Originally created 08/12/97

Senior calendar



The Senior Calendar is a listing of activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Senior Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Out and about

ART BREAK PROGRAM: Take a bag lunch to Morris Museum of Art for outdoor cafe seating on Riverwalk Augusta from noon to 1:30 p.m. today and Aug. 26; beverages and desserts provided; inside the museum, 20-minute gallery talk at 12:30 p.m.; $2 nonmembers, free for museum members; Patricia Moore, 724-7501.

CSRA EXOTIC BIRD ASSOCIATION MEETING: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Riverwalk Days Inn, 444 Broad St.; refreshments served.

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, no partners required; call Joan Cameron, 736-5713.

DANCES: Second Saturdays; American Legion Post 63, free two-step lessons 7:30 p.m.; 8-11 p.m. ballroom, Latin and nightclub music, $10 per person. Beginners welcome, casual dress. Call 854-8888.

Senior classes

RETIREMENT AND ASSET PROTECTION SEMINAR: Sponsored by Estate and Business Consultants Inc.; 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sheraton Augusta Hotel, Bobby Jones Expressway at Wheeler Road; followed by free three-course dinner, reservations required: 722-4909 by Wednesday.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING: Program begins in August for applicants older than 55; offered through AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Program; call 722-4700.

Senior health

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING: Aging Connection hot line offers information and referral assistance to help seniors with home-delivered meals, transportation, homebound counseling, legal services, homemaker aides and housing; 667-4695, or (888) 922-4464.

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program to help disabled older adults obtain access to services and support; 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program helps residents who live in longterm-care facilities; 826-4480.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays to deliver meals to elderly; 826-4480.

PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 51.

Grief support

ST. JOSEPH HOSPICE-AIKEN: 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, 681 Silver Bluff Road; (803) 641-8219.

WIDOW/WIDOWER: Informal supper group; 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays; Augusta group meets at local restaurant; 481-7490; Aiken group meets at Ryan's Steak House, 1928 Whiskey Road, (800) 381-2273.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: For bereaved parents; Augusta group meets 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road; Aiken group meets 7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken; (803) 279-8179.

Senior Friends

Classes and activities are offered by Senior Friends of Columbia Augusta Medical Center. Activities include chair exercise, tai chi lessons, bridge, pinochle and canasta and health and educational programs. Most activities held at Augusta Professional Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle. Membership is open to anyone 50 or older, for $15 a year. Reservations required for events. Call 651-6716 for information.

Resource Center

on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Most activities are held at Augusta Mall, University Hospital and the center office in Daniel Village on Wrightsboro Road. Activities include bridge, bingo, pinochle, crafts, health and informational seminars, movies, exercise classes and trips. Reservations required for all events. Call 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for some events.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes and seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St. Call 826-4480.

PICTURE ID CARDS: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday.

Shiloh Center

Activities are held for senior citizens Mondays through Fridays at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St., and include bridge, spades, pinochle, fitness and quilting. For more information, call 738-0089.

St. John Towers

Retirement

Residence

The following activities are offered at St. John Towers Retirement Residence, 724 Greene St. For more information, call 722-2096.

RUMMAGE SALE AND BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13.

TRIP TO PIGEON FORGE, TENN.: Sept. 23-25; trip includes shopping, shows and more; registration required, 722-2096.