Garland Senior Activity Center
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Chocolate Decadence Tour Thursday, June 5 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $39.00 transportation & tour Learn about chocolate and other foods along the way at various chocolatiers. We will have a great time feeding our sweet tooth and discovering new restaurants for wonderful food in Dallas. The fee includes transportation, tours and chocolate. Lunch is on your own.
Ft. Griffin Fandangle Albany Historic Courthouse June 20-22 - depart 12:00 p.m. $75 deposit, $275 double $375 single Join us for the 76th annual Fandangle in Albany, TX! This is Texas' oldest outdoor musical show complete with covered wagons, buggies, prairie fires, rattlesnakes, and more. This production is presented with fun and humor by over 300 local performers. The Hampton Inn in Abilene will be our overnight home.
Canton First Monday Friday, May 2 Depart: 8 a.m. - $15.00 Travel to the largest flea market in the world for a day of shopping. The flea market spreads over 100 acres with up to 3000 vendors, so put on your good walking shoes. Plenty of time given to browse, eat lunch, people watch, and shop. Lunch is on your own.
Thursday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. - FREE Join Pam Harris from Garland’s Fair Housing Department for information concerning: Accessibility and modifications for disabled homeowners/renters Renters rights and responsibilities Reverse mortgages and more
Falls Prevention National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 28 9:45 am - 11:30am Injury prevention is the theme of Older Americans Month in May.
Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and are the leading cause of injury death for older Americans. Falls with or without injury also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, selflimit activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. The number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced. Join us for a morning of fun and interactive events that address this issue. Safety and fitness go hand in hand on this day.
Blueberry Hill Farms Blueberry and Blackberry Picking Wednesday, June… - $18.00 To be determined depending on the harvest. Eat 'em in Edom! Experience Blueberry Hill Farms in Edom, TX where you can pluck plump, fresh blackberries and blueberries to your hearts content. Not a picker, but you still enjoy fresh berries? No problem, they have them pre-picked too. We'll end our day with lunch at the Shed Cafe and some shopping. Register now: you’ll be called when the date is set. Lunch is on your own.
Clubs, Classes, Dance, etc. Chinese Brush Painting Class
Midnight Stampers 4th Thursdays - 5:30 p.m. Scrapbooking, card making and other specialty work with paper products. Come on down and join this creative group.
Senior Social Hour at the Library Thursday, May 15 - 2:00 p.m. Central Library Downtown - FREE
“Hey Loretta!” A Loretta Lynn Tribute
Enjoy the essence of Loretta Lynn, one of country music’s most beloved legends, as tribute artist Sherrill Douglas presents “Hey, Loretta!” Ms. Douglas sings in the original key and style of the musicians she impersonates while dressing in period costume. She has performed in Las Vegas and New York.
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Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - $25.00 On the third Wednesday, Dr. Vanucchi holds appointment times here at the downtown center. The fee is paid to the doctor, and space is limited. Please call 972-205-2769 for an appointment.
Tuesday, May 13 - 1:00 p.m. Monthly gathering at GSAC. Tuesday, May 27 – 11:30 a.m. Birthday Lunch - Gloria’s @ Firewheel - 360 Coneflower Dr. Garland, TX - 972-526-5290 For information about Red Hat activities or joining the Red Hat Society, contact Susan Clark - 972-670-8690.
Texas Hold ’Em 2nd & 4th Fridays - FREE Dining Room - 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by:
Senior Care Beltline
Mon/Wed - 1:30 p.m. ONE TIME - $20 Supply Fee Learn the art of Chinese Brush Painting. Each brush stroke is a defining move that produces a portion of the painting that is neither improved upon nor corrected. A $20 start up cost purchases brushes, ink, and paper which is always available from the instructor. For more information: contact the instructor, Yoshie, at 972-442-2382.
AARP - Driver Safety Program Thursday, May 15 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pay the fee to the instructor on the day of class; AARP members $15, non-members $20. You may join AARP through the instructor. Valid for insurance discount only. Advance registration is required.
