Monday, November 3, 2014

Get out and visit the Stillwater Senior Activity Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers senior participants many opportunities to get out and socialize, exercise and be creative. Senior citizens, 50 and over are encouraged to come participate in any of the various activities offered at the Senior Center, such as; exercise class, line dancing, bridge and other card games, Zumba class, guitar lessons, bingo, painting and crafting class, pool and snooker, puzzles, and musical entertainment. There is no cost to enjoy any of these activities, so come check it out. The following week, on Monday, November 10 a defensive driving class will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no cost for the class and it could save you some on your auto insurance. Spaces are still available. So sign up today. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a November calendar of events when you stop by. The Center is open 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.

        Monday, Nov. 3 – Participants are usually waiting by the doors for them to open at 9:30 a.m. They are eager to come in and join the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, play some women’s 8-ball pool, or try out their artistic skills in the painting class. The exercise class incorporates a chair for some sitting, stretching exercises along; with some standing, limbering up exercises, also. Stretching bands, rubber bouncing balls, sponge balls, and wooden dowel sticks are all used for various exercises that help with your coordination and flexibility. Women’s 8-ball pool time and a painting/crafting class also take place at the same time. The women pool players play several rounds of 8-ball while enjoying the social time with each other. Also, the painting/crafting class gets together at 9:30 a.m. You can bring your art supplies or a craft project and share your artistic skills. At 10:30 a.m. seniors can come try their footwork out to some country music during the line dancing class. Beginners to more advance dancers are all welcome. They have a good and invigorating time. Later, during the afternoon games of bridge, canasta, pool/snooker, and jig saw puzzle solving are popular. Also, at 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will take place. Senior men and women pool players are welcome to participate. Bring your own pool stick or use one from the Center and join the fun competition.

        Tuesday, Nov. 4 –Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings the activities to choose from include; Wii bowling or guitar lessons. At 10:30 a.m. you can Zumba to some Latin class. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, Nov. 5 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercisers and women pool players use the Center for a good workout and fun competition beginning at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. In the afternoon games of canasta and other cards games are played. An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. The movie for this week is a, family drama based on true events titled, “Million Dollar Arm.”

         Thursday, Nov. 6 – Arrive at 9:30 a.m. and bowl a couple games using the Wii system then stay and learn to Zumba with Angie, which begins at 10:30 a.m. During the afternoon, try a game of canasta, or some pool/snooker playing. At 2:00 p.m. a wild game of bingo takes place. Everyone is a winner. Musicians tune up their instruments to make some good toe-tappin country music, that starts at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy the music!

        Friday, Nov. 7 – Limber up with the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, or compete with the women 8-ball pool players, or you can test your painting and crafting skills, all beginning at 9:30 a.m. And at 10:30 a.m. line dancing class members move to the music. After lunch, cards are brought out for afternoon games of canasta, and pool balls for rounds of pool/snooker.

         Game champions announced for last week were:  for social bridge; Sue McMillan, 1st and Janetta Loper, 2nd; duplicate bridge winning partners; Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Terry Miller and Lucy Robinson, 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was Vic Berryman. 

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