Originally created 03/09/99

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

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: Fiddler on the Roof, 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $16.50 to $33.50; available at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, 601 Seventh St., or through TicketMaster, 828-7700.

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.

Senior Friends

Classes and activities are offered by Senior Friends of Columbia Augusta Medical Center. Membership costs $15 a year and is open to anyone 50 or older. Reservations required; (706) 651-6716.

MUSICAL CHAIRS BY JAZZERCISE: 8:30-9:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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

FREE AARP INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through April 14; call for appointment.

DUTCH TREAT LUNCHEON: Noon today.

HEALTH SCREENING: Free pulmonary and pulse oximetry screening; 2-4 p.m. today.

LIVING WILLS AND DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY: 2 p.m. Thursday; with James Duncan, attorney.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY TRAY FAVOR WORKSHOP: 10:30 a.m. Friday.

LINE DANCE PARTY: 7 p.m. Friday; members, $3; nonmembers, $7.

COVERED DISH LUNCHEON AND AUXILARY MEETING: Noon Monday, Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: That Old Feeling; 1 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

CHILI COOK-OFF: 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 19; bring chili to enter, chips or dessert.

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

Resource Center

on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University and St. Joseph hospitals. 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.

THERACISE: Program designed to help those needing physical rehabilitation beyond hospital doors; 2-2:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; $1.50 per class (payable in six-week installments upon enrollment); register.

AARP TAX COUNSELING: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays 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.

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

GOLF CLINIC: 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday and March 18 and 25 and April 1; $15; bring basic set of clubs and golf balls; registration required.

AARP TAX HELP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Mondays.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SERIES: 11-11:30 a.m. Monday and Mondays, March 22; performances by Jennie Morrison.

AARP MEETING: Talk, The Changing South; 2-3 p.m. today.

HEALTHY BLADDER HABITS: Free seminar; 10:45-11:15 a.m. Wednesday.

BUS TRIP TO JEKYLL ISLAND: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 23; $35 person; registration deadline is Wednesday, March 17.

Senior classes

SELECTING GROWTH STOCKS: The Astute Investment Club, sponsored by the Senior Citizens Council; 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th Street; 826-4480.

HEALTH TALK: Nutrition, Food Safety, Early Brain Development, and Communicable Disease; 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Family and Parenting Resource Center, 3970-B Columbia Road, Martinez; register, 863-3843.

MY CHILD IS: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, Family and Parenting Resource Center, 3970-B Columbia Road, Martinez; $5; registration deadline is Thursday, March 11.

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.

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.

Grief support

WIDOW/WIDOWER DINNER SOCIAL: For surviving spouses who desire interaction in an informal setting; 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Shoney's Restaurant, 218 Bobby Jones Expressway; and at Ryan's Steak House, 1928 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 729-6000.

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

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 resources

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; 731-0097.

AARP TAX HELP through East Central Georgia Regional Library. Friedman Branch, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through April 15. Jeff Maxwell Branch, Tuesdays and Fridays in March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help is available to all ages.

Shiloh Center

Activities for senior citizens are offered weekdays at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St. Activities include bridge, spades, pinochle, fitness and quilting. Call (706) 738-0089.