May/June 2022 Center-Link Newsletter: Allen Senior Recreation Center

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Health Fair - NEW DATE Mother's & Father's Day Treats Hog Dog Hoedown


PARTNERED FITNESS PROGRAMS Did you know Allen Senior Recreation Center and Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium partner with health benefit programs like SilverSneakers and Optum to provide memberships and host certain classes at no cost? Make the most of your fitness goals and explore classes in the Active Link, page 15!

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YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS MAY 6 MAY 13 MAY 17 MAY 20 MAY 27 JUNE 2 JUNE 10 JUNE 20 JUNE 24

Health Fair Mother's Day Treats Chair Volleyball with Allen High School PALS Chat with Chance Music Friday Memorial Day Remembrance Stop the Bleed Cheesemaking Class Day Trip Father's Day Treats Hot Dog Hoedown

FACILITY CLOSURES The facility will close on Monday, May 30 for the observation of Memorial Day.

For unexpected facility closure information and inclement weather notifications, please visit LifeInAllen.org. AL L EN SE N I OR RE CR E AT I ON CEN TER

451 St. Mary Drive Allen, Texas 75002

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Learning Link

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Creative 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

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214.509.4820 | LifeInAllen.org

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Edgar and Alice Oats participated in Music Fridays to celebrate Valentine's Day! Check out our other Special Events for May/June.

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

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TRAV EL* NEW ARTISAN DISTILLERY

♦ 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.

Photo credit: Event Brite

ALLEN CONTEMPORARY THEATRE’S CLUE ● Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farcemeets-murder mystery. Six mysterious guests are invited to an unusual dinner party and when their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is a comedy whodunit that will leave everyone in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

NEW ARTISAN DISTILLERY TOUR & TASTING ● ● Tour the New Artisan Distillery to learn about making spirits and what makes their process unique, while tasting their awardwinning chef recipe gin as well as the world's first botanical bourbon! We will provide the boxed lunches and you can enjoy craft cocktails & spirits in the tasting lounge. Experience the New Artisan way! 24090, T, 5/24, 11:15AM-4PM, $38

23980, F, 5/20, 7:15-11PM, $24

*Register for Travel at the Allen Senior Center Front Desk.

TRIP LEGEND EASY

Generally light walking

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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.


CHEESEMAKING CLASS ● ● Since 1982, the Mozzarella Company, in downtown Dallas has made awardwinning cheeses the oldfashioned way - by hand. Learn to make fresh ricotta and to form fresh mozzarella into balls, rolls and queso Oaxaca. This class includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mozzarella Company and concludes with a wine and cheese tasting. Guests are advised to wear waterproof shoes with non-slip soles. Take home a Mozzarella Company Apron and All the Cheese You Make!

CHEESEMAKING CLASS

Photo Credit: Mozzarella Co.

LUNC H B R EA K TOASTED WALNUT

JENG CHI

23978, F, 6/10, 2-6PM, $80

HAM’S PEACH ORCHARD ● ● ● Hop on the ASRC bus for a fun summer day. At the orchard store, a large variety of peaches are already picked along with summer fruits and vegetables. Shop in the farm store to buy lots of east Texas produce, jarred products, pecans and other good stuff. Enjoy the country day under a pavilion eating Ham Orchards BBQ and your choice of cider slushes and homemade peach ice cream. Get the sunhat with the shades, dress cool and let's have a blast at Ham's Peach Orchard and MORE! 23976, TH, 6/30, 8:30AM-1:30PM, $10

TOASTED WALNUT TABLE & MARKET ●

The Toasted Walnut Table and Market is known for its passion for honest food. Nestled in downtown Celina, Chef Joey strives to get to know the local farmers as friends and only uses local grass fed and free-range proteins. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal, shop for unique gifts and decor in a casual, yet upscale setting, and experience Toasted Walnut’s heartfelt welcome.

