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Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Southwood Community Center and Lincoln Recreation Center.

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LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
1000 Eleanor Street | 979.764.3750 | Map
The Lincoln Recreation Center offers programs for seniors Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Seniors enjoy a daily hot lunch. This is the place to meet new friends, play games, attend outings, arts and crafts, health screening and nutritional presentations. To see a schedule of these events, click here.

SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER | Membership Form (PDF)
1520 Rock Prairie Road | 979.764.6351 | Map
Older adults in College Station have long sought a comfortable place to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. The Southwood Community Center is now that place Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Yoga, Tai Chi, Sit & Fit, computer classes, movies and a lending library. To see a schedule of these events, click here.
 


SPECIAL EVENTS

“DO WELL, BE WELL WITH DIABETES”
Join the Lincoln Recreation Center on Tuesdays in November from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. to learn to manage type 2 diabetes. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s diabetes education programs teach participants the skills to effectively manage their diabetes or reduce the risk of developing diabetes, through better nutrition, exercise, and the monitoring of blood-sugar levels. Proper self-management leads to significant health care cost savings. The cost for all sessions is $15. Scholarships are available if there is an inability to pay. Register online at brazos.agrilife.org or call 979.845.7800.

Nov. 1: Getting Started: How Food Affects Your Blood Glucose
Nov. 8: Are You Eating the Right Number of Carbohydrates? Let’s Find Out
Nov. 15: Beyond the Diet: Improving Your Blood Glucose Control with Physical Activity
Nov. 22: Beyond Diet and Physical Activity: Improving Your Blood Glucose Control with Medication
Nov. 29: Celebrating Diabetes Control While Avoiding Complications: Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too!

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or email awilliams@cstx.gov.  

COMPUTER CLUB FOR SENIORS
The Computer Club for Seniors meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Carter Creek Training Room located at 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.

Nov. 2: What’s New in Technology
Dec. 7: How to Connect Multiple Devices

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: NOV. 11
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m., in the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Activities will commence with the Honor Wall Roll Call, a reading of military veteran names recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor.

Other activities include a special recognition of Brazos Valley Heroes (Service Medley), keynote remarks, and special presentations of the Advocate and Patriot awards. Following the event, the City will host a viewing of Max, a movie about a Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan return to the United States.

For more information about the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, go to bvvm.org or email info@bvvm.org.

FAMILY HISTORY COMPUTER USERS GROUP
The Family History Computer Users Groups meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Carter Creek Training Room located at 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.

Nov. 16: How to find family information using the Red Book, the Everton, and others
Dec 21: What to get yourself for Christmas this year

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCH LECTURE
Enjoy lunch while learning about our community's history! Cost is $7 per person.
Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, located at
2201 Earl Rudder Fwy. S. Please RSVP the Friday prior by calling 979.764.6371
or mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Nov. 16: College of Veterinary Medicine Celebrating 100 Years

AGE OF ELEGANCE BANQUET: DEC. 10
Senior adults are invited to enjoy evening of fun, fashion and fellowship with a showcase of the latest fashion on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. There will be free food, entertainment and door prizes! Interested in modeling? Sign-up by Nov. 30 at Lincoln Recreation Center or email awilliams@cstx.gov.

Non-perishable donations will be collected to benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or email awilliams@cstx.gov.  

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: DEC. 14
All senior adults are invited to Southwood Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for delicious holiday treats. Browse the information tables highlighting programs offered to seniors. Entertainment, door prizes and special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, available for pictures.

For more details, contact Marci Rodgers at mrodgers@cstx.gov or 979.764.6371.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: DEC. 17
Wreaths Across America will be honoring local, fallen veterans by hosting a wreath-laying ceremony in the Aggie Field of Honor, College Station, Bryan City and Oakwood Cemeteries on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. The wreaths are made from balsam fir and stand for one of seven services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. The wreaths are sponsored by public donations and are $15 each.

The deadline to purchase a wreath for the 2016 holiday ceremony is Nov. 29. Purchase a Wreaths Across America wreath at: facebook.com/waacsafoh.

BRAZOS VALLEY SENIOR GAMES: FEB. 24-26
The City of College Station is hosting the 2017 Senior Games Feb. 24-26. The Senior Games promote physical and mental health and fitness among Texas Senior Citizens by encouraging them to maintain healthy lifestyles and social relationships, to participate in sports and recreational activities with other seniors, and to provide an environment for athletic competition.

Ages 50+ can compete in track and field, swimming, basketball, cycling, golf, 5k, archery, bowling, horseshoes, pickleball, disc golf, washers, table tennis, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, cornhole, and basketball skills. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event and age group.

Register Jan. 2- Feb. 13. The registration fee is $30, and includes shirt and two tickets to the reception, with an additional $4 fee per event.

For more information, click here or contact 979.764.3486.


CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.6371 
For more information, call 979.764.6351 or visit the Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd.

Marci Rodgers
Senior Services Coordinator
979.764.6371, mrodgers@cstx.gov

Annie Williams
Senior Program Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center
979.764.3779, awilliams@cstx.gov


 

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Last updated: 11/9/2016 3:27:30 PM