Iredell Senior Center: January Calendar of Events
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Iredell Senior Center is a program of the Iredell Council on Aging, a non-profit agency serving people 60 years of age and better, and is certified as a “Senior Center of Excellence” by the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services. For additional information or to register for an activity or service, please phone the Senior Center at 704-873-8568. Iredell Senior Center is located at 344 E. Front Street, Statesville. Transportation is available by phoning the Iredell Council on Aging at 704-873-5171. Please visit our website at www.iredellseniorcenter.org
You may attend if you are under 60 and your spouse is 60 or better and attends with you.
Technology Talk. Dates too be announced. 10 to 11:30 p.m. Individual 30 minute-sessions to learn more about technology that may have you puzzled. Available topics include: beginning computers, transferring/editing photos and iPhone or Mac devices. Just let us know what you are looking for. Computers are available at the center or feel free to bring any handheld device or laptop. Please register the day prior to the class. ($10 per session)
Book Discussion Group. Tuesday, January 8, 10 a.m. Come join Michele Coleman of the Iredell County Library in a group discussion of the book of the month. Several books will be available or you may bring you own. Register by Friday, January 4.
Caregivers Support Group. January 14 and 28. This group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Are you or a loved one providing care to someone who has a chronic illness? Then a support group is exactly what you need. This Caregiver Support Group will be both educational and a time to share experiences with others who understand the journey you are on. Many caregivers feel alone, but this group will help you learn that you are not alone! In room 209.
Coffee Chat With Mayor Costi Kutteh. January 14. This group meets the second Monday of each month at 9:15 a.m. Coffee is magical! In addition to fueling our mornings (and sometimes afternoons and evenings), grabbing coffee with someone can create a special bond. Please join us for this wonderful opportunity to have a casual conversation with the Mayor of Statesville in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Coffee will be available.
Stop Old Man Winter from Stealing Your Energy. Tuesday, January 15, at 10 a.m. Do you have high electric bills in the winter months? Are you aware of how much the cracks and unfitted doors and windows in your home are costing you? Stop Energy Thieves from robbing your home. Join us for a free program and learn how you can start reducing your energy cost right away. You will learn simple solutions that can save you money this winter and on through the summer months to come. Don’t spend your hard earned money on unnecessary utility bills. The program will be presented by the NC Cooperative Extension. If you miss this program, South Iredell Senior Center will be hosting it on Wednesday, January 16, at 1 p.m.
Old to New Dance and Karaoke. Thursday, January 17, 5:30 to 8 p.m. This group meets the third Thursday of each month. Bring a covered dish to share, and a serving utensil. Dancing and Karaoke are from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $2. Partially sponsored by The Gardens of Statesville and Cardinal Village. In the Ballroom.
Statesville Ballroom Dance Club. Friday, January 18, 7 p.m. This group meets the third Friday of each month. For more information, call the Senior Center. Join this group for ballroom dancing, snacks, and socializing! Please bring a finger food snack. Fee: $5 per person. In the Ballroom.
Clear Captions Words Matter. Friday, January 18, 2:30 p.m. during bingo break. A representative from Clear Captions will be here to talk about phones for the hearing impaired. This a phone and captioning service provided at no cost through a federally-funded program. Requirements are: Home Phone service, high-speed internet, and hearing loss. There will be door prizes.
Fourth Friday Movie. Friday, January 25, 1:30 p.m. The movie of the month is Where the Red Fern Grows, a heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. Complimentary Popcorn & Drinks. Please bring your chair to enjoy the show. (Note: Movie may change based on availability.)
Spanish Group. Monday, January 7, 10 a.m. This group meets the first Monday of each month. The group is to help Spanish-speaking folks meet new friends, learn English, and know what classes might be of interest to them. It is for Spanish speaking and bi-lingual. Room 206.
Intermediate Watercolor Painting. January 23 - February 27. Classes are each Wednesday at 1 p.m. and in six-week sessions. Fee: $36 for six weeks. Please register. In room 206.
Senior Serenaders. Group will not do outreach for January, but will meet January 29 at Iredell Senior Center for practice. This is a choral group sponsored by Iredell Senior Center. They sing songs and hymns for nursing facilities and senior groups at churches in the area. They have approximately 19 members and new voices are always welcome. If you would like to join, they meet occasionally on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to sing or practice. They are accompanied by a pianist and guitarist. For more information, call JoAnn Brown at 704-528-8305. No fee. In the Ballroom or off campus.
First Friday Bingo. Friday, January 4, 1:30 p.m. Bring your own refreshments. Prizes are provided by Iredell Senior Center. No fee. In the Ballroom.
Visually Impaired Support Group. January 10. This group meets the second Thursday at 10 a.m. No fee. For more information, call Tim Eller, Social Worker, at 704-924-4111. In room 206.
Give and Take Bingo. Friday, January 11, 1:30 p.m. Bring a $1 gift and your own refreshments. No fee. In the ballroom.
