Thursday, February 26, 2015

Senior Center is a Great Place to Make New Friends

        The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers a warm friendly place to socialize and make some new friends. Activities include; card games, pool playing, exercise, line dancing, Zumba, painting class, bingo, movies, guitar lessons, and listening to musicians perform. Also, the free AARP income tax service continues 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 and will continue until April 15. You need to bring last year’s income tax return, W-2 forms, identification including Social Security card and photo ID and any other documentation that might be needed to complete your return. 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, March 2 – The AARP tax preparers will be ready to start figuring your taxes for you beginning at 9:30 a.m. and going to 12:00 noon. They are here Monday through Thursday mornings until April 15. 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, March 3 – Starting at 9:30 a.m. the tax preparers can sign you in to get your taxes done free of charge. It is a first come first serve basis. If you are not getting your taxes done then why not try out Wii bowling at 9:30 a.m.? This is a fun game played on a gaming system. If you like to bowl you should enjoy this game. Then at 10:30 a.m. you can get some energetic exercise in the free Zumba class. This class is good to get your heart rate up. Afternoon games include; canasta, duplicate bridge, and jig-saw puzzle solving. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will be held. Bring your pool stick and have some fun competition! 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, March 4 – Free tax help continues 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. The afternoon movie is shown at 2:00 p.m. This week’s movie is a comedy titled, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”.

         Thursday, March 5 – No appointments needed to get you income taxes figured free! The free service is offered 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Wii bowling games, start at 9:30 a.m. Also, 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, March 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.

         Game champions announced for last week: duplicate bridge winners were; Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle, 1st, and Treca Baer and Norma Burk, 2nd. On their second day of playing, winning partners were: Camille Johnston and Betty Lowrey, 1st place; and Al Perry and Sehem El Sherif,  2nd.  

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