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Daily activities and events for seniors located at the Southwood Community Center and Lincoln Recreation Center.

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The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents age 55 or older and members serve a three-year term.


FACILITIES

LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
1000 Eleanor Street | 979.764.3750 | Map
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 | Map
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.-5 p.m. Special activities and groups include dominoes, bridge, Yoga, Tai Chi, Sit & Fit, computer classes, movies and a lending library. To see a schedule of these events, click here.


COLLEGE STATION SENIOR GAMES

The City of College Station is hosting the 2018 Senior Games Feb. 23-25. 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, cycling, golf, 5k, 10K, bowling, pickleball, disc golf, 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. 1-Feb. 12. The registration fee is $30, and includes shirt and two tickets to the reception, with an additional $4 fee per event. For more information, visit cstx.gov/seniorgames or contact 979.764.3486.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS


COMPUTER CLUB FOR SENIORS
Interested in learning more about the world of computers? Join us each month at the Carter’s Creek Training Room, located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, 2200 North Forest Parkway in College Station. No pre-registration required. 

Ages 55+ • Free • 1st Wed. • 9:30 -11 a.m. • Carter’s Creek Training Room

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEON • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The City of College Station's Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lunch lectures on our community's history. Reserve your spot the Friday before the luncheon by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+ • $7 • Wed. • Jan. 17 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • "Stradivarius Violin" by Joseph Nagavary • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • $7 • Wed. • Feb. 21 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • “Lincoln Center” by Lucile Young • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • $7 • Wed. • March 21 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • “Washington on the Brazos” by Lisa Berg • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • $7 • Wed. • April 18 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • “Carnegie History Center” by Rachel Medders • Southwood Community Center

**NEW** LAPTOP HELP FORUM • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Designed for beginner or intermediate computer users to share tips and tricks. Bring your laptop and your questions about internet, email, or programs. A place to share tips and tricks with others. Apple/Macintosh products will not be discussed. Class size limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Jan. 25 & Feb. 22 • 2-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • March 27 • 2-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

**NEW** GARDENING WITH THE MASTERS
You're invited to learn lawn and garden information for our area. Topics include vegetable gardens, container gardening, easy-care landscape plants and helpful tips for preparing your lawn for summer and more. Sessions are presented by Brazos County Master Gardeners. A light lunch will be served at each session.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Jan. 30, Feb. 20, March 20 & April 17 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

A MATTER OF BALANCE: HEALTH & FITNESS WORKSHOP • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The Matter of Balance workshop teaches adults strategies to manage concerns about falls, increase physical activity levels, and develop practical and personal solutions to reduce the fear of falling. This award-winning workshop presented by the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging is highly interactive and complements clinical care, which can increase independence and quality of life. Register by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Feb. 6-April 3 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

FREE HELP FOR BEGINNING IPAD USERS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn how to use and understand your iPad. Class size limited. Register by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Feb. 20, March 13 & April 24 • 2-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS & PERSONAL SAFETY
The College Station Police Department will provide safety tips while in different situations and settings.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • March 21 • 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

HEALTH EDUCATION
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will present on a variety of topics that will help you improve your health.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • March 6 • 10-10:30 a.m. • Get Screened, No Excuses • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • March 15 • 10-10:30 a.m. • Power to Prevent Diabetes • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • April 9 • 10-10:30 a.m. • Go-4-30! Take Action to be Active • Lincoln Recreation Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Mon. • April 16 • 10-10:30 a.m. • Be Medicine Smart • Lincoln Recreation Center

**NEW** HEALTH TALK EXPRESS WITH TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE
Join us for these informative sessions.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • March 28 • 10-11 a.m. • Get Screened, No Excuses • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • April 11 • 10-11 a.m. • Power to Prevent Diabetes • Southwood Community Center
Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • April 18 • 10-11 a.m. • Controlling your Blood Pressure • Southwood Community Center

SENIOR WORLD PASSPORT PROGRAM
Each session will feature a different country where we'll try food and learn about their culture.

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • March 29, April 5, 16 & 26 • 2-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

BEGINNING BRIDGE CLASS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Learn to play bridge. Classes are designed for players with little or no previous knowledge of the game.

Ages 55+ • $25 • Mon. • April 2-30 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Southwood Community Center

GENEALOGY CLASS • REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The class will concentrate on U.S. census, courthouse and internet research.

Ages 55+ • $25 • Tue. • April 17-May 8 • 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Southwood Community Center


SPECIAL EVENTS


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

Ages 55+ • Free • Thu. • Jan. 25, March 29 & April 26 • 7-9 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Seniors tell stories. Join us as we hear how progress has changed their lives.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Feb. 6 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

VALENTINE’S TEA
Enjoy refreshments and learn tips that will help you recognize and prevent a stroke with “Focus: Act F.A.S.T. to Prevent a Stroke” by Texas AgriLife Extension Agency.

Ages 55+ • Free • Tue. • Feb. 13 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

VALENTINE’S DAY TEA & FASHION SHOW
Join us for afternoon tea, finger foods, a fashion show and sweetheart bingo. Space is limited. Reserve your spot by calling 979.764.6351.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Feb. 14 • 1:30-3 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

VALENTINE’S DANCE
Enjoy an evening of dancing with a live DJ. Door prizes and light refreshments served.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Feb. 14 •  7-9 p.m. • Southwood Community Center

BLACK HISTORY EXPRESSIONS
Black History Expressions presented by Texas A&M University's Cushing Memorial Library. You are encouraged to wear red, black or green.

Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Feb. 23 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

EASTER PROJECT
Lincoln Recreation Center senior members will be collecting plastic Easter eggs and goodies during the month of March to donate to the Lincoln Recreation Center's after-school program.

Ages 55+ • Free • Mon.-Fri. • March 1-30 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

PARKS SUMMER OPEN HOUSE
You're invited to learn about the College Station Parks and Recreation Department's youth summer camps, senior programs, special events, employment opportunities, aquatic programs, athletic leagues, library activities and more! Light refreshments will be served. On-site registration, including for youth camps and swim lessons, will also be available.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • April 28 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

MOTHER’S DAY HAT TEA
Enjoy an afternoon of celebrating mothers' roles in their family, community and highlighting their accomplishments while wearing fashionable hats that tell their story.

Ages 50+ • Free • Fri. • May 11 • 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center


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

Katy Peterson
Senior Services Coordinator
979.764.6371, kpeterson@cstx.gov

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

 

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