Oneida Senior Center Activities for January 2015
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, please contact Stephanie Schroeder, Department on Aging Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at 369-6170 or toll-free 800-379-7499.
Crafter’s Circle: Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (Jan. 13 & 27) at 1 p.m. Share your love of hand made items and crafting! Create your own snowglobe! Bring in a small, clean jar with the lid; olive or pickle jars work well or any small globular jar. Also bring a small figurine to put inside. Join us to socialize or work on other projects you may have. If you are interested in leading a new class project or have an idea for something you’d like to try, please call Stephanie at the Center!
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon 1– 3:30 p.m. Come play 500, Bridge, Pinochle or anything else we have players for. Refreshments served. Annual fee of $1 plus 50¢ per week.
Cribbage: Thursday afternoons from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Betty Hargraves will also teach beginners who want to learn.
Duplicate Bridge: Wednesday afternoons 12:30 – 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. until noon. New players are encouraged, Betty will teach you!
Cell Phones & Smart Phones: First in a series of presentations starting Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. Learn how to choose a phone that is right for your needs and also learn how to compare plans and choose a provider. Brian Bergeson will be starting off this presentation and will also find out what you would like to learn.
Creative Writing Classes: Friday mornings from 10 – 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.
Civil War Discussion Group: Meets every 2nd and 4th Monday (Jan. 13 & 27t) from 1 to 3 p.m. Discuss battles, events and people of the era, and relevance on the course of history. Occasional movie. For more info, call Walt Hobbs at 715-453-4056.
Computer Class: One on one with Catherine Joppa. Space is limited. Call Catherine at 715-499-1027 to set up a schedule to fit your personal goals.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays 12:45 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 (Jan. 22nd), 1 – 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 2 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.
Oneida Co. Parkinson’s Support Group: Meets third Monday (Jan. 19) from 1- 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): ON HOLD WILL RESUME IN MARCH OR APRIL -Meets third Tuesday 1 – 2:30 p.m. for persons dealing with vision loss. Led by Jim Unger, Rehabilitation Specialist, Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Senior Center Book Club: Meets the last Friday of the month (Jan. 30) at 1 p.m. Selection will be “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman. After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Austrialia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. After moving his young bride to the isolated lighthouse home, the couple suffers through two miscarriages and a stillbirth. When a baby washes on shore in a small boat, Tom allows his wife to claim the infant…a decision with devastating consequences. This book will be available for distribution at the December Senior Center book club meeting or see Stephanie.
Registration opens on January 2 for a day trip on Friday, March 20 to see The Priests in Green Bay. Departing the Center at 2:45 p.m. The Priests are exactly that, three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland whose ability to render sacred music, classical arias, and traditional Irish songs with a kind of rare accessibility led to a recording contract. They are world renowned and have performed for the Irish President, the Royal Family and Pope Benedict XIV. We will be stopping at the Old Country Buffet in Green Bay (included) before the performance. Cost is $85 per person. Call Stephanie at the Center to register or if you have any questions; 715-369-6304.