of Wednesday classes is offered from 10:30 am-11:30 am. Then we'll cross the street to the Community Center for a delicious, home-cooked lunch prepared by Beth & Lorrie, our talented and popular chefs.

Two sessions are available. Session 1: June 1, 8, 15 and 22 and Session 2: June 29, July 6, 13 and 27 (not the 20th)

Five (5) people per session. Cost of each session is $45 per person which covers lessons and lunch. One hour lesson is at Lake Wilderness Golf Course beginning at 10:30 am. Clubs are available for use at no extra charge. Space is limited, so sign-up early to reserve your space! Fun, friends and food - you can't beat this deal!

View flyer Age Requirement: Adults 50+

Register at the front desk. For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

2016 Schedule Time Location Fee

4 Wednesdays per Session

Session 1: June 1, 8, 15 and 22

Session 2: June 29, July 6, 13 and 27 (not the 20th)

10:30 am - 1 hour lesson

12:00 noon - Lunch

Lake Wilderness Golf Course

Lunch following lesson at GMVCC

Each session is $45 per person

FallStop…Move Strong™Fit for Life

Fall Prevention & Strengthening Program

Don't be a statistic. As of 2005, the number of Seniors who fell was 11 million. The number of Seniors who died from falls was 15,800. The percent of falls that resulted in life-altering injuries was between 20-30%. The FallStop…Move Strong™ exercise program was designed specifically to reduce falls by improving balance, strength and flexibility. Join us for a series of 4 different 12-minute sessions each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30 am. This program is free and no sign-up is necessary.

The FallStop…Move Strong™ program includes:

  • A graduated exercise program which targets strengthening, coordination, flexibility and balance
  • Weight-bearing activities to improve bone strength
  • Education about personal and environmental risk for falls including age-related changes in our bodies & strategies, home and community mobility and safety, footwear, and recommendations for medical follow-up to review vision, medications, etc.
  • Safety strategies for everyday situations such as getting up in the middle of the night, reaching for items on high shelves, standing up from a chair or the floor

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Event Time Location Fee

Mon/Wed/Fri

No exercise on party days.

FallStop

10:30 am

GMVCC

FREE

Line Dancing

Learn to dance!

Join Janie to learn the joys of line dancing. Good fitness and fun all at the same time. Wear light-weight comfortable clothes and leather-soled shoes (or shoes that are conducive to dancing). Bring your own water bottle.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie call 425-432-1272.

Date Event Time Location Fee

Wednesdays

Line Dancing

2:30 - 4:30 pm

GMVCC

$5 for drop-in or

$50 for pre-paid card good for 11 classes

Foot Care

Foot Care

Taking care of those tootsies

Routine foot care for seniors is provided by Karen's Foot Care on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Call 425-432-1272 to schedule your appointment. Please tell us if you are diabetic or taking any blood thinners. Reminder: Bring a bath-size towel to your appointment.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee
2nd and 4th Friday of each month (and 3rd Thursday as needed)

Half hour appointments

9 am - 3:30 pm

GMVCC

$27.00 per person

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Yoga Class

Yoga

Healthy Aging

GMVCC is pleased to offer Healthy Aging Yoga. Designed to increase strength, flexibility, posture, and balance, the class provides a unique combination of gentle yoga poses and stretches, strength conditioning, focused breathing techniques, and simple reflection practices. Individualized instruction and special attention given to accommodate individual needs, ability, and health conditions. This class is designed for 50+ adults including beginners with little or no experience with yoga. No floor work. Come in and bring a friend!

This class is taught by certified instructor Candi Foon. Her classes have become so popular she is now offering 2 classes per week. Classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 am in the main hall. Introductory class is FREE!

Age Requirement: 50+ Class Level Beginner - No experience necessary - All mobilities welcome. For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

9:30 - 10:30 am

The Den Youth Center

 

4-week Class Prepaid Punch Card: $23

8-Week Class Prepaid Punch Card: $44

12-Week Class Prepaid Punch Card: $60

Drop in Rate: $6

Introductory class is FREE!

