Originally created 05/11/04

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. Include the name and phone number of a contact person.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 25; Aiken Regional Medical Centers, 302 University Parkway; $10; (803) 648-5139.

CSRA PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25; St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.; spring auction for Parkinson's disease awareness; free; 855-7690.

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 the sheriff with administrative duties, Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; volunteers may choose days, hours of work; training provided; Walt Williams, 793-5174.

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 over 55 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.

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL

Leisure activities, classes, seminars and exercise sessions, Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th St.; 826-4480, ext. 361.

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.

ART SHOW AND SALE: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today ; with local artist Bob Mayes; refreshments served.

AARP CHAPTER 266 MEETING: 2-3 p.m. today ; Chris Pageant presents Discounts on Prescription Drugs; open to public.

CAR MAINTENANCE: 12:45-2:15 p.m. Thursday; free check of car needs at T.W. Josey High School campus.

SPRING FASHION SHOW: 10-11:30 a.m. Friday; Life Enrichment Center's Nutrition Group to present latest fashions; entertainment, refreshments served.

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).

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE: 2 p.m. Friday, May 21; dedication ceremony, refreshments, tours; R.S.V.P. by Saturday; 868-3231.

HEARING SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 19.

BREAKFAST WITH THE DOCTOR: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27, University Hospital dining rooms 1-3; High Blood Pressure and Strokes, with Dr. Harold McGrade; learn about dangers of high blood pressure, symptoms and treatment of strokes.

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.

SENIOR ADVANTAGE

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.

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Lock Road; fashions by Dilliard's, entertainment, door prizes and more; $5; for reservations, call 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.

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 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 6:30 p.m. second Mondays, Shoney's, on 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. Mondays-Fridays; Adult Day Center and Home care 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.

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.