FEBRUARY DAY TRIPPERS: Enjoy complimentary transportation from the Aging Well Center to the destination provided by Senior Citizen Services, Inc.. Spaces are limited. When registering please notify front desk of any reasonable accommodations. Refund policy applies to all trips. Patrons will have a choice of registering for either Trip A or Trip B on the first Friday of every month as space allows. If there are seats remaining then patrons may register for an additional trip at the designated time.
- TRIP B – Jolly Trolley Wed., Feb 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful adventure aboard Clearwater’s Jolly Trolley starting at the Long Center, traveling through Safety Harbor to Tarpon Springs and back down Clearwater Beach. Lunch will be at the Beachcomber at your own expense.
COMEBACK CUPID: Tue., Feb. 6 – Feb. 27, 2 to 4 p.m. Learn on-line dating fundamentals and practice your skills. Explore how to create your profile, dating etiquette, as well as privacy and personal security tips. Class size limited. Pre-registration required. Free.
HOMEFIT: Wed., Feb. 28, 2 to 3 p.m. As we get older, most people want to remain living in their homes for as long as they can. But will their homes safely age along with them? The AARP HomeFit Workshop, part of AARP Livable Communities programming, teaches people how to make modifications to their homes, thereby allowing them to safely “age in place.” Free.
David Lawrence's photographic images will be on display in the Aging Well Center through March 2018. David focuses on images that help bring a sense of tranquility and calm for people in high stress environments (nature scenes like gardens, beaches, woodlands, lakes, skyscapes and mountainscapes). “Through my photography I hope to inspire people to become more diligent in making balanced choices concerning our natural environment and historical landmarks. Our world is very precious. We must constantly educate ourselves on better and more productive ways to utilize the earth's limited resources while still preserving its wilderness and natural beauty. My hope is that future generations will be able to find places to see and experience the Creator's handiwork” – David Lawrence
ORGANIC VS. TRADITIONAL FOODS: DOES IT REALLY MATTER? - Thu., Mar.1, 2 to 3 p.m. Alex Coe, MA, will discuss the science of organic produce and genetically modified foods. Free. Pre-registration preferred.
UNCONQUERED FLORIDA SEMINOLES: Tue., Mar. 6, 3 to 4 p.m. The Seminoles migrated into Florida in the early 1700s, where they prospered for more than a century. By the mid-1800s, the U.S. had waged three costly wars against them, forcing the Seminoles into exile. A small number refused to leave, hiding in the Everglades. Learn how they survived and succeeded in the world today. Pre-registration preferred. Free.
HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: Tue., Mar. 13, 11 a.m. to noon. Sandy Mermelstein, Florida Holocaust Museum senior educator is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and will present about her parents and other survivors’ experiences. Free.
MARCH DAY TRIPPERS: Enjoy complimentary transportation from the Aging Well Center to the destination provided by Senior Citizen Services, Inc. Spaces are limited. When registering please notify front desk of any reasonable accommodations. Refund policy applies to all trips. Patrons will have a choice of registering for either Trip A or Trip B on the first Friday of every month for the following month, as space allows. If there are seats remaining then patrons may register for an additional trip at the designated time. Registration began Fri., Feb. 2 at 9 a.m.
TRIP A – Francis Wilson Playhouse “Carousel” - Sat., Mar. 3, 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine: a timeless story, dazzling lights, rollicking songs and a bad boy to melt your heart – don’t miss this fabulous production of the 1945 Broadway classic. Fee $24. Lunch at O’Keefe’s at your own expense.
TRIP B – Dolphin Watching Cruise - Wed., Mar. 14, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a tour of upper Boca Ciega Bay while learning about and enjoying all of Florida’s wildlife. Tour Fee $19. Lunch will be at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at your own expense.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOCIAL: Thu., Mar. 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a special performance by the Tampa Bay Highland Dancers, games, refreshments and an opportunity to make new friends. Pre-registration requested. Free.
KNIT AND STITCH CIRCLE: Wed., 10 a.m. to noon. Join Maggie Vricos and the Stitch Niche Group with your stitchery projects and socialize with other like-minded crafters. Free.
FREE MOSAIC LIGHT SWITCH: Thu., Mar. 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Michael Marshall will show you how to design and create mosaic light switch for your home or to give as a gift. Free.
THE JOY OF COLORING: Thu., Mar. 8, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Elevate your mood and reduce your stress. Adults around the country are enjoying this relaxing pastime. Bring your own supplies. Free.
STAINED GLASS SUN-CATCHER: Tue., Mar. 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Michael Marshall will show you how to create a stained glass sun-catcher, approximately 3”X4”, to hang in your window or to give as a gift. $10 (cash) materials fee paid directly to the instructor. Free. To reserve a spot please bring $10 (cash) on Mon., Mar. 12 from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
FREE INSTRUCTION FLOWER BOUQUET EARRINGS AND PENDANT: Mon., Mar. 26, 2 to 4 p.m. Join Kathy Maddy and make a lovely pair of mini-bouquet earrings and matching pendant using colorful, floral beads. $14 (cash) materials fee paid to instructor.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAY –BayCare Programs Please pre-register for these free BayCare programs at 253-4076 or www.BayCareEvents.org
Living Well: Living with COPD – Wed., Mar. 21, noon to 1 p.m. with Philip Ovadia, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Learn about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, its causes and the latest treatment options.
