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Special points of interest:

Thursday Night Activities

St. Patty’s Day Lunch– March 16

Pizza & BINGO– March 22

Veterans History Project– March 21

Cinco De Mayo Party– April 26

Waffle Luncheon– March 30 Easter Luncheon– April 4 Nashville Show Trip– April 15-21

March & April 2012

Keller Senior Activities Center Registration for all activities classes and trips will begin Thursday March 1.

The Computer lab will be CLOSED every Monday through April 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

March Trips

April Trips

Winstar World Casino Monday – March 5 - 8:15am-4:30pm Cost- $2.00 per person Travel with us to Oklahoma and try your luck at the slots. Space is limited. Participants must register at the KSAC.

Choctaw Casino Monday – April 9- 7:15am-4:30pm Cost- $2.00 per person Travel with us to Oklahoma and try your luck at the slots. Space is limited. Participants must register at the KSAC.

Kimbell Art Museum

Nashville Show Trip

The Age of Impressionism Thursday– March 13 - 9:30am-2:00pm Cost- $11.00 This exhibition offers not only a feast of French nineteenth-century painting but also an insight into the personality and taste of the remarkable collectors who founded the Clark Art Institute. Space is limited. Participants must register at the KSAC.

Dallas Blooms

Sunday April 15-Saturday April 21 $599 Double Room $779 Single Room Experience Nashville on this 7 day night motorcoach trip. Includes 10 meals, shows at The Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, and admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Space is limited. Participants must register at the KSAC.

Friday – March 23 - 9:15:am-2:30pm Cost- $30.00 per person

Recognized as ’One of the Top 14 Places in the World to see Spring Flowers’ by MSN.com in 2010, Dallas Blooms is the largest floral festival in the southwest with over 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs. Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths abound in the 66 acre garden with vibrant colors creating an amazing backdrop to the city of Dallas. Transportation, admission, guided tour and lunch are included in the price. Participants must register at the KSAC. Space is limited.

Allen Outlets Friday– April 27 - 9:15am-3:00pm Cost- $5.00 per person plus cost of your lunch

Join us for a fun day of shopping at Allen Premium Outlets. Space

is limited. Participants must register at the KSAC.

AARP Tax Assistance Starting Monday February 6 volunteers from AARP will be here to help you with your taxes. AARP assistants will be here every Monday until April 16. You must call or stop by the KSAC for an appointment. The first appointment will be taken at 9:00am and the last one at 3:00pm. We have already begun taking appointments. If for some reason you are unable to keep your appointment please let us know as soon as possible.

Appointments are limited.


GENERAL INFORMATION Membership

Participation at the Keller Senior Activities Center is open to persons who are age 55 or older and their adult guests, unless otherwise designated by the Senior Activities Center Supervisor. Participants are required to complete participant form upon their second visit to the center or before going on their first group trip. The Keller Senior Activities Center is neither designated nor qualified for Adult Day Care. All participants must be able to physically care for themselves or have a personal assistant with them. This includes being able to navigate a walker or wheelchair and function independently.

Hours of Operation Monday: 8:30am-4pm Tuesday: 8:30am-4pm Wednesday: 8:30am-4pm Fourth Thursday: 8:30am-8p Friday: 8:30am-4pm

Lunch Program

Every weekday at noon a nutritional lunch is served. Suggested donation for persons 60 and over is $2.00. Persons under 60 are asked to pay $5.00. Reservations should be phoned into (817) 743-4370 by 12:00pm the previous day. Stop by the KSAC if you would like to pick up a monthly menu.

Location 660 Johnson Road P.O. Box 770 Keller, TX 76248 (817)743-4370 fax: (817) 743-4374 seniorcenter@cityofkeller.com

NETS Transportation Service

The Northeast Transportation Service (NETS) offers door-to-door transportation services to Keller residents who are disabled or 55 years of age or older. Trained drivers are available to assist passengers in getting on and off the vehicles. To schedule your trip, call 817-336-8714. The NETS fare is $1.50 per one-way trip.

