Originally created 09/04/01

Seniors calendar



The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Seniors 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.

Senior Friends

Classes and activities offered by Senior Friends of Doctors Hospital include chair exercise, bridge, pinochle, canasta and health and educational programs; most activities at Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building No. 2, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle; $15 a year, open to anyone 50 or older; reservations required; 651-6716.

FASHION SHOW AND DESSERT TASTING: 2 p.m. Thursday, Senior Friends Office, 1305 Interstate Parkway, Doctors Hospital Building 3; $3.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. first Tuesdays, Six East rehab dining room; 651-6160.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7 p.m. Thursdays; $4 a couple.

AMERITECH'S SECURITY LINK: Box to place by your phone or other small device to wear in case of sickness, fire or other emergency; members, $15; nonmembers, $25.

FREE CHAIR EXERCISE: 8:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

ROAD TRIPS: Thursday, Nov. 1, Senior Friends Convention, Charleston, S.C.; Dec. 12-17, New York City; call for information.

Shiloh Center

Activities for senior citizens offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St.; activities include bridge, spades, pinochle and sewing, arts and crafts and wellness programs; home-cooked meals served 1 p.m. Monday-Friday for minimal fee; 738-0089; www.shilohcenter.org.

SOUTHERN STYLE LUNCHES: 1-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; $2.50.

ELLA B. WHITE SEWERS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.

GOLDEN LUNCH BUNCH GAMES: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

BRIDGE GROUP: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

NEEDLEWORK AND CRAFTS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

MEN'S PINOCHLE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays.

North Augusta Senior Center

Activities and lunch for those ages 60 and older, Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave.; 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; activities include singing, Bible devotions, bingo, arts and crafts and exercises; sponsored by Aiken Area Council on Aging; 279-6441 or (803) 648-5447.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To deliver Meals on Wheels in North Augusta; (803) 648-5447 or (803) 279-6441.

Resource Center on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University and St. Joseph hospitals; most activities are at the hospitals, in the community and at the center office in Daniel Village on Wrightsboro Road; activities include bridge, bingo, crafts, health and informational seminars, exercise classes and trips.

Note: Reservations required for events; 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for events; membership ($10, includes prescription discount) required.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE SCREENINGS: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday and Sept. 12.

BINGO: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Target, Robert C. Daniel Parkway.

SQUARE DANCING: Introductory classes; 7-9 p.m. Monday and Sept. 17 and 24, Daniel Village Activity Room.

HEARING TESTS: Wednesday, Sept. 12, Hearing Aid Associates; 868-8862 for appointment.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: Thursday, Sept. 13, Daniel Village offices; $15; call for appointment.

GRAND DAY 2001: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, St. Joseph Hospital back lawn.

BIRTHDAY LUNCH BUNCH: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, Patriots Park; $10.

FASHION SHOW: 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, University Hospital; featuring weekend fashions and travel wear; free lunch.

EXCURSIONS: Apple-picking time in York, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, $49; Patriot's Point and The Citadel in Charleston, Friday, Sept. 28, $59; and Cape Cod, Mass., Oct. 14-19, $660.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure and glucose and stroke-risk appraisal; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Daniel Village.

HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND NUTRITION: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Daniel Village.

TAI CHI: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Daniel Village activity room; $40 a month; registration required.

FIT TO GO: Exercise includes seated aerobics, muscle toning and stretching; 10 a.m. Wednesdays, West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans, 860-6673.

BETTER BALANCE AND STRENGTH: Resistance exercises and balance training; 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Daniel Village activity room; $2 per class.

HARD TO RESIST: Weight training, resist-a-ball and stretching; 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Daniel Village activity room; $2 a class.

YOGA: 9 a.m. Saturdays, Daniel Village activity room; some experience required; call Sylvia Messick at 733-6494.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes, seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St.; (706) 826-4480, Ext. 361.

REFRESHER AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING COURSE: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday; $20.

CHILD AND ADULT CPR TRAINING: 1:30-4 p.m. Friday; $25.

PERSONAL I.D. CARDS: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday; ages 60 and older and disabled persons, proof of age and residency required.

MEDICATION AND OLDER ADULTS: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday

BUS TRIP: Pendergrass, Ga., Flea Market; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.; $30 for members, $34 for non-members.

