Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Fall Line Dancing Party

Come on out to the Cary Senior Center in Cary on Friday, October 4th for a Line Dance Party! Registration is required though so make sure you secure your spot today. The cost is $10 per person. There will be music played from yesterday and today, along with dancing and hors d’oeuvres. The fun starts at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

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Social Knitting

Whether you are looking for time to finish a project or to start a new one, join us in classroom 303 at the Cary Senior Center for some knitting! Every Tuesday starting January 22nd through May 14th, we will be meeting up to simply knit and make some friends. Share your creative ideas with one another and help turn that lumpy scarf into the perfect gift for your Granddaughter. If needed, help will be provided. Meetings start at 12:30 pm. Can’t make it every Tuesday? That is perfectly fine, we would love to have you whenever you are available!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Trivia Question

Brookdale Senior Living likes to send out trivia questions with prizes for seniors! This morning the questions asked was:

Be the first to respond to Cyndi with the correct answer and receive a $10 gas card!

In respect to “recovering from the holidays”, we are making this an easy one….

How many Brookdale communities are in the Raleigh/Durham Triangle area??

*Hint:  See below

Contact Cynthia at: CFreed@brookdaleliving.com

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Walking for Wellness and Fun

Get on your walking shoes and face that winter weather head on! From 9 am until 10:30 am join us at Bond Park Community Center for an open gym format walk workout (yes, that is quite a mouth full!). This event is free and open to the public, but you must be 16+ to participate. Walks take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 3rs through June 13th. You can join us at any time, you don’t have to come to every session. If you are interesting in additional walking opportunities, then please call the number below for more information.

Location: 150 Metro Park Drive

Phone: (919) 462-3970

Senior Citizen: For Beginners

Welcome! You have become a senior citizen! You may be at the 55 level where you start looking at retirement in a few years and discounts or the 60 level where retirement is right at your doorstep. No matter what step of the process you are in, we welcome you. Here I have some tips to help you along the path of being a senior citizen.

First of all, this is a time for celebration! You have come a long way and still have a full life in front of you. Plan a trip with friends or your significant other, have a night out to dinner or to a show. You may not feel like this is something to celebrate, but we feel that it is and you should see it this way as well.

Second, make sure you plan some doctor’s appointments. Yes, this one doesn’t sound as exciting, but it is best to do a couple checkups and see about maintaining your health through a healthy diet and exercise. While you’re out at those checkups, make an appointment with your social security office. Talk about where you are and when you are planning to retire. You’ll need to find out when to file for benefits and how to go about receiving Medicare coverage.

Finally, sign yourself up for some sort of fitness class. Now that you have talked to the doctor you can plan what kind of work out is best for you. The best part is, you might not have to go to the gym to do so! Check out your local Senior Center and see if they have some equipment or classes you can look into. While you’re there, look at some of the social events and trips they have planned out. Make some new friends and make a plan to go out and do something at least once a month. There are a whole bunch of opportunities open for you, all you need to do is seek them out!

Happy Holidays

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON

Pets?

Pets make wonderful companions for all ages, but there are so many more benefits for the elderly to have one. Did you know that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, decrease need for medicine and even reduce pain after an operation? A pet is a great source of mutual affection, especially for those who have lost a loved one. Pets even help alleviate symptoms of depression and sometimes physical ailments. Having a dog for example can encourage the owner to start taking more walks and getting necessary exercise. All states now allow for pets in nursing homes because of the benefits they have. Whether you live alone or in a home, a pet can help brighten your day and enrich  your quality of life.

Fireworks!

Do you have anything planned for tomorrow?  Well, why not bring your grand kids out to Koka Booth Amphitheatre for a day of fun, free events?  The Koka Kids Clubs will be stationed lake side with numerous activities going on for children of all ages!  There will be face painting, magic shows, a scavenger hunt and a video game truck.  After these activities (from 3 pm to 7 pm) take time to grab a bite to eat and set up before the fireworks display at 9 pm.  Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax on during the show.

Location: 8003 Regency Parkway

Phone: (919) 462-2052

Evening Bunco

Have you joined in on one of America’s favorite dice games?  Every fourth Thursday of the month from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the Cary Senior Center, you can meet, bring snacks to share and play as many games as you would like!  No prizes are awarded, this is just for fun.  You do not need to bring money to exchange either.  Come out to meet new people and let the good times roll!

Location: Cary Senior Center Classroom 303
120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081