July/August 2022 Center-Link Newsletter: Allen Senior Recreation Center

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Immersive Monet Trip NEW Learning Programs Mah Jongg Lessons


Facility Closure Allen Senior Recreation Center will be closed the week of August 22 - 26 in order to conduct annual maintenance. Normal hours will resume on Monday, August 29.

Muffins with Accent Care 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 Nurse Michelle with Accent Care will be bringing blueberry muffins for breakfast! Come meet Michelle and learn about the services Accent Care can provide for you!

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YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS JULY 15

Healthy Living for Your

Brain & Body

JULY 28

Immersive Monet

JULY 29

Create a Cyanotype

AUG 11

Shangrillama

AUG 12

Colors to "Dye" For

AUG 29

Intro to Birding/Birdwatching

AUG 31

Free Notary Service

FACILITY CLOSURES JULY 4

Independence Day

AUG 22-26 Annual Maintenance Week

AL L EN SE N I OR RE CR E AT I ON CEN TER

451 St. Mary Drive Allen, Texas 75002 C ON TAC T

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Travel Link

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Learning Link

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Creative Link

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Common Link

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Active Link

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Open Game Play

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Volunteer Link

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Helpful Links

214.509.4820 | LifeInAllen.org

ON THE C OV E R

H OU R S OF O P ER ATI ON

Mary Ann Cooper and Terrie Jones were celebrated as our 2020 and 2021 Volunteer of the Year. Are you interested in Volunteering? Visit page 22 for more information.

Mon, Wed, Fri: 7AM-5PM Tue, Thurs: 7AM-7PM Meal Services: Noon-1PM

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TRAV EL* ALL TRAVEL IS NOW REGISTERING ONLINE!

♦ Please do not park in the handicap spaces while on a trip. ♦ Those who can easily walk, please try parking at the east or west parking lots across the street at Allen Heritage Village. This will increase the number of parking spaces for members attending the Center. ♦ Arrive 20 minutes before the printed departure time. The bus leaves on time. ♦ Return times are approximate for traffic and unforeseen situations. ♦ Those who return late to the bus may forfeit future trip privileges. ♦ You must travel round-trip on the bus to participate in the trips.

CHOCTAW CASINO ● Calling all winners! We have a feeling there are a lot of you. We're off to the casino. The only thing needed for this outing is cash, luck and a big bag to bring back your winnings in.

IMMERSIVE MONET

24606, TH, 7/7, 9AM-4PM, $15

HUCK'S CATFISH & BUC-EE'S ● Our staff has been craving some good catfish and seafood so off to Huck’s we go! Travel to Denison and eat some mouth-watering food. Huck’s is known for their Mississippi-Style catfish, country fried steak/chicken, and home-style side dishes. Don’t forget to grab a fresh oven baked cobbler! On our way, we'll stop off at Buc-ee's for some shopping fun!

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IMMERSIVE MONET ● ● Have you ever dreamt of stepping into a painting? Embark on an astonishing journey through the incomparable universe of Claude Monet, one of the greatest artistic geniuses of the nineteenth century. Immerse yourself in Monet's 24609, TH, 7/21, 9:15AM-1:45PM, $9 Impressionism, a world created by his brushstrokes. Lunch on your own at the Dallas Farmers Market. 26410, TH, 7/28, 10AM-4PM, $45

TRIP LEGEND EASY

Generally light walking

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MODERATE

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Able to stand or walk Lots of walking, for longer periods good physical health without assistance recommended

TICKETED TRIP

Trip requires a preordered ticket; refunds not available.


SHANGRILLAMA ● There will be no drama with these Llamas. Llama Mama will teach us about more than 150 fascinating facts about these mesmerizing creatures. We will have time to pose with the llamas for photos and selfies. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that have a closed toe and closed heel and consider bringing a light jacket. We will stop after for lunch.