“U Can Paint - I Promise” Wednesday, May 7 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. “Hydrangea Flowers in a Vase”
$17.00 Registration - $20.00 Supply Fee
Learn a fun and easy approach to oils and complete a finished masterpiece worthy of framing at each class. All art supplies are included. Bring paper towels and wear an old shirt.
Tournaments 2nd & 4th - Thursdays 1st & 3rd Thursdays are practice days. 9:30 a.m. - Meeting Room
Thanks to our sponsor: Villages of Lake Highlands
Jewelry Making Class 1st & 3rd Wednesdays - 12:30 p.m. Cost of supplies only Learn to make jewelry. There is no fee for the class, but you will need to purchase supplies.
Fitness, Health, & Wellness
Qi-Gong with Yoshie Tuesdays 3:00 p.m. - FREE This is a FREE class. Yoshie uses a DVD to lead you through the moves. It is a great way to learn about Qi-Gong and to get moving. For more info, call Yoshie at 972-442-2382.
Mat Classes Intermediate Pilates
Thu. 5:45 p.m. Wed. - 10:30 a.m. A mind-body practice Become stronger, longer, that provides both physileaner, and move with cal and mental benefits. grace and ease.
Senior Yoga With a chair
Mondays, 5:45 p.m.
Improve flexibility, relieve stress, & tone muscle with the use of a chair. A great class for beginners.
Pilates and Yoga combined work your core and challenge your strength, endurance, and flexibility without stress on the joints.
Tue/Thu, 9:15 a.m.
Cardio Mashup Thursdays - 4:00 p.m. This class will break for the summer! High Intensity Interval Class using a variety of styles/music. Some of the items used include: step, ropeless jump ropes, medicine ball, and hand weights. We’ll have some low impact aerobics, Zumba, Masala Bhangra, Piloxing, Tae Bo, Belly dance, etc. $35 for 10 classes.
Fitness Plus MWF / 8:30 a.m. A 60 minute, low-impact workout that blends an aerobic workout with strength training.
Exercise & More *FREE* MWF / 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Just pull up a chair and exercise. Chair exercises are simply modifications of more familiar exercises and a gentle way to build muscle strength and stay flexible.
Group Weight Training Mondays 11:30 a.m. A half hour class devoted to working with dumbbells to tone your body and boost your metabolism. This will be a 1/2 punch on your card.
Power-lates M/F 10:30 a.m. This fusion class implements elements of traditional Pilates along with some heart pumping strength exercises.
Turbo Kickboxing Tuesdays 5:45 p.m. One of the hottest cardio classes around for fitness training. This is a low impact, no-contact exercise class that is a combination of kickboxing and dance moves all choreographed to high energy and motivating music. Sure to get you moving and blast fat (and the boredom!).
Zumba Fitness Mondays & Wednesdays 4:45 p.m. - Zumba Gold Tuesdays - 8:15 a.m. - Zumba Gold Thursdays - 8:15 a.m. - Zumba Come on down, and try ZUMBA, the Latin and International dance inspired fitness class that does away with boredom! $35 for 10 classes. First class is free!
Tai Chi for Arthritis Thursdays - 10:30 a.m. 10 visit Tai Chi Card/$82.00 Tai Chi for Arthritis: A gentle form of exercise that improves balance, muscle strength, coordination and concentration. It also helps reduce joint pain. Students experience more confidence, increased range-of-motion, fewer falls, and a calmer mind. It's fun to enjoy life while taking control of your body, mind and spirit.
Beginning Yoga Wednesdays - 5:45 p.m. Whether you are brand new to Yoga, or you just like a Level 1 class, this class is for you.
Fitness Schedule Monday 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
FitnessPlus-S Exercise and More-S Power-lates-S Zumba Gold - S Yogalates - S
Tuesday 8:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
Zumba Gold-S Chair Yoga - S Qi-Gong - S Turbo Kickboxing-S
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 5:45 pm.
FitnessPlus-S Exercise and More-S Pilates - S Zumba Gold - S Begin. Yoga - S
Thursday 8:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
Zumba-S Chair Yoga-S Tai Chi Cardio Mashup Yoga -S
Friday 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
FitnessPlus-S Exercise and More-S Power-lates-S
Cardiovascular Room Open during regular business hours
Available for use are three treadmills, an elliptical trainer, a recumbent bicycle & NEW recumbent elliptical, and free weights/dumbbells. We also have a TV with local cable. Fitness Card Rates $35 - 10 Class Punch Card $60 - 20 Class Punch Card $82 - 10 Tai Chi Punch Card
Cards do not expire.
