Come check out the Senior Center. We offer many fun activities for senior citizens aged 50 and over. We have Social and Duplicate Bridge, Pool and Snooker, Exercise classes, Line Dancing, Zumba, Bingo, and a Painting class. Exercise equipment also available includes an exercise bike, a treadmill, and a weight set for use in the afternoons. A walking trail is located outside the building in Couch Park. Music Night will be held at the Community Center Dining Hall on the 2nd & 4th Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m., when we have an evening of music with country tunes performed by several musicians. Regular hours at the Senior Center are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Senior Center 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.
Monday, July 23 – Join the Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings starting at 9:30 a.m. In the exercise class some exercises are done from chairs and some are done while standing close to the chairs for support. There are also stretchy bands & fitness balls to test flexibility and coordination. You can also get some exercise while walking and stretching around the pool tables during women’s 8-ball pool playing. The women pool players play several friendly rounds of 8-ball. They would like for new players to come join them and experience the fun. Do you like to line dance? Line up to do some boot scootin’ boogie across the floor starting at 10:30 a.m. A good sturdy shoe or boot is a safety requirement. At 1 p.m. canasta, social bridge, pool and snooker are played. Also, check out the jig-saw puzzle table and test your puzzle solving skills.
Tuesday, July 24 – The ‘Zumba with Angie’ class offers a quick paced exercise/dance routine. It is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The 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 of shoes 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 p.m. Two rounds of bingo are called at 2 p.m. It’s a fun time and everybody wins a prize!
Wednesday, July 25 –The Sit n’ Be Fit exercise class and the women pool players meet up again ready to have some fun while exercising beginning at 9:30 a.m. 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. We will celebrate July birthdays for our Senior Center participants with cake and ice cream at 2 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 – Bring your guitar and join the guitar lessons held every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. it is time to Zumba again. Class members move with Angie and work on their steps to Latin American music. At 1 p.m. Canasta, Bridge and Pool fun begins. Exciting games of bingo begin at 2 p.m. Make plans to attend Music Night tonight, 6 - 9 p.m., at the Community Center Dining Hall.
Friday, July 27 – Sit n’ Be Fit exercises and women’s pool starts the day. Art class begins 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 to accommodate additional artists and give their paint time to dry. Line dancing begins at 10:30 a.m. Duplicate Bridge begins at 12 p.m. and Canasta card players come in around 1 p.m. Pool and Snooker games take place through the afternoon. The puzzle table is always waiting for someone to stop by and find a way to complete it.
Social Bridge winners were: 1st place –Joanne Barrick, 2nd place –Donna Stritzke. Tuesday Duplicate Bridge Winners were: 1st place – Lionel Raff & Al Perry; 2nd place – Jerry Koelsch & Anna Cooper. Friday Duplicate Bridge Winners were: 1st place –Lionel Raff & Al Perry; 2nd place – John Norma Burke & Carl Provence.