South Iredell Senior Center – April 2012 Events

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APRIL 2012 UPCOMING EVENTS

SOUTH IREDELL SENIOR CENTER (SISC)

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

 

    202 North Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 662-3337 www.Iredellcoa.com. The Center’s monthly activities are also posted on the Better Business Bureau’s website: www.seniorgrapevine.org, and on Lake Norman.com

 

Gift for a Gift Bingo

Bring a prize and enjoy a morning of playing bingo and refreshments on Tues., April 3, 10, and 24 at South Iredell Senior Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Each person is to donate an item toward the game in order to play. Feel free to bring your favorite refreshment to share. Whether playing bingo or not, all bingo prize donations are appreciated and help to make the game that much more fun.

 

Yoga

Yoga is a great way to stay healthy, strengthen and tone your body. Yoga at the South Iredell Senior Center is taught by Debbie Wyatt, AFAA, Yoga certified instructor, every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $30 for a six week class session. The next session starts Wed., April 4, no class on April 11. Payment and pre-registration is required by April 3. Call 704-662-3337 for more information.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Are you one of over 44 million Americans who are providing unpaid and informal care to family members or friends?  If you provide help to a loved one, then POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS classes are for you! Learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate effectively with others and handle challenging situations. Learn how to: handle tough caregiving decisions, hold family meetings, family caregivers in the workplace, long distance caregiving, grandparents raising grandchildren, accessing local resources, how to handle grief, loss, end of life issues, and much more! This 6 week 2.5 hour course will enhance your caregiving skills and knowledge. Class dates are: April 4th, April 11th, April 18th, April 25th, May 2nd, and May 9th, 2012 from 1 to 3:30 pm held at South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115. There is no cost, but donations are greatly appreciated. Respite Care can be provided for your family member, but this must be reserved in advance. For more information or to register; contact Jackie Negley at (704)873-5171 or Ann Simmons at (704)878-3157. Thanks to NC Cooperative Extension, and Iredell Council on Aging for their cooperation with this project, provided by Legacy Health System.

 

Nothing to Sneeze About

Its spring time and that means allergies for a lot of people. Bayada Nursing will conduct a program on allergies at South Iredell Senior Center on Thurs., April 5 at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by April 2.

 

 

Beginner’s Tai Chi

The South Iredell Senior Center is now accepting registration for an evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. The class is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain. The instructor, Mike Gentile, AF Tai Chi Certified, states that every person, even those free of arthritis can benefit by taking the class. The class will meet every Monday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. starting April 9 and run for six weeks.  Because the Center has received a grant to offer the class, there is no actual set fee to participate in this one class.  However, the recommended cost sharing amount for the class is $36 for those who wish to help the Center provide additional evidence-based classes through their monetary support.  The facility and instructor can accommodate individuals interested in taking the class who have a physical disability or impairment. Please register by April 5. A commitment to attend the six week session is required to take the class. For more information call 704-662-3337.

 

Massage Therapy

A massage positively affects blood pressure, pulse, and skin temperature. It increases lymph flow rate by 7-9 times. Massages are now available at South Iredell Senior Center. The next sessions will be held on April 9, 10, and 11. Appointments are required. Massage therapy is particularly valuable for the problems associated with growing older. The benefits of massage encompass conditions that may arise with age, such as: muscular stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema. Massage encourages circulation, decreases muscular stiffness, and helps to decrease inflammation that may rest in the joints. Careful massage can help provide the elderly with symptomatic relief and enable seniors to extend the vitality in their lives. Senior rate is $20 for 30 minutes; $40 for 60 minutes. Call 704-662-3337 for an appointment.

 

Rubber Stamping

Create unique one-of-a-kind greeting cards on Thurs., April 12 from 1-3 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. Why not send a card that’s unique and one-of-a-kind? Come learn how. It’s so simple! Every person will leave the class with at least one completed card. The class will be instructed by Nancy McKay. The fee is $5 at the door and includes supplies.

