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A Great FIT for Adults, Ages 50+ |  Winter 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS ALH | American Legion Hall (under construction) DSC | Denton Senior Center Fly Tying with Dallas Fly Fishers Saturday, Dec. 8 | 10 a.m.-Noon New Years Eve Dance | DSC Monday, Dec. 31 | 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Teaching her Talent is a Work of Art Cathy Cox passionately instructs students in the beautiful world of watercolor, oil, and acrylic painting and loves teaching her talent. In a self-paced weekly workshop, she encourages and guides students to unveil their creativity onto the canvas. Come paint with Cathy! Classes are Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. 

New Year Holiday | Senior Centers Closed Tuesday, Jan. 1 Free Senior Center Open House | DSC Saturday, Jan. 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Chronic Pain Management Class | DSC Wednesdays, starting Jan. 16, 1:30-4 p.m. MLK Day | Senior Centers Closed Monday, Jan. 21

Kick Start the New Year by Kickin' Up Your Heels with Suzy Ashmore Suzy came scootin' into the center two months ago, reviving our line dance classes! She's a native Texan and has been  dancing for much of her life. Learn to stomp your feet and kick up your heels with Suzy every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Legal Planning for Your Future | DSC Wednesday, Feb. 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

New Group Exercise Membership

Valentine's Dance, Young at Heart | DSC Thursday, Feb. 14 | 1-3 p.m.

Multiple classes per week to choose from!

Library Book Sale | DSC March 4 -15, during open hours Chair Volleyball League Begins | DSC Thursday, March 21 | 1-4 p.m.

$5 per drop-in $25 per month $65 per 3 months $195 per year Learn more on page 4.

Welcome to Denton's Senior Centers Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. (940) 349-8720 Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

American Legion Hall 629 Lakey St. (940) 349-8298 Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thurs. , 6-10 p.m.

FREE MOVIE NIGHTS Enjoy a variety of box office hits, classics, comedies, dramas, & more! Join us every 1st and 3rd Friday at 6 p.m. We'll bring the popcorn.

SPAN Lunch | Weekdays at Noon Meals are free to eligible individuals age 60 and older at both senior center locations. Register two days prior to your first visit.

DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED 1st & 3rd Fridays | 1 p.m. Games are free and we play for “white elephant” prizes. On the 3rd Wednesday we'll celebrate birthdays sponsored by Allen Hendricks with Humana.

BINGO + BIRTHDAYS 3rd Thursday | 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to share and play! Please bring donations (not cash) for bingo prizes.


3rd Thursday Area Agency on Aging Please visit the front desk to schedule  an appt. with a benefits counselor: 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, or 4 p.m. 


R.S.V.P. Recognitions and Lifetime Achievement Award Denton Senior Center and Library committee members Denise Kisinger, Janie Robinson, Sandra Williams, LaDell Gilbreath, Marie Milleage, and Renate Bell attended the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) luncheon on Oct. 5 at Robson Ranch. They were joined by center volunteers Hanci Tolleson, Betty Peters, and J.C. and Penny Heatwole. Also in attendance was Oma Trivitt, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for reporting over 60,000 volunteer hours.

Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks Denton Senior Center: 1st and 3rd Friday, 10 a.m. American Legion Hall: 2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Learn your Genealogy Discover more about your genealogy in a private setting. Computer experience is not required.  Contact M.J. Bell at or (940) 390-8230 to register.


Manager's Corner Wow, we're wrapping up my first year at the senior center and it sure has been a busy one! I have met many amazing people and have enjoyed getting to know everyone. Even after one year, it seems like every time I blink I meet someone new. So please, if we have not met yet, stop by my office or stop me throughout the center to say hello. I would like to take this opportunity to share a list of accomplishments from this past year and a snapshot of exciting things to come. Everything we do at the senior center is the result of a strong team effort between senior center staff, the advisory council, volunteers, and members. Many of these projects came about as a result of member feedback, and we encourage you to continue sharing. 2018 Completed Projects and Accomplishments •  Trips to San Antonio/Fredericksburg and Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard •  Installed three additional security cameras and replaced door alarms •  Replaced banquet chairs with new vinyl padding •  Replaced and updated the fitness equipment •  Tinted pool room windows •  Recovered and repaired the pool tables •  Purchased a new sound system for bingo & fitness classes •  Purchased new table saw for the woodshop •  Identified permanent schedule & meeting space for various on-going programs •  Updated green room to be used for library workspace, programs, & rentals  •  Coordinated repairs and updated outside lighting •  Improved recycle efforts by switching to compostable paper & plastic goods •  Secured a three-year charter bus contract for senior trips  •  Secured a three-year fitness equipment service contract •  Hosted the Senior Health Fair partnered with Good Samaritan Society •  Revamped the Annual July 4 Senior Picnic •  Updated the newsletter & printing schedule for quarterly distribution •  Celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Barbara’s Stretch-and-Tone class Things to look forward to in 2019 •  National Senior Center Accreditation through the National Institute     of Senior Centers •  New programs and seminars with The Senior Network, Olli @ UNT,     and other partnerships. •  New Spring trip to Oklahoma and the Pioneer Woman Mercantile I would like to thank everyone for sharing their passion and commitment to making our senior center the best it can be. I am excited to continue building relationships with each of you and eager to see what 2019 will bring.

