Originally created 08/04/98

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

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

Senior classes

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

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.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT: Free AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program for certified nursing assistant course; eligibility limited to Georgia residents 55 or older who meet federal low-income guidelines and are able to pass a pre-entry screen; 722-4700.

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.

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, 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.

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Daniel Village.

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

FIT AND 50: 5-5:45 p.m. Mondays, Daniel Village; $1 per class.

SIT FIT: 3-3:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Daniel Village; $1 per class.

Senior Center

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

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

PICTURE ID CARDS: 10:30 a.m. to noon first Mondays.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 12.

HEALTH SEMINAR: Discussion on Alzheimer's Disease; 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

BROWN BAG DISTRIBUTION: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 13; bring picture ID.

BUS TRIP TO DULUTH, GA.: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19; trip, $29; admission to the Fine Arts Center, $2; registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

OUT-TO-LUNCH BUNCH: Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, Williams Seafood Restaurant, 3160 Wrightsboro Road; registration deadline is Wednesday, Aug. 19.

HEALTH TALK: Seminar on Arthritis and Healthy Eating; 11-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26.

INVESTMENT CLUB'S MEETINGS: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

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.