November/December 2022 Center-Link Newsletter: Allen Senior Recreation Center

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022 YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER inside Scotland Extended Trip NEW Learning Programs Trike Group Rides & Skills
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Travel Link 4 Learning Link 8 Creative Link 12 Common Link 14 Active Link 17 Open Game Play 20 YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER PAGE ON THE COVER Members enjoyed visiting the Shangrillama Estate and meeting different llamas in Royse City, TX. Visit pages 4 and 5 for upcoming day trips! ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER 451 St. Mary Drive Allen, Texas 75002 CONTACT 214.509.4820 | LifeInAllen.org
OF OPERATION
HOURS
MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS
Mon, Wed, Fri: 7AM-5PM Tue, Thurs: 7AM-7PM Meal Services: Noon-1PM
Preventing Falls
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Day Celebration
NOV 10 Veterans
You
Oil Paint a Masterpiece
NOV 11
Can
NOV 17 Thanksgiving Luncheon
That Found
NOV 30 The Christmas Star
Its Light Reading
DEC 8 A Christmas Carol DEC 10 Christmas Luncheon
Presentation
Café Volunteer Link 21 Helpful Links 22 FACILITY CLOSURES
DEC 15 Scotland
DEC 29 Hugs
24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday
DEC 23-26 Christmas Holiday
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JAN 1, 2023 New Year's Day

Please do not park in the handicap spaces while on a trip.

TRAVEL*

ALL TRAVEL IS NOW REGISTERING ONLINE!

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.

HAGERMAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ● ●

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.

See the Snow Geese that spend the winter on the refuge. Flocks can number between 3,000 - 7000. We will drive the refuge roads, and make several stops to see geese, ducks, waterbirds and raptors. We will take a short walk on a paved trail to view other birdlife and stop by the visitor center. We will stop in Sherman at RibCrib for lunch after the Refuge. 25764, T, 11/29, 8:30AM-1:30PM, $15

A CHRISTMAS CAROL ●

We're off to celebrate the true meaning of the season by watching the famous play "A Christmas Carol". If you are not familiar with this story, its storyline tells the story of one man's self-discovery from self-centeredness to kindness. Be part of the magic and join us on this holiday journey. The fee for this outing covers your ticket, transportation, meal, coffee or tea, and gratuity. Dessert can be purchased separately.

25648, TH, 12/8, 6:15-11PM, $55

TRIP LEGEND

EASY

Generally light walking

MODERATE

Able to stand or walk for longer periods without assistance

ACTIVE

Lots of walking, good physical health recommended

TICKETED TRIP

Trip requires a preordered ticket; refunds not available.

HAGERMAN
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Photo credit: Friend of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge

CAMPO VERDE

Enjoy delicious MexicanAmerican cuisine as you take in the display with over 120,000 lights, 3,000 yards of multicolor garland, 50 Santa Claus's, 30 Christmas trees, and two model trains that travel 635 feet throughout the entire restaurant. It is a must see Christmas extravaganza!

25761, T, 12/13, 10:15AM-2PM, $15

FOOD BREAK

FIRST WATCH ●

Breakfast anyone? We're off to experience breakfast delights where some of the freshest and seasonal menu items are to be found. From Pomegranate and Pear beverages to Pumpkin and Cinnamon ingredients, your dish will leave you wanting more and everyone's taste buds for a hearty and healthy breakfast will be met.

25664, TH, 11/3, 8-10AM, $5

DINNER AT THE BAVARIAN GRILL

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Since 1993, the Bavarian Grill has served up some of the finest German cuisine around and they are still going strong which is why we are off to see their new expanded location. Classic German accordion music will be entertaining us as we enjoy a plethora of German food served with a stein of beer...if you prefer.

25653, T, 11/22, 6-8:30PM, $5

HUGS CAFE

Join us for a heart felt lunch in downtown McKinney to have lunch at Hugs Café. Hugs Café is the dream of our Founder and President Ruth Thompson. Ruth's vision was to create a nonprofit Café that would be run and operated primarily by adults with special needs, and they've done just that!

25738, TH, 12/29, 10:45AM-1PM, $5

CAMPO VERDE
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Photo Credit: Offload Media

Bigger than imagination, this life-size Noah’s Ark Experience will amaze you! Other adventures include the Creation Museum, Cincinnati Museum Center, an historic art deco train station, Omnimax show, a riverboat sighteeing cruise along the Ohio River, plus so much more. This 7 day, 6 nights trip also includes luxury motor coach transportation, lodging for 4 nights in the Cincinnati area, 6 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners plus all admissions.

