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August Events at the Senior Center of York

July 31, 2018

A variety of events are being held at the Senior Center in August.  Please visit the Senior Center or call (757) 890-3444 to register.  Programs are open to seniors aged 55 and up, and their spouses, regardless of age.

  • Indoor Cornhole – Friday, August 10, at 1 p.m.  Join us for a friendly game of Cornhole! It is believed this game originated in Germany and was rediscovered in Kentucky over 100 years ago. Whether you call it corn toss or bean bag toss, come have fun playing this game. Please call or register at the front desk by Thursday, August 9, so that we can organize teams. 
  • AARP Driver Safety Program - Monday, August 13, and Tuesday, August 14.  This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better. Cost is $15 for members of AARP and $20 for non-members.
  • Scrapbooking – Tuesday, August 14, at 10 a.m.  Bring in your pictures, scrapbooks, and materials. Patron Nancy Beaton will assist with this activity. A variety of paper, stickers, borders, and designs are at your fingertips for you to use as you make your own creations. Please register for this program by Monday, August 13.
  • Culture Day: “Titanic: Fortune & Fate” – Wednesday, August 22, at 1 p.m.  Built of iron and designed for unsurpassed luxury and comfort, the RMS Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Yet, she was not able to complete that first trip. A staff member of the Mariners’ Museum and Park will join us at the Senior Center to examine the facts and fiction surrounding this remarkable vessel and the disaster that brought about her final end. As told through the stories and images of some of her passengers and crew, we will take a glimpse at how three classes of passengers traveled on the once mighty ship, and how this famous maritime disaster helped bring about the changes that effect modern day safety at sea.
  • August Birthday Bash – Friday, August 24, at 1 p.m.  Soloist Billy Mitchell returns to the Senior Center singing classic tunes with his amazing vocal style. Cake and beverage will be served. July and August birthdays will be recognized at this bash; however, you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to join in on the fun. Please register by Thursday, August 23.
  • “War Stories and Pizza” - Monday, August 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Veterans can gather and share stories from military service and enjoy a pizza lunch. Senior Center board member and U.S. Army veteran Buck Rodgers is the program facilitator.
  • Diabetes Self-Management Workshop – Tuesdays, August 28 through October 2, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.  A free six-week program devised through research performed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University, this workshop features interactive sessions that teach the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes.  Please register by Thursday, August 23.
  • Benefits of Essential Oils and Supplements – Wednesday, August 29, at 12:45 p.m.  Essential oils and plant extracts have been used for centuries in many cultural practices and traditions. The therapeutic properties of these oils are so diverse that it can be difficult to decide which ones to stock in your cabinet. Join Nellie Weigel with doTERRA for an informative presentation. Please register by Monday, August 27.
  • Fun with Mocktails – Thursday, August 30, at 1 p.m.  As a summer treat, mixologist and ABC agent Karen Hiscock returns to the Senior Center to mix some cool, non-alcoholic beverages for participants and share a few tips about summer beverage safety. Please register by Tuesday, August 28.
  • Computer Lab General Use. Computers in the Senior Center’s Computer Lab are available for general use Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. patrons must sign in at the front desk to use the computers.  The Senior Center is not offering any computer classes during the summer.

Photos attached:  Senior Center patrons enjoy a friendly game of cornhole.  Join us for a game on Friday, August 10, at 1 p.m.  The Senior Center is located at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, in the Washington Square Shopping Center.

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