Senior Center sets schedule

NEW CUMBERLAND – Hancock County Senior Services will celebrate volunteers with a volunteer appreciation at 1 p.m. May 1 at the facility located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

Ray Woods, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services Title V Senior Community Services Employee Program manager, will be the keynote speaker.

Lunch will be served at a cost of $5 per plate. To make a reservation, call by April 26.

A card-making class will be held a 1 p.m. April 11. The cost is $3 per person, with all supplies included. The book club will meet at 1 p.m. April 9. Breakfast for billiards will be held at 9 a.m. April 10. A Wii bowling tournament will be held at 1 p.m. April 11 and 25. The Family Medical Care Community Health Center will be available beginning at 9 a.m. April 18.

Nentwick Care Center will sponsor a bingo extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the senior center. There will be free bingo, lunch and prizes and a nurse’s station will offer blood pressure and sugar level checks and distribute health information.

This month’s day trips include a trip to the Beaver Valley Mall April 19 and the Rogers flea market May 24. Seats are limited; call to register. Purchases will be limited to two bags per person.

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m April 22-23. The program is the first and largest classroom refresher course for drivers 50 and older. Some insurance companies offers premium discounts to those seniors who participate in the course. Lee Beckner, certified training instructor, will conduct the two-day course. To register, call (304) 564-3801.

Mike Lucas, board member and attorney, will give a workshop in Medicaid planning for nursing home care at noon April 24 at the senior center.

Seating may be limited; call to register.

The newly formed Shutterbugs group for senior photographers will hold the first meeting at 1 p.m. April 25. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend and share ideas.

Regularly scheduled activities include:

Crafting, 11:30 a.m.; line dancing, 1 p.m. Mondays;

Tai Chi, 5 p.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Wednesdays;

Everybody’s Arthritis Fitness, 10 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays;

Arthritis Tai Chi program, 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays;

Singing seniors, 11 a.m. Tuesdays;

Zumba, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays;

Bingo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and

Line dancing class, 11 a.m. Thursdays.

The center is gauging interest in a Tae Bo class. Tae Bo is a workout that incorporates martial arts kicks and punches. The class would be adaptable to all skill levels and abilities. Call (304) 564-3801 to express an interest.

The senior center has a soup and salad bar available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $3 trip includes a soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. A $2 trip includes either soup or salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Extra soup or salad is $1. Five meal trip tickets are $12, and 10 are $24.

For information about the senior center or to register for a program, call (304) 564-3801.