SPRY in the Hills is a community (NHCA) program for seniors, which takes place in Vivo’s child minding room. The room is large and light, and ideal for up to 50 participants for seniors’ exercise classes and social sessions.

Exercise Sessions:

SPRY will be hosting seniors’ fitness/exercise sessions on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 pm, and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm. The program is designed to suit everyone, regardless of ability. You can even do some gentle exercise in a sitting position. Please see the current schedule below.

Social & Games:

Social time is important. Where better to catch up with friends new and old, but over a coffee at SPRY? Engage with others in some fun games, and keep your brain active and healthy. Don’t know how to play Mexican Train, but maybe like Mah-jong? Bring along your tiles and teach others how to play! Social time is scheduled on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 PM, after the exercise class, but please check the schedule for special double social sessions. The schedule is printed in the community newsletter, the Northern Edge News, will be posted on the noticeboard outside the NHCA office, and is available below.

How to Register:

Come and try something new! SPRY is a drop-in program for anyone 55+, so no need to pre-book. Just turn up on Tuesdays or Thursdays to take part in some (or all) of the SPRY programming.

All you need to participate in SPRY is a valid seniors’ (or associate) membership to the NHCA and to pay the SPRY exercise program fee (where applicable) and sign a waiver.

NHCA Senior membership is only $20/year, which you can easily make back (and more!) at local stores and restaurants with our Member Discount Program. For more information on how to join, visit our Membership page, come by the NHCA office in Vivo, or you can even join at the next SPRY session (cash/cheque only at SPRY).

To pay for your program fee, you can do this online (see instructions below), you can come by the NHCA office in Vivo, or you can pay at the next SPRY session (cash/cheque only at SPRY).

To register online (new system): “SPRY Exercise Program – Winter/Spring 2017” 

  1. Registration opens on January 1st, 2017. You can also register at SPRY or in the NHCA Office.
  2. You will need a valid 2017 membership to register for this program – if your membership has expired, expires before the end of the program, or you are new and need a new membership, you can now add one to your shopping cart at the same time as you add the SPRY fitness program.
  3. Click this link to take you into the online system. (a) If you are a current member of the NHCA with an email address registered with us, you will already have a user profile in this system, but may need to update the information. If you have forgotten your password, or have not logged into the new system yet, click on “forgotten password” to be sent a new password. (b) If you are a NEW user, you will need to set up a new profile and purchase a membership first.
  4. Please click here to download our handy guide for new or existing users/members, which shows you how to set up and edit your profile in the new system.
  5. Once your profile is ready, you can select “SPRY Exercise Program – Winter/Spring 2017” from the program menu.

Refunds:

  • Memberships are non-refundable.
  • SPRY program fees paid in advance are refundable up to 14 days before the program start date. No refunds will be given after that date, except in the case of critical illness / injury which prevents participation of the registered participant, and will be pro-rated if exercise sessions have already taken place.
  • See our Purchase and Refund Policies page for more information.

 

For more information about the program, please contact: seniors@northernhills.ab.ca

 

SPRY In The Hills – Fall/Winter 2016

LOCATION: Child Minding Room at Vivo (by the northwest entrance)

 

Tuesdays             Thursdays        
                       
September   2:30 – 3:30   3:30 – 4:30   September  3:00-4:00
6 no session no session  8 Seniors Exercise Class
13 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games  15 Seniors Exercise Class
20 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games  22 Seniors Exercise Class
27 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games  29 Seniors Exercise Class
October  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30 October  3:00 – 4:00
4   Seniors Exercise Class   Social/Games     6   Seniors Exercise Class
11 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 13 Seniors Exercise Class
18 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 20 Seniors Exercise Class
25 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 27 Seniors Exercise Class
November  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30  November  3:00-4:00
1 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 3 Seniors Exercise Class
8 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 10 Seniors Exercise Class
15 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 17 Seniors Exercise Class
22 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 24 Seniors Exercise Class
 29 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games
December  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30  December  3:00-4:00
1 Seniors Exercise Class
6 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 8 Seniors Exercise Class
13 Social/Games Social/Games 15 Social/Games

 

In 2017, SPRY sessions resume on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

SPRY In The Hills – Winter/Spring 2017 *

(* dates/activities shown below are provisional and subject to change)

LOCATION: Child Minding Room at Vivo (by the northwest entrance)

Tuesdays             Thursdays        
                       
January   2:30 – 3:30   3:30 – 4:30   January  3:00-4:00
17 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 19 Seniors Exercise Class
24 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 26 Seniors Exercise Class
31 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games
February  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30   February  3:00 – 4:00
  2   Seniors Exercise Class
7 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 9 Seniors Exercise Class
14 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 16 Seniors Exercise Class
21 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 23 Seniors Exercise Class
28 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games
March  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30  March  3:00-4:00
2 Seniors Exercise Class
7 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 9 Seniors Exercise Class
14 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 16 Seniors Exercise Class
21 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 23 Seniors Exercise Class
28 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games  30 Seniors Exercise Class
April  2:30-3:30    3:30-4:30  April  3:00-4:00
4 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 6 Seniors Exercise Class
11 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 13 Seniors Exercise Class
18 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 20 Seniors Exercise Class
25 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 27 Seniors Exercise Class
May   2:30-3:30  3:30-4:30 May   3:00-4:00
2 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 4 Seniors Exercise Class
9 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 11 Seniors Exercise Class
16 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 18 Seniors Exercise Class
23 Seniors Exercise Class Social/Games 25 Seniors Exercise Class
30 Social/Games Social/Games

There are no SPRY sessions at Vivo for the months of June, July and August, but please check your community newsletter over the summer for information about events and things to do for 55+ residents in the Northern Hills.