Big Spring Senior Center Announces Events
Thursday, May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. Walk with Ease: Several folks enjoyed the Walk w/Ease Program at the Newville Rails to Trails last year. So, again, we meet at the Newville Trailhead, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 30-45 minutes and end with post-walking stretches. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have arthritis, this program began as the Walk w/Ease Program with Arthritis. Walking will be at your own pace.
Thursday, May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. Play 500: Come play 500 with our dedicated group of card players!
Thursday, May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Games with Bob Ballard: Join us for a day of fun while we play a variety of card and board games led by Bob! Call the center for more info.
Friday, May 3rd at 8:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast: An invitation goes out to all men 50 and better to join us at the Senior Center for a home-cooked breakfast at 8:30 a.m.. We promise that you won’t go home hungry. Sign up no later than noon, Thursday, May 2nd. And even if you don’t sign up, come anyway; we always have plenty of food.
Monday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. “Fun & Fit” Zumba Gold Aerobics: A certified instructor from the YMCA leads this aerobics class designed just for you. The class meets at the First United Presbyterian Church in Newville. A $2.00 donation is requested. This class is open to anyone age 60 or older.
Monday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. Water Coloring Painting Opportunity: Come meet with our new instructor, Kathleen Schungel, retired Art Teacher from the Cumberland Valley School District and a Big Spring resident. Do you have an interest in water coloring? Then, join our friendly group of painters. The cost is $1/week to the Big Spring Senior Center and $5/week to the instructor.
Tuesday, May 7th at 8:30 a.m. Mothers’/Daughters’ Tea with A Terrarium: Beginning at 8:30 a.m. we will be honoring our Mothers & Daughters with tea & scones, followed at 9 a.m. with making a terrarium to take home. It will be a lovely affair coming for a soothing cup of tea or coffee then the Penn State Master Gardeners guiding you in making a terrarium to take home.
Tuesday, May 7th at 9:00 a.m. T’ai Chi for Arthritis: Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville. Cost is a suggested $5 donation per class. To register, call 776-4478. Walk-ins are welcome.
Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30 a.m. Walk with Ease: Several folks enjoyed the Walk w/Ease Program at the Newville Rails to Trails last year. So again, we meet at the Newville Trailhead, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 30-45 minutes and end with post-walking stretches. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have arthritis, this program began as the Walk w/Ease Program with Arthritis. Walking will be at your own pace.
Tuesday, May 7th at 12:30 p.m. Wii Bowling: Join us to try your hand at bowling in front of a TV screen. It’s lots of fun and competitive too. No ball required. Just drop in for a game or two.
Wednesday, May 8th at 8:30 a.m. Yoga: This class is held at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function (from the Mayo Clinic website). A ten-week session costs $65 non-member/$55 if you are a member of the Senior Center. Sessions can be pro-rated if you elect to join mid-session.
Wednesday, May 8th at 9:30 a.m. The Fry’s Travel Adventures: Ever wonder what it would be like to travel and spend several weeks on a Ranch in New Mexico or riding an elephant in India! Well, Mike and Elaine Fry have BEEN THERE/DONE THAT! They have taken their retirements years to a new level and have been chipping away at their bucket list. Join Mike on Wednesday, May 8th when he will be at the Senior Center talking about his family trips to Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.
Wednesday, May 8th at 12 noon Humor as a Coping Tool: Presented by Jeanne McClintock, Homeland Health. Just drop in for this presentation.
Wednesday, May 8th at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study: Pastor Bob Van Sant of Berean Baptist Church, Newville, will talk on the topic “Who Am I?” This topic each week will address “Who am I as person, Noah’s Wife, God and Jesus.
The Big Spring Center is located at 91 Doubling Gap Road, Suite #1, Newville, in the Mountain View Apartment Building. The phone number is 717-776-4478. Hours are weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A hot congregate meal is served at 11:30 a.m. Please call two weekdays ahead to make a meal reservation.
Visit our webpage at http://www.bigspringseniorcenter.weebly.com for information on our trips. Annual membership fee of $25 entitles you to a mailed newsletter, reduced trip fees and reduced exercise fees.
The Big Spring Center is supported in part by a grant from the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services; the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Aging. Transportation is available through the Cumberland County Department of Transportation. Senior Center Staff can help with that process. Call 717-776-4478 for more information.