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SEPTEMBER EVENTS at THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

SEPTEMBER EVENTS at THE BIG SPRING SENIOR CENTER

Exercise Classes Offered
Zumba Gold – every Monday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.0 a class for those 50 – 59.  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Stretching – We stretch, using a video at the Big Spring Senior Center.  It is free for those who are members/$5.00 for non-members or those 50 – 59.  Call for information on days/times (usually on Fridays).
T’ai Chi for Arthritis –This new program meets on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.  The cost is a $5 donation per week and is also being supplemented by a grant from the Office of Aging and Community Services.
Yoga –This session is held on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville.  The cost is $65/member and $55/non-member for a 10-week session which can be pro-rated if you start mid-session.  Please contact the Senior Center at 717-776-4478 for more information.
Walk w/Ease Group Walking Program— Several folks are enjoying the Walk w/Ease Program and would like it continue it through the Summer and into the Fall.  There will be no structured curriculum.  We meet at the Newville Trailhead at Rails to Trails, 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.

Wednesday, September 5th at 9:30 a.m.  – King’s Gap Environmental Education Center presentation on the Praying Mantis -  Come learn all about what this interesting creature in its natural setting.

Wednesday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m. - “MindMatters”:  Food Glorious Food:  Satisfaction without the Guilt!  Imagine being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without any guilt.  Impossible?  Chef Donna Desfor says no!  She will guide you into a new understanding of taste, and how taste is experienced.  With a new understanding, you’ll find eating becomes a more pleasurable experience and cooking can easily become a creative endeavor!  And, once you know what you like to taste (and how you can create those taste sensations) Chef Donna will treat you to her “Three Bites to Being Full and Satisfied” rules.  The entire program will lead you toward an eating experience that is better, and more satisfying.

Friday, September 21st at 12:00 noon - “Worried About Someone’s Driving?”  When you have concerns about someone or your own ability to drive you need to be prepared, be strategic and prepared to open the discussion.  Kimberly Gough of Healthsouth will be presenting this topic of discussion over desert.  Walk-ins are welcome.

Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. – “Stephanie Roscinski’s trip to Norway Trip”  Wouldn’t it be exciting to travel to the land of Norway.  Well Stephanie and her husband recently venture across the pond to Norway and Stephanie will be here to share their experience.

