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AROUND of the Month The Italian language is bellissimo! Each week, the 15 to 30 Villagers who meet for Italian Study Basic are not only having fun, they are learning something, too! “I started the group because we were already taking lessons and we needed additional work. Some of us got together and practiced, and it grew from there,” said Marty Duggan, a Village of Santiago resident and the group leader. “Want to sit in? Be our guest! There is no membership fee but you have to buy the book that we use so you can study from it.” The group meets each Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Chula Vista Recreation Center. “It’s beautiful! People are learning a beautiful language, its what The Villages is all about, having fun,” Duggan said. “If we learn something on the side, that is just perfect!” Bone Builders Osteoporosis? No problem! Had a knee or hip replaced? Bone building is good for you, too! On a weekly basis at five locations across The Villages, residents are getting strong using weighted aerobics. One theory is that weighted aerobics makes bones stronger. It is not a vigorous exercise; rather, they use slow counting and focus on balance and breathing. Normally, two hand weights and an ankle weight are used during the exercise; sometimes members are sitting, but most of the time they stand. Fish Hawk Recreation Center leader Bonnie Myers, of the Village of Caroline, has been a member for the past four years. “It is something you can do to improve your health,” Myers said. “You feel better, period.” Check the Recreation News in The Daily Sun for class times. Members meet at Paradise, Pimlico, Coconut Cove, Fish Hawk, Odell or Truman recreation centers depending on the day. MAY 2013 Italy © Maksym Yemelynov / Italian Study Basic

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - May 2013

The Villages - May 2013
10 Ways to Cool Off
Get Fit in the Pool
Making Plans for Mother's Day
Legends of the Links
Around The Villages
Sports & Recreation
Easter Week 2013
Business Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - May 2013