SHANGRILLAMA

24611, TH, 8/11, 8:45AM-2:30PM, $18

LUN C H B R EA K

Visit McKinney

TEA LUNCHEON AT HEARD-CRAIG ● The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts is an Art & History Museum and Events Center in historic downtown McKinney. They specialize in private tea luncheons complete with a tour of the estate and a lovely luncheon with tea and desserts.

24621, TH, 7/14, 10:45AM-1:45PM, $34

Food Network

PATINA GREEN HOME & MARKET ● ● Patina Green's food celebrates and respects the farms and animals it comes from, the people who grew it, raised it, and prepared it. The menu is evolving daily. Patina Green Home and Market is truly a farmto-table restaurant. Enjoy the restaurant and then spend some time exploring and shopping in downtown McKinney.

Community Impact

HUTCHIN'S BBQ ● Let's head to one of the best BBQ restaurants in Texas, Hutchins! The love of making both great barbecue and customers happy is evident in everything Hutchins does - from the award-winning brisket to the quickly soldout bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeño and cream cheese Texas Twinkies. 24614, TH, 8/18, 10:30AM-1PM, $5

24613, TH, 8/4, 10:30AM-1:30PM, $5

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L EARN IN G ARTSPARKS An art appreciation program that explores some of the great masterpieces of the art world. Leaders show artwork, talk about the artists and history, and lead a discussion about the art.

MAH JOHNGG LESSONS

23921, F, 7/15, 10-11:30AM, FREE 23921, F, 8/19, 10-11:30AM, FREE

MAH JOHNGG LESSONS Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ancient game of Mah Jongg? Now is your opportunity. Please note, you must commit to all four weeks. 24605, F, 7/1-7/22, 1-3PM, FREE

PIANO LESSONS Piano instruction for all levels, beginner to advanced. Piano playing enhances both physical and mental health. Lessons are 30 minutes with one student per lesson. Instructor: Bonnie Harrison. No online registration: register in person or at the front desk.

CYBER CRIME PREVENTION WORKSHOP AT&T and the Air Force's Association's Cyber Patriot Program have partnered to bring you the Senior Citizens Cyber Safety Initiative. This two-part seminar will provide you with actions to help mitigate and protect yourself. You will learn how to browse the web safely, prevent identity theft, recognize and avoid computer viruses plus much more. 24607, M/T, 7/11 & 7/12, 2:30-4:30PM, FREE 24608, T/TH, 8/9 & 8/11, 4:30-6:30PM, FREE

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN & BODY Most everyone knows that nutrition, exercise, cognitive exercises and social engagement can all have a very positive affect on your body and brain. Come learn how you can put these positive lifestyle choices to work for you and become the Einstein you always wanted to be! 24615, F, 7/15, 10-11AM, FREE

THE IMPORTANCE OF TELLING YOUR LIFE STORY You have a life story. It is only yours and you know it best. By sharing your life with others, you teach history, endear yourself to others and sometimes, even come to understand yourself better. This class explores elements that can help you live well with shared stories that can transcend time and legacy.

MENTAL AEROBICS Mental Aerobics is a class M, 7/11-7/25, 10AM-1PM, $48, (3 LESSONS) designed to help you T, 7/5-7/26, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) maintain your cognitive skills. W, 7/6-7/27, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) M, 8/1-8/29*, 10AM-1PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) Help lower you chance of T, 8/2-8/30*, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) dementia and increase your independence W, 8/3-8/31*, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) functional *NO CLASSES 8/22-8/24 through regular practice of these games. Enjoy this time as a group with different 24655, T, 7/19, 1-3PM, FREE types of brain exercises. 22760, T, 7/12 & 7/26, 11-11:45AM, FREE 22760, T, 8/9 & 8/30, 11-11:45AM, FREE

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TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: MASTERS OF MEMORY Linda Hamilton returns to teach us about the intricacies of memory. The brain is magical and what it can do even more wonderous. Come join us for an exploration of your magnificent think tank. 24616, W, 7/20 & 8/17, 9-10AM, FREE

BEST PRACTICES: TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH Everyone loves good health and because of this The Area Agency on Aging and TX Health Resources Allen is bringing us a series of fact-based health classes that will provide you with necessary information that could help you with a variety of chronic health issues. The information will flow as you learn about exercise, nutrition, mental health, lifestyle, medication usage, managing health systems to communication with family and friends. This ongoing class is instructed by Linda Hamilton of TX A&M AgriLife.

