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Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen

Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen
1000 Forest Glen Road,
Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Center Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newsletter is available at website.

  • Steve Friedman returns with The Golden Age of the Broadway Musical Pt. 1, 1950-1960 on Monday, March 24 at 1 p.m. By the 1950’s, no story was unable to be told through music, and with the evolution of broadcasted television, Broadway entered its Golden Age. Live song is included in the discussion.
  • Señorita Sunshine will be coming in to entertain us on Monday, March 31 at 1 p.m. She will entertain with song, dance, and laughter as she performs her original comic songs and her unique brand of stand-up comedy!

 HeartWell In Action

Wednesdays – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join our HeartWell Nurse, Leni Barry, and learn about the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure and strategies you can practice daily through diet, physical activity, and stress management to manage blood pressure and reduce your risk for heart attacks and strokes.

Enjoy musical shows that you’ll love to listen, dance, and tap your toes to!

Book Discussion

Thursday, March 27 – 9:45 – 11 a.m.

This month’s discussion will focus on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. In January 1946, writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and so begins a remarkable tale of the Island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. Led by Karen Ray. Facilitated by Brenda Rosa.

 Work Out

The Schweinhaut Center provides a variety of free fun exercise classes that will keep you moving.

 Senior Fit – Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital and Kaiser Permanente.

An exercise class designed especially for seniors, focusing on increasing strength and muscle endurance, while improving balance and flexibility.

Mon/Wed at 8:30 & 9:30 a.m.,

Tues/Thurs at 9 a.m., Sat at 9:30 a.m.

Contact 301.754.7895 Call to request a physician’s Consent form.

Better Bones – Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital

This course focuses on reducing the rate of bone loss and improving balance and flexibility, enhancing well being

Mon/Thurs at 2 p.m.

Contact 301.754.7895 to request a physician’s Consent form.

Weight Training – Sponsored by Suburban Hospital

Current session ends March 25th. Designed to increase muscular strength, endurance, range of motion and balance. Bring mat and hand-held weights.

Tues at 11 a.m.

Fee $30.  Call to register 301.896.3939

Line Dancing- Drop In

Join Myung Anderson (Mon.) and Jo Ann (Sat.) for fun dancing that will keep you moving

Mon at 10:45 am and Sat at 10:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Chuan – Drop In

An ancient system of physical and mental harmony; an exercise that emphasizes relaxation, balance, and coordination.

Thurs at 10 a.m.

Qi Gong

Relax your body, calm your mind, and refresh your heart with easy to learn exercises

Sat at noon.

Ballroom Dance

Bill Goldberg and Ellen Moran provide free dance lessons

Wed at noon

Mini Trips are Coming Back to Schweinhaut!

The Center is anticipating mini-trips, which will be coming back soon. Watch for more information regarding planned mini-trips in upcoming Happenings regarding when and where our trips will be taking place!

April Fool’s Party!

Bring in the Spring with our exciting…

We will be having a fun party full of surprise on

Tuesday, April 1, 1 – 3 p.m.

Featuring extraordinary entertainment by Billy Finch and Minerva!

Purchase tickets from the Reception Desk beginning on March 3rd. Tickets are

$3.00 in advance (by Tuesday, March 25). No tickets at the door. Space is limited.

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Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

About Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer

Multimedia Bilingual Rec Specialist at Montgomery County Recreation, loves videos, flowers and dogs. Winner of the “Poder Con Ganas” award from the Hispanic Democratic Club of Montgomery County .


3 Responses to “Schweinhaut Senior Center at Forest Glen”

  1. On August 13, 2014 at 10:59 pm responded with... #

    This website is not up to date it is now August 14. I was told at Holiday Park to go to website for info on Schweinhaut Senior Center and stuff here is out not current-OLD. Help!

  2. On August 14, 2014 at 9:02 am responded with... #

    You will want to visit the Montgomery County Recreation website to find the information on the Schweinhaut Senior Center. Here is a link to that webpage:

  3. Elizabeth Ortega-Lohmeyer
    On August 14, 2014 at 9:19 am responded with... #

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