Be Active and Feel Ageless! Zumba, Total Fit, Yoga Flow, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, & More! SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, the fitness membership, and group-ex membership classes all require a card scan upon class entry. The fitness (gym) membership has been upgraded and now offers access to all four rec center fitness rooms.

Fitness memberships have been upgraded to All-Access!  One Month, $20 Three Months, $40 One Year, $120 Fitness Equipment Orientation Appointments are accepted at the customer service desk for personal half-hour sessions for fitness equipment orientation, safety and proper usage. Stretch n’ Tone Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11-11:45 a.m. This FREE class will help increase muscle strength, improve mobility, posture, and coordination.  Tai Chi  % Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. $30 per session Jan. 22.-Feb. 26; March 5-April 9 Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. $30 per session Jan. 17.-Feb. 21; Feb. 28-April 4 $30 per session %  Take two sessions and get 50% off the second session.

NEW! Seniorcize Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. $20 per session Jan. 8- 31; Feb 5-28; March 5-28 Led by a certified personal trainer, this group training class utilizes weight room machines, dumbbells, and bodyweight exercises. Focus is on equipment safety, proper body mechanics, and the physiological benefits of load bearing exercises. After completing one or two sessions, participants will feel more confident in their workout routine and gain the ability to safely and effectively continue on their own. The following classes are included in the group exercise, SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit memberships. All levels are welcome. Schedule on page 5. Chair Yoga This class is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting or standing, while using a chair for support as needed.

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Classically Fit This class is designed to increase strength, range of motion, agility, coordination, balance, and to improve your sense of well-being. A chair is provided for support, if needed. Total Fit Challenge the body with this class that focuses on cardio endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Taught intense enough for a teenager, yet tailored to the 50+ exerciser. Modifications and self-pacing are encouraged. Yoga Flow This Yoga Flow class syncs movement with breathing as you flow through standing and floor sequences. Please bring a mat and water.

Zumba® Gold Perfect for adults who need a modified Zumba® class with lower-intensity moves that get you moving to Latin music. The choreography focuses on balance, conditioning, and flexibility. Routines are designed for beginners who may have limited capabilities.

Weekly Group Exercise Schedule The New Group Exercise Membership includes scheduled classes listed below, the fitness room, and your annual rec pass. Stop by the front desk or purchase online. TIMES

MONDAY             TUESDAY           WEDNESDAY          THURSDAY              FRIDAY Zumba Gold A.M.  Ming Schrader

9-10 a.m. Classically Fit Ming Schrader

10:3511:35 a.m. 11-11:45 a.m.

Stretch-N-Tone Barbara Greene

Classically Fit Ming Schrader Stretch-N-Tone Barbara Greene

Stretch-N-Tone Barbara Greene

Chair Yoga Carin Schaab

1:30-2:15 p.m. 4-5 p.m.

Zumba Gold Laura White

5:30-6:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m. 6:35-7:35 p.m.

Yoga Flow Beth Wright

Zumba Gold Laura White Total Fit Michael Adams

Total Fit Michael Adams

Upcoming Leagues, Tournaments, and Free Play

Scheduled Free Play Pickleball | Free Play Join us for free play, every Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Denton Center Center and every Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at North Lakes Rec Center. Chair Volleyball | Free Play Join us for free play, every Monday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. January through April.

Chair Volleyball League Spring Chair Volleyball Register Feb. 1-28, 2019 $19 per person Includes a team T-shirt. Tournament style games are played every Thursday at 1 p.m. beginning March 21. The championship game is April 25.

Upcoming Tournaments 2019 Spring Tournaments Join the fun competition! Tuesdays, free with a rec pass. Registration closes four days before each tournament date. Bean Bag Toss | Jan. 8, 10 a.m. Hand & Foot | Jan. 25, 10 a.m. Pinochle| Feb. 12, 10 a.m. Shuffleboard | Feb. 26, 10 a.m. Washer Toss | March 26 10 a.m. Crazy Golf | March 26, 10 a.m.

