Villages offers free exercise classes four days a week. It's fun, it's social.
Stay engaged and active with your friends.
Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk.
Sponsored by Villages of Santa Fe and AARP
August 17 & 24, 9 am MT, 90 minutes each session
October 12 & 19, 9 am MT, 90 minutes each session
Register at https://states.aarp.org/new-mexico/events-nm
Registration required. Online Zoom program.
Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all steps you can take to prevent a fall.
Join Maria Francis and Ann Church for a two-part program that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Balance & Beyond, Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons, 2pm
with Maria Francis
Gentle Yoga, Wednesday and Friday Mornings 10am
with Judith Rhodes
Join our classes now. Balance and Yoga classes are now online and virtual. Exercise plays an important role in our emotional and physical well-being, as well as boosting our brain health, and we're excited to let you know that AARP New Mexico and Villages of Santa Fe are launching an eight-week series of Balance and Beyond and Gentle Yoga classes. And because the classes are online, you don't have to be in the Santa Fe area to enjoy them.
The classes are free for AARP and Villages Members, and as a token of our appreciation for all that you do, we want to make sure you have the chance to sign up for this week's classes if you are interested. To learn more or register, visit and click on the class you're interested in. While you're there, you might explore some of the other virtual opportunities coming up in our event calendar.
How to Use Zoom to Stay Connected
You may never have even heard of Zoom — or perhaps used the videoconferencing service only for work. But then COVID-19 changed everything.
Zoom is now a thing for pretty much everyone, including older adults who are “zooming” for family check-ins, book club meetings, happy hours, fitness classes, weddings, and religious ceremonies.
"I need the socializing, since the pandemic is so depressing and isolating,” says Alyce Appleman Mariam, 60, whose husband, Tom, taught her to use Zoom. Since then, the Rye Brook, New York, teacher has used the service to connect with cousins, to participate in a Passover seder, and to play mah-jongg with friends.
If you're unsure about Zoom — and maybe a little intimidated — we're here to help. Email or call 505-501-8187. We will help you get started.