Thursday, September 13th 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – PATIO/CRAFT & BAKE SALE
Thursday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m.  Zumba Gold:  Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59.  Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience.  Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental function).  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Thursday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m.:  Games at the Center:  We have lots of opportunities to play cards and games at the Center.  On Thursday mornings, at 9:30 a.m., we play 500 with a dedicated group of card player and are always looking for new players.  Come out to play Corn Hole, Shuffleboard, Ladder Ball and board games in the mornings too.  On Thursday afternoons, at 12:30 p.m., Bob Ballard or Bill and Linda Sweigart lead us in a variety of board and card games.  Don’t ever consider playing games as frivolous; studies show that it stimulates your brain which helps counter the aging process.
Thursday, September 13th join the Senior Center at Chili’s, 2 Houser Lane, Carlisle (near Home Depot) at 11:30 a.m.  Call the Senior Center to sign up.
Thursday, September 13th at 9:30 a.m.  Walk w/Ease for Arthritis:  Come join us on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes.  We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down.  Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Trailhead of Rails to Trails.
Thursday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. Walking Together:  Emotional Memory:  Karen Kaslow, R.N., the Care Coordinator at Keystone Elder Law will be at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue, Newville to discuss emotions as a key factor when caring for someone with memory loss.  She will touch on how emotions impact communications and behavior.  The program includes a time of connecting with others in similar circumstances, refreshments and concludes at 8:00 p.m.  The program is open to the public.
Friday, September 14th 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – PATIO/CRAFT & BAKE SALE
Monday, September 17th at 9:00 a.m.  Zumba Gold:  Held at the First United Presbyterian Church, 111 Big Spring Avenue, Newville.  The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59.  Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience.  Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental function).  No need to sign up; just walk in.
Monday, September 17th at 9:00 a.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.
Monday, September 17th at 2:00 p.m.  Watercolor Painting Opportunity:  Do you have an interest in water coloring?  It takes space, inspiration and motivation and we can help.  Join our friendly group of painters.  The cost is $1/week to the Senior Center.  Please call 717-776-4478 to get more information.
Tuesday, September 18th at 9:00 a.m.  Crafts at the Senior Center:  We could use your help, hands and ideas.  Come and make beaded jewelry, seasonal and everyday crafts, as well as making new friends.
Tuesday, September 18th 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, September 18th at 9:30 a.m.  Walk w/Ease for Arthritis:  Come join us on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. wearing comfortable walking shoes.  We will begin with warm ups and proceed with a 30 minute walk and cool down.  Walking will be at a pace acceptable to all those in attendance and we meet at the Newville Rails to Trails Trailhead.
Tuesday, September 18th at 1:00 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, September 19th 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).  The cost is $65 non-member/$55 if you are a member of the Senior Center for a 10 week session.  Sessions can be pro-rated if you elect to join mid-session.
Wednesday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study:  Come out to enjoy an informative hour of Bible Study by Pastor Vern Gauthier of First United Presbyterian Church, Newville.  Pastor Gauthier will be covering the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 through 134) in his studies.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Ephrata Cloister Tour/Shady Maple/Goods Hardware Store Trip:  Thursday, September 20th – This historic site’s guided tour starts with an orientation video in addition to a guided tour of the interior of the two most significant original buildings, the Sister’s House and the Meetinghouse.  Five other buildings are self-guided.  The Visitor’s Center includes exhibits and a museum store.  The guided tour requires walking about two city blocks.  Seating is available at each of the tour stops.  A small step or two is required for entrance is required for entrance or inside some buildings.  Seating is available throughout the historic site and in the historic buildings.  Cost of this trip is $40 for members and $50 for non-members and includes transportation, admission/tour of the Ephrata and your meal at Shady Maple.  We will be leaving the Senior Center at 8:30 a.m.  Deadline to sign up will be Monday, September 17th.
Men’s Breakfast:  Friday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m. (Note that this is a correction) Come out to the Big Spring Senior Center and enjoy a hot, homemade breakfast made by Cathy and her volunteers of the Senior Center.  Cost is $5.00.
Active Aging Day “Inspiring Wellness” Hike & Lunch – Open to all those 50 and older.  Join us at the Shippensburg end of the Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails on September 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The Hike will begin at 10 a.m. at Fort and Earl Streets, Shippensburg (parking off Fort Street).  We will hike 1 mile to Britton Park where we will enjoy a delicious meal of baked chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie, roll, dessert and drink for a recommended $2.00 donation.  Then we play outdoor games such as table-top corn hole or ladder golf, then hike the 1 mile back to Fort and Earl Streets.  Contact the Big Spring Senior Center at 717-776-4478 to sign up.  Special thanks go to Shippensburg Township, Cumberland Valley Rails to Trails, Studio Z Cardio Fitness Club, and Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services.
Norway Trip: Wednesday, September 26th at 9:30 a.m. Stephanie Roscinski will present her recent trip to Norway with you.  Wouldn’t it be exciting to travel to the land of Norway?  Stephanie and her husband recently ventured across the pond to Norway, and Stephanie will be here to share their experience.
Fall’s Awareness by Big Spring Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine:  Wednesday, September 26th at 12 noon.  Have you fallen?  Do you worry about falling?  Do you feel unsteady?  One in four people 65 and older fall each year.  Falls can lead to a loss of independence, but they are preventable!  Join Kendall Thomas, DPT from Big Spring Physical Therapy at the Senior Center to learn the risk factors for falling, the four things you can do to prevent falls, and how a physical therapist can help.  Dessert will be provided by the Senior Center.  Please call to sign up.
Fall Foliage Trip on Lake Raystown – Thursday, October 11th (organized by Branch Creek Place – Shippensburg Senior Center).  Sign up at the Big Spring Senior Center.  Cost: $69 member and $75 non-member.  The deadline to sign up is September 28th.  Trip includes:  Roundtrip motor coach transportation, one-hour sight-seeing cruise on the Proud Mary Showboat, plated luncheon, taxes & gratuities.  Depart:  Big Spring Senior Center at 9:00 a.m.  Depart Branch Creek Place at 9:30 a.m.
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 776-4478 for more information.
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