Membership makes Heritage Commons tick. It is that simple. Without the active participation of members, there is no senior center. Your passion and zeal for sharing exercise, euchre, bingo, lunch and learns, craft experiences, interactive bake offs, and many other things gives Heritage Commons life and sparkle. These things are only possible if you join in and make it an event.
The same is true of membership. When you become a member, we offer many instructors and events catered just for you. Your membership allows you to join in any exercise class, lunch and learns, craft events and interactive programming provided to you just for being a member.
The Grow With Us renovation fundraiser response has been wonderful, but these donations do not cover operations. COVID derailed many of our best events: soup day, Thanksgiving feasts, and just being together. It has been a long road that we are still traveling, but this pause has seen us open at a wonderful temporary location as the construction on our own building continues to prepare for its opening in 2022. If you have not already done so, please join us by renewing or joining today.
There are several types of memberships.
Individual Annual Basic Membership: $75.00
Couples/Buddy Membership: $135.00 (2 people joining together, not limited to married couples)
Individual Snowbirds (April-Oct): $50.00
Applications are available by mail: Heritage Commons, PO Box 282, Marshall MI 49068, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person. Our interim location is at the Marshall United Methodist Church, 721 US Hwy 27 north in Marshall. Currently, we are open Mondays 9am to 1pm, Wednesdays 9am to 4pm, and Thursdays 9am to 1 pm.
Join us for an Exercise Class at Heritage Commons
We have several classes to choose from! Below are class descriptions for you to decide which one is right for you.
Move to Improve
Move to Improve features upbeat music and a mix of standing and seated movements; this class is designed to improve strength, stamina, coordination, balance, and flexibility. You are encouraged to work at your own pace and the instructor will assist you in modifying exercises to suit your fitness level. Classes meet Mondays at 1pm and Thursdays at 10am. Class is free to Heritage Commons or OLIC members; non-members $3 per class.
SPIRIT Exercise Class
Join us for SPIRIT Exercise with Certified Instructor Lisa Brink from Disability Network. SPIRIT Club offers a universal design for fitness that empowers people of all abilities to exercise successfully in a socially integrated setting. Class will offer: Cardio Fitness, Balance Fitness, Strength Fitness, Boxing, Zumba, Yoga, and Guided Meditation. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00am. This class is free to participate.
Arthritis Exercise Class
The Arthritis Exercise Class helps you improve range of motion, strength, and endurance through a carefully curated selection of exercises. Most exercises can be performed while seated. Participants are encouraged to work with their bodies and at their own pace. This class is also great for new exercisers! Join us Thursdays at 1pm. Class is free to Heritage Commons or OLIC members; non-members $3 per class.
Beginning Tai Chi is offered by Senior Health Partners and hosted by Heritage Commons. Julie Kaminski is a certified Tai Chi instructor, and she offers the start of an ancient Chinese exercise that has benefits for body and mind. This class is free to residents of Calhoun County 60 years of age and older thanks to support from Calhoun County Senior Services and CareWell Services Southwest. Classes are held Wednesdays at 2:30pm. Class size is limited, participants must pre-register by calling Senior Health Partners at 269-986-1583.