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Bob and Wanda MeyerSenior and Community Center2275 Dartmouth St.College Station, TX 77840979.764.2670
ADDRESS: 2275 Dartmouth St.
PHONE NUMBER: 979.764.2670
HOURS OF OPERATION: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CLOSED: Sept. 4-6, Nov. 25-28, & Dec. 20-Jan. 1

The Bob and Wanda Meyer Senior and Community Center is focused as a place where seniors can socialize and enhance quality of life. The facility offers a variety of both passive and active programs and activities including line dancing, dominoes, colored pencil drawing, and more.
 
At the heart of the center’s mission is the namesakes’ family. After his beloved wife Wanda passed away, Bob would come to the Southwood Community Center daily to enjoy his cup of coffee and visit with his peers. Periodically, he would participate in the programs offered; but more than anything, he craved the social benefit.

The center offers three multipurpose rooms, a room for arts and crafts, WiFi, and plenty of space for dances, classes, a wide variety of activities, or just visiting with friends and family.

FALL SCHEDULE
    ADULT PROGRAMS
    WATERCOLOR I • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-FIRST CLASS DAY
    The beginners’ class focuses on basic painting tools, materials, techniques, composition, and color theory. Basic drawing skills are needed, and supplies are discussed in the first class. 

    Ages 18+ • $75 • Mon. • Sept. 13-Oct. 18 • 2-5 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $75 • Mon. • Oct. 25-Nov. 29 • 2-5 p.m.

    WATERCOLOR II • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-FIRST CLASS DAY 
    The class is a continuation of the art of watercolor. Please bring your supplies to the first class.

    Ages 18+ • $75 • Mon. • Sept. 13-Oct. 18 • 6-9 p.m.
    Ages 18+ • $75 • Mon. • Oct. 25-Nov. 29 • 6-9 p.m.
    SENIOR PROGRAMS
    PRINTABLE CALENDAR
    Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)

    MEMBERSHIPS
    Memberships may be used for senior programming at the Southwood Community Center, Meyer Senior and Community Center, and the Lincoln Recreation Center. Memberships are good for one calendar year from the date of purchase. Programs marked “membership” are free with a senior membership.

    ANNUAL
    Resident • $25
    Non-Resident • $30

    DAILY
    Resident • $2
    Non-Resident • $3

    WEEKLY

    42 DOMINOES
    Play the national game of Texas, 42 Dominoes. Novices and experienced players alike enjoy this trick-taking game.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    SIT & FIT
    Enjoy a gentle exercise that features fat-burning aerobics and weightlifting using a chair for support.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon., Wed., & Thu. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    GAME NIGHT 
    Play games with your friends in a relaxing, after-hours environment.  

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Mon. • Weekly • 6-9 p.m.

    RUMMIKUB
    Rummikub is a 2-4 player game that combines elements of the card game rummy and the tile game mahjong. Players create groups and runs of numbers using high-quality, durable tiles. This fun group of seniors is always looking for new players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    JAMBOREE LINE DANCING
    Experienced and advanced line dancers are invited to learn new dances.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. & Fri. • Weekly • 9-10 a.m.

    INTERMEDIATE LINE DANCING
    A fun way to challenge your line dancing ability or gain another hour of dancing. Previous line dancing experience and knowledge of basic steps are required.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 2-3 p.m.

    CLASSIC COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
    All musicians, regardless of experience level, are welcome to participate. Country and bluegrass music fans are also encouraged to attend.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 12:30-3 p.m.

    HAND & FOOT CANASTA
    Learn to play a fun card game that’s enjoyable for all levels of players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Tue. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    BRIDGE
    Beginners and experienced players are invited to play. No partner is needed.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of strategy, skill, and calculation. Learn the basics with skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    TAI CHI
    The class is an entry-level Yang-style Tai Chi course with students of varying skill levels. More knowledgeable students learn Form 16. Beginners learn basic foundational movements until they’re ready to join the more experienced students in learning Form 16. Course material includes balance and flexibility improvement, movement guidelines applicable to all Tai Chi styles, and Yang style Tai Chi movements, which can be adapted if a participant has physical limitations.  

