Nominate a senior volunteer
The Home Instead Senior Care office has announced the Salute to Senior Service program to honor senior volunteers for contributing to their local communities. It will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15.
Aging and Driving
Visit the Florida GrandDriver website to sign up for a driver refreshment course, assessment tools, safety tips and more. Visit tinyurl.com/granddriver for more info.
World Alzheimer Report 2011
This report reveals that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of dementia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favor of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention. The Executive Summary can be accessed at tinyurl.com/alzheimerreport.
Florida Partners for Promise
What happens when businesses engage in community? Families Prosper! A new website has been launched by the Department of Children and Families which encourages businesses to become involved in key community topics, including the promise to "support our seniors." Check it out at flpartnersforpromise.com
Want to learn some interesting information about "The Older Population: 2010"? Visit tinyurl.com/censusaging to learn more.
Senior Center activities
The Winter Springs Senior Center offers a variety of programs striving to create an environment where health, happiness and friendship are key elements in ensuring every visit is a positive experience. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/WSSeniors or call 407-327-6554. Here’s what classes are offered this month:
Our ceramics group meets every Monday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To begin we will be starting with bisque (already fired clay) and using stains. That way our first project will not need to be fired a second time and we can get our painting skills and steady hand working again. If you are interested please contact Laura at 407-327-6554.
We have had many requests regarding scrapbooking and we would love to do anything to provide the guidance, place and time for accomplishing this. Tuesday any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is the perfect day to be available to meet. The whole day is available so call Laura at 407-327-6554 if this tickles your fancy.
Monday and Thursday morning you will find our line dancers moving to the music all in unison. Once you see the fun they are having you'll want to join in.
Have you ever felt that yoga is something that is just too much for you to try to do, afraid that getting up and down off the floor will be impossible? Well all that has changed — we offer Chair Yoga and it comes along with all the benefits of traditional Yoga. Come in on Friday mornings and check it out.
Balance and movement are targeted.
Looking for a good high intensity work out? You have found the right place, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.
Bingo is Wednesdays, Fridays and the last Sunday of each month. Packets are $4, $6 and $8. On Wednesdays we also offer a full menu catered lunch for $5. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed at 1 p.m. by Bingo. Friday we have hot dogs and chips available for $1.25. Sunday lunch is served at 1 p.m., cost is $4 and Bingo follows.
Know a little? Know a lot? Need to learn something new? You can on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in our computer class. You will be able to work one-on-one with one of our instructors who will guide you through the confusing world of computers.
If pool is your game, we have the room!
Bridge has always been a standard on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so if you need your bridge fix please join the game.
If painting or drawing is your thing, then join the Art Meeting every Monday afternoon. Here you are offered a quiet, lighted environment and the friendship of those who share your interest in arts.
Wednesday and Sunday lunches are $5 for a fabulous meal. Please contact Susie or Laura at 407-327-6554 to make your reservations. It is requested that you call the day prior to ensure we have a meal prepared for you.