Shawnee Senior Center received an award of $15,000 from the Avedis Foundation to support our Senior Fitness Program. Together with the Title III funds received from COEDD-Area Agency on Aging, this will almost fully fund our fitness program and allow us to add another TAI CHI: Working for Better Balance class in Tecumseh.
What can I say? The 15 ft ladder isn't always available to take advantage of these photos ops!!
The fitness program provides other benefits that are as valuable as fitness – social interaction, friendship, camaraderie. Many of our participants have received diagnoses of life altering diseases or conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s along with the normal aging issues life throws at us all – death of a loved one, poverty, crippling arthritis, heart or lung diseases. The friendships developed at the senior center have helped participants through recovery and in many cases, adapting to life’s changes.
The posted January 2017 Calendar of Activities provides the times of classes at the Shawnee Senior Center and we also have classes in Asher at the Asher Senior Center, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am and Meeker at the Meeker Senior Center, Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm.
If you have any questions about the Senior Fitness Program or other Shawnee Senior Center activities, call 405-878-1528 or contact us on our Facebook page: Shawnee Senior Center and Municipal Auditorium. As with other fitness programs, most of the attendees are women. Most men seem to prefer to exercise independently but we do have men in our classes. Our success is reflected in each of these participants that can share an experience where they were able to stop themselves from a fall that, had they not been taking the class, might have been disastrous. But – unlike other fitness programs, we offer these classes free of charge!
TAMMY is an Oklahoma licensed Massage Therapist in her 10th year of practice and comes to the Shawnee Senior Center on Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10:30 by appointment.
Are you stressed? Do you have muscle and/or joint pain?Tammy provides therapeutic chair, hand or foot massages $15/15-minutes (more time if you like) and if you would like a 60-minute, full body massage, all you need to do is schedule an appointment. Also, Tammy gives a portion of your cost to Shawnee Senior Center to support our programs and services!
She also practices with Dr. Willa Weisel, at American Chiropractic Clinic on Highland St. in Shawnee. So if Thursdays are not your best day, she can take you at American Chiropractic Clinic.
Start your Thursday out special – drop by Shawnee Senior Center and enjoy a massage. For more information call Shawnee Senior Center at 405-878-1528 between the hours of 8am – 5pm or you can contact Tammy directly and message her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tammy-Cotton-at-American-Chiropractic-Clinic-178756888873005/
Thank you, Marie Gawf, for taking this project and running with it! We now have this beautiful bulletin board to give people ideas for sharing random acts of kindness. The goal is to foster kindness and goodwill among our participants…. and sometimes, ya just need a hug!!
The class day and time has changed and will be starting a half hour earlier than previously held and will meet on Fridays, so….Fridays from at 12:30 and will end at 2:30 🙂
Students have been learning how to create pinch pots, make ceramic pockets and
create all kinds of interesting bowls, cups, vessels, plates, plaques using either red or gray clay rolled on our new slab roller.Students learn to apply their knowledge as they roll flat their own slabs of clay. We’ve had a lot of fun with these projects!
Bridget Moore, our instructor, works with each individual’s pace in an informal, casual classroom environment…..so don’t be intimidated if you lack experience with clay. The instructor will be more than eager to help you get caught up with the rest of the class and jump right in!
Class times: Fridays, 12:30-2:30.
Course fees: $10/day or $35 for the month for ages 50+. $15/day or $50 for the month for ages 6-49.
Group events are welcome and we will be holding special classes over the summer. Ask Kate or Bridget for more details. All ages welcome to join in! Fees vary.
Shawnee Senior Center received a grant for $32,950 from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to fight hunger. The grant will be used to add more nutritional food to the breakfast menu and for dedicated staff for meal preparation, shopping, etc.
Kas Murdock, the Breakfast Coordinator, will now have Melissa Dethrow as an assistant to help her with the meals, prep, clean up and shopping. Kas has been making meals for three years now. Shawnee Milling Company has been providing flour and gravy mix since the program began. Kas’ daughter, Karen Trevino, uses the flour to make homemade biscuits and bread (OMG – amazing!!).
We are so grateful to Shawnee Milling, and now Walmart Foundation for their commitment to fighting hunger among our seniors.
Thank you, Walmart Foundation and Shawnee Milling Company!
Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide daily social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. HOWEVER – many of our activities are open to the public and we hope you will join us!
We meet our goals by offering: crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, aerobics, Tai Chi, Enhance Fitness, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held twice weekly.
Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Foot Clinic. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining – as well as assistance to those seeking others supportive services.