Thursday Night Activities

Join us every fourth Thursday evening of the month 5pm-8pm for dinner and activity. Activities include Special Events, BINGO (high stakes & challenging). Cost is $2 per person. Participants need to register by 12pm the day prior.

Blood Pressure Checks

Senior Center Supervisor Jonathan Phillips Recreation Specialist Melissa Giegling Recreation Specialist P/T Michelle Adler

Keller Fire/Rescue provides free blood pressure checks at 11am on the first Friday of each month. No reservations are needed.

AARP Drivers Safety

Every other month, the KSAC hosts the AARP Drivers Safety class taught by AARP volunteers. The four hour class is open to persons aged 50 and older. Cost is $14 for non AARP members and $12 for AARP members. Completing this class may save you 10% on your auto insurance for the next three years. This class is 12:30pm-4:30pm (see calendar insert for dates). Call the KSAC to register. Space is limited.

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DAILY ACTIVITIES Game Groups Pinochle: A trick-taking game typically for two, three or four players and played with a 48 card deck. Each hand is played in three phases: bidding, melds, and tricks. Party Bridge: a trick-taking card game using 2 decks of cards played by four players in two competing partnerships sitting opposite each other around a table. The game consists of several hands (or deals) each progressing through four phases: dealing the cards, the auction (also referred to as bidding), playing the hand, and scoring the results. Texas Hold’em: A variation of the standard card game of poker. The game consists of two cards being dealt face down to each player and then five community cards being placed face-up by the dealer—a series of three ("the flop") then two additional single cards ("the turn" and "the river"), with players having the option to check, bet, raise or fold after each deal. Hand & Foot: The aim is to get rid of cards from your hand (11 cards), and then from your foot (11 cards), by melding them. A Meld is a set of three to seven cards of equal rank placed face up on the table. A Meld cannot have fewer than three cards. Train Dominos: The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station". Mah Jongg: The game is played with a set of 136 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols and is commonly played by four players. 42: A trick-taking game played with a standard set of double six dominoes BINGO Bingo is played Mondays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 10am. Bingo cards are sold 30 minutes prior to the beginning of Bingo. We stop selling cards at the start of the session. Cost is $1 per card and you can buy up to 4 cards. We play 9 games of regular Bingo or 4 corners and with the 10th game being Blackout. Money collected for the cards is dispersed among the 10 games played. Birthday Breakfast It’s even better than breakfast in bed! The birthday breakfast is served (with a smile) at 9 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Breakfast consists of breakfast entree, fruit, pastries, juice, and coffee. Seniors with birthdays during that month eat FREE, others are asked to contribute $2. Reservations are due by noon on the day prior. Nintendo Wii There’s always a bowling tournament at the KSAC each Monday and Tuesday on our Nintendo Wii, just show up to participate! Breakfast Club Come and enjoy a breakfast with good food and friends. The Breakfast Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00am . They meet at Kassandra’s Mexican Kitchen, on Keller Parkway. Just show up to participate! Kitchen Band Bring a homemade instrument and join our kitchen band. No musical experience needed just come and have a good time! Chair Massage Need a stress relief? Schedule an appointment for a 10 minute chair massage by Ron Smith each month. Cost is $10 per person for a 10 minute session. Register for an appointment by calling or stopping by the KSAC. Special Coffee Bar Come and have a Free cup of coffee the last Wednesday of every month. This event is sponsored by BrightStar Care.

Please see our calendar insert for dates and times.


SPECIAL EVENTS March

Medication Review Wednesday – March 7– 9:00am-12:00pm - Cost– FREE

Do you take more than 3 prescription or over-the-counter medications? If so you might be at risk for an adverse medication interaction. If you would like to have your risk for drug interaction assessed, Julie Langeberg, MS, RD, LD, from SCS will be available. Call or stop by the KSAC to make an appointment. Please remember to have a list of all your medications. The Disability Rights Project Wednesday – March 7– 10:45am-11:30am - Cost– FREE

Free legal assistance and advice for persons with disabilities, including, request reasonable accommodations and protection from discrimination in housing practices. Just show up to participate. St. Patty’s Day Luncheon Friday – March 16 - 12pm - $2 per person Celebrate this Irish holiday with cornbeef, cabbage and fun! Special performance by the McTeggart Irish Dancers. Don’t forget to wear GREEN for this special day! This event is sponsored by MorningStar & Providence Marine Creek. Call or stop by the KSAC to register.

