Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Fun Activities at the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has many fun activities to choose from for seniors. Check out the daily activities in the monthly calendar or come by and take a tour of the Center and see for yourself. 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.

Seniors enjoy the January birthday lunch at the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center.

        Monday, Jan. 24 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the women pool players are anxious to get some rounds of pool in while having a good social time. Also, oil painters come in and get creative with their paints and canvases. An exercise room is available for seniors with equipment that includes a treadmill, exercise bikes, and a weight machine. A ping pong table or the Wii game system is also ready for use. The afternoon fun begins at 1:00 p.m. with bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool, and puzzle solving.
        Tuesday, Jan. 25 – A free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class is offered at the Center. 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. 26 - Choose from women’s pool, ping-pong or Wii interactive games for loads of fun. Activities for the afternoon include; canasta, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, puzzle solving, and a movie. The movie, “Charlie St. Cloud”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
         Thursday, Jan. 27 – There is no charge to get a good workout 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. 28 – Women’s pool time begins at 9:30 a.m. This is a time set aside for the women to practice their pool skills and enjoy some 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 social bridge were: Janetta Loper, 1st, and Pauline Poe, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Donna Beason and Betty Lowrey were 1st; and Patricia Logan and Don Lorett were 2nd. The Texas Hold’em champions of the week were Bob Bryan and Maxine Morgan.                  

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