Friday, December 21, 2012

Sr. Center January events; High School Ski Trip


Senior Center of York Announces January Events
December 21, 2012   
        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 (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
      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 national exercise and educational program helps with balance, strength, muscle control and coordination and was recently recognized for its effectiveness by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. 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 session is $60. For more information regarding Body Recall, please call 898-3807.
           Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, January 14 from 9 a.m to 12 noon.  
 Join us as Cathy Fowler of Creative Memories shows how to make fun 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.       
           Tuesday Birthday Bash, Tuesday, January 15 at 1 p.m. Come see "A Tribute to Dean Martin & Marilyn Monroe" at this exciting bash! Traveling entertainers and impersonators David Alan and Tracey Lynne will present a highly visual, colorful, and interactive show performing the classics of these two celebrated and legendary personalities. As always, you do not have to be observing a birthday to attend this event. Cake and beverage will be served. Please register by Monday, January 14 by calling the Senior Center at 898-3807 or visiting the front desk.
          Computer Classes and General Use. Call the Center now at 898-3807 for more information on times, space availability, and to register for the Beginners, Intermediate (Microsoft Word 10) and E-mail/Internet classes that start on Tuesday, January 15. The computers are also 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.
           York-Poquoson Triad Offers Help with "File of Life" and "Yellow Dot," Wednesday,   January 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. York-Poquoson Triad is sponsoring an informative program to assist senior citizens in completing File of Life cards and Yellow Dot cards for emergency responders. To register call the Senior Center of York at 898-3807 by January 14.
            Over the years the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office has distributed hundreds of File of Life packets to senior citizens. The File of Life is a miniature medical history card that seniors can place in a magnetized red folder and post on their refrigerators. The card enables medics to obtain a quick medical history when a patient is unable to offer one. The File of Life contains critical information for emergency medical treatment, including a patient's name, allergies, medications, contacts, insurance coverage and any special instructions. A door sticker alerts emergency personnel that the person has a File of Life and allows emergency responders to begin appropriate treatment immediately and not have to wait to obtain information from a confused patient or through other sources if the patient is unconscious.
A similar card called Yellow Dot is available for one's vehicle. The yellow dot is placed in the rear window to alert emergency responders that medical information can be found in the glove compartment.
Volunteers will be on hand to assist senior citizens in completing the File of Life Form. Interested persons will need to bring a list of medications and emergency contact information. A light lunch will be served.
            "Vinyl Memories," Wednesday, January 16 at 1 p.m.   Bring in your record albums - 45 rpm, 33 rpm, or 78s - and we will listen to them, and reflect on music from the decades of yesteryear. If you have a yellow spindle size adaptor on hand, bring that in too. Ron Herrick of Audio Visual Products and Calibration, Inc. will assist with this program. We will also enjoy music trivia, games, and prizes. Registration is underway and will end by Jan. 14 unless available space fills up sooner. Please give a list of your Top 10 Favorite Songs when you register!
           Culture Day, Poetry "Promises to Keep," Tuesday, January 22 at 1 p.m. Poet, author, and professor Hermine Pinson of the College of William & Mary will share and interpret excerpts of her vivid poetry collections from Ashe, Mama Yetta, Dolores is Blue/ Dolorez is Blues, and herCD, Changing the Changes in Poetry & Song.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please register at the Senior Center of York by calling 898-3807. 
           AARP Driver Safety Program, Tuesday, January 22 & Wednesday, January 23. Please note the different day this month. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Wednesday, January 23 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.
          Calling All Veterans!  Have you ever served in our nation's military? If so, please consider participating in an informal panel discussion to share some of your experiences at one of the Senior Center of York's upcoming Culture Days. ALL of us have benefitted from the dedication, efforts and sacrifice of our uniformed men and women (and their families). MOST of us are very interested in the experiences of those who have served, but MANY of us know very little of what life was actually like in the military. So please drop by our front desk and complete a brief form so we can begin organizing this and hear some of your stories! It promises to be a very meaningful, touching, and at times, probably very humorous event, IF enough people sign up to participate. Thank you very much!
            Holiday Closures: For the holidays, the Senior Center of York will be closed on January 1 for New Year's Day, and January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Dining Club will reopen on January 2, 2013.
            Inclement Weather? Check out the Senior Center's hotline 890-3516 for information on emergencies and weather related closings and or delayed openings due to inclement weather.
            Upcoming Events
Valentine Bingo, Friday, February 15. 1-3 pm. Join us for the camaraderie of this exciting annual event and enjoy great refreshments and prizes! Registration begins on January 14 and concludes on February 12 or until space is full. Seating is limited. 


12th Annual York County High School Ski Trip!
December 21, 2012   
     York County Parks and Recreation is scheduling its 12th annual High School Ski Trip to Wintergreen Ski Resort near Charlottesville during semester break on Friday, January 25, 2013. Students must register by Friday, January 18, unless bus spaces fill up earlier. Any high school student living in York County is eligible to register for this chaperoned day trip. This includes students attending public school, private school and home school. The trip cost is $89.00 per person and includes transportation on private charter buses, lift ticket, equipment rentals and a beginner's lesson.
     Complete trip information and registration forms are available online at the Parks and Recreation website at OR on the York County Youth Commission's website at
     If you have any questions, please call the York County Parks and Recreation Office at 890-3500.            

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