Open Resource Session – Are you interested in an Open Resource Session for your technology questions? Well, we at the Big Spring Senior Center would like to provide individuals an opportunity to come to the Center to ask their technology questions regarding their computer, smart phone, laptop, etc. Also, we can provide instructional time to learn basic computer programs, i.e. Facebook, Internet, Shopping on the Internet, Internet Security, etc. You would be welcome to bring in your handheld equipment to the Session. Please contact Cathy at the Big Spring Senior Center at 717-776-4478 to discuss your needs and set up an appointment.
Thursday, March 29th 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, March 29th 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 players 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.
Friday, March 30th: The Big Spring Senior Center will be closed in observance of the Good Friday/Easter Holiday.
Monday, April 2nd 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, April 2nd 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, April 2nd 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 established group of painters. The cost is $1 each week to the Senior Center. Please call 776-4478 to register and to get more information.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 9:00 a.m. Crafts: We could use your help, hands and ideas. Come and make beaded jewelry, seasonal and everyday crafts, as well as new friends. This program is open to the public. Call 717-776-4478 to let us know that you are coming.
Tuesday, April 3rd 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, April 3rd 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, April 4th 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, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. Bible Study: Come out to enjoy an informative hour of Bible Study by Pastor Don Snyder of Doubling Gap Church of God. His study will be on the Book of Hebrews, the Meaning of Passover and the Resurrection.
Saturday, April 7th at 2:00 p.m. Phantom of the Opera: The Senior Center has a few tickets (great seats) remaining for Phantom of the Opera at the Big Spring High School. Tickets are at cost - $10 to sit with the Senior Center. Please call to reserve and get your ticket.
Tuesday, April 10th Roots Market, Manheim: We will be leaving the Senior Center at 8:00 a.m. Cost will be $15 for roundtrip transportation and lunch is on your own. Large coolers will be provided to bring home your goodies. Sign up and pay no later than Friday, April 6th.
Wednesday, April 11th at 9:30 a.m. Office of Aging and Community Services: Juliette Shearer will be here to discuss Aging Services offered by the Office of Aging and Community Services and to answer questions about their programs.
Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m Walking Together – Caregiving for the Memory Loss Community: The Big Spring Senior Center, in partnership with First United Presbyterian Church and Green Ridge Village, continues its forum series at the Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue with Messiah Lifeways and Meno Haven on the topic of Adult Day Services.
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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