Originally created 01/13/04

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

DONATIONS NEEDED: University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center requests donations of old, broken or discarded hearing aids to help people in need; the program is funded by the center, The United Way of the CSRA and University Health Care Foundation; 774-8666.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Seniors and Lawmen Together needs volunteers to assist investigators with telephone coverage at least four hours a day at the Criminal Investigation Division, Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; training provided; Delores Dukes, 771-1052.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. one Saturday or Sunday per month, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park's visitor center; duties include greeting visitors, handing out literature, selling merchandise; 828-2109.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Match seniors with low-cost prescription help through the Georgia Cares program; hours are flexible, training provided; Area Agency on Aging, 210-2029.

AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Jobs and training for workers is available for residents of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Lincoln and Wilkes counties who are 55 or older and meet federal low-income guidelines. For more information, call 722-4700.

SENIOR GROUPS AND CLUBS

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

UNIVERSITY SENIORS CLUB

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

MASSAGE THERAPY: For Seniors Club members; available at Seniors Club, University's Breast Health Center, W.G. Watson, M.D. Women's Center and Health Central; prices begin at $12; 724-4408.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose screenings; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Daniel Village; 828-2394.

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

SENIORADVANTAGE

For people 50 or older; offers bingo, canasta, bunco and health and educational programs at St. Joseph Hospital; $5 membership fee per year, discounts available; registration required; 481-7232.

BERNIE WARD COMMUNITY CENTER

SITERCISE CLASSES: For age 55 and older; 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays $20 a month, $2 a visit; 790-0588.

SENIOR MOMENTS: For age 55 and older; covered-dish luncheons, pancake breakfasts and more; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays; $2 per meeting; 790-0588.

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 age 50 or older; reservations required; 651-6716.

ORIENTATION BREAKFAST: 10 a.m. second Tuesdays; reservations requested.

COMPANION PHONE SYSTEM: Emergency phone system available to members; two-way phone $32.95 a month, one-way phone $27.95 a month; no installation fee.

EXERCISE CLASSES: 8:45-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; free; for members only.

SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: 7 p.m. Thursdays; $40 a couple.

AMERITECH'S SECURITY LINK: Box to place by the phone or a 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St.; minimal fee; 738-0089 www.shilohcenter.org.

SENIOR CITIZEN EXERCISE CLASS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays; 738-0089.

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.

NORTH AUGUSTA SENIOR CENTER

Age 60 or 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; (803) 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. The Gray Elephant Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday; clothes, shoes, gifts, household items; 826-4480, ext. 202.

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

WARMUP, STRETCH AND THERABANDS EXERCISE: 11-11:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.

RESISTANCE FLOOR EXERCISES: 10:15-10:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

SPANISH I CLASSES: 3-4 p.m. Mondays; $20 fee.

SPANISH II, III CLASSES: 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays.

BRIDGE GROUPS: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays.

BRIDGE LESSONS: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

QUILTING GROUP: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

QUILTING CLASSES: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Fridays.

INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays.

ADVANCED LINE DANCING: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays.

SENIORS BOWLING LEAGUE: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Masters Lanes, 1810 Gordon Highway.

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

50+ SPARKLING SENIORS: 2-3 p.m. second Thursdays.