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Supporting our mission to "promote health and wellness"
 and "provide recreational experiences".



Entertainment
You won't want to miss the live entertainment which begins at 10:00 a.m., on Mondays at the Senior Community Center.

Dances
Enjoy dances held every Friday, 7-10 p.m. at the Senior Center.  No partner is needed, so come and enjoy dancing to a great live combo.  Cost is $7 per person.

 

 

Birthday Parties

The third Friday of every month, during lunch, we honor seniors born during that month. Dessert is served to all birthday honorees.

B.L.T. (Bunko Ladies of Tulare)

B.L.T. is a group of ladies who share a similar connection. They meet at the Senior Center on the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m.  They plan monthly events, such as going out for a movie or dinner.  Join our group.  Fee $2 per person.  Call 685-2330 for more information.

Bingo                                                       Bingo

Join in the fun at 12:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Senior Community Center and play BINGO! The cost is $.25 per card, $.10 per game. Fourteen games are played. Special Games: Progressive Bingo; Four Bonus Numbers: the 2nd and last Wednesday of the month we will give away $5.00 for each bonus number called. Meet new friends and take a chance on winning! We need volunteer bingo callers!

Fun ‘N Games

Have fun playing games and meeting others with similar interests. CARDS are played every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after lunch.  Mah Jong Tiles is played every Tuesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m.  Bunko is held every 1st Thursday of the month at 2:00 p.m.

Excursions

Popular casino and coastal trips are scheduled.  Twice a year, a trip will be offered thru “Collette Vacations”.  Call (559) 685-2330 for further information.

Down Memory Lane

Have you ever thought, "I have so many stories to tell-and wish I could write them all down, but I don’t know where to begin?" Well then, "Down Memory Lane" is the class for you. This class will help you organize your memories and write stories about them. You will be leaving a written legacy for your loved ones to cherish for many generations to come. Classes are held every Thursday from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Fee $5/month or $3 drop in

Art Classes

A variety of classes are held throughout the week at the Senior Community Center. There is sure to be one of interest to you:

Arts & Crafts    Beginner Acrylic Painting 
   
Instruction 10-11:30 a.m.Mondays
Open Classroom 8:30-11:30 a.m. (reg. students)
$15/month/$4 Drop In
                               

    Intermediate/Advanced Acrylic Painting
    Instruction 10-11:30 a.m. – Tuesdays
Open Classroom 8:30-11:30 a.m. (reg. students)
$15/month/$4 Drop In

Open Painting
Open Classroom for painting
12:30-4:30 p.m. – Tuesdays 
$1.00 per class

    


Low Impact
Aerobics

Improve your flexibility, endurance and stamina by joining this specially designed fitness class for older adults.  Class meets every Tuesday at the Claude Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone St. from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.   Fee $10/month or $3 drop in

Gentle Yoga/Stretch & Flex

 

This yoga/stretch class is designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance.  In a quiet setting, with soft music, you will be taught how to use breathing to your advantage.  Controlling your breathing pattern helps improve your strength as well as your ability to relax.  During this class, you will balance and hold deep stretch poses while standing and sitting.  Following the active portion of the class, you will be taught relaxation techniques.  This year-around class is appropriate for seniors with slight limitations as well as the physically active.  This class is held on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Tulare Senior Center.   $9/month or $3 drop in

Ex-chair-cise (Thera - Band Exercise)

Improve your muscular strength, endurance, range of motion and flexibility, by using a safe resistive exerciser called THERA-BAND. The Thera-Band is made of stretchable latex rubber. This program will be conducted before lunch every Wednesday and Friday, at 10:30 a.m., at the Tulare Senior Community Center.  No Cost.  For more information call (559) 685-2330.

Other Activities:

Bible Study – Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. FREE
Social Arts and Crafts - Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
FREE
Table Tennis/Provided by Tulare Nursing & Rehab. – Fridays 8:30-11am
FREE
Wii Bowling – Fri. at 9:30 a.m.
FREE.

Senior Softball

This program offers an opportunity for recreation, exercise, and some friendly competition. Most importantly, the programs have modified rules which emphasize physical safety. So come and have some fun on the ball diamond. Three ten-week leagues will be played from March through October. This will include a 55+ league and 63+ league, which will afford an opportunity to play against some of the best players in the area!  For more information, call 685-2330.