POETRY READING Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Robert Frost and T.S. Eliot are all probably names you recognize but did you know that we have a poet amongst us here at ASRC? This gentleman has been writing for years and he will share some of his pieces that come straight from his heart reflecting on life's moments that touch us all. 24617, F, 7/22, 1-2PM, FREE

FREE NOTARY SERVICE Your signature, identity and documents are yours only and thus they need to be protected to insure their value. Joanne will be here to help you legally document your needed paperwork. 24620, W, 7/27, 1:30-2PM, FREE 24623, W, 8/31, 1:30-2PM, FREE

LUNCH & LEARN: ANODYNE PAIN & WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Discover the benefits of IV Therapy. IV Therapy 24612, W, 7/20-8/31*, 10AM-12:30PM, FREE can be a direct therapy to address health concerns. *NO CLASS ON 8/24 From hydration to stomach flu to immunity to beauty, IV therapy is a new and expanding medical choice to address many issues easily without pills. The effects can be immediate and very effective. 24666, T, 8/2, 12-1PM, FREE

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HISTORICAL PRESENTATION: COLORS TO "DYE" FOR The Daughters of the American Revolution return and will teach us about clothing color development and how the color of clothing affects societal behavior and norms. 24658, F, 8/12, 10-11:30AM, FREE

QUESTIONS & TIPS FOR TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR The Wellness Center for Older Adults will share pertinent information to help you get the most out of your doctor visits. As you know, time has become far shorter when seeing a care provider these days. Learn to make the most of your providers time and get the results you want with your doctor. 24665, T, 8/16, 1-3PM, FREE

IN SEARCH OF AMELIA EARHART In honoring Aviation Day, we take of a look at one of Americas most well-known pilots, Amelia Earhart. Many questions still abound as to what happened to her on her final flight and her disappearance. Come and see what the latest data suggests via video. 24656, TH, 8/18, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE


TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER'S We all fear memory loss. Did you know that memory loss can be quite simple and some very fixable? Let go of your fears and know that you can be proactive against memory loss and if you have it, there are many interventions that can be taken to maintain or decrease the loss you are experiencing. You will also learn important questions to ask your doctor. Be proactive. You have the ability and support and fight back. 24657, F, 8/19, 10-11AM, FREE

INTRODUCTION TO BIRDING/BIRDWATCHING Join the fastest growing hobby in the U.S. This class will provide instruction on the basics of birding from Master Naturalist Charlise Hill-Larson. Birding is great fun and great for your health. Not only will you learn about binoculars, bird identification and field guides but it can also benefit your mental and physical health too! This class will provide the skills necessary to start upcoming ASRC birding walks in September.

SOLO AND SMART Author Carol Marak is here to discuss her book "Solo and smart". Carol will discuss how she came to this place in her life and how her personal journey gave her the impetus to write and share her experience. She also incorporates the importance of a supportive social network. Enjoy an evening with Carol whether you personally need the information or simply appreciate hearing a fellow person's life voyage. 24622, T, 8/30, 6-7PM, FREE

24653, M, 8/29, 10-11AM, FREE

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C REATI VE PASSING HATS For over five years, ASRC members have knitted hats for cancer patients who are undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals. Stop by the Dining Room every third Tuesday to pick up donated yarn to make more hats while dropping off completed hats. Facilitator: Pat Woodside

PASSING HATS

T, 7/19, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE T, 8/16, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE

