Richard A. Henson Wellness Center

New COVID-19 Vaccine and Mitigation Policy

We firmly believe in promoting the public good, which at a minimum includes doing what we can as an organization to provide a safe environment for our employees, volunteers, and visitors to reduce the risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.


We firmly believe that everyone has an obligation to help take care of society’s most vulnerable, which includes those who may be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or developing severe complications, as well as those with life-threatening conditions unrelated to the virus who cannot receive proper medical care if hospitals are overcrowded with COVID-19 patients.


We firmly believe in science, which has found, after rigorous study, that vaccines are safe and effective ways to prevent serious illness and to save lives, as has been proven with chicken pox, influenza, measles, polio, smallpox, tetanus, and now COVID-19.


We firmly believe that every person possible should receive all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the schedules published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because that may be the single most important health-promoting intervention that can be performed.



Any employee, volunteer, program participant or visitor who is not fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as defined by the CDC, will be restricted from participating in the following programs offered at MAC, Incorporated effective February 14, 2022:

  • Connection Sites – (Salisbury, Westside & Willards)
  • Life Bridges Adult Day Program,
  • Richard A. Henson Fitness Center.


For the purposes of this policy, “fully vaccinated” means that a person has received all the required doses of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine (and booster if at least 6 months have passed since the individual was fully vaccinated).


Proof of vaccination must be provided prior to entry or program participation.  For employees working in direct contact with participants of these three programs and for the safety of fellow workers no exemptions from this policy will be granted.


Vaccine Administration

Employees are responsible for scheduling and obtaining all recommended doses of an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine or a COVID-19 vaccine granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. Reasonable leave will be provided so employees may get the vaccine during regularly scheduled work hours, contingent on supervisor approval.


Policy Modification

Government and public health guidelines and restrictions and business and industry best practices regarding COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines are changing rapidly as new information becomes available, further research is conducted, and additional vaccines are approved and distributed. MAC reserves the right to modify this policy at any time at its sole discretion to adapt to changing circumstances and business needs, consistent with its commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

The Richard A. Henson Wellness Center offers a wide variety of programs and services targeted toward addressing the health concerns and needs of older persons. The center’s goal is to enable and to empower members to be physically active and to maintain and enhance their level of independence. See our activities calendar for current offerings.

Those interested in attending our facility to exercise individually or in one of our group exercise classes must fill out membership forms and bring a release signed by your physician (this form is included in the membership packet) to register. Membership forms are available in the wellness center or for download as a PDF.

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


New MAC and Wellness Center Procedures

Richard A. Henson Wellness Center
Member Guidelines*


Visitors who are not fully vaccinated are asked to wear a mask while in the building.

No proof of vaccination will be required; MAC will rely on the honor system.


Entering the Wellness Center


At the gym front desk

On the first day you return to the gym, you will give your name and pay your membership fee at the gym front desk; staff will then generate, activate and issue you your membership card. This card will be needed to check in every time you visit the Wellness Center


Check-In & Check-Out

Once your membership card is activated, you will simply scan it each time you visit, for a quick, touchless check-in. Before exiting the Wellness Center, scan your card to check out.

 Equipment Usage

Please wipe down equipment, and use hand sanitizer before and after equipment use.
Ask a gym staff member for help if needed!



Wellness Center Group Classes

Please check in at the gym when you first arrive


ALL classes held indoors will be offered in the Bradford Room

Please wipe down your chair at the end of each class


Personal Training

Personal training sessions can be held outside (weather permitting) or inside. Trainers will wipe down equipment after each use and will take any additional precautions you wish.


Additional Safety Measures

Additional precautions your Wellness Center Staff is taking to keep you safe include:

Sanitizing equipment daily

Sanitizing the Bradford Room floor after every class

Providing hand sanitizer

Limiting one person in restrooms/locker rooms at a time

Increased facility air circulation

Updated Core Class Schedule


Stretch Flexibility

& Balance

8:00am - 8:30am

Enhanced Fitness

8:45am - 9:45am

Enhanced Fitness

3:00pm - 4:00pm


Pump & Tone

9:00am - 9:30am


with Elizabeth Dawson

9:40am - 10:40am

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR)

11:00am - 12:00pm


Stretch Flexibility

& Balance

8:00am - 8:30am

Enhanced Fitness

8:45am - 9:45am

Enhanced Fitness

3:00pm - 4:00pm


Pump & Tone

9:00am - 9:30am


with Elizabeth Dawson

9:40am - 10:40am

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR)

11:00am - 12:00pm


Stretch Flexibility

& Balance

8:00am - 8:30am

Enhanced Fitness

8:45am - 9:45am

Enhanced Fitness

3:00pm - 4:00pm


Membership fees are paid monthly – there are no contracts to sign.

Full Access (Gym + Group Classes)

Individual: $45/month
Couples rate: ​$60/month

Personal Training

Individual: $20/month

*Includes full access to gym, equipment, and classes

Limited Access

Gym only: $35/month
Group Classes only: $35/month
Walk-in class fee: $10 per class

Personal Training Sessions

$15 for 30 minute 1 on 1 training


Annual membership fee: $468


Benefits of membership in the Henson Wellness Center:

  • Professional fitness instructors
  • Wellness assessments upon your request
  • Individualized orientation for all new members
  • Free health information packets
  • Evidence-based classes
  • Use of the state-of-the-art Alter G anti-gravity treadmill*

The Alter-G allows for reduced impact and pain during rehabilitation, and reduces stress on joints during exercise. It also provides exercise in a fall-proof setting for older patients.

*Note: Use of the Alter-G is included in the Wellness Center membership fee. For more information on the Alter-G see the video below, or visit

The center is open to those age 50 and older, and anyone with a disability.

Health Education & Screening
The Senior Health Program offers health promotion and disease prevention activities designed to promote and maintain the older person’s levels of physical and mental well-being.

Various activities include health fairs, nutrition screening & counseling, blood pressure screening, dance & movement classes.

For more information about MAC's health promotion programs, call 410-742-0505 ext. 130, or e-mail

Evidence-Based Classes
A variety of evidence-based classes also are offered. More information

For more information:
Call 410-742-0505, ext. 130

Woman exercising in MAC's Wellness Center

Wellness Center Video Library:

Instructor Robby Chin will be hosting a live Stretch & Balance class at 9am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Past classes will be archived below, but catch the classes live on his Facebook page by clicking this link.

Stretch & Balance


Full Body Stretch

Past Videos: 04/13/20, 04/15/20, 04/27/20, 04/29/20, 05/04/20

Lower Back Relief (Left) - Shoulders and Upper Back (Right)

Stretch at Home

Stay Strong Stay Home
Walking Workouts

Check out instructor Robby Chin walking through the state of the art Alter G machine below