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PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT SENIOR ACTIVITIES
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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16, 2014

ACTIVE SENIOR COLUMN

Get Away and Cool Off in Morro Bay & Pismo

There are still seats left on our incredible trip to the beach!  Don’t you deserve a break from the Valley’s triple digit heat?  This our 2nd annual day trip to the central coast to cool off on Wednesday, July 23rd.  Enjoy a day of leisure in beautiful Morro Bay and downtown Pismo Beach.  Breathe the fresh air and stroll the embarcadero and the pier.  Browse the quaint shops, and indulge in delicious sea food.  Hurry over to the Tulare Senior Center to reserve your seat.  You will absolutely love the comfortable, safe and air-conditioned luxury bus provided by AWESOME CHARTERS.  This trip is open to anyone 10 yrs of age and older, the cost is $33 per person.  Make your reservation today!

 

CHUKCHANSI GOLD Hotel & Casino

 September 18th * November 20th - $20 per person incl. $10 e-cash & $5.00 food voucher.  Must be 18 yrs or older.  The Reservation Deadline is 1 week prior to the day of the trip.

 

Collette Travel Presentation                                                                        

Visit the Tulare Senior Community Center on September 3, to hear all about these upcoming trips:

Irish Splendor, March 24-31, 2015, Double $2,599 Single $2,899, Triple $2,569.  Highlights: Dublin, Guinness Storehouse, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Dromoland Castle, Whiskey Distillery, and a Local Pub Visit.

National Parks, May 16-27, 2015, Double $3799 Single $3,999 Triple $3749.  Highlights: Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Salt Lake City, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument. 

 

 

New - Senior Cinema

Once a month we show a movie on the “big screen” in our dining room after lunch.  Come join us for our showing of:

The Great Outdoors”

 Thursday, August  14th, 12:00

 When an unannounced, uninvited and unwelcome family of fun-loving misfits converge upon a lakeside resort to join their relatives for a summer of relaxation, the result is anything but restful in this raucous comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.  Soon, it’s brother-in-law against brother-in-law in an uproarious and hilarious fight to the finish to see which one really knows how to enjoy The Great Outdoors. PG13      

 

Valley Caregiver Resource Center Support Session!

Valley Caregiver’s Resource Center will hold Family Caregiver’s Support Group the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 pm.  For more information call 559-224-9154 or 1-800-541-8614.

 

 

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. We need volunteers!  Licensed drivers please call or stop by the Senior Center for more information. 

 

The following donations were received:

v  For the Feed a Senior program from Dick Johnson

v  For the Feed a Senior program from J.D. Heiskell & Comapany

v  For the Feed a Senior program from Ken & Shirley Bridges

v  In Memory of Harold Wong from Tulare Senior Services

v  In Memory of Harold Wong from Pauline Bowers

v  In Memory of Nellie Hollingshed and Grady Cross Jr. from Edna Cross

v  In Memory of Rose Vital from Dee Picanso

 

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.

 

 

Blood Pressure Screening                                                                

Free blood pressure screening 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30am.  Sponsored by Tulare Nursing & Rehabilitation April thru July.


HICAP
- Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program

Free, one-on-one Medicare counseling.  Please call 1-800-434-0222 to make an appointment - www.ktaaa.org

 

 

FREE HEARING TESTING by Jannette Day’s Hearing Aid Center – 3rd Friday

July 18th, 9:30 -11:30am, Call 685-2330 to schedule a test.  Appointments fill fast!

 

 

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

FREE Activity and fun for all every Monday, Wednesday & Friday! 

 

 

DANCES

Visit the Tulare Senior Community Center every Friday night for live music, dancing, finger foods, socializing & more! Entrance fee is $7 per person.

                    July 18, Randy Fowler Band

                    July 25, Bobby Seals Band

                     

 

LUNCH MENU - Catering done by Elaine’s Table of Visalia

Today, Southwest Burrito & Muffin; 7/17, Oriental Salad.; 7/18, Baked Potato Bar, Ranch Style Beans and Salad; 7/21, Cheeseburger & Coleslaw; 7/22, Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo & Field Green Salad; 7/23, Spaghetti & Meatball and Salad; 7/24, Southwest Chicken Quesadilla, Black Beans & Mexican Rice; 7/25, HAWAIIAN Luau, Sweet n Sour Pork Kebobs w/ Pineapple, Red Onion & Bell Pepper, rice, salad w/poppy seed dressing; 7/28, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; and 7/29, Corn Chowder, Turkey & Cheddar Sandwich.

 

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.