The Four Pointes Center for Successful Aging offers more than 50 activities ranging from fitness, learning, arts, recreation, and events. Here’s an overview of the action here at Four Pointes. We also offer some of our great classes in convenient locations throughout northeast Ottawa County. To limit the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of public health we are not currently offering in person activities. Below are great upcoming online courses offered by MSU extension in Nov.-Dec. *Note: parenting classes also welcome grandparents caring for grandchildren
Conditioning with Confidence
A low-impact beginning seated exercise program to improve range of motion, flexibility, balance, and strength. Great for those just starting to develop their fitness routine!
An ancient system of blending, breathing, and movement to improve your balance and coordination. Introduction and advanced level Tai Chi are available.
Gentle Chair Yoga
This gentle seated class is accessible to all fitness levels. Class works with breath and movement, easier and modified postures, body awareness, gentle stretching and strengthening, and relaxation.
Gentle Mat Yoga
A ‘slow-flow’ yoga class based on the floor. Breath, movement, and stretching are the primary focus of this class. Does require getting up and down from floor. Moderate impact level. Offered in the northeast region.
An energetic 30-minute low impact seated aerobic class great for all fitness levels. Enjoy exercises designed to improve your flexibility, range of motion, strength and aerobic endurance.
Stretch + Tone
A low impact seated fitness class that develops strength, flexibility, muscle tone and endurance. All fitness levels welcome. Offered in the northeast region. Advanced Stretch + Tone is available for a more challenging experience.
Fun and fitness collide in this dance class covering the techniques of line dancing with the goal of a more flexible and fit body. Beginning classes also offered.
Balance, coordination, and toning come together in this fun dance class. Break out your tap shoes! Beginners welcomed.
An energetic, moderate-impact workout using dance and rhythm to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and flexibility. Come join the party!
All physical abilities are able to participate in this activity that supports hand-eye coordination, agility and fun! Beginners welcomed!
An exercise class based on the floor that engages the mind and body. A balance and holistic blend of strength training, breathing techniques and flexibility works to improve overall fitness. Does require getting up and down from floor. Moderate impact level.
BOSU Balance & Sculpt
These 30-minute classes are sure to get your heart pumping while focusing on toning, strengthening, and improving balance using state of the art BOSU Trainer. Moderate impact level.
This 30-minute high intensity interval training class will get your heart pumping and leave you with time in your day. High impact level.
On the Ball
Strengthen and condition muscles while actively working to improve overall balance and cardiovascular wellness utilizing an exercise stability ball. Exercise balls are provided. Moderate impact level.
A group exercise class with mind and body benefits. The workout uses a variety of beats and choreography exercises incorporating an exercise ball and drumming sticks. All equipment is provided. Moderate impact level. Offered in the northeast region.
Beginning Exercise Drumming
A slower, seated, low-impact exercise drumming class benefiting the mind and body. Also incorporates the use of an exercise ball and drumming sticks. Equipment provided. Great for beginners! All fitness levels welcomed.
A graceful dance wherein you talk with your hands while swaying your hips to the music. Work on building balance and flexibility while having fun! For beginners and experienced dancers alike.
A low-impact step aerobics class focused on cardiovascular wellness by ‘stepping’ in rhythm. The class does not use a raised platform. Instead the routine has been modified to use the floor as the ‘stepping platform’. All fitness levels welcomed, only offered in the ‘northeast’ region.
Tri-Cities YMCA Partner Programs
Take select Water Aerobics and Chair Yoga classes at the Tri-Cities YMCA with your Four Pointes membership. Contact us for more information!
Join this monthly discussion and the book for the following month will be provided.
Nancy Buchanan shares her insights about various topics that impact our everyday world. You’ll see things from a whole new perspective after hearing her presentations!
Take time once a month to come and get comfortable writing the stories of your life. Tricia McDonald guides you through the process. You will amaze yourself!
Knitter and Crochet Circle
Bring your knitting or crochet project and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow ‘crafters’.
Build It Fly It
Join these model enthusiasts as they build a fabulous radio-controlled airplanes. The object is to have fun building a plane (work together on the instructor’s model or bring your own), then take it out and fly it!
Just like the old days in the neighborhood. Enjoy chatting with friends, old and new, over a cup of coffee or tea. Discussion topics vary with interest.
A Spanish language and culture course. Offered seasonally with varying levels.
Your opportunity for individualized assistance with various things including using your devise, social media, or the internet.
Drawing With Confidence
Patty Warner leads you through just what she says: “Drawing with Confidence!” Here is your opportunity to have fun, learn something about how you look at the world and get it on paper. Supply list available in the art studio.
Lessons in Watercolor
An experienced instructor leads varying levels with a new and exciting project each session. Beginner and advanced classes offered.
An enjoyable class whether it is your first time putting paint on a canvas or you are an experienced painter! A skilled instructor will lead you step by step through your own work of art. Offered in the northeast region.
One Stroke Painting
Using the Donna Dewberry method, the instructor expertly leads and inspires this affordable art class. No reservation necessary. Beginners fit right in! Supplies are included in the class fee.
Art With Joy
Get creative and engage with other artists during this open art studio. Whether it’s your first time or you are a veteran painter, our instructor can help you from start to finish on any project. Share with other artists and get helpful tips and tricks!
This class is for any ability level while offering many forms of woodcarving. Come and learn to carve or spend time with others who enjoy the craft.
Quilting & Crochet
Monthly and weekly projects led by an experienced instructor. Create a gift or something beautiful for yourself. Beginners and advanced crafters welcomed.
Open Craft Studio
All crafters welcome! Bring a sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, ect. project and receive feedback from other crafters and an experienced instructor!
For experienced and beginners alike! Each month the group meets to work on new music. Ukuleles are not provided. Please bring your own.
Rummikub, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Euchre, Bingo, Hand & Foot, Pinochle, Shuffleboard, Bingo, Billiards
*Monthly Bingo offered in the northeast region.
Foxy Ladies Lunch
These Red Hatters meet monthly for lunch (usually a Wednesday) and make the rounds of local eateries wearing their Red Hat finery. New members are always welcome!
Monthly Birthday Lunch
Join us for entertainment, a nice lunch, drawings, and time to celebrate the month’s birthdays with friends, old and new. Pre-paid reservation required.
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