Friday, December 12, 2014

December Birthday Luncheon to be Held at the Senior Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will celebrate December birthdays of participants with a pot-luck luncheon on Friday, December 12 at 12:00 noon. The main entrée for the luncheon will be ham with pineapple. Senior participants can bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person. The Center offers a fun place for persons 50 years old and over to come and enjoy various activities at no cost. Get active and stay active! Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a December 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. Reminder: as the weather starts to change and winter approaches, if the Stillwater Public schools decide to close due to inclement weather, the Stillwater Senior Activity Center will also be closed.

        Monday, Dec. 8 – The month of December is a good time to start some exercise. Get out of the house and work off all those holiday calories by attending the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class offered at the Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The reason for the name, Sit ‘n Be Fit, is because everyone has a chair to use for some sitting and stretching exercises and to use for stability while also doing some standing, limbering up exercises. Stretching bands, rubber bouncing balls, sponge balls, and wooden dowel sticks are all used for various exercises that help with your coordination and flexibility. Or, if exercise is not for you, there is women’s pool playing time and a painting/crafting class that meets at the same time of morning. The women pool players play several rounds of 8-ball while enjoying the social time with each other. The painting/crafting class gets together to share their creative ideas. You can bring your art supplies or a craft project and join the good time. Also, 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.

       Tuesday, Dec. 9 – It is almost like you are in a real bowling alley while playing the Wii bowling game. It is a fun and popular activity to participate in on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some energetic exercise in the Zumba 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, Dec. 10 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise group meets up again 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 card games are played, and also pool and snooker. At 1:00 p.m. a coed 8-ball pool tournament will be held. Women are encouraged to participate. Don’t let the men have all the fun! An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. The movie for this week is, “If I Stay.”

        Thursday, Dec. 11 – Thursday mornings it is time for Wii bowling or free guitar lessons at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can Zumba with Angie. This is an aerobic dance workout done to mostly American Latin type music. This exercise will surely eat up the calories and there is no charge for the class. In the afternoon, canasta, bridge, other card games, and pool and snooker are played. At 2:00 p.m. bingo is played with a guest caller and everyone is a winner.
      Friday, Dec. 12 – Friday mornings get busy with exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting/crafting class at 9:30 a.m. Line dancing starts at 10:30 a.m. This is a good workout that is fun while testing your coordination. At 12:00 noon the December birthday pot-luck luncheon will be held. Come and join the fellowship and enjoy the delicious food. Then stay for the afternoon and play canasta, other card games, or pool and snooker. A jig saw puzzle is always out for some challenging puzzle solving.

     Game champions announced for last week were: for social bridge; Lynn Fent, 1st and Anna Cooper, 2nd; and duplicate bridge winning partners; Sandy Boepple and Marty Bullock, 1st; and Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 2nd. Winner of the pool tournament last week was Vic Berryman. 

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