Oneida County Senior Center Events
All programs are held at the Oneida County Senior Center, 100 W. Keenan St. (next to Trig’s Riverwalk Centre) unless otherwise noted. For more information about any of the activities, contact Stephanie Schroeder, Department on Aging Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at 715-369-6170 or toll-free 800-379-7499.
Crafter’s Circle: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (Jan. 14 and 28) at 12:30 p.m. Share a love of hand made items and crafting. The class will be exploring the beautiful patterns for embroidered cards that evoke memories of the “spirograph.” Please feel free to bring in projects that still need to be finished up. Those attending are welcome to just come in to socialize and work on or share projects. A knitting group also congregates to work on their own projects during this time. The group is always looking for others to lead new projects.
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Come play 500, Bridge, Pinochle or anything else there are players for. Refreshments served. Annual fee of $2 plus 50 cents per week.
Cribbage: Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Betty Hargraves will also teach beginners who want to learn.
Duplicate Bridge: Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 4 p.m., new players always welcomed. For more information, call Rose at 715-369-2272 or Flo at 715-362-6536.
Mahjong: (Ancient Chinese tile game) – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. New players are encouraged, Betty will teach the game.
Creative Writing Classes: Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Taught by Jan Lambele (retired teacher), who volunteers to instruct this popular class including short stories, poetry and other interesting English class assignments.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Seated and standing exercise class focusing on range of motion, strength and flexibility exercises led by certified instructor, Susie Wegner. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes, get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center.
Feel Younger With Yoga: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Chair yoga poses taught by Susie Wegner. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center.
Gentle Fitness Class: Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Group exercise following award winning senior fitness DVD by Catherine (MacRae) Joppa (Rhinelander resident). Seated and standing exercises. No cost.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi: Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Warm-up and cool-down exercises, six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements, direction changes to add challenge. Taught by certified instructor, Lois Kasmarek. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes, get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center. Note: No class Dec. 31.
Wii Fitness: Older adults are welcome to use the Senior Center’s Wii console and giant flat screen TV for Wii bowling, golf, boxing and tennis or Wii Fitness program and step platform, whenever the room is unscheduled. Call the Center before coming or check in at the front desk.
Zumba Gold: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dance exercise for older active adults set to international rhythms including cha cha, mambo, merengue, cumbia, belly dance, hava nagila and more. Zumba Gold is not as intense as other Zumba sessions but is still a good workout and includes stretching and balance elements. Led by certified Zumba Gold instructor, Stephanie Schroeder. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center. Resumes Jan. 7.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group: Meets third Thursday (Jan. 16), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Anyone with a loved one with any kind of memory loss is welcomed to attend. Respite care available to allow caregivers to attend meeting. Please call ahead at least two days for this service.
Blood Pressure Checks: Every second Wednesday at 10:50 a.m. (Jan. 8) by the Rhinelander Fire Department paramedics.
Foot Care: Basic foot care provided by Shirley Ryan from Aspirus VNA Home Health, Inc. for $25 per visit. Appointments required.
Muscular Sclerosis (MS) Support Group: Meets third Monday (Jan. 20) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Led by Catherine Joppa. This is a source of information and resources for persons and families dealing with M.S.
Oneida Co. Parkinson’s Support Group: Meets third Monday (Jan. 20) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Led by Norma Semling. Resource information as well as monthly speakers on topics of interest to individuals and families faced with Parkinson disease.
V.I.P. Support Group (Visually Impaired Persons): Meets third Tuesday (Jan. 21) 1 to 2:30 p.m. for persons dealing with vision loss. Led by Jim Unger, Rehabilitation Specialist, Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Explore Your Genealogy: Tuesday, Jan. 21. Come join the group from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Spruce Room and learn how to explore free online resources to help find ancestors. Todd Mountjoy, Nicolet College Library Services will assist in the detective work and help research family trees.
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: Friday, Jan. 10. Leah Van Zile from Wisconsin Public Service will be at the Center at 10:45 a.m. to give helpful easy ways to cut energy costs and save money. She will also be handing out sample products.
National Fig Newton Day: Thursday, Jan. 16. What’s the favorite flavor? Come in at 11 a.m. to sample and cast a vote. The results will be forwarded to www.snackwells.com (Nabisco).
National Puzzle Day: Wednesday, Jan. 29. Participants will help out with the World’s Largest Crossword Puzzle. Come help solve it at 10:30 a.m.
Senior Center Book Club: Meeting this month Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. Selection will be “The Hearts of Horses” by Molly Gloss. Call the Rhinelander District Library 715-365-1070 to reserve a copy or check their website at www.rhinelanderlibrary.org. Book World will give registered club members 20 percent off the club’s selected titles.