COLOR TIME Adult coloring presents a creative venture without the need for artistic flair. Like meditation, coloring pages for adults help them destress, take them back to childhood, and activate both parts of the brain. 22730, M/F, 7/1-7/29*, 11AM-12PM, FREE 22730, M/F, 8/1-8/29*, 11AM-12PM, FREE *NO CLASSES 7/4, 8/22 & 8/26

CERAMICS Create beautiful ceramic pieces. Open to all beginners and more advanced students. Supply list is available when the student comes to the craft room. All first-time ceramic students will receive a set of free class tools. Instructor: Sara Cantlon 22715, T, 7/5-7/26, 9AM-12PM, $35 22715, T, 8/2-8/30, 9AM-12PM, $35

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CYANOTYPE BY CHRIS BERRY

CREATE A CYANOTYPE: NATURALIST PHOTOGRAPHY WITHOUT A CAMERA Film was invented in the late 1800's. Until then, Naturalist and Botanist used a process known as Cyanotype to preserve etchings of plants and botanical specimens for research. In this class you will need to bring a piece of nature to class or collect one outside of the ASRC. Master Naturist Charlise Hill-Larson will then teach you deep blue Cyanotype to preserve your artifact. A $5 fee is due to the instructor at the start of class, and you will take home your lovely masterpiece at the end of class.

WATERCOLOR DOODLE Unleash your creativity with a watercolor painting session by Twist Squiggle and Doodle. You will create a one of a kind 11x15 watercolor work of art. The image is on the watercolor paper and ready to paint. This session 24654, F, 7/29, 1-2:30PM, $5 TO INSTRUCTOR is approximately 1.5 hours. Instructor: Charlotte Samuel 22808, F, 7/1, 2-3:30PM, $15 22808, F, 8/5, 2-3:30PM, $15


Relaxing Massage Fridays Lani Gossett, a professional working masseuse of 26 years, is available to anyone with pain, tight muscles or joints that could benefit from massage. Ease your pain and discomforts and melt the stress away. Sign up at the front desk for a 30-minute massage time slot on Friday afternoons.

F, 7/1-7/29, 12PM-4:20PM, $25 F, 8/5-8/19, 12PM-4:20PM, $25

FREE

Monthly Birthday Party Provided by United Health Care Please join us for a party and Medicare presentation sponsored by United Healthcare’s Traci Grover:

Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, August 3 11AM in Multipurpose Room C 11:30AM Medicare Talk After the party, Traci will answer your Medicare questions. Are you allowed dental riders? How do you get new glasses? Does my plan cover new prescriptions? Do you know who your agent is? Enjoy the celebrations and ask your pertinent questions and become informed.

W, 7/6 & 7/20, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE W, 8/3 & 8/17, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE

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CO MMO N QUILTING CLUB Bring a quilting project and share information, fun, and friendship. Facilitator: Ruth Meyers

VETERANS GROUP

23958, W, 7/6 & 7/20, 12:30-4PM, FREE 23958, W, 8/3 & 8/17, 12:30-4PM, FREE

VETERANS GROUP Calling all Veterans! ASRC is holding its first ongoing Veterans Group meeting. This group will meet monthly to discuss Veterans issues and confidentiality is required. Come and learn about Veterans issues while meeting fellow service members. Facilitator is Geno Marascio. 23693, F, 7/1, 11 AM-12PM, FREE 23693, F, 8/5, 11 AM-12PM, FREE

MODELING CLUB Modeling is creating objects such as trains, planes, automobiles, ships, buildings or structures as a hobby. Members can bring projects or observe and learn. Facilitator: Roy Durell T, 7/5-7/26, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE T, 8/2-8/30, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE *NO CLASS ON 8/23

COLLECTORS CLUB For collectors of coins, stamps, autographs, currency, memorabilia, or anything else. Come to talk about a personal collection or to see what others have brought. FREE appraisals if needed. Facilitator: Richard Loudermilk

