Monday, February 5, 2018

Stillwater Senior Activity Center Participants Stay Active

The City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center participants stay busy with the many activities offered for persons, 50 and over, such as; card games, social and duplicate bridge, pool and snooker, exercise classes, line dancing, Zumba, Bingo, a painting class, and an evening of music with country tunes performed by several musicians. Exercise equipment that includes an exercise bike, a treadmill, and a weight set are available for use in the afternoons. Also, a walking trail is located right outside by the Center, in Couch Park. Regular hours at the Senior Center are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and music night is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 6 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. Reminder: music night will not be held this week.
Monday, February 12 – The Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class offers a good workout for participants every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. along with women’s 8-ball pool playing. In the exercise class a chair is set out for everyone to do the sitting exercises and to use for support while doing the standing ones. Stretchy bands and bouncing balls are utilized to test your flexibility and coordination. The women pool players play several rounds of friendly 8-ball pool and always welcome new players to join them. Starting at 10:30 a.m., line dancers line up ready to do some boot scootin’ across the floor in time to the country songs. They have fun while getting some good exercise. At 1 p.m. canasta, social bridge, pool and snooker are played. Also, check out the jig saw puzzle table and test your puzzle skills.
Tuesday, February 13 – A class that will keep you active is the faster paced exercise/dance class, “Zumba with Angie”. It is offered at the Center, every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Their routines are done to a faster moving type of music so good sturdy shoes are required for all the quick stepping, no backless, slide on types are allowed. Afternoon games include; duplicate bridge, canasta and pool/snooker. Most cards games begin at 1 p.m. except for duplicate bridge which starts at 12:15 p.m. Two rounds of bingo are called at 2 p.m. It is a fun time and everybody wins a prize!
Wednesday, February 14 – The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class and women pool players start arriving ready to have a good time at the Center. Then at 10:30 a.m., line dancers do some quick stepping to country tunes. Games of canasta and other card games are played starting around 1 p.m. along with pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out ready to be solved.
Thursday, February 15 – Guitar musicians continue to stay active in the guitar lessons class that meets every Thursday morning at 9:30 p.m. Then at 10:30 a.m. it is time to Zumba again. Class members move with Angie and work on their steps to the Latin American music. The afternoon brings out canasta, bridge and pool players, at 1 p.m. Exciting games of bingo begin at 2 p.m. Reminder: Music night is not scheduled for tonight.
Friday, February 16 – Sit ‘n Be Fit exercisers, women pool players, and artists all come in at 9:30 a.m. The artists bring in their art supplies and share their ideas and skills with each other. The painting class time continues into the afternoon now to accommodate more artists and give their paint time to dry. Line dancing takes place at 10:30. Come stroll along with them. During the afternoon, duplicate bridge begins at 12:15 p.m. and canasta card players come in around 1 p.m. Pool and snooker is also played during the afternoon. The puzzle table is always waiting for someone to stop by and find a piece to the puzzle.
Last weeks reported social bridge winners were: Lynn Fent, 1st; and Donna Stritke, 2nd.  Duplicate bridge winners were: Lionel Raff and Al Perry, 1st; and Gay Lynn Bullock and Sally Simmons, 2nd.  Friday’s winning partners in duplicate bridge were: Al Perry and Lionel Raff, 1st; and Lucy Robinson and Benny Evans, 2nd.

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