Hey Shawnee! It’s December and as promised, this Oklahoma weather is unpredictable! Until now it was warm and in the 70’s, but also cold with a wind chill below freezing!
Speaking of December, we’ll be celebrating December’s birthdays all day on Tuesday, December 14 at the Senior Recreation Center at 401 N. Bell Avenue. We have snacks and decorations, as well as our December birthday poster. If you happen to have a birthday in December, come by and put your name on our poster and let us celebrate with you!
Here at the Senior Rec Center, you’ll find programs and services for the over-55s. We have ongoing groups, fitness classes, music, pickleball, crafts and games. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and we are operated by the Shawnee City Recreation Department.
Our advisory committee, the Senior Citizens of Shawnee Board, meets every second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is Tuesday, December 14 at 9.30 am and you can attend as a guest. We currently have an open board slot, so if you are interested in applying, please let us know at 405-878-1528.
As part of our Wellness Wednesdays, Barry from Heartland Home Health will be performing blood pressure checks on Wednesday, December 15th from 9am to 11am to get your blood pressure checked and visit Barry regarding all the services Heartland provides.
This Friday December 17th is the Christmas Billiards Tournament. The double-elimination 8-Ball pool competition starts at 1:00 PM, but you must be registered by Thursday, December 16. Even if you don’t want to play, you can come cheer on your favorite player!
Also on Friday, December 17, the Senior Rec Center will host a special extra December bingo at 1:00 PM. Due to the pool tournament we will be playing in a different room but we wanted to have a second bingo day this month before closing for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas and the holidays, our schedule includes holiday closures on December 23, 24 and 31. The Senior Rec Center is open all other days in December. Please note that Project Heart’s lunch program will continue to serve their meals at the Community Center on a takeout basis only. Project Heart’s holiday schedule includes closures on December 17th through 24th and 31st. For more information about Project Heart and their lunchtime schedule, call them Monday through Friday, 8:00am-11:00am at 405-275-4530.
Have you ever listened to the “Mike in the Morning Show” with Mike Askins on KGFF? Mike hosts this fun morning show and you can find it on 100.9 FM or 1450 AM on your radio. Every Wednesday at 8:30 AM Mike provides an update on the focus on activities for seniors. Come listen!
Take care of each other, stay active and healthy, and we’ll see you in the center!