Monday, February 2, 2015

Free Income Tax Assistance Begins at the Senior Center

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will begin offering free income tax service on Monday, February 2. Regular hours will be Monday through Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. No appointments are taken. It is only a first come first serve basis. This free service is provided by AARP trained volunteers. You need to bring last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and any other documentation that might be needed to complete your return. The Center is a fun active place to attend for activities such as; exercise and dance classes, bridge, pool playing and tournaments, card games, painting and crafting, bingo, music, movies and even guitar lessons. Everyone 50 and over should check out their Senior Activity Center. It 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. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information. Make sure to pick up a February calendar of events when you stop by. Reminder: Winter is upon us now so if the Stillwater Public schools decide to close due to inclement weather, the Stillwater Senior Activity Center will also be closed.

        Monday, Feb. 2 – Opening day for the free income tax service begins at 9:30 a.m. Also, other activities starting at 9:30 a.m. are a free exercise class, women’s 8-ball pool time, and a painting/crafting class. The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This class utilizes stretching bands, bouncing balls and sponge balls as part of the stretching and limbering up routine. Check it out! Women’s pool playing is a good socialization time and competitive fun! The painting/crafting class members test their creative side with their art work. Bring you supplies and give yours a test. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get a different kind of exercise by joining the line dancing class and boot scootin’ to country tunes. Afternoon activities include: canasta, bridge, puzzle solving, pool, and snooker.

        Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Free tax preparations continue from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Wii bowling takes place at 9:30 a.m. This is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl why not try it out? Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some energetic exercise in the free Zumba class. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use, too. At 1:00 p.m. a coed 8-ball pool tournament will be held. Senior aged men and women are welcome to participate Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone gets a prize!

         Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Tax help at 9:30 a.m. Limber up with the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class starting at 9:30 a.m. Or bring your pool stick and shoot some 8-ball during women’s pool time, also at 9:30 a.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers start kicking up their heels to some swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. An afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is a family film titled, “The Identical”.

         Thursday, Feb. 5 – Income tax help continues at 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Time to Wii bowl again, starting at 9:30 a.m.  Or you could try out your musical skills with free guitar lessons. Then another class that will really burn up the calories is Zumba with Angie. It begins at 10:30 a.m. This is a fast paced exercise class done to jazzy type music. Come check it out and work up a good sweat. Afternoon games start around 1:00 p.m.  Canasta is a popular game of choice. At 2:00 p.m. every Thursday a guest bingo caller arrives ready to give out prizes. Join the fun! Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!

         Friday, Feb. 6 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool, and the painting/crafting class all take place at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. country music can be heard playing as the line dancers move their feet in time to the music. After lunch, come down to the Center and get in a game of canasta or pool.

         Game champions announced for last week were: for duplicate bridge; Al Perry and Seham El Sherif, 1st, and Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 2nd. The winner of the pool tournament for the week was Vic Berryman.

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