 

FREE Popcorn & a Movie

Seniors are invited to enjoy complimentary popcorn and the movie “Dale” about Dale Earnhardt at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., April 13 from 1-3 p.m. This event is sponsored by Home Video Studio and Mooresville Historical Society.

 

Zumba Gold Dance

This class is a Latin-based fitness party with fun intergenerational music open to all senior adults starting Mon., April 16 from 10-11 a.m. The class is held at South Iredell Senior Center in conjunction with Fit Avenue. This is a fun way to get those extra holiday pounds off and stay in shape. Pre-registration and payment is required to the Senior Center by Thurs., April 12. Cost is $30 per person for the six week session.

Single Seniors

The SISC Single Seniors group will meet for on Mon., April 16 at noon at South Iredell Senior Center. Following the meeting the group will have lunch at the Fusion Bowl. The club focuses on making new friends, going places together and having an all-around good time. Come join us for great outings and fun activities!

 

Birthday Bingo

All seniors celebrating a birthday or not, are invited to play BINGO, win prizes, and have refreshments on Tues., April 17 at 1:30 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. Yes, there will be birthday cake and special recognition given to birthday ladies and gents. No fees or registration. Sponsors are Dudley’s Home Health, Inc. and Lake Norman Home Health.

 

AARP Drivers Safety Course

On Wed., April 18 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Don Higgie will instruct a driver’s safety course at South Iredell Senior Center. Students completing the course will receive a Drivers Safety Course certificate from AARP. Some insurance companies will give a discount upon completion of the course. Check with your auto insurance carrier. Cost of the course is $12 if an AARP member. Cost for non-members is $14.  Those taking the course need to arrive prior to 12:30 p.m. Members will be required to show their AARP card to Mr. Higgie on April 18. Checks should be made payable to AARP and are due to the Senior Center by Mon., April 16. Payment can be mailed to SISC, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville, NC 28115. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and indicate driver’s safety course.

 

Service for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

The deaf and hard of hearing can now receive services from the DHHS Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at South Iredell Senior Center on April 19,  27 and May 18.  Services include: advocacy, information, counseling, skills development and tools for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-impaired individuals and their families. Telecommunications access for all through relay services and assistive technology is available. Consultation and training is available for agencies, organizations and businesses such as law enforcement, hospitals, 911 call centers, churches and hotels – so that people with hearing loss may experience full access. For services and more information call 838-432-5335 voice or 828-432-5338 TTY.

 

Spring Table Designs and Centerpieces

This class will provide a demonstration and education on how to design center pieces and decorate your table for spring. A focus will be placed on how to choose and coordinate colors, height, etc. The class will be taught by Charlene Sims on Thurs., April 19 from 10-noon at South Iredell Senior Center. There is no fee, but registration is requested by April 17.

 

 “Salute to a Senior” Event

Hosted by Home Instead Senior Care, this event is to recognize the Mooresville “Salute to a Senior” nominations. The event will take place on Fri., April 20 from 2-4 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church Street in Mooresville. SISC is a non-profit that depends greatly on volunteers and is honored to be a sponsor of this event. If you volunteer in anyway for SISC, please accept our invitation to attend this event in your honor. Refreshments will be served. If you are a senior and would like to help us celebrate our volunteers and learn more about volunteering, please call 704-662-3337 to attend “Salute to a Senior” by April 16.

 

Crafts with Carolyn

Former teacher, Carolyn Hillegeist will teach you the art of candy making. All supplies are provided to make springtime bon bons, decorated chocolates and mints. The class will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., April 20 from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $3 per person. In order to plan for enough supplies, please register by Wed., April 18.

 

AARP Chapter

Will have a catered spring luncheon on Tues., April 24 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Everyone is invited to attend their regular meeting at 2 p.m. the 4th Tuesday in May, at South Iredell Senior Center. You do not have to be an AARP member to attend. Visitors and new members are welcome!

 

Book Discussion Group

Join a group of book lovers for a monthly book discussion. The group will meet on Tues., April 24 at 1 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. The reading assignment is any book by Dave Pelzer. All book lovers are welcome to join in the discussion.

