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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

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.

Sept. 7:  Wiki
Oct. 5: Tips & Tricks for Windows
Nov. 2: What’s New in Technology
Dec. 7: How to Connect Multiple Devices

STRICTLY BUSINESS
Senior adults are invited to monthly presentations on unique local businesses from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Southwood Community Center located at 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. Learn about amazing research and products that are produced in the Brazos Valley.

Sept. 14: The Farm Patch Market – A unique fruit and vegetable stand that includes all types of food products, flowers and bedding plants.

Oct. 12: LynnTech - Scientists and engineers developing innovative solutions for aerospace, defense, and human health.

Nov. 9: C.C. Creations – The largest custom screen printing and embroider company in Texas and currently ranked 11th in the nation with corporate headquarters and national sales office located in College Station.

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.

Sept. 21: How to search for books in FamilySearch.org
Oct. 19: Google Drive for Genealogists/Family History Buffs
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.

Sept. 21: Women at Texas A&M Panel Discussion
Oct 19: History of Allen Academy
Nov. 16: College of Veterinary Medicine Celebrating 100 Years

INDIAN WARS DEDICATION: SEPT. 21
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board will dedicate a new bronze statue near the Indian Wars site at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Created by local artist, J. Payne Lara, the statue will depict a Native American from the Tonkawa Tribe scouting with a Buffalo Soldier from the 9th Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Historically, the 9th Cavalry was one of a few segregated African American regiments. They served with distinction and valor in combat during the Indian and Spanish American Wars.

Event activities will include a presentation on the history of the Buffalo Soldier from board member Bill Youngkin and keynote remarks from Judge Eddie Harrison, a heritage preservationist and board member of the Texas Center for African American Living History. Harrison is also an active member of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas.

The Indian Wars site recognizes the various military campaigns fought by the Buffalo Soldiers and other U.S. military regiments from 1790 to 1891.

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

SENIOR FALL FEST: OCT. 20
Senior adults are invited to enjoy free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes and much more on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. under the American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex.

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

“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.  

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.

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.

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.


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: 8/26/2016 4:14:49 PM