Programs

    Thursdays, April 4 th, 11th, 18th, 25th- Alcohol Ink Painting

    Time: 9:30am- 11:30am

    $5 per person for 4-week class
    Instructor: Liz Popinchalk

    Check the display case near the library for examples of the fun that you can have with “Inks”!
    Alcohol ink is a vibrant and breathtaking art medium that leaves a colorful, tie-dyed like pattern.  Using alcohol inks can be a fun way to use colors and create fun backgrounds and designs on glass, tiles or paper.  Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect and the possibilities are endless of the variations you can make.  Decorating glass, tiles and paper with alcohol inks is easy and yields beautiful results.  This class is great for a beginner or advanced artist.
    In this 4-week class, you will be creating fun pictures and vibrant patterns using alcohol ink on glass, tile and paper.  All materials will be supplied.  Class size is limited.
    One 4-week session will be offered.  Classes will be April 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.
    You must sign up in order to take this class.  Payment is due by March 28th.

    Alcohol Inks Demonstration Class
    A demonstration class will be offered to those who are interested in taking the 4-week class.  Demonstration classes will be held on March 21st and March 28th.  You can only sign up for one demonstration class not both.  The demonstration class is free.  You must sign up to take the class.
    Please sign up at Reception for either March 21st or 28th.  Class size is limited.

    Free Hearing Screening & Hearing Aid Cleaning- 3rd Thursday of every month

    Bob Sawyer is a State Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist and is Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences by the International Hearing Society. He gives free hearing screenings, hearing aid information, hearing aid cleaning and maintenance on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Please call Hilary at the Rose City Senior Center for an appointment (860) 889-5960.

    Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives- Mondays

    Did you receive any annual Holiday letters this year?  Did you ever notice how these letters only mention the glowing successes, the positive things that your friends, their kids and grandchildren have done over the past year?  Did you laugh to yourself knowing there is more to the story?  Some people notice that these “public relations” efforts don’t leave them feeling closer to their friends but more remote.

    What makes us feel connected is when we tell the actual true stories of our lives.  To do that we want a safe and non-competitive group – a circle of others like ourselves.

    As we grow into our mature years it is important to find opportunities to reflect on the real life we’ve lived and make some sense of it.  It is often those things that have been harder to speak of (the things we’d never put into a Holiday letter) that keep us from feeling at peace with the lives we’ve lived.  Come join us in being real, crying at times and laughing often, as we make sense of it together.

    The Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives circle will be limited to 8 women.  The group will meet weekly on Mondays, from 1:30 – 3:00pm in the Health Clinic.

    Facilitator will be Sue Fraser Frankewicz, a retired medical social worker and experienced group leader.

    Please Sign-Up at Reception if you will be joining us.  Group limited to 8 participants.

     

    Beginner Tai Chi – Fridays

    Time: 1:45pm – 3:00pm

    Interested in learning Tai Chi?  This class is for you!  Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise using graceful movements to connect the mind and body.  Sometimes described as “meditation in motion”, Tai Chi is used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners with no experience or limited experience.  Class starts March 29th.
    Please leave your Name & Telephone Number at Reception if interested.

    Volunteer Knitting & Crocheting Group- Thursdays

    Time: 1:00pm

    This wonderful group makes chemo caps, lap robes, prayer shawls, blankets, hats, etc. which are donated to various local organizations including the ECHO Cancer Foundation at Backus Hospital, Project Linus, VFW and local schools. These donations are a loving gift to cancer patients, children, homeless and to those in need.
    The senior center provides donated yarn as available to this group.