Originally created 07/09/02

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.

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.

SENIOR FRIENDS

Most activities are at Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building No. 3, 1305 Interstate Parkway; chair exercise, bridge, pinochle, canasta and health and educational programs; $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.

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 the 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.

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.

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL

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

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

WARMUP, STRETCH AND THERABANDS 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.

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, 1810 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.