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Senior center schedule

Marienville

MACA Building

927-6607

Tuesday (8-20): cards and crafts; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch

Wednesday (8-21): cards and crafts; exercise; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch

Thursday (8-22): cards and crafts; lunch at 11:45 a; 50/50 and bingo after lunch

Endeavor

Township Building

463-7774:

Tuesday (8-20): cards; Left Right Center game; lunch at 11:45 am

Wednesday (8-21): crafts; cards; games; Speaker on Narcotics, Major Cases and Undercover Operations at 11 am; lunch at 11:45 am

Friday (8-23): games; bingo at 10:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am

Tidioute

Tidioute Towers

484-3020:

Monday (8-19): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games

Tuesday (8-20): cards, adult coloring; bingo; lunch at noon; games

Thursday: (8-22): cards; adult coloring; lunch at noon; games

Sheffield Hospitality Center

Pickering St.

968-5667

Monday (8-19): Pennies from Heaven card game after lunch; Happy Hour; Exercise class, 3 p.m.

Tuesday (8-20): Game Night, 6 p.m.

Thursday (8-22): Bonus Bingo, 1:30 p.m.; Afternoon snack; Exercise, 3 p.m.

Friday (8-23): Nickel Bingo, 9 a.m.

Allegheny

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

Monday (8-19): 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 (8-20): 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 (8-21): Wednesday Walk, 9 am; Cribbage, 10 am; Beginners Tai Chi, 11 am; Congregate lunch & Bistro Salads ($3 donation for 60 yrs. and over) available at noon; Mah-Jongg, 1 pm

Thursday (8-22): 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; 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; Out and About, 4 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.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS

TAI-CHI for Arthritis – Mondays and Wednesdays 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).

Narcotics, Major Cases and Undercover Operations–presentation by Alan McGill from the PA Office of Attorney General Agent McGill uses a discussion of his past cases to educate the public about dangerous drugs, what they look like, methods of distribution and physical effect. The program also discusses its impact on society and the various methods used by law enforcement to combat this public health hazard. Some of these cases involve organized crime, outlaw motorcycle clubs, dangerous “date rape” drugs and more. August 21 – Endeavor Senior Center at 11:00

Vision screening with Carol Brosius September 5 – Allegheny Community Center from 10:00 to 12:00

ACTIVITIES

You’re invited to the Allegheny Community Center to enjoy the following activities:

BRAIN GAMES! – The second Wednesday of the month at 11:00. Led by Lindsay Bevevino from Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Brain Games offer fun and challenging games to strengthen brain health and cognition. Light snacks provided!

MONTHLY BIRTHDAY CAKE – 1st Thursday of every month at noon. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake and celebrate with those who have a birthday this month. The cake is compliments of Warren Manor.

WARREN CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION – invites you to their monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month at noon for lunch and programs.

BILLIARDS – 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.

BLOOD PRESSURE TESTING – Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 10:45 to 11:45 am.

REGULAR BINGO – Mondays at 1:00 pm in the dining room for prize bingo. Thursdays at 12:45 pm in the dining room. WARREN MANOR BINGO – First Wednesday of the month. Prizes provided by Warren Manor, FREE!. TRASH AND TREASURE BINGO – Last Wednesday of every month FREE to play! Donated trash and treasure items can be given to Lynn or Lynda.

BRIDGE – Every Tuesday at 12:30 in the recreation room. New players are welcome – enjoy friendly competition.

PINOCHLE -Tuesdays at 12:45 pm in the dining room. Beginners are welcome.

SCRABBLE CHALLENGE – Monday’s at 12:30 pm in the rec room. Good mental exercise.

MAH-JONGG – Fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles instead of cards. Originating in China, the game dates back to the time of Confucius. Come learn how to play on Wednesdays at 1 pm. Open to the public.

BIBLE STUDY-Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Jim Reese conducts studies.

ALLEGHENY BELLES LINE DANCING PRACTICE – at the Allegheny Community Center on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 2:00 pm. It’s an enjoyable way to get exercise.

WII, CARDS AND GAMES – players are always invited to play with no advance signup required.

PA Property Tax and Rebate Preparation Assistance – 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.

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

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/

ACC AUXILIARY NEWS – The ACC Auxiliary is an advisory group that serves as the fundraising branch of the organization. They meet monthly to discuss programming and fundraising needs. Here are the current projects that they are working on:

This summer the Auxiliary will be collecting donations for school children for both grade school and Head Start ages. They are collecting items such as Crayola crayons (box of 24), Fiskar scissors, boxes of Kleenex, 4-packs of Play-Doh, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, pink school erasers, wide-ruled 70-page spiral notebooks, 1 inch 3 ring binders, 3 holed notebook paper, pocket folders, and glue sticks. They are collecting clothing for Head Start children size 2 to 6 (underwear, sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc.).

They are also collecting funds, any gift cards or lottery tickets to put on the fall “MONEY TREE” raffle. The raffle winner will be pulled on October 25th at the Eldercare Senior Expo.

A donation box for school items is at the ACC. Donations to the “MONEY TREE” can be brought to the ACC or mailed to the address above.

ELDERCARE SENIOR EXPO – Save the date for the upcoming Expo to be held on October 25th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at the TAWC/ACC building at 42 Clark Street in Warren!

Volunteering

Making a difference

at our local senior

community centers

Bingo caller needed at the Allegheny Community Center on Mondays from 1 to 3 pm! Call Sue at the ACC at 723-3237.

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? The ACC collects and distributes blankets throughout our area to those in need.

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.

Lunches

The Warren-Forest Area Agency on Aging will serve the following lunch menu at senior centers throughout Warren & Forest counties for the week of 8/19 – 8/23: Allegheny Community Center in Warren – Monday: Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Peas, Bread and Pears; Tuesday: Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Lentil Soup, Crackers & Fruit; Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan, Penne Pasta, Toss Salad, Bread & Apple Juice; Thursday: Sweet Sausage Sandwiches, Hash Browns & Fruit. Chef salads are available every day as a meal option at the ACC. Marienville: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule. Endeavor: Tues. & Wed., meals from the ACC lunch schedule, and Friday, the meal of Roasted Pork Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Bread & Pineapple Delight. Tidioute: Mon., Tues. & Thurs. from the ACC lunch schedule; Sheffield: Mon. & Thurs. meals from the ACC lunch schedule and Friday the meal of Roasted Pork Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Bread & Pineapple Delight.

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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