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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7 years ago

Senior Calendar

Stay on your feet

Stay on your feet

The Center for Independent Living will offer a free six-week FUNctional Independence Training (F.I.T.) course that will teach participants how to prevent falls and maintain independence through exercise and creating a safe home environment. Classes run April 30 through June 18 at 720 N. Denning Drive, Winter Park. To register, contact Don Pirozzoli at 407-623-1070 ext. 135 or [email protected]

Avoiding financial exploitation

Legal Issues Affecting Seniors: The Elder Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association will host a seminar on Tuesday, May 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 Marks Street, Orlando. Topics will include: Prevention of Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation, The Impact of Legal Guardianship on You and Your Family, and The ABC’s of Medicare. A light breakfast will be served. Attendance is free, but space is limited, please call 407-422-3017 for reservations.

Social Security 101

The Commission on Aging presents “Social Security 101” at 1 p.m. May 8 at the Alafaya Branch Library, 12000 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, with the help of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Call 407-836-7446 for more information on this or other classes available.

Charting the Senior Years

Come to the “ Charting the Senior Years” seminar, from 6-7 p.m. May 21 at the Winter Park Community Center. Board certified elder law attorney Patricia Fuller and attorney Heather Kirson will discuss estate planning, advance directives, nursing home asset protection, Medicaid and veterans benefits. It’s free, but reservations are requested. It’s at 721 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Call 407-422-3017 for more information.

Maitland Senior Center Events

The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. in Maitland, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule, including the events below, 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 Audrey every Tuesday in May at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons. Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher.

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

Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in May 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 May at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend some time chatting with others and making new friends.

Join Esther every Tuesday in May at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. Cost of the class is $10 per month to the teacher.

Join us every Tuesday in May 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 May 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 May at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost of the class is a $2 donation to the teacher.

Join Ann every Friday in May for Recorder classes at 12:30 pm. 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. This city of Maitland Leisure Services program is a service presented in cooperation with the Senior Resource Alliance. Visit for more information.

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