Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lackey basketball league for young males; Senior Center events for June; Diabetes program

Senior Center of York Announces June Events

May 21, 2013


          A variety of educational and entertaining programs are being offered at the Senior Center of York in June. 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
            Scrapbooking & Greeting Cards, Monday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 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 loved ones.  Note: Please limit to four cards.  For more information and to register please call 898-3807.

          Culture Day, "Latin for Fun" Tuesday, June 18 at 1 p.m. Learn Latin from Instructor Erika St. Dennis.  Many of the words we use today are derived from Latin.  Ms. St. Dennis will play a word game discussing word origins and show how words can make us laugh and help us economically.  There will be small prizes, and a giveaway to a lucky participant.  Please register for this program by June 17. 
          Luau/Barbecue Friday, June 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aloha! Let's have a ball and a hula in this tropical experience!  Hula Instructor Lehua from Janna's International Dance Studio will begin this event by performing beautiful traditional dances of the Hawaiian Islands. Our menu will include barbecue, baked beans, and cole slaw along with pineapple and fruity beverages.  Additionally, we will have some leis on hand, but feel free to bring your own and to dress in Hawaiian attire.  Suggested donation is $3.50 and payable at the time of registration at the Senior Center. Registration will conclude June 19 or until space is full for this special event. 
          AARP Driver Safety Program, Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25. This program is designed for drivers age 50 or better, and will take place on Monday, June 24, from 12:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday, June 25, 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.

         "Native Plants for Butterflies," Tuesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. Jan Newton, past Education Chair of the Virginia Native Plant Society and native plant consultant, will give a program titled "Native Plants for Butterflies," which features photos and information about native plants that attract and provide food and /or nectar for butterflies and their caterpillars. Many butterflies depend on native plants for survival and Ms. Newton offers an up-close look at some of these beautiful creatures. You will attract and feed wonderful butterflies by adding native plants to your garden.  Plant them and they will come!  Please register for this program by June 24 by calling the Senior Center of York at 898-3807.

         Health Day, "Faces of Transplantation," Wednesday, June 26 at 12:45 p.m.   United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) runs the nation's transplant system matching lifesaving organs to patients in need on the national waiting list.  How does this matching process happen? Who decides which patients receive a transplant? Join Lisa Schaffner, Public Relations and Marketing Director of the United Network for Organ Sharing, to learn the answers to these questions and more in this informative presentation.  For more information and to register, call the Senior Center at 898-3807 by Tuesday, June 25.

         Computers and 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. Our next session of computer class offerings begins in the fall. 

         Volunteers Needed: Do you have a flair for design? Can you turn regular everyday household items into a work of art?  We are looking for individuals to assist and instruct make-it/take-it projects.  Please call 898-3807 if you can help.
Mark Your Calendar
         July Birthday Bash, Friday, July 12 at 1 p.m. Billy is back!  Solo Artist Billy Mitchell will return with his captivating voice and style. Mr. Mitchell performs love songs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.  June and July birthdays will be recognized at this bash, but all are welcome to come celebrate.


Basketball League being offered in Lackey to young males

May 22, 2013


          The Lackey Community Collaboration Taskforce is hosting a free basketball league this summer for male teenagers in the Lackey community.  Young males ages 12-17 living in the Woods of Yorktown, Yorktown Square, or any Lackey neighborhood are invited to register now through June 21.
          Registration forms can be picked up and returned to the Woods and Yorktown Square rental offices, Lackey Corner Store, and the Boys & Girls Club at Yorktown Middle School.  Adult volunteers and sponsors are welcome.
          For more information on this new summer program, call Tiffany Little, Senior Regional Service Coordinator for Community Housing Partners, at 369-5284.


Diabetes Self-Management Program offered at Senior Center

May 22, 2013


          A six-week Diabetes Self-Management Program is being offered at the Senior Center of York on Tuesdays beginning June 18 and continuing through July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.  This program is free.
          Sessions are interactive and teach the skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes.  Information covered includes menu planning, proper diet, carbohydrate intake and blood sugar levels.      The Diabetes Self-Management Program was devised through research performed by the School of Medicine at Stanford University.
          This program is co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health, Peninsula Health District, and the Peninsula Agency on Aging.
          Please register by June 14.  The Senior Center of York is located at 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway (Washington Square Shopping Center). 
          For more information or to register, call 898-3807.


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