UpBEAT - Activities for Older Adults

UpBEAT - Activities for Older Adults

UpBEAT – Supporting Older Adults in Southeast Ohio

Be Educated and Active Together

We believe that health, wellness and vitality of our older adult population is about more than diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation. It's about having the opportunity to become more physically and socially engaged, to stay healthy and well.

For more information or to receive our newsletter, call Caitlin Bond, UpBEAT Program Coordinator, at (740) 566-4680.

Maximize Your Quality of Life 

UpBEAT provides a range of benefits and services at no cost to those age 55 and older including:

  • Health and lifestyle educational seminars 
  • Exercise programs
  • Social activities
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Social event calendar
  • Volunteer opportunities

Overview of UpBEAT Programs

We offer a variety of activities throughout the week that meet the needs of all of our members, including:

UpBEAT Book Club

Join a lively discussion with the UpBEAT Book Club. Every month a new book will be discussed.  

UpBEAT History Group

Join us as we take a look back in history with UpBEAT History Group. We bring in a range of presenters from local historical society associates to members within our community who offer a wealth of information about historical topics.  

UpBEAT Singing Group

Share your talent with us in the UpBEAT Singing Group. We encourage members to bring their voices and listening ears to share in singing together.  

UpBEAT Food for Thought Program

UpBEAT Food for Thought Program provides free health education workshops and presentations.

UpBEAT Lunch Program

Join us for a social outing at a local restaurant through the UpBEAT Lunch Program. The Lunch Program is open to our members and their guests where each attendee pays for their own meal.

Postponed due to COVID-19

UpBEAT Chair Volleyball

Meet new friends and have fun doing it through our UpBEAT Chair Volleyball Program. You will have the opportunity to practice with your teammates and play one to three games each session leading up to the annual tournament.

Postponed due to COVID-19

UpBEAT Exercise Program

This one-hour Gentle Yoga for All class, emphasizes proper breathing, stretching and relaxation techniques.  Gentle Yoga for All is taught by UpBEAT exercise leaders, trained by Marshall University training instructors. Classes are free to anyone age 55 and older.