JENG CHI ● This family restaurant serves Taiwanese and Chinese delicacies and specializes in Xiao Long Bao Dumplings (juicy dumplings steamed in bamboo baskets). But don’t stop at the dumplings. Get the green onion pancakes, the leek turnover, mustard tuber soup or go with the stir-fried noodles. Come find out why Jeng Chi means "House of Joy"! 23979, TH, 6/2, 11AM-2PM, $5

24091, TH, 5/12, 10:30AM-2PM, $5 PEPE'S & MITO'S

PEPE'S & MITO'S ● The Rojas Family serves Mex-Tex dishes like Mexican Meatball Soup, Beef Tacos Nortenos and Enchiladas! Hungry yet? 23977, TH, 6/16, 10:30AM-2PM, $8

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L EARN IN G OPPORTUNITIES OF CARE AccentCare is here to discuss the services they offer. From hospice care, to volunteering, to veteran's care, they offer a wide range of services to address many needs. Whether you are looking to volunteer or need medical care, be sure to bring your questions.

LUNCH & LEARN SEMINAR

23912, F, 5/13, 9-10AM, 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.

MENTAL AEROBICS Mental Aerobics is a class designed to help you maintain your cognitive skills. Help lower you chance of dementia and increase your functional independence through regular practice of these games. Enjoy this time as a group with different M, 5/2-5/23, 10AM-1PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) types of brain exercises. T, 5/3-5/31, 11AM-2PM, $78, (5 LESSONS) W, 5/4-5/25, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) M, 6/6-6/27, 10AM-1PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) T, 6/7-6/28, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) W, 6/1-6/29, 11AM-2PM, $78, (5 LESSONS)

LUNCH & LEARN: LIFE INSURANCE OPTIONS Planning for the future can be overwhelming. Life Insurance is one way to address possible future financial and health needs. Come and explore your options. You'll be sure to find a fit for you! 23889, W, 5/4, 12-1PM, FREE

22760, T, 5/10 & 5/24, 11-11:45AM, FREE 22760, T, 6/14 & 6/28, 11-11:45AM, FREE

EMOTIONAL HEALTH & HEALING Perimeter Health Care will discuss healthy healing options through counseling. From depression, to PTSD, to anxiety, and thousands of other conditions that anyone can experience, this presentation will offer treatment options to help you heal and bring peace into your world and by doing so, possibly those who are close to you. 23903, W, 5/11, 10-11AM, FREE

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CHAT WITH CHANCE Officer Chance Graves with Allen Police Department will be hosting a meet and greet with our members. Come and join in on the conversation before Bingo! This session will not have a specific topic but rather a chance for you to tell Officer Graves what you'd like to hear him talk about in the future. 23963, T, 5/17, 1:30-2PM, FREE

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: FALL PREVENTION Did you know that there are 32,000 deaths and three million emergency room visits annually because of the 36 million older aging people who fall annually? Don't be part of this statistic! Linda will guide you through what you can do to prevent falling. 23890, W, 5/18, 9-10AM, $2


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DEMENTIA CONVERSATION WITH ALHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Dementia is scary for all involved. Healthful, regular communication must be maintained amongst all parties involved in the best interest of those affected. From doctors to family to friends, all are integral parts of helping someone navigate their journey. The best care comes from honest and clear communication with everyone. Help both yourself and your loved one walk a journey together where all are nurtured. 23891, F, 5/20, 10-11AM, FREE

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. 23921, F, 5/20, 10-11:30 AM, FREE 23921, F, 6/17, 10-11:30 AM, FREE

HISTORY OF THE DAUGHTER'S OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION How much do you know about the daughters of the American Revolution? This group of women are descendants of those who either fought or aided in American independence from Britain. Join this informative discussion to learn both history and how the members today continue to positively affect a wide range of charitable causes. 23920, W, 5/25, 11AM-12PM, FREE

STOP THE BLEED EMS Specialist Tony Cooper with Allen Fire Department will be here to teach Stop the Bleed. This is a national campaign and call-to-action that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. 23973, TH, 6/2, 1-3PM, FREE

24107, W, STARTS 6/15, 9-10AM, FREE

UNDERSTANDING & RESPONDING TO ALZHEIMER’S BEHAVIORS Those experiencing Alzheimer's and other dementias need to be able to relay their feelings and needs. As importantly, caregivers need as best possible, to understand what someone in their care might be needing. Behaviors may feel challenging to caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association will teach you some triggers that may exacerbate challenging behaviors and will show you appropriate interventions to address some common challenges.

