Originally created 03/16/04

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

MEDICARE 2 SENIORS: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1; Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; health screenings, caregiver workshops, legal and fraud prevention advice, counseling on Medicare and Medicaid and more; sponsored by CSRA Area Agency on Aging; free; 210-2018.

AGENCY ON AGING ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 19; Holiday Inn West, 1075 Stevens Creek Road; awards presentation for community service for seniors; free; reservations due by May 12; 210-2018.

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 is provided; Area Agency on Aging, 210-2029.

AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Jobs and training for workers are 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. New location is 4106 Columbia Road, at Flowing Wells Road in former Prompt Care building; 868-3231 or (800) 413-6652 to register and get times of events; membership required ($10, includes prescription discount).

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood pressure, glucose screenings, height and weight measurement; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING AND LIPID PROFILE: 9 a.m. to noon third Wednesdays, $5; requires 12-hour fast.

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 and 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 and 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 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.

BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES: 2 p.m. Tuesdays; $60 a couple for six weeks.

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 or 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.

COMPUTER CLASSES: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays; limited seating.

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

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

COMPUTER CLASSES: 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

NORTH AUGUSTA

SENIOR CENTER

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.

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.

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

LIFE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ARTISTS PAINTING FOR FUN: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays.

SENIOR SERVICES

POWER WHEELCHAIRS: Available free from the Senior Wheels USA Program; also available from Independent Seniors Program; (800) 383-8435.

SENIOR MOBILITY PROGRAM: Makes available to seniors and permanently disabled power wheelchairs at no cost if qualified; (800) 451-0971.

BENEFITS COUNSELING: Provides assistance with low-cost prescription programs and Medicare concerns; 210-2029 or (800) 669-8387.

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

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.

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.

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

JUD C. HICKEY CENTER FOR ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Adult Day Center and Homecare available; provides families and caregivers respite from daily caring for those with Alzheimer's disease; 738-5039.

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) 210-2029 or (888) 922-4464.

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th St.; 826-4480, ext. 300.

OUT AND ABOUT

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: For information about receiving aging services, connecting with volunteer opportunities and requesting guest speakers, call Area Agency on Aging, 210-2018 or (888) 922-4464.

EXPERIENCE WORKS: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, Georgia Department of Labor, 602 Greene St.; for seniors 55 or older seeking jobs; offer Senior Community Service Employment Program, training services, computer training, certified nursing assistant training; free; 721-2737.

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 or 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.

FORE!: Adaptive Golf Clinic, first Tuesdays; First Tee of Augusta; golf that conforms to age and physical challenges; free; 823-8691.

PACE: People with Arthritis Can Exercise, six-week program for those with arthritis; instructors trained by Arthritis Foundation; 823-5294.

BINGO: 10:30 a.m. to noon April 17, McBean Community Center, 1155 Hephzibah-McBean Road; prize giveaways, refreshments served; free; 560-2628.

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.

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 p.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $37.50; 823-5294.

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.