County senior center schedule

Marienville

MACA Building

927-6607:

Monday (4-15): game day; cards; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch

Wednesday (4-17): cards; exercise at 11:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch

Thursday (4-18): crafts at 9:30 am; lunch at 11:45 a; bingo after lunch

Endeavor

Township Building

463-7774:

Tuesday (4-16): cards; Left Right Center game; lunch at 11:45 am

Wednesday (4-17): crafts; cards; games; special speaker Craig Schneider at 11 am; lunch at 11:45 am

Friday (4-19): games; bingo at 10:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am

Tidioute

Tidioute Towers

484-3020:

Monday (4-15): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games

Tuesday (4-16): cards, adult coloring; bingo; lunch at noon; games

Thursday: (4-18): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games

Sheffield

Pickering St.

968-5667

Monday (4-15): Cheryl Burton will be here to speak about Lyme disease. We will also play Lyme bingo at 11 a.m.; Exercise class at 3 p.m.

Thursday (4-18): Bonus bingo after lunch; the pot is at $50; Exercise class at 3 p.m.

Friday (4-19): Closed for Good Friday.

Allegheny

Community Center, TAWC Building, 2nd floor, at 42 Clark St., 723-3237:

Monday (4-15): Hand & Foot Cards, 9:00 am; Cribbage, 10 am; Tai Chi, (free of charge) at 11 am; congregate lunch & Bistro salads ($3 donation for 60 yrs. and over) available at noon; Scrabble, 12:45 pm; Bingo and Cards at 1 pm

Tuesday (4-16): Bible study, 10:00 am; Healthy Steps in Motion low-impact exercise class (free of charge), 11 am; Congregate lunch & Bistro salads ($3 donation for 60 yrs. and over) available at noon; bridge, 12:30 pm; Allegheny Belles line dancing , Pinochle, Left-Right-Center game, 12:45 pm; Pool 2pm

Wednesday (4-17): Wednesday Walking 9 am; Cribbage, 10 am; Egg coloring the new way!; Congregate lunch & Bistro Salads ($3 donation for 60 yrs. and over) available at noon; cards, 12:30 pm; Sunshine League Bowling Banquet, noon to 1:30 pm; Allegheny Belles line dancing, 12:45 pm

Thursday (4-18): Healthy Steps in Motion low-impact exercise class (free of charge), 11 am; Easter Egg Hunt at 11:40 pm; Congregate lunch & Bistro salads ($3 donation) available at noon; T.O.P.S. weigh-in at 12 noon; T.O.P.S. meeting at 12:30 pm; Bingo, 12:45 pm; Pool, 2 pm

Fridays: ACC closed on Fridays but lunch is available to all ACC participants at the First United Methodist Church in Warren at noon. The donation is $3/person. Reservations suggested by calling 814-723-4930.

Income Tax and Property Tax and Rebate Preparation Assistance – The VITA Tax schedule will be concluded on April 15th. If you have a Property Tax and Rent Rebate that needs to be prepared, the ACC will have volunteers’ assistance available. Call the ACC at 723-3237. Marienville Senior Center is also offering consumer’s assistance with Property Tax & Rent Rebates. Call them at (814) 927-6607.

TAI-CHI for ARTHRITIS – Mondays, at 11:00 am in the education room. Tai-chi has been shown to improve flexibility and balance. This Health & Wellness class is free to all participants. Another free class is the Healthy Steps in Motion Exercise Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 11:30 in the Rec Room. They are both evidenced-based classes that have been proven to improve your health! The class is almost full so call to sign up (814-723-3237).

You’re invited to the Allegheny Community Center to enjoy playing bridge in the Rec Room at 12:30 am, or pinochle in the dining room at 12:45, every Tuesday afternoon. Bingo is played after lunch on Mondays and Thursdays. Scrabble is played on Mondays at 12:45 in the Rec Room. The ACC has a beautiful billiards table for you to hone up your skills on in the dining room. Players meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 am. Card and game players are always invited to play with no advance signup required.

