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BRAZOS VALLEY SENIOR GAMES
The City of College Station is hosting the 2016 Senior Games Feb. 18-21. The Senior Games promote physical and mental health and fitness among Texas Senior Citizens by encouraging them to maintain healthy lifestyles and social relationships, to participate in sports and recreational activities with other seniors, and to provide an environment for athletic competition.

Ages 50+ can compete in track and field, swimming, basketball, cycling, golf, 5k, archery, bowling, horseshoes, pickleball, disc golf, washers, table tennis, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, cornhole, and basketball skills. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event and age group.

Register Jan. 4- Feb. 12. The registration fee is $30, and includes shirt and two tickets to the reception, with an additional $4 fee per event. To see a complete schedule, click here.


FACILITIES
LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
1000 Eleanor Street | 979.764.3750
The Lincoln Recreation Center offers programs for seniors Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Seniors enjoy a daily hot lunch. This is the place to meet new friends, play games, attend outings, arts and crafts, health screening and nutritional presentations. To see a schedule of these events, click here.

SOUTHWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER | Membership Form (PDF)
1520 Rock Prairie Road | 979.764.6351
Older adults in College Station have long sought a comfortable place to socialize and engage in activities and programs designed specifically for them. The Southwood Community Center is now that place Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Yoga, Tai Chi, Sit & Fit, computer classes, Wii, movies and a lending library. To see a schedule of these events, click here.
 

SPECIAL EVENTS
Special facilities include: LRC- Lincoln Recreation Center, SCC- Southwood Community Center, AP- American Pavilion at Veterans Park

GENEALOGY COMPUTER USERS GROUP
The Genealogy Computer Users Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Carter Creek Training Room located at 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No registration is required and it's open to all older adults.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM 101 HEALTH TIPS
Ages 55+ can enjoy free, monthly education sessions provided by Angels Care Home Health nurses.

Eat Right for Healthy Aging | Tue. | Jan. 19 | 10-11 a.m. | SCC
A Healthy Heart for Life | Tue. | Feb. 9 | 10-11 a.m. | SCC
Keep Your Senses Sharp | Tue. | March 29 | 10-11 a.m. | SCC
Understanding Your Medications | Tue. | April 12 | 10-11 a.m. | SCC

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCH LECTURE
These monthly luncheons feature our community history and are held at 11:30 a.m. in Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 2201 Earl Rudder Freeway South. The program is made possible through the College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the College Station Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Jan. 20 - Steam Power on the Brazos
  • Feb. 17 - 12 Aggie Heroes
  • March 16 - The Meridian Highway “Advancement of Auto Accommodations”
  • April 20 - “MAGGIES” First Women Students at A&M Share Their Experiences

Please RSVP the Monday before the luncheon by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov. Cost is $5 per person.

FLOW AND BALANCE EXERCISE CLASS
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join an exercise class lead by doctoral students from Texas A&M Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. The class combines traditional Korean dance movements with music. The movements promote physical and mental health by stimulating acupuncture points with pressing and tapping movements. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ | Free | Tue. | Jan. 26-April 26 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | SCC

SENIOR ISSUES EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
Ages 55+ are invited to these free, monthly seminars. Light lunch will be served.

Passing Along Your Family History I | Thu. | Jan. 28 | 12-1 p.m. | SCC
Passing Along Your Family History II | Thu. | Feb. 25 | 12-1 p.m. | SCC
Estate Planning and Probate | Thu. | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | SCC
Medicare Preventative Services | Thu. | April 14 | 12-1 p.m. | SCC

FIT & STRONG
This 12-week program improves arthritis symptoms and promotes an active lifestyle. Class consists of low-impact aerobics, strength exercises, flexibility and balance training along with group discussions focused on exercise safety, arthritis management and more!

Ages 55+ | Free | Tue. & Thu. | Feb. 2-April 21 | 2:30-4 p.m. | SCC 

VALENTINE’S TEA AND FASHION SHOW
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us for afternoon tea and sweetheart bingo. Enjoy a cup of tea and healthy finger foods with a fashion show from Morgan Fitzgerald's. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ | Free | Thu. | Feb. 11 | 1-3 p.m. | SCC

SPRING DANCES
Enjoy an evening of dancing for free with a live DJ, light refreshments and door prizes.

Ages 55+ | Free | Thu. | Feb. 11 & April 21 | 7-9 p.m. | SCC

HELP FOR IPAD USERS
Do you have an iPad and need help?  Bring your iPad to learn how to get the most out of technology. Class size limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ | Free | Tue. | Feb. 23 & March 8 | 9-10 a.m. | SCC
Ages 55+ | Free | Thu. | April 7 | 9-10 a.m. | SCC

HELP FOR TABLET USERS
Free help for Tablet users. Bring your TABLET and learn how to get the most out of technology. Class size limited.  Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ | Free | Tue. | Feb. 23 & March 8 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 55+ | Free | Thu. | April 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WORLD PASSPORT PROGRAM
Ages 55+ are invited learn about different cultures, sample a variety of foods and discover places to visit when in the country. Free program!

Korea | Tue. | March 8 | 10-11a.m. | SCC 
Poland | Wed. | March 23 | 10-11a.m. | SCC
Argentina | Wed. | March 30 | 10-11a.m. | SCC

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO DAY TRIP
REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Enjoy a day of shopping, gourmet foods, viewing livestock, unique arts/crafts and more at the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo in Houston, TX. Register by calling 979.764.6351 or emailing mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Ages 55+ | Free | Wed. | March 9 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Houston Livestock Show 


CONTACT INFORMATION: 979.764.6371 
For more information, call 979.764.6351 or visit the Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd.

Marci Rodgers
Senior Services Coordinator
979.764.6371, mrodgers@cstx.gov

Annie Williams
Senior Program Supervisor, Lincoln Recreation Center
979.764.3779, awilliams@cstx.gov

Last updated: 2/4/2016 11:05:19 AM