Originally created 05/07/02

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, 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.

UNIVERSITY SENIORS CLUB

Sponsored by University Health Care System. Note: Reservations required for events; 738-2580 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for events; membership ($10, includes prescription discount) required.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure, glucose, depression 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; 2 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

Most activities are at Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building No. 3, 1305 Interstate Parkway; $15 a year, open to anyone 50 or older; reservations required; 651-6716.

LINE DANCE CLASSES: Six-week class; intermediate only, 7 p.m. Mondays; beginners only, 2:45 p.m. Wednesdays; advanced only, 1 p.m. Wednesdays; $9; registration required.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM: Noon May 16-17 and June 6-7; $10; pre-registration required.

EDUCATION PROGRAM: STROKES: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21; reservations required, lunch included.

ORIENTATION COFFEE: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays; registration required.

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 emergency; members, $15; nonmembers, $25.

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

SHILOH CENTER

Activities for senior citizens offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St.; 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

Age 60 and older, Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave.; 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; sponsored by Aiken Area Council on Aging; 279-6441 or (803) 648-5447.

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

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL

Leisure activities, classes, seminars and exercise sessions, Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th St.; 826-4480, Ext. 351.

55 ALIVE MATURE DRIVING COURSE: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Wednesday; $10.

BROWN BAG DISTRIBUTION: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday; bring picture ID.

BUS TRIP: To Harrah's Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, N.C.; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 17; $40 members, $45 nonmembers.

SENIOR EXPO: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way.

AARP MEETING: Chapter 266; 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

TURNING POINT INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23.

ASTUTE INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING: 1 p.m. Friday, May 24.

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 and Thursdays; Spanish I classes by appointment only.

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

COMPUTER TRAINING: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

QUILTING GROUP: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CROCHET: 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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 a quarter.

SENIOR GROUPS AND CLUBS

GOLDEN AGERS: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, W.T. Johnson Center, 1610 Hunter St.; 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; must meet federal low-income guidelines; (706) 722-4700 for an application, or go to program office, 337 Telfair St., 8 a.m. to 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 free from the Senior Wheels USA Program 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. North Augusta, (803) 648-5447 or (803) 279-6441.

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.

BEREAVED PARENTS: 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 from daily activities and care for those with Alzheimer's disease; 731-9060.

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING:Caregiver support, 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: 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Senior Center, 535 15th St.; 826-4480, Ext. 302.