Remember to call ACC at 723-4180 by 11:00 am at least 2 DAYS IN ADVANCE to make your noon lunch reservations. A monthly meal calendar can be picked up at the center and meals can be reserved well in advance, just not less than 2 days in advance. The suggested reserved-meal donation for all those 60 and over is $3, those under 60 years of age pay $4/person. All noon lunches are well balanced and planned to provide maximum nutritional benefits. For more information about the ACC, programs call the number above or visit their website at http://www.alleghenycommunitycenter.com/

ACC is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ACC is closed on Fridays, legal holidays and on those days when Warren County schools are closed unexpectedly due to bad weather.

For more information on Aging Services, call Experience, Inc., the Warren/Forest Area Agency on Aging at 814-723-3763 or visit their website at http://www.experienceinc.org/

Volunteer

Opportunities

Making a difference

at our local senior

community centers

Allegheny Community Greenhouse – Volunteers are needed to help to maintain flowers and vegetable seedlings. Very therapeutic! Call Sue at the ACC to find out more about this project at 723-3237.

Custodial Service – Love to clean? Volunteers are also needed at the ACC to assist the staff with daily or weekly cleaning.

Teach a class! – Have a hobby or skill that you would like to share? Call Sue at the ACC to talk about the possibilities.

Blankets for Babies, the Cancer Center and the Vets Hospital – love to knit, crochet or sew? We collect and distribute blankets throughout our area to those in need.

*Yarn is needed for these programs! If you have a new skein or partially used skeins of yarn that you are not going to use, we have volunteers who will make blankets for donation

Help at your local senior center with meal preparation, office work or just assisting the staff with cleaning! Call Sue at the ACC for more info at 814-723-3237.

Become an Ombudsman (which is Swedish for “citizen representative”) to be an advocate of elderly residents in Personal Care Homes, Nursing Facilities, Domiciliary Care Homes, and anyone receiving Long Term Care Services in the community. Interested? Call Joy at Experience, Inc. at 814-723-3763 ext. 125.

Learn how to help people with their Medicare and other State benefits as an APPRISE counselor. APPRISE is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Pennsylvania’s Medicare Beneficiaries. APPRISE will help Pennsylvanians with Medicare understand their health insurance options and help them make sound decisions about what is best for them. Call Elaine Krill at Experience, Inc at 814-723-3763 ext. 123. The ACC announces that it will hold its annual volunteer recognition luncheon on April 24th for all volunteers who served 60 or more hours throughout the year. Volunteers are encouraged to make sure that all of their hours are recorded at either the ACC or one of the other centers in Warren and Forest Counties so that they may be eligible for this annual recognition. For any questions pertaining to the event, please call Sue Himes at the ACC at 814-723-3237.

Lunches

The Warren-Forest Area Agency on Aging will serve the following lunch menu at senior centers throughout Warren & Forest counties: Allegheny Community Center in Warren, 4/15 – 4/19, Monday: Honey mustard chicken sandwich, redskin potatoes, veggies, rolls & fruit; Tuesday: Penne pasta & meatballs, tossed salad, bread & peaches; Wednesday: Breaded fish, vegetable beef barley, carrots, bread & fruit; Thursday: Chili cheese hot dog, baked potato, green beans, applesauce. Marienville: Mon., Wed. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule. Endeavor: Tues. & Wed., meals from the ACC lunch schedule, and Friday the center is closed for Good Friday. Tidioute: Mon., Tues. & Thurs. from the ACC lunch schedule; Sheffield: Mon. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule and Friday the center is closed for Good Friday.

Eligible participation is 60 years and older with a suggested meal donation of $3. Under 60 years of age, the cost is $4. Call AAA at 723-3763 for info about congregate meal sites center locations. The menu is subject to change if necessary.

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