Seniors can find ways to stay fit and learn new skills while socializing with others at Optum Care Community Centers in North Central and other areas of the Valley.

There will be a stand, sit and be fit class from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 at the center at 1125 E. Glendale Ave. Adults of all fitness levels will use light weights, rubber bands and fitness balls to experience a workout either sitting or standing.

Mature adults also can participate in a technology class from 11 a.m. to noon on Dec. 17 at the community center on east Glendale Avenue. They will learn the basics of utilizing laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, including how to use the internet, email, social media and other applications. All levels of students are welcome.

A beading class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the same community center. Participants will learn how to make beaded bracelets, necklaces and other jewelry. No supplies are needed for this class.

The Optum Care Community Center classes are geared towards people ages 55 and older in the community and are free of charge.

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