Center announces events

NEW CUMBERLAND – Hancock county Senior Services will hold the eighth annual candle-lighting ceremony and friendship dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

Dinner includes baked steak or stuffed chicken breast, salad, vegetable, scalloped potatoes and dessert. The cost is $6 per person.

The “Candles of Care” ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. and will include candle-lighting, poetry, special musical selections and reading a roll call of names.

Medicare Advantage plan and Part D prescription drug plans open enrollment is through Dec. 7. Changes may be made during this period and are effective Jan. 1. Each year, the plans can change premiums, deductibles, cost-sharing and benefits or discontinue coverage. Those wanting to make an appointment to discus and review Medicare options make call (304) 564-3801 or (304) 387-1873.

The Panhandle Piecemakers have donated at handcrafted, full-sized Log Cabin quilt for drawing. Tickets are on sale at the senior center. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn Thursday. Proceeds benefit Hancock County’s seniors.

The group is looking for “Hard Hat” members for its Seniors Helping Seniors program, which provides low-cost home maintenance. Those interested may become certified by taking a week-long course.

The Sunny Day Respite center in Weirton is accepting clients diagnosed with dementia. Karen Mason, quality assurance and coordinator, is available to speak at churches and civic and service organizations. For information, call (304) 564-3801.

The senior center will host an eight-day, seven-night tour of the Hawaiian Islands, beginning Nov. 1, 2014. There will be stops on Maui, Hilo, Kona, Kauai and Honolulu.

Upcoming events include:

9 a.m., Breakfast for Billiards, today.

11:30 a.m., crafting; 1 p.m., line dancing; and 1 p.m., Panhandle Piecemakers, today and Nov. 18 and 25.

10:30 a.m., singing seniors, Tuesday and Nov. 19 and 26.

11 a.m., beginner line dancing class, Thursday and Nov. 21.

1 p.m., couples billiards and women’s billiard lessons, Thursday.

2:30 p.m., game night, Thursday. Event includes cards, dice and board games. Those attending are encouraged to bring a snack.

Friday, Wal-Mart trip. Call to reserve a seat. Space is limited; all purchases must fit into two large cloth shopping bags.

10 a.m., “A Healthier You,” Nov. 20. Each monthly session discusses a different wellness topic. November’s topic is “Finding Meaning.”

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Netwick Care Center monthly bingo extravaganza, Nov. 21. Event includes bingo, lunch and prizes. A nurse will be available to check blood pressure and sugar levels.

1 p.m. Wii Bowling tournament, Nov. 21.

Upcoming fitness classes include:

10 a.m. Mondays, Walk With Ease. Class includes 30 minutes of walking to music. Free.

5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tae Bo. Susan Clibbens instructs the cardio boxing course which incorporates martial arts techniques, including kicks and punches. The cost is $3.

10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Everybody’s Arthritis Fitness. The class includes range of motion, cardio, strengthening and balance drills.

10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays, arthritis tai chi program. The class offers a joint-safe program that reduces pain and stiffness and improves flexibility and muscle strength. Free.

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Zumba. Debbie Teter instructs. Cost is $5 for those under 60 and $3 for those 60 and older.

11 a.m. Wednesdays, Tai Chi. Frank Lewis teaches the course which improves balance, flexibility and strength.

The soup and salad bar is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $4 for soup and salad or $3 for soup or salad alone. For information, call the senior center at (304) 564-3801.