We are excited to announce that we will soon begin offering limited activities. Starting on June 15, our Fitness Center will be available for use. It will be open Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm. We will allow 2 people in at a time. Please call ahead to reserve a time slot. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our senior population. Please do not come to the Center if you have a fever or are exhibiting other symptoms of the virus. We will take your temperature before you enter the Senior Center. Masks are recommended. We also have gloves and hand sanitizer available for your use. We will disinfect the Fitness Center equipment between visitors.
Unfortunately, we have cancelled the trip to see Hamilton at the Fox Theatre. It was originally scheduled for April 23, 2020. At first, the Fox postponed it until August 27, 2020. Now, they have rescheduled it for September 16, 2021. Since that is so far away, we decided it would be best to cancel the trip. Those of you who already paid for the trip will receive a refund as soon as we receive our reimbursement from the Fox.
We hope to be able to offer more activities beginning July 6 and I will make another announcement closer to that time. Thank you for your continued patience and support.
Please call or email if you have any questions.
The Stephens County Senior Center is a place where older adults in our community can come together for services and activities that reflect their experience and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement within the center and the community.
Anyone 55 and older is eligible to attend the Senior Center, and to take advantage of the beautiful facility. There is no fee to join, all you need to do is come and join in the fun and fellowship!
Mission Statement: The Stephens County Senior Center strives to enhance the lives of Senior Citizens in Stephens County through wellness, support, nutrition, education, independence, activities, and fun.
Health and Wellness Programs: Seniorcise, low impact aerobic classes, an exercise room, weekly blood pressure checks, health fairs, and programs by doctors and various health care professionals.
Support: Transportation to Senior Center activities for those unable to drive, Legal Aid, assistance with Advance Directives and Wills, referrals to available community resources to meet you individual needs, Cancer Support Group, Mental Health suppot group, participate in the National Memory Screening, also participate in the National Commemorative Candle Lighting for Alzheimer's disease.
Nutrition: Each Tuesday lunch is served at the nominal cost of $3.00, nutrition education programs are provided to help manage diet restrictions / or changing needs to eat properly and to stay healthy.
Education: Programs based on Safety, Identity Theft, Monthly AARP Meetings, AARP Defensive Driving Course, Computer Classes, Support Services available to Senior Citizens, Insurance, Medicare/Medicaid.
Independence: Meals on Wheels