Oneida Senior Center activities for May 2014
New or beginner participants are always welcome to attend any of the following programs.
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 369-6170 or toll-free 800-379-7499.
Crafter’s Circle: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (May 13 and 27) at 12:30 p.m. Share the love of hand made items and crafting. Help embroider dishtowels for the craft room or take them home, just pay for materials. Everyone is invited to just come in to socialize and work on or share their own 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.
Watercolor Painters: Will be meeting May 6 and 20 at 9 a.m. to noon. Self-directed, quietly working painting group. No oils or acrylics please.
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon 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¢ 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 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 new comers.
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 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays 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 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Group exercise following award winning senior fitness DVD byCatherine (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: On Hold until further notice.
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, whenever the room is unscheduled. A great fun way to improve balance using the Wii Fit Balance Board. 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.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group: Meets third Thursday (May 15), 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. Call ahead at least two days for this service.
Blood Pressure Checks: Every second Wednesday at 10:50 a.m. (May 14) 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 second Monday (May 12) 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 (May 19) 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 (May 20) 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.
Annual Volunteer Banquet: Monday, May 19 at the Northwoods Banquet Center by invitation for volunteers that have turned in 50 or more volunteer hours in 2013. Registration and cash bar from 4 to 5 p.m., dinner to follow.
Lucky Penny Day: Friday, May 23 at 6 p.m. for a debate on retiring the penny. A moderator and refreshments will be provided.
Senior Center Book Club: Meets the last Friday of the month (May 30) at 1 p.m. Selection will be “Out Stealing Horses” by Per Petterson. Call the Rhinelander District Library at 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.
Senior Center Rummage Sale: Set-up from April 28 through May 6 at the old Hancock Fabrics store in the Trig’s Riverwalk Centre. Items can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays only. Do not leave anything outside the store. Call the Senior Center at 715-369-6170 to schedule a pick-up if items absolutely cannot be brought in. Use the back entry for large items. The sale will be Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then the $2 bag sale will be Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.