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Senior Calendar

Senior activities abound

Altamonte Springs

One Senior Place, located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs, will hold the AARP’s Driver Safety course, “SMART DRIVER” on Thursday, March 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This program helps participants refresh driving skills and develop safer driving habits. Upon completion of this course, Florida Drivers aged 50 or older, may be eligible for vehicle insurance discounts. Registration is required. Cost $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non-members. Please note, participants need to bring their own lunches. For registration call 407-949-6733.

Casselberry adult fitness classes

Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Monday and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class.

Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizen’s discount is $5 per class. For more information, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email [email protected]

Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. The cost is $10 per class. Senior citizen’s discount is $5 per class.

Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The class is free. For more information, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066.

Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month.

Tai Chi for Intermediates is at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. The cost is $5 per class or $20 per month.

Bingo is from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $3 per session.

Duplicate bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Mondays. Come out to shore up your skills in this classic game. Casual bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Progressive bridge is from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Line Dancing is from 1 to 2 p.m. every Wednesday.

For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or [email protected] or visit

The Hoedowners Square Dance Club is hosting a free introductory dance on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m. at the Casselberry Recreation Center. Families, couples and singles age 10 and up are welcome. Classes start on Feb. 7 and are $6 each. New students will be accepted through Feb. 14. Square dancing in fun exercise for your body and your mind! 

Goldenrod Civic Center

The Goldenrod Civic Center will host hand and foot games from 1 to 4 p.m. every week on Mondays and Wednesdays at their location at 4763 Palmetto Ave. in Winter Park. For more information, call Madeline Koehler at 407-657-6862.

Maitland Senior Center

The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call 407-539-6251 or visit

Join us every Friday at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies. Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing. Please call to reserve your seat!

Join John every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher.

Join us every Monday at 10:45 a.m. for iPhone and iPad classes. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Call for reservations, seating is limited.

Join us every Monday at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends.

Join Esther every Tuesday at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes.

Join us every Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. for our Current Event discussion group. This lively group discussed local, state, national and international events.

Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dancing with Em. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher.

Join us every Tuesday at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends. Must be fluent in Spanish to participate.

Join Donna every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher.

Join Ann every Friday for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Lessons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specifics on this class.

Join us every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. for a Beginning Spanish Class. Cost of the class is $4 a class. Call to reserve a spot in the class.

The last Tuesday of every month Brookdale Island Lake presents Brookdale Celebrates at 1 p.m. Come celebrate birthdays, play a game or two, and win some prizes. For more information, please call 407-767-6600.

The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month (Jan. 8 this month) that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Medigap, HMOs, Medicaid, prescriptions drug plans, and long term care. All counseling is first-come-first-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. Call 1-800-963-5337 for a SHINE volunteer to help you determine eligibility for assistance with Medicare premiums, deductibles and copayments. For more information, visit online at 

RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club offers senior memberships for area residents age 60 and older for $59 a month. This membership includes unlimited free classes, with more than 500 monthly to choose from. Visit for more information.


Join the Central Florida Community Arts Musical Minds Choir! CFCArts and Watercrest Senior Living Group invite all individuals with early stage memory loss from Alzheimer’s or dementia to join in choir rehearsals with their significant other or caregiver, regardless of experience or skill level at rehearsals The Musical Minds Choir rehearsals will be held at Central Christian Church, located at 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. For rehearsal dates and times, and additional rehearsal locations, please contact [email protected] or call 407-937-1800.

The Whirl & Twirl Square Dance Club is hosting two free open houses on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. Classes start on Jan. 26. Square dancing is fun exercise for your body and your mind! 

The Belles and Beaus Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing with a live band every Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marks Street Recreation Complex, 99 E. Marks St. in Orlando. Ballroom, line and Latin dance music is featured by The Soft Touch Band. Adult singles and couples are welcome. Dress the part — go back in time — for a nostalgia night. Refreshments are provided. Cost is $4 per member and $5 per guest. For more information, call 407-277-7008.

The Your Adult Club Socials (Y.A.C.S) holds dances every Friday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Marks Street Recreation Complex, located at 99 E. Marks St. in Orlando. There is a different band each week. Singles and couples welcome and refreshments are served. Cost is $4 for members and $5 for guests. For more information, please call 407-339-5393 or 407-889-4047.

Orlando’s Beardall Senior Center is located at 800 Delaney Ave. Below is a list of the Center’s upcoming activities. Call 407-246-4440 or visit for more information. The Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Beginning in January bingo will begin at 1 p.m. and no longer provide lunch.

A mini health clinic will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. It’s free!

Dances will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays in January for $4.

The Monthly Birthday Party is at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. It’s free!

Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22. It’s free!

Free Shuffleboard games are offered at 7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and 3 p.m. the third Saturday. It’s free!