HEART DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SEMINAR: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

CPR TRAINING FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18; $25.

BREAST HEALTH: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20; free.

INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING: Astute and Turning Point; 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

NEW TAX LAWS AND ESTATE PLANNING: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27; free.

WARMUP, RESISTANCE EXERCISES AND LOW-IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS: 9-10 a.m. Mondays-Fridays.

WEIGHT RESISTANCE FLOOR EXERCISES: 10-10:30 a.m. Mondays.

WARMUP, STRETCH AND THERA-BANDS EXERCISE: 11-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

TAI CHI: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays.

SPANISH CLASSES: 3:30-4:45 p.m. Mondays.

ADVANCED AND INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

QUILTING CLASS: 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

POOL/BILLIARDS: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

ADVANCED AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; intermediate only, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

PAINTING FOR FUN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

BOWLING: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Masters Lanes, Gordon Highway.

PINOCHLE: 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays.

BEGINNER'S DRAWING CLASS: 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays; $20 per quarter.

Senior groups and clubs

AARP MEETING: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Senior Center, 525 15th St.; featuring guest speaker Sandra Turner.

GOLDEN AGERS: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, W.T. Johnson Center, 1610 Hunter St.; singing, bingo, checkers and outings; 821-2866.

Out and about

COMPUTER LITERACY FOR SENIORS: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 4, Augusta State University Continuing Education; learn basic concepts of personal computer systems, including word processing, spreadsheets, Windows, the Internet and e-mail; registration required; 737-1636.

SENIOR TECH: 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Friedman Library, 1447 Jackson Road; learn simple word processing and Internet skills; registration required; 736-6758.

MS. SENIOR GEORGIA-LINA: 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; seeking contestants; 826-4480, Ext. 300.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FORT DISCOVERY: Science museum at Riverwalk Augusta; 821-0609.

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: AARP Foundation accepting applications for program to assist seniors 55 and older in finding jobs and job training; must meet federal low-income guidelines; (706) 722-4700 for an application, or go to program office, 337 Telfair St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

DANCE: 8-11 p.m. second Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans (off Evans to Locks Road), casual dress; $10-$15, includes dance lessons at 7:30 p.m.; 854-8888.

WATER EXERCISE: 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 and 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $20 a month; Augusta Aquatics Center, 3157 Damascus Road; 261-0424.

Senior services

POWER WHEELCHAIRS: Available from the Senior Wheels USA Program at no charge if you qualify; call Leon Johnson at (800) 246-6010.

HICARE: Health Insurance Counseling, Assistance and Referral for the Elderly; volunteer counselors available by appointment; 826-4480, Ext. 300 or 301.

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program to help disabled older adults obtain access to services and support; 210-2018.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10 a.m. to noon weekdays to deliver meals to the elderly; 826-4480, Ext. 332.

Grief support

TOWARD TOMORROW: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Columbia Road; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd; 738-3386.

WIDOW/WIDOWER DINNER SOCIAL: Interaction in an informal setting; 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Picadilly Cafeteria at Augusta Mall and Golden Corral, 2265 Whiskey Road, Aiken; sponsored by St. Joseph Home Care Services; 729-6000 or (803) 641-8219.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: For bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents; Augusta group meets 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road; Thomson group meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursdays, behind First Baptist Church at the Shepherd's Corner; Aiken group meets 7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road; (803) 279-8179.

DISCOVERY SUPPORT GROUP: 2 p.m. first Tuesdays and 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at St. Joseph Home Care Services, Daniel Village Shopping Center, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, 729-6000; 7 p.m. fourth Mondays, at South Aiken Presbyterian Church, Family Life Center, 1711 Whiskey Road, (800) 533-3949.

Senior health

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION DAYCENTER/HOMECARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; provides families and caregivers respite with daily activities and care for those with Alzheimer's disease; 731-9060.

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING: Aging Connection offers caregiver support and information and referral assistance to help seniors with home-delivered meals, transportation, homebound counseling, legal services, homemaker aides and housing; (706) 210-2018 or (888) 922-4464.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: For individuals responsible for the care of an elderly family member or friend; 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Senior Center, 535 15th St.; 826-4480, Ext. 302.