Karaoke, Bands, Dance Lessons, and More Tap, Belly Dancing, Guitar Lessons, Rumba, and More! Partners are not required for dance classes and leather soled shoes are preferred, excluding tap.

Various Dance Lessons Middle Eastern Dance AKA, Belly Dancing Mondays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Jan. 21-Feb. 25; March 11-April 15 $30 per session This dance evolved from traditional expressive movement to heart-pumping workouts. Aside from working muscles that most people don’t exercise in regular workouts, belly dancing is a great opportunity to learn about the music and traditions of other countries and cultures.  Line Dance Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Jan. 9-Feb. 13; Feb. 20-March 27 $30 per month Social Dance Wednesdays | $36 per class Basic Waltz % Jan. 2-23, 6:50-7:50 p.m. Basic Rumba % Jan. 2-23, 7:55-8:55 p.m. Intermediate Waltz % Feb. 6-27, 6:50-7:50 p.m. Intermediate Rumba % Feb. 6-27, 7:55-8:55 p.m. Basic Progressive Double 2 % March 6-27, 6:50-7:50 p.m. Basic Salsa % March 6-27, 7:55-8:55 p.m.

Tap & Guitar Lessons Beginning Tap Dance Fridays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 22; March 1-April 12 $30 per month This class is a great place to learn or brush up on skills. Intermediate/Advance Tap Dance Fridays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 18-Feb. 22; March 1-April 12 $30 per month For those who have mastered the basics. Members may have the opportunity to show their skills by performing at various functions. Evening Tap Dance Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Jan. 16-Feb. 20; Feb. 27-April 10 $30 per session This class is a fun combination of tap and exercise. Beginners are welcome; however, some knowledge is helpful. Small Group Guitar Lessons Wed. | Beginners, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wed. | Continuing, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.  Jan. 9-30; Feb. 6-27; March 6-27 $35 per one-hour session Class ratio 4:1 Learn from a university-level instructor who focuses on teaching the basics and beyond. 


Karaoke, Chorus, etc. Karaoke @ The Blue Suede Café Jan.15, Feb. 19; 1:30-3 p.m. March 19, 6 - 8 p.m. Be the rock star of the center! Join us for a fun singalong with the group or grab a microphone, choose a song from our list of titles, and take center stage. Senior Center Chorus Rehearsals on first Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. and will perform in the Denton area. Performance schedules are available at the front desk. New Horizons Band Beginners Rehearsal Mondays, 2:45 p.m. Intermediate Rehearsal Mondays, 3:45 p.m.  For more info, email The Young at Heart Band Rehearsals on Tuesdays,  8:30-10:15 a.m. The band plays for dances and community events and has open positions for talented trombone, guitar, and saxophone instrumentalists. Contact C.A. Bell for audition information. (940) 391-0841 

Take two sessions of same program and get 50% off the second session.

Art, Ceramics, Group Connect, and Much More GROUP CONNECT Great opportunities to meet new people Ceramics & Pottery Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40 per person, per month Learn new glaze techniques, hand build or work on the pottery wheel, and/or create your own unique art piece. Fee includes basic supplies, clear glaze, and firing.

Learn to Paint Mondays, 1-4 p.m. $30 per person, per month Learn to paint with Cathy Cox or simply continue to grow your skills and talent with oils, acrylics, and/or watercolor painting. Cathy is always with present and willing to assist as needed.

Drop-in Activities @ DSC Cross Timbers Wood Carvers Group Tuesdays, 3-5:30 p.m. Needlework Group | Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Share needlework and craft ideas; new members are welcome. Proficiency not required. Card Workshop | Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. New and used cards accepted. Used cards will be recycled into gift boxes or new cards. Quilting Group | Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.

Creativity improves your ability to focus Creativity not only allows self-expression, but it improves your ability to focus and promotes innovative thinking and problem-solving.

Volunteer Opportunities

Literary Critique Group | Thursdays, 9 a.m. Let the published and unpublished authors in the group help you improve your writing. Fridays w/ Friends | Fridays, 9-11 a.m. We aim to put a smile on a Medical City patient’s face. Everything is made with loving hands and everyone is welcome! Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, noon Party Bridge | Thursdays & Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Hand and Foot Canasta | Fridays, 9 a.m. To schedule a spot in a card game, please call (940) 349-8720 to be put in touch with the volunteer coordinator for each group.

