Several activities for senior citizens are scheduled this month under the sponsorship of the Davidson County Senior Services Department.
For more information about these activities, callers throughout the county can reach the department through at these local numbers: From Lexington exchanges, 242-2290; Thomasville, 472-7956; Denton, 869-2542; Winston-Salem, 731-8434; Southmont, 798-2382; Tyro, 952-1296.The Lexington Senior Center is at 935 N. Main St. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. To reach the center, call 242-2290.
The Thomasville Senior Center is at 1122 Trinity St. It is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, with some activities scheduled later. To reach the center, call site manager Sherry Warfford at 472-7956.
The department sponsors a nutrition program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the Denton Civic Center on West Salisbury Street. To reach the center, call site manager G.E. Battle at 869-2542.
The schedule of regular activities includes:
Flexercise is a free exercise program designed for men and women aged 60 to 95. Participants learn to modify each exercise according to their own abilities, never pushing their bodies beyond their strengths, while striving for a positive attitude toward health and fitness.
The Thomasville classes meet at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at the senior center.
The Lexington classes meet at 9 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday at Second United Church of Christ, 200 N. Church St. The Lexington flexercise classes are preceded at 8:15 a.m. by walking sessions, which are held indoors in bad weather.
Blood pressure checks will be conducted at no charge by volunteers from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in Room 102 of the Lexington Senior Center and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. April 25 at Central Recreation Center, 205 E. Main St., Thomasville.
Insurance counseling is offered from 1 to 3 p.m. each Wednesday in Room 102 of the Lexington Senior Center, where volunteers from the Senior Health Insurance Information Program advise senior citizens regarding health insurance.
The service is free and there is no soliciting or selling of insurance. However, participants must pay to make copies of necessary materials. Counselors are available in Thomasville and Denton upon request.
Senior Chorus, directed by Silba Rae Fennel, will meet for practice at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. April 17 and 24 at the Lexington Senior Center. New voices are welcome. For more information, call Fennel at 243-2995.
Bridge groups meet at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Lexington Senior Center. Call Senior Services for information about participating.
A free quilting class, led by Sally Hackney, meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Fridays through April 27 at the Lexington Senior Center.
Senior Rollers Bowling League meets at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the YMCA, 119 W. Third Ave., Lexington. To join the group, call Senior Services.
The woodworking shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the Lexington Senior Center for senior citizens interested in wood crafting. Call Jack Dorsett at Senior Services for information about working there.
The Senior Services Department is taking names for a waiting list to get into a free tap dancing class that meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Adele Tuttle Studio, 114 W. Sixth Ave., Lexington.