Senior Adult Programs and Activities

Jean Patterson

It’s autumn is Oklahoma, and the weather is as weird as usual. The kind of weather roller coaster we’ve been experiencing can be hard on us seniors, so take extra good care of yourselves! Take that jacket with you, just in case. Drink extra fruit juice or take capsules to amp up your Vitamin C, eat more fruits and veggies, to help boost your immune system. And please wash your hands frequently!

Our Center has had a great-looking face lift, in the form of new exterior paint, and a new sign out front. We’re seeing some great-looking new signage inside our building, we have fresh paint on the walls of nearly all the rooms, and more new lighting ready to be installed.

“According to research, joining a regular yoga class can boost positivity and help prevent seasonal depression.” In response to this piece of information and multiple requests, we have started chair yoga classes, and invite you to join us. We meet Tuesdays at 1:00 in the Timmy & Cindy Room, and Thursdays at 9:00 in the Rams Room.

We have two new classes during evening hours! One is Beginning Guitar and Open Jam sessions. These are some of the same music makers that meet on Tuesdays, and some additional musicians too. This event is open to anyone who wants to share their music and listen to others’ music, and to anyone wanting to learn to play guitar. 6:00—8:00 pm on Thursdays.

On the fourth Tuesday monthly we are now the host site for an Alzheimer’s caregivers meeting. Join volunteer Connie Garrett from 6:00-8:00 pm. Respite care is offered at a nearby location.

On Feb. 15, the Owasso Community Center is participating in a Caregivers Symposium. This is a free event, with respite care , breakfast and lunch provided, speakers, break-out seminars on legal and medical assistance. If you have a loved one needing home care, plan to join us. Register at Oxfordatowasso.com

Don’t forget our Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 7, 8:00-3:00! It’ll be fabulous!

May you have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

    Jean Patterson, Sr. Adult Program Coordinator