North Conway Community Center: New Years Resolutions Programs | City columns

CONWAY – Greetings from the North Conway Community Center. With the start of the new year, we are all thinking about how we can do our best in 2022.

New Year’s resolutions often revolve around improving, strengthening, and growing in ourselves. This year, let’s see how we can grow and strengthen our community. Let’s set our priorities on building relationships, meeting new friends, and interacting with others.

Our adult programs offer plenty of opportunities to make socializing part of your weekly routine. We have programs anytime of the day, any day of the week, with a wide variety of goals. We have programs for athletes with high intensity walk-in sports, low-key sports for those who still want to move but with low-impact activities, and playgroups for those looking more for mental exercise.

If you are an athlete looking to compete, consider joining basketball on Monday night or soccer on Friday night. Night owls can catch up with one of our many nightly football sessions throughout the week. These programs are open, but be sure to register online with our Seasonal Registration Form before registering, which can be found at northconwaycommunitycenter.org/adult-sports on our website. Our soccer and basketball communities are a fun and competitive bunch of people.

If you’re interested in getting moving, but looking for something a little less impactful, consider the Carroll County YMCA’s pickle ball or senior sneakers. With high demand for pickle ball sessions, you will need to register in advance for the sessions. Consider checking out the beginner sessions first if you are just starting out. The pickle ball community is an amazing group of warm and welcoming people.

For those looking to exercise their minds, we have a number of different groups that meet regularly. Playgroups include MahJong, Canasta, Magic the Gathering, and OLLI’s Cribbage and Domino Sessions. In addition, we have a sewing group and an acoustic jam group.

If you are struggling with an addiction, social support might be the most important thing you can find for yourself this year. Consider joining one of the many 12-Step Program (also called AA) meetings at the community center. AA daytime meetings are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at noon. Evening AA meetings are held Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m. The AA community is an amazing group of caring and supportive people.

We all still face isolation and quarantine as the pandemic sweeps our valley and overwhelms our hospital, but so far we have come to understand how we can continue to safely connect. Our programs require all-time masks, health checkups, and limit group sizes to small cohorts. Our brand new building is equipped with fresh air exchangers so that fresh air circulates in every space. If you are in good health and taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we invite you to join our community to connect with others.

If you have an idea for a group that you would like to start, we have a simple structure for our programs where we can integrate your idea and get started. Contact [email protected] to find out more.

The Micro Gym is open for registrations. The space has several options for a person to work out with both a treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike for aerobic exercises and enough floor space for floor exercises. Other equipment includes an exercise ball, weight balls, small weights, an abdominal roller, exercise bands, and a pull-up bar. The bedroom has a large flat screen TV that can be connected to a phone or device.

The monthly Micro Gym membership rate is $ 15 for Conway residents and $ 20 for non-residents. To register, go to northconwaycommunitycenter.org/micro-gym and click on the register button. There is a shared calendar for members to reserve their time in the space. Access to the micro gym is available Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteer coordinators and coaches can also access the space before and after opening hours.

Youth sports have already started, but we have a few spots left in K-1 basketball and Nordic skiing. Registrations for youth sports are now on our website. Visit northconwaycommunitycenter.org/youth-sports to register and pay online. Register now to secure your child’s place.

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