Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Senior Activity Center has much to offer!

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has many fun activities to offer seniors. Come check it out for yourself. 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 a March calendar of events.

Seniors, (left to right) Patricia Logan, Sue Cook, Shirley Burk, Ellie Gertiser, Linda Stangl, and Betty Shields had a fun time participating in a women's in-house pool tournament at the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center. Stangl was the champion of the tournament.

Monday, Feb. 28 – The Center’s doors open at 9:30 a.m. to get ready for the AARP free income tax help, women’s pool playing, and a painting class. 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 1 – Come join the 9:30 a.m. Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and receive a good 45-minute workout at no charge. The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 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 2 – Women pool players get things going starting 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, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, and puzzle solving. The movie, “Legend of the Guardians” will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 3 – 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, March 4 – Stillwater senior pool players head to the Ponca City Senior Center Friday morning for a coed pool tournament. They hope to hold on to the traveling trophy and bring it back home with them. A painting class will be going on at the Stillwater Senior Center. It begins at 9:30 a.m. Bring your canvas, paints and brushes and get creative. The pool tables will also be open for some games of fun. 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: Deloris Sanders, 1st, and Lew Taylor, 2nd. Last week duplicate bridge winners were: Norma Burk and Treca Adams, 1st; and Camille Johnston and Terry Miller, 2nd. Winners of social bridge were: Norma Burk, 1st, and Linda Jamison, 2nd. Texas Hold’em champions for the week were Darrell Davis and Don Lorett. A women’s in-house pool tournament was also held last week with Linda Stangl taking 1st place and Sue Cook coming in 2nd.

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