Seniors in Action

Happy seniors participating in SIA activities

Overview

Come be a part of the Seniors in Action (SIA) Program! A recreation program with a yearly membership designed for independent adults age 50+. Participate in a variety of programs designed to keep you healthy, active, and having fun! Build relationships and foster a sense of community while enjoying fitness classes, games, speakers, and social activities! The MCC Staff will help make your time at the MCC fulfilling and fun!

Membership is open to persons 50 years of age who meet eligibility requirements and have paid their annual membership dues to the McLean Community Center. Participants have access to all SIA activities however, select high demand programs may require a registration or a small fee. To remain a member in good standing, dues must be paid annually. Memberships are non-transferrable.

Questions? Please contact SIA Senior Program Coordinator Samah Habayeb at 703-744-9376 or email her at samah.habayeb@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Apply for SIA Membership

SIA is a yearly program with three distinct sessions: Fall, Winter-Spring and Summer, with breaks between each session. SIA Membership: $100 per year/$48 MCC district residents.

Please complete this SIA membership application form and email it to samah.habayeb@fairfaxcounty.gov or bring it to MCC on your next visit.

Winter-Spring 2024 SIA Programming begins Tuesday, Jan. 16 and ends Friday, May 24.
Skip Dates: No SIA @ MCC on 2/19 and exercise classes will not be held 3/11-3/29. Adjusted SIA Schedule @ OFC on the 2nd Thursday of every month.
SIA Membership: $100 per year/$48 MCC district residents. SIA is a yearly program with three distinct sessions: Fall, Winter-Spring and Summer, with breaks between each session.

SIA March 2024 Calendar of Events

SIA Weekly Schedule for 3/4/24-3/8/24

 

Eligibility

To qualify for membership with McLean Community Center’s Seniors In Action Program (SIA, a participant must be 50 years of age or older and with minimal support to be:

• Able to orient correctly to person, place and time.
• Able to independently navigate to programs and through center facilities safely.
• Able to receive, follow and respond appropriately to instructions and emergency directives independently.
• Able to maintain personal care (eating, restroom usage, personal hygiene, medication management) independently.
• Able and willing to follow the Code of Conduct.

An individual who requires assistance with activities of daily living may be able to join in center activities if he/she has a companion or family member with them at all times and approval from center director.

All program applicants must meet eligibility requirements, participation guidelines, and adhere to the Code of Conduct for the MCC. MCC reserves the right to deny access to SIA Membership or to discharge a participant when program eligibility requirements are no longer met.

Appeals

Site based center staff will make the initial determination as to membership eligibility and advise potential participants of other resources that may better meet their needs. If membership has been denied, a potential participant may file a written appeal. The appeal should contain the facts pertinent to the case. Mail or personally deliver the appeal to the MCC Program Director. The appeal must be received within ten business days of membership denial. The decision of the Program Director or his/her designee shall be final.

General Weekly Schedule

(Weekly and Monthly updates are emailed to program members).

Time Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays
9-10 a.m. SIA Qigong (Not held 3/11-3/29) SIA SAIL Exercise (Not held 3/11-3/29) SIA SAIL Exercise (Not held 3/11-3/29)
10 a.m.-Noon SIA Games SIA Mah-Jongg Practice and Play SIA Bridge
12:45-1:45 p.m. SIA Chair Yoga (Not held 3/11-3/29)

SIA Exercise Class Descriptions

SIA Qigong: Qigong or “energy work” is an easier to learn precursor/companion to Tai Chi. More accessible to participants, regardless of fitness level, Qigong builds stamina and promotes emotional and physical vitality. Please wear soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothing. Instructor: BodyMoves Fitness, LLC.

SIA SAIL Classes: Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is an evidence-based strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. In 60 minutes, SAIL provides exercises to help improve balance, flexibility, strength (using both dumbbells and leg weights) and cardio.

SIA Chair Yoga: Enjoy increased flexibility, strength, balance and energy as you challenge yourself, while respecting and honoring your body. These are targeted movements combining chair, standing and mat-based exercises. Please be sure to bring your own towel and mat to class.

Book Club meets one Tuesday per month, 9:30-11 a.m.

Month/Date Book Title
Tuesday, March 12 “Born A Crime” by Trevor Noah
Tuesday, April 9 Book title forthcoming

Potluck Socials are held bimonthly.

Event Date Time Activity
SIA April Social/Outdoor Games Friday, April 26 Noon-2 p.m. Spring Treats

Speakers & Special Events

Date Time Event
Monday, Jan. 22 10 a.m.-noon Mah-Jongg Touch Base
Wednesday, Jan. 31, Feb. 14 & 28 10 a.m.-noon SIA Tech Series
Wednesday, Feb. 7 & April 17 10 a.m. - noon SIA Plant Speaker
Wednesday, March 6 10-11 a.m. History of National Parks
Wednesday, March 27 11 a.m.-noon "Saving Clare" Documentary—Partnership with Marymount University
Monday, April 8 1-2 p.m. Hula Workshop for Retirees
Wednesday, April 10 11 a.m.-noon Nature Walk
Monday, April 15, 22, & 29, and Friday, May 3 10 a.m.-noon Beginner Mah-Jongg Lessons
Wednesday, April 24 10 a.m.-noon Senior Safety Summit
Wednesday, May 1 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cinco de Mayo—Cooking Class w/Tacos & Fresh Tortillas
Wednesday, May 22 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bingo
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