Originally created 05/25/04

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

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

SENIOR MAY DAY AND GOLDEN OLYMPICS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; cultural costume contest, olympic contests, bingo, games, entertainment, door prizes; AARP will offer free Medicare information on prescriptions, card fraud, Medicare booklets; free; 796-5025.

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.

SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL

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

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

WARM-UP, STRETCH AND THERABANDS EXERCISE: 11-11:30 a.m. Mondays-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.

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).

BREAKFAST WITH THE DOCTOR: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, University Hospital dining rooms 1-3; High Blood Pressure and Strokes, with Dr. Harold McGrade.

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.

FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA: 2 p.m. today, 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.

AMERITECH'S SECURITY LINK: Box to place by the phone or a small device to wear in case of emergency; members, $15; nonmembers, $25.

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.

SENIOR HEALTH

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