Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Income Tax Continues at the Senior Activity Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers a 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. Fun activities happen each day, morning and afternoon at the Center. A men’s in-house pool tournament will be held Tuesday, February 22, at 1:00 p.m. 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. 21 – Income tax help, women’s pool playing, and painting class will begin at 9:30 a.m. 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.
        Tuesday, Feb. 22 – 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. Also, at 1:00 p.m. a men’s in-house pool tournament will be held. 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. 23 – The women pool players take aim after the Center opens at 9:30 a.m. Ping-pong or Wii interactive games are always popular, 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. The movie, “A Dog Year” will be shown at 2:00 p.m.
         Thursday, Feb. 24 – Get in shape with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class at 9:30 a.m.  After the exercise class, stay and have a good time playing games on 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 also starts at 9:30 a.m. 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, Feb. 25 – 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: Mallory Owen, 1st, and Doris Hester, 2nd. Week before last, duplicate bridge winning partners were:  Don Lorett and Patricia Logan, 1st, and Donna Beason and Betty Lowrey, 2nd. Last week duplicate bridge winners were: Lew Taylor and Charles Foreman, 1st; and Terry Miller and Camille Johnston, 2nd. Texas Hold’em winner for the week was Don Lorett.                                                                                                                                      

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