Veterans History Project Wednesday – March 21- 10am-10:30am - Cost– FREE

VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. Join us for a presentation to learn more about this project. Waffle Luncheon Friday – March 30- 12:00pm - Cost– $2 per person

Join us for a waffle lunch to celebration National Waffle Day. National Waffle Day celebrates the patenting of the waffle iron by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, NY on August 24, 1869. This event is sponsored by Mimosa Manor, Angels Haven and Lindberg Parc. Call or stop by the KSAC to register. April Easter Luncheon Wednesday – April 4 – 12:00pm - Cost- $2 per person Come and celebrate Easter at the KSAC. This event is sponsored by Home Helpers and The Carlyle. Call or stop by the KSAC to register. Cinco De Mayo Celebration & BINGO Thursday – April 26 - 5pm - Cost– $2 per person Join us for a Cinco De Mayo celebration with fajitas and all the fixings! Cap off the night with cheesecake sopapillas. This event is sponsored by Kirkwood Senior Assistance and Farmers Insurance-Edward Kirkwood. Call or stop by the KSAC to register.

CLASSES Terrific Tap Tuesday & ThursdayJoin a fun class with fabulous music and learn tap, with teacher Mindy Kim! You will be able to learn the basics of tap dance and fun choreography to great standards all from the comfort of your chair. No special shoes or clothing required. Call for class availability. Stretch & Flex Thursday-12:30pm Cost: $10 per 4 week session Stretch and Flex is a fun and relaxing NEW class! Aging can cause stiffness, sore joints, and reduced mobility. Stretching and balance exercises can slow do to the loss of mobility memory. Class is taught by a certified instructor. Call for class availability. Fit & Fab Wednesday & Friday-12:30pm Cost: $25 per 4 week session This is a low impact workout designed specifically with seniors in mind. Exercises will be performed in a chair & standing to improve agility, balance, coordination, & activities for daily living. We will incorporate free weights & elastic tubing with handles for added resistance to work all major muscle groups & increase muscular strength & range of movement. A short meditation will compliment the end of your workout. Water bottle & proper shoes are mandatory. No open toe or backless shoes will be permitted. Tai Chi Tuesday & Thursday-9:00am Cost- $20 per 4 week session Do you suffer from Arthritis or stiff muscles and joints? Join this class to practice movements and techniques that may help with symptoms of arthritis. Computer Class Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday Cost- $5 per 4 week session Want to learn more about using the computer? Sign up for a computer class. New User, Intermediate, Internet , Cameras & Your PC & Advanced classes available. Now teaching Office 2007. A 2GB or 4GB USB flash drive is required for all classes. Camera & cord required for camera class. Call for class availability. Ceramics Tuesdays-10am-12pm Advanced Ceramics 1pm-3pm Beginner Ceramics Cost– FREE Teaching the class will be Certified Teacher, Elaine Rice. Bring all of your questions and get started on a new hobby. Just show up to participate. Quilting Fridays-1:00pm Cost– FREE Join us for our quilting group! Bring your quilting supplies and learn a new hobby or start back doing an old one. Sewing machines are available. Just show up to participate.