 

Fall Prevention

Join South Iredell Senior Center on Mon., April 23 at 12:30 for an educational program on fall prevention. The program is being sponsored and conducted by Saylor Physical Therapy. A light lunch is included. Please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by April 18. Donations go to help support the Senior Center’s health promotion programs.

 

Bean Auction & Comedy Show

Come join the fun at a Bean Auction on Wed., April 25 from 1-3 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. Each person will get 20 beans and use them toward the items that are auctioned off. It is your choice as to how to spend your beans and which items you bid on. Following the auction laugh until it hurts during the comedy show. Refreshments will be provided. This event is being sponsored by Pinecrest. If you plan to attend please RSVP 704-662-3337 by April 23.

 

Arthritis

This program will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Thurs., April 26 at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be included. The program is being sponsored by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by April 23. Donations go to help support the Senior Center’s health promotion programs.

 

 

Gardening

It that time of year! Time to get those gardens planted. Join us as we learn about amending soil and the importance of using compost and mulch. Learn how to make and grow vegetables and flowers in a raised garden. Topics covered will also include how to plant a water wise garden, a shade garden with annuals and perennials, and how to create an herb garden, small yard garden and butterfly garden. This workshop will be taught by Barbara Howard at South Iredell Senior Center on Thurs., April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. If you plan to attend please register by April 23.

 

Changes to Long Term Care/Medicare

Come learn about the changes in Long Term Care/Medicare and how this will affect you or your loved ones? This program will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Mon., April 30 at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be included. This program is being presented and sponsored by Genesis HealthCare of Mooresville. Please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by April 23. Donations go to help support the Senior Center’s health promotion programs.

 

Mooresville History (a FREE presentation open to the public)

Everyone is invited to join Cindy Jacobs at South Iredell Senior Center as she educates and shares artifacts on Mooresville’s History, Tues., May 1 at 2 p.m. Enjoy the photographs, post cards, memories and exhibits of Mooresville people, places and events from 1873-1957.

 

Perfect Posture for Perfect Health

Dr. Cedermark, chiropractic & board eligible chiropractic neurologist, with Statesville Chiropractic Clinic will be at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., May 4 at 11:30 a.m. to conduct a workshop on spine health. The program will consist of learning how poor poster can cause pain and discomfort, how chiropractic works, and exercises that can help your nervous system. A FREE spinal alignment screening will be held as part of the workshop. A light lunch will also be included. Please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by April 27. Donations go to help support the Senior Center’s health promotion programs.

 

Iredell Senior Games Celebrates the Human Spirit

Attention all adults age 55+! It’s time for the annual Iredell Senior Games.  The games kickoff on Friday, May 11 with breakfast and opening ceremonies held at the Statesville Fitness & Activity Center. Competition events will start that afternoon with swimming, and run through May 29. Events include: bowling, billiards, table tennis, golf, swimming, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tennis, bocce, bean bag, archery, cornhole, cycling, fun walk, disc golf, basketball shoot, badminton, pickle ball, and track & field.  If you’re not into sports then maybe art is your thing.  Silver Arts include: heritage, visual, literary, and performing.  There is something for everyone. Senior Games is great fun and a good way to meet new people and make new friends.  The Games help you to keep your mind, body and spirit fit.  For more information about this year’s games or to volunteer call 704-878-3429.  Entry forms and event schedules are available at Statesville Recreation & Parks, Mooresville Recreation & Parks, Iredell Senior Center, and South Iredell Senior Center.  Iredell Senior Games is sanctioned by the NC Senior Games, Inc. and sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Aging.  Call now, and get ready for the time of your life. Hurry! Registration deadline is Mon., May 7, 2012.

 

Senior Luau Dance

Bring your leis and grass skirts, its Luau time at South Iredell Senior Center on Friday, May 18 from 5:30–8 p.m. A demonstration of how to choose cut and plant a pineapple will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your favorite snack or finger food to share. Please be sure to bring serving containers and utensils. Admission is $1. The Senior Center provides all paper goods. The Dance is open to all senior adults. Caregivers are welcome.  Come have fun, learn to hula and many other types of dancing. 

