Oneida Senior Center activities for June
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 715-369-6170 or toll-free 800-379-7499. (Please note time has changed on some events from 12:30 to 1 p.m.)
Crafter’s Circle: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (June 10 and 24) at 1 p.m. Share the love of hand made items and crafting. The dishtowels embroidered in May were a tighter weave flower sack but there are also some that are courser and more suited for painting. So in June, the group will be using acrylic paints with an additive to make them permanent. The towels are prestamped in a variety of designs. Those with their own paints and brushes, may bring them. Otherwise, the class is $3 per person. Others are welcome 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 June 3 and 17 at 9 a.m. to noon. Self-directed, quietly working painting group. No oils or acrylics please.
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon 1 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 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 beginners.
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.
Country/Line Dancing: Join instructor Nancy Rosera (715-362-2244), for a summer/fall session of line dancing every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. starting June 5. There is no charge.
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.
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 (June 19), from 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. (June 11) 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 (June 9) 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 (June 16) 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 (June 17) from 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.
AARP Smart Driver Course: A one day, 4-hour class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (classroom only). Next class is scheduled for Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Graduates may qualify for a discount on vehicle insurance, check with insurance provider. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Call the Center at 715-369-6170.
National Fishing and Boating Week: Call the Center to book a free ride or fishing excursion June 2 through the 6 on the Let’s Go Fishing pontoon on Boom Lake at Hodag Park. (Must have a valid fishing license if fishing). Wheelchair accessible.
Nature Photography Exhibit: With digital photography, it’s easy to print favorite photos. Bring in nature photo to be displayed in the Balsam room and compete for bragging rights after viewers vote on their favorites. There will be three categories; animals, birds and plants. Entries may be submitted from June 1 through June 13. Votes may be cast any time during hours the Center is open on the following week from June 16 through June 20. Each viewer may cast one vote for each of the three categories.
Senior Center Book Club: Meets the last Friday of the month (June 27) at 1 p.m. Selection will be “The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott. 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.