The Keller Senior Activities Center Presents

Nashville Show Trip April 15-21, 2012 Experience Nashville on this 7 day night motorcoach trip. Includes 10 meals, shows at The Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, and admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame.  $599 per person for double occupancy $75 deposit at time of registration

Center Senior Activities Fax: (817) 743-4374 (817) 743-4370 Keller, TX 76248 P.o. Box 770 660 Johnson Road


March 2012 Calendar Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1

2

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp 10:00am Texas Hold 'em 12:30pm Fit & Fab 1:00pm Quilting 1:00pm Cameras & PC

5

6

7

8

9

8:15am Winstar

9:00am Breakfast Club

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Medication

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Council Mtg

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:00am Participants Mtg

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

2:00pm BINGO

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am BINGO

12:30pm Fit & Fab

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Quilting

10:30am Red Hat Meeting

10:45am Disability Rights

1:00pm Cameras & PC

Review

Project

1:00pm Beginner Ceramics 1:00pm Mah Jongg

10:45am Train Dominos 10:45am 42 12:30pm Fit & Fab

12

13

14

15

16

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Bday Breakfast

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Nintendo Wii

9:15am Kimbell Art

9:00am Pinochle

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

10:00am Monolith Group

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp

Museum

12:15pm Line Dancing 2:00pm High Stakes BINGO

Presentation

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am Texas Hold 'em 12:00pm St. Patrick's

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am BINGO

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:00am Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Beginner Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Mah Jongg

10:45am 42

1:00pm Quilting

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Cameras & PC

Day Luncheon

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20

21

22

23

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am Veterans History

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

12:30pm AARP Driving

10:00am Nintendo Wii

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

9:15am Dallas Blooms

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:30am BINGO

5:00pm Pizza & BINGO

10:00am New User Comp

2:00pm BINGO

11:00am Red Hat Outing

10:00am Intermediate Comp

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

1:00 pm Beginner Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Mah Jongg

10:45am 42

1:00pm Quilting

Project Presentation

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Cameras & PC

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27

28

29

30

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am BINGO

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp

2:00pm High Stakes BINGO

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

1:00 pm Beginner Ceramics

10:45am 42

12:00pm Waffle Luncheon

1:00pm Mah Jongg

12:30pm Fit & Fab

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Advanced Comp

1:00pm Quilting 1:00pm Cameras & PC


April 2012 Calendar Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

2

3

4

5

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am Breakfast Club

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Nintendo Wii

9:00am Tai Chi

9:30am Chair Massage

10:00am New User Comp

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Council Mtg

10:00am Participants Mtg

1:00pm Party Bridge

2:00pm High Stakes BINGO

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am BINGO

1:00pm Cameras & PC

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

10:30am Red Hat Meeting

10:45am 42

1:00am Beginner Ceramics

12:00pm Easter Luncheon

1:00pm Mah Jongg

12:30pm Fit & Fab

Friday 6

CLOSED

1:00pm Advanced Comp

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10

11

12

13

7:15am Choctaw

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Bday Breakfast

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Hand & Foot

10:00am Internet Comp

9:00am Pinochle

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Intermediate Comp

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:00am BINGO

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

2:00pm BINGO

1:00pm Beginner Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

12:30pm Fit and Fab

1:00pm Mah Jongg

10:45am 42

1:00pm Quilting

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Cameras & PC

1:00pm Advanced Comp

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17

18

19

20

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am Tai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am BINGO

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00 Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

10:00am New User Comp

2:00pm BINGO

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

11:00am Red Hat Outing

10:45am 42

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Beginner Ceramics

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Quilting

1:00pm Mah Jongg

1:00pmAdvanced Comp

1:00pm Cameras & PC

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24

25

26

27

9:00am Hand & Foot

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am T'ai Chi

9:00am Pinochle

9:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am Nintendo Wii

10:00am BINGO

1:00pm Party Bridge

9:00am Hand & Foot

12:15pm Line Dancing

10:00am Internet Comp

10:00am Intermediate Comp

1:00pm Chatty Crochet

9:15am Allen Outlets

2:00pm High Stakes BINGO

10:00am Advanced Ceramics

10:45am Train Dominos

5:00pm Cinco De Mayo

10:00am New User Comp

1:00pm Beginner Ceramics

10:45am 42

1:00pm Mah Jongg

12:30pm Fit & Fab

12:30pm Fit & Fab

1:00pm Advanced Comp

1:00pm Quilting

Party

10:00am Texas Hold 'em

1:00pm Cameras & PC

30 9:00am Hand & Foot 9:00am Nintendo Wii 12:15pm Line Dancing 2:00pm BINGO


KSAC March and April 2012