January is "National Mentoring Month"
February is "American Heart Month"

Jan-Feb 2015

In This Issue
New Hires, Promotions, & Retirees
Pet Corner
"The Dream Lives" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event
January is National Mentoring Month
Februrary is National Heart Month
Employee Spotlight: Forrest Toelle
Employee Spotlight: J.D. Hawk
2014 CCG Holiday Social
New Year, New You
Healthy Recipe
Healthy Food Quiz
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
Welcome and Congrats to Our New Hires, Promotions, & Retirees

NEW HIRE LIST OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2014

Inspections & Codes

Joe Matheson     

Juvenile Court

Chelsea Benson 

Parks & Recreation

Lindsay Buis      

Montique Hall    

Shanna Henry    

Shantazia Hicks 

Jasmine Johnson

Louvella Malone

Lillian Menendez  

Kierra Robertson

Jamika Jones

Shajra Thrasher

Kyra Crimes

Branden Nall

Deida Suarez Laverde

Gabrielle Malone        

James Peralez

Julio Rivera

Marcel Hughley

Mary Peralez

Rosaline Gaines

Shonda Porter

Winford Ivey

Jackie Dowell

David Gilmore

Jacobs Lloydstone    

Megan Kildahl

Alan Kaiser

Calvin Ledbetter

Linda Borum

Richard Hinton

Public Works

Denesia Jackson

Andrew Trivett

Allen Griffin

Chris Taylor

Joe Barnes        

Allen Griffin

Chris Taylor

Joe Barnes        

Devin Bowman

Cooperative Extension

Patricia Martin

Finance

Kelli Parker        

Fire Department

Carlon Stephens

Engineering

Jason Woods      

 

Police Department

Shenita Fenn      

Janiqua Lewis    

Christopher Nix 

Jeremy Batista   

Danielle Danforth                       

Summer Graham

Stacie Hill          

Bradley Mccoy  

Matthew Nelson

Christina Pace

Garrett Young

Justin Lowthorpe

Tasha Langley

Maria Herlth

Solicitor General

Katrina Wolff    

Civic Center

Victor Larson     

Sheriff's Office

Blaine Adkins    

Richard Gribbins                        

Jon Kiker           

James Mitchell

Bobby Shorter   

Christophe Toelle

Vincent Watt

Hunter Massey   

Michael Miller    

Sara Robertson  

Justin Myers

Metra

James Knight

Otis Evans

Municipal Court

Nakia Hewell     

Deborah Thompson

Transportation

Cary Seldon       

Tonna Williamson

Bull Creek Golf Course

Timothy Mayse

Tax Commissioner  

Tiffany Goodman                       

Tori Whatley

Trade Center

Lauren Cheatham

Solicitor General      

Robert Hunt       

 

 

Promotions

Municpal Court

Jerrica Anderson
Senior Deputy Clerk

Public Works

Joshua Hunt       

Waste Collection Route Supervisor

Ricky Harris       

Equipment Operator I

Darvel Jiles                 Equipment Operator III

Jimmy Walton   
Equipment Operator I

Matthew Hubbard         Equipment Operator II

Jarrat Lacey                  Equipment Operator I

Police Department

Daniel Dawson   

Police Corporal      

Douglas Dunlap

Police Corporal

David Jury          

Police SGT

Derick Solt          

Police Corporal

James Pope        

Police Captain

Dustin Allen      

Police Corporal

Freddie Blackmon

Police Major

Tony Danford     

Police Captain

Thomas Dent     

Police Lieutenant

John Hawk          

Police Major

Alicia Hoover    

Police SGT

Tony Litle           

Police Lieutenant

Jose Marrero       

Police Corporal

Priscilla Meeks    

Police Corporal

Delante Odom   

Police Corporal

Nathan Tooley   

Police Corporal

Mary James       
Building Service Crew Leader

Fire Department

Travis Davis

Fire Sergeant EMT

Robert Garner
Fire Sergeant EMT

Marshal

Wayne Cox
Deputy Marshal Corporal

MCP

John McCarley                       Corrections Sergeant

Sheriff's Office

Thomas Hutto                        Deputy Sheriff

William Macphail                    Deputy Sheriff           

Charles Mcghee          Sergeant

Tabasha Taylor

Deputy Sheriff

Robert Trombley

Deputy Sheriff Lieutenant

Phillip Clark    

Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Yawn    

Deputy Sheriff Technician

Edward Miller                        Deputy Sheriff

Allen Humphrey
Deputy Sheriff Field Training Officer

Tax Commissioner  

Tyrone Whittaker                   Deputy Tax Commissioner

 