THE PINK LADIES ENSEMBLE SUPPORT GROUP This lady's group has something that many of us share, the experience of having been cancer-affected either personally or through a loved W, 7/6-7/27, 9-10AM, FREE one. This group meets to W, 8/3-8/31, 9-10AM, FREE connect through conversation *NO CLASS ON 8/24 and to plan events together outside of the recreation center. Facilitator: Mayda Reynolds, Breast Cancer Survivor 23966, F, 7/1, 1PM, FREE 23966, F, 8/5, 1PM, FREE 12

BOOK CLUB Would you like to start a new hobby, make new friends, discover a new topic, do something great for your brain, have intellectual, fun and stirring conversations? With all these possibilities, who could say "No?" The City of Allen Library will be leading us on this new adventure, and we welcome you! 23927, W, 7/6, 2-3PM, FREE 23928, W, 8/3, 2-3PM, FREE

UKULELE GROUP This group is all about enjoying the ukulele and having fun with people who share affection for this wonderful instrument. Come join a friendly and welcoming group who would be delighted if you join them. Bring your own ukulele or use one of the loaners. Facilitator: Sherry Avaritt 24092, TH, 7/7-7/28, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE 24092, TH, 8/4-8/18, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE


BIBLE STUDY Meet fellow members to discuss the Bible in an open and welcoming environment. Enjoy this nondenominational gathering for fun and fellowship. Facilitator: Nabeel Sarah.

ONSITE JEWELRY REPAIR WITH LISA & TOBY Do you have necklace with a broken clasp? Or a ring that needs sizing? Maybe you have earrings that need to be converted from clasp to pierced. We can bring your 24053, TH, 7/7-7/28, 12:30-2PM, FREE jewelry back to life and put 24053, TH, 8/4-8/18, 12:30-2PM, FREE it back where it should be, on you! Services start at GARDEN GROUP $5. Prices vary on services Are you a past gardener? and quotes are available for Do you enjoy getting your higher ticketed repairs hands dirty in the garden 24081, M, 7/18, 11:15AM-12:15PM and reaping the rewards of 24081, M, 8/15, 11:15AM-12:15PM all your labor during harvest? Please come and help GENEALOGY CLUB cultivate our own Garden Members of this club enjoy out back along with your tracing their roots. Join fellow ASRC members! The experienced genealogists Garden Group meets on the and beginners alike, new first Monday of the month. members are welcomed anytime. Facilitator: Stacey Facilitator: James Price 24102, M, 7/11, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE Stanislav 24102, M, 8/1, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE

STITCHIN’ TIME Bring any kind of handwork project such as crochet, knit, embroidery or cross stitch. Enjoy fellowship and fun while working on projects. Led by all who come!

22735, M, 7/25, 1-2PM, FREE 22735, M, 8/29, 1-2PM, FREE

GRATEFUL GRATITUDE COMFORT GROUP Every one of us experiences grief at differing times in our life. Grief is healthful and all part of life's journey. This group unites people on their individual paths of loss. You will receive sacred "toolboxes" with items to help comfort you as you learn practices in healing. Everyone is welcome to share or just sit and listen. You are welcome to join in one time only or attend monthly. 24618, W, 7/27, 2-3PM, FREE 24624, W, 8/31, 2-3PM, FREE

CASH BINGO Play Bingo every Tuesday from 2-4PM. Card purchases are $1 each with a maximum of 6 cards and starts at 1:15PM promptly. Membership is required to participate. Win up to $10! T, 2-4PM

24058, M, 7/11-7/25 12:30-3PM, FREE 24058, M, 8/1-8/29*, 12:30-3PM, FREE *NO CLASS 8/22

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AC TIVE EVENING YOGA Join us in the evening to practice slow-flow style, Vinyasa yoga with a calm and peaceful state of moving meditation. Flow yoga links breath and movement while increasing wellness. All levels welcome. Modifications are shown for different abilities. Instructor: Sarita Pai

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL WITH ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL

