Seniors calendar

The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. To list an activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. You can fax (706) 722-7403 or e-mail newsroom@augustachronicle.com.

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DINNER IN SICILY: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, Scottish Rite Center, 2553 Washington Road; an evening of food and fun with dinner from Carabba's Italian Grill; dine in or take out; $20 advance tickets only; benefits the Senior Citizens Council; no tickets sold after Tuesday, May 5; (706) 868-0120

AREA AGENCY ON AGING COMMUNITY UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursdays; radio stations WKZK-AM (1600) and FM (103.7); weekly broadcast with information on aging-related events, programs and resources; (706) 210-2030, www.areaagencyonaging.com

AIKEN AREA VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS: Volunteers needed at various locations in Aiken area; Ed Jelinek or Dorothy Moyers, (803) 648-6836 ext. 224 or 223

HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO READ: The Senior Citizens Council is looking for people 60 and older to serve as reading tutors; work 20 hours a week; earn an hourly stipend; no weekend or night work; Jackie Kennedy (706) 868-0120

EXPERIENCE WORKS SENIOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Work experience and job-training opportunities for job-seekers 55 and older in Richmond, Columbia and other area counties; nurse's aide training, job-search assistance also available; (706) 722-4700

FOSTER GRANDPARENT AND SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAMS: Limited-income people 60 and older needed to work 15-40 hours a week with special-needs patients; (706) 868-0120, (706) 790-2151

RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: Pairs volunteers ages 55 and older with their choice of organizations; (706) 868-0120

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

GEORGIACARES VOLUNTEERS: To match seniors with low-cost prescription help through the GeorgiaCares program; flexible hours, training provided; Area Agency on Aging; (706) 210-2029

H2U AT DOCTORS HOSPITAL: For ages 50 and older; focusing on health, wellness and protection; exercise and dance classes, trips and more; benefits include a private room at semiprivate room rates when available and $4 a day meal tickets for a patient's caregiver; membership dues $15 a year; (706) 651-6716

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Needs dedicated people to be volunteer visitors in area nursing homes; Angela Chavous, (706) 721-2327

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