Originally created 03/03/98

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

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

Senior classes

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

SALEM NURSING AND REHAB CENTER SPEAKERS BUREAU: Includes nurses, a registered dietitian, a patient-service specialist from the American Cancer Society and Salem personnel who are available to speak on a variety of topics and plan health fairs; 793-1057.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Long-term Care Ombudsman Program helps residents who live in long-term-care facilities; 826-4480.

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

55 ALIVE MATURE DRIVING CLASS: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10-11, Outpatient Classroom, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; $8 (includes lunch).

Senior health

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING: Aging Connection 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.

Grief support

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

Senior Friends

Classes and activities are offered by Senior Friends of Columbia Augusta Medical Center. Activities include chair exercise, tai chi lessons, bridge, pinochle, 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; 651-6716.

CHAIR CLASS EXERCISE: 8:30-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, members only.

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; 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for some events.

SUCCESS AFTER STROKE: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Daniel Village.

REAL ESTATE LIFE CHANGES: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Damon's, Washington Road; $14.50; speaker: Gwen Fulcher Young.

AQUA AEROBICS: 5-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $30 for 12 visits.

LINE DANCING: Tuesdays; beginners, 11 a.m, and intermediates, 10 a.m., Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church; $9 for six weeks.

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood-pressure, blood-sugar and hearing tests; 1-3 p.m. Mondays; blood-pressure and blood-sugar tests, 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays, Augusta Mall.

AARP TAX COUNSELING: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, and Friday, March 13, Daniel Village.

Senior Center

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

SENIOR COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM: 10:30-11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

WAIST WATCHERS WITH INCENTIVES: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday and every Monday of month.

BUS TRIP TO HARRAHS CHEROKEE CASINO: Casino in the Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; trip per person, $39 includes round-trip transportation, lunch buffet; sign up deadline today.


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 11.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Conducted by the Medical College of Georgia nursing students; 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 12.

MOVING ON PART II: Discussion on how to cope with the loss of a friend or loved one; 11:15-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: Volunteer counselor available daily to answer questions and help individuals to understand Medicare, private insurance and supplemental insurance; call for appointment.

GOLF CLINIC: Six sessions, 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday and March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9; Forest Hills Golf Club, 1500 Comfort Road; $15; participants should bring basic set of clubs and golf balls.

Shiloh Center

Activities are offered weekdays for senior citizens at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St. Activities include bridge, spades, pinochle, fitness and quilting; 738-0089.

St. John Towers

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


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