South Iredell Senior Center – September 2012 Events

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SEPTEMBER 2012 UPCOMING EVENTS

SOUTH IREDELL SENIOR CENTER (SISC) www.Iredellcoa.com

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

202 North Church St., Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 662-3337. For transportation call 704-663-5112. 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

Exciting things are in store! Come join us for fellowship, fun and prizes on Tues., Sept. 4, 11, & 25. Please bring a new household item valued at least $1 for the bingo prize table (e.g. paper products, liquid soap, dish towel, potholder, microwave popcorn, candy, etc.) No items with business logos PLEASE! The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. 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.

 

Table Tennis Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to play table tennis and the rules that apply? Here’s your chance, Tom Miller will be at South Iredell Senior Center on Tues., Sept. 4          from 2-3 p.m. for anyone serious about learning the game of table tennis. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Table tennis is a sanctioned event by North Carolina Senior Games and is offered every spring as a competitive event by Iredell Senior Games.

 

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 will start on Wed., Sept. 5. Pre-registration is required by payment prior to Tues., Sept. 4. Call 704-662-3337 for more information.

 

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 Mon., Sept. 10 & 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 a 30 minute session. Call 704-662-3337 for an appointment.

 

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

The Senior Center is now accepting registration for an evidence based exercise program. This six week recreational program is highly recommended by the Arthritis Foundation and will be held at the Senior Center every Tuesday from 10:45-11:45 a.m. starting Sept. 11 through Oct. 16, 2012. Although this one hour class is designed for people with arthritis, it is open to all senior adults. Exercise and stretching should be a part of a person’s routine no matter what age they are. There is no fee to take the class, but a commitment to attend and prior registration is required by Sept. 10, 2012. For more information or to register call the Senior Center at 704-662-3337. The facility and instructor can accommodate individuals interested in taking the class who have a physical disability or impairment.

 

Rubber Stamping

Create unique one-of-a-kind greeting cards on Thurs., Sept. 13 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 and lots of creative fun! 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.

 

Wounds and When to Seek Treatment

Do you have a wound or area that seems to never heal. Perhaps it gets better for a little while but doesn’t actually completely heal. A representative from Iredell Memorial Hospital will be presenting on wound care held at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Sept. 21. A light lunch will be included. To attend the presentation, please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by Mon., Sept. 17. This program is for educational purposes only and is open to all senior adults.

 

Single Seniors

The SISC Single Seniors group will meet on Mon., Sept. 17 at noon at South Iredell Senior Center and will include a cover dish luncheon. Fill a basket with your favorites to share and join us at noon for a covered dish luncheon, with lots of fellowship and fun. 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 Bash

All seniors celebrating a birthday or not, are invited to play BINGO, win prizes, and have refreshments on Tues., Sept. 18 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.

 

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 Thurs., Sept. 20. 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 an appointment and more information call 828-432-5335 voice or 828-432-5338 TTY.

 

Are You Struggling to Read the Small Print?

There will be a free Low Vision Clinic on Fri., Sept. 21 at South Iredell Senior Center provided by Metrolina Association for the Blind. Dr. N. Elaine Osborne, OD, and the low vision staff aboard the Mobile Low Vision Clinic will provide low vision evaluations. There is help if you or your loved one is losing their vision. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Maggie Edmunds, MAB Case Manager for South Iredell County 704-887-5100.

 

Crafts with Carolyn

Former teacher, Carolyn Hillegeist will teach you how to create unique herbal soaps for yourself or gifts. All materials are provided to make several different shaped soaps. The class will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Sept, 21 from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $3 per person. Please register by Wed., Sept. 19 in order to plan for enough supplies.

 

Disaster Preparedness

Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere, including Iredell County.  Now is the time to learn how to make an emergency preparedness plan in order to be better prepared for disasters.  This September is FEMA’s National Preparedness Month Campaign: Pledge to Prepare. The Iredell County Health Department Emergency Preparedness Division will hold a disaster preparedness workshop at the South Iredell Senior Center from 12-1 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 24. Sam Migit, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the Iredell County Health Department will train you how to be better informed of warnings, how to make an emergency supply kit for your home or business and the best ways to make a disaster plan. Please call 704-662-3337 if you plan to attend.

