Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Time at the Senior Activity Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will have its final day of free AARP income tax help on Monday April 18th, 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, April 18 – Starting at 9:30 a.m. pool balls will be clattering as the women warm up their pool sticks and the painting class will be getting their paint brushes wet with colorful colors. Also, the AARP free income tax help begins at the same time. Today is the last day for income tax help. 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, April 19 – Sit ‘n Be Fit takes place every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. This is a free 45-minute exercise workout where 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. 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. Also, a men’s in house pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 20 – Women’s pool takes place again 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, “Unstoppable” will be shown at 2pm. This action packed movie stars Denzel Washington and follows a runaway train.

Thursday, April 21 – 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. You can join in afternoon 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 22 – Women’s pool and a painting class begin at 9:30 a.m. 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 games include; pool, canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, and pitch.

Last weeks winners for rubber bridge were: Wally Renolds, 1st, and Jean Jones, 2nd. Winners of social bridge were: Lynn Fent, 1st, and Norma Burk, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Betty Lowrey and Donna Beason, 1st ; and Charles Foreman and Lew Taylor. Texas Hold’em champion for last week was Don Lorett.

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