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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 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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YOUR CONNECTION TO ALLEN SENIOR RECREATION CENTER

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS SEPT 8

Graff Foot and Ankle

SEPT 16

The Spectacular Senior Follies

OCT 5

Oktoberfest

OCT 15

Flu Shot Clinic with Allen Pharmacy & Wellness

OCT 21 History of Vegetarianism with Tasty Recipes OCT 25

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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 OVE R Members enjoyed The City of Allen's Recreation Enrichment Vehicle (REV) bringing jumbo games to our Watermelon Happy Hour. Be on the look out this fall for more opportunities to enjoy these games!

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TRAV EL* DALLAS WORLD AQUARIUM

♦ 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.

PHOTO CREDIT: VISIT DALLAS

CHOCTAW ● Explore all the brand new entertainment areas of this casino in Durant, Oklahoma. Choose lunch from a variety of restaurants including the Butterfield Buffet. Be sure to play with your card, if you are collecting points. Spend your money. Share your wins! 21907, TH, 9/2, 9AM-4PM, $15

♦ You must travel round-trip on the bus to participate in the trips.

POCKET SANDWICH THEATRE ● ● Got comedy? Let’s enjoy “You Can’t Take it with You” together! This Pulitzer Prize and Motion Picture winning play explores family dynamics as families begin to unite and money becomes an issue. Fee includes your ticket, entrée, coffee or tea and your gratuity. 21887, TH, 9/9, 5:45-10:45PM, $35

*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.


AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM ● ● ● Let’s celebrate the sights and smells of Fall at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden as Autumn at the Arboretum showcases over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash. This year a NEW pumpkin village has been 21909, TH, 9/16, 1-5:30PM, $42 added named Bugtopia. This display will come alive DALLAS WORLD with larger-than-life insect AQUARIUM ● ● ● topiaries and bugged-out Let’s go on an adventure pumpkin houses. We will be and explore the multiple bringing boxed sandwiches exhibits the Dallas World to enjoy on the lawn. Aquarium has to offer. These 21911, TH, 10/21, 9AM-3PM, $24 exhibits include, Mundo Maya, Orinoco, South Africa, Borneo, Aquarium, and the newest, Cloud Forest Trek. Lunch will be on your own at Café Maya inside Dallas Aquarium. THE SPECTACULAR SENIOR FOLLIES ● The annual senior musical tradition at the Eisemann Center once again adorns the DFW area. Enjoy the performance this year with the theme Return to the 50s! Concessions available at the theater for enjoyment.

DALLAS ARBORETUM

21912, TH, 9/23, 9AM-2PM, $33

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS ● ● ● Did you know that Big Tex used to be Santa? Or that every year 3 million people visit him during the Fair? Join us in riding the tallest Ferris Wheel in Texas while eating a Fletcher’s Dog and Funnel Cake. Fee includes transportation to and from the State Fair. Participants will be responsible for entry fee ($5) and any additional purchases throughout the Fair. 21910, TH, 10/7, 8:30AM-4PM, $11

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L EARN IN G ESTATE PLANNING Have you made sound financial and legal plans for your future? Estate planning is essential. Haiman Hogue law firm will give you essential tips on planning for a brighter future that will leave you feeling secure as you venture ahead.

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE

21885, F, 9/3, 11AM-12PM, 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, 9/13-9/27, 11AM-2PM, $48, (3 LESSONS) 21699, T, 9/7-9/28, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 LESSONS) 21699, W, 9/1-9/29, 11AM-2PM, $78, (5 LESSONS) 21699, M/T/W, 10/4-10/27, 11AM-2PM, $63, (4 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, 9/14 & 9/28, 10-10:45AM, FREE 21694, T, 10/12 & 10/26, 10-10:45AM, FREE

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TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE: POWER TO PREVENT DIABETES Join Linda Hampton with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services as she presents health information regarding the prevention and care for so many issues. Plan to join Linda on the third Thursday of each month. This month, Power to Prevent Diabetes - Awareness of Pre Diabetes. 20498, TH, 9/16, 10-11AM, $2 20498, TH, 10/21, 10-11AM, $2

GRAFF FOOT AND ANKLE Do you have a foot or ankle issue? Dr. Pham will be discussing preventative and possible corrective measures that can be taken to help you achieve leg and foot health. Now is the time to bring your questions and have them answered. Here's to achieving your best health! 21886, W, 9/8, 11AM-12PM, FREE

HOSPICE CARE: BENEFITS & VOLUNTEERING The word "hospice" is frightening to many people. However, hospice services can be just what one needs to receive quality care above what traditional medical services can provide. This can comfort patients and caregivers. Texas Home Health Group will present.

