Monday, March 26, 2012

April Events at the Senior Center of York

March 26, 2012




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 (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



Annual Senior Health & Safety Fair, Friday, April 13 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, and a diabetes risk assessment provided by Sentara Community Health and Prevention. The York Lion's Club will offer free vision and hearing screenings, the Orthopaedic & Spine Center will provide bone density screenings, Sentara Sleep Disorder Center will perform sleep analysis and Charney Chiropractic will do spine alignment assessments. In addition, at noon, Dr. Boyd Hayes with Orthopaedic & Spine Center will give a free lecture on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 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. 


Scrapbooking & Spring Greeting Cards, Monday, April 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 machine, 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.  


Annual Tea, Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. "Presidential Marriages." Ms. Feather Schwartz Foster, an author and amateur presidential historian, will discuss the dynamics of the marriages of Ulysses S. Grant and William Howard Taft, and the encouragement and support given by their wives Julia and Nellie to help them reach the White House. Ms. Foster will be available for book signing. Light refreshments will be served. Registration for this program will conclude on April 16 or until space is full.

"Growing Vegetables in Containers," Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. Learn to grow your own vegetables with York County Extension Agent Dan Nortman. The proper use of containers and how to grow just about any kind of vegetables are topics that will be discussed. Light breakfast items will be available at 9:30 a.m. and this program will begin at 10 a.m. For more information and to register, please call 898-3807.


April Birthday Bash, Friday, April 20 at 1 p.m. Come relive the memories and happy days with the always fun and highly energetic Wayne King. Mr. King and his side kick Katherine will entertain us with a variety of music from the 50's and 60's including Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, to name a few. Remember, you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to attend. Cake provided by Humana and beverages will be served. 


AARP Driver Safety Program, April 30 & May 1. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, April 30 from 12:30 – 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, May 1 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.


April & May Trips with Historic Triangle Center in Williamsburg: 

Washington DC/Cherry Blossoms/Smithsonian Institute, Wednesday, April 4. The bus will only depart from the Historic Triangle Senior Center for this trip. The trip includes dinner and lunch on your own at the Ronald Reagan Building Food Court.


"Jonah" at the Sight & Sounds Theatre in Lancaster, PA, May 3, 4, & 5. Travel to beautiful Pennsylvania to see the Sight & Sounds production of "Jonah" in Lancaster County. We'll also visit Chocolate World in Hershey and travel to Chalfont to view their gardens and watch dolls being made for Williamsburg. The bus will depart from the Senior Center of York, at a time to be announced later.


For fee information and to register for each of these trips, please call 898-3807 or drop by the Senior Center of York front desk.


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. 


Dining Club. Want to meet new people, have fun and enjoy a midday meal? The Dining Club meets at the Senior Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Participants can play Wii, bingo, dominoes, crafts or take part in a variety of other activities at the Center.  Participants must be age 60 or over and register with the Peninsula Agency on Aging by calling 873-0541. Note: The Dining Club will be closed April 9 through April 13.


Beginning Line Dancing. If you are interested in learning Beginning Line Dancing, please call the Center at 898-3807 to leave your name and phone number. If there is enough interest, we will begin a new class.   


Mark Your Calendar


Picnic in the Park, Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yorktown Beach Picnic Area.  Join us for an exciting time with food, games, and prizes provided by Humana at the Yorktown Waterfront. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, Lorenzo's special fried fish, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and beverages.  Suggested donation is $3.50 and payable at the event.  Registration will run April 16 through May 9 or until space is full. In case of inclement weather, this event will take place at Crooks United Methodist Church.   





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