Volunteers are needed in the workshop. If interested, email Atticus Cox at

Volunteers are needed for the Library Committee. If interested, email Denise Kisinger at

Drop-in Activities @ ALH Sewing | Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon Bingo | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Domino Tournaments | Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

Outdoor Adventures, Senior Trips, & Trip Perspectives ADVENTURES at Denia Recreation Center Fly Fishing Clinic Sat., Jan. 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 per person Open Range Archery Sat., Feb. 2 | noon.-2 p.m. $8 per person Kayaking 50+ | DRC Sat., March 9 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 per person Intergenerational Kayaking Sat., March 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 per person

Traveler's Perspectives Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard Oct. 5-15, by Lynda Leonard Ten days on a bus with 49 other wonderful seniors with Jeff and Barbara Gilbert leading the way. We departed early on October 5 with stops in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee to see the sights. At a stop in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin Park Conservatory was beautiful with flowers, plants and Chihuly Glass Artwork everywhere. The JFK Museum was a reminder of our history. Every meal we ate was delicious including a Maine lobster dinner. On to Cape Cod with beautiful landscapes along the way: lighthouses, windmills and summer homes of very famous people on Martha’s Vineyard. The Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA pulled heartstrings. After the memorial, the bus headed back to Texas with all 50 of us “still friends” after 10 days. Thank you to Susan Canavan, our amazing driver with Cowtown Charters, and thank you to Jeff and Barbara Gilbert for keeping us all in line!


ALH | American Legion Hall DSC | Denton Senior Center Legacy Hall | DSC Thurs., Feb. 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 per person Top of the Terrace | DSC Tues., Feb. 26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $23 per person Secret Garden | DSC Sat., March 2 | Noon-7 p.m. $20 per person Kiowa Casino | DSC & ALH Wed., March 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $15 per person

Senior Trip Reminders Trips leave from and return to Denton Senior Center. unless otherwise posted. Trips may or may not experience excess walking, stairs, and/or inclement.  Trip caregiver assistance is not provided, therefore participants must be able to function independently or be accompanied by a caregiver.  Please park north of Civic Center Pool to board transportation. Please check in 20 to 30 minutes early to avoid departure delays. 

Trips are nonrefundable. Therefore if you want to sell or trade a ticket, “One smile can spark a friendship, and Chronic Disease Management Canton Trade Days | DSC remember to obtain all contact information needed to make an exchange. one kindness can brighten a day. One hug Fri., March 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts Tuesday, June 12; 1- 3:30 In addition, it is the seller's responsibility to provide Marlene with the can help heal a hurt, and one piece of $25 per person Class for eightinweeks.  and phone number of the individual who meets will be traveling exchange. 

heartfelt advice can change a life. ”

by June 7. fragrances. Please be considerate of those who haveRegister sensitivities and limit

Center Highlights, Dances, and Good Times! Friday Night Dances

Friday Night Dance Schedule

Friday Night Dances bring the dance floor to life! Every second and fourth Fridays, Denton Senior Center hosts popular bands playing music ranging from country & western to the classic 50's & 60's tunes.

Jan. 11: Pete-n-Patti

It's a great way to show off your dance skills and meet new people! Refreshments are served during the bands' intermission.

7-9:30 p.m., $6 per person

Jan. 25: Texas Strut Feb. 8: Young at Heart (Sweetheart theme) Feb. 22: Renegade March 8: The Montana Band March 22: High Caliber

Musical Showcase " Life is the first gift, love is the second and understanding the third."

Young at Heart hosts our very first musical showcase! Join us for a melodic hour filled with various music, dance and talents. Friday, March 29, 1 p.m.

Register at, in person, or by calling (940) 349-8720.





Celebrate being 50+ and join us for class demos, program booths, and a 10% discount on activities & classes. Booths include information on Friday night dances, trips, enrichment classes, group exercise classes, outdoor rec, SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, and more.

Schedule is subject to change. Visit


Denton Senior Center Saturday, Jan. 5 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free Class Demo Schedule 10 a.m.  |  Moving Easy Program 10 a.m.  |  Social Dance    10:30 a.m. |  Line Dance 10:30 a.m. |  Zumba Gold 11 a.m. |  Tai Chi 11 a.m |  Genealogy 11:30 a.m. |  Middle Eastern Dance Noon |  Chair Volleyball Free Play


2018 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Denton Civic Center

Denton Senior Center 509 N. Bell Ave. Denton, TX 76209


2019 Senior Center Open House Visit Denton Senior Center for demos, tours, activities, and more. Register this day only for a discount on classes, memberships, and single-day trips.

Saturday, Jan. 5 |  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rec Passes for Senior Centers & Rec Centers An annual rec pass is required to use the senior centers for non-fee based activities; $10 per year for Denton residents and $15 per year for nonresidents. Fees listed are per person, per resident, unless otherwise stated. Participants who live outside of Denton's City limits pay an additional $5 nonresident fee. 

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2018-2019 Fit for 50 Newsletter  

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