2018-08-30 / Upcoming Events

JAMESTOWN SENIOR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES — FALL SCHEDULE

SENIOR 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: 9/11/2018 – 10/30/2018
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: Two Different Classes offered: Mondays 11:00
– 11:45AM or Wednesdays 11:00 – 11:45AM
Dates: Mondays 9/10/2018 – 11/5/2018 (no class
10/8/2018) Wednesdays 9/12/2018 – 10/31/2018
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). Instructor: Sam Pease.

Bridge (Drop-in for experienced players)
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Tuesdays from 1:00PM – 3:30PM
Dates: ONGOING Beginning Tuesday, September 11th
Cost: No Cost

Instructional Bridge
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Wednesdays from 1:00PM – 2:30PM
Dates: 9/12/2018 – 12/19/2018 *no class
10/10/2018
Cost: No Cost *Please pre-register. *Maximum of 16
players.

Group Crochet
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center
When: Wednesday 12:00PM-1:00PM
Dates: 9/12/2018 – 10/31/2018
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.

Heart-Wise Walking
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center
When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00AM-
9:30AM (approx.)
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE
There’s nothing better than starting the day off with
a brisk walk and conversation! In Spring, Summer,
and Fall, the group leaves from the Senior Center at
9:00am. The group walks for approximately ½ hour.
*In the case of rain, there will be no walking.

Mah Jongg (Drop-In for experienced players)
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Fridays 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Dates: ONGOING
Cost: FREE

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.

Watercolor Portrait Painting
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:00PM
Dates: ONGOING Beginning 9/19/2018
Cost: FREE
Starting Wednesday, September 19th, and every
Wednesday thereafter, artists are invited to meet at
the Jamestown Senior Center on West Street, Jamestown, RI, to paint the portrait of a volunteer model.
The watercolor portrait painted by Tom Martino , the
artist-in-charge, will be presented to the model for
FREE .
*Models are now being sought for future sittings. If
you would like to sit for your portrait on a Wednesday morning, please contact Tom Martino at 401-
862-5681. The sessions are free to seniors who are
encouraged to bring artistic materials of their choice.
All levels of skill welcome.

Rusty Pens Writing Workshop
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center upstairs (turn left at the top of
the stairs)
When: Mondays 10:30AM-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. No homework
needed.

Sewing Circle
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Central Baptist Church Multi-Purpose Room
When: 2 Classes: Thursdays 2:00PM-4:00PM or
Thursdays 4:30PM-6:30PM
Dates: 9/13/2018 – 11/1/2018
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: September at Fort Wetherill – weather dependent; October and on – at the Senior Center.
When: Mondays 9:00AM
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.

EDUCATION/LIFELONG LEARNING

The U-Boat in Newport Harbor lecture presented
by Brian Wallin
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Jamestown Town Hall, Council Chambers
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 1:00pm
Cost: FREE LECTURE
Brian L. Wallin is a Historian, Author, Lecturer and
Voice Artist. Based on extensive research at the Naval
War College in Newport, this lecture includes rare
visuals not seen in more than a century.

SENIOR SERVICES

Weekday Luncheon
Full 3-Course Luncheon
Weekdays 11:30AM – 12:30PM
*Feel free to come at 11:00am for coffee before your
meal.
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:
Café CLOSED Labor Day – Monday, September 3
Labor Day Meal – Tuesday, September 4
Monthly Birthday Party Meal – Tuesday, September
25
Café CLOSED Columbus Day – Monday, October 8,
2018
Fall Harvest Luncheon at Fort Getty Pavilion –
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

M.O.W.
Arrangements for Meals on Wheels can be made by
calling Meals on Wheels of RI at 351-6700.

HEALTH CLINICS, WORKSHOPS AND S.H.I.P

Falls and Balance — an Overview
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE Presentation
Presented by Sue Jameson from South County Home
Health, this presentation will give an overview of our
risks for balance issues and falling as we age.

Flu Clinic
Who: Adults
Ages 50+
Where: Senior
Center downstairs When: Tuesday, November
6, 2018 from
10:00AM –11:30AM

Cost: No Cost – Be sure to bring your insurance card
and an ID or license with you.
*Please call Betsey at 423-9804 to pre-register to
ensure that there are enough vaccinations that day*.

Home Modifications that can Enhance Safety
as We Age
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE Presentation
Presented by Sue Jameson from South County Home
Health, this presentation will give helpful ideas on
how we can make changes in our homes to enhance
safety.

S.H.I.P. Counseling

Counselor is at Jamestown Housing Authority (45
Pemberton Ave.; 423-1561) on the 4th Tuesday of
every month from 11:00AM – 2:00PM. NO appointment needed.

Taking the Inward Journey
Who: Adults 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Mondays from 1:00PM – 3:00PM for 4 weeks
Dates: 9/24/2018 – 10/22/2018 *no program
10/8/2018
Cost: $10.00 total per participant for 4-week program. This four-week seminar will introduce participants
to the benefits of relaxation, movement and stretching. Each session will focus on a different technique
designed to enhance wellness through a gentle mind-body approach. This interactive seminar will feature
a session on each of the following topics: Breath
Techniques; Introduction to Yoga; the Chakra Energy
System; and Meditation. No prior experience is necessary, and all levels of ability are welcome. Please
wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if
you have one. This program may be enjoyed from a
chair! These sessions will provide an opportunity for
deep personal growth. Instructor: Linda Morse.

URI Pharmacy Outreach — Cold & Flu
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center Ballroom
When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 1:00PM
Cost: FREE
Find out what is the up-to-date information on the
2018 projections of the Flu virus, how the vaccine
differs this year from previous vaccines and ways to
treat the flu and to manage symptoms.

Wellness Clinics w/Rhonda Brunero, RN
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Senior Center, first floor
When: Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday, October

11 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM *No clinic in November
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..

SENIOR TRIPS

Plimoth Plantation & Cranberry Harvest
Who: Adults Ages 50+
Where: Pick-up @ Fort Getty Pavilion parking lot
(1050 Fort Getty Rd., Jamestown RI) Bus will leave
Fort Getty at 9:00AM, Return at approx. 5:00PM
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Cost: $80.00 per person.
Trip Details: Join us for this unforgettable New England fall experience! It will include a tour of famous
Plimoth Plantation, a traditional Thanksgiving buffet,
a visit to the stunning National Monument to the
Forefathers – the largest granite monument in the
world, and a live cranberry harvest hosted by one of
the largest cranberry growers in America. Filled with
fascinating history and gorgeous scenery, you will love
this wonderful day in the place where it all began!
*Deadline to make a reservation: October 2, 2018.

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