SEPTEMBER 3-12, 2023

Come Discover Scotland on a 10 day/9 night adventure of a lifetime! Highlights include a bagpipe lesson, whisky distillery tour, the Isle of Skye, Armadale Castle, Loch Ness, Orkney Islands, Dunrobin Castle, a working sheepdog demonstration, Edinburgh Castle, Scottish cooking experience, and more. Further details will be available during the presentation from Collette Tours on Thursday, December 15 from 2-3 p.m. September 3 – 12, 2023. You can register for the information presentation at the Front Desk, code #24230.

EXTENDED TRAVEL
ARK ENCOUNTER
DISCOVER SCOTLAND
DISCOVER SCOTLAND WITH COLLETTE TOURS ● ● ●
WAITLIST ONLY: ARK ENCOUNTER ● ● APRIL 16-22, 2023
#24969, DOUBLE: $5,202 / SINGLE: $6,582 / TRIPLE UPON REQUEST DEPOSIT (DUE AT REGISTRATION): $600, INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE, APPROXIMATELY $500/MONTH REGISTRATION OPEN NOW BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER COLLETTE PRESENTATION: DISCOVER SCOTLAND 2-3PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022 PRESENTATION REGISTRATION: #24230
DOUBLE:
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$1,277 PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE WAITLIST RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON AT ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER 6
#24978, SUN-SAT, 4/16-4/22
$984
SINGLE:
Online registration required for luncheon (#25777): L ifeInAllen.org 10:00 a.m. Coffee & Donuts 11:00 a.m. Program 12:00 p.m. Luncheon for Veterans plus one guest* 7

LEARNING

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.

M, 11/7-11/28, 10AM-1PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) T, 11/1-11/29, 11AM-3PM, $78, (5 LESSONS) W, 11/2-11/30, 11AM-3PM, $78, (5 LESSONS) M, 12/5-12/19, 10AM-1PM, $48 (3 LESSONS) T, 12/6-12/27, 11AM-3PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) W, 12/7-12/28, 11AM-3PM, $63, (4 LESSONS)

PREVENTING FALLS

There are numerous things you can do to prevent yourself from falling. Come learn the many things you can do both physically and around the home to keep yourself safe.

25494, T, 11/1, 10-11AM, FREE

THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

Our Endocrine system regulates our bodies glucose, calcium, growth and development and metabolism. Did you know that this system can also slow aging and improve your health? Who knew the Endocrine system did so much. Dr. Grose will keep you educated.

25498, T/TH, 11/1 & 11/3, 5-6:30PM, FREE

BIRDING: WALKING EXPEDITION

Charlise Hill-Larson, Master Naturalist, leads ASRC's first walking Birding expedition. During this time, you will stroll gently around the trails of ASRC and learn to recognize and appreciate local birds and What makes them special.

25499, TH, 11/3, 7:30-8:30AM, FREE

MEDICARE AND INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR ALL AGES

Be informed. Healthcare is vital. This presentation will cover insurance options for everyone over fifty years of age. If you do not need insurance, no problem, you will walk away with great information that just might help you in the future. 25758, F, 11/4, 2-3PM, FREE

DECLUTTER NOW FOR PEACE OF MIND

Are you one of those people who hangs onto everything? Or maybe you perpetually downsize. This seminar will help you learn about yourself and in doing so, help you to curate your collections so that whatever you choose to hold onto, will be an intentional living legacy of who you are. Please note: This two-session class will be offered online via projector. 25504, M, 11/7 & 11/14, 11AM-12:30PM, FREE

FRIENDLY CLIMATE SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Science is everywhere. This short workshop will give you a brief introduction to climate science. You will leave with a better understanding of the scientific processes and discoveries that drive today's climate science and its findings and predictions. 25503, M, 11/7, 1-2PM, FREE

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CYBER CRIME WORKSHOP

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 types of brain exercises.

24172, T, 11/8, 11-11:45AM, FREE 24172, T, 12/13, 11-11:45AM, FREE

UHC: MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN

Are you looking for a United Healthcare Advantage Medicare Plan? Larry will be here to discuss the six United Healthcare Medicare Advantage Plans available in your area.

25505, T, 11/8, 5:30-6:30PM, FREE

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIALTY WINES & SPIRITS

Do you enjoy a great beverage? Every fortified or sparkling wine, brandy, liquor, etc. has a unique origin, production method and style that is its very own. Greg Indelicato will teach us the differences and make you into an adult beverage connoisseur. This is a twopart series.

25497, M, 11/14 & 12/5, 2-3PM, FREE

I'M NOT WORKING, WHAT NOW?

