Stillwater News Press

February 9, 2013

Senior Center Watch 02-10-13

Stillwater NewsPress

— Free income tax help is available at the city of Stillwater Senior Activity Center. Trained AARP volunteer income tax preparers are helping with taxes through April 15. Tax service hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointments are necessary; it is a first come first served basis. Bring last year’s return if possible and all other necessary information and identification.

From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Home Call Home Health will be at the center to check blood pressure and blood sugar for seniors. Stop by 1015 E. 12th to pick up a February calendar of events. Hours are  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for music night. Call 405-747-8080 for more information on activities offered or instructions on how to join a social or duplicate bridge group at the center.

Monday: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Women pool players gather around the tables for some fun competitive games of eight-ball. A group of artists come in with their art supplies and canvases to spend some time together expressing their creativity. There is also exercise equipment available  including a treadmill, weight set and an exercise bike. The afternoon crowd enjoys playing various games such as bridge, canasta, dominoes and pool/snooker. A jigsaw puzzle table is always set up with a puzzle to solve.

Tuesday: Take the opportunity to join a free exercise class held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 to about 10:15 a.m. The “Sit ‘n Be Fit” class exercises are executed while sitting and some are completed while standing by a chair. Hand weights, stretch bands, and bouncing balls are all utilized during the 45-minute workout. Afterward, stay and practice some boot scootin’ line dancing or Wii games. A pingpong table is also available for use. In the afternoon, there is a choice of games that include canasta, duplicate bridge, dominoes, pitch, puzzle solving, snooker or pool. A Veteran’s Affairs representative visits from 1 to 2:45 p.m. to help with any questions or paper work you may have pertaining to veteran’s assistance. No appointment is needed.

Wednesday: Pool balls start falling again for the women pool players beginning at 9:30 a.m. They have a lively time with lots of laughs. Come join the fun! A Wii interactive game set, exercise equipment and a pingpong table are also available for us. Afternoon games begin around 1 p.m. which include canasta, dominoes, Texas Hold’em, pitch, pool and snooker. A puzzle is always out waiting for someone to find a piece. The biographical drama, The First Grader, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Thursday: Exercisers get started stretching again in the free “Sit ‘n Be Fit” class at 9:30 a.m. After class, play some Wii games or pingpong. A group of line dancers sometimes stay and have a good time stepping in time to the music. At 1 p.m. afternoon games such as canasta, dominoes, social bridge, pool, snooker and puzzle solving are played. At 2 p.m., bingo is called. A lot of laughs are always shared during this time. Don’t miss out on the good times. Thursday evening, the doors open back up at 5:30 p.m. for a night of music. The musicians tuned up and start some good ol’ country tunes at 6 p.m. Come tap your toes with everybody!

Friday: The women get out their pool sticks for some more friendly competition. The painting group also returns at 9:30 a.m. Painters bring their own supplies and share their time and ideas with other artists. Exercise equipment is available for use, along with a pingpong table or Wii player. At 1 p.m., a Coed Pool Tournament will be held. Check out the afternoon games of cards, pool, snooker, Texas Hold’em, dominoes and puzzle solving.

Bridge winners include Dollie McClary, first, and Norma Burk, second.  Duplicate bridge winning partners were Lionel Raff and Al Perry, first, and Patricia Logan and Jerry Koelsch, second. Wayne Vinson won the men’s pool tournament last week. The Texas Hold’em group met and the winners for the week were Betty Shields and Shirley Crockett.