The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center will be holding a defensive driving class on Monday, December 7 from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sign up now, class is limited. Meridian Technology Center will be instructing the course. By taking the class, you could possible receive a discount on your vehicle insurance. Check with your insurance provider. Also, on Friday, December 11 at 12:00 noon participant’s December birthdays will be celebrated with a pot-luck luncheon. Ham with pineapple will be the entrée and participants can bring a food dish to share or pay $3/person and enjoy the socialization. The Senior Activity Center offers many activities for participants, 50 years old and older. Hours for participation are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.; and music night is held on Thursday evenings, 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, December 7 – Join the free exercise class called, “Sit ‘n Be Fit” and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. It is held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The exercise class utilizes stretchy bands to test flexibility and bouncing balls to help with hand/eye coordination, along with stretching and toning exercises. Each person has a chair for some of the exercises and some are done while standing by your chair. Women pool players also come in at 9:30 a.m. and play several friendly rounds of 8-ball. They would welcome some new women players to come join in the fun competition. Also, remember starting at 9:45 a.m. the defensive driving class will get underway. 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. A jig-saw puzzle is always out enticing someone to find another piece. Exercise equipment, including a treadmill, is available too.
Tuesday, December 8 – You can also get in shape by joining the “Zumba with Angie” class offered at the Center. This is a fast pace dance exercise class that takes place at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The exercises are done mostly to Latin American dance music. 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 everybody wins a prize!
Wednesday, December 9 – Exercisers are ready to tone and shape up beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the “Sit ‘n Be Fit” exercise class. Women pool players also get out their pool sticks for some good friendly 8-ball. 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. The Center will start to look like Christmas as participants and the staff members get out the decorations and put up the Christmas tree starting at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to come and help. During the afternoon, games of canasta and other card games are played. At 2:00 p.m. the monthly movie, with a Christmas theme, will be shown.
Thursday, December 10 – It is Zumba time again at 10:30 a.m. Work up a good sweat by moving to the jazzy tunes. Then in the afternoon canasta, bridge, other card games, and pool/snooker are played. At 2:00 p.m. it is time to call out “bingo” as the numbers are called out by a guest caller. Everyone is a winner!
Friday, December 11 – Friday mornings are busy starting at 9:30 a.m., with Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, women’s pool, and a painting class. The painting class is a good social time to bring your art supplies and get creative and discuss your project ideas with the other class members. Also, preparations are being made to get ready for the 12:00 noon pot-luck birthday luncheon. Bring a dish or pay $3 and join the good food. A popular game in the afternoon, starting around 12:15 p.m., is duplicate bridge. Then canasta players start coming in around 12:30 p.m. They all have a good time and enjoy the fellowshipping. At 1:00 p.m. a coed pool tournament will take place. Come enjoy the fun competition. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to come by and put in a piece or two.
Last weeks reported winners for social bridge were: Lynn Fent, 1st, and Beverly Dale, 2nd. Duplicate bridge did not meet because of the holiday.