AAC Programming

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Aging Together

Tuesdays, 2 p.m. Join volunteer Wendy Kadushin, Ph.D. for group discussions on topics such as aging in America, depression and anxiety, loss and grief, and relationships and family.

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED. For registration information, please email aacinfo@coralgables.com.

Aqua Zumba

Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.

Provides a fun and enjoyable, low-impact aquatic exercise with varying fitness levels. Aqua Zumba adapts the Zumba dance and international rhythm to water. Meet at The Palace Pool, 1 Andalusia Ave. Bring water shoes, towels and toiletries.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Arts, Crafts and Conversations

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

Class provides an opportunity be get creative. Instructor presents weekly projects which students may participate in or choose another activity. Additionally, discussion topics are proposed each week. This class provides a creative outlet to help stimulate the mind.

Cost per month

Residents: $27.50

Non-Residents: $34.50

Ballet

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Whether you’ve never danced ballet before or it’s been a long time, join us in this fun and safe ballet class. We will do simple barre exercises, ballet workout routines and fun center work.  This class will develop your musicality, flexibility, strength and grace, but most of all, we will share our love for ballet as a group.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Barre Intensity Class

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.

The Barre Intensity Class is a total-body workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Class fuses Pilates, dance, and functional fitness training to improve balance, build strength, make you more flexible, burn calories, and improve stability through a stronger core.

This classes incorporates: small, isolated movement to fatigue the muscles, large range of motion to elevate the heart rate and sequences of exercised for upper and lower body.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Beginner Spanish

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this class whether a beginner or needing to refresh their Spanish language skills. 

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Body & Brain Yoga

Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. Join volunteer Sandra Scheer in this class where she provides a holistic approach to health with movement, breathing and meditation techniques. Class level: medium. Please bring a mat, block and strap.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Book Club

Second Monday of each month at 2 p.m.

Read any good books lately? Join us for our monthly virtual book club meetings. List of upcoming books:

  • February: "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides
  • March: "Bubble in the Sun" by Christopher Knowlton
  • April: "The Golden Couple" by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  • May: "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner
  • June: "The Extraordinary Like of Sam Hell" by Robert Dugon

Book Club is FREE but registration is REQUIRED. For more information on how to join, please email aacinfo@coralgables.com

Brain Gym

Fridays at 2 and 3 p.m.

Introducing "BETTER MEMORY BASICS." This course targets auditory and visual memory working (short-term) memory and processing speed. Think of it as a personal gym, where you exercise your memory, attention, brain speed, people skills, intelligence and navigation instead of your abs, bi-ceps, and quads. Just as our bodies require care and exercise, so do our brains especially as we age. Exercise your brain and stay sharp.

Cost per month

Residents: $5.50

Non-Residents: $7

Chair Tai Chi

Fridays at 10 a.m.

A gentle exercise to help people receive the benefits of Tai Chi with the comfort and safety of a chair. This allows people who can't stand or who don't feel confident with their balance to participate and benefit. Benefits include balance, flexibility, range of motion, strength, energy, pain relief, tranquility, stress reduction and peace of mind.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Circulo De Lectura (Spanish Book Club)

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

¿Disfrutas leyendo libros que cambiarán tu vida, si los dejas? ¿Te gusta la idea de ser parte de una comunidad de personas de ideas afines y de corazón abierto? ¿Te tomarás este viaje en serio y te divertirás un poco también? Has venido al lugar correcto! Únese a nuestro Círculo de Lectura. mensual en español.

Do you enjoy reading books that will change your life, if you let them? Do you like the idea of being a part of a community of like-minded, open-hearted people? Will you take this journey seriously, and have some fun too? You have come to the right place! Join us at our monthly Spanish Book Club

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Current Events Discussion Group

Thursdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Join this weekly exchange of views on international, national and local topics.

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Drawing & Painting

Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

Find your "Artistic Self" and enjoy the basics of pencil drawing and acrylic painting.

Cost per session

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

English Conversation

Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Join AAC volunteers to strengthen your English listening and speaking skills.   Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

French Conversation

Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Join an AAC volunteer and practice the language of love. Participants must be able to converse in French.

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Game Day

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Each week participants choose the games they wish to play such as Mahjong, Rummikub, Phase 10, and others.

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Knitting and Scrapbooking

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Bring a project to finish or learn new crafts. All levels are welcome. Scrapbooking is a way of preserving, presenting, and arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, card or photo album.