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Wed. • Weekly • 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY 42
    Become a pro at this classic domino game through weekly educational sessions with seasoned pros.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    LEARN TO PLAY MAH JONGG
    Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. Learn the basics of the game with skilled players.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Thu. • Weekly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    BINGO
    Grab your cards and get ready to shout “Bingo!” before you claim your prize each Friday. Winning isn’t guaranteed, but having fun is. Join us on the last Friday of the month for Birthday Bingo! We will celebrate with cupcakes and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to celebrate any birthdays that month.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Fri. • Weekly • 12-1 p.m.

    SATURDAY SENIOR SOCIAL
    Enjoy an afternoon of coffee with friends playing games, table tennis, dominoes, and card -- or kick back and watch a football game together.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • Sat. • Weekly • 1-4 p.m.

    MONTHLY

    BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING & HEALTH EDUCATION 
    Receive a free blood pressure check and learn how to better take care of your health courtesy CHI ST. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 1st & 3rd Mon. • Monthly • 3-4 p.m.

    SIDE BY SIDE DANCE: FOOTBALL, PING-PONG, & GAMES
    The beginner-friendly dance class is brought to you by Hospice Brazos Valley – no dance experience is required. The class promotes self-care, grief education, and building friendships.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd & 4th Mon. • Monthly • 3-4 p.m.

    SHANGHAI RUMMY 
    Shanghai is a card game based on Gin rummy and a variation of Contract rummy played with 3 to 8 players. It is also known as California rummy. This is a new program and all players or those wishing to learn are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 1st & 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

    MEYER BOOK CLUB
    Members discuss books with a librarian from the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. The book type and librarian facilitator rotate each month. Visit bcslibrary.org/book-clubs for more on book selections.

    Ages 55+ • Free • 2nd Wed. • Monthly • 10-11:30 a.m.

    BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 
    Learn to make basic earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, or repair broken jewelry. Instructors Joe, Linda, and Betty offer expertise and guidance. Participants are encouraged to bring beads.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd Thu. • Monthly • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    OPEN ART TIME
    Grab your art supplies and enjoy an unstructured environment to work on artistic projects with your peers. This is also a great time to learn from other who are interested in the same art.

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 2nd & 4th Thu. • Monthly • 2-4 p.m.

    MOVIE & POPCORN
    Enjoy films and popcorn with friends. 

    Ages 55+ • Membership • 3rd Fri. • Monthly • 1-3 p.m.

    SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    The committee addresses the needs of older adults in College Station and offers program and activity suggestions to the Parks and Recreation Department. Members must be 55+ and College Station residents. Visitors are welcome.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Last Mon. • Monthly • 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION: AUG. 2-FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
    College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community’s history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

    All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library
    Nov. 17 • “Preserving Military History at the Museum” by Leisha Mullins
    Dec. 15 • “Stories and History of the Singing Cadets” by David Kipp

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
    Enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos
    with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments are provided.

    Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 1 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    RENTAL INFORMATION
    FACILITY RENTALS
    Fees are per hour with a $200 deposit.

    MEETING ROOM
    Non-Resident- $72
    Resident- $60

    CONFERENCE ROOM
    Non-Resident- $54
    Resident- $45

    ACTIVITY ROOM
    Non-Resident- $90
    Resident- $75

    ARTS & CRAFTS ROOM
    Non-Resident- $54
    Resident- $45

    FACILITY PHOTOS
    Click here to view album.

    RENTALS DETAILS

    Rentals are on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be held without proper documentation and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 979.764.2670 or by visiting the Meyer Senior & Community Center, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    DEPOSITS
    A security deposit is required for rentals. Portions or all of the deposit will be forfeited if damage, extra maintenance, or extraordinary cleanup occurs as a result of rental. Deposits will be refunded on the following conditions: (1) terms of your rental have been met, (2) facilities are left in good condition, or (3) cancellation procedures have been followed.

    CANCELLATION & REFUNDS
    Customers must cancel three days prior to the rental date to be eligible for a refund. If a cancellation is made fewer than three days prior to rental date, deposits will be forfeited. Refunds are processed within 30 days of request by check. No cash refunds will be issued.

    FACILITY RENTAL REQUEST FORM
    Click here to request a rental. Submittal of this request form does not guarantee availability for the facility and date(s) requested. 

LINKS

SENIOR CALENDAR
Daily activities and events for seniors: Link (PDF)
 
SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPLICATION

The Senior Advisory Committee is made up of College Station residents ages 55 or older and members serve a two-year term: Link



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