ARTHRITIS: GET MOVIN! Feel more energized with this low-to-moderate intensity class that improves strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. This class will benefit those experiencing arthritis, chronic joint/muscle pain, limited or painful movement by reducing pain and stiffness and improving abilities to do daily tasks. 22799, M/W, 7/6-7/27, 9-10AM, $12 22800, M/W, 7/6-7/27,10-11AM, $12 22804, M/W, 8/1-8/31*, 9-10AM, $12 22805, M/W, 8/1-8/31*, 10-11AM, $12 *NO CLASS 8/22 & 8/24

BEGINNER LINE DANCE This class is a combination of Beginners and High Beginners (students with a few months of experience)! New dances are instructed weekly, going overstep directions. Instructor: Nikki Simpson 22813, W, 7/6-7/27, 4-4:50PM, $26 22813, W, 8/3-8/31*, 4-4:50PM, $26 *NO CLASS 8/24

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CHAIR VOLLEYBALL More fun than you can stand–while seated! Chair volleyball is great for upperbody mobility, reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and endurance, but more importantly, it’s FUN and there are always a few laughs! The game is played with a beach ball and net.

22720, W/F, 7/1-7/29, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE 22720, W/F, 8/3/-8/31*, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE *NO CLASS 8/24 & 8/26

24071, T, 7/19-7/26, 5:30-6:30PM, $13 (2 CLASSES) 24071, T, 8/2-8/30*, 5:30-6:30PM, $23 (4 CLASSES) *NO CLASS 8/23

EVENING PILATES Join us for a mind-body exercise which will promote good posture, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Build core strength and help create lean strong muscles without adding bulk. Instructor: Sarita Pai 24076, TH, 7/21-7/28, 5:30-6:15PM, $13 (2 CLASSES) 24076, TH, 8/4-8/18, 5:30-6:15PM, $18 (3 CLASSES)

GENTLE FLOW YOGA This yoga class will teach Vinyasa style, slow flow yoga, joining yoga postures together with the breath and body movement, to develop a stronger mind-body connection. A mat is required, and a yoga block and small pillow are recommended. Instructor: Tess Thompson

CHAIR YOGA Everyone can enjoy this gentle yoga that will move the body through seated and standing yoga poses and stretches. Flexibility, balance, and range of movement will be increased. Restorative breathing and meditation practice will take place at the 22740, T, 7/5-7/26, 9:30-10:30AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) end of each class. Instructor: 22740, T, 8/2-8/30*, 9:30-10:30AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) Tess Thompson *NO CLASS 8/23 22725, T, 7/5-7/26, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 22725, T, 8/2-8/30*, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES) *NO CLASS 8/23


SILVER SNEAKERS Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this high-energy circuit workout. Use handheld weights, elastic tubing, and a ball to increase upper-body strength. The multi-level, equipment-based workout is alternated with nonimpact aerobics. Instructor: BJ Jordan. No online registration, please register in person at the front desk. GROW STRONGER TOGETHER Progressive strength training program that incorporates core and major muscle groups through stretching and balance practice. Hand weights, bands, balls, and chairs provided for assistance, while mat work on the floor is optional. Instructor: Tess Thompson

TAI CHI - INTERMEDIATE Tai Chi and Qigong are ideal for seniors. These low-impact exercises calm the mind and improve overall wellness, balance, muscle strength, coordination and flexibility. Instructor: Charles Pruett 22755, M/W, 7/6-7/27, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 22755, M/W, 8/1-8/31*, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 *NO CLASS ON 8/22 & 8/24

22775, M, 7/11-7/25, 1-1:45AM, $9.75 22785, T, 7/5-7/26, 1-1:45PM, $13 22780, TH, 7/7-7/28, 1-1:45PM, $13 22776, M, 8/1-8/29*, 1-1:45 AM, $13 22786, T, 8/2-8/30*, 1-1:45 PM, $13 22781, TH, 8/4-8/18*, 1-1:45 PM, $9.75 *NO CLASS 8/22-8/25