Evidence-Based Wellness Programs
The Aging Well Center is honored to host seven Evidence-Based programs that offer proven ways through defined research to promote wellness and manage or reduce health concerns and/or falls. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your wellness practice. Free.
ACTIVE LIVING EVERY DAY: An evidence-based, Cooper Institute program guides individuals to overcome barriers to physical activity. Participants choose their own activities and create their own exercise plans based on their lifestyle and personal preferences. One-hour class meets once a week for 12 weeks.
A MATTER OF BALANCE: An evidence-based, Boston University program to manage falls and increase activity levels. Program consists of eight – 2 hour sessions to include lecture from certified instructors, group discussion and exercises.
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: An evidence-based, Stanford University program providing tools to manage your health concerns, increase your activity and enjoy life more. Program consists of six – 2 ½ hour sessions to include lecture from certified instructors and group discussion.
CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: An evidence-based, Stanford University program that includes ways to deal with fatigue and poor sleep; exercise; medication use; communicating with family, friends, and health professionals; nutrition and more. Program consists of six – 2 ½ hour sessions to include lecture from certified instructors and group discussion.
DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: An evidence-based, Stanford University program that includes healthy eating; managing blood glucose; dealing with fatigue; appropriate exercise; medication use; communication techniques; goal-setting, and problem solving. Program consists of six 2 ½ hour sessions to include lecture from certified instructors and group discussion.
ENHANCE®FITNESS: In partnership with the YMCA of the Suncoast, we offer this evidence-based group exercise program that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active. Each session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises. Provided by Pinellas County Social Action Funding.
One hour class held 3 times weekly for 16 weeks. Participants must be age 55 or older.
ENHANCE®FITNESS (Level I) – No prerequisites; chair used for support when necessary.
ENHANCE®FITNESS (Level II) – Prerequisites: Participants must have successfully completed Enhanced Fitness – Level I recently; receive instructor approval and must be able to exercise for 30 minutes without a chair.
TAI CHI: Moving for Better Balance –An evidence-based program consisting of eight single forms in the program derived from the traditional, 24-Form Yang Style Tai Chi but tailored to adults who have concerns about falling and wish to improve balance and mobility. One hour class held twice weekly for 12 weeks.
David Yee shares information on these ancient arts and demonstrates techniques that may relieve tension, promote vitality, and improve well-being. Free.
Meditation and Relaxation – Fri., Mar. 2 & 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Explore the traditional Chinese methods for becoming more peaceful, focused and aware.
Pressure Points to Health – Fri., Mar. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about the various pressure points that may bring relief.
REIKI SHARE: Mon., Mar. 5, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Reiki Master Joye Swisher facilitates this session sharing the simple technique that allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy," improve health and enhance quality of life. Free.
Free for SilverSneakers members. Non SilverSneakers fees; $4(W)/$5(W/O)
Cardio Fit – Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., 9 to 9:45 a.m. Increase cardiovascular strength, muscular endurance. No Class Mar. 24, 26, 28, 30 & 31.
Splash –Tues., Thu., 9 to 9:45 a.m. Improve flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Olympic Pool shallow end. No class Mar. 27 & 29.
Yoga – Tue., Thu., 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Sat., 10 to 10:45 a.m. Increase range of movement, strength and balance. Chair based exercises, yoga mat not required. No class Mar. 24, 27, 29 & 31.
BOOM – Mon., Wed., 6 to 6:45 p.m. A 45-minute class divided into two segments that combines the cardiovascular benefits of dance with the benefits of weight training in a fun, easy-to-follow, high-impact class format. No Class Mar. 26 & 28.
Boom Move It – A heart-healthy cardio workout in the form of a non-stop dance party.
Boom Muscle – An action-based, functional and strength-conditioning class that provides a dynamic workout.
TAI CHI FOR HEALTH: Tue., Thu., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Class continues with the Modified Yang 8 TCMBB Forms for participants who participated in the Tai Ji Quan: Moving for a Better Balance Class. Explore the “Tai Chi for Arthritis” Sun Style 12 forms. $4(W)/$5(W/O). Three months of Tai Chi classroom experience is required. No class 3/27 & 3/29.
ZUMBA: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 to 11 a.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to noon, Mon. & Wed., 7 to 8 p.m. Cardio dance exercise class. $6(W)/$7(W/O). No Class Mar. 24, 26, 28, 30 & 31.
STRONG by ZUMBA: Tue., Thu., 6 to 7 p.m. Music-lead, high intensity interval training workout. For those that would like a more challenging workout. $6(W)/$7(W/O). No Class Mar. 27 & 29.
Consult your doctor before making any changes to your wellness practice.
Any devices brought for technology classes should be fully charged in advance
LAUGHTER FOR HEALTH: Mon., Feb. 12, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Did you know that laughing may improve your health, reduce pain, loneliness and stress? Come laugh with Sparkie Lovejoy. Free.
