November/December 2021 Center-Link Newsletter: Allen Senior Recreation Center

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021

YO U R C O N N E C T I O N TO A L L E N S E N I O R R E C R E AT I O N C E N T E R

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NEW Learning Programs Ukulele Group Holiday Toy Drive


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YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS NOV 4

Ukulele Group Begins

NOV 5

Relaxing Massage Friday

NOV 10

Celebrate Veterans Day

NOV 17

Thanksgiving Luncheon

DEC 2 Creating a Faux Stained Glass Ornament DEC 10

Christmas Luncheon

DEC 16 A Christmas Carol at Pocket Sandwich Theatre

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

214.509.4820 | LifeInAllen.org H OU R S OF O P ER ATI ON

Mon - Fri: 7AM-5PM Meal Services: Noon-1PM

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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

ON THE C OV E R ASRC Members Connie & Joe enjoy a key lime pie from Hula Hut, one of the Senior Center's local day trips last month. Check out the upcoming day trips in the Travel Link and sign up at the Front Desk!

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TRAV EL* PARKS COFFEE ROASTING PLANT & CAFE

♦ 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.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE CHRISTMAS CAPITAL OF TEXAS ● ● ● It's time to explore Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas. Twinkling lights, holiday decorations, roasting chestnuts, candies galore, Texas trinkets, holiday music and so much more await you as shop and sight see. You'll be sure to work up an appetite and because of this, we've ensured there are plenty of restaurants for you to enjoy on your own as you shop. 22138, TH, 12/2, 10 AM-4 PM, $10

PARKS COFFEE ROASTING PLANT & CAFE ● ● Would you like to take a tour inside of a building where your senses are filled with an anticipatory cup of coffee? We can meet that need because we are off to the Parks Coffee Roasting Plant! We will be guided through the plant and learn about coffee from start to finish and then taste coffee and dessert pairings. We will wrap up the day with lunch at the Parks Cafe. Please note, lunch is not included in the price. 22419, W, 12/8, 9:15 AM-1:15 PM, $22

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

TRIP LEGEND EASY

Generally light walking

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MODERATE

ACTIVE

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.


SALTLIGHT STATION AND ANTIQUE MALL ● ● ● Antique shopping and lunch anyone? We start this journey with a trip to the Plano Antique Mall. No shopping is required but we guarantee you a reminiscent walk back in time. After you've worked up an appetite, we are embarking on a imaginary quick and savory trip to Vietnam. We will be eating healthy luncheon international delights such as Pho, rice bowls and spring rolls. Join in the fun! 22632, T, 12/14, 9:45AM-1:45PM, $5

A CHRISTMAS CAROL ● We're off to celebrate the true meaning of the season by watching the famous play at Pocket Sandwich Theatre. If you are not familiar with this story, its storyline tells the story of one mans 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 transportation, meal, coffee or tea, and gratuity. Dessert can be purchased separately.

ROCKWELL'S EBENEZER

22272, TH, 12/16, 5:45-10:45PM, $55

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L EARN IN G MEDICARE PLANNING OPTIONS Medicare plans vary widely from cost to options. Renee Elsner, an independent agent, will be here to answer your questions and help you find the perfect plan for your care needs.

HEALTH SEMINAR

22486, M, 11/1, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE 22486, M, 11/22, 9:30-10:30AM, 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. 21699, M, 11/1-11/29, 11AM-2PM, $78 (5 LESSONS) 21699, T, 11/2-11/30, 11AM-2PM, $78 (5 LESSONS) 21699, W, 11/3-11/24, 11AM-2PM, $48 (3 LESSONS, NO LESSON 11/17)

21699, M, 12/6-12/20, 11AM-2PM, $48 (3 LESSONS) 21699, T, 12/7-12/28, 11AM-2PM, $63 (4 LESSONS) 21699, W, 12/1-12/29, 11AM-2PM, $78 (5 LESSONS)

MENTAL AEROBICS Mental Aerobics is a class designed to help you maintain your cognitive skills. These skills are associated with lower incidence of dementia and increased functional independence. Enjoy this time as a group with different types of brain exercises. 21694, T, 11/9 & 11/23, 11-11:45AM, FREE 21694, T, 12/14 & 12/28, 11-11:45AM, FREE

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: BE WELL LIVE WELL Healthful aging is all the rage with Baby Boomers. Texas A&M Agrilife is here to provide you with easy diet and exercise plans to help you achieve these goals. You must attend all four classes in this educational series.