22745, TH, 7/7-7/28 9-10AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 22745, TH, 8/4-8/18, 9-10AM, $18 (3 CLASSES)

RESTORATIVE YOGA Restorative yoga is for everyone who desires to learn a few gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques to achieve deep relaxation, increased flexibility, balance and stress reduction. A yoga mat is required. Yoga props such as bolsters, blankets, blocks, and straps may be used, but are not required. Instructor: Tess Thompson 22765, TH, 7/7-7/28 10:10-11AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 22765, TH, 8/4-8/18, 10:10-11AM, $18 (3 CLASSES)

FITNESS ORIENTATION Join Dr. Troy Allam from Craig Ranch Chiropractic for an Orientation on the ASRC fitness equipment. Learn safety, exercise, and health tips. This is recommended for members new to our fitness room.

24097, TH, 7/21, 11AM-12PM, FREE 24097, TH, 8/18, 11AM-12PM, FREE

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ZUMBA GOLD ZUMBA® Gold is a fun fitness program based on Latin and international dance styles with lower-intensity, easyto-follow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. No dance experience required and all levels welcome. Instructor: Taralee Neve

GET MOVIN'

22819, W/F, 7/13-7/29, 9:30-10:30AM, $39 22819, W/F, 8/3-8/31*, 9:30-10:30AM, $45 *NO CLASS 8/24 & 8/26

PUNCH CARD S NO ONLINE REGISTRATION. Must purchase at the ASRC Front Desk and give the punch card to the instructor before each class you attend. Cards are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Lost cards will not be replaced. All cards will include a six-month expiration from the date of purchase.

LINE DANCING - IMPROVER/INTERMEDIATE For the experienced line dancers who know the names of step moves. Learn new dances on Tuesdays and practice on Thursdays. Current to popular line dances taught to Country Western, Blues, Jazz, Salsa and Hip Hop. Volunteer: Gail Donaldson No online registration available - register in person. 22753, T/TH, 7/5-7/28,12:30-1:30 PM, $28/16 PUNCHES 22754, T/TH, 8/2-8/30*,12:30-1:30 PM, $28/16 PUNCHES *NO CLASS 8/23 & 8/25

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OPEN GAME PLAY Open Game Play is a time for all members to enjoy! If you have an established group who plays on a regular basis, please remember to welcome new faces to your game during the times posted for Open Game Play. Staff are happy to add new times and games.

The Center reserves the right to make room adjustments before, during or after scheduled game play for Center or City Programs.

M O NDAY

9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG

T UE SDAY 12-3PM | HAND & FOOT 1-3PM | BUNCO 1:30-4:30 | POKER

T H URS DAY

12-3PM | MEXICAN TRAIN 2-5PM | BID WHIST

Want to start a new Open Game Play group?

WE DNE SDAY

11:30AM-3PM | PARTY BRIDGE 12-3PM | PINOCHLE

F RIDAY

9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG

Stop by the Front Desk!

DO WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT INFORMATION? It is important that we have your current contact information so we can communicate with you at the appropriate times, including reminder calls, refunds and more. Next time you come to ASRC, please stop by the Front Desk to confirm your:

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VOLUNTEER There are so many ways to get involved while giving back at the Center! Check out the below opportunities to see if you would be interested in serving our community or in the facility: A R EA

DAY

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B E V E R AGE B AR

MONDAY-F RIDAY

9-11AM, 11AM-1P M

B I N G O CALLER

T UE SDAY

1:45-4:15PM

C L AS S FACILITATOR

SCHE DULE D

SCHE DULE D

FR ON T DES K

MONDAY-F RIDAY

KI TC H E N /LU N CH

MONDAY-F RIDAY

10:45AM-1PM

L I B RARY

MONDAY-F RIDAY

ANYT IME

S P E C I A L EVEN TS

VARIE S

VARIE S

8-10AM, 10AM-12P M , 1-3PM

Ready to Apply? Visit LifeInAllen.org/GetInvolved, click or scan the QR code to the left with your phone's camera. Contact Shelby Griffin, Program Supervisor, at sgriffin@cityofallen.org or 214.509.4824 if you have any questions.

