Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Senior Center Announces July Programs


A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in July.

Participation is open to seniors age 55 or better and their spouses, regardless of age.  The center is located in the Washington Square Shopping Center at 5314 Geoege Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17), and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The center is closed all county holidays.

Reservations are required for all sesions and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, stop by the center or call 898-3807.  For more information, please visit
Pre 4th of July Picnic Celebration, Tuesday, July 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy good friends and good food at the Senior Center as we celebrate the 4th of July. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, and beverage. The cost is $2. Feel free to call the center at 898-3807 to see if space is available for this event.
Senior Center CLOSED July 4. In observance of Independence Day, the Senior Center of York will be closed on Wednesday, July 4.
Post July 4th Patriotic Surprise, Tuesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. This event will include activities about Independence Day. Fun, food, music, games, and a chance to win a prize. Please register by July 9.
Scrapbooking & Spring Greeting Cards, Monday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make beautiful cards and assists you with your scrapbook. You can also enjoy using the Cricut which helps to design your cards. These cards and your personalized scrapbook create lasting memories and make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Note: Please limit to four cards.  
AARP Driver Safety Program, July 16 & July 17. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, July 16 from 12:30 – 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The cost for this two-day program is $12 for members of AARP and $14 for non-members.Fees should be paid by check and made out to AARP. Class registration may be made in person at the Senior Center, by phone, or by mail. Note: AARP membership, which cannot be processed the day of a class, is not required for class registration. There is no "behind the wheel" driving performed in this program. Drivers age 55 or better must attend both classes to receive the state mandated three-year automobile insurance reduction. Many insurance companies are giving insurance reductions to drivers age 50+ with the same attendance requirements. Those less than age 55 should check with their insurance company to see if they are entitled to the three-year insurance reduction. Class enrollment is limited to 25.
York-Poquoson Triad 8th Anniversary Ice Cream Social, Wednesday July 18 at 1 p.m. The purpose of Triad is to educate seniors on crime issues such as fraud, scams and identity theft. Our guest speaker will be Randy Davis, Community Outreach Coordinator with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. In addition to receiving helpful information we also plan to have lots of fun together! Summertime is "vacation time" when as tourists we sometimes wear those brighter, louder clothes than we normally do. So come dressed for a "Tacky Tourist" inspired theme to our celebration by coming in your wackiest tourist attire and compete with others for prizes. There will also be cool ice cream treats compliments of Ben and Jerry's as well as door prizes. To register, call 898-3807 by July 13.
July Birthday Bash, Friday, July 20 at 1 p.m. Come listen to "Music by Jon Durfee."Banjo player Jon Durfee will perform your favorites of the 50's and 60's as well as some Broadway hits. Be sure to come for this exciting sing-a-long. Cake and beverage will be served. Remember you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to attend. June and July birthdays will be recognized at this bash.
Health Day, "Tips to Manage Chronic Diseases" Wednesday, July 25 at 12:45 p.m. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease account for more than 70% of all deaths in the U.S. and are among the most common and costly health problems. The good news is that they are also among the most preventable health issues and can usually be effectively controlled. Join Sherry Massie (RN, BSN, CCP) with Chronic Disease Prevention at the Peninsula Health District as she shares valuable information on how to better manage chronic illnesses.To register call the Senior Center at 898-3807 by July 23.
Computer General Use. The computers are available for general use Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless the lab is reserved for programmed activities. To use the computers you must sign in at the Senior Center front desk. 

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