 

FREE Cholesterol & Blood Sugar Screening

The amount of cholesterol in your blood is a good predictor of your risk for heart disease and stroke. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will provide free cholesterol and blood sugar checks at South Iredell Senior Center on Tues., May 22 from 1 -2 p.m.  Don’t wait until it’s too late; know your cholesterol level and risk factor. No appointment needed.

 

Musical Bingo & Comedy Show

Seniors are invited to come play musical bingo using classic song titles from song snippets on Wed., May 30 at South Iredell Senior Center. Instead of numbers on the card, there are song titles to cover. If you have the song title that is playing on your bingo card, you put your chip down! Following the bingo fun, enjoy an episode of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast comedy show. Refreshments will be provided. This event is being sponsored by Pinecrest. If you plan to attend please RSVP 704-662-3337 by May 28.

 

Pigeon Forge & Smoky Mountains Show Trip Aug. 7, 8 & 9, 2012

Travel on a 55 passenger motorcoach to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee where you will spend two refreshing nights in a Smoky Mountain area hotel. The first night you will enjoy a delicious dinner and the brand-new Smoky Mountain Opry Show. This show brings the heart and soul of music onstage with its fabulous high-energy entertainment, featuring spectacular singing, outstanding choreography, and thrilling special effects. On day two you will begin the day with the Country Jamboree Breakfast Variety Show featuring the Blackwoods. You are in for a real treat when you meet this fabulous family, with their distinctive blend of talents. The Blackwood family has won 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards, and 5 All American Awards. After a delicious breakfast sit back and enjoy the harmonious sounds and hilarious comedy of the Blackwoods! This afternoon, you’ll visit Historic Old Mill Square with its unique shops. In the evening, you will have a fabulous meal and a theatrical extravaganza at the Hatfield-McCoy Dinner Theatre, the Romeo and Juliet of the Mountains…with Blue Grass Country Music, singing and dancing with hilarious comedy and fun. On day three following a continental breakfast, your morning will be brightened with the Patty Waszak Show.  This talented entertainer will wow you by playing an array of 30 instruments and fun-filled tunes. Join us for this fun-filled trip and the cool breeze of the Smoky Mountains. Cost is $249 per person based on double occupancy only. If interested please make a $20 deposit per person to SISC by April 13.

 

Art

Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, seniors who love art gather at South Iredell Senior Center to share ideas, friendship and their desire to paint. They enjoy helping newcomers develop their art skills or learn new ones. Come join us for some fun art. We love to share our passion for painting.

 

Assistive Devices

Assistive Devices are available through South Iredell Senior Center’s loan closet, such as walkers, bath benches, wheelchairs, etc. If you are a senior and in need of an item or know of someone who is, please check with the Center for a listing of items available to be loaned. There is no charge and you use the item for as long as you need it! For details call 704-662-3337.

 

Basic Computer Tutoring

FREE one-on-one tutoring with Jayne Noto is available at South Iredell Senior Center every Friday. Call the Center for more information, 704-662-3337.

 

Basic Plus Line Dancing

Line Dancing is an excellent way to have fun while you exercise your body and mind. The “Footloose” line dance class at South Iredell Senior Center offers “basic plus” instructions. The class is led by Ethel Mercer every Thursday from 2-4 p.m.  No fee!

 

Beginner’s Table Tennis

Come learn the game of table tennis and get a great workout for FREE. The game is lots of fun and helps you burn up those unwanted calories. There is no charge for the class. Participants meet at South Iredell Senior Center every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Table tennis is a sanctioned event by North Carolina Senior Games and is offered every Spring as a competitive event by Iredell Senior Games.

 

Bible Study

Every Thursday at 10 a.m. a wonderful group meets at South Iredell Senior Center for Bible Study.  The group is led by Lorra Lee Holshouser.  Newcomers are welcome. Please join us.

