2018-03-08 / Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN PARKS & RECREATION

Senior Services and Programs — Spring Schedule 2018

To register for programs, please visit the Senior Center Recreation Center weekdays or register online at Jamestown.recdesk.com.

Any questions regarding programs, please call

Betsey Anderson @ 423-2761 or e-mail

@ banderson@jamestownri.net.

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

AQUA THERAPEUTICS

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Absolute Fitness (Transportation Provided from
Senior Center)
When: Tuesdays, 10:30AM – 11:15AM, Transportation
leaves Center at 9:45AM
Dates: 3/27/18 – 5/15/18
Cost: Resident - $40.00, Non-Resident - $45.00
Head to toe water aerobics in a heated, saltwater pool.
Fee includes steam room, Jacuzzi and transportation. Van
leaves senior center at 9:45 am.

BONE STRENGTH & BALANCE

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Jamestown Fitness
When: Three Different Classes offered: Wednesdays 11:00
– 11:45AM or Thursdays 2:45-3:30PM or Saturdays 10:00
– 10:45AM
Dates: Week of 3/27/18 – Week of 5/15/18
Cost: Resident $40.00, Non-Resident $45.00
This class offers a slow-paced muscle conditioning along
with tendon and ligament flexion for improved balance
and coordination. Use of standing or seated positions with
the aid of a ballet bar are included (no mat work on the
floor).

GROUP CROCHET

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center
When: Wednesday 12:00PM-1:00PM
Dates: 3/28/18 – 5/16/18
Cost: Resident $35.00, Non-Resident $40.00
Come learn to crochet cozy creations for the winter
months! Whether you are brand new to crocheting, or
looking to expand your skills, all skill levels are welcome!
You may bring your own yarn and hooks if you have them,
but materials will be available at every class.

PORTRAIT PAINTING

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, second floor
When: Mondays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE
This is an uninstructed open studio for experienced artists
looking to practice skills on various mediums.(Bring your
own materials) Older adult models sign-up and see what
magic artist Tom Martino can do with an acrylic portrait
on canvas for you to keep!

HEART-WISE WALKING

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Recreation Center
When: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00AM-10:00AM
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE
There’s nothing better than starting the day off with a
brisk walk and conversation! For the winter, walking takes
place in the gym at the Recreation Center. Music is used
at varied intervals of speed to help keep a quick pace, safe
warm-up and cool down.

MAH JONGG (DROP-IN FOR EXPERIENCED PLAYERS)

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Fridays 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Dates: 3/30/18 – 5/18/18
Cost: Resident: $40.00, Non-Resident: $50.00
Do you enjoy strategic games to keep the brain buzzing?
We have formed a Mah Jongg group on the island that
meets weekly. The game originated in China and is played
with domino like tiles. New game sets, cards and pushers
are available for players.

RUSTY PENS WRITING WORKSHOP

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Mondays 10:00AM-11:30AM
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE
Activate the writer and your memories of life’s experience. This creative writing workshop is designed to elicit
reflections on your own stories, memories or new ideas.
Beginners are welcome as well as those who simply wish
to write for fun.

SEWING CIRCLE

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Central Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Room

When: 2 Classes:
Thursdays 2:00PM-
4:00PM, Thursdays
4:30PM-6:30PM
Dates: 3/29/18 –
5/17/18
Cost: Resident $40.00,
Non-Resident $45.00
Bring together the
spirit of community and creativity
by learning to sew
or developing your
skills further. This
program is intended

for anyone interested in having fun while learning new
techniques-helping boost your confidence in tackling
projects on your own. All equipment and tools are provided. Bring your own patterns and material to start or
finish a project.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center
When: Mondays 9:00AM-10:00AM
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE
Start the week of right and treat your body with the gift
of Tai Chi. This program is based on a medically- proven
form of gentle movement designed by specialists to
relieve pain, help prevent falls and improve overall health
and wellness.