22110, TH, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 & 12/9, 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. 21613, F, 11/19, 10-11:30AM, FREE 21613, F, 12/17, 10-11:30AM, FREE

THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT COFFEE November is National Espresso Month and to celebrate this fantastic beverage we are having a presentation to honor coffee! Coffee has an extensive past rooted in geography, roasting, health benefits, trade and some countries financial growth and development. Parks Coffee will be here to discuss all of these topics plus more. 22069, T, 11/2, 10-11AM, FREE

UNITED HEALTHCARE PRESENTATION Medicare laws and benefits change frequently. United Healthcare will be here to discuss the most current Medicare laws that may update your current coverage or affect your new plan. Be in the know as Traci Grover explains your healthcare benefits under Medicare. 22536, T, 11/2, 11:30AM-1PM, FREE 22536, W, 12/1, 11:30AM-1PM, FREE

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IS YOUR HOME UNSAFE? Did you know that our rugs and pets, amongst other things, can potentially pose a fall risk? As importantly, our adaptive equipment can cause harm when it is not adjusted correctly. Learn how to lessen these risks while preventing potential falls. Ortho Texas will be here with lunch to help you maintain a "safe zone" home. 22070, W, 11/3, 12-1PM, FREE

MEDICARE BASICS LUNCH AND LEARN This presentation will educate you on basic Medicare facts. For those of you who are now eligible for Medicare or if you need a basic refresher course before you renew this year, this is the talk for you. 22625, M, 11/29, 12-1PM, FREE

VETERANS PTSD SYMPTOMS & HEALTH BENEFITS As a family member, friend or Veteran, feeling the effects of PTSD can be subtle or dramatic. Educate yourself about PTSD's affects and what insurance options are available. Veteran Tim Price, Nurse Michelle and Geno, ASRC Veterans group facilitator, will lead discussion. 22072, W, 11/10, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE

PRESENTATION BY AUTHOR DAVE EAGLESTON Please welcome author and former Vietnam war helicopter pilot Dave Eagleston as he discusses the fact-based events which led him to write his novels, "A Private Heaven" and "West of Alva". His stories will take you on personal journeys as the characters address life's unending yet universal challenges. 22633, M, 11/8, 11AM-12:30PM, FREE

DO U.F.O.’S EXIST? Whether you believe or not, we welcome author Lester Velez as he discusses his book "The Unknown Other: and the Existential Proposition of Alien Contact". He will discuss what drove him to write the book and what he believes to be true. Even if you don't believe, you will enjoy listening. 22071, F, 11/12, 1-2PM, FREE

MEDICARE PLANS Do you know what your plan includes? Do you have a supplement plan? Physicians Mutual will be here to discuss all things Medicare. Bring your questions because this is a great opportunity to discover differences in plans. Have your questions answered and find the perfect plan for you. 22264, M, 11/15, 3-4PM, FREE

DISCOVER CUBA This is your opportunity to take an imaginary trip to the Island of Cuba. Mayda Gonzalez will join us to speak about her life growing up in Cuba. Mayda is proud of her heritage and can't wait to share things you may not know about her homeland. 22265, F, 11/19, 1-2PM, FREE

HEALTHY JOINTS Aches and pains are no fun. Are your joints healthy? Dr. Brian Fuller with Ortho Texas Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be here to discuss your joint pains, the causes behind them, how to stay pain free and how to alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. There are a plethora of options to keep you moving freely and pain free. Please join Ortho Texas for this very informative seminar as you enjoy the lunch they will provide. 22269, W, 12/1, 12:30-1:30 PM, FREE

BLADDER HEALTH Some people feel embarrassed to discuss bladder health. Take comfort in the fact that most of us will experience bladder issues at some point in our life. This presentation will provide you with information to help you keep your bladder healthy and in doing so, you happy! 22420, T, 12/7, 12-1 PM, FREE