Cost per month

Residents: $5

Non-Residents: $6.25

La Comunidad Escucha y Apoya (The Community Listens and Supports)

First and fourth Friday of each month, 11 a.m.

No tienes que renunciar a algo, pero hay que estar dispuesto a: estar cuando se necesita, escuchar, no aislarnos, manejar el conflicto, considerando que las necesidades de TODOS son importantes. Nunca dudes que un grupo de personas reflexivas y comprometidas pueda cambiar el mundo. Realmente es lo unico que alguna vez lo ha hecho. (You don’t have to give up something, but you have to be willing to: be there when needed, listen, not isolate ourselves, handle conflict, considering that EVERYONE’s needs are important. Never doubt that a group of thoughtful and committed people can change the world. It really is the only thing that ever has.)

Classes are FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Life in Motion

Mondays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. Join Fitness Coordinator Maria for this low-impact dynamic movements class that helps improve physical strength, posture, balance, coordination, and brain health. 

Cost per month for one class per week

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Line Dancing

Mondays, 11:15 a.m. Gain confidence by learning the basic line dance steps. Line dancing is a choreographed dance with repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows moving in different directions. Join Fitness Coordinator, Maria Fleites, as we have fun, challenging your brain while learning new patterns and routines losing ourselves in the music!

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

MS Amigos

Second Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m.

MS Amigos works to improve the quality of life for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Central and Southern Florida and brings awareness to critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS. Looking for a way to get to know others and share ongoing support? Join our group that meets on the second Tuesday of each month with Maria Zaldivar.

Event is FREE but registration is REQUIRED.

Open Bridge

Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of open-play bridge with your friends at the AAC!

Cost per month

Residents: $5.50

Non-Residents: $7

Pickleball

Wednesdays and Fridays, 2 to 4:45 p.m.

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Pickleball's growing popularity can't be denied! It is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. Join the AAC in a racquet sport that combines the best of badminton, tennis and table tennis.

Pickleball is FREE but registration is REQUIRED – space is limited.

Pilates

Mondays at 10 a.m.

A class for beginners to learn classical Pilates. Anyone regardless of fitness level can benefit from this class. Please be sure to bring a mat, water, and comfortable clothes and shoes.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Saturday Strength and Toning

Saturdays, 10:15 a.m.

Combine strength exercises with body-sculpting toning in the new Strength and Toning class. Use light weights and flexible tubing while performing multifunctional sets of exercises to build muscles in your arms, legs, core and glutes. Emphasis is also placed on balance training.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Saturday Zumba

Saturdays, 9 a.m.

Have fun, burn calories, and dance your way to fitness with Zumba. Using Latin-inspired rhythms, along with pop songs and oldies, you will master easy dance steps to obtain a full-body workout. Relieve your stress, improve your coordination and enjoy yourself while getting your cardio done. No dance experience necessary. Bring a water bottle, a towel and a smile!

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Stretching

Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a stretching class to improve your flexibility, mobility and joint health led by volunteer Christine.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Tai Chi

Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Practice the internal ancient Chinese martial art of balance, memory, strength, and peace. Patrons may also participate in the class by sitting in a chair for a modified version of Tai Chi

Cost per month

Residents: $17.25

Non-Residents: $21.75

Total Body Conditioning

Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m. Progressive full-body workout with a focus on toning and resistance training of all muscle groups. This class will focus on cardio, strength, stability, and flexibility. Participants always have the option to modify the range of motion and resistance. Participants should have the ability to work on and off the floor. Bring a mat – fitness weights are provided.

Cost per month

Residents: $17.25

Non-Residents: $21.75

Yoga

Fridays, 11:15 a.m.

This is a slow-paced practice that combines gentle yoga poses, breath work, meditation, and strengthening and stretching the entire body. This class is an invitation to relax, unwind, and de-stress while also learning and/or refining the fundamentals of a yoga practice. This class is open to all experience levels, although one should feel comfortable and confident with their ability to get up and down from the floor.

Cost per month

Residents: $14

Non-Residents: $17.25

Young Viejos Softball League

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A slow-pitch softball league for players 65 years old and older. Participants must register at the Coral Gables Youth Center prior to participation.

Additional information for Young Viejos

E. Jerry Llevada: 305-613-8378

Hector Martinez: 786-431-7032

Zumba

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.  It's a calorie-burning dance fitness party. Zumba takes the "work" out of a workout, by combining high energy and motivating music with an interval-style workout. Try this aerobic workout that pushes endurance and tones the entire body. Sweat with a smile.

Cost per month

Residents: $17.25

Non-Residents: $21.75