LUNCH & LEARN: ANODYNE PAIN & WELLNESS SOLUTIONS Got Pain? Need a new doctor who will listen? Have an injury 23895, F, 6/17, 10-11AM, FREE that just won't stop hurting and have your heard about IV Vitamin Therapy? Anodyne is your new local solution for all things medical, including some alternative medical services. 23957, T, 6/7, 12-1PM, FREE

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TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: MASTERS OF MEMORY PROGRAM Linda Hamilton is back to teach us all things pertinent about the mind and memory. She will guide you through the memory process and strategies that will enable your mind to maintain its health. This is a three-month seminar.


Dads, it's your turn to be honored! Be sure to gather your special sweet treat as you enter the building.

M, 6/20, 9AM until gone

Officer Chance Graves with Allen Police hosts this meet and greet. Come join in on the conversation before Bingo! This is a time to share what you would like to hear in future sessions.

Sponsored by Amada Senior Care

EVENT PARTNERS

T, 5/17, 1:30-2PM, #23963

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C REATI VE DECOUPAGE EGG 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 is approximately 1.5 hours. Instructor: Charlotte Samuel 22808, F, 5/6, 2-3:30PM, $15 22808, F, 6/3, 2-3:30PM, $15

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, 3/4-3/28, 11AM-12PM, FREE 22730, M/F, 4/1-4/29, 11AM-12PM, FREE

DECORATE A SUMMMER FLOWER GLASS VASE Susan Jackson, fellow ASRC member, will open her craft closet and provide materials to decorate a flower vase. A variety of materials and techniques will be available. Bring your own clear vase or purchase one from Susan for $2 the first day of class. 23984, TH, 6/23, 1-3PM, $3

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 T, 5/17, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE

CERAMICS T, 6/21, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE 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: Calling all moms attending the Health Sara Cantlon

mother's day treats

22715, T, 5/3-5/31, 9AM-12PM, $35 22715, T, 6/7-6/28, 9AM-12PM, $35

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Fair. AMADA SENIOR CARE has a special treat in your honor. As you enter, look for your special gift. F, 5/6, 9AM until gone


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, 5/6-5/27, 12PM-4:20PM, $25 F, 6/3-6/24, 12PM-4:20PM, $25

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ASRC Member Jim Hilkert performs at the ASRC for the first time! Please welcome him as he sings his favorite country, folk and contemporary hits. 11


COMMON 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.

GARDENING GROUP

24053, TH, 5/5-5/26, 12:30-2PM, FREE 24053, TH, 6/2-6/30, 12:30-2PM, 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.

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

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, T, 5/3-5/31, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE who could say "No?" The T, 6/7-6/28, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE City of Allen Library will be leading us on this new 23693, F, 6/3, 11AM-12PM, FREE COLLECTORS CLUB adventure, and we welcome GARDEN GROUP For collectors of coins, you! Are you a past gardener? stamps, autographs, currency, 23917, W, 5/4, 2-3 PM, FREE Do you enjoy getting your memorabilia, or anything 23918, W, 6/1, 2-3 PM, FREE hands dirty in the garden else. Come to talk about and reaping the rewards of a personal collection or UKULELE GROUP to see what others have This group is all about all your labor during harvest? brought. FREE appraisals if enjoying the ukulele and Please come and help needed. Facilitator: Richard having fun with people cultivate our own Garden Loudermilk who share affection for out back along with your W, 5/4-5/25, 9-10AM, FREE this wonderful instrument. fellow ASRC members! The W, 6/1-6/29, 9-10AM, FREE Come join a friendly and Garden Group meets on the welcoming group who would first Monday of the month. QUILTING CLUB Facilitator: James Price Bring a quilting project and be delighted if you join them. 24102, M, 5/2, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE share information, fun, and Bring your own ukulele 24102, M, 6/6, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE friendship. Facilitator: Ruth or use one of the loaners. Facilitator: Sherry Avaritt Meyers 23958, W, 5/4 & 5/18, 12:30-4 PM, FREE 23958, W, 6/1 & 6/15, 12:30-4 PM, FREE 12