Rubber-Stamped Greeting Cards. Tuesday, January 15, 10 a.m. Learn many different techniques to create three or four unique greeting cards & envelopes. Fee: $5 for supplies. Class is limited to 12. In room 206.
Scrapbooking. Thursday, January 17, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. It is time to get those family & friends photos organized. You may bring ten photos with a common theme (e. g., anniversary, Christmas, graduation, siblings), along with scissors, double-sided tape, white glue and learn scrapbooking techniques, important tips, & how to create themed scrapbooks. Examples will be on display during class. You will take home one to two completed pages. Supply fee: $2. Please register. In room 206.
Birthday Bingo. Friday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Each person with a birthday during the month will be recognized. Prizes sponsored by Cigna-HealthSpring. In the Ballroom.
Acrylic Art Workshop. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. You may join the Art Workshop anytime. This group works primarily with acrylics, but invites anyone interested to bring a project and work together. Critiques and group projects are available. No fee or registration. In room 206.
Corn Hole. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Come join the fun. No fee. In the Ballroom.
Charitable Crafts/Learn to Crochet. Fridays, 1 p.m. Join this group to make items for charitable groups and our Craft Store. More participants are needed to sew, knit & crochet. Beginning crochet lessons are available. No fee. In room 209.
Tai Chi. Mondays at 9 a.m. Tai Chi improves strength, flexibility, blood pressure and balance when practiced regularly. It is endorsed by the American Arthritis Foundation because it can reduce joint pain. Fee: $6 per session. In the Ballroom.
Chair Exercise. Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m This is a workout to music that improves/maintains muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion. No fee. In the Ballroom.
Yoga. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Yoga is known to strengthen and tone the body while promoting flexibility and tissue oxygenation. Wear comfortable loose clothing and bring a mat. No Fee. In room 209.
Beginning and Intermediate Line Dance. Thursdays from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for beginners who may stay and try other line dances that will become more advanced for the intermediate level from 1:30 to
3 p.m. Line dance is a fun way to exercise the body and mind! No fee. In the Ballroom.
Billiards. Come join this friendly group. Tuesday mornings are dedicated to the women, and Thursday mornings are dedicated to the men -- otherwise, the tables are open for anyone to play! The Center has three full-sized pool tables. No fee. In the Billiards room.
Senior Fit Walk at YMCA. Senior Center members may use the YMCA in-door walking track at Statesville Family YMCA. Come see us to enroll and “get walking” rain or shine! Fee: $15 per month. Pay at the Y.
Services (An appointment is required.)
AARP Tax Aide. Offered each year from the first week in February – April 15. No fee.
Blood Pressure Checks. The second Wednesday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. No fee. Drop in. Sponsored by Iredell Home Health. In room 205.
Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). Medicare and Insurance Counseling. Volunteer counselors trained by the N.C. Department 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 supplements, and assist with billing problems, and Medicare fraud and abuse. For additional information or a SHIIP appointment, please phone the Senior Center at 704-873-8568.
No fee. In the Library.
Senior Law Project/Legal Aid of NC. By appointment only. Legal services are provided two times a year by an attorney. Lawyers assist with telephone consults (advice) and may provide services for other legal concerns. Visit their website at: www.legalaidnc.org. Phone Legal Aid of NC for legal advice or to see the attorney at 1-877-579-7562, Monday-Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. An attorney will return your call after you have completed the intake process. No fee, but a donation would be appreciated. In room 205.
Legal Services. Monday, January 28, 1 p.m. Free simple legal services provided by a local attorney. Call for an appointment. In room 205.
Long-Term Care Counseling. Counseling services including long-term care (assisted living and nursing home) placement, residents’ rights, and/or questions or problems in long-term care pre- and post-placement are available monthly. Service is provided by a Long-Term Care Ombudsman with the Centralina Area Agency on Aging. For additional information or an appointment, please phone the Senior Center at 704-873-8568. No fee. In room 205.
Scrabble. Mondays at 1 p.m. No fee. In room 209.
Contract Bridge. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons at 1 p.m. Please contact the Center about joining a group. No fee. Monday in the Ballroom, Wednesday in room 211 and Friday in room 205.
Senior Canasta. The second Tuesday of each month at 9 a.m. No fee. Instructions available. In room 205.
Backgammon. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Please Register. No fee. In room 209.
WABC Canasta. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. This is a closed group. No fee. In the Ballroom.
Canasta. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. They are willing to teach first-time players or help you refresh your skills. Join anytime. No fee. In the Ballroom.
Duplicate Bridge. Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Contact the Center about joining this group. In the Ballroom.
Hand and Foot Card Game. Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta. Join them anytime. No fee. In room 209.
Pinochle. Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Join anytime! No Fee. In room 205.
Mah Jongg. Fridays at 1 p.m. Play or learn to play Mah Jongg, a Chinese tile game similar to Rummy. Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. No fee or registration. Room 206.