Programs

    Friday, November 2nd- Introduction to Beginner Tai Chi

    Interested in learning Tai Chi but not exactly sure what it is really about? 

    This free one week introductory 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 introductory class will explain the fundamentals and benefits of Tai Chi with demonstrations by the instructor.

    Sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

    A 10-week Beginner Tai Chi class will start in the Spring.  Start date of class TBD.

     

    Quilt Raffle

    A beautiful Autumn themed quilt is being raffled off with all proceeds to benefit future programs and events at the Rose City Senior Center. The handmade quilt was made by the very talented Senior Center Quilting Group. Thank you for the beautiful donation!

    Tickets are 3 for $1 and are available at reception.

    Drawing to be held on Friday, November 16th and you do not have to be present to win!

     

    Content by Judy – Caring for others and yourself

    There will always be times in our lives when we offer care to others. Friends, parents, children and spouses have life events happen to them. We by instinct reach out and offer to help.

    When those life events happen a plan comes about, care and healing happen and the world rights itself at some point. During that time life becomes quite crazy and hectic.

    We could do a lot of our caregiving better and easier if we plan ahead. When a baby is about to be born plans are made for a doctor, aftercare for mom, cribs and more are bought. Questions are asked and answered. Babysitters, daycare decided on.

    But for lots of other caregiving situations no planning is done at all. We age, our parents age. We don’t talk about what will happen as we lose some of our independence. Who will care for who? What agency do we want and what don’t we want?

    Now is the time to look at the home, the budget and other options. Is it safe to stay at home? Is a move needed? What resources are there to pay for help? What will insurance pay for? What insurance is available? Is there a care plan manager? Are there resources from an employer available?

    Start looking for the answers to some of these questions now.

    Plus, start planning how the caregivers will get some respite. It is not unheard of for the caregiver to die before the one they are taking care of. Caregiving is stressful, a lot of work, demanding and exhausting.

    We all need time for ourselves and so do the caregivers. They need time away from the situation. Whether it’s going out to lunch, shopping, taking a nap, gardening or reading a book they need a break.

    Take care of the caregiver so they can continue to care for their loved one.

    Bridge * – Wednesdays

    * This is an advanced level group. Limited space may be available.

    Wednesdays at 12:45 in the card room

    Tuesdays- Mahjong – Beginners Class **Cancelled**

    Time: 9:30-11:00am

    Have you always wanted to learn the game Mahjong? Now is your chance!
    Mahjong is a Chinese game of skill, strategy and calculation using tiles with symbols and pictures. It is played similar to the card game Rummy in that you “draw” and “discard” tiles in an attempt to match them to win the game. Hope you join us!