24092, TH, 5/5-5/26, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE 24092, TH, 6/2-6/30, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE


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Monthly Birthday Party provided by united health care Please join us for birthday parties sponsored by United Healthcare’s Traci Grover on the following dates: May 4 and April 1 at 11AM. Immediately following the parties, Traci will answer many of 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, ask your pertinent questions and become informed. W, 5/4 & 5/18, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE W, 6/1 & 6/15, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE

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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!

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 24058, M, 5/2-5/23, 12:30-3PM, FREE pierced. We can bring your 24058, M, 6/6-6/27, 12:30-3PM, FREE jewelry back to life and put it back where it should be, GENEALOGY CLUB on you! Services start at Members of this club enjoy $5. Prices vary on services tracing their roots. Join and quotes are available for experienced genealogists higher ticketed repairs and beginners alike, new 24081, M, 5/16, 11:15AM-12:15PM members are welcomed 24081, M, 6/20, 11:15AM-12:15PM anytime. Facilitator: Stacey Stanislav THE PINK LADIES ENSEMBLE 22735, M, 6/27, 1-2PM, FREE SUPPORT GROUP This lady's group has CASH BINGO something that many of us Play Bingo every Tuesday share, the experience of having from 2-4PM. Card purchases been cancer-affected either are $1 each with a maximum personally or through a loved of 6 cards and starts at 1:15PM one. This group meets to promptly. Membership is connect through conversation required to participate. Win and to plan events together up to $10! outside of the recreation center. T, 2-4PM Facilitator: Mayda Reynolds, Breast Cancer Survivor

BEYOND THE BRIDGE NATURE WALK Join Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist on a nature journey Beyond the Bridge. Meet in the Dining Room before venturing out on the trail behind the Center. Everyone is welcome to participate and will benefit from this fun adventure! 24133, TH, 5/12 & 5/19, 9-10:30AM, FREE 24133, TH, 6/9 & 6/16, 9-10:30AM, FREE

CLASSIC FEATURE FEEL GOOD REELS Are you ready for an afternoon of fun, laughter, romance, travel, and song? Yes folks, it is possible to have it all while you enjoy this movie. And of course, there will be the required foods of popcorn and candy to complete your theater experience. Can't guess the movie, well then, this is one surprise we guarantee you will love! 23926, W, 6/29, 1-4PM, FREE

23966, F, 6/3, 1PM, FREE

23983, M, 5/23, 11AM-12PM, FREE Who wouldn't like an extra game of Bingo complete with prizes? This game promises to be fun Katie the "Insurance Gal" calling and providing prizes.

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AC TIVE CHAIR VOLLEYBALL

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.

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 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 end of each class. Instructor: Tess Thompson

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

22720, W/F, 5/4-5/27, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE 22720, W/F, 6/1-6/29, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE

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. 22789, M, 5/2-5/23, 9-10AM, $4 22790, M, 5/2-5/23,10-11AM, $4 23964, W, 5/4-5/25, 9-10AM, $4 23965, W, 5/4-5/25, 10-11AM, $4 22794, M, 6/6-6/27, 9-10AM, $4 22795, M, 6/6-6/27, 10-11AM, $4 23974, W, 6/1-6/29, 9-10AM, $5 23975, W, 6/1-6/29, 10-11AM, $5

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, 5/4-5/25, 4-4:50PM, $26 22813, W, 6/1-6/29, 4-4:50PM, $31.75

24071, T, 5/3-5/31, 5:30-6:30PM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 24071, T, 6/7-6/28, 5:30-6:30PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

24076, TH, 5/5-5/26, 5:30-6:15PM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 24076, TH, 6/2-6/30, 5:30-6:15PM, $28 (5 CLASSES)

22725, T, 5/3-5/31, 11AM-12PM, $28 (4 CLASSES) 22725, T, 6/7-6/28, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

Got game? Allen High School PALS students are back and bring their best skills to the net. No experience required to play.

