Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Senior Center of York Announces November Events


October 31, 2012   
       A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in November. 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
             November Birthday Bash, Friday, November 9 at 1 p.m.  Come see the many faces of Eddie Sal, singer and entertainer, who always has a song, dance, joke, and a smile for you. Mr. Sal sings everything from the standard classics to country as well as rhythm and blues. Remember you do not have to be celebrating a birthday to join us. November and December birthdays will be recognized at this bash. Cake and beverage served. Please register for this program by November 8 by calling 898-3807.
           Culture Day, "Jamestown Voyage," Wednesday, November 14 at 1 p.m.
Live the world of Captain John Smith through storyteller and historian Joseph Filipowski. With maritime prose and poetry, Mr. Filipowski will offer insight into the pristine paradise that was Virginia which we would never have known without the courage and persistence of Captain Smith. Refreshments will be served. Please register by November 13 by calling 898-3807.   
            Senior Center's 21st Anniversary Open House, Friday, November 16 from 1 to 3 p.m.
 In honor of 21 years, this year we will recognize Center volunteers and patrons by holding a fair of our activities! So be sure to drop in and see all the programs and events the Center offers. There will be a brief program at 1 p.m. followed by demonstrations, displays, and exhibits. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 14. Call 898-3807 for more information.
      Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.    Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make festive 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.        
          2012 Senior Center Art Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, November 19 through December 17. Senior Center crafters are invited to display their creations during this exhibit. If you are interested in showcasing your work, call the Center at 898-3807 or stop by the front desk for more details. Space is limited. The Gallery at York Hall is located on Main Street in Yorktown.
          Free November AARP Driver Safety Program for Senior Veterans, November 19 & November 20.  This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, November 19 from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, November 20 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.  This November session honors our military servicemen and servicewomen by offering this class free of charge to all senior veterans as well as any age 50 and over active duty personnel, their spouses, widows, children and parents. For all others, 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 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. Please note computer classes will be in session on Tuesdays. Feel free to call us at 898-3807 for more information and on space availability for upcoming computer classes.
         Calling All Veterans! If you served in the military and would be willing to be a part of a panel discussion to share your experiences at one of our Culture Days, please drop by our front desk and complete a brief form.  Thank you!
          Inclement Weather Information…Be Sure to Call Before You Come! In the threat or event of inclement weather or hazardous road and sidewalk conditions, please call the Senior Center's main number at 898-3807 or its special hotline at 890-3516 for information on emergencies, closings and/or late openings at the Center.
Note: The Senior Center of York will be CLOSED on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day and for the Thanksgiving Holidays on Nov. 22 and 23.
             Mark Your Calendar!
Breakfast, Tree-Trimming, and Singing with Seaford Elementary School, Tuesday,  
Dec. 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Senior Center of York Holiday Luncheon, Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. The fee is $3
            and registration will begin on Nov. 19. 

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