Legend: C-Carver Senior Center S-Garland Senior Activity Center O-Off Site
5 9:30 10:00 10:15 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:00 7:00
Fellowship w/Rev. Garrett - C Cinco De Mayo - C Bingo - S Fun with “42”- S Brush Painting - S Advanced Line Dance - S Advanced Bridge - S Beginning Ballroom - S
12 9:30 10:15 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:00 7:00
9:30 10:15 12:30 1:30 2:00 2:00 7:00
Fellowship w/Rev. Garrett - C Bingo - S Fun with “42”- S Brush Painting - S Advanced Line Dance - S Advanced Bridge - S Beginning Ballroom - S
Fellowship w/Rev. Garrett - C 19 Bingo - S Fun with “42”- S Brush Painting - S Advanced Line Dance - S Advanced Bridge - S Beginning Ballroom - S
Closed Memorial Day
9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 11:30 2:00 3:30 5:30 7:00
6 Writers’ Workshop - S Creative Crafters - S Bowling - O Crafts - C Advanced Ballroom - S Beginning Bridge - S Intermediate Bridge - S Duplicate Bridge - S Square Dance Lessons - S
9:00 9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 11:30 2:00 3:30 5:30 7:00
Wisdom & Wellness - O 13 Writers’ Workshop - S Creative Crafters - S Bowling - O Crafts - C Advanced Ballroom - S Beginning Bridge - S Intermediate Bridge - S Duplicate Bridge - S Square Dance Lessons - S
9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 11:30 2:00 3:30 5:30 7:00
Writers’ Workshop - S 20 Creative Crafters - S Bowling - O Crafts - C Advanced Ballroom - S Beginning Bridge - S Intermediate Bridge - S Duplicate Bridge - S Square Dance Lessons - S
9:00 9:30 9:30 10:00 11:30 2:00 3:30 5:30 7:00
27 Writers’ Workshop - S Creative Crafters - S Bowling - O Crafts - C Advanced Ballroom - S Beginning Bridge - S Intermediate Bridge - S Duplicate Bridge - S Square Dance Lessons - S
9:30 9:30 10:00 12:30 12:30 7:00
Ceramics - S Wii Bowling - S Sit & Fit - C Party Bridge - S Table Games - S Dance - “High Caliber”
9:30 9:30 10:00 12:30 12:30 5:00 7:00
Ceramics - S Wii Bowling - S Sit & Fit - C Party Bridge - S Table Games - S AARP Driver Safety - S Dance- “Dave Brewer”- S
1 8:00 10:00 10:15 12:30 12:30 8:00
9:45 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:15 5:30
Shopping - O Jewelry Making - S Open Games - S Brush Painting - S Intermediate Line Dance - S Beginning Line Dance - S Party Bridge - S
9:45 11:00 12:30 1:00 1:00 2:00 3:15 5:30
14 Shopping - O Grub Club - O U Can Paint - S Pool Tournament - S Open Games - S Intermediate Line Dance - S Beginning Line Dance - S Party Bridge - S
9:30 9:30 10:00 10:00 12:30 12:30 1:00 7:00
Ceramics - S 15 Wii Bowling - S Mexican Hat Day - C Sit & Fit - C Party Bridge - S Table Games - S AARP Driver Safety - S Dance- “Dallas City Limits”- S
8:30 9:30 9:45 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:15 5:30
21 Dallas Zoo - O Foot Doctor - S Shopping - O Jewelry Making - S Open Games - S Brush Painting - S Intermediate Line Dance - S Beginning Line Dance - S Party Bridge - S
9:30 9:30 10:00 10:00 10:00 12:30 12:30 2:00 5:30 7:00
Ceramics - S Wii Bowling - S A Taste of Mexico - C Sit & Fit - C Spring Craft Fun - C Party Bridge - S Table Games - S Senior Social Hour - O Midnight Stampers - S Dance- “Gary Lee”- S
9:45 9:45 1:00 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:15 5:30
Shopping - O 28 Fall Prevention - S Pool Tournament - S Open Games - S Brush Painting - S Intermediate Line Dance - S Beginning Line Dance - S Party Bridge - S
9:30 9:30 10:00 10:00 12:30 12:30 2:00 5:30 7:00
Ceramics - S Wii Bowling - S Sit & Fit - C Hot Topics - S Party Bridge - S Table Games - S Senior Social Hour - O Midnight Stampers - S Dance- “Variety Pack”- S
Canton - O Bingo – C Bingo - S Progressive Line Dance - S Progressive Party Bridge - S Square Dance - S