Fee:   55+ League - $300 plus $18 annual ASA Fee 
          63+ League - $200 plus $18 annual ASA Fee

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Tulare Senior Services

Tulare Senior Services (T.S.S.), Inc. was formed in June of 1985.  It is a cooperating non-profit organization dedicated to the social, recreational and health needs of seniors, 55 and over, within the community. T.S.S. sponsors the very popular monthly newsletter that is mailed the first of every month to over 500 members. Yearly membership fee is only $10.00.  T.S.S. meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m., at the Senior Community Center.

 

             SPECIAL EVENTs 2014

Friday, January 10th, 7-10pm             Community Event                       Winter Wonderland Dance

Friday, January 31st, 11 am                                                                                        Chinese New Year!

Friday, January 31st, 7-10pm             Community Event                        Super Bowl Dance

 

Friday, February 14th, 7-10pm          Community Event                                Sweet Heart’s Dance

Friday, February 14th, 11am                                                                                    Volunteer Recognition Cere.

Friday, February 28th, 7-10pm          Community Event                       Mardi Gras Dance

 

Friday, March 14th, 7-10pm                Community Event                  St. Patrick’s Dance

Monday, March 17th, 11 am                                                              St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon

 

Friday, April 11th, 7-10pm                   Community Event                             Senior Prom 

 

Friday, May 2nd, 7-10pm                    Community Event                  Fiesta Dance

Monday, May 5th, 11 am                                                                   Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Friday, May 9th, 11 am                       Community Event                   Mother’s Day Luncheon

Friday, May 9th, 7-10pm                     Community Event                  Mother’s Day Dance

Friday, May 16th, 9 am-2 pm                                                             Senior Day In The Park-KTAAA

                                                               

Friday, June 6th, 7-10pm                     Community Event               Belmont Stakes Dance

Friday, June 13th, 11 am                     Community Event                   Father’s Day Luncheon

Friday, June 13th, 7-10pm                    Community Event                 Father’s Day Dance

 

Thursday, July 3rd, 11am                                                                   4th of July Party

Friday, July 11th, 11am                                                                                  Beach Party

Friday, July 11th, 7-10pm                   Community Event                    Hawaiian Luau Dance

 

Friday, August 1st, 7-10pm                       Community Event                    Italian Dance

Friday, August 22nd, 7-10pm                        Community Event                    1950’s Night Dance

 

Thursday, September TBA, 10-12      Community Event                    Flu Shot Clinic

Wednesday, September. 17th, 11am  Community Event                                    Western Day Lunch

Friday, September 19th 7-10pm         Community Event                    Wild West Dance

 

 

Friday, October 17th, 7-10pm                        Community Event                    World Series Dance

Friday, October 31st, 7pm                  Community Event                    Halloween Dance

Friday, October 31st, 11 am                                                               Halloween Party

 

Friday, November 7th, 11am              Community Event                    Veteran’s Ceremony/Lunch

Friday, November 7th, 7-10pm          Community Event                    Veterans Dance

Friday, November 21st, 11am                                                                        Give Thanks Luncheon

Friday, November 21st, 7-10pm         Community Event                    Harvest Dance

 

 

Wed., December 10th, 12:30                                                               Christmas Bingo

Friday, December 12th, 5:30 –9:30 pm Community Event        TSS Annual Christmas Party

Friday, December 19th, 11 am                                                                       Christmas Luncheon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



ACTIVE SENIORS COLUMN



March 26, 2014

ACTIVE SENIOR COLUMN

FEED A SENIOR PROGRAM                                         

The Tulare Meals on Wheels Program currently serves over 250 meals per week and relies on

Volunteers and donations to keep seniors living independently in their homes. This week the

following donations were received:

v     For the Feed a Senior Program from Anonymous

v     For the Feed a Senior Program from Eleanor Leblanc

v     For the Feed a Senior Program from Manuel & Mary Lourenco

v     In Memory of Marjorie Freitas from Tony Gomes

v     In Memory of Virginia Wilson from Del Canby & Juanita Rush

v     In Memory of Virginia Wilson from Louie & Karen DeGroot

v     In Memory of Virginia Wilson from Sharon & Ty Holscher

 

Make a donation in memory of, in honor of or as a birthday/anniversary gift.  You can also choose to “Feed A Senior” for a specific length of time.  For 1 wk. - $23, for 1 mo. - $90, for 3 mo. - $293, for 6 mo. - $585, or for 1 Yr. - $1170.  No donation is too small.  We’ll send a special card to the individual and/or their family, publish the names in our monthly newsletter and the senior column.

