Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Valentines Day from the Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will continue with the free AARP income tax help through April 18th, Mondays through Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., on a first come first serve basis. Starting on Monday, February 14, at 1:00 p.m. a Valentine treat to try is a warm paraffin hand waxing, sponsored by Home Back Home Health. Sign up today! Wednesday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. a women’s in-house pool tournament will be held. Then on Thursday, February 17 at 1:30 p.m. a hearing clinic will be held by Integrity Hearing Aid Clinic. 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 February calendar of events.
        Monday, Feb. 14 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the first come first serve tax help, women’s pool playing, and painting class. The women pool players have a good time socializing while taking aim at the cue ball. There is always lots of friendly laughter around the tables. Also, painters come in and get creative with their paints and canvases. An exercise room is available for seniors. Exercise equipment 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. Remember at 1:00 p.m. give yourself a Valentine’s Day treat and get a warm paraffin hand waxing.
        Tuesday, Feb. 15 – The AARP income tax help begins at 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Also, offered to seniors, at no charge, is a 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, Feb. 16 – A women’s in-house pool tournament will be held. The women will take aim shortly after the Center opens at 9:30 a.m. Ping-pong or Wii interactive games offers  loads of fun, too. Don’t forget the income tax assistance at 9:30 a.m. Activities for the afternoon include; canasta, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, and puzzle solving. A movie will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
         Thursday, Feb. 17 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class gets underway 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. Tax help at 9:30 a.m. Then in the afternoon you can join in games of canasta, social bridge, pool, pitch, dominoes, and puzzle solving. Integrity Hearing Aid Clinic will be at the Center at 1:30 p.m. to check senior’s ears. 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, Feb. 18 – The women get their pool sticks out again starting 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 rubber bridge were: Orlean Hunter, 1st, and Marge Reynolds, 2nd. A Texas Hold’em monthly winner’s game was held and the winner was Lula Mae Davis.

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