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Meyer Senior & Community Center

Contact Information

Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486
ADDRESS: 2275 Dartmouth St.
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.2670
OFFICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
SENIOR PROGRAM: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu. 7-9 p.m.; Sat. 1-4 p.m.
CLOSED: July 25-28 & Sept. 2

The Bob and Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center offers a new and bright beginning for senior programming this summer. Having discussed the need for a new senior-focused center in College Station for over a decade, the remodeling project at the Arts Council Building was finalized in late March, helping to meet the demand.

Measuring approximately 5,600 square feet, the new center offers three multipurpose rooms, a room equipped for arts, crafts and scrapbooking, personalized cafe style entrance with Wi-Fi, and comfortable settings for classes, dances or visiting with friends. The facility is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

The Meyer Senior and Community Center is focused as a place where seniors can socialize and enhance quality of life. The facility will offer a variety of both passive and active programs and activities including fitness classes, bridge, dominoes, Mah Jongg, educational presentations and art classes.

At the heart of the center’s mission is the namesakes’ family. After his beloved wife Wanda passed away, Bob would come to the Southwood Community Center daily for a cup of coffee and visit. Periodically, he would participate in the programs offered; but more than anything, he craved the social benefit. For this reason, the lobby will be filled with cozy furniture and coffee, allowing patrons to come together for a chat.
    YOUTH PROGRAMS
    CPR, FIRST AID & AED CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 4
    Learn how to recognize emergency situations and handle a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies for all ages. This is an instructor-led, classroom course that meets OSHA/workplace requirements. If you pass the course, you’ll receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED that’s valid for two years.

    Ages 10+ • $75 • Sat. • Oct. 5 • 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEYER BOOK CLUB
    Members will meet to discuss books with a librarian from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. Visit bcslibrary.org/book-clubs for more information. No meeting on Dec. 11.

    Ages 18+ • Free • 2nd Wed. • Monthly • 10-11:30 a.m.

    FAMILY HISTORY COMPUTER USERS GROUP
    Find your family history using your computer. Topics include how to create a family history book, websites less traveled and more. This is a special interest group of the Texas Research Ramblers Geological Society. For more information, visit texasresearchramblers.org/computerusergroup2019.html.

    Ages 18+ • Free • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

    WATERCOLOR I • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    This beginner’s class focuses on basic painting tools, materials, techniques, composition and color theory. Supplies will be discussed during the first class. Basic drawing skills are needed. No class on Nov. 25.

    Ages 18+ • $65 • Mon. • Sept. 9-Oct. 14 • 2-5 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $65 • Mon. • Oct. 21-Dec. 2 • 2-5 p.m.

    WATERCOLOR II • REGISTRATION THROUGH FIRST CLASS DAY
    A continuation class on the art of watercolor. Please bring your supplies to the first class. No class on Nov. 25.

    Ages 18+ • $65 • Mon. • Sept. 9-Oct. 14 • 6-9 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $65 • Mon. • Oct. 21-Dec. 2 • 6-9 p.m.

    CPR, FIRST AID & AED CERTIFICATION • REGISTRATION ENDS OCT. 4
    Learn how to recognize emergency situations and handle a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies for all ages. This is an instructor-led, classroom course that meets OSHA/workplace requirements. If you pass the course, you’ll receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED that’s valid for two years.

    Ages 10+ • $75 • Sat. • Oct. 5 • 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS
    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships can be used for senior programming at the Meyer Senior and Community Center, Southwood Community Center and the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase and can be purchased on-site at any facility. Below programs marked “membership” are free to those with a facility membership.

    DAILY
    Resident - $2
    Non-Resident - $4

    ANNUAL
    Resident - $25
    Non-Resident - $30

    PROGRAMS


    LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
    Become a pro at this classic cards game through weekly, educational sessions with Lyndie.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 10-11 a.m.

    SIT & FIT
    A gentle exercise that features fat-burning aerobics and weight lifting while using a chair for support.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Mon., Tue., Thu. & Fri • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    The committee’s purpose is to address the needs of older adults living in College Station and offers program and activity suggestions to the College Station Parks and Recreation Department. Members must be 55+ and current residents of College Station. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Mon. • Monthly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    ADULT COLORING CLASS
    Join us with your book, colors, markers or pencils. Coloring is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety, and improve motor skills. It’s a hobby that can be taken with you wherever you go.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    CLASSIC COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
    All musicians, regardless of experience level, are welcome to join. Country and bluegrass music fans are also encouraged to attend.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 12:30-3 p.m.

    HAND & FOOT CANASTA
    Join us and learn how to play this fun card game! Great for all levels of players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    GAME NIGHT
    Enjoy an evening of dominoes, cornhole, cards, board games and table tennis.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 7-9 p.m.

    JAMBOREE LINE DANCING
    Experienced and advanced line dancers are invited to learn new dances.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    LINE DANCING
    Looking for a fun way to exercise? Try line dancing to the hottest tunes and enjoy a fun, easy, aerobic workout.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY 42
    Become a pro at this classic game played with dominoes through weekly, educational sessions.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 8-11:30 a.m.

