Tuesday, December 20, 2011

News from York County


York County Christmas tree recycling pickups to begin Jan. 2
December 20, 2011
Christmas tree recycling in York County will take place from Monday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 13.
All York County residents are urged to have their trees at the curb where their trash is normally picked up by 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. This is important, because the tree pickup date won't necessarily coincide with residents' usual trash pickup dates. Trucks will fan out throughout the county picking up trees, so there is no guarantee which day they will visit certain neighborhoods.
After this two week period, trees will only be collected if citizens call in a bulk item pickup.   As an alternative, residents may also bring Christmas trees to the county's Compost Facility at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Call the York County Waste Management Division at 757-890-3780 for more information.
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Senior Center Announces January Programs
December 20, 2011
A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in January.
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 (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 sessions and are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, stop by the center or call 898-3807. For more information, please visit www.yorkcounty.gov/communityservices.
Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, Jan. 9 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. These cards and your personalized scrapbook create lasting memories and make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Note: Please limit to four cards. For more information and to register, please call 898-3807 by Jan. 6. 
Body Recall Classes Beginning Jan. 11. Sign up today for the next 10-week Body Recall Exercise Class. Body Recall is an educational program that has many benefits such as balance, strength, coordination, flexibility and circulation. This class is taught by Domenica Jernigan and meets three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for one hour each. Class times are 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. The cost is $60. For more information on this class and to register call 898-3807.
Game Day, Friday, Jan. 13 at 1 p.m. Come try your hand at such games as Scrabble, Yahtzee, Monopoly, Phase 10 and more. We will organize teams based on the sign-ups we receive. If there are other games that you would like, please feel free to bring them in and/or suggest them to us. Please call 898-3807 to register.   
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. Currently, classes are held on Tuesdays in the lab. To use the computers you must sign in at the Senior Center front desk. Call us at 898-3807 for available spots and class times in Beginning, Intermediate, (Microsoft Word) and E-mail Internet Classes. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17. 
January Birthday Bash, Friday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. Patrons Brenda and Nat Shaye will lead the group in a sing-along, playing and performing your old-time favorites at this bash. Cake and beverage will be served. Remember, you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to attend this event. Please register at the front desk.
Health Day, "Managing the Pain of Peripheral Neuropathy," Monday, Jan. 23 at
1 p.m. Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning, or as a "pins and needles" sensation. Join Dr. Jenny Andrus from the Orthopedic & Spine Center to learn more about the different types of neuropathy, treatment options, and how to manage the pain associated with neuropathy. To register call the Senior Center at 898-3807 by Jan. 20.
AARP Driver Safety Program, Jan. 23 & Jan. 24. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, Jan. 23 from 12:30 – 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. The cost for this two-day program is now $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.
Culture Day, "A Conversation with Oney Judge," Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. Teaching Artist and Storyteller Shelia Arnold will give a poignant historic character portrayal of the 18th century woman, Oney Judge. Judge was the personal maidservant to Martha Washington from the time George Washington was elected to attend the Continental Congress until the end of his second term of presidency. We meet Judge as an older woman reminiscing about her home and upbringing, her life with the Washingtons, and her eventual escape to freedom and life in New Hampshire.
Happy 100th Birthday to Geraldine Borum. On the occasion of her 100th birthday on Jan. 15, 2012, we would like to wish longtime Senior Center member and volunteer Geraldine Borum a special happy birthday! To honor her we hope to collect 100 birthday cards to present to her at the monthly Birthday Bash on Jan. 20. Please drop off your card to Ms. Borum at the Senior Center or mail to: Ms. Geraldine Borum, Care of Senior Center of York, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692. Cards must be received by Wednesday, Jan. 18. 
NOTE:  The Senior Center of York will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, and also on Monday, Jan. 16, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 
Mark Your Calendar
Valentine Bingo, Friday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. Get into the spirit of this celebration by trying your hand at Bingo. Great refreshments and prizes! The York County Youth Commission will assist with this event. Registration begins Jan. 9 and concludes Feb. 8 or until space is full. Seating is limited.
Tai Chi Classes Beginning Feb. 16. We are currently accepting registrations for Tai Chi with instructor Bill Hansell. Come enjoy this ancient Chinese art form which helps improve balance, breathing, concentration and mediation techniques. The next 10-week session will be held on Thursdays from Feb. 16 through April 19. Classes meet from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $45. For more information and to register please call 898-3807.

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