The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center has a second Medicare Seminar scheduled on Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m. This is a free AAA-sponsored Medicare 101 meeting presented by Aetna insurance. Everyone is welcome to attend. The Center is open for participants, 50 years old and older. Many activities are offered, such as: exercise classes, pool/snooker playing, line dancing, Zumba, painting classes, card games, bridge, a monthly movie, and a music night. Hours for participation are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.; and music night is held on Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The facility is closed on weekends. Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. or call 405-747-8080 for more information and make sure to pick up a calendar of events.
The Walk in the Park event for senior walkers is ongoing in Couch Park. Seniors can sign up and log in each time at the Center. Walk the trail ten times and earn a t-shirt and better health.
Monday, Sept. 28 – The Center offers a free exercise class called, Sit ‘n Be Fit, a women’s pool playing time, and a painting/crafting class all starting at 9:30 a.m. The exercise class is a 45-minute workout that utilizes stretchy bands to test flexibility and bouncing balls to help with hand/eye coordination, along with stretching and toning exercises. The women pool players like to play several rounds of 8-ball in a fun competitive way. They share a lot of laughs and good conversations. Painting and crafting are done in an informal class. They share ideas and pointers for their art work with each other and bring their own art supplies. At 10:30 a.m. line dancers step in time to country songs. You are welcome to come join the group and get some exercise while having fun. During the afternoon, canasta and social bridge players get out their cards for plenty of good times. Also, pool and snooker playing is popular. A jig-saw puzzle is always out enticing someone to find another piece. Exercise equipment, including a treadmill, is available too.
Tuesday, Sept. 29 – You can get a fun and energetic workout by joining the free “Zumba with Angie” class. This is a dance and exercise class that meets every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Also, at 10:30 a.m. the Medicare Seminar will take place. In the afternoon, games are played that include; canasta, duplicate bridge, pool/snooker, and jig-saw puzzle solving. Exercise equipment that includes a treadmill, two exercise bikes, and a weight set are available for use during the afternoon, too. Bingo is played at 2:00 p.m. It is a lot of laughs and everyone wins a prize!
Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Exercisers arrive at 9:30 a.m. ready to get a good stretching and toning workout. The exercises are done in a combination of sitting and standing, and a chair is always there for support. 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., after the exercise class, line dancers start kicking up their heels as they keep up with swinging country tunes. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played.
Thursday, Oct. 1 – It is time for Zumba again at 10:30 a.m. You can work up a sweat exercising to the jazzy tunes. Afternoon games start at 1:00 p.m. Canasta and bridge are popular games of choice. Don’t forget music night at 6:00 p.m. There is always good toe tapping music to enjoy!
Friday, Oct. 2 – Morning activities include; the exercise class, women’s 8-ball pool, or a painting class. Then at 10:30 a.m. line dancers arrive ready to boot scoot around the floor to some lively tunes. Afternoon games of duplicate bridge begin around 12:15 p.m. Canasta players start coming in around 12:30 p.m. Then at 1:00 p.m. a coed eight ball pool tournament takes place.
\ Last weeks reported winners for social bridge were: Connie Mennem, 1st , and Jo Martindale, 2nd ; duplicate bridge winning partners were; Al Perry and Lionel Raff, Jerry Koelsch and Sandy Boepple all tied for first place; Meg Kletke and Adrienne Hyle came in second . The second day of duplicate bridge champions were; Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st ; and Bob Henderson and Gay Lynn Bullock, 2nd. The previous week winners reported were; Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Camille Johnston and Betty Lowrey; 2nd. Second place winners for a previous week in duplicate bridge that did not get reported in time were: Betty Lowrey and Patricia Logan. The winner of the pool tournament this week was Vic Berryman.