Originally created 12/04/01

Senior 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, PO 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.

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.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure, 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.

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 per class.

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. 3, 1305 Interstate Parkway; $15 a year, open to anyone 50 or older; reservations required; 651-6716.

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 TRIP: 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 age 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.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes, seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St.; (706) 826-4480, Ext. 351.

AARP CHAPTER 266 MEETING: 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.

INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING: 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

BROWN BAG DISTRIBUTION: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13; bring picture ID.

NUTRITION GROUP HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20; food and entertainment; reservations required.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: The Senior Center will be closed Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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

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.

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

BEGINNERS, ADVANCED AND INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; beginners only, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays; 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

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

Out and about

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

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.