Retirees

City Manager

Lula Jones

Executive Assistant

34 Years

 

Clerk of Municipal Court

Deborah Thompson

Sr. Deputy Clerk

17 Years

 

Fire Department

Ronnie Robinson

Fire Sergeant

29 Years

 

Hayward Whitaker

Fire Sergeant

30 Years

 

Williams Earnest

Fire Fighter

29 Years

 

MCP

Henry Byrd

Correction Sgt.

17.5 Years

 

Eddie Simon

Senior Corrections Officer

20 Years

 

Parks & Recreation

Doyle Johnson

Correction Supervisor

19.5 Years

 

Planning

Patricia Ford

Customer Service Tech

20.5 Years

 

Police Dept.

Julius Graham

Police Major

42.5 Years

 

Robin Robinson

Police Corporal

34.5 Years

 

Milford Spear

Police Corporal

30.5 Years

 

Clifford Hillhouse

Police Major

46.5 Years

 

Public Works

Peggy Baltzell

Recycling Scale Operator

20 Years

 

Richard Lee

Waste Collection Route Sup.

24 Years

 

Sheriff's Office

Grace Black

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant

25 Years

 

Calvin Ledbetter

Deputy Sheriff

22 Years

 

WIA/JTPA

James C Shipp

Program Specialist II

23.5 Years

 

 

Pet Corner
Start Your New Year off on the Right Foot!


January is Walk Your Pet Month! What a great way to start the year! I can't tell you how many behavior problems can be helped by providing more structured exercise. And it can actually help you to meet your own fitness goals. A recent study from the University of Missouri found that people who walk  with dogs are more consistent in their exercise routine than those who walk with a human -- what could be a better way to burn off those holiday calories? 

 

Remember: **CCG employees may adopt for FREE at the Columbus Animal Care & Control Center**

($50 charge for spay/neuter voucher applies)

 

For more information, call the Animal Care & Control Center at 706-653-4512

 

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Jenny Teague

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Sofia White

Sherry Evans


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"The Dream Lives"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Event

And Unity Processional     

 

The Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity, and Prosperity will host the Second Annual "MLK: The Dream Lives" Legacy commemoration. The event will commence at noon, Saturday, January 17, 2015. At the sounding of the city's noon siren system, community organizations and individuals will walk in a processional from four staging areas to the Liberty Theater in the heart of the Liberty District. A festive atmosphere will be achieved through musical performances and inspirational speakers. The event is free to all.

 

"We are excited to build on last year's highly successful inaugural MLK: The Dream Lives Commemoration," said Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. "We again expect a day that honors Dr. King's legacy in such a way that it's memorable and creates the interaction and unity among individuals that was the dream of which Dr. King spoke." The mission of the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity is to create a community where every person is valued and presented with equal access to opportunities.

The Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity also announces that Joy Reid, the host of "The Reid Report" on MSNBC, will take the platform as keynote speaker at this year's Second Annual MLK: "The Dream Lives" Legacy commemoration.  

Reid is the former Managing Editor of TheGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. Reid graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a concentration in film, and is a 2003 Knight Center for Specialized Journalism fellow. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and family.

 

Organizations, schools, companies and other groups can join in the processional by registering on-line at www.thedreamlivescolumbus.com 

or by calling (706) 225-4658 (CCG Parks and Recreation). Registrants may also visit the Columbus Consolidated Government website at columbusga.org to register for the event. The event is being promoted on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter (#thedreamlives).  