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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 22740, T, 5/3-5/31, 9:30-10:30AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 22740, T, 6/7-6/28, 9:30-10:30AM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

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

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. 22771, M, 5/2-5/23, 1-1:45AM, $13 22771, T, 5/3-5/31, 1-1:45PM, $16.25 22771, TH, 5/5-5/26, 1-1:45PM, $13 22771, M, 6/6-6/27, 1-1:45AM, $13 22771, T, 6/7-6/28, 1-1:45PM, $13 22771, TH, 6/2-6/30 1-1:45PM, $16.25

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, 5/2-5/25, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 22755, M/W, 6/1-6/29, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12

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 22818, W/F, 5/4-5/25, 9:30-10:30AM, $45 22818, W/F, 6/3-6/29, 9:30-10:30AM, $51

22745, TH, 5/5-5/26, 9-10AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 22745, TH, 6/2-6/30, 9-10AM, $28 (5 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, 5/5-5/26, 10:10-11AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 22765, TH, 6/2-6/30, 10:10-11AM, $28 (5 CLASSES)

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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, 5/19, 11AM-12PM, FREE 24097, TH, 6/16, 11AM-12PM, FREE


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EMS Specialist Tony Cooper with Allen Fire Department will be here to teach Stop the Bleed. This national campaign and call-to-action encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

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ZUMBA EXPRESS ZUMBA® Express is a 30-minute class that is tailored for active older adults, who want to focus on muscle conditioning. Walk in ready to have a blast and tone up, leave exhilarated and empowered! No dance experience required and all levels welcome. Instructor: Taralee Neve

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.

24062, M, 5/2-5/23, 10:30-11AM, $19 24062, M, 6/6-6/27, 10:30-11AM, $19

TRIKE GROUP RIDES Familiarize yourself with the trikes and the trails as you join volunteers Jim and Liz on an exciting group adventure! Make sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and water! Must pass the Trike Skills 101 to ride along. No Online registration: register in person or by phone.

24124, TH, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 8:30-10:30AM, FREE 24124, TH, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 8:30-10:30AM, FREE

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. 22751, T/TH, 5/3-5/31, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES 22752, T/TH, 6/2-6/30, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES

GET TRIKE READY!

TRIKE SKILLS 101

Trike Skills 101 is composed of parking lot drills to learn basics. You will learn the correct way to start and stop, simple maneuvering techniques, signaling and more. Once you have passed Trike Skills 101 you may reserve your next adventure at the front desk. No online registration: register in person or by phone.

24108, T, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31, 8:30AM OR 9:30AM, FREE 24108, T, 6/14, 6/28, 8:30AM OR 9:30AM, FREE

Trikes have a 240lb weight limit. Closed toed flat sole shoes are required to ride. All classes and checkouts are subject to cancellation at staff's discretion due to inclement weather conditions.

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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 (LESSONS AVAILABLE)

T H URS DAY

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

T UE SDAY

WE DNE SDAY

12-3PM | HAND & FOOT 1-3PM | BUNCO

12-3PM | PINOCHLE

1:30-4:30 | POKER

Want to start a new Open Game Play group? Stop by the Front Desk!

F RIDAY

9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG (LESSONS AVAILABLE)

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:

PHONE NUMBER, ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS & EMERGENCY CONTACT 21


Come by with your pearly whites and get a photo solo or with friends SMILING in the photo booth!

T, 5/31, 11am-12pm, FREE

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

T IME

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 $3 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 $3 or $4 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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