HELLO!

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Sunshine Services Do you know of a member that needs cheer due to a death or illness? Whether it’s for you or another ASRC member that is celebrating a landmark birthday or anniversary, there is a service to send those a special greeting card. Please stop by the front desk to enter the person and the occasion to receive a card from the ASRC.


H EL PF UL LIN KS Allen Senior Recreation Center is for persons 50 years of age and older, including their spouses. A variety of programs, trips, special events, activities and classes are offered at low-cost or free. Membership to the Center is only $5 a year for residents and $24 a year for non-residents. Resident rates include City of Allen citizens and employees working for businesses, corporations or organizations in the City of Allen. Proof of residency requires both a current water bill and driver’s license. Proof of employment in Allen requires a recent paycheck stub.

GUEST POLICY

A guest 50 years or older is entitled to one complimentary day at the Center. Additional visits are $5 per visit with a maximum of four visits per calendar year. If you have questions, please see a staff member at the front desk.

DAILY LUNCH

REFUNDS

Customer service is our top priority, and it is strongly encouraged you are aware of the following guidelines before registering for a program or trip. If you are not satisfied with a class, please let staff know immediately so the situation can be remedied.

Lunch is served Monday–Friday at 12PM for $4 or $5 per person. Reservations must be received by 9:30AM. Lunch menus, including lunch policies are available at the front desk. Complimentary coffee and tea are available to members every day in the dining room.

FULL REFUNDS

LIBRARY

PARTIAL REFUNDS

A large selection of hardback novels are available in the library. Members may borrow books on the honor system. Donations of hardback novels are accepted, but due to storage limitations, Reader's Digest volumes cannot be accepted.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is provided to and from the Center for Allen residents who do not have their own transportation. Please see a staff member at the front desk for more information and how to make reservations.

FITNESS ROOM

Full refunds will be given only if participation is not possible due to class/trip cancellation or a change in day, time or location initiated by staff. Refunds will not be subject to administrative charges. Partial refunds will be given if: 1. Participation is canceled after the class starts due to unusual circumstances (e.g. sickness or injury). The refund will be prorated minus charges for furnished supplies. All partial refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee. 2. Participation is canceled regardless of reason with notification of five (5) or more calendar days before the class starts. (See: Trip Refund Policy Exception) 3. Participation in any class is canceled with less than five (5) calendar days notice, and the vacancy is filled prior to the start of the program.

The fitness room is open to all members on a first come, first served basis. Rules are posted on the fitness room door. Proper shoes required. Treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and weight machines are available.

NO REFUNDS

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

TRIP REFUNDS

By registering for a class, there is an assumption of risk by the participant. Allen Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing safe facilities and equipment for all participants, as well as qualified staff and instructors. In the event of a serious accident or illness, it is City policy to contact the City of Allen Fire Department Emergency Services to perform first aid and, when necessary, recommend transport to a hospital. Emergency contacts on file will be contacted as soon as the situation allows.

No refunds will be given if participation is canceled with notification less than five (5) calendar days before the class or trip starts. 1.

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ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER STAFF CE N T E R SUP E RV I S O R

Julie Olles

PR OGRAM SUP E RV I S O R

Shelby Griffin

RE CRE AT I ON S P E C I A L I ST I I

James Price Laurie Thode Rick Brewer

R E C R E AT I ON S P EC IAL IST I

Cathy Horn Dee Romero Liz King Tom Anderson

Purchasing non-refundable tickets is a common occurrence with day trips. If you cancel your registration, regardless of time, a refund will be issued only in the event that your spot can be filled. Extended trip refund policy varies for each trip. See specific trip information for details.

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE Bruce Howard Clarence Carter Darlene Zumo Dottie Gandy Les Velez Mary Ann Cooper Terrie Jones Rotating Parks Board Member

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