Shawnee Senior Happenings: Come to Wellness Wednesdays
Hello Shawnee! July is hot and muggy, so be sure to stay cool this summer! Drink plenty of water, stay hydrated, and don’t forget that sunscreen!
As mentioned in a previous edition, do you know where the Shawnee Senior Recreation Center is located? Did you know that we have free activities for anyone aged 55 and over? If not, you will be in for a treat!
The Seniors Recreation Center is located at 401 N. Bell Avenue. Our center is at the end of the oval, just north of 10th Street. Our entrance doors are to the right of the porch of the Municipal Auditorium, but we are in the same building. Look for the “401” numbers above our double glazed doors. If you can find the Pottawatomie Courthouse, Woodland Veterans Park, Splash Water Park, Christ Central Church or the old high school building facing Union Street then you are really close! We are in the middle of all these wonderful downtown monuments!
The Senior Rec Center offers ongoing programs and special events for people 55 and over, and most of our activities are free. We focus on promoting active aging and a healthy lifestyle by providing fun, laughs, free coffee, and plenty of social interaction for well-being! Come take a tour and be sure to grab a copy of our monthly calendar which provides a timeline of all the cool things we do!
This Tuesday July 13th we are celebrating the birthdays of July! We will have snacks and drinks throughout the day, with healthy options. If you happen to have a birthday in July, you will have the chance to add your name to our July birthday poster. Come help us celebrate!
This Wednesday, July 14, Carter Healthcare will be offering an information table from 9 am to 11:30 am This wellness Wednesday will focus on “Continuing Wellness and Health at Home”. It’s open to all ages, so stop by for an informal chat with their staff.
Our new group Open Card Games started meeting Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If you like playing cards, you can play any game you want! Additionally, our new fitness class called SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) is now meeting at the Senior Rec Center. This class meets three times a week, Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information on any of these new offers, please call us at 405-878-1528.
Project Heart has resumed serving noon meals in the community center dining room at 804 S. Park. This federally funded program provides lunch to anyone aged 60 and over for a suggested donation of $ 1.50. For more information or to register, please call Project Heart Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 405-275-4530.
You will find much more to do here at the Senior Rec Center! Country music, gospel singing, games, billiards, pickleball, Bible studies, quilting, crochet, pickleball to name a few! In addition to the SAIL course, we offer other fitness classes including Enhance Fitness, Tai Chi for Better Balance, Chair Fitness, and Restorative Stretching Gentle Yoga. The center is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come see us !
DJ Mike Askins presents senior events every Wednesday morning at 8:35 am during the “Mike in the Morning Show,” found at KGFF on your radio dial at 100.9 FM or 1450 AM. We appreciate Mike, KGFF and the CPN for their continued support!
Stay active and healthy, and we hope to see you at the Senior Rec Center soon!
Amy Riggins is the Recreation Facilities Supervisor for the Town of Shawnee, managing a variety of facilities, events and programs.