 

Learn to Live a Healthier Life

This FREE class focuses on learning to live a healthier life with chronic health problems, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. Classes are highly participative. Mutual support and success build participant confidence in their own ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Subjects covered will include: dealing with frustration, fatigue and pain, exercising for improving strength, flexibility and endurance, appropriate use of medications, how to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals, nutrition and how to evaluate treatments. This six weeks evidence-based class will be taught from Sept. 25 through Oct. 30 on Tuesdays from 10-12:30 p.m. Space is limited, so if you are interested, please call South Iredell Senior Center to register. Participants will receive training materials, a book and refreshments. Registration is taken on a first come, first serve basis. In order to be enrolled for the class, attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory, no late admissions. Call 704-662-3337 to register and learn how to live a healthier life!

 

National Senior Center Month Celebration 

South Iredell Senior Center celebrates National Senior Center Month with a special program that hits home for many senior adults, the risk of falls. We all know that the risk of falls increase as we grow older. Studies show that about one-third of the population over the age of 65 fall each year. As part of this celebration, BAYADY Home Health Care will present a community wellness program to shape positive health and safe behaviors among older adults and their families that can help to prevent falls. Following the program SISC Readers Theatre Serendipity Players will perform and entertain with lots of laugh. This celebration will begin at noon on Tues., Sept. 25 at South Iredell Senior Center. A light lunch will be included for those that RSVP to 704-662-3337 by Fri., Sept. 21.

 

Beginner’s Tai Chi (AF)

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 Mon., Sept. 24 and continue 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 Thurs., Sept. 20. A commitment to attend the six week session is required to take the class. For more information call 704-662-3337.

 

Book Discussion Group

Join a group of book lovers for a monthly book discussion. The group will meet on Tues., Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. The reading assignment is any book by Ken Follett. All book lovers are welcome to join in the discussion.

 

Mooresville AARP Chapter

AARP will have a fall luncheon, Dutch treat at the Captain’s Galley on Tues., Sept. 25 at noon. RSVP to September’s AARP Hospitality Chairman if you plan to attend.

 

Educating Caregivers

How to get your aged parent or loved one to realize they need assisted or skilled living care, and what signs you need to look for in determining that need. Designed for caregivers this workshop will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 11-12. A light lunch will be included to help accommodate work schedules. Although this workshop targets caregivers and individuals responsible for the care of an older adult, it is open to anyone interested. Call 704-662-3337 by Thurs., Sept. 20 for reservations. The workshop is sponsored by Homewatch CareGivers.

 

Having Trouble Sleeping?

Lake Norman Regional Cardiopulmonary Department will present on sleeping disorders at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Sept, 28 at 11:30 a.m. Topics will include causes of sleep disorders, diagnosis, and treatment options. A light lunch will be included. To attend, please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by Tues., Sept. 24.

Senior Dance -Western Cowboy Style 

Its round-up time in the coral at South Iredell Senior Center! Rounding up all seniors for Fri., Sept. 28 from 5:30–8 p.m.; put on those cowboy boots for some boot stomping spur kicking fun! Don’t forget the range, the stove range that is and cook up you favorite grub to share. Don’t forget 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 learning a variety of dancing and kick up those heels western style.

 

Matter of Balance

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is a program for you. Fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends. A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent. A Matter of Balance is designed for seniors age 60+ to reduce their fear of falling and increase their activity level. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. This FREE program is being offered through South Iredell Senior Center and will be taught at the Selma Burke Center. The four week class will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon starting Oct. 2 – Oct. 25. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served. In order to be enrolled for the class, attendance at the first class meeting is mandatory, no late admissions. Call the Senior Center at 704-662-3337 to register. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by Fri., Sept. 21.

 

Decorating for fall 

This class will focus on fall designs, table settings and centerpieces for the holidays, autumn and Thanksgiving. You will learn unique ways of turning your living area into a showy fall display. The class will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Thurs., Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. There is no fee, but registration should be made by Tues., Oct. 16, 704-662-3337.

