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Published: Wednesday, 5/19/2004

Senior activities: Michigan

MICHIGAN

BEDFORD SENIOR

CITIZEN CENTER

1653 Samaria Rd., Temperance.

May 27: Euchre tournament, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 12: Strawberry Festival.

Thursdays: Quilters meet at 9 a.m. Health screenings, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Fridays: Square dance at 1 p.m.

Mondays: Fitness at 9 a.m. and Bingo or Bunco at 12:45 p.m.

Tuesdays: Bridge at 9 a.m., Tai Chi exercises at 10:30 a.m., Square Dance at 1 p.m., line dancing at 2:45 p.m.

Wednesdays: fitness at 9 a.m., crafts at 10 a.m.

Information: 734-856-3330.

CARING

ALTERNATIVES

2092 South Custer, Monroe

Along with Chryslers' Volunteer project, offers free home-chore and maintenance service to seniors 60 and older and to persons with disabilities, for a limited time. Registration: 734-242-8711.

DUNDEE

SENIOR CENTER

284 Monroe St., Dundee.

Information: 734-529-2401.

MARIAN PLACE

408 West Front St., Monroe.

Information: 734-241-2414.

ST. ANTHONY

SENIOR CENTER

4605 St. Anthony Rd., Temperance.

Second, fourth Fridays: potluck dinners and Euchre games at 11:30 a.m. Open to all seniors.

LUCAS COUNTY

AARP DRIVER SAFETY

Cost is $10 for the eight-hour course, four hours each day. No exam given, no driving required. Information: 419-867-9818.

ALZHEIMER'S

ASSOCIATION

Northwest Ohio chapter

2500 North Reynolds Rd.

Free support groups for individuals and their caregivers: 419-537-1999 or 1-800-441-3322.

Anyone with a family member or a friend with memory loss can attend to discuss suggestions for handling specific medical, legal, behavioral, and financial problems. Respite care is available during many of the meetings.

OFFICE ON AGING

OF NW OHIO, INC.

2155 Arlington Ave., Toledo.

Senior Net offers computer classes for older adults to learn basic computer skills.

Information: 419-382-0624, ext. 627.

TOLEDO

THE SIGHT CENTER

1819 Canton Ave.

Computer classes, ages 55 and older through Computer Sight, a program using adaptive equipment such as large-screen monitors and magnifiers. Courses are for first-time users and those needing word processing, e-mail, and beginning spreadsheet instruction. Each four-hour course costs $60.

Information: 419-241-1183.

ASIAN SENIOR CENTER

635 North Erie St.

Information: 419-213-4891.

BOWMAN SENIORS

DANCE GROUP

5050 Jackman Rd.

Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.

Information: 419-691-6962.

FRIENDLY CENTER

1336 North Superior St.

First, third Thursdays each month: free blood-pressure screenings and health counseling for ages 60 and over, 9 a.m.-noon.

Weekdays: Seniors meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. daily for seniors 60 or older. Donation $1.75. Reservations: 419-241-6009.

FRIENDSHIP PARK

SENIOR CENTER

2930 131st St.

Weekdays: Lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $1.75 a person.

Wednesdays: free blood-pressure screenings and health counseling for ages 60 and over, 9 a.m.-noon.

Information: 419-936-3079

or www.geocities.com/friendshippark.

ELEANOR KAHLE

SENIOR CENTER

1315 Hillcrest Dr.

Weekdays: senior nutrition lunches at 11:30 a.m. for $1.75. Reservations required a day in advance, 419-476-2969.

SeniorNet Computer classes offered.

Information: 419-476-2745.

LYMAN W. LIGGINS

SENIOR CENTER

Grace Presbyterian Church

1171 Oakwood Ave.

Wednesday: Memory and Aging: What's Normal, What's Not, program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free program by the Alzheimer's Association.

Tuesdays: free blood-pressure screenings, health counseling for ages 60 and over, 1-3 p.m.

Daily: noon hot lunches at the center must be reserved in advance. Lunches cost $1.75. Reservations: 419-243-7346.

Activities: ceramics, bowling, beginner dance, computer class, writer's group, table games, Bingo, educational speakers.

Information: 419-243-7346.

SECOR GARDENS

SENIOR CENTER

First Antioch Baptist Church of Christ, 3201 Dorr St.

Weekdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with noon lunches for $1.75 for seniors.

Fourth Thursdays: free blood-pressure screenings and health counseling for ages 60 and over, 10 a.m.-noon.

Information: 419-534-3789.

SENIOR CENTERS, INC.

2308 Jefferson Ave.

Daily: activities and recreation, van transportation, and training for a foster grandparent program.

Hot meals at 11:40 a.m., with a 24-hour advance reservation.

Crochet and ceramics or a craft most mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Light housekeeping and errand services, sliding fee scale.

Information: 419-242-9511.

SENIOR

ADULT CENTER

Affiliate of the Jewish Community Center, 2700 Pelham Rd.

Weekdays: Programs for seniors age 60 and older, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays: Card club at 1 p.m. Crocheting, sewing, and quilting 1-4 p.m.

Fridays: Nosh, Nibbles, and News, 10-11 a.m.

Saturdays: video movies at 7 p.m. Call 419-531-2119 for schedule.

Mondays: Nurse available 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Bagels and coffee from 10 a.m. to noon, mahjong from 1 to 4 p.m., and Bingo at 7 p.m.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: exercises, 11 a.m.

Tuesdays: Friendship Club meets at 1 p.m.

J. FRANK TROY

SENIOR CENTER

1235 Division St.

Mondays: bridge class at 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays: free blood-pressure screenings for ages 60 and over, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Speaker, 12:30 p.m. Bingo at 1 p.m.

Wednedays: Shopping day, 1 p.m.

Daily: cards, board games, continental breakfast, computer games and more.

Information: 419-255-6206.

CHESTER ZABLOCKI

COMMUNITY CENTER

3015 Lagrange St.

Today: speaker on reverse mortgages, 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks at 10:30 a.m.

May 27: blood pressure checks, 10 a.m.

June 11: free car wash, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., sponsored by Arbors at Toledo. Rain date, June 25.

June 18: jewelry party, 99 to 10:30 a.m.

Thursdays: Exercise at 10;30 a.m., bunco at noon; movies at 12:30 p.m. in the Lee Weber lounge. Boccie tournament, 12:30 p.m.

Fridays: Yahtzee at 10 a.m. Line-dancing at 10 a.m., fitness walk in the gym at 10:30 a.m., Bingo at 12:15 p.m.

Saturdays: center open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., no lunch served. Games, exercises, shuffleboard, bocce, cards, pool tables.

Sundays: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., no lunch served. Games, exercises, cards, pool tables.

movie day, 9:45 a.m. in the Lee Weber lounge. Blood pressure screening, 10:30 a.m. Pinocle tournament at noon.

Tuesdays: Bingo at 10 a.m., bunco at noon. Tripoli card game at noon and a Boccie tournament at 5 p.m.

Wednesdays: arts, crafts at 10 a.m. in the craft room. Fitness walk in the gym at 10:30.

Weekdays: Hot lunches available by reservation; donation, $1.75.

For a place to play cards or just meet, seniors can call Jim at the center, 419-936-3090.



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