Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fun at the Senior Center!

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center is a fun place for seniors to come and enjoy many activities. Check out the monthly calendar to see the various activities going on at the Center. Also being offered is 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. 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 an April calendar of events.

Monday, March 28 – The Center’s activities begin when the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Women pool shooters take aim at the cue ball during this time and in the painting class painters aim their brushes at their canvases Also, the AARP free income tax help begins at the same time. An exercise room is also 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, March 29 – If you would like a good exercise workout that does not cost you anything but a little physical effort come try the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class. This is a 45-minute workout at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Chairs are provided for each person. 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. The income tax assistance also begins at 9:30 a.m. 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, March 30 – Pool balls can be heard dropping in to the pockets again as the women practice their pool shooting skills at 9:30 a.m. Ping-pong or Wii interactive games are always popular. Don’t forget the income tax assistance at 9:30 a.m., too. Activities for the afternoon include; canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, and puzzle solving. The movie, “My One and Only”, starring Kevin Bacon and Renee Zellweger, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 31 – Join the exercisers in 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, April 1 – At 9:30 a.m. you can shoot some pool with the women or get creative with the painting class. 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: Treca Baer, 1st, and June Cramer, 2nd. Winners of social bridge were: Linda Jamison, 1st, and Jeanne Barrick, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Charles Foreman and Lew Taylor, 1st; and Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, 2nd. Texas Hold’em champions for the whole week were: Sue Adams and Phyllis Sanders.

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