 

Flu Season is just Around the Corner

Iredell Health System will provide flu vaccines for adults 18 years and older at the Mooresville Senior Center on Fri., Oct. 19th from 10a.m.-2 p.m. If your Medicare card is presented they will file Medicare. Otherwise the coat is $25 per person.

 

Senior’s Health and Caregiver’s Expo

On Fri., Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. South Iredell Senior Center will host a Senior Health & Caregiver’s Expo. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about programs and services, health education, get FREE health screenings, Flu vaccine, booth give-a-way items, and a chance to win a great door prize (one prize per adult, must be present to win). Also available will be information on the new changes in Medicare. The event is open to the general public. Organizations and businesses wishing to participate should contact the Senior Center now for a booth.

 

Belk Charity Sale Fundraiser

In October, South Iredell Senior Center will be selling Belk Charity tickets.  The center participates in this event each spring and fall as an annual fundraiser.  We are asking for you to please help the Senior Center by purchasing at least one $5 ticket at our facility on 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. The purchase of a ticket will get you $5 off of your Belk’s purchase during the sale in November, date TBA. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can buy or use, but only one $5 off ticket may be used per purchase. If you don’t think you will use the ticket, give it to a family member, friend, or neighbor. Going to be out of town? You can pre-shop with your Belk card within ten days before the sale and still get the same sale prices. Your ticket is good at any Belk store during the Charity Sale. Remember, discounts on special items are only discounted for this special sale. Tickets will be available at the South Iredell Senior Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. the entire month of October. Please buy your ticket and help support the Senior Center.

 

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, blood sugar and blood pressure checks at South Iredell Senior Center on Tues., Nov. 27 from 1 -2 p.m.  Don’t wait until it’s too late; know your cholesterol level and risk factor. No appointment needed.

 

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. Participants meet at South Iredell Senior Center every Tuesday from 1-2 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

The group meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday at South Iredell Senior Center.  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 our 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!

 

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.

 

FREE Senior Counseling Services & Enrollment Assistance (by appointment)

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

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.

 

Help the Senior Center – Rewards Program

Please register your Food Lion MVP/rewards card to the Senior Center and every time you shop and buy Food Lion brand products, the Center will receive $$$. If you need help registering, call your rewards number into the Senior Center and SISC staff will register your card for you. It’s as easy as that! Our goal is to have every participant registered. There’s no cost to you and it’s a great way to help the Center. SISC can register anyone’s reward number to the Senior Center, so invite your family, friends and neighbors to join in the cause.

 

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. The group meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. Come learn Mah Jongg according to the National Mah Jongg League rules, for the beginner or experienced player.

 

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, *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 Serendipity Players of the South Iredell Senior Center 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 always welcome to be a part of the Serendipity Players. No experience is necessary. Come have fun, feel younger and be proactive in maintaining good mental health.  The Readers Theatre Group 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.

*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.

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

 

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, SISC outreach, SISC scrap booking, friendly caller, leader for a puppet theatre, travel club group leader, shuffleboard leader, SISC Fundraiser events, and any volunteer willing to teach and share their talents with others. Volunteer Instructors needed for: Euchre card game, cake decorating, art, candy making, clogging, small engine repair, intro to face book, create your own web site, tap dancing, women’s billiards, basket weaving, 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!

 

Supporting the Senior Center

You can support your Senior Center by making a donation, a memorial gift or gift in honor of a loved one. The Senior Center has individuals that have attended the Center for many years and this is always a very meaningful way to remember and honor them.  As a non profit 501c agency, donations made to the Senior Center are tax deductible.                                         

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South Iredell Senior Center Donation

Name ___________________________________   Telephone # ___________________

 

Address _____________________________ City/State/Zip Code __________________

 

Enclosed is my donation of:  ___$25   ___$20   ___$15   ___$10   ___$5   _____Other

 

Please designate my donation:  ____ In Memory of: ___________________________

 

____ In Honor of: _________________________________________________________

 

____ Permission to place recognition in SISC’s newsletter, if so please list information

 

Name: ___________________________Address:  ______________________________

Mail donation check with form to S. Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville, NC  28115. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  Thank you for your support!

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