Everyone continues developing in different ways throughout life and often retirement can open us up to wonderous new life opportunities. The Wellness Center will be here to explain this new chapter in life and the many positive things that you may experience.

25518, T, 11/15, 1-3PM, FREE

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE:

CREATIVE MEAL PLANNING

Many things factor into healthful meal planning: the size of the household, budget and available food sources all affect meals. Linda Hampton is here to help you prepare meals for one or more using healthful ingredients.

25528, W, 11/16, 9-10AM, $2

BIRDING: SITTING EXPEDITION

Charlise Hill-Larson, Master Naturalist, leads ASRC's sitting birding expeditions. During this time, you will sit in the lawn area behind the ARSC and learn to recognize and appreciate local birds and what makes them special.

25500, T, 11/17, 7:30-8:30AM, FREE

HISTORY OF WREATHS & SONGS OF CHRISTMAS PAST

The Daughters of the Revolution are here to explore how Christmas traditions have changed over time from the late 18th century through the early 20th century.

25534, F, 11/18, 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. 24740, F, 11/18, 10-11:30AM, FREE 24740, F, 12/16, 10-11:30AM, FREE

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD MEDICARE OPTIONS

Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare plans vary widely from cost to options. Come find out what plan fits your lifestyle best. 25521, T, 11/22, 5:30-6:30PM, FREE

10 MOST COMMON MEDICARE MISTAKES

Don't make a mistake when it comes to your health. Join us to find out what the ten most common mistakes are when choosing a Medicare Plan. 25522, T, 11/29, 1-2PM, FREE

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TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: MAINTAIN, NO GAIN

This is six-week weight management course will help you maintain your weight during the holidays season. Nutrition classes will be taught, and you are welcome to weigh yourself during the class time. This is a supportive group and there will be no judgement.

25536, TH, 12/1-12/29, 9-10AM, FREE

AGING SUPPORT SERVICES

4th Quarter Senior Support Services is your one stop shopping to help with situations that may arise as you age. They will be able to help with everything from finding personal assistance, to moving, to seeing if your home is safe place.

25539, T, 12/6, 5:30-6:30PM, FREE

FINAL GIFTS: THE EXPERIENCE OF SAYING GOODBYE

LUNCH

& LEARN: JOINT PAIN MANAGEMENT

Anodyne Pain Clinic returns to teach us the causes of joint pain and what modalities can be used to alleviate the pain. This class includes a complementary lunch. 25537, T, 12/6, 12-1PM, FREE

The importance of final moments with those we care about is paramount. It allows us to the opportunity to say what we may never have spoken, voice that we love, say that we are sorry or share a mutual memory. The possibilities are endless. Social Worker, Nora will explore these ideas with you and help you be able to deliver what others and you may need in that moment.

25650, T, 12/20, 1-3PM, FREE

THE CHRISTMAS STAR THAT FOUND ITS LIGHT

Wednesday, November 30 . 12:30-1 P.m.

Join us for a special holiday kick-off with complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, and a presentation of “The Christmas Star That Found Its Light”, written by our own staff member Liz King. Judy Lowe, professional author and reader will bring this story to life as we share beautiful illustrations within the book by artist Kristin Conant.

Now available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, this book is a perfect gift for everyone. Liz would be happy to autograph your pre-purchased book if you bring it!

Program is free to attend. Please use registration number #25763 to let us know you're coming.

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DECEMBER 9 • 11AM-12:30PM $10 • Registration: #25652 Welcome to the holidays! Festive as ever, the Christmas Party will be one of the events that insures you have a perfect holiday season. Be sure to book early, as seats will go fast! 11

CREATIVE

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 24167, F, 11/4, 2-3:30PM, $15 24167, F, 12/2, 2-3:30PM, $15

YOU CAN OIL PAINT A MASTERPIECE

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,11/15, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE T,12/20, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE

CREATE A SIMPLE WREATH

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

24151, T, 11/1-11/29, 9AM-12PM, $35 24151, T, 12/6-12/27, 9AM-12PM, $35

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. 24156, M/F, 11/4-11/28, 11AM-12PM, FREE

*NO CLASS ON 11/25 24156, M/F, 12/2-12/30, 11AM-12PM, FREE

*NO CLASS ON 12/23

Even if you've never held a paint brush or can't draw a straight line, you'll be amazed at the beautiful painting you can create in one complete session. A $20 supply fee is due to the instructor the day of class. Wear old clothes and bring paper towels. November: Harvest Moon December: Christmas Cardinal. 25517, F, 11/11, 10AM-12:45PM, $18 25649, F, 12/9, 10AM-12:45PM, $18

Create your very own wreath with items that are special to you. Bring your own items and instruction will be provided on how to put everything together for your hanging design. 25496, M, 12/5, 10-11AM, FREE

WATERCOLOR DOODLE
TWENTY MINUTES OF HOLIDAY CHEER! Monday, December 12 11:15AM | FREE Cuties Middle School students will be at ASRC to perform a holiday orchestra concert! 12

Wednesday, Nov. 2 & Wednesday, Dec. 7

11AM Party in Dining Room

11:30AM Medicare Talk in Multipurpose Room C

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.