MINDFUL WALKING SESSION 3: Mon., Jan. 8 thru Mon., Feb. 26, 10 to 11 a.m. Michael Marshall guides the group in this unique 6 week experience in hopes of reducing your stress and enjoying nature. Space limited. Free. No Class Jan. 15 & Feb. 19.
MAGIC WITHIN: Mon., Feb. 26, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Joye Swisher will explore ways to laugh and look at your sense of humor to survive some of life’s most stressful events. Join us to as we connect to The Magic Within & learn strategies for responding, adapting, and managing a variety of creative techniques. We will be looking at ways to turn negative situations into new opportunities! Free.
MINDFUL WALKING: Mon., Mar. 5 through Mon., Apr. 9, 10 to 11 a.m. Michael Marshall guides the group in this unique six-week experience in hopes of reducing your stress and enjoying nature. Space limited. Free.
LAUGHTER FOR HEALTH: Mon., Mar. 12, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Did you know that laughing may improve your health, reduce pain, loneliness and stress? Come laugh with Sparkie Lovejoy. Free.
HEALTHY AGING VIDEO SERIES: Thu., Mar. 8, 2 to 3 p.m. “The Science of Cells that Never Gets Old,” by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn. Discussion afterward led by Sheryl Crutchfield Graham. Free.
WINDOWS 10 SHORTCUTS: Tue., Mar. 6, 10:30 to noon. Marvin Maziarz will show you shortcuts that you would usually do using a mouse. Especially handy for those with a touchpad on their laptop. Pre-registration requested. Space limited. Free.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND WELL-BEING: Thu., Mar. 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Michael Marshall presents information on the variety of soothing and relaxing essences that can invigorate or calm the body and spirit. Free.
FACEBOOK FOR BEGINNERS: Thu., Mar. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. For those without an account, create your Facebook account, add profile data and begin to explore security. Bring your mobile device and passwords. Free.
TECHNOLOGY CHAT: Informal question and answer sessions. Ask about navigation, features, apps, social networks, customizing, email and more. Bring your device and passwords. Free.
- Android Smart Phone and Tablet Chat: Mon., Feb. 12, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Mar. 5, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your phone or tablet, your passwords and questions.
- Apple iPhone and iPad Chat: Mon., Feb. 26, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mon., Mar. 19, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring your iPhone or iPad, your passwords and questions.
- Windows 10 Chat: Mon., Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tue., Mar. 20, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your Laptop with Windows 10 installed, your passwords and questions.
STRETCH AND PLAY: Enjoy low-impact stretching before playing games. Beginners welcome. Free.
- Mah-Jong: Tue., 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy this game of strategy, calculation and chance. Limited sets available. Bring your current Mah-Jong card.
- Euchre: Thu., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tue., Feb. 6 & 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Easy to learn, tough to master card game.
- Hearts Card Game: Tue., Mar. 6 & 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy this easy to play, strategic game.
- Rummikub Game: Thu., Feb. 1 & 15, Thu., Mar. 1 & 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Play this fun and easy to play tile game.
- Hand and Foot Card Game: Tue., Jan. 9 & 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tue., Feb. 13 & 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy this variation of Canasta.
- Mexican Train Dominoes: Wed., Feb. 14 & 28, Wed., Mar. 14 & 28,1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dominoes game using chains or ‘trains’ from a central hub.
SOCRATES CAFÉ: Thu., Feb. 8, Thu., Mar. 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Exchange philosophies in this moderated discussion group. Free.
TEAM TRIVIA CHALLENGE: Wed., Feb. 21, Wed., Mar. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Exercise your brain through fun challenges about facts, dates and culture with George and Melanie Martin. Free.
Fri., Feb. 23, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monthly program with an informal guided discussion of select books. The February selection is “Defending Jacob” by William Landay. Please call to confirm book selection and read prior to the session. Free.
Fri., Mar. 23, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monthly program with an informal guided discussion of select books. The March selection is “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Please call to confirm book selection and read prior to the session. Free.
INSURANCE COUNSELING: Tue., Feb. 6 & 20. Tue., Mar. 6 & 20. Shine volunteers offer unbiased insurance counseling on Medicare/Medicaid, prescriptions and long-term care insurance. Pre-registration required. Call for appointment. Free.
AMPLIFIED PHONES: Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Provided by the Family Center on Deafness. Free. Call (727)399-9983.
LEGAL COUNSELING: Gulfcoast Legal Services’ Elder Law Project – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, free legal advice and representation on civil legal problems for Pinellas residents who are age 60 or older. Partially funded by Title III of the Older Americans Act. Call for appointment (727) 821-0726.
EMOTIONAL HEALTH COUNSELING: Mondays, by appointment. Need support during a difficult time? A licensed mental health counselor funded by the Older Americans Act is available to meet clients individually. Program currently has a waitlist. Eligibility requirements apply. Call for appointment (727) 479-1848 Free.
Fee Legend: (W) =With Recreation Card; (W/O) =Without Recreation Card
PRE-REGISTRATION and PAYMENT POLICY
With the exception of exercise classes, preregistration and payment for fee-based programs is required within three business days of first class. Preregistration is encouraged for free programs as well