 

Blood Pressure Screenings at South Iredell Senior Center

1st Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. provided by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

2nd Thursday from 12-2 p.m. provided by Home Instead Senior Care

3rd Wednesday from 10 a.m. – noon provided by Gentiva Home Health

4th Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. provided by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

 

Card Games

Calling all card players! Pinochle, Mah Jongg, Cards and Chat, Rummi Kub, Bridge, Poker, Hand and Foot, and Canasta are just some of the card games played at the Senior Center. We would love to have you join in the games. Check with South Iredell Senior Center for playing times and more information.

 

Crochet Class

If you are interested in being part of a crocheting group or learning how to crochet, join a crochet group at South Iredell Senior Center every Monday from 10 a.m.-noon. The class enjoys great fellowship while working on a variety of projects.  No Fee!

 

Drop-in/Open Activities at SISC M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Arts/Crafts, Billiards, Cards, Computer Lab, Coupon Center, Crocheting, Exercise Room/Equipment, Games, Indoor Walking/Silver Striders, Jigsaw Puzzles, Library, Lounge/Magazine Center, Quilting/Sewing, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis, Volunteering, etc.

 

Embroidery/Needlework

Learn how to do hand embroidery and needlework for FREE with ladies at South Iredell Senior Center as they enjoy each others’ company and share their talents. Whether you are a beginner or just looking to join the group, we would love to see you at 1 p.m. every Wednesday.

 

Folk Art Sewing

This sewing class is open to anyone interested in sharing in the art of sewing. The class meets at 9 a.m. at South Iredell Senior Center on the 1st Monday of every month and is led by Judee Lefler. Newcomers welcome!

 

FREE Hearing Screening at South Iredell Senior Center

The 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9 a.m. – noon, provided by Carolina Audiology. Individuals that are on a fixed income who have hearing difficulties can receive FREE hearing aids through Hearing Aid for You, Inc. as part of a state program. Call 704-663-0223 for more information.

 

FREE Senior Counseling Services & Enrollment Assistance (by appointment)

Legal Aid of NC services. Call 1-877-579-7562 to schedule an appointment – Region F.

Long-Term Care Counseling is offered the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Senior Legal Services and Counseling is offered the 1st Wednesday of every month.

Nursing Home & Assistive Living counseling the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Social Security on-line enrollment is offered M-F 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) – Medicare and Insurance Counseling.  Volunteer counselors trained by the NC Dept. of Insurance provide free individual assistance to people who are Medicare eligible.  Counselors advise about Medicare, Medicare Part D, Low-Income Subsidy Assistance, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, long – term care insurance, assist with billing problems and Medicare fraud and abuse.  Call 704-873-8568 for an appointment.

All counseling service and enrollment assistance is held at South Iredell Senior Center by appointment. There is no fee, but donations are appreciated. A Hispanic speaking interpreter to assist with these counseling services can be available upon request.  For more information call South Iredell Senior Center.

 

Knitting, Crochet & Crafts

Every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. led by Carol Steinmetz. Everyone is welcome!

 

Line Dancing

It’s high time you kicked up those heels and let the fun take over your weekly exercise program. Yes, a workout can be fun! You’ll enjoy a variety of music surrounded by friends as you exercise to the beat. The line dancing class is led by Kathy Strantz every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. The best part is there’s no cost.  You won’t believe how good you’ll look and how much better you’ll feel.  

 

Mah Jongg

It’s not just a game! Mah Jongg is definitely a social outing where laughs and commiserations are shared.  In part, it’s the camaraderie, but there is something else, something unexplainable about the game, that bonds people. Some have summed up the version of the centuries old Chinese tile game as a, ‘rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards.’  With unique rules and personal strategies one keeps to oneself. The goal is to match your “hand” with one of several different types of “hands” on a National Mah Jongg League card.  There are 152 tiles played in one game, each player starting with 13 tiles.  The player’s tile combination constantly changes because he or she either picks new tiles or, takes those discarded by another player.  To win, a player must match up 13 tiles and then pick a 14th tile to complete the “hand.” “Defensive playing,” where you try to figure out what someone else is playing and hold those tiles back is part of the game. And another interesting aspect is you don’t play with a partner.  If you make a wrong decision, it’s your wrong decision.  If you win, it’s all because of you! Once you learn the game, it becomes addictive. So if you’re looking for a fun, stimulating, social game, Mah Jongg is just the game for you. We’d like to play with you and/or teach you Mah Jongg according to the National Mah Jongg League rules, for the beginner or experienced player. Come join us!

