photo by Kathy Carter

by Charlene Bunas

Free Zoom Classes by JoRene
9 – 10:00 Mondays, Wednesdays 967 9942 2442, passcode 573596

It appears a person is never too old for exercise…or too young. Visitor to the free Oakmont Health Initiative class, little Kimber appears to be analyzing if and how much she wants to participate. Later in the class she will approach her bends, stretches and aerobic exercises with moderation. She wants to find her comfort level, doesn’t want to push herself too hard. Like all sensible exercisers, she wants to avoid physical damage while at the same time, build physical strength, stamina and flexibility. And she certainly has a good role model: Kimber’s grandma! JoRene is the smiling face who welcomes OHI ZOOM participants each Monday and Friday.

Like Kimber, class member Nancy understands the need for “listening to body limits.” She says, “I had arthroscopic knee surgery in October which has limited some of my participation  in class…but do what you can and modify, right? That’s what we all need to do at this age anyway.”

Fortunately for us all, JoRene encourages young and not so young to join in, always with respect to ability and doctor’s advice. Exercise is not a “one and done” chore; it is an ongoing choice. Chore or Choice? What would Kimber do?


SHRED A THON, Friday, June 11, 9-12

WARNING!!! Come early!!! Oakmonters cleaned house during the pandemic. At the last shred-A -Thon, 6 months ago, so many of us had important papers to shred that the trailer was full by 11:30, and we sadly had to tell late comers to return in June.

Exercising with a Mask

– John PhillipsWe are finishing our second month of having the Fitness Center open with certain restrictions and yes, we all hope that these restrictions

Lawn Bowling: Join the Club

We held our first tournament in over a year. We’re lifting the mask requirement outdoors and returning carefully to the daily draw. And don’t forget that bowling is now at 9:30 am (be there at 9:15).

Club Play Every Wednesday, Saturday

With French star players unable to compete and fans unable to watch live televised matches on the French sports television channel, L’Equipe, due to the pandemic, two championship players created the Facebook Group “Club Maboule” and organized a virtual national precision shooting tournament broadcast live on Facebook. The top competitors comprised a never-before-assembled group of renowned men’s and women’s players for the marksmanship challenge.

Oakmont Garden Club

“In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow