Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Into a Good Time at the Senior Activity Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center brings in the Spring time with lots of exciting 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 a March calendar of events.

Seniors sharing fun and laughter while playing various games at the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center.

Monday, March 21 – Morning fun starts with women’s pool shooting and a painting class as 9:30 a.m. 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 22 – Exercise can be fun by joining in the Sit ‘n Be Fit, 45-minute free exercise 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 23 – Starting at 9:30 a.m. the laughter begins as the women pool players practice their pool shooting skills. 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. Also, a coed in-house pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. The movie, “Conviction”, starring Hilary Swank, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 24 – If you are in need of a good exercise workout at no charge, come join 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 25 – 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: Lew Taylor, 1st, and Jean Jones, 2nd. Winners of social bridge were: Mia Owens, 1st, and Lynn Fent, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Patricia Logan and Don Lorett, 1st; and Murna Raff and Bernie Roesler, 2nd. Texas Hold’em champion for the whole week was Don Lorett.

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