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"Get Out, Get Active, Catch the Spirit"
October 15, 2011
12 PM to 5 PM
Hofstra University Physical Education Building and Swim Center
VOICE Day 2011 is an opportunity for the whole community--youth through seniors, with and without disabilities--to get together and get active! The exposition will include demonstrations by sports teams, opportunities to try sports and recreational activities, information about local programs, nutrition and fitness consultation, and much, much more. Admission to the event is FREE!
VOICE Day 2011 will be held in the Physical Education Building and Swim Center. This building offers accessible entrances, parking, and restroom facilities. The Physical Education Building and Swim Center houses multipurpose sports courts, climbing wall, Olympic-sized swimming pool, locker rooms, classroom, and dance studio. Concessions will be available for purchase the day of the event (cash only).
Come dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers to be ready to get involved.
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12 PM to 5 PM
The Wellness Fair is going to be open all day long to give participants and opportunity to learn, discuss, and try out new things. Interactive nutrition and fitness exhibits will allow you to learn about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Come check out our "Community Information" board to learn about even more opportunities in the local area. Click on the "Exhibitors" tab to learn more about the great groups, organizations, and opportunities that will be available.
12:45 to 1:45 PM
Whether you want to walk, run, or roll onto the court, we are going to discuss and try adaptable tennis for all ability levels. A demonstration by local wheelchair tennis athletes will be provided.
Zumba for All
2:00 to 3:00 PM
Zumba is catching on and Judy Saunders of Zumba Fitness will show you how to do it, not matter your age or ability. She will be conducting a traditional high intensity class, a modified class, and a wheelchair class. There's no excuse not to get caught up in the rhythms and buzz of one of the hottest fitness trends right now. Her Step It Up Dancers will be performing a Zumba number, as well.
3:40 to 4:00 PM
Not everything about getting active requires you to break a sweat. David Tindal and Chris Wawrzonek of Creation, a singing group from UCPN, will entertain with some popular tunes. Vocalist Mike Korins, a student with autism from Calhoun High School and Hofstra performing arts camp alum, will be performing "When You Believe". Michael is the first special education student from the Bellmore-Merrick School district to earn a place on the New York State School Music Association All-State Chorus.
Fitness and Weight Training
4:15 to 5:00 PM
Learn about fitness and health for life, as Harvey Greenburg and his HOPE Fitness staff lead a class on adaptive fitness. Hofstra University strength and conditioning staff, led by Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Allison Bradshaw, and US Paralympic Powerlifting head coach Mary Hodge will also be available to consult on fitness activities and programs.
12:15 to 1:15 PM
Come pick up a ball and take a run or wheel around the court. This session will feature drills and instruction, as well as the chance to "experience" wheelchair basketball. Activities will be integrated for individuals of all abilities and ages. The Nassau Kings and the varsity squad of the Long Island Lightning will be on hand for demonstrations, along with members from the Hofstra University women's basketball team.
Wheelchair Basketball Exhibition Game
1:30 to 2:00 PM
Come cheer on the Nassau Kings as they play an exhibition match to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their team. Members from the Nassau Kings and the Long Island Lightning varsity will be competing in a mixed-squad game.
3:00 to 3:45 PM
Boccia is a test of muscle control and accuracy, requiring high focus and concentration. It has been a Paralympic sport since it was introduced in the 1984 Paralympic Games in New York and is practiced in more than 50 countries by athletes with cerebral palsy or related neurological conditions who use a wheelchair. Athletes Charlie Fleisch and Howie Cohen of the Nassau Thunderbolts and their coaching staff will provide an explanation and demonstration of this sport. Opportunities to "experience" the game will follow.
4:00 to 4:45 PM
Come learn about adaptable and wheelchair softball. Players from theAviators of Long Island and other staff will be available to demonstrate and get you involved.
Zumba: High Intensity Instruction Class presented by Zumba Fitness
12:30 to 1:30 PM
Judy Saunders of Zumba Fitness will be discussing Zumba and conducting a high intensity class to learn the dance routine in preparation for her 2:00 PM full program on Court One. Please note that this is not an adapted class and should not be attempted by those without a moderate level of fitness and physical ability. Adapted formats will be presented in the full program.
Drop In Gym: Fitness Instruction presented by HOPE Fitness
1:45 to 3:30 PM
Stop by and get some one-on-one instruction and chat with Harvey Greenburg and the staff of HOPE Fitness about modifying your workouts to your ability and age-level. Open hours are available to try out the equipment and learn about fitness in preparation for his 4:15 PM full program on Court One.
Zumba: Adapted Instruction Class presented by Zumba Fitness
4:00 to 5:00 PM
In case you didn't get enough from the Zumba for All demonstration at 2:00 PM, Judy Saunders and the gang will be available for some small class instruction in the Dance Studio. Come close out the day with some rhythm and fun. This class will be adapted to all ability levels.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blind Sight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb the 23,000 foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Believed by many Tibetans to be possessed by demons, the children are shunned by their parents, scorned by their villages, and rejected by society. Rescued by Sabriye Tenberken, a bind educator and adventurer who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, the students invite the famous blind mountain climber Erik Weinhenmayer to visit their school after learning about his conquest of Everest. Erik arrives in Lhasa and inspires Sabriye and her students Kyila, Sonam Bhumtso, Tashi, Gyenshen, Dachung, and Tenzin to let him lead them higher than they have even been before. The resulting 3-week journey is beyond anything any of them could have predicted. --taken from www.blindsightthemovie.com
Seating will be limited to 25 participants for this film.
Using the Hofstra University printable map, the Physical Education Building is Building #49.
General parking is available in the lots to the north of the Physical Education Building, Field 6B. Please enter the building from the East Entrance under the Welcome to VOICE Day banner.
Accessible parking is available on the east side of the Physical Education Building. Enter campus from the East Entrance on Earle Ovington Blvd. At the end of the street, turn left and then turn right into the faculty parking lot. A Public Safety Officer will direct you where to park. If the lot is full, you will be able to do a drop off of passengers.
Hofstra University is accessible from the N 43, N 45, N 70, N 71, and N 72 bus lines.
Blue Beetle Shuttle Service
The Blue Beetle Shuttle Service provides free bus service to and from the Hempstead and Mineola LIRR train stations and Hofstra’s campus. This service is provided to Hofstra students and those attending events at Hofstra. Please click on the link above for more information.
Accessible Transportation Information
The Blue Beetle Shuttle will be using accessible vans for transportation to and from the Hempstead and Mineola LIRR train stations on the day of the event. Please let the driver know that you are attending VOICE Day in the Physical Education Building and Swim Center.