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. No massages on 12/23.

F, 11/4-11/18, 12-4:20PM, $25 F, 12/2-12/30, 12-4:20PM, $25

W, 11/2 & 11/16, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE W, 12/7 & 12/21, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE

Please join us for a party and Medicare presentation sponsored by United Healthcare’s Traci Grover:
Monthly Birthday Party Provided by United Health Care FREE
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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. 24849, F, 11/4 & 11/18, 11AM-12PM, FREE 24849, F, 12/2 & 12/16, 11AM-12PM, FREE

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 one. This group meets to connect through conversation and to plan events together outside of the recreation center. Facilitator: Mayda Reynolds, Breast Cancer Survivor 24862, F, 11/4, 1-2PM, FREE 24862, F, 12/2, 1-2PM, 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, 11/1-11/29, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE T, 12/6-12/27, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE

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 W, 11/2-11/30, 9-10AM, FREE W, 12/7-12/28, 9-10AM, FREE

QUILTING CLUB

Bring a quilting project and share information, fun, and friendship. Facilitator: Ruth Meyers 24827, W, 11/2 & 11/16, 12:30-4PM, FREE 24827, W, 12/7 & 12/21, 12:30-4PM, FREE

BOOK CLUB

The City of Allen Library will be leading us on a literary adventure and we welcome you! 24842, W, 11/2, 2-3PM, FREE 24842, W, 12/7, 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 24872, TH, 11/3, 10:30-12PM, FREE 24872, TH, 12/1-12/29, 10:30AM-12PM, 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. 24937, TH, 11/3-11/17, 12:30-2PM, FREE 24937, TH, 12/1-12/29, 12:30-2PM, 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! 24951, M, 11/7-11/28, 12:30-3PM, FREE 24952, M, 12/5-12/19, 12:30-3PM, FREE

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COMMON

GUITAR GROUP

Come join Brent's Guitar Circle. Take turns sharing your favorite guitar songs and strum along with others. BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) If you need a little help, come a little early. 24867, W, 11/9, 1:30-2:30PM, FREE 24867, W, 12/14, 1:30-2:30PM, FREE

ONSITE JEWELRY REPAIR WITH LISA & TOBY

Do you have necklace with a broken clasp? Or a ring that needs sizing? We can bring your jewelry back to life and put it back where it should be, on you! Services start at $5. Prices vary on services and quotes are available for higher ticketed repairs.

24942, M, 11/21, 11:15AM-12:15PM 24942, M, 12/19, 11:15AM-12:15PM

GENEALOGY CLUB

Members of this club enjoy tracing their roots. Join experienced genealogists and beginners alike, new members are welcomed anytime. Facilitator: Stacey Stanislav

24163, M, 11/28, 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. 25523, W, 11/30, 1:30-2PM, FREE , 25524, W, 12/28, 1:30-2PM, FREE

Wii BOWLING GROUP

We are dusting off the controllers and getting the bowlers back together. Join us for some strikes, spares, gutter balls and good times! It may just be right up your alley! Facilitator: Doug & Jan Bergesen 25754, W, 3-4:30PM, 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

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Tuesday, December 6

5:30-6:30PM | FREE

It's the most wonderful time of the year for food, music, family and friends. Celebrate the season with the Wylie Community Band as they perform holiday classics. Registration #25740

Wednesday,

December 14

1-3PM | FREE

The holidays present a special time to think of simple values, and this classic movie reminds us of life's amazing journey with family and friends. Healing Hands Healthcare will present, with holiday snacks. Registration #25541

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HOLIDAY ORCHESTRA SHOW CLASSIC HOLIDAY MOVIE WATCH PARTY

ACTIVE

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. 24923, M/W, 11/2-11/30, 9-10AM, $12 24922, M/W, 11/2-11/30, 10-11AM, $12 24927, M/W, 12/5-12/28, 9-10AM, $12 24926, M/W, 12/5-12/28, 10-11AM, $12

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 24231, W, 11/2-11/30, 4-4:50PM, $17.25* 24231, W, 12/7-12/28, 4-4:50PM, $26