 

Men’s Billiards

Every Tuesday at 9 a.m. come join the guys in a good game of pool. It’s a fun game that can bring out the competitiveness in everyone. It’s also a great way to stay in practice for Senior Games. The billiards room is available to senior adults as an open activity through out the week. Call for specific times.

 

Men’s Cards

Gather up those good old boys and come join in a game of cards the 1st, 3rd. & 5th Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. Bring some good jokes and your best poker face!

 

Mexican Train

A form of dominos meets every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and yes, you do actually hear the train whistle.  Its lots of fun. You are sure to have a blast!

 

Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters’ Guild

Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St. Visitors are welcome.  For information call Jean Cable 704-929-1170.

 

Need Information and Assistance?

The South Iredell Senior Center provides Information and Assistance for the following, note *services provided directly by the Senior Center/ICOA: Adult Day Care/Day Health, Adult Protective Services, Affordable Housing, *Caregiver Support Group/Classes, *Disaster Preparation/Planning/Response, Emergency Food, Energy Assistance, *Evidence-Based Health Programs *Fitness & Health Promotion, *Weight Loss & Nutrition Education, *Health Screenings, Help for People with Disabilities, *Home Delivered Meals, Home Health/Nursing Services, Home Repair/Modifications, Hospice Care, *In-Home Aide Services, *Insurance Counseling, *Legal Services, Long Term Care Facilities, Medicare/Medicaid, Medical Equipment, Mental Health Services, *Prescription Assistance, *Recreation/Social Activities, Rehabilitation Services, *Respite Care, Reverse Mortgage Counseling, *Self-Help/Support Groups, *Senior Games, *Social Security Benefits, *Tax Preparation & Counseling, Telephone Reassurance, *Training/Job Placement, *Transportation, *Volunteer Opportunities, Weatherization, and more…please contact staff at the South Iredell Senior Center, 704-662-3337 for assistance.

 

Night Activities:

Table Tennis, Bridge and Dancing. Call the Senior Center for days and times. Don’t miss out. Come join the fun! Other senior groups interested in meeting at night should contact the Senior Center.

 

Odds & Ends Sale

South Iredell Senior Center has an odds and ends sale Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Be sure to stop by and shop for some great deals. Remember, one person’s junk could be another’s treasure. If you have items in good condition that you would like to donate for the sale, drop them by the Senior Center. Please no books, clothes, or heavy items. Used jewelry is very much needed. Donation forms are available for tax purposes.  Thanks for helping!

 

Readers Theatre Offers Free Entertainment

The SISC Readers Theatre is a fun and exciting group that love to perform in the community for FREE as part of an outreach effort. They offer a wide range of performances, some of which include funny but educational material that address such issues as ageism, social security, medication safety, stereotyping, age discrimination and other skits just to make you laugh. They even have a puppet show designed for kids or anyone who’s interested in puppet theater. If you would like the Readers Theatre Group to perform for your group or club, call South Iredell Senior Center 704-662-3337. Skits and programs can be geared toward specific groups. Sponsors, new members, and volunteers are encouraged to get involved with the Readers Theatre. No experience is necessary. Come have fun, feel younger and be proactive in maintaining good mental health.  The Readers Theatre is led by Rodney Nall.

 

Sit & Fit Chair Exercise

Are you exercising at least 2-3 times a week? Statistics show that as we age, we lose muscle mass and bone density. The only thing we can do to slow this normal aging process is do weight baring exercises. Get fit, build muscle, strengthen bones, and reach out for good health.  Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. during a chair exercise workout at the South Iredell Senior Center. The class is free and open to any senior adult interested. Participants should wear something comfortable that gives with movement and bring hand weights or water bottles for weight bearing exercises. Did you know that cardio physical fitness is the strongest factor in maintaining one’s cognitive memory? To be well, you have to show up and actively participate.

