Friday, March 2, 2012

Active Week at the Senior Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will have an active week of events. Free income tax assistance is being provided by AARP trained representatives. This service is Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This service will run through April 17th. No appointment is needed. Bring your last year’s tax return and all income information. Also, coming up in the week, free blood pressure checks will be provided by Healthback Home Health Care on Thursday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m. No appointment is needed for this service. On Friday, February 10, at 12:00 noon the February birthday luncheon will be held. Bring a food dish to share or $3/person, Make a note, coming next month on March 12th the popular defensive driving class will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Call or come by to sign up now. The Center is a fun place to come and socialize with other seniors, 50 and over, while participating in many different activities. Center hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:30 am 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.

Leon Brown lines up his pool shot while other seniors look on at a recent coed pool tournament held at the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center. Brown was the winner of the tournament.

Monday, February 6 – The women pool players and a painting class both start the week off beginning at 9:30 a.m. Also, the tax aid preparers will be busy from 9:30 to 12 noon. The women enjoy practicing their pool shots while getting in some good social time with each other. The artists in the painting class enjoy socializing also, while getting creative with their paints and brushes. In the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. games of; rubber bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool, and Mexican train dominoes, are played.

Tuesday, February 7 – The free Sit’n Be Fit exercise class will test your agility and help your flexibility. It starts at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This class is a 45-minute workout where chairs are provided for each person. Some exercises are done while sitting and some are done while standing by your chair. Bouncing balls, hand weights, and stretch bands are incorporated in to the exercises for an extensive workout. Wii games and ping pong are always available for a fun time, too. The free tax help continues from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Afternoon activities include games such as; duplicate bridge, Mexican Train dominoes, canasta, pitch, Skipbo, puzzle solving, snooker, pool 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, February 8 – Women’s pool gets underway again at 9:30 a.m. as well as the AARP tax help. Wii interactive games and ping pong are also available for participation. Afternoon games that usually begin at 1:00 p.m. include; canasta, dominoes, pool, Texas Hold’em, pitch, and puzzle solving. The adventure movie, “First Dog”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 9 – The free Sit’n Be Fit exercise class meets again at 9:30 a.m. Along with the income tax aid group. Afterwards, Wii Fit is available to use. This is an interactive game system that challenges and can help improve your balance. At 1:00 p.m. you can join in games of canasta, dominoes, social bridge, pitch, pool, snooker, and puzzle solving. A coed in-house pool tournament will be held at 1:00 p.m. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. where everyone is a winner. Thursday evenings the Center’s doors reopen at 5:30 p.m. for Music Night. The musicians tune up their instruments and start some good ol’ country tunes at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 10 – Women get their pool sticks out at 9:30 a.m. for some fun competition. The painting class participants get out their brushes and paints and get creative on their canvases. There is exercise equipment, Wii games, and a ping pong table all available for use, too. At 12:00 noon the February birthday pot-luck luncheon will be held. Bring a food dish or $3/person and join the celebration. After lunch, many people like to stay and play games that include: canasta, pool, snooker, pitch, Texas Hold’em, dominoes, and a puzzle is out waiting for someone to find the missing pieces.

Last weeks winners of rubber bridge were: J.W. Thomas, 1st, and Orlean Hunter, 2nd. Social bridge winners: Ina Lee Abels, 1st, and Cloyann Fent, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Betty Abenante and Murna Raff; Lionel Raff and Seham El Sherif; all tied for 1st and 2nd. Texas Hold’em winners were Allen Shields and Chestine Crane. Also, a coed in-house pool tournament was held last week. Leon Brown came in 1st, and Wayne Vinson was 2nd.

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