*NO CLASS 11/9 & 11/17

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. 24236, W/F: 11/2-11/30, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE 24236, W/F: 10/5-10/28, W: 11AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE

*NO CLASS 11/19 & 11/25, 12/16 & 12/23

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 24241, T, 11/1-11/29, 11AM-12PM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 24241, T, 12/6-12/27, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

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 24374, T, 11/1-11/29, 5:30-6:30PM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 24374, T, 12/6-12/27, 5:30-6:30PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

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 24379, TH, 11/3-11/17, 5:30-6:15PM, $18 (3 CLASSES) 24379, TH, 12/1-12/29, 5:30-6:15PM, $28 (5 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 24246, T, 11/1-11/29, 10-11AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 24246, T, 12/6-12/27, 10-11AM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

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CHAIR VOLLEYBALL WITH ALLEN HIGH SCHOOL

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

24252, T/TH, 11/1-11/28, 9-10AM, $33 (6 CLASSES) 24252, T/TH, 12/1-12/29, 9-10AM, $48 (9 CLASSES)

LINE DANCINGIMPROVER/INTERMEDIATE

No longer a Punch Card Class. 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. 24262, T/TH, 11/1-11/29, 12:30-1:30PM, $14* 24262, T/TH, 12/1-12/29, 12:30-1:30PM, $14 * *NO CLASS 11/10 & 12/15

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 24270, TH, 11/3, 10:10-11 AM, $7 (1 CLASS) 24270, TH, 12/1-12/29, 10:10-11AM, $28 (5 CLASSES)

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.

24284, M, 11/7-11/28, 1-1:45PM, $13 24291, T, 11/1-11/29, 1-1:45PM, $16.25 24294, TH,11/3, 1-1:45PM, $3.25 24285, M, 12/5-12/19, 1-1:45PM, $9.75 24292, T, 12/6-12/27, 1-1:45PM, $13 24293, TH, 12/1-12/29, 1-1:45PM, $13 *NO CLASS ON 12/15

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 24257, M/W, 11/2-11/30, 11AM-12PM, $12* 24257, M/W, 12/7-12/28, 11AM-12PM, $12 * NO CLASS 11/9

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.

24933, TH, 12/15, 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, easy-tofollow choreography focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. No dance experience required. All levels welcome. Instructor: Taralee Neve 24367, W/F, 11/2-11/30, 9:30-10:30AM, $33 24367, W/F, 12/2-12/30, 9:30-10:30AM, $45

*NO CLASS 11/9, 11/11, 11/16 & 11/25

*NO CLASS 12/9 & 12/23

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.

24904, TH, 11/3, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 8:30-10:30AM, FREE

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.

24878, T, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 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. 11:30AM-3PM
PARTY BRIDGE 12-3PM
PINOCHLE 12-3PM
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BUNCO 1:30-4:30
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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:

Ready to Apply? AREA BEVERAGE BAR FRONT DESK KITCHEN/LUNCH

DAY MONDAY-FRIDAY MONDAY-FRIDAY MONDAY-FRIDAY SCHEDULED MONDAY-FRIDAY CLASS FACILITATOR LIBRARY SPECIAL EVENTS

TIME 9-11AM, 11AM-1PM 8-10AM, 10AM-12PM, 1-3PM 10:45AM-1PM SCHEDULED ANYTIME VARIES

Sunshine Services

VOLUNTEER Visit LifeInAllen.org/GetInvolved, click or scan the QR code to the left with your phone's camera. Contact the front desk at 214.509.4820 or email scenter@cityofallen.org or if you have any questions. VARIES
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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.

HELPFUL LINKS

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

Daily admission for non-members is $5 per visit.

DAILY LUNCH

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.

LIBRARY

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

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.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

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.

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.

FULL REFUNDS

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.

TICKETED TRIP REFUNDS

1. Purchasing non-refundable tickets is a common occurrence with day trips. If you cancel your registration, five (5) calendar days before the trip date, a refund will be issued only in the event that your spot can be filled.

2. Extended trip refund policy varies for each trip. See specific trip information for details.

NO REFUNDS

No refunds will be given if participation is canceled with notification less than five (5) calendar days before the class or trip starts and we are unable to fill that vacancy.

ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER STAFF

CENTER SUPERVISOR

Julie Olles

RECREATION SPECIALIST II

James Price

Laurie Thode

Rick Brewer

RECREATION SPECIALIST I

Cathy Horn

Dee Romero

Liz King

Tom Anderson

Marie Valles

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Bruce Howard

Clarence Carter

Darlene Zumo

Les Velez

Mary Ann Cooper

Terrie Jones

Rotating Parks Board Member

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