 

 

Contact Information

Judy Tucker - (706) 225-3163                         

Holli Browder - (706) 225-4658

 

 

January is National Mentoring Month 
 

National Mentoring Month was created in 2002 by the Harvard School of Public Health and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors. During the month of January, efforts are made to inform individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and non-profits on ways they can impact young people in very positive and very tangible ways.

 

Although mentoring should occur all year, the goals set during January are to:

  • Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms (you don't have to be a part of a formal program to mentor and speak life into a youth's life)
  • Recruit individuals to mentor, especially to volunteer for programs that have large numbers of youths waiting for someone to help them.
  • Increase the number of organizations that focus on mentoring and that make it a part of their mission statement.

If YOU want to mentor a youth but don't know where to start, here are some tips:

  • Call your local Boys and Girls Club and ask how you can become a big brother or big sister.
  • Call non-profits that serve families and ask how you can help mentor a youth.
  • Ask the Youth Minister at your church or Synagogue if there are youths who need mentoring.
  • Volunteer at your local school. Be prepared to undergo a background check.   

If you need more information please check www.nationalmentoringmonth.org 

 

 

February is National Heart Month  

 
Have you gotten so mad that you turned red? Maybe you were embarrassed by an incident and turned red.
 

 

The National Heart Association wants women to GO RED on February 6, 2015 not from anger or embarrassment but to fight the Number 1 killer of women - heart disease.

 

Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer. There's been lots of talk about the inequality between men and women. Some inequalities may require legislative action or executive orders but WOMEN can take action NOW to reduce the number of women who die of heart disease.

 

We need to learn more about the symptoms of a heart attack and take them as seriously as we take fevers in our children. What are some of the symptoms for women and men? According to the National Institute for Health, major symptoms prior to their heart attack

Women reported:

  • Unusual fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Shortness of breath
  • Indigestion
  • Anxiety

Men reported:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Cold seat
  • Dizziness

Both women and men reported the basic symptoms of chest tightness or pressure and/or pain in the chest, neck, jaw, arms or back.  

 

First, NEVER ignore any possible symptoms of a heart attack. Second, take action to prevent heart disease through healthy habits, including:

  • Exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Regular visits to your healthcare provider to check blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels
  • Stop smoking

Employee Spotlight: Forrest Toelle,
Information Technology Director 

Forrest Toelle was employed as Director of Information Technology for CCG December 1, 2014, but his extensive work background was with the Muscogee County School District from which he retired. He was initially an instructor in the Math/Science/Technology Magnet program at Carver High School. (He explained that math and engineering are the background for technology.) He became directly involved with technology in 1996, and was employed as the chief information officer in 2010.

 

In January, Dr. Toelle hopes to meet with city leaders in order to better determine their needs. After that, he will map out a plan for technological advances which are needed for the city.   However, at this time, he identifies two noteworthy accomplishments from his former employment:

 

1) The Governor of Georgia and National Secretary of Education visited his classroom in order to see a project in math, science, and technology developed by his students.

 

2) He was involved in the renovation of the W.C. Bradley Library into a data center for the school district. He is extremely proud because they were able to retain the historic value of the building's exterior while utilizing the interior as a state of the art data center.

 

Dr. Toelle is a Columbus native. He and his wife, Virginia, have two sons and three grandchildren. He possesses a doctorate degree in Education Leadership. He has always found his work rewarding, but feels that the people he works with are most rewarding.

 

Employee Spotlight: J.D. Hawk,
Major, Columbus Police Department 

J.D. Hawk was promoted to Major on November 21, 2014. He oversees the Patrol Division, the largest division of the Columbus Police Department. Some of the challenges he faces in this position are as follows: filling the need for services with limited personnel, keeping the good officers we have, and spreading the message that the public is the customer base and the police are here to serve.

 

J.D. Hawk entered college to obtain an Accounting Degree. A relative in law enforcement that worked security in a local mall introduced him to more police officers. In 1978, he joined the police force, and discovered that he enjoys the profession. It enables him to deal with people, take on their problems, and help whenever possible. He also enjoys helping mold young officers into great police officers.

 

He has numerous accomplishments both on a personal and professional level.

