Seniors calendar

The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to Include the name and number of a contact person.


DISCOVERY: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Pastoral Care Library, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; support group for those who have lost a loved one; (706) 729-6021

BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. third Thursdays; St. Joseph Home Health Services, Daniel Village shopping center; for anyone interested in discussion of loss, grief, end-of-life care; hospice volunteers urged to attend; (706) 729-6021


ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL OFFERS A PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE 50 AND OLDER. Senior Advantage has bingo, canasta, health and educational programs; $10 membership fee per year; (706) 481-7232


EXPERIENCE WORKS: Free nurse aide training for job-seekers 55 and older in Richmond and Burke counties; other job-training opportunities for people in Jefferson, Jenkins, Screven, Emanuel and Burke counties; job-search assistance also available; (706) 721-2737

FOSTER GRANDPARENT, SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS: Limited-income people 60 and older are needed to work from 15 to 40 hours a week with special-needs children or adults; (706) 826-4480

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; (706) 722-4700

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Offers people 55 and older an opportunity to apply their experience to meet critical community needs; pairs volunteers with their choice of organizations; (706) 826-4480

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

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; Kathleen Ernce, (706) 826-4480, ext. 300

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; (706) 729-6021

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, give out literature; (706) 828-2109

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