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KEEPING YOUR SPIRITS MERRY & BRIGHT The past year has been rough on most of us to say the least and now with the holidays upon us, these feelings might be exacerbated. It is well known that the holidays can cause stress and loneliness in addition to the joy they may bring. Nurse Michelle with Texas Home Health Group will discuss helpful techniques to manage these feelings and keep the blues and stress at bay. 22270, W, 12/8, 9:30-10AM, FREE

FREE ADAPTIVE PHONES FOR HEARING IMPAIRED Are you hearing impaired and finding it difficult to have phone conversations? CaptionCall is a federally funded program that provides a free phone and service where you will be able to experience enhanced understanding and communication through televised conversation during your conversations. All services are at no charge to you when you qualify and includes installation. 22627, T, 12/28, 3:15-4:15PM, FREE

Holiday ballet show

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MEDICARE BENEFITS WITH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD If you are looking for insurance or Medicare plans though Blue Cross Blue Shield or need to know how your current BCBS plan may have been updated for the upcoming year, then this is the presentation for you. 22626, T, 11/23, 1-2PM, FREE


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JEWELED CHRISTMAS TREE

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. Facilitator: Bunny Frost 21646, M/F, 11/1-11/29, 11AM-12PM, FREE *NO CLASS ON 11/26

21646, M/F, 12/3-12/20, 11AM-12PM, FREE

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

21631, T, 11/2-11/30, 9AM-12PM, $29 21631, T, 12/7-12/28, 9AM-12PM, $29

LEARN TO MAKE GREETING CARDS Whether it’s the holiday season or not, anytime is a good time to send a card to someone you care about and let them know they are being remembered. This class will provide you with not only all instruction but all of the resources you will need to create two beautiful cards that you will take home with you. All supplies included. 22266, TH, 11/4, 2-4PM, $14 22266, TH, 12/9, 2-4PM, $14

FRAMED JEWELED CHRISTMAS TREE Have you ever wanted to have a lit or unlit Christmas Tree that is completely framed, maintenance free, hangable and made with your old or unwanted jewelry? Sound intriguing or strange? Have no fear, Susan Jackson, craft lady extraordinaire, will guide you on this artistic journey just in time for the holidays. Registration starts October 18. Please see Laurie for a required list of items that you will need to purchase before the start of the class. Jewelry pieces will be available to those who do not have a supply. 22541, TH, 11/11 & 11/18, 1-3PM, $15

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, 11/16, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE T, 12/21, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE

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 22630, F, 11/5, 2-3:30PM, $15 22631, F, 12/3, 2-3:30PM, $15

CREATING A FAUX STAINED GLASS ORNAMENT If you follow the old tradition of decorating your tree with apples, perhaps your tree has toppled a time or two. This year you can relax because Susan Jackson will assist you in creating a lovely yet lightweight bulb instead. It will make the perfect decoration or gift! $2 supply fee due to the instructor the first day of class. 22543, TH, 12/2, 1-3PM, $4

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DECEMBER 10 • 11AM-1PM With entertainment by the New Horizons Band and food prepared by Ellen's Cafe, this party ensures a perfect holiday season. Book early as seats will go fast!

$10 • Registration: #22274

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COMMON GARDEN GROUP

GENEALOGY CLUB Members of this club enjoy tracing their roots. Join experienced genealogists and beginners alike, new members are welcomed anytime. Facilitator: Charles Law 21659, M, 11/22, 1-2PM, FREE 21659, M, 12/20, 1-2PM, 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 22639, TH, 11/4-11/18, 10:30AM-11:30PM, FREE 22639, TH, 12/2-12/30, 10:30AM-11:30PM, FREE

GARDEN GROUP Are you a past gardener? Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty in the garden and reaping the rewards of all your labor during harvest? Please come and help cultivate our own Garden out back along with your fellow ASRC members! The Garden Group meets on the first Monday of the month. Facilitator: James Price 21654, M, 11/1, 11:15AM-12:15 PM, FREE 21654, M, 12/6, 11:15AM-12:15 PM, FREE

QUILTING CLUB Bring a quilting project and share information, fun, and friendship. Facilitator: Ruth Meyers 21790, 11/3, 12:30-4PM, FREE 21790, 12/1, 12:30-4PM, 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!

