County senior center schedule
Monday (5-20): game day; cards; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch
Wednesday (5-22): cards; exercise at 11:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch
Thursday (5-23): crafts at 9:30 am; lunch at 11:45 a; bonus bingo after lunch
Tuesday (5-21): cards; Left Right Center game; lunch at 11:45 am
Wednesday (5-22): crafts; cards; games; lunch at 11:45 am
Friday (5-24): games; bingo at 10:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am
Monday (5-20): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games
Tuesday (5-21): cards, adult coloring; bingo; lunch at noon; games
Thursday: (5-23): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games
Monday (5-20): Nickle pickle at 9 am; Pennies from Heaven at 12:30 pm.
Tuesday (5-21): Game Night at 6 pm.
Wednesday: (5-22): Warren Gives — this event is unique in that donations receive matching funds. You may participate by going to www.warrengives.org or come to the center, open 7:30 am to 2:30 pm to assist anyone that would like help or does not have a computer.
Thursday: (5-23): Memorial Day service at 11 am; Kitchen Band after lunch; Bonus Bingo in the afternoon.
Friday: (5-24): Coffee and Puzzle Morning.
Community Center, TAWC Building, 2nd floor, at 42 Clark St., 723-3237:
Monday (5-13): Hand & Foot Cards, 9:00 am; Cribbage, 10 a; 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 (5-14): 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 (5-15): Wednesday Walking 9 am; Cribbage, 10 am; Christian Women’s Luncheon; Congregate lunch & Bistro Salads ($3 donation for 60 yrs. and over) available at noon; cards, 12:30 pm; Allegheny Belles line dancing, 12:45 pm; Mah-Jongg, 1 pm
Thursday (5-16): Healthy Steps in Motion low-impact exercise class (free of charge), 11 am; 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. Donation is $3/person. Reservations suggested by calling 814-723-4930.
The Allegheny Community Center is participating in the annual Warren Gives fundraising event on May 22nd. With your online donation, you will be helping our older residents to age well through healthy lifestyles programs that include: nutrition, education, socialization, volunteerism and referrals to aging services. Your donation will make a difference! The website is https://warrengives.org.
Income Tax and Property Tax and Rebate Preparation Assistance – The VITA Tax schedule was concluded on April 15th. If you have a Property Tax and Rent Rebate that needs to be prepared, Elaine Krill at Experience, Inc, Warren/Forest Area Agency on Aging can help! Call her at (814) 723-3763, extension 123. Marienville Senior Center is also offering consumer’s assistance with Property Tax & Rent Rebates. Call them at (814) 927-6607.
Save the Date for the Warren & Forest Counties SENIOR GAMES, to be held June 26th at Betts Park! Games include 1/2 Mile Walk, Goofy Golf, Softball Toss, Ring Toss, Jarts, Croquet, Table Shuffleboard, Putting, Corn Hole, and Ping Pong Toss. Many of these games are handicapped friendly! The registration fee is still only $3 and includes the Games, picnic lunch & refreshments! You do not have to participate in any of the games; you can come just for the picnic. Register by June 19th by picking up a Registration Form at your local center or by calling the ACC at 723-3237.
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! 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/
Making a difference
at our local senior
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.
Allegheny Community Greenhouse Plant Sale
Flowers and vegetables will be sold at the Alleghany Community Greenhouse Fridays, Saturdays, May 17th through the 25th, from 9 am to 1 pm. There are many varieties of flowers and vegetables available, as well as hanging baskets and planters.
The Greenhouse is located on the Warren State Hospital grounds across from Walmart. It is an Allegheny Volunteer Alliance volunteer station, which is sponsored by Allegheny Community Center, an affiliate of Experience, Inc. and a United Fund Member Agency.
The mission for the Allegheny Community Greenhouse is to provide an educational learning center, a therapeutic activity for people and an indoor classroom for people of all ages. Proceeds of the sale of plants benefit the Indigent Patient Fund of the Warren State Hospital.
Benefits from gardening therapy include:
— reducing physical pain
— providing sensory stimulation
— improving memory and concentration
— easing emotional pain from bereavement or abuse
– cultivating nurturing feelings
– encouraging social interaction
– teaching responsibility
– reducing stress and anger
— enhancing productivity and problem-solving
If you would like more information about this program, or if you would like to contribute to this effort, please contact Sue Himes at the Allegheny Community Center (814-723-3237), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Warren-Forest Area Agency on Aging will serve the following lunch menu at senior centers throughout Warren & Forest counties for the week of 5/20 – 5/25.: Allegheny Community Center in Warren, Monday: Stuffed cabbage roll, potatoes, carrots, rolls & fruit; Tuesday: Roast beef, roasted redskin potatoes, green beans, bread & bananas; Wednesday: Breaded chicken cutlets, au gratin potatoes, carrots, bread & jello/mandarin oranges; Thursday: Memorial Day picnic lunch – cheeseburgers, butterbeans, macaroni salad, rolls, fruit & ice cream. Marienville: Mon., Wed. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule. Endeavor: Tues. & Wed., meals from the ACC lunch schedule, and Friday, the meal of Turkey chef salad, corn chowder, rolls & pineapple. Tidioute: Mon., Tues. & Thurs. from the ACC lunch schedule; Sheffield: Mon. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule and Friday the meal of Turkey chef salad, corn chowder, rolls & pineapple.
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.