ALLEN 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 21908, F, 10/8, 10-11AM, FREE about the art. 21613, F, 9/17, 10-11:30AM, FREE 21613, F, 10/15, 10-11:30AM, FREE


ADVANCE DIRECTIVES WITH TEXAS HEALTH ALLEN Planning for future healthcare needs and end of life issues can be difficult. When plans are made, the future may become easier. Texas Health will be here with Chaplain Dan Boggs to discuss these delicate decisions. 21918, W, 10/13, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE

VEGETARIANISM WITH TASTY RECIPES Vegetarianism is an ancient way of eating and many people across the world practice this lifestyle for an array of reasons. Some include diet, religion, taste, ethics and health. Even if you like your meat, this is great opportunity to learn about other meal choices and the history. Perhaps you will even find a tasty recipe to enjoy! ASRC is most thankful to Larkspur At Twin Creeks active adult apartments for sponsoring this presentation. 21915, TH, 10/21, 1-2PM, FREE

CBD OIL AND BENEFITS Find out why CBD oil is quickly becoming a mainstay in many peoples lives both to address various health issues and as a preventative measure. This is your chance to learn about its stated value. This class will be held on the patio outside of the lunchroom.

PESTS IN THE GARDEN It is estimated that there are 1,000,000 species of insects on earth and new insect species are discovered every day. Jenny Nelson, a Collin County Master Gardener, introduces some common pests in the garden, the damage they can cause, and to learn some techniques to reduce problems. 21898, M, 10/25, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE

THE HISTORY OF CHAPLAINCY What do you know about Chaplains? Chaplaincy's extensive and diverse past is intriguing. It bridges all personal beliefs and serves to bring information, solace, direction and comfort to those seeking its resources. Come learn how these free services might be of benefit to you at some time in your life. Presented by Texas Health Allen Chaplain Dan Boggs. 21919, W, 10/27, 10:30-11:30AM, FREE

EXPLORING ESPAÑOL ON ZOOM Always wanted to learn a second language? Learning a second language has been proven to help delay diseases such as Alzheimer's, improve memory, and boost creativity. Students from the Allen High School Spanish Honor Society will be teaching a beginner's Spanish course once a week over ZOOM for 4 months. You can learn the basics of speaking conversational Spanish! Initial registrants will continue the course for its duration without the opportunity for additional registrants at a later time. Registration is limited to 20. 21944, T, 9/7-12/28, 5-6PM, FREE

HEARING LOSS AND TINNITUS WORKSHOP Many people experience hearing loss. Have no fear. Many of these issues can be either lessened or corrected. Dr. Brad Stewart with Clearlife Hearing will be here to guide with education on your personal experiences with solutions for you. Bring your appetite as this is a lunch and learn. 21890, F, 9/17, 11:30AM-12:30PM, FREE

21917, M, 10/25, 11AM-12PM, FREE

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C REATI VE COLOR TIME

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

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

CRAFT 'N CHAT Spend time with Denise Fenner as she hosts a time to Craft ‘n Chat. While crafting, enjoy chatting with your friends and visiting with each other. The seasonal crafts will be fun to make and easy. No skills or talent required. In September, create adorable toilet paper pumpkins for the fall. Bring your own fabric or pay an additional $5 to use ours!

TORN PAPER COLLAGE Join Susan Jackson, President of Friends of the Library, as she teaches you to create your own artistic collage masterpiece. Collage is the art of arranging pieces of other images to overlap or blend - making a new image! We will supply magazines, but feel free to bring your own pages from old print materials. ($3 supply fee due to instructor the day of class.)

21844, F, 9/3, 2-3:30PM, $15 21844, F, 10/1, 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. Facilitator: Bunny Frost 21646, M/F, 9/10-10/28, 11AM-12PM, FREE

CERAMICS Create beautiful ceramic pieces. Open to all beginners and more advanced students. Instruction will be on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon of each month. 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

21612, W, 9/15, 2-3:30PM, $5

CRAFT 'N CHAT

T, 9/21, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE T, 10/19, 9:45-10:30AM, FREE

21905, W, 9/22, 1-3PM, $5

TORN PAPER COLLAGE

21631, T, 9/7-9/28, 9AM-12PM, $29 21631, T, 10/5-10/26, 9AM-12PM, $29

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C O MMO N 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

MODELING CLUB

W, 9/1-10/27, 9-10AM, 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. 21626, TH, 9/2-9/30, 12:30-2PM, FREE 21626, TH, 10/7-10/28, 12:30-2PM, 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, 9/13, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE 21654, 10/4, 11:15AM-12:15PM, FREE 10

STITCHIN’ TIME Bring any kind of handwork project such as crochet, knit, embroidery or cross stitch. Enjoy fellowship and fun while working on projects. GENEALOGY CLUB Members of this club enjoy Led by all who come! tracing their roots. Join 21813, M, 9/13-10/25, 12:30-3PM, FREE experienced genealogists QUILTING CLUB and beginners alike, new Bring a quilting project and members are welcomed share information, fun, and anytime. Facilitator: Charles friendship. Facilitator: Ruth Law Meyers 21659, M, 9/27, 1-2PM, FREE 21659, M, 10/25, 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, 9/7-10/26, 1:30-3:30PM, FREE

21790, 9/1 & 9/15, 12:30-4PM, FREE 21790, 10/6 & 10/20, 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! T, 2-4PM


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. 21880, F, 9/3, 11AM-12PM, FREE 21880, F, 10/1, 11AM-12PM, FREE

