No school? No problem!

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While the kids are off school for their Thanksgiving break, send them here! Sure, they can lay around the house playing video games and eat everything out of your refrigerator, so why not have them be ACTIVE and send them to KIDS IN ACTION! On Wednesday November 22 and Monday November 27 from 10 AM to 1 PM, we’ll have a fun environment set up so they can burn off all that turkey and stuffing. They can participate in basketball, capture the flag, dodgeball, charades, trivia and much more. It’s only $20 per kid per day and a PIZZA LUNCH IS INCLUDED! If you want to come to BOTH days, it’s only $30.  Additional discounts for multiple kids. Register today by clicking here for the Wednesday 11/22 session and here for the 11/27 session we’ll see you for KIDS IN ACTION!

Qi Gong to be featured at The Miller Center

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::Update 1/16/18::

Due to low turnout, Qi Gong programming will be suspended TFN. Our instructor tells he that maybe we’ll try again in the spring. Thanks to those who had interest!

Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention will be featured at the Miller Center.  This 5000 year old health care system, an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is practiced daily by millions of people in China and hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world.  Qi Gong  is made up of two Chinese words. Qi (pronounced chee which means the life force or vital-energy that exists in all living things. And Gong (pronounced gung) means accomplishment and or skill that is cultivated though steady practice.  QG can be classified as medical, martial, or spiritual.  All styles having three things in common: they all involve postures, whether static, (standing in one position), or dynamic, (slow methodic movements with focused intention and various breathing techniques.

QG, considered the mother of Tai Chi, can be a highly effective health care practice.  In fact many healthcare professionals recommend QG as an important form of alternative complementary medicine. Harvard Medical School, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic as well as the National Institute of Health and the National Council on Aging all recommend it. Its gentle rhythmic movements, when consistently practiced, have been known to reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. And, some practices have been found to improve the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic and digestive functions. What most practitioners love about QG is that there are no mats, no equipment or special clothing or large area needed to practice? You just need loose comfortable clothing, your focused attention, proper posture and most importantly, a qualified instructor. The Class will be taught by Michael LaBant, a 27 year practitioner.  LaBant is a certified instructor with the National Qi Gong Association, The Institute of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi and a professional member of the American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association. He has trained and studied with numerous Masters, Teachers and Dr. of Chinese Medicine. Among them, Dr. Roger Jahnke, author and co founder of the National Qi Gong Association, Master Robert Peng, teacher, author, International Chinese scholar, author and doctor of Chinese Medicine, Ken Cohen,  and most recently with Michael Winn and Mingtong Gu, both internationally known for their own schools and decades of Qi Gong teaching and scholarly publications. LaBant, a veteran of the U.S.M.C., also teaches several classes for Geisinger Medical Center’s Silver Circle program and is a executive board member and teacher at the Whole Life Society in New Berlin PA.

Drop-in childcare now available!

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is excited to announce the opening of our drop-in childcare space. We will begin taking kids starting Tuesday, November 7, 2017. We’ll be staffed from 8 AM to noon Monday through Friday and then again from 4 to 8 PM, Monday through Thursday. Rates are $2 for members and $5 for non-members per 90-minute session. One 90-minute session is the maximum allowed per child, per day and parents must remain on-site. Our drop-in care space is currently limited to 10 kids, of which up to 4 can be infants (3 months to 1 year old), but we’re expanding to accommodate more children soon.