Editor’s Note: Unless otherwise noted, all events in the Senior Activity News are at the Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive. The phone number is 502-223-5794. Membership in the Center is available for those 60 or over or those with a spouse of that age.
>Monday, 10:15 a.m.: Who says you have to celebrate New Year’s Eve Dec. 31? Back by popular demand, the Center will usher in the New Year early with country music singer Russ Kennedy as we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014.
>Thursday, 10:15 a.m.: Michael Berg from Hometown Manor will be game director for a cornhole tournament.
>Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m.: Christin from Amedisys Service will lead a session of “Laughing Yoga.” According to Carol Whipple and Susan Calvert at the University of Kentucky Extension Service, people tend to laugh more when in groups. Laughter is infectious and therapeutic. On average an adult laughs only 17 times a day in contrast to a child’s laughter of 300 times a day.
>Jan. 7, 10:15 a.m.: Gentiva will offer the 8-Point Wellness Check. Research confirms that consistent check of key health factors can increase seniors’ peace of mind, health and wellness; 9:15 a.m.: Yoga with Victoria.
>Every Tuesday, 10:15-11 a.m.: Victoria’s Tai Chi class will be held beginning Jan. 7.
>Jan. 8, 10 a.m.: The Arnold Clark & Friends Band will perform.
>Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m.: Musician Reed Harrod will be playing jazz and blues tunes featuring a variety of saxophones.
>Jan. 9, 5 p.m.: Caregiver Support Group provides support for anyone dealing with a loved one with a debilitating disease, for whom care is provided during the meeting. The Center’s adult day care service operates Monday through Friday providing a safe, nurturing environment with activities tailored to individual needs and capabilities. Participants share reminisces, join discussion groups, and enjoy music, singing, exercise, pet therapy, parties, games and programs along with a nutritious lunch and snacks.
>Every Friday, 9:30 a.m.: Dr. Bill Durbin offers a tai chi class; 10:15: chair yoga classes. Classes begin Jan. 10.
>Jan. 1-30: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Center will host a 20-panel exhibit provided by the Kentucky Historical Society examining the civil rights movement from 1955 to King’s assassination in 1968. Dozens of photographs and numerous quotes from King’s most important speeches complement this exhibit.
>Monday – Billiards, 8 a.m.; exercise with Karen, 9:15; Rook Club, 9:30; lunch, 11:30; intermediate line dancing, 1 p.m.; advanced line dancing, 2.
>Tuesday and Wednesday — Center closed for New Year’s.
>Thursday – Billiards, 8 a.m.; crochet, 10; cornhole with Michael, 10:15 at Hometown Manor; lunch, 11:30; woodcarving, 12:30; beginner’s introduction to line dancing, 1 p.m.; beginner’s II introduction to line dancing, 2.
>Friday – Billiards, 8 a.m.; Tai Chi with Dr. Durbin, 9:30; chair yoga, 10:15; lunch, 11:30; Friday Bridge Club, 12:30 p.m.; mah jong (play and learn), 1.