Oneida Senior Center Activities for July 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. (Please note time has changed on some events from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.)
Crafter’s Circle: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (July 8 and 22) at 1 p.m. Share the love of hand made items and crafting. Sue Tessendorf will be teaching a class on Iris Paper Folding July 8 and 22. Iris folding originated in Holland and is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored/printed paper in such a way to form a spiraling design. The center of the design forms an iris–similar to the shape of the iris of a camera lens. There will be a minimal materials charge. Those who wish to come in to socialize and work on or share a project of their own are welcome. 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 July 1, 15 and 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Self-directed, quietly working painting group. No oils or acrylics please.
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon from 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 12:30 to 4 p.m., new players always welcomed. For more info 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 those who want to learn.
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 your 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 (July 17), 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.
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 (July 14) 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 (July 21) 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 (July 15) 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.
Free Pontoon Boat Rides: Call the Center to reserve you seat for a free boating or fishing excursion on the Let’s Go Fishing pontoon on Boom Lake at Hodag Park. Dates are ongoing and subject to weather conditions. (Must have a valid fishing license if fishing). Wheelchair accessible.
July 4th “Walking Tacco” Fundraiser: Quick lunch on the go on this busy day. Serving from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come in after the parade for a “Walking Taco” and a variety of home-made treats. (Watch for the Senior Center Float in the parade).
Photography Exhibit: Due to requests, the photography exhibit at the Senior Center (Balsam Room) will be expanded to any category and entries can be brought in through the end of July. All entries will be returned. Cast a vote for a favorite any time during the week of Aug. 4 through 8.
Senior Center Book Club: Meets the last Friday of the month (July 25) at 1 p.m. Selection will be
“Girls in Trucks” by Catie Crouch. A less-than-perfect debutante goes to New York until life’s complications become overwhelming and she returns home to South Carolina with matured eyes to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best. 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.