 

He married his high school sweetheart a year after joining the Columbus Police Department. He also has two wonderful daughters. In addition, his accomplishments include graduating from the FBI National Academy, being named as a Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Commander, and as Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, Officer of the Year.

 

His outlook hasn't changed much since beginning his career in law enforcement. As long as there is crime; people will need help from the police. His goal has always been to be the best police officer he can. As he moved up the ranks into upper management, the direction of his focus changed to making the Columbus Police Department the best it can be; improving the ways the department does things and its relationship with the public.  

 

 

2014 CCG Holiday Social 

 

 

 See Pictures...  

 

CCG Annual Holiday Decorations 

 

 

 

New Year, New You

If you're like most people, come January, you want to lose those pesky pounds gained from the holidays. Instead of hibernating till spring and going on a crash diet to get your beach body ready for the summer, listen to that little voice of motivation in your head that's saying, "Get out of bed and get fit!" But, where do you start?

 

Set realistic goals.

However much you hope to lose, make sure your goals are realistic. Don't set a goal you can't accomplish in a reasonable time frame or that can be dangerous to your health. The safest amount of weight loss is no more than 2 lbs a week.

Create a plan.

Once you know what you want to do and you've got your doctor's clearance, create a plan of action. If you're going to work on a fitness routine, start easy and work your way up. Remember to add rest days between workouts to give your body a chance to recover. If you are going on a diet, know what your daily caloric intake is and plan your meals ahead of time.

Talk to your doctor.

Whenever starting any diet or exercise regiments, it's always a good idea to talk to your doctor first. Discuss your goals and your plans with your doctor to make sure it is safe for your current physical state. If they give you the green light, you're off! If they suggest reducing some aspects, listen to them and work to create a plan that fits your needs. While you're there, consider getting your annual checkup.

Measure your progress.

One of the best ways to know you are on the right track with your health is by being able to measure your progress. Track everything you do from your weight to your physical activity. MyFitnessPal is an amazing resource that can be used to track what your diet and exercise. You can customize the views to show specific areas you are concerned with like calories, sugar, fats, carbs, and so on, or you can just use the default views. The best part is that it is a free! The app is available for all smart phones. If you don't like to use the phone, you can still go to their website at www.myfitnesspal.com. Remember to log everything and monitor your results. You'll be surprised at your improvement.

Do it for you.

The only person who can change what you do is you. Hold yourself accountable for all of your choices. Don't deplete yourself of life. Everything can be enjoyed in moderation. No one should have to feel guilty for having a donut at a morning meeting. At the same time, that's not a hall pass to eat a whole dozen.

Remember that good things take time.

The best results don't come from crash diets, but rather small lifestyle modifications over a longer period of time. Even one small change can make a difference in a few months. These are the changes that last.

 

Healthy Recipes
Raspberry Lemon Loaf

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 egg whites

1 cup reduced fat lemon yogurt

1/4 cup canola oil

2 tsp grated lemon peel

1 cup raspberries

 

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, egg whites, yogurt, oil, and lemon peel. Add to the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the raspberries. Transfer to an 8-in x 4-in x 3-in loaf pan coated with non stick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 - 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.



Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

1 3/4 cups 2% milk

1 pkg sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix

1/3 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter

1 reduced fat graham cracker pie crust (8 in)

2 cups reduced fat whipped topping

8 tsp chocolate syrup

 

Whisk milk and pudding mix together for 2 minutes. Stir in peanut butter. Transfer to crust. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Just before serving, spread with whipped topping. Drizzle servings with chocolate syrup.

 

Healthy Food Quiz

What is your nutritional IQ?

Getting the facts about food can help you lose weight!!

 

Test your Food IQ and Enter in for a Chance to Win a $5 gift card to Subway! All questions have to be correct to be eligible for the drawing. Please send answers to humanresourcesdepartment@columbusga.org by February 12, 2015. CCG Employees Only


 

1. Which baked snack has the most dietary fiber per serving?

 

 

a. Baked! LAY'S Potato Chips
b. Baked! CHEETOS Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snack
c. ROLLED GOLD Classic Style Pretzel Thins 

 

 

2. Which of these is this healthiest dip for your baby carrots?

 

a. French Onion Dip
b. Ranch Salad Dressing
c. Hummus 

 

 

3. Which type of nut is high in omega-3 fatty acids?

 

a. Almonds
b. Walnuts
c. Pistachios 

 

 

4. Which of the following snack options from the McDonald's menu has the least amount of total fat?

 

a. Fruit 'n Yogurt Parfait
b. Snack sized fruit and walnut salad
c. Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Crispy) 

 

 

5. Which chocolate bar has the least calories per serving?

 

a. A package of M&Ms
b. A 3 Musketeers Bar
c. A Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar 

 

 

 

Please note a winner was not selected for the Nov/Dec 2014 Healthy Food Quiz. All questions have to be correct to be eligible for the drawing.    
Upcoming Community Events
January/February 2014

The Dream Lives MLK 5K, 1 Mile, & Unity Processional

January 17, 2015 at The Liberty Theater
1 Mile 9:30 am
5K 10:00am
Unity Processional Noon
For more information or to register, visit www.thedreamlivescolumbus.com 

Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Games at the Columbus Civic Center

cottonmouthsvs. Fayetteville

January 10 - 7:30 pm

 
   

vs. Huntsville

January 16 - 7:30 pm

 

vs. Pensacola

January 18 - 4:00 pm

 

vs. Knoxville

January 24 - 7:30 pm

  

vs. Fayetteville

January 30 - 4:00 pm

 

vs. Louisiana

January 31 - 7:30 pm

  

vs. Pensacola

February 13 - 7:30 pm

 

vs. Knoxville

February 15 - 4:00 pm

 

vs. Mississippi River Kings  

February 20 - 7:30 pm

 

vs. Louisiana

February 21 - 4:00 pm

 

vs. Mississippi River Kings  

February 27 - 7:30 pm

  

vs. Louisiana

February 28 - 7:30 pm

  

For more information, call 706-653-4482 or visit www.columbusciviccenter.org

 

Mike Epps The Real Deal Tour 

February 14 - 8:00 PM 
Comedian Mike Epps returns to the Columbus Civic Center alongside Adele Givens. This is The Real Deal Tour, so get ready to laugh.

  

For more information, call 706-653-4482 or visit www.columbusciviccenter.org

 

Shirley B. Winston Recreation Center 
Weekly Programs and Activities

On Tuesdays & Thursdays, We have Senior Fitness Class at 11:15am to 12:00pm and Aerobics Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00p.m. to 6:55 p.m. We also have Line Dance Class for all ages on Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Monday through Friday, we have daily Senior Pinochle from 12:00 pm to 6:45 pm and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 5:45pm in the activity room and leisure recreation activities such as basketball, pool, foosball, ping-pong, air hockey, and other activities for the community. 706.653.4958 

  • Youth Basketball Registration December 22nd 2014 - January 9th 2015.If you have any question please call (706)225-3045
  • New Fitness Class On Monday night @ 5:30pm - 6:00pm in the GYM (Starting Monday, January 12th 2015)

EDGEWOOD SENIOR CENTER 

Exercise Classes are at 10am every Friday. 706.317.4251 
 

Valentine Party will be on Friday Feb. 13, 2015

 

FOX SENIOR CENTER  

Jan. 21, 12 noon at the Fox Center

Mardi Gras Covered Dish Lunch and Learn

Guest speaker: David Marlowe, Alzheimer's Association

Bring a covered dish and join us for a Mardi Gras luncheon with beads and Kings Cake. Call 706-225-4645 for more information.

 

BOXWOOD RECREATION CENTER  
706-653-4515

January 19, 11:00 am - 5:00pm: Boxwood's, "I HAVE A DREAM" Celebration

 

February 27, 5:00 pm: Boxwood Recreation Center Presents, "A Day in Black History"

 

FRANK CHESTER RECREATION CENTER 

Feb. 5 - Frank Chester's Red Hat Group will be honoring National wear Red Day with a luncheon & toast to all women that will or have battled heart Disease

 

Feb. 6 - The Frank Chester Senior Women will be wearing Red and discussing facts

About Heart Disease and how it affects women during lunch

 

Feb. 14th- Special Valentines Lunch & door prizes to the top 3 wearing Red

 

Feb. 16th- Guest speaker from River Towne Center on new Insurance regulations in 2015

 

Feb. 18th- 2:30pm - Birthday and Mardi Gras Tea Party

 

Feb.26th- 1:30 pm - Black History Celebration 

 

Digital Bookmobile & Personal Device help available on most Wed.  

 

Call the center for exact times & dates - 706-653-4964 - Contact name Joy Hendrix


CARVER PARK RECREATION CENTER  
706-568-4822

Walking program 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday

 

NORTHSIDE RECREATION CENTER  
706.576.5475

 

Salsa Class

Mondays and Wednesdays

6pm - 7pm

Come out to Northside Recreation Center and prepare yourself for an evening of social fun learning how to Salsa.

For more information call 706.576.5475

 

PSALMOND ROAD RECREATION CENTER  

Saturday, January 17th (10am -2pm) we will host a Winter Festival at the recreation facility. This is day of fun for the family and an opportunity for the community to learn about 2015 programs at Psalmond Road Recreation Center.

  

Kid's Corner - a weekly event for children to participate in arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, board games, and more. The first Kid's Corner event will be held Wednesday, February 4th from 3:00 -4:00 and 5:30 -6:30. Fantastic Fridays are a fun filled "Let's Move" games for the children to enjoy from 5:00- 6:00.

  

The Young Leaders Developmental Program -(Ages 12 -16)

This is a youth empowerment group aimed to teach, promote, and prepare youth for influential steps in their lives prior to adulthood. The youth in this group will learn key skills in our workshops such as interviewing, life skills such preparing a resume, preparing meals and safety tips when out alone, and various theme events such as poetry, the art of music, bullying, internet safety, volunteering, and current or hot topics affecting their lives.    

   

This program will meet the first Saturday of each month at Psalmond Road Recreation Center. The youth will develop friendships, understand differences, and gain essential tools to use throughout their lives.

  

Olympic Readers

The Olympic Readers Book Club is a bi-weekly meeting where students will choose a book, discuss their interpretations, and partake in fun activities or discussions about topics addressed within the book.   

  

The book club participants will be responsible for purchasing or renting the chosen novel. The groups will be separated as such: 3rd -5th, 6th - 7th, and 9th -12th.   

  

Senior Bingo

Tuesdays: 11:30am -12:30pm   Thursdays: 5:00pm -6:00p

  

Shuffle Dance Class

Have fun working out while learning the latest line dances. Contact us to sign up for classes. Desired start date:

 

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION  

Therapeutic Recreation is a program designed for persons with disabilities in the Columbus, Georgia community. A variety of adapted programs are offered which includes physical activity, socialization, and cognitive development.

All persons 18 years old and over with disabilities are invited to participate. We offer no "one on one" assistance but will accommodate all persons and their assistants. Our goal is to provide you with a lifetime learning experience in recreation, training in Special Olympic sports, creative and fun leisure skills.   

Therapeutic Recreation Wellness Programs 

Water Aerobics
Monday and Wednesday
1:00 pm
Columbus Aquatic Center
1603 Midtown Drive

Walking Club
Monday-Thursday
9:00 am
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Chair Fitness
Tuesday
10:00 am
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Fitness Class
Tuesday
11:00 am
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street  

Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Sports 


Sit Volleyball
Tuesday and Thursday
1:00 pm
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Unified Basketball
Thursday 2:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street  

Therapeutic Recreation Special Events 


Friday Night Dance
January 30th and February 27th
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Unified Basketball Tournament
January 15th and February 19th
6:00 pm
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Therapeutic Recreation Resource Fair
February 2
5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street

Therapeutics Sweetheart Ball
February 12
5:00 pm -7:00 pm

TR Potters Art Show at the Airport
February 25
2:00pm
Columbus Airport
3250 West Britt David Road

Sit Volleyball Tournament
February 26
2:00 pm
Pop Austin Recreation Center
1331 Alexander Street 

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