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Senior Calendar

Central Florida senior programs

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

The Maitland Senior Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, for Labor Day and will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Starting Thursday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m. we will be offering a beginning Italian language class. Classes will be one hour long and cost $3 per week. This class is limited to 12 people. Please call to reserve your spot!

Line Dancing is coming back! Starting Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. join Em for a two-hour beginner Line Dancing class. Classes will be $5 per week.

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

Join John every Monday Thursday, and Friday in August at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Starting in September this class will also be offered on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

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

Join Esther every Tuesday in August 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 in August 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 Ty every Wednesday in August at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you tend to get cold), and a small pillow.

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

Join Ann every Friday in August 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.

The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the 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. For more information, call1-800-96 ELDER (1-800-963-5337), email [email protected] or visit

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

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 Mondays, class is 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. And speaking of pro, at the ceramic show in February the Center’s group had three pieces selected for ribbons. Just to let you know, the little cat received the highest award given in ceramics so the girls need a big applaud.

Line Dancing — Monday and Thursday mornings 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. You may have seen them performing at one of our community events such as Hometown Harvest or the Winter Wonderland. They add so much to our entertainment. 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 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 Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 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 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? We have that too! 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 us 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.

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 we have a meal prepared for you.

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