 

Upcoming Travel by Collette                                                     

Join us on a spectacular, 11-Day trip on the Alaskan Adventures, Aug.26 – Sept. 5, 2014!  - Dbl $3,329; Sgl $4,629  - Rates changed with cabin upgrades. Final Payment Due: April 26th, 2014.  Highlights include: Seattle, Space Needle, Seattle City Tour, Pike Place Market, 7-Night Cruise, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, Inside Passage, Victoria, British Columbia with additional activities available.  Also a fabulous trip called the San Antonio Holiday will be offered, winter 2014.  The special presentation for this excursion will be Wed., April 9th, 1 pm. More details to be announced.

 

2014 CHUKCHANSI GOLD Hotel & Casino – Put on Your Calendar the 2014 Dates!  * June 19 * September 18th * November 20th - $20 per person inclu. $10 e-cash & $5.00 food voucher.  Must be 18 yrs or older.                                             

 

Blood Pressure Screening                                                 

Free blood pressure screening 1st & 3rd Wed. of every mo., 10- 11 AM.  Sponsored by Tulare Adult School thru 4/2 and Tulare Nursing & Rehabilitation April thru July.

 

 HICAP Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Free, one-on-one Medicare counseling.  Appt. PREFERRED but will accept Drop-Ins on available spaces.  Counselors here Every Wednesday, 1-4 PM. Call 1-800-434-0222 - www.ktaaa.org

 

HEARING TESTING  by Jannette Day’s Hearing Aid Center

3rd Friday of each month, April 17, 9:30 -11:30am, Call 685-2330 to schedule a test. Appointments fill fast!  FREE

 

BINGO                                                                                 

Bingo, every Mon. & Wed., 12:30 – 3:30pm.  Cost is .10 cents/game, .25 a card. Another great activity for anyone 18 years and older to enjoy socialization and have a wonderful time playing!

 CARD PLAYING                                                              

We are looking a couple of players to help form our 3rd group of card playing.  They meet after lunch, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  FREE Activity and fun for all, call 685-2330 for more information.

DANCES                                                                    

This Friday the Bob Johnson Band will be performing!  Listen and dance to LIVE MUSIC every Friday Night, 7 -10 p.m. Entrance fee is $7 per person.   For April is Randy Fowler Band; 4th, Prom! Safari Night Theme! Bobby Seals Band, 11th; no dance the 18th; and Bob Johnson Band the 25th,

 

LUNCH MENU                                                           

Today, Chicken Noodle Soup, turkey provolone sub sandwich and fruit; 3/27, Oven Fried chicken, corn, roasted potatoes, salad, fruit  whole wheat bread; 3/28, Baked White Fish w/rice pilaf, steamed veggies, and fruit; 3/31, Italian antipasto salad; chopped romaine, bell pepper, olives, provolone salami, pepperoni with vinaigrette; 4/1, Beef & Cheese Enchiladas, rice, corn succotash and fruit; 4/2, Chili Dog w/fixins, coleslaw, and fruit; 4/3, Meatlozf w/mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies and fruit; 4/4, Minestrone Soup w/half a meatball sandwich and fruit; 4/7, Meat & Cheese Lasagna roll up w/green beans, fruit and whole wheat roll; 4/8, Chicken Salad Sandwich w/pickle and fruit salad; and on 4/9, Tri Tip Sandwiches w/chips, macaroni salad, fruit and cookie.  

Lunch, served at 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 for anyone 60 years and older. Requested contribution is $3.  Call 685-2330 the business day prior by 12:30pm, to make or cancel your reservation.  $5 for guest under 60 years of age.