Weekly Mahjongg classes will help you shore up your skills and keep you mentally sharp. Western Mahjongg is at 10 a.m. and American Mahjongg is at 11 a.m. every Tuesday. It’s free!


The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center organizes support group meetings throughout Central Florida. In Oviedo, a meeting is the first Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Oviedo YMCA, 7900 Red Bug Lake Road. Visit or call 407-843-1910 for more locations and meeting times.


Atria at Lake Forest, located at 5433 W. State Road 46 in Sanford, will be holding three Caregiving Matters workshops over the next three months. All presentations run from 10 a.m. to noon. A workshop on how to communicate with dementia and Alzheimer’s patents will be held on Friday, Jan. 15. On Friday, Feb. 19, Atria at Lake Forest will host a workshop on how to survive your role as a caregiver. A presentation on how to determine the stages of dementia will be given on Friday, March 25.

Winter Park Florida Blue Center

Join us every Monday for Tai Chi class at 3:30 p.m. at our location at 434 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park.

Learn about health care reform and upcoming changes on Thursdays, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 24, 3 p.m.

Join us every Thursday for a free yoga class at 3:30 p.m.

Join the Florida Blue Center for a free workshop from Fifth Third Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10:30 a.m. to learn about identity theft and how to protect yourself. RSVP for a seat.

A free quit smoking class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. Call 1-877-252-1074 to register.

Learn how to save a life at a CPR class will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. The class is $30, payable to Erik Helms. Please call 321-441-2020 to RSVP.

Winter Park

Start the new year off with something new! Please join the AARP Chapter 1047 at its upcoming meeting on Jan. 19 for an informational presentation titled, “Kidney Smart.” The Winter Park Chapter meets at the Rachel D. Murrah Center, located at 1015 Morse Blvd. in Winter Park. Coffee and dessert are served - all are welcome - come find out what AARP is all about!! Visit or call 407-415-3775.

Winter Springs

Mah Jongg players meet weekly Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., now at a new location at the Grill Room at Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs. For more information and to sign up, visit

The Winter Springs Senior Center is located at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6554 for more information or email Susie Coffman at [email protected]. Below is a schedule of the Center’s programs.

Ceramics — The Center’s ceramic class is growing bigger every week. Should you be interested in joining in on the fun, just come out on Monday’s class from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elaine Young, the fearless instructor, will be there to guide you through your first project. After that you will be a pro. 

Line Dancing — Monday and Thursday mornings you will find line dancers moving to the music all in unison. Once you see the fun they are having you'll want to join in. You may have seen them performing at one of our community events such as Hometown Harvest or the Winter Wonderland. Join in on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Yoga — 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 morning at 10 a.m. and check it out.

Tai Chi — Click online to to get a definition of just exactly what Tai Chi is. Balance and movement are targeted. Tai Chi is each Monday at 11 a.m.

Dance it Off — Looking for a good high intensity workout? You have found the right place, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m.

FLEX Silver Sneakers — This is an overall workout, targeting cardio, resistance, and flexibility — and it’s homeopathic. And you will have fun at the same time. Holly Foster has created the perfect workout and believes if you’re not having fun it's not worth working out. This class is offered Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.

Bingo — What's there to say about Bingo but “Bingo!” It’s Wednesdays, Fridays and the last Sunday of each month. Packets are $4, $6 and $8. On Wednesday we also offer a full menu catered lunch for only $6. 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 $6 and Bingo follows. In order to participate in Bingo on Sunday you must participate in lunch. There will be no Bingo on the Friday prior to Sunday's lunch and bingo.

Computer Classes — Know a little? Know a lot? Need to learn something new? You can join us on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in our computer class. You will be able to work one-on-one with one of our instructors who will guide you painlessly through the confusing world of computers.

Game Room — If pool is your game, we have the room! We have also added a big screen TV with a Wii, so you can bowl, golf and much more. This is available Monday through Friday all day.

Bridge — Bridge has always been a standard on Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m., so if you need your bridge fix please join their game. If you don't play or are a little rusty and want to learn, Bridge Class is held Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Art Group — Do you paint or draw? Would you like a nice quiet comfortable space with people who share your passion? Monday afternoon pack up your art supplies and join the Art Group from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Here you are offered the opportunity to meet people who share your interest. 

Mah Jongg — Thursdays at noon join in for Mah Jongg. It is totally different than what you might play while sitting in front of your computer. The group is eager to teach the game so come on in and join the fun.

Mexican Train — If you like dominos then you’ll love Mexican Train. Join in on Mondays at 10 a.m.

Lunches – Wednesday and Sunday lunches are $6 for a fabulous meal. Please contact Susie at 407-327-6554 to make your reservations. It is requested that you call the day prior to ensure a meal is prepared for you.

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