HEALTH CLINICS & WORKSHOPS

NEW

“TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING”

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center
When: Tuesdays for 6 weeks from 1:00PM – 3:30PM
Dates: 3/27/18 – 5/1/18
Cost: FREE
Formerly called “Living Well – Chronic Disease Self-
Management”, this proven-to-work program will help
empower YOU to take charge of your health.
You will receive information on eating healthier, becoming more active, improving your sleep, managing your
medications, improving communication with family and
doctors, coming up with plans for problem-solving and
better decision-making, and managing pain, all, while
being able to meet new people. This non-clinical program
will be taught by health educators trained at the RI Geriatric Education Center. A workbook will be provided and
participants who complete the program will receive a gift
card. *Stop in prior to this program’s start for additional
information on Tuesday, March 13th from 11:00am –
12:00pm (Senior Center, first floor) or Thursday, March
15th from 10:30am – 11:30am (Senior Center, second
floor).

NEW

URI PHARMACY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, second floor
When: Thursdays, April 26 and May 24 at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE
The University of Rhode Island’s Pharmacology Department conducts outreach programs providing information
on a variety of topics such as: health, medication, nutrition and wellness, seasonal issues, etc. Students and their
professors share helpful information on these topics and

answer questions you may have.
April 26th – “Pharmacy 101” Ever wonder why tablets
are so large? Or why one month your tablet is pink and
the next it is white even though it is the same drug? And
what does ER, CR, and XR all mean? Join us for a discussion about the basics of medication.
May 24th – “Nutrition As We Age” Join us for a discussion
of ways we can best adapt our nutritional needs as we
age with dietary recommendations and supplementation.

WELLNESS CLINICS w/ RHONDA BRUNERO, RN

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, first floor
When: Tuesdays, April 3 and May 1 from 10:00AM –
11:30AM
Cost: Blood pressure and consults, no charge. Blood
glucose screening, $1.00. Cholesterol screening, $5.00.
Take advantage of these monthly health screenings and
one-on-one consultations. It’s a great opportunity to ask a
nurse about your health status, medications, etc.

ART APPRECIATION

NEW

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL

OF DESIGN PRESENTS “SNAPSHOTS”
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, Second Floor
When: Thursday, April 12 at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE
An armchair tour led by RISD Museum Docents will offer
a visual presentation of some of the highlights of the museum’s collection. The program last approx. 30 minutes
and is followed by a time for questions and discussion.
Whether you are an art connoisseur for years or if you
just like to look at works of art, this program is for you!
The selection chosen from the museum’s collection is
varied from sculpture, paintings, textiles, and includes
contemporary, Asian, examples from 18th, 19th, and 20th
century and more. Join us for this exciting presentation!

SENIOR SERVICES

WEEKDAY LUNCHEON

Full 3-Course Luncheon
Weekdays 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Suggested $3.00 donation.
Meet your friends and relax over a lovely 3-course meal.
We invite you to reserve a place at the West Street Café.
Offered each weekday, you enjoy a nutritious, three-course meal or lighter options such as salads and sandwiches. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance by
calling 423-2658.
Special Luncheon Event Dates:
St. Patrick’s Day Meal – Thursday, March 15
St. Joseph’s Day Meal – Monday, March 19
Monthly Birthday Party Meal – Tuesday, March 27
1st Night of Passover – Friday, March 30
M.O.W.
Arrangements for Meals on Wheels can be made by calling Meals on Wheels of RI at 351-6700.

EDUCATION/ INFORMATION SHARING

NEW

AARP SAFE DRIVER COURSE

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, Second Floor
When: Wednesday, May 9 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Cost: $15.00 for AARP members. $20.00 for non-
AARP members. Checks made payable to “AARP”.

This 1-day
course is intended to help drivers live more
independently
as they age and
remain safe on
today’s roads.
The course will
cover defensive driving
techniques

and normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction
time associated with aging. The course also provides
practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to
ensure the driver’s own safety and that of others on
the road. Participants receive a comprehensive course
workbook which includes a thorough review of the
“rules of the road”. Participants may be eligible for
discounts upon completion of this course.

