Originally created 11/23/04

Seniors Calendar



The Seniors Calendar lists activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. 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.

UNIVERSITY SENIORS CLUB

Sponsored by University Health Care System, 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.

SENIOR ADVANTAGE

For people age 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

AREA AGENCY ON AGING WINTER MEETING: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 8; University South Prompt Care, second floor, 3121 Peach Orchard Road; agenda includes GeorgiaCares update, senior center marketing, appreciation recognition for outgoing elected officials; free; 210-2013.

AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT: Jobs and training for workers are available for residents of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Lincoln and Wilkes counties who are older than 55; accepting applications for certified nursing training; 722-4700.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Seniors and Lawmen Together program assists with administrative duties, Augusta-Richmond County Law Enforcement Center, 401 Walton Way; volunteers choose days and 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 a month, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park's visitor center; greet visitors and give out literature; 828-2109.

SENIOR WHEELS USA: Power wheelchairs to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify (for those who cannot walk or self-propel in a standard wheelchair); (800) 246-6010.

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

EXPERIENCE WORKS: Experience Works Inc., Senior Workforce Solutions provides older job seekers with solutions to job-search needs; assistance with jobs, training, referrals and more; free certified nursing assisting classes offered to qualified residents of Richmond, Burke counties; 721-2737.

SENIOR FRIENDS

Most activities are at Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building No. 3, 1305 Interstate Parkway; chair exercise, bridge, health and educational programs; $15 a year, open to age 50 or older; 651-6716.

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