Friday, March 2, 2012

Stay Moving and Keep Warm at the Senior Center

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers a variety of fun activities for seniors age 50 and over. A free income tax service 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. 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. 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. **Reminder if the Stillwater Public Schools are closed, the Senior Activity Center is closed.

Monday, February 20 – Women’s pool time starts at 9:30 a.m. They practice their pool shots and enjoy some games of friendly competition. Come and share the fun with them. Pool sticks are available for use. A painting class also takes place at the same time. Bring your painting supplies and get creative with the group. Also, the tax aid preparers will be busy from 9:30 to 12 noon. In the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. games of; rubber bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool, and Mexican train dominoes, are played.

Tuesday, February 21 – Get your body moving with a free Sit’n Be Fit exercise class that is offered 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 22 – The pool sticks come out again as the women circle the tables beginning at 9:30 a.m. Also, the AARP tax preparers will be here during the morning. 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 movie, “The Greening of Whitney Brown”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 23 – 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. Also at 1:00 p.m. a women’s in-house pool tournament will be held. Come check your skills at pool. At 2:00 p.m. bingo is called. 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 24 – Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the women start racking up the pool balls. The painting class participants get out their brushes and paints and discuss their ideas. There is exercise equipment, Wii games, and a ping pong table all available for use, too. In the afternoon, games are played 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 social bridge were: Joanne Barrick, 1st, and Pauline Poe, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Seham El Sherif and Lionel Raff, 1st; Lucy Robinson and Kay Bull, 2nd. Texas Hold’em winners for the week: Sue Adams and Chestine Crane. A men’s in-house pool tournament was held and Ron Thomas was first and Larry Leonard was second.

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