Iredell Senior Center January 2012 Events

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    202 North Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 662-3337


Gift for a Gift Bingo

Bring a prize and enjoy a morning of playing bingo on Tues., Jan. 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. Refreshments to share are welcome. Whether playing bingo or not, all bingo prize donations are appreciated and help to make the game that much more fun.


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 class session. The next session starts Wed., Jan. 4. Payment and pre-registration is required prior to Jan. 4. Call 704-662-3337 for more information.

 Zumba Gold Dance

This class is a Latin based fitness party with fun intergenerational music open to all senior adults starting Mon., Jan. 9 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 due to the Senior Center by Fri., Jan. 6. Cost is $30 per person for the six week session.

Beginner’s Tai Chi

The 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 start on Mon., Jan. 9 and run for six weeks, meeting from 12:15-1:15 p.m.  Space is limited.  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. Registration prior to Jan. 9 and a commitment to attend 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 the Senior Center. The next sessions will be held on January 9th and 10th. Appointments are required and are open for Mon., Jan. 9. 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. NEW SENIOR RATE $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., Jan. 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 a completed card. The class will be instructed by Nancy McKay. The fee is $5. Please call 704-662-3337 to pre-register.

 Crafts with Carolyn

Former Teacher, Carolyn Hillegeist will conduct a craft class making creative unique personalized soaps, using a variety of fragrances, colors, natural items and various shapes. The class will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Jan. 13 from 10-11 a.m. Each participant will make two bars of specialized soap to take home. Cost for supplies is $3 per person. In order to plan for enough supplies, registration is requested by Wed, Jan. 11.

FREE Popcorn & a Movie

Seniors are invited to enjoy complimentary popcorn and a movie at the South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. The movie will be “Warm Spring” about Franklin Roosevelt. This event is sponsored by Video Studio and Mooresville Historical Society.

 Birthday Bingo

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

 Coffee with the Mayor

All seniors are encouraged to join Mayor, Miles Atkins at South Iredell Senior Center on Fri., Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. Come enjoy coffee and open dialog with the Mayor. Learn how he supports services for older adults in our community and take this opportunity to advocate on the behalf of senior adults.

 How to Find a Weight Loss Plan that Works

There are tons of weight loss programs available, but do they work? Join Ann Simmons with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for Iredell County on Wed., Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center for an in-depth look at popular weight loss programs.  Examine how they will, or won’t work to keep pounds off long-term. Also learn some simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can help you maintain a healthy weight. This class is FREE, but registration is requested by Mon., Jan. 23.

 Aging Gracefully & Taking Care of One’s Self 

Join us for a motivational presentation on Fri., Jan. 27 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. The program is being sponsored by Comfort Keepers. A light lunch will be included. To attend, please RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by Mon., Jan. 23.

 Help for Seniors Filing Their Taxes

AARP Tax Aide will be at the South Iredell Senior Center on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 2 through April 12 to help seniors file their taxes. An appointment is required and you must bring all tax papers and your 2010 tax return. An interpreter is available upon prior request for Spanish speaking individuals, and a wheelchair is located at the Senior Center to help assist individuals who are physically impaired. This FREE service is available to all seniors and low income individuals. The service will also be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Mooresville Recreation Department at the War Memorial Building every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are not taken at this site so individuals will be assisted in the order of their arrival. If you would be interested in becoming a Tax Aide Volunteer Counselor please call 704-662-3337 for more information.

 Mooresville History – a Tribute to African Americans

Everyone is invited to join Cindy Jacobs as she educates and shares artifacts reflecting African American activities and contributions to Mooresville, held at South Iredell Senior Center on Tues., Feb. 7 at 2 p.m.

 More in My Basket – Eating on a Budget

How much food will $16 buy? It depends on where you shop or eat. Join Ann Simmons with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for Iredell County, to learn how you can stretch your resources and eat better for less. Also, learn how to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. This workshop will be held at South Iredell Senior Center on Wed., Feb. 8 at 12:30 p.m. There is no free to attend, but registration is requested by Mon., Feb. 6.

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