Originally created 01/19/99

Senior calendar



The Senior Calendar lists 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 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Out and about

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Noon today, Augusta Symphony String Quartet, lunch by Cadwalladers Cafe; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concert free, reserved lunch seating $6; 722-3463 for lunch reservations.

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.

WEEKLY DANCES: Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; members $3, others $5; 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School, 1002 Stelling Road, 650-2017.

DOLLHOUSE/MINIATURE SHOW & SALE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; adults $5, children $2; wine and cheese preview party 7-9 p.m. Friday, adults $15, children $10, includes Saturday and Sunday admission; Diane Pierpoint or Peggy All, (803) 643-0001, Ext. 235.

CHAMBERJAZZ: Featuring the Rob Foster Quartet; 8 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; adults $10, students $5, tickets available at the door; Augusta Jazz Project, 863-4650.

PIANIST PAUL BISACCIA: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $5-$15, 722-6855 for credit-card orders, or buy at the door.

AMERICAN BOYS CHOIR: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, First Baptist Church of Aiken; $10, Development Office, Aiken Preparatory School, (803) 648-3223.

VALENTINE POPS: Featuring the Augusta Symphony; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; tickets $26.50, $20 and $11, available at 826-4705.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: The King and I 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and Fiddler on the Roof 8 p.m. April 28, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15.50 to $32.50 for each, available at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, 601 Seventh St., or through TicketMaster, 828-7700.

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 for ages 50 or older for $15 a year. Reservations required; (706) 651-6716.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. first Tuesdays.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT: Noon Friday; guest: Dr. Robert Brand; free lunch.

AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE: 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29; cost is $8.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29; bring a salad, spaghetti or dessert.

Resource Center

on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Most activities are held at the hospitals, in the community and at 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; (706) 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for some events.

YOUR GUIDE TO NATURAL GAS DEREGULATION: 10 a.m. Wednesday; Information to help you choose a gas company and answer questions concerning the Natural Gas competition in Georgia.

MEDICARE PROS AND CONS: Noon Thursday, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room.

CAREGIVER'S SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Home Health Care, Daniel Village.

PROSTATE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. Thursday, Daniel Village Activity Room.

LES MISERABLES: Bus trip to the Fox Theatre, Atlanta; bus departs Daniel Village at 9 a.m. Saturday.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Includes blood pressure and glucose; 8 a.m. Monday, Augusta Mall, picnic area.

BIRTHDAY LUNCH BUNCH: Featuring shopping at antique booths; 11:30 a.m. Monday, Good Thymes Cafe at the Antique Market, corner of Washington and Furys Ferry Roads.

VISION SCREENING: By appointments; Daniel Village Activity room.

BROADWAY TO JACKSONVILLE: Bus trip to Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 26-27; departs Daniel Village at 8 a.m.; includes musical Singin'in the Rain, dinner, lunch at the Pirates House, bus ticket, hotel and baggage handling; single, $216; double, $184; payment due at registration.

BOOK REVIEW: The Virtues of Aging, by Jimmy Carter; 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28; discussion led by Dr. Roy Brinkley.

AARP TAX COUNSELING: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 through April 14, Daniel Village.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes and seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St.; (706) 826-4480.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: Volunteer counselor available daily to discuss Medicare, private insurance and supplemental insurance; call for appointment.

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

STILL LIFE DRAWING CLASS: 1-2 p.m. Mondays.

FAT REDUCTION PROGRAM: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.

NORTH ATLANTA: 7 a.m. Wednesday; trip to Lennox Square and Harry's Farmer's Market in Atlanta; 25 spaces.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. Wednesday.

INVESTMENT CLUB'S MEETING: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

Senior classes

ELDER LAW HOT LINE: Help with legal problems. Offered through Georgia Division of Aging Services and other state agencies; in Georgia, call (888) 257-9519.

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program to help disabled older adults obtain access to services and support; (706) 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Long-term Care Ombudsman Program helps residents who live in long-term-care facilities; (706) 826-4480.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays to deliver meals to elderly; (706) 826-4480.

RETIREMENT AND ASSET PROTECTION SEMINARS: Two-hour session presented by Hankinson Retirement and Investment Specialists Inc. at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Sheraton Augusta Hotel; each session followed with free three-course meal; must register by Wednesday, at 722-4909.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT: Free AARP Foundation program; course eligibility limited to Georgia residents 55 or older who meet federal low-income guidelines and pass a screening; (706) 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; (706) 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

JAZZERCISE: 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

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; call (706) 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.

Job training

OLDER WORKER PROGRAM: Free training and employment services offered to applicants 55 or older by Green Thumb Older Worker Program. Eligibility based on income. Services include career exploration, resume preparation, skills and interest assessments, job-search assistance and skills training in computers and nursing aid. Call 731-0097.