Posts Tagged ‘resources for seniors’

Tai Chi for Health

The Cary Senior Center is offering two different classes for those interested in taking Tai Chi, one being a beginners level course and the other for more advanced students. Both classes will meet 8 times on Wednesday from March 27th until May 15th. For Cary residents the cost for the classes will be $37 and $48 for non-residents. Norma Ferrell will instruct both classes.
Beginner level: 11am – 11:50am. Learn movements 1-12 of Sun Style Form.
Advanced Level: Noon-12:50pm. 73 movements of Sun Style Form modified. (Prerequisite: You must know movements 1-41 of beginner and intermediate level of Sun Style Form.)

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Never too Old to Learn

Classroom 302 at the Cary Senior Center will be the location of a new computer class called: Never too Old to Learn. There are literally 100’s of free classes on the internet that you could be utilizing. This class is to teach you where to find them and how to use them as an educational resource. The class will be from 1:30 pm to 4pm Thursday, March 14th. This is a great opportunity to get some hands on work with a computer.

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Living Alone

Living alone is a great source of independence, but it can also come with a lot of work. I have a few tips to help you keep yourself on top of things and make your home for senior-safe.

1. Organize – Have a special place for all your essential items. Know where your list of phone numbers is, your wallet, medical cards, appointment cards and medications. Having a set area for each will help keep you organized so no appointments are missed and all medications are taken on time.

2. Have a Back Up System – This system does not have to be all that complex. Keep back up supplies in your house in case the power goes out or a storm leaves you stuck in-doors or a couple days. Things to always have ready: batteries, candles, matches, flashlights, canned foods, paper products, bottled water and maintain a well stocked freezer. These will give you and your family peace of mind in case anything happens.

3. Connect in your Community – Make it part of your routine to stop by the local senior center. Learn about different events going on and socialize with some new friends. You don’t have to end up spending all day every day there, but it is a great resource for seniors to use. Also, get to know your neighbors. Again, you don’t have to always interact with them or become best friends, but getting used to the daily routines around you can be helpful to you as well. If you ever need some sort of assistance, you know you can call Miss Kelly next door to watch Spot if you are going to get groceries or help carry those groceries in if she sees you struggling.

4. Make your Home Safe – Have a security system in your house that you are comfortable using. Replace mats in the bathroom with ones that have grips or even that extra railing so that both sides of the staircase are covered. Purchase an emergency bracelet and pendent to wear around your wrist and neck. The medical bracelet will help if you get lost or fall in a public place. The pendant can help you alert emergency services if you have fallen in your home and cannot get up. Also, have a system with family if they live nearby. Call them if you are going out and make sure you call back when you return home. This way, if they try to contact you and there is no answer, they will know that you simply stepped out for a carton of milk.

PC to iPad

Classroom 302 is hosting a series of classes on Apple Computer products at the Cary Senior Center! On January 16th there will be a class at 1:30 pm on how to easily move from a PC to an iPad. You may be worried that one class will not be all that you need, but the instructors are offering the class again on March 6th if you in need of a refresher! This class is free and open to Seniors 50 and up. Learn how to move your critical files, email accounts and how to use the web in this class. Also, we will be showing you Apps you can use to do the same tasks you were doing on your PC. We hope to see you this Wednesday!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

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