Senior Center of York September Events
Submitted by Gail Whittaker

A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York. Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age. The Senior Center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rte. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Senior Center is closed all on all county holidays. Reservations are required for all sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, stop by or call 890-3444. For more information, please visit CommunityServices.

Senior09 imageComputer Lab General Use.
Computers in the Senior Center’s Computer Lab are available for general use Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Patrons must sign in at the front desk to use the computers. Note: From late September through late June, the lab is reserved for computer classes on Tuesdays. For information on upcoming computer classes or availability, please call the Senior Center at 890-3444.

New, After-Hours Fun…"Jam-Along and Sing-Along” - Mondays, September 12 and September 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
This is a great time for seniors to enjoy music together! This is an "all-comers” program for seniors who play an instrument such as the guitar, banjo, mandolin or harmonica, as well as those who sing and those who just prefer listening! Bring a friend and mark your calendars for the second and fourth Mondays of each month! For information, please call the Senior Center at 890-3444.

September Craft, "Embellished Note Pad” - Monday, September 19, at 10 a.m.
Are you tired of losing your notes? Come make an attractive 5” x 7” cover for your loose notes. Please call 890-3444 or sign up at the front desk by Thursday, September 15 so we have adequate materials on hand.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Monday, September 19, and Tuesday, September 20.
This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will be held Monday, September 19, from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m., and Tuesday, September 20, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The cost for the two-day program is $15 for members of AARP and $20 for nonmembers. Fees should be paid by check and made out to AARP. Class registration may be made in person at the Senior Center, by phone or by mail. NOTES: AARP membership, which cannot be processed the day of a class, is not required for class registration. There is no "behind the wheel” driving performed in this program. Drivers age 55 or better must attend both classes to receive the state mandated three-year automobile insurance reduction. Many insurance companies are giving insurance reductions to drivers age 50+ with the same attendance requirements. Those less than age 55 should check with their insurance company to see if they are entitled to the three-year insurance reduction. Please call the Senior Center at (757) 890-3444 for more information.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop beginning Tuesday, September 20.
This free, six-week program includes materials and will be held at the Senior Center on Tuesdays, September 20 through October 25, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program was devised through research performed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and disease-specific education for persons with chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, depression and many others. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. The program is co-sponsored by the Peninsula Health District and the Peninsula Agency on Aging. Space is limited! Please register by Friday, September 16, by calling the Senior Center at 890- 3444.

September Birthday Bash - Friday, September 23, at 1 p.m.
Have a fun, toe-tapping and foot stomping time with the sweet sounds of Elderberry Jam! This group performs folk ballads and is a wonderful blend of blue grass and classic country music. Remember, you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to come join the fun! Cake and beverages will be served. Call the Senior Center at 890-3444 to save your spot!

Coloring Book Craze - Tuesday, September 27, at 10 a.m.
Join us for the enjoyable coloring fad that’s sweeping the country! Patron Laurel Vander Jeugdt will lead this program in which participants will use more advanced patterns while learning new coloring techniques that make their pictures even more beautiful. Please sign up at the front desk or by calling the Senior Center at 890-3444 by Friday, September 23.

Culture Day, "Crabtree Collection of Miniature Ships” - Wednesday, September 28, at 1 p.m.
Join us as Ron Lewis, Ship Scholar of the Mariner’s Museum, returns to the Senior Center to discuss the museum’s collection of miniature ships and how they relate to the story of the evolution of ships from the raft to steam power. The talk also includes biographical information on August Crabtree, the wood carver for this model ship collection. Please sign up at the front desk or call 890-3444.

Mark Your Calendar: Senior Center of York 25th Anniversary.
Please mark your calendar for Friday, November 4, at 1 p.m. to join us for this very special event!


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