Thursday, March 21, 2013

Libraries closed March 31; Senior Center April events


March 21, 2013
     The York County Public Library System will be closed on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in observance of Easter. The Tabb and Yorktown Libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1.
     For information on library programs, visit our website at or contact the Tabb Library at 890-5120 or the Yorktown Library at 890-5207. Visit the Tabb Library at 100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Yorktown Library at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.


Senior Center of York Announces April Events
March 21, 2013   
A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in April. 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 George Washington Memorial Highway (Rte. 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 sessions 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
     Body Recall Exercise session, March 27 – June 7! We are taking registrations for Body Recall, an invigorating group exercise and life-time fitness program with certified Instructor, Domenica Jernigan. This national exercise and educational program helps with balance, strength, muscle control and coordination and was recently recognized for its effectiveness by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. Classes are scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, June 7, and meet 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Class times are at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The cost for this 10-week session is $60. Please call 898-3807 for more information regarding Body Recall.
     Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make beautiful cards and assists you with your scrapbook. These cards and your personalized scrapbook create lasting memories and make wonderful gifts for loved ones. Note:  Please limit to four cards. For more information and to register please call 898-3807.
     Warm Season Vegetables, Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Learn to grow your own vegetables with York/Poquoson Extension Agent Dan Nortman.   Mr. Nortman will discuss the proper way to grow just about any kind of vegetable and how to best keep the insects and pests away. Light breakfast items will be available at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m.  As a door prize, a lucky participant will win a newly planted pot. Call the Senior Center of York at 898-3807 for more information.
     Early License Plates, Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. Please join us as facilitator Jerry Karwac presents an interesting talk about Virginia State license plates from the earliest plates through 1970. Mr. Karwac will cover the history of plates here in Virginia along with amusing facts. He will also discuss porcelain plates, decals, and York County tags and stickers. Trivia questions and prizes will also be featured during this session. Please register by signing up at the front desk by April 15.  
     Annual Senior Health & Safety Fair, Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to mark this important annual event on your calendar. Come and take advantage of the many free health screenings including cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and height screenings. Other screening offered include: a diabetes risk assessment provided by Sentara Community Health and Preventive Services; free vision and hearing screenings offered by the York Lion's Club; bone density screenings provided by the Orthopaedic & Spine Center; and, spine alignment assessments conducted by Charney Chiropractic. In addition, at 11 a.m. a representative from the Peninsula Health District will talk about Adult Immunizations that seniors should get for ailments such as pneumonia and shingles. Other service organizations will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to help you maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. Refreshments, door prizes, and a light lunch will also be provided. Attendees are asked to pre-register for the cholesterol screenings and the free lecture. For all other screenings and general attendance, walk-ins are welcome. To pre-register for the cholesterol screening and lecture, and for further information concerning the fair, please call the Senior Center of York at 898-3807. Registration begins for the free screenings on April 1.
     AARP Driver Safety Program, Monday, April 22 & Tuesday, April 23. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, April 22 from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 to 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.
     Computer Classes and 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. Currently classes are held on Tuesdays in the lab. To use the computers you must sign in at the Senior Center front desk.
     Volunteers Needed: Do you have a flair for design? Can you turn regular everyday household items into a work of art? We are looking for individuals to assist and instruct make-it/take-it projects. Please call 898-3807 if you can help.
Upcoming May Events!
     Picnic in the Park, Friday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yorktown  
Beach Picnic Area. Join us for an exciting time with food and games at the Yorktown waterfront. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, fried fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and beverages. Suggested donation is $3.50 and payable at the time of registration at the Senior Center. Registration will begin April 17 through May 14 or until space is full. Please be sure to check our hotline number at 890-3516 on the day of the event should there be inclement weather.
     Culture Day Veteran's Panel, Wednesday, May 22 at 1 p.m. In honor of Armed Forces Day, there will be an informal patron panel discussion of those who served in the U.S. military to share stories and to talk about the good and challenging experiences faced while in service. All of us have benefitted from the dedication, efforts and sacrifice of our uniformed men and women (and their families), but many of us know very little of what life was actually like in the military. If you are interested in being a part of the panel please let us know, and also feel free to bring in any pictures or memorabilia to show the group. This should be a very touching and meaningful event. Registration will begin May 1.

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