Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday Luncheon This Week!

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will hold the May birthday potluck luncheon on Friday, May 11 at 12:00 noon. Bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and enjoy the fine food and fellowship. Also, on Thursday, May 10 at 1 p.m. Healthcare Solutions will be here to provide free blood pressure checks. Senior participants age 50 and over are all welcome to come join the fun. 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 May calendar of events. May is Older Americans month, so try something new, get out and enjoy life, and join us for some fun!

Thirty-one pool players from the Stillwater Senior Activity Center and the Ponca City Senior Center get ready to challenge each other in an 8-ball tournament. Stillwater was the victor with a score of 20 to 15

        Monday, May 7 – The Center’s doors open at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Women’s pool and a painting class are on the agenda for morning activities. Pool players bring your own pool stick or use one of the Center’s, and painters need to bring their own supplies and creative ideas to share with the class. In the afternoon at 1:00 p.m. games of; rubber bridge, canasta, dominoes, pool, and Mexican train dominoes, are played.

        Tuesday, May 8 – A free 45-minute workout, called Sit ‘n Be Fit, is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. 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. 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 1:00-2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance.

         Wednesday, May 9 – The women get out their pool sticks again for some more fun and games. 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 drama movie, “War Horse”, will be shown at 2:00 p.m.  

         Thursday, May 10 – Get toned up with the free Sit’n Be Fit exercise class offered at 9:30 a.m. 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, the free blood pressure checks will be done at 1:00 p.m. At 2:00 p.m. bingo will be 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, May 11 –Pool playing and painting class are popular activities Friday morning at 9:30. There is exercise equipment, Wii games, and a ping pong table all available for use, too.    May birthdays will be celebrated with a potluck luncheon starting at 12 noon. Bring a food dish or $3/person. Afternoon games 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: Norma Burk, 1st and Dollie McClary, 2nd. Social bridge winners were: Ina Lee Abels, 1st ;  and Orlean Hunter, 2nd. Duplicate bridge winning partners were: Norma Burk and Treca Baer, 1st and Ina Lee Abels and Laurie Schlobohm, 2nd.  Texas Hold’em champion of the week was: Dollie McClary. An exciting 8-ball coed pool tournament was held last week with 31 participants. Stillwater Senior Center pool players challenged the Ponca City Senior Center pool players for the traveling trophy. The honors went to Stillwater with a score of 20 to 15.

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