Originally created 02/16/99

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 MUSIC LIVE: Noon to 12:30 p.m. today, Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio, lunch by Pullman Hall; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concert free, reserved lunch seating $6; 722-3463 to reserve lunch.

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.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: The King and I 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Fiddler on the Roof 8 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

THE ABC'S OF FINANCIAL PLANNING: 12:30-4:30 p.m. today and Thursday; light lunch; free to members; non-members, $15.

TRAVELS IN GERMANY WITH ROBERT SYMMS: 7:30 p.m. today; dessert and coffee.

DUTCH TREAT LUNCHEON: 11 a.m. Friday, Andrew's Restaurant, Sheraton Augusta Hotel; $8.50 for buffet.

BEGINNERS LINE DANCE LESSONS: 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24; six- week course.

AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26; $8.

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.

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

FINANCIAL FREEDOM FAIR 99: 10 a.m. today, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church.

ATLANTA FLOWER SHOW: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; $52.

SHOPPING TRIP AND AMERICAN MUSIC JUBILEE: Bus trip to Selma, N.C.; Feb. 25-26, bus departs at 8 a.m.; single, $225; double, $175; $50 deposit required at registration.

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.


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

SAFETY SEMINAR: Discussion on safe food handling, shopping and storage, Presented by Olsten Health Services; 11-11:45 a.m. today.

HEALTH SEMINAR: Coping Skills for Life Changes Related to the Aging Process; 11-11:45 a.m. Friday.

THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CLUB: 2-3 p.m. Friday; discuss upcoming trips.


GOLF CLINIC: 1:30-3 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 and April 1; $15; bring basic set of clubs and golf balls; registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 22.

SMOKE DETECTORS SEMINAR: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.

Senior classes

RETIREMENT AND ASSET PROTECTION SEMINARS: Presented by Hankinson Retirement and Investment Specialists Inc., 6 p.m. today, Sheraton Hotel; session followed with free three-course meal; must register by Monday, 722-4909.

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.

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.


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