Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New Year at the Senior Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will begin a new year of fun activities. Come check it out! Regular center hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th or call 747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up a January calendar of events.
        Monday, Jan. 3 – The women have a great time playing pool starting at 9:30 a.m. and an oil painting class also meets at that time for some creative fun. Also, a Wii gaming system is always ready to set up for you to try. Exercise equipment is available for senior use such as; a treadmill, exercise bikes, a weight machine, and a ping pong table. Afternoon gets busy with bridge, canasta, pitch, pool, dominoes, Mexican Train dominoes, puzzle solving, and a Texas Hold’em winner’s game.
        Tuesday, Jan. 4 – Work off your holiday calories by joining the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Chairs are provided for each person during the 45-minute, low impact exercise workout. Some exercises are done while sitting and some are done while standing by a chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. At 10:30 a.m. you can stay and continue your exercise while playing a variety of games on the Wii system or try some ping-pong. Tuesday afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, Mexican Train dominoes, canasta, pitch, Skipbo, puzzle solving, and dominoes. A representative from Veteran’s Affairs comes in on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance.
         Wednesday, Jan. 5 – Women’s pool, ping-pong and Wii interactive games are all available for some fun times beginning at 9:30 a.m. Activities for the afternoon include; canasta, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, puzzle solving, and a movie. The movie, “Just Wright”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
         Thursday, Jan. 6 – Exercise again with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m. After the exercise class, stay and have a good time bowling with the Wii or try the WiiFit system for some fun exercise. Also, a ping pong table is available for a game of laughter. Then in the afternoon you can join in games of canasta, social bridge, pool, pitch, dominoes, and puzzle solving. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. Music night begins at 6:00 p.m. with some good toe-tappin’ country tunes. Doors reopen at 5:30 p.m.
         Friday, Jan. 7 – Women’s pool starts the morning off at 9:30. So bring your favorite pool stick or find one here at the Center and join in the fun and friendly competition. Exercise equipment, Wii, or a ping pong table is available for senior use, too. There is always a puzzle out that needs pieces added. Afternoon brings out several games that include; pool, canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, and pitch.
         Last weeks winners for rubber bridge were: J.W. Thomas, 1st, and Dollie McClary, 2nd. Social bridge winners were: Lew Taylor, 1st, and Norma Burk, 2nd. The Texas Hold’em champions of the week were Phyllis Sanders and Maxine Morgan.

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