    BRIDGE

    Beginners and experienced players are invited to play! No partner needed.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9-11 a.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy and calculation. This beginner’s class will teach the basics of the game.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    BEGINNING TAP DANCE
    Learn basic steps and terminology with instructor Sue Engbrock. Tap shoes are recommended but not required. The beginner class is from 1-1:30 p.m. and advanced class is from 2-2:30 p.m.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    COMPUTER CLUB FOR SENIORS
    Interested in learning more about the world of computers and technology? Join us the first Wednesday of each month. Registration is not required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Wed. • Monthly • 9:30-11 a.m.

    42 DOMINOES
    42 is often referred to as the "National Game of Texas." Beginner and experienced players are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 8-11:30 a.m.

    MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of strategy, skill and calculation. Come play with this group of skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    FOREVERSIZE
    This class is specifically designed to encourage individuals to adopt healthy lifestyle practices. Exercises are designed to accommodate all abilities and focus on building strength, balance and endurance.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 1-2:30 p.m.

    COLORED PENCIL DRAWING CLASS & MORE
    Learn how to draw pictures and other media with colored pencils from Ann Walton, an award-winning and certified Texas Art Teacher.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 2-4 p.m.

    BASIC JEWELRY MAKING
    Learn how to make basic earrings, bracelets and necklaces or repair broken jewelry. Our instructors Joe, Linda and Betty will offer expertise and guidance. You are asked to bring your own beads.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd Thu. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy newly-released films and popcorn with friends.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    BINGO & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Join us as we celebrate birthdays each month with cake and bingo. Prizes awarded.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Last Fri. • Monthly • 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    SATURDAY SENIOR SOCIAL
    Enjoy an afternoon of coffee with friends, play games, dominoes or cards.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    LUNCH & LEARN • REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 4
    Learn how to spot scams and budget on a fixed income with Kaitlyn Jones from Aggieland Credit Union. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.2670 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Sept. 6 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    MEDICARE EDUCATION SEMINAR

    In honor of National Medicare Education Week, we invite anyone that is eligible for Medicare to join us for this education seminar. United Healthcare Agent Callin O’Brien will walk participants through Medicare services, what they pay for and the services available to help pay for expenses not covered by Medicare. Pre-registration is not required.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Sept. 19 • 1-2 p.m.

    LUNCH & LEARN • REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 20
    Learn the warning signs of a stroke and how to prevent them with Charlla Neason from CHI St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.2670 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Sept. 24 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    POTLUCK & PIZZA SOCIAL • RSVP TO BRING A DISH
    Bring your favorite dish to share. There will also be pizza and music by the Jam Session Musicians. In December, there will be an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest and prizes will be awarded. RSVP to bring a dish by calling 979.764.2670 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Sept. 24, Oct. 29 & Dec. 17 • 12-3:30 p.m.

    FALL DANCES
    Enjoy an evening of dancing with a live DJ. Dances are held monthly. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. No registration needed.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Sept. 26 & Nov. 21 • 7-9 p.m.

    CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP • REGISTRATION ENDS SEPT. 27
    Self-management workshops complement clinical care and are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. This non-pharma, six-week workshop by Texas A&M Center for Population Health & Aging is for anyone living with diabetes and wanting to manage risk factors such as obesity, family history of diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, or physical inactivity. Topics include monitoring diabetes, preventing low blood sugar, preventing complications, planning sick days, skin and foot care, meal planning and physical activity. Space is limited. Register by calling 979.764.2670 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Sept. 27-Nov. 1 • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    THANKSGIVING POT LUCK & SOCIAL • REGISTRATION ENDS NOV. 18
    We’re testing our Thanksgiving recipes! Bring a side dish or dessert to share. We will provide the turkey! Register by Nov. 18 by calling 979.764.2670 or email kpeterson@cstx.gov.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Nov. 22 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
    You’re invited to enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 11 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    RENTAL INFORMATION
    FACILITY RENTALS
    Fees are per hour with a $200 deposit.

    MEETING ROOM
    Non-Resident- $66
    Resident- $65

    CONFERENCE ROOM
    Non-Resident- $42
    Resident- $35

    ACTIVITY ROOM
    Non-Resident- $90
    Resident- $75

    ARTS & CRAFTS ROOM
    Non-Resident- $42
    Resident- $35

    RENTALS DETAILS

    Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be held without proper documentation and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 979.764.2670 or by visiting the Meyer Senior & Community Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    DEPOSITS
    A security deposit is required for rentals. Portions or all of the deposit will be forfeited if damage, extra maintenance, or extraordinary cleanup occurs as a result of rental. Deposits will be refunded on the following conditions: (1) terms of your rental have been met, (2) facilities are left in good condition, or (3) cancellation procedures have been followed.

    CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
    Customers must cancel three days prior to the rental date to be eligible for a refund. If a cancellation is made fewer than three days prior to rental date, deposits will be forfeited. Refunds are processed within two weeks of request by check. No cash refunds will be issued.

Links

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Lincoln Recreation Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and the Southwood Community Center: Link (PDF)

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION

The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents ages 55 or older and members serve a three-year term: Link

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