Toasting These Lovelies

VALENTINE'S TEA via - Mary Ann Smith, AVAC® Senior Wellness Director AVAC's annual Senior Valentine's Day Tea was held February 15 at member, Judy Baughman's home. Judy stepped up to help since Shirley Lee, hostess for many years, had knee surgery. And let me tell you... in spite of short notice Judy is an incredible... Continue Reading →

Were you one of the 50 AVAC® members there?

Rain sprinkling down on the nearby foothills, a meandering creek trickling outside the window, incredible food at your table, and a room full of great friends... What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Last weekend, AVAC's® Senior Wellness Program hosted their annual Valentine's brunch at La Foret restaurant in Almaden. Hosted by Mary Ann Smith - AVAC’s Senior... Continue Reading →

Summer Getaways Through AVAC®

Almaden Valley Athletic Club® | Wellness Trips June, 2015   Have the itch to travel? Take a trip with us! AVAC's® Senior Wellness Program has planned two trips in June, 2015. One is headed to Mackinac Island, Michigan and the other is headed to Ireland. Both tours are well planned and give the you, the... Continue Reading →


via - Mary Ann Smith, Wellness Director | Almaden Valley Athletic Club Some of the advantages of coming to some of the events we have here at Almaden Valley Athletic Club are significant and some are subtle. Significant changes can be seen in helping keep in check diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. We may... Continue Reading →

T’ai Chi – Gentle Does Exist

via Mary Ann Smith, Wellness Director, AVAC Exercise without breaking a sweat. Raymond Reid, 67, of Portland, Maine, was suffering from high blood pressure when his doctor told him it was time to get serious about exercising. Reluctant to jump into a vigorous exercise program, Reid instead signed up for a class in T’ai Chi... Continue Reading →

Pilates For Seniors

By Mary Ann Smith, Director of Wellness, AVAC Pilates increases levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina and well being. It is known to improve posture and prevents aches and pains because it strengthens and stretches all muscles. Most importantly Pilates has exercises that are safe and effective. AARP states that the strengthening and... Continue Reading →

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