NEW

COMMON CURRENT SCAMS

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, first floor
When: Thursday, May 10th from 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Cost: FREE
A representative from the Consumer Protection Unit
for the State of Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office
will be at the Senior Center to offer information regarding current scams. Join us for a Coffee Hour and
informational presentation which will include time
for questions and answers. Learn how we can protect

ourselves from scams especially during Tax season.

NEW

RAIL EXPLORERS PRESENTATION

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, second floor
When: Tuesday, March 20th at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE PRESENTATION
Jay Primiano and Becky Knight from Rail Explorers
will be at the Senior Center to tell us all about the
Rhode Island Rail Explorers. Their presentation will
include a slide show, historical facts, and tour information. Jamestown Senior Center hopes to participate
in one of these adventures in June 2018! Come learn
about taking a tour on the Newport Railroad, built in
1852, on one of the custom built pedal powered rail
explorers!

NEW

R.I. LIVABLE HOME

MODIFICATION GRANT PROGRAM
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, first floor
When: Thursday, March 8 at 11:00AM
Cost: FREE
Representative Deborah Ruggiero will visit the Jamestown Senior Center to share information about the RI
Livable Home Modification Grant Program and will
also be available to answer questions and address any
concerns. Deborah is a very active voice for seniors in
Rhode Island.

NEW

SNAP OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Who: Seniors
Where: Senior Center, first floor
When: Tuesday, April 3 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Cost: FREE PROGRAM
A SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
representative from the URI Feinstein Center for a
Hunger Free America will be available to answer
questions and assist with applications. Stop in and
take advantage of this opportunity for in-person oneon one help.

SENIOR TRIPS

BOSTON FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Pick-up @ Senior Center (6 West Street,
Jamestown RI) Bus will leave senior center at
8:30AM, Return by 4:00PM
When: Wednesday March 14, 2018
Cost: $56 (Lunch is on your own)

NEW

MAGNIFICENT GARDENS OF RHODE

ISLAND
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Pick-up @ Senior Center (6 West Street,
Jamestown RI) Bus will leave senior center at
10:30AM, Return by 4:30PM
When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Cost: $65 (Includes picnic boxed lunch of your choice
at Blithewold Mansion) *Meal choices must be made
prior to Thursday, May 10 by calling Betsey Anderson
at 423-2761.

NEW

WEDNESDAY TRIPS

Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Various Shopping Centers or Restaurants
When: Wednesdays 10:00AM-1:00PM
Dates: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16
Costs: Resident $5.00, Non-Resident $5.00
Get picked up by the Recreation Bus at the Senior
Center for a morning of running errands or visiting a
local eatery. If you need to make arrangements for the
bus to pick you up at your home, please call Betsey
Anderson @ 423-2761. These short trips will take
place both on and off Island to different destinations
each week. Dates and locations listed on-line or by
calling Betsey Anderson @ 423-2761.
Seniors don’t miss out! Limited space!!

*Register online at Jamestown.recdesk.com or by calling Betsey Anderson @ 423-2761 or e-mail at banderson@jamestownri.net.

Parks & Recreation Director: Andy Wade

Recreation Administrative Staff
Recreation Supervisor: Deb Hagie
Recreation Coordinator: Molly Conlon

Senior Services Administrative Staff
Senior Program Coordinator: Betsey Anderson
Meal Site Coordinator: Carrie Anderson

Park Maintenance Staff
Parks Foreman: Ron Parfitt
Laborer: Greg Pimentel

To register for programs, please visit the Recreation Department Monday to Friday 9AM-6PM or Register Online at jamestown.recdesk.com. If you have any questions regarding our programs please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 423-7260 for

Adult, Youth, or Teen Programs or 423-2761 for Senior Services.

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