Originally created 03/15/05

Seniors calendar



The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, 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 number of a contact person.

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL SENIOR ADVANTAGE

St. Joseph Hospital offers a program for people 50 and older. Senior Advantage offers bingo, canasta, health and educational programs. $10 membership fee per year; 481-7232.

LIVING WITH DIABETES: Thursday, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; teaches skills needed to manage diabetes, one-hour assessment with educator; physician referral is required; 481-7535.

PERSONAL SAFETY: 9 a.m. Monday, Church of the Most Holy Trinity, St. Patrick Hall; practical ideas and discussion about safety, with Jane Hightower; free.

COLORECTAL HEALTH: Thursday, March 24, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; Dr. W. David Curtis to speak on Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Early Screening

ST. JOSEPH CENTER FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

DISCOVERY: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Pastoral Care Library, second floor, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; support group for those who have lost a loved one; 729-6021.

BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. third Thursdays; St. Joseph Home Health Services, Daniel Village Shopping Center; for anyone interested in discussion of issues related to loss, grief, end-of-life care; bereaved individuals, caregivers, health-care workers, hospice volunteers urged to attend; 729-6021.

WIDOW/WIDOWER SUPPER: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Piccadilly, Augusta Mall; 6:30 p.m. second Mondays, Shoney's, Whiskey Road, Aiken; Dutch-treat meal for bereaved spouses; 729-6021.

SPECIAL EVENTS

aarp safe driving classes: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 16-17; Crossroads Fellowship Church, 3875 Wrightsboro Road; open to drivers ages 26 and older for 10 percent insurance premium reduction; $10; 854-1940 or 863-0003.

AARP "55" ALIVE SENIOR DRIVING COURSE: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 21-22; Aiken Regional Medical Centers, 302 University Parkway; $10 a person; participants must attend both classes; (803) 641-5926.

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.

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: 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.

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