MODELING CLUB Modeling is creating objects such as trains, planes, automobiles, ships, buildings or structures as a hobby. Members can bring projects T, 2-4PM or observe and learn. BIBLE STUDY Facilitator: Roy Durell Meet fellow members T, 11/2-11/30, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE T, 12/7-12/28, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE to discuss the Bible in an open and welcoming COLLECTORS CLUB environment. Enjoy this nonFor collectors of coins, denominational gathering stamps, autographs, currency, for fun and fellowship. memorabilia, or anything Facilitator: Nabeel Sarah. else. Come to talk about 21626, TH, 11/4-11/18, 12:30-2PM, FREE. a personal collection or 21626, TH, 12/2-12/30, 12:30-2PM, FREE to see what others have brought. FREE appraisals if VETERANS GROUP needed. Facilitator: Richard Calling all Veterans! ASRC is holding its first ongoing Loudermilk Veterans Group meeting. W, 11/3-11/24, 9-10AM, FREE NO CLASS ON 11/10 & 11/17 This group will meet monthly W,12/1-12/29, 9-10AM, FREE to discuss Veterans issues and confidentiality is STITCHIN’ TIME required. Come and learn Bring any kind of handwork about Veterans issues while project such as crochet, knit, meeting fellow service embroidery or cross stitch. members. Facilitator is Geno Enjoy fellowship and fun Marascio. while working on projects. 21880, F, 11/5, 11AM-12PM, FREE Led by all who come! 21880, F, 12/3, 11AM-12PM, FREE 21813, M, 11/1-11/29, 12:30-3PM, FREE 21813, M, 12/6-12/20, 12:30-3PM, FREE

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Relaxing Massage Fridays Lani Gossett 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 time slot on Friday afternoons. F, 11/5-11/26, 12PM-4:30PM, $25 F, 12/3-12/31, 12PM-4:30PM, $25

FREE

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: November 2 and December 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, 11/3 & 11/17, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE W, 12/1 & 12/15, 9:30-10:30AM, FREE

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CHESS CLUB

CHESS CLUB Calling all Chess players... and their Chess boards too. Chess Club is forming. Stimulate your brain while increasing your socialization, not to mention dexterity. Who knew chess could do so much?! 21888, F, 11/5-11/19, 1-3PM, FREE 21888, F, 12/3-12/17, 1-3PM, FREE

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. Is that watch sitting on your dresser with nothing to do? Let Toby and Lisa 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 quoates are available for higher ticketed repairs 21891, M, 11/15, 11AM-12PM 21891, M, 12/20, 11AM-12PM

THE PINK LADIES ENSEMBLE SUPPORT GROUP This group is for anyone who has or is experiencing Breast Cancer. Many of us know someone who has walked through this journey and this group is for you too. It is all about sharing our experiences and offering friendship as you, they and/ or we experience this voyage together. Facilitator: Mayda Gonzalez, Breast Cancer Survivor 21913, F, 11/5, 1-2PM, FREE 21913, F, 12/3, 1-2PM, FREE

BEYOND THE BRIDGE NATURE WALK Join Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist, Carol Clark, as she takes you 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!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAYS The ASRC is kicking off the start of quarterly music Fridays. What better way to relax into the weekend and begin by listening to some favorite tunes? Our first entertainer is well known for his soulful and deep voice, making him the perfect singer of some 60-70's hits sung by entertainers like the Four Tops and Barry White. 22273, F, 12/17, 1-2 PM, FREE

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE The holidays present a special time to think of simple life values that cross all cultures. This classic movie reminds us of life's amazing journey with the support of family and friends. Healing Hands Healthcare will present the movie for us complete with holiday snacks to enjoy while you take in the show. 22535, W, 12/22, 1-3PM, FREE

BELMONT BREAKFAST Tracy with The Belmont in Allen, will be bringing us a light breakfast every first Wednesday. It is first come, first served with no sign up. Be sure to drop by and grab yourself something to enjoy and say Thank You to Tracy 22635, TH, 11/11 & 11/18, 1-2:30PM, FREE and The Belmont! 22636, TH, 12/9 & 12/16, 1-2:30PM, FREE

W, 11/3, 9:30AM, FREE W, 12/1, 9:30AM, FREE

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AC TIVE 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

ZUMBA GOLD

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. 21667, M, 11/1-11/29, 9-10AM, $5 21668, M, 11/1-11/29, 10-11AM, $5 21669, W, 11/3-11/24, 9-10AM, $2 ** 21670, W, 11/3-11/24, 10-11AM, $2 **

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.