10:00 Mother’s Day - C
10:15 12:30 12:30 12:30
Bingo - S Progressive Line Dance - S Progressive Party Bridge - S Texas Hold ‘Em - S
10:15 12:30 12:30 8:00
Bingo - S Progressive Line Dance - S Progressive Party Bridge - S Square Dance - S
10:15 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:45 5:30
23 Bingo - S Progressive Line Dance - S Progressive Party Bridge - S Texas Hold ‘Em - S 1:30 Productions - O Line Dance Workshop
10:00 10:15 12:30 12:30 12:30
Mexican Bingo - C Bingo - S Progressive Line Dance - S Progressive Party Bridge - S Texas Hold ‘Em - S
Travel & Outings
One Thirty Productions
Wednesday, May 21
“Equally Divided” Friday, May 23, 12:45 p.m. $13.00 ($10.00 drive self)
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - $15.00
This is an all too human comedy about doing the right thing when settling an estate. When surrounded by their mother’s antiques, Edith & Renata find out all too soon that honesty could be only skin deep.
Go wild! Travel to the Dallas Zoo which was founded in 1888 with just two deer and two mountain lions in a City Park. The zoo houses thousands of animals, and includes exhibits such as the Koala Walkabout, SOAR, A Festival of Flight, and the Giants of the Savanna. Lunch is on your own.
Travel Update Meeting Tunica
August 26- 28, 2014 $75 deposit $255 - double/$345 - single We’re at it again. Price includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation 2 nights lodging at the Gold Strike Casino & Resort in Tunica Lunch en route on Tuesday Your choice of breakfast or lunch buffet on Wednesday and Thursday All baggage handling Lunch en route back on Thursday Games, Movies, Music, and fun
The Silver Scoop is online! http://bit.ly/silverscoopnews
Second trip added
October 19- 25 Double $699/Single $879 Deposit $150 This is the Fall trip worth waiting for. Fall Foliage in the Great Smokey Mountains is a wondrous sight to see; Add to that an abundance of musical shows in Pigeon Forge. On this adventure we will also visit Memphis and Nashville, TN. Do not delay, spaces are filling fast.
Friday, July 11 1:00 p.m. - Dining Room Change your calendar! We will have a brief travel “update” meeting to give you the need-to-knows about trips planned for the remainder of 2014 and even into 2015.
Hookey Matinee Wednesday, July 2 12:00 p.m. - $17.00 “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” A splendid, sharp toothed comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. In this sly satire, we meet Vera Stark whose guile was as glorious as her talent. If you're a black actress in the '30s your only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters. Fee includes transportation and theater admission. Lunch is on your own.
Mystery Frolic - Mystery Day Trip #2 July 18, 7:00 am 6:00pm, $65.00 The March mystery adventure filled very quickly. So, get ready for adventure #2 in our legendary and highly demanded Mystery Day Trips! It is guaranteed to be a time of fun and surprises. As always, there will be time for eating and shopping along the way. Transportation, lunch and admissions are always included.
ATTENTION All return times on the senior center trips are APPROXIMATE, and subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as traffic, activities running longer than anticipated, etc.
Mexican Hat Day Thursday, May 15 10:00 - Noon Wear your best, fanciest Mexican hat to show off to your friends!
Cinco De Mayo Celebration Monday, May 5 10:00 - Noon Enjoy a morning fiesta filled with fun, games, and dancing!
Afternoon Bingo Monday thru Friday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Free play bingo! Refreshments will be served.
