Archive for April, 2012

Aqua Senior Class

TAC InsideLooking for a fun way to stay healthy, especially now with the hotter weather coming back? Triangle Aquatic Center and the Cary Senior Center have teamed up to bring Aqua Senior to life. Aqua Senior is similar to the classic Aqua Fit, but more suited for low-intensity workouts. Exercises are more gentle and ideal for those who suffer from arthritis or back pain.

This class is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 9AM to 10AM at the Triangle Aquatic Center. There are eight classes being offered beginning May 1 and ending May 24. Fees for the course are $51 for returning/registered members. Non-Residents should contact the Triangle Aquatic Center for more information. Their phone number is (919) 459-4045.

The Triangle Aquatic Center is located at 275 Convention Drive  Cary, NC 27511. For more information regarding the event, please call the Cary Senior Center at (919) 469-4081.

NEW Class – Dancin’ About for Parkinsons

Old Fashioned DancingIntroducing a new course designed to focus on dancing to control the body instead of everyday therapy. The course is built on techniques useful for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The instructor uses the mind, body, and emotion as well as thoughts, imagination, eyes, ears, and touch to make a more social and fun environment while learning to control the body.

This class is located in the ballroom of the Cary Senior Center and is taught by Sofia Hernandez. The class takes place on Thursdays from 10-11 am. The fees are $44 for returning/registered seniors and $58 for new seniors (per 4 week classes).

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place in Fred G. Bond Metro Park off of High House Road in Cary.

For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

Weekly Cards and Bingo Nights

Playing Card AcesHave a zest for fun? Join seniors at the Cary Senior center throughout the week for rousing card game nights. Bring a snack and invite a friend, you are sure to have a great time! On Mondays and Tuesdays, enjoy games of pinochle and hearts from 9am to noon in Classroom 303 (Note that there is no meeting on May 28th). Every Wednesday, senior women are invited to play angels from 11am to 3pm. Every Thursday is an open day for all levels of players for any card games, time is 9am to 11:30am. Registration is required to attend these events.

If card games aren’t your thing, come out every second and fourth  Tuesday of each month for Bingo! Cash and prizes are given out for winners. There is no registration necessary for this event, though $1 per bingo card is required. Bingo is located in the ballroom of the Senior Center from 1pm to 3:30pm.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place in Fred G. Bond Metro Park.

For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

Educate Yourself on High Blood Pressure

Hypertension ChartIn the dynamic field of health, it is always beneficial to stay informed. One good thing on which to educate oneself is high blood pressure, or hypertension. Blood pressure is a measurement of the force against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps blood through the body. Be educated further on the risks of high blood pressure through a resource class for seniors offered through the Cary Senior Center in the Town of Cary. Join local health experts as they explore health issues and answer questions provided voluntarily by guests during interactive lecture programs. In this course, participants will learn the causes of high blood pressure and how to change or lower these risks.

This lecture will be offered on Thursday, April 26th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Classroom 302 of the center. It is presented by Comfort Keepers.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place within Fred G. Bond Metro Park, near the intersection of NW Cary Parkway and NW Maynard Road.

For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

 

Learn How to Record Your Genealogy!

Genealogy TreeFamily history is something to be proud of. Learn how to make your own family history and genealogy through a class provided by the Cary Senior Center in the Town of Cary. This five-class course will teach students how to use the software program Millennia Legacy 7.4 Deluxe. Students will learn how to import genealogy information from different formats or from scratch, and from there create a family file that can be shared with all. Basic functions include citing sources, creating reports and charts, adding pictures and maps and videos to the file.

A flash drive is required for this class (1 GB or larger). These may be purchased on their own or at the front desk of the center for $10.

The course is taught Monday, Wednesday and Friday April 23rd to May 2nd. The time is 9:30 am to noon.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place within Fred G. Bond Metro Park. For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

Basic Computer Applications

Computer ArtIn a dynamic technological world, it can be difficult to understand and keep up. The basic applications course provided in the Cary Senior Center can help! The course provides an overview of Microsoft applications including Open Office, Microsoft Office, and others. Within these categories, applications cover word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation utilities. A flash drive is required for this course.

The course is offered for two different dates: Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday, May 3rd from 9:30 AM to noon. The course is $39 for new students and $30 for returning students.

The Cary Senior Center is located in Bond Park at 120 Maury O’Dell Place, near NW Maynard Road and NW Cary Parkway.

Call (919) 469-4081 for more information.

See A Screening of The Help

The Help (2011)Part of the Saturday Matinee Movies series. See what happens when a southern town’s unspoken code of rules and behavior is shattered by three courageous women who strike up an unlikely friendship in The Help (2011). The screening will be held from 1 to 3:30 PM on Saturday, April 21st in Room 303 of the Cary Senior Center located in Bond Park. After the movie, viewers are invited to discuss the movie.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Bond Park is located between NW Maynard Road and NW Cary Parkway.
Call (919) 469-4081 for more information.