 

Support Groups held at South Iredell Senior Center

*Stroke Survivor Support Group meets the 1st Thursday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. The group reaches out to individuals in the community and supports them in coming to terms with how their life has changed and issues they face in every day life.

*Diabetes Support Group meets on the 4th Monday at 12 noon.

*Dementia Support Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday at 2 p.m. and is designed for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Daycare provided upon prior request and arrangement. These support groups are open to the community. This group is supported by the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain. Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, it’s good for the body, mind and spirit. Tai Chi may help some individuals to improve high blood pressure, muscle tone, circulation, flexibility, aching backs and joints. Tai Chi has even helped some to lose weight. Classes are instructed by Mike Gentile, a certified physical trainer, AF instructor, and Reiki Master. Open Tai Chi classes meet at South Iredell Senior Center every Monday from 11 a.m. – noon for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. Cost is $6 per person per class at the door.

 

Volunteers Needed

South Iredell Senior Center is in need of volunteers for the following: Readers Theatre, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer, outreach exercise classes, Meals on Wheels delivery person, transportation to SISC, entertainers, greeters, caller for bingo, SISC outreach, SISC scrap booking, friendly caller, Red Hats Society group leader, Coordinator for a Hip Hop Dance Group, SISC Fundraiser events, and any volunteer willing to teach and share their talents with others. Volunteer Instructors needed for: Learning to Live a Healthier Life, Healthy Changes (Diabetes Self Management), Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, cake decorating, art, candy making, clogging, small engine repair, intro to face book, create your own web site, tap dancing, basket weaving, shuffleboard, and square dancing. Volunteers are one of our greatest resources. You make the Senior Center GREAT! Every volunteer and every effort is appreciated. Please come by the Senior Center front desk if you can help.

 

Walk Away the Pounds

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at South Iredell Senior Center, you can join an enthusiastic group that will help you walk away your pounds or just walk for your health. Come get fit! NO FEE! Come when you can, but the more often you attend the healthier you’ll be and the more fit you will become!

 

Water Exercise

SISC water aerobics, back, arthritis workouts, and water walking exercise classes are taught by certified instructors. Classes are open to all seniors age 60 or better with priority given to Iredell County residents. Information on guidelines and fees are available upon request. It is recommended that new participants observe their class of choice before registering. Private lessons are also available for the disabled, visually or physically impaired. Call the Senior Center for more detailed information.

 

Wish List

Items needed by the South Iredell Senior Center include: Two computers -2000 version or newer, multi-media projector, table tennis robot, old cell phones (no chargers please), free standing bulletin board, four sturdy easels, new billiard balls and cue sticks, stair stepper, working sewing machines, new table cloths and kitchen hand towels, ribbon, silk flowers, baskets, craft supplies, games, all cotton yarn and fabric, ½ yard + upholstery fabric, hand-made crafts, gift wrap/bags, used jewelry, any kind of knick-knack items for the odds & ends sale table, office supplies – copy paper, pens, pencils, paper clips, staples, tape, highlighters, receipt books, post-it notes, etc. HP printer ink cartridges – color # 23, 78 & 97, black # 45, 21, 15 & 96, others will be accepted as well. Donations may be dropped off at the Senior Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All monetary donations are appreciated. Thanks to all who help support the Senior Center! A donation form is provided for tax purposes.

 

Women’s Billiards

Every Monday at 2 p.m. a special time is set aside at the Senior Center for women to play billiards together. It’s a fun game that can bring out the competitiveness in everyone. It’s also a great way to stay in practice for Senior Games.

 

Woodcarving

Taught by Jack Kreckman. This class is for men and women of any skill level. Beginners are welcome. No experience necessary. The class meets every Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Beginners are taught from 9-11 a.m. Tools and materials are required, but can be purchased through the instructor.

 

Writing Senior Memories

How many times have you said, “One of these days I’m going to write that story down,” or “Someday I’m going to journal all those experiences to pass down to my grandchildren,” and some day never seems to come? Joining a writing group can be a great first step to helping yourself reach that goal, not to mention a lot of fun. Join in every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. No experience necessary!

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