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, 9/3-10/29, 1-3PM, 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! 21623, TH, 9/9, 9-10:30AM, FREE 21623, TH, 10/14, 9-10:30AM, FREE

THE PINK LADIES 21916, F, 10/22, 1-3PM, FREE 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

ONSITE JEWELRY REPAIR WITH LISA & TOBY Do you have necklace with a broken clasp? Or a ring that 21913, F, 10/15, 1-2PM, FREE 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! 21891, M, 9/20, 11AM-12PM, FREE 21891, M, 10/18, 11AM-12PM, FREE

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR PARTY October is Breast Cancer awareness month. The senior center wants to honor you. This party will be celebrating your life and those along with you who have endured this journey. If you are comfortable sharing your story, please sign up with Laurie to be a presenter by Friday, October 15. Presenting not required to attend.

The Belmont Breakfast

Tracy with The Belmont in Allen, will be bringing us a light breakfast every first Wednesday of each month beginning October 6. 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 and The Belmont!

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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: September 7 and October 12 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.

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AC TIVE 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.

SILVER SNEAKERS

21636, W/F, 9/1-9/29, W 11AM-12PM, F 9-11AM, FREE 21636, W/F, 10/1-10/29, 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. 21675, M, 9/13-9/27, 9-10AM, $3 21676, M, 9/13-9/27, 10-11AM, $3 21677, W, 9/1-9/29, 9-10AM, $5 21678, W, 9/1-9/29, 10-11AM, $5 21671, M, 10/4-10/25, 9-10AM, $4 21672, M, 10/4-10/25, 10-11AM, $4 21673, W, 10/6-10/27, 9-10AM, $4 21674, W, 10/6-10/27, 10-11AM, $4

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, 9/1-9/29, 4-4:50PM, $31.75 21618, W, 10/6-10/27, 4-4:50PM, $26

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 21641, T, 9/7-9/28 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES) 21641, T, 10/5-10/26, 11AM-12PM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

FITNESS ORIENTATION

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

21651, TH, 9/16, 11AM-12PM, FREE 21651, TH, 10/1, 11AM-12PM, FREE 13


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

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. Instructors: Marsha Tonn (TH), BJ Jordan 21900, T, 9/7-9/28, 9:30-10:20AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) (M/T). No Online registration 21900, T, 10/5-10/26, 9:30-10:20AM, $23 (4 CLASSES) Available - register in person. 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

21803, M, 9/13-9/27, 11-11:45AM, $9.75 21798, T, 9/7-9/28, 1-1:45PM, $13 21808, TH, 9/2-9/30, 1-1:45PM, $16.25 21803, M, 10/4-10/25, 11-11:45AM, $13 21798, T, 10/5-10/26, 1-1:45PM, $13 21808, TH, 10/7-10/28, 1-1:45PM, $13

TAI CHI - YANG STYLE Yang Style is gentle and slow moving to provide increased balance, improved flexibility, and stress reduction. No experience necessary and suitable for those with limited range of motion. Instructor: Lowell Johnson 21848, TH, 9/2-9/30, 11-11:45AM, $21 (NO CLASS 9/9) 21848, TH, 10/7-10/28, 11-11:45AM, $21

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, 9/1-9/29, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12 21689, M/W, 10/4-10/27, 11:15AM-12:15PM, $12

21679, TH, 9/2-9/30, 9-10AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 21679, TH, 10/7-10/28, 9-10AM, $23 (4 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 21795, TH, 9/2-9/30, 10-10:50AM, $28 (5 CLASSES) 21795, TH, 10/7-10/28, 10-10:50AM, $23 (4 CLASSES)

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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, 9/21, 8:30AM OR 9:30AM, FREE 21828, T, 10/5, 10/19, 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.


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

CHAIR VOLLEYBALL

21853, W/F, 9/3-9/29, 9:30-10:30AM, $57 21853, W/F, 10/1-10/29, 9:30-10:30AM, $57

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.

21939, M, 9/13-9/27, 10:30-11AM, $15 21939, M, 10/4-10/25, 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. 21818, TH, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 9-11AM, 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. 21684, T/TH, 9/2-9/30, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES 21684, T/TH, 10/5-10/28, 12:30-1:30PM, $28/16 PUNCHES

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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

T UE SDAY

WE DNE SDAY

9:30AM-5PM | MAH JONGG

12-3PM | HAND & FOOT

12-3PM | PINOCHLE

(LESSONS AVAILABLE)

1-3PM | BUNCO

1-4PM | PARTY BRIDGE CLUB

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!

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:

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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

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MONDAY-F RIDAY

9-11AM, 11AM-1P M

B I N G O CALLER

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1:45-4:15PM

C L AS S FACILITATOR

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FR ON T DES K

MONDAY-F RIDAY

9-11AM, 11AM-1P M

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MONDAY-F RIDAY

1:45-4:15PM

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S P E C I A L EVEN TS

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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.

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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

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 Charlene Emerson Tom Anderson

SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE Bruce Howard Clarence Carter Darlene Zumo Dottie Gandy Les Veleze Terrie Jones Rotating Parks Board Member

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