Fellowship with Rev. Garrett Monday Mornings 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Start your week off in the Word with your friend, Rev. Garrett.
Mother’s Day Special Friday, May 9 10:00 - Noon Calling all mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and mothers at heart. Comes share stories about motherhood with your Carver family.
Afternoon Dominos Monday thru Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon with your friends playing a fun game of dominos. Refreshments are served.
Blood Pressure Checks Third Tuesdays before lunch Sponsored by Dependable Health Care. Quality and compassionate care you can depend on.
Mexican Bingo Friday, May 30 10:00 - Noon If you don’t know how to play Mexican bingo, then today is a good day to learn how.
A Taste of Mexico Thursday, May 22 10:00 - Noon Spend the morning sampling wonderful dishes of Mexico. Please, bring your favorite Mexican dish to share, and the recipe to share with everyone.
Sit and Fit with Shannon Thursdays - 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Join Shannon for a workout that will start you on your way to being fit.
Weekly Shopping Event Tuesdays - Dollar Store or Target Wednesdays - Wal-Mart The bus departs from the Carver Center at 10:00 a.m.
Lunch is served MONDAY through FRIDAY at 11:30 a.m. at both locations. Reservations must be made a week in advance.
Garland Senior Activity Center
Carver Senior Center
600 West Avenue A Garland, TX 75040 Ph.: 972-205-2769 Fax: 972-487-3417 Hours of Operation:
222A Carver Street Garland, TX 75040 972-205-3305 Hours of Operation:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.-
8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Kenny McCord - Senior Services Manager Rusty Maxwell - Senior Center Supervisor Holly Bone - Senior Services Specialist D’Aun Muhlinghaus - Senior Services Specialist Shannon Stephens - Senior Services Specialist Lynn Robinson - Customer Service Specialist
Rentals Senior Activity Center rooms are available for senior-related functions and family reunions. Rooms available for rental include the Multi-Purpose room, Dining room, Meeting room, Card room, and Game room. Prices vary for each of these rooms, so please call 972-205-2769 for current prices.
Senior Services AARP Office Toll free 1-866-554-5377 Aging Information Hotline 211 Baylor - Senior Health Ctr 972-487-5444 Better Business Bureau 214-220-2000 Dallas Area Agency on Aging 214-871-5065 DART ParaTransit 214-515-7272 Food Stamps 1-800-500-4266 Garland Senior Services 972-205-2890 Legal Aid of Northwest Texas 1-888-529-5277 Meals on Wheels 214-689-2639. Medicare 1-800-633-4227 Mental Health Hotline 1-866-615-8700 Nursing Home Ombudsman 214-823-5700 Office of Senior Affairs 214-670-5227 Parkland Health Center 214-266-0700 Social Security Admin. 1-800-772-1213 Veterans Service Officer 214-819-1886 Widowed Persons Service 214-358-4155
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
David Buckmaster - Senior Transportation Ralph Leal - Driver Larry Alba - Driver Scot Lins - Driver Gary Teague - Driver Luis Arenas - Building Attendant It is the policy of the Senior Services Section of the Garland Parks and Recreation Department to serve all persons without regard to employment, programs, services, and/or admissions without discrimination as to race, creed, color, sex, ancestry, national origin, religion or disability. The Garland Senior Activity Center and Carver Senior Center are wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend and who may need auxiliary aids or services must contact 972-205 -2769 so that appropriate arrangements can be made. For the hearing impaired, call our TDD at 972-205-2933 or RELAY TEXAS at 1-800-735-2989.
Nutrition & Transportation Program The nutrition program is a daily lunch program that ensures a nutritious lunch for senior citizens. On a limited basis, free transportation to both senior program locations is available to seniors, age 60 and older, living in the city of Garland, who participate in the nutrition program. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. The cost is only a small, suggested and anonymous donation. There is paperwork that must be completed before being able to participate in the program. Please call 972-205-2769 if you have any questions. This service is supported, in part, by the Dallas Area Agency on Aging (DAAA), the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and Dallas County.
GSAC Now Has Free Wi-Fi! As a service to our guests, we now offer free Wi-Fi at the Garland Senior Activity Center. Please see the front desk for the password.