Stillwater News Press

Seniors

January 24, 2014

Senior Center Watch 01-25-13

Senior Activity Center offers numerous ways to stay active

The city of Stillwater Senior Activity Center offers many activities for seniors 50 and over. During the week, you can participate in card games, exercise class, art class, pool and snooker, bingo, line dancing, Wii games, exercise equipment, movies and a music night. Come investigate the fun! Stop by 1015 E. 12th Ave. and pick up a calendar of events. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday for music night. Remember with the weather changes coming, if the Stillwater Public Schools are closed, then the Senior Activity Center will also be closed. Call 405-747-8080 for more information.

Winners for last week’s games were social bridge winners Cindy Smith, first, and Norma Burk, second. Duplicate bridge winners were Murna Raff and Seham El Sherif, first, and Terry Miller and Camille Johnston, second. Darrell Davis and Chestine Crane were the Texas Hold’em champions for the week were.

Monday: The women pool players start the morning off at 9:30 a.m. They have a great time and share a lot of laughs during several rounds of 8-ball. A group of artists gets together during the morning and enjoys sharing their creative ideas with each other. Exercise equipment including a treadmill, two exercise bikes and a weight set are available for use. The afternoon brings out bridge and canasta players, along with more pool shooters.

Tuesday: A free exercise class is offered every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. The class, Sit ‘n Be Fit, includes exercises that are low impact and good for strength and flexibility. Some exercises are completed while sitting and others are executed by standing next to a chair utilizing hand weights, stretch bands and bouncing balls during the 45-minute workout. Afterward, stay and practice some boot scootin’ line dancing. This will get you a really good workout! In the afternoon, games include canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, pool/snooker and jigsaw puzzle solving.  

Wednesday: The women get out their pool sticks again after the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Wii games are played on Wednesday morning at the same opening time. In the afternoon, games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, pool and snooker are played along with an afternoon movie, at 2 p.m. The movie for this week is the animated film “Monsters University.”  

Thursday: Come join the free Sit ‘n Be Fit exercise class, offered at 9:30 a.m. The class will provide a good stretching and toning for your body. If you would like some more exercise, stay after class and join the line dancing group that meets at 10:30 a.m. They really get to moving and can work up a sweat while having fun. In the afternoon, get in a game of canasta, dominoes, pool or snooker. At 2 p.m., there are bingo games.

 Friday: Pool balls will be dropping into the pockets starting at 9:30 a.m. as women’s pool time gets under way. The painters will be at it again, also. Bring your painting supplies and get creative. Exercise equipment is also available for use. Games of canasta, Texas Hold’em, and pool/snooker begin in the afternoon. A men’s pool tournament will held at 1 p.m.

— City of Stillwater

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