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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Jul. 1, 2015 4 years ago

Senior Calendar

Senior events abound

Altamonte Springs

AARP’s Driver Safety course, “Smart Driver,” will be held on Friday, July 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at One Senior Place, located at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. 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 is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non-members. For registration, call 407-949-6733.

Casselberry adult fitness classes

Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. It’s $49.99 a month for unlimited 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

Come see the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center Caregiver Support Group at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, and on the second Thursday of each month to follow at the Jean Rhein Central Branch Public Library, located at 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. For more information, please call 407-843-1910.

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 in June at 10:45 a.m. for Windows 7 and iPhone 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 (July 10 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 $50 a month. Visit for more information.


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 is closed Friday, July 3, for observance of Independence Day and will reopen Saturday, July 4.

A Hollywood Glam Senior Prom will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 2. The cost at the door is $4.

A mini health clinic will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 16. It’s free!

The Orlando Swing Band Dance is 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22. Cost at the door is $4.

The Monthly Birthday Party is at 2 p.m. Monday, July 27. It’s free!

Bingo is at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24. It’s free!

A patriotic ice cream social honoring veterans will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 31. 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.

Weekly dances are held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday at the Beardall Senior Center. It’s $4 to dance all night.

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!


Mah Jongg players meet weekly Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall, located at 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. For more information and to sign up at

Winter Springs Senior Center

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]

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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