Monday, November 26, 2012

Senior Center of York Announces December Events


November 26, 2012   
       A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in December. 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
            Canned Goods Donations now through December 14. Please bring current canned goods items to the Senior Center of York by December 14 to help support the York County Church Women United Emergency Food Closet.
            2012 Senior Center Art Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, now through December 17. Visit the Gallery at York Hall located on Main Street in Yorktown to see the delightful displays and exhibits of the Senior Center's crafters. The Gallery at York Hall is located on Main Street in Yorktown.
            AARP Driver Safety Program, December 3 and 4.  This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, December 3, from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, December 4, 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.
            Breakfast, Tree-Trimming, and Singing, Tuesday, December 4.  Please register by December 3 for this event.  In preparing for the season, come enjoy a Hardee's biscuit with us at 9:30 a.m. and help us decorate the Center's tree.  Then enjoy a lively and festive concert by Seaford Elementary School Choir at 10:30 a.m. 
            Senior Center of York Holiday Luncheon, Friday, December 7 at 11 a.m.  Registration for this popular event closes December 3 or when space is filled. So sign up now to join us for a merry time with good friends, food, and music.  Luncheon festivities will kick off with a musical performance by the Center's Matinee Idlers with the meal to follow. The menu will include spaghetti with meatballs, Caesar salad, breadsticks, dessert, and beverage.  The fee will be $3 and should be paid at the time of registration.  Please bring in current canned goods to support the York County Church Women United Emergency Food Closet.
            Scrapbooking and Christmas Gift Tags, Monday, December 10 from 9 a.m to 12 noon.    Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make festive gift tags and assists you with your scrapbook. You can also enjoy using the Cricut which helps to design your cards. These cards, tags, and your personalized scrapbook create lasting memories and make wonderful gifts for your loved ones.  Note: Please limit to four cards.          
           Santa and Caroling, Friday, December 14 at 1 p.m. Come celebrate the season with music from Crossroads Community Church, and enjoy a visit from Santa. Feel free to bring your children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren and pose for pictures with Santa. Light refreshments will be served. Please register by December 13.
            Making Bows, Monday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn to make simple, beautiful bows for your holiday gift wrapping with Facilitator Barbara Wood. Please register at the front desk by December 13 so materials can be purchased for this event. Space is limited.  
      Monday Movie, Monday, December 17 at 1 p.m. The York County Library and the Senior Center of York will present "White Christmas." Featuring the Irving Berlin song, "White Christmas," this 1954 American musical classic stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney. While serving in the army in WWII, two buddies meet and end up joining musical forces singing and dancing on Broadway.  Popcorn and beverage served.
            Dinner and Celebration of Lights Holiday Trip, Monday, December 17. Join us for a "dutch treat" dinner trip to a local restaurant and a ride through the two-mile Festival of Lights display at Newport News Park. The bus will depart the Senior Center at 4 p.m. Bus seating is limited, but you can drive yourself and we can provide the tickets to enter the lights display. To register call the Senior Center at 898-3807 by December 14.
            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 Veterans! If you served in WWII 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!
      Sign up now for next Body Recall Exercise Session, January 7 – March 22! We are taking registrations for Body Recall, an invigorating group exercise and life-time fitness program with Instructor Domenica Jernigan. This exercise and educational program helps with balance, strength, muscle control and coordination. Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, January 7 through March 22 and meet 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Class sessions are as follows: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. The cost for this 10-week session is $60. For more information regarding Body Recall, please call 898-3807.
            Holiday Closures: For the holidays, the Senior Center of York will be CLOSED on December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1, 2013. The Dining Club will be closed December 20 through January 1, 2012 and will reopen January 2, 2012.
            Inclement Weather? Check out the Senior Center's hotline 890-3516 for information on emergencies, closings and or delays due to inclement weather.

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