Blood Pressure Checks

BP Checks

You can't fix it if you don't know it's broken

We have very kind volunteers to help you keep an eye on this important vital sign. Firefighters from Maple Valley Fire & Life Safety perform this check on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 10:30 am.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee
1st and 3rd Fridays of each month 10:30 - 11 am GMVCC FREE

AARP Smart Driving

AARP Safe Driving

Tune up your driving skills

The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation's first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older that has helped millions of drivers remain safe on today's roads. This 2-day course is designed to help you:

  • Tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road.
  • Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust your driving to allow for these changes.
  • Reduce your traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries.
  • Drive more safely.
  • Qualify for an auto insurance premium reduction or discount. Specific state insurance laws vary - please consult your insurance agent for specifics in your state.

AARP membership is not required to take the course. There is no final test to pass.

Visit AARP Driver Safety for more information. See calendar for upcoming dates and times. Call 425-432-1272 to register.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

2017 Class Schedule Time Location Age Fee

Friday/Monday 2-Day Course

4 Sessions Available

 

March 10 and 13
June 9 and 12
September 8 and 11
December 8 and 11

10 am - 3 pm

GMVCC

Library

50+

$15 for AARP members

$20 for non-members Payable to the instructor


Pre-registration required

Both days required for credit

AAA Roadwise Review

Roadwise Review

Check your driving abilities conveniently, confidentially

The AAA Roadwise Review is a scientifically validated screening tool developed by AAA and noted transportation safety researchers to help seniors drive safely longer. This tool allows seniors to measure the eight functional abilities shown to be the strongest predictors of crash risk among older drivers. The abilities assessed in Roadwise Review include:

  • Leg Strength and General Mobility
  • Head/Neck Flexibility
  • High- and Low-Contrast Visual Acuity
  • Working Memory
  • Visualization of Missing Information
  • Visual Search
  • Useful Field of View

What Users Tell Us About Roadwise Review.

  • "If you take the test and you do well, it gives you confidence. If you have concerns, you'll learn about what you can do to keep driving safely."
  • "...very well set up, easy to follow and move through."

Please contact Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272 to schedule an appointment for your confidential screening.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee
By Appointment Only TBD GMVCC

FREE

Wii Games

Wii Games

Virtual gaming on our big screen

Wii bowling games are a fun substitute, especially if you can't do the real thing. As players move a small hand-held motion sensitive wand, the television registers the motion, making the video game seem like the real thing. Health benefits may include improved hand-eye coordination, balance, muscular strength and endurance.

Our own GMVCC team plays with other South Sound senior centers in February through June.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Event Location Fee
Oct 11 – March 5, 2016 Varies Wii Bowling League Varies FREE (except tournaments)

Game Room

50+ Game Room

Classic Favorites

Not just for kids, the Game Room at The Den is now open Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for "experienced" players of pool, ping-pong, shuffleboard, foosball and more.

Let's show them how it's done.

Age Requirement: 50+

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Date Time Location Fee

Mondays - Wednesdays - Fridays

10 am - 1:30 pm

The Den

$1 per person

Mondays

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

GMVCC

$1 per person

Medical Lending Closet

Brenda - NW Neighborhood Nutrition Graduate

Check with us before you buy

GMVCC maintains a lending closet for use by anyone who needs bathroom or walking aids. All equipment is available free of charge. Donated items include

  • canes
  • crutches
  • walkers
  • shower chairs
  • bedside commodes
  • wheelchairs

Call 425-432-1272 for available inventory.

Age Requirement: N/A

For more information or to donate items email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Lions Club Eye Glass Recycling

Lions International

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time                                   

Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed in his job, a senior maintain her independence, and provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, the Lions Club recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Drop off your usable eyewear at the Lions-sponsored collection box here at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center for the Lions Club to refurbish and redistribute to those who need them.                 

Age Requirement: N/A

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.

Phones for Soldiers

Cell phones for Soldiers

Connecting those who protect us                                 

Cell Phones For Soldiers began in 2004 as the idea of two patriotic kids who wanted to give back to the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting us each and every day. To date the charity has provided more than 220 million Minutes That Matter to our troops serving around the world.

Provide a lifeline to America’s bravest. Your simple, powerful gift provides connections that truly make a difference. Drop off your old cell phones here at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center. More information can be found at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

Age Requirement: N/A

For more information email Tracy or Jamie or call 425-432-1272.