21641, T, 11/2-11/30, 11AM-12PM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 21641, T, 12/7-12/28, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

GENTLE FLOW YOGA Learn Vinyasa style, slow flow yoga, joining yoga postures together with the breath and body movement to develop a stronger mindbody connection. A mat is required and a yoga block and small pillow are recommended. Instructor: 21636, W/F, 11/3-11/24, W: 11 AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE Tess Thompson **NO CLASS ON 11/10 AND 11/17 21636, W/F, 12/1-12/29, W: 11 AM-12PM, F: 9-11AM, FREE **NO CLASS ON 12/10

21900, T, 11/2-11/30, 9:30-10:20AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 21900, T, 12/7-12/28, 9:30-10:20AM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

**NO CLASS ON 11/10 AND 11/17

21859, M, 12/6-12/20, 9-10AM, $3 21860, M, 12/6-12/20, 10-11AM, $3 21861, W, 12/1-12/29, 9-10AM, $5 21862, W, 12/1-12/29, 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 21618, W, 11/3-11/24, 4-4:50PM, $26 21618, W, 12/1-12/29, 4-4:50PM, $31.75 14

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.

21651, TH, 11/18, 11AM-12PM, FREE 21651, TH, 12/16, 11AM-12PM, FREE


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

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 21679, TH, 11/4-11/18, 9-10AM, $18 (3 CLASSES) used, but are not required. 21679, TH, 12/2-12/30, 9-10AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) Instructor: Tess Thompson 21795, TH, 11/4-11/18, 10-10:50AM, $18 (3 CLASSES) 21795, TH, 12/2-12/30, 10-10:50AM, $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, equipmentbased workout is alternated with non-impact aerobics. Instructor: BJ Jordan. No Online registration available - register in person.

21803, M, 11/1-11/29, 11-11:45AM, $16.25 21798, T, 11/2-11/30, 1-1:45PM, $16.25 21808, TH, 11/4-11/18, 1-1:45PM, $9.75 21803, M, 12/6-12/20, 11-11:45AM, $9.75 21798, T, 12/7-12/28, 1-1:45PM, $13 21808, TH, 12/2-12/30, 1-1:45PM, $16.25

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.

21828, T, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 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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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.

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 21689, M/W, 11/1-11/29, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 **NO CLASS ON 11/10 AND 11/17

21689, M/W, 12/1-12/29, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 **NO CLASS ON 12/27

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

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. 21684, T/TH, 11/2-11/30, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES 21684, T/TH, 12/2-12/30, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES

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 21853, W/F, 11/3-11/19, 9:30-10:30AM, $27 experience required and all **NO CLASS ON 11/10 AND 11/17 21853, W/F, 12/1-12/29, 9:30-10:30AM, $45 levels welcome. Instructor: **NO CLASS ON 12/10 Taralee Neve 21939, M, 11/1-11/29, 10:30-11AM, $19 **NO CLASS ON 11/22

21939, M, 12/6-12/20, 10:30-11AM, $19

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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. 21818, TH, 11/11 & 11/18, 9-11AM, FREE 21818, TH, 12/9 & 12/16, 9-11AM, FREE


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

T UE SDAY

9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG

12-3PM | HAND & FOOT

(LESSONS AVAILABLE)

1-3PM | BUNCO

T H URS DAY

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

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

WE DNE SDAY 12-3PM | PINOCHLE* 1-4PM | PARTY BRIDGE CLUB Pinochle will not meet on 11/10 & 11/17

F RIDAY 9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG* (LESSONS AVAILABLE) Mah Jongg will not meet on 12/10

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 17


VOLUNTEER

The Volunteer Program is back!

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 helping serve in 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

SCHE DULE D

SCHE DULE D

Ready to Apply?

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

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.

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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.

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

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

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

Cathy Horn Charlene Emerson PR OGRAM SUP E RV I S O R Dee Romero Shelby Griffin Liz King Tom Anderson RE CRE AT I ON S P E C I A L I ST I I James Price Laurie Thode Rick Brewer Julie Olles

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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