Join in for Yoga & Pilates on Sunday!


10:30am: Recovery Vinyasa Yoga – followed by Pilates at 12noon! Both held at the
Twisted Tree Studio – 681 Graceland Ave in Des Plaines.

“REMEMBER HAVING ABS IN 1979?  Find them again and wake those bad boys up!  Or just bring our teacher, Joanne (Denk) Connerty, a Bloody Mary and show her what you got in stretchy pants Sunday at noon!  Come take what may be your first Pilates class with your AARP classmates (in a safe environment ). Learn the core foundation of Pilates as taught by Joseph Pilates – the MAN. You’re gonna work your core! 

This class will be appropriate for Beginners but you will also be offered more advanced variations for those of you already familiar with Pilates. You’ll learn the difference between neutral spine and imprint, proper Pilates breathing, ribcage placement, and pelvic alignment, or you can just nurse your hangover on the sidelines.  You’ll have a clear understanding of muscle engagement (if you want to), learn to work your body in all planes of movement, and master the fundamental exercises you need in order to make sure you don’t end up bedridden or in a wheelchair before your 60th birthday. Some exercises you’ll do include single leg stretch, scissors, and important prep exercises for teasers, plank, pushups and side plank.  And we can always go out for drinks after.  Please join Joanne for a good time, in a whole different way than the parties she had at her house back in the day.”

Volunteer Opportunity Saturday AM

The MW Class of ’79 is offering a fun project to Give Back on Saturday morning, September 7th. Get together with some of your old pals and help out at “Feed My Starving Children”! “Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. Donations fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!”

Have Fun & Give Back too!

The FMSC location is at 740 Wiley Farm Court, in Schaumburg. Our shift begins at 11:30am but you will need to be there by 11:15 on Saturday morning.

We have reserved 25 spots at the event for our classmates. Click here to sign up for a spot! Please let us know, once you do, so we can have an idea how many are coming and if we need to request more slots. Call your friends, sign up, then shoot us a message on the Contact Form!

Can You Help?

We Remember: Like many of our favorite places, more than a few of our classmates have left us. If you have pictures or memorabilia of those we have lost, please send them to the Committee so that they might be included in the Digital Yearbook. Link to follow.

Pictures – Look through your pictures now, to see if you’ve got any great ones to share. Pick ONE to send for inclusion in our website gallery and send to Grace via email. Music – pick ONE song from high school for placement into our Digital Yearbook. You may want to start on YouTube. Copy and send YouTube link to Grace here.

More Homework?

Contact – update your contact info here (if you desire to be found) and reach out to your circle to spread the word. We will be posting on the FB page, opening a website, and posting a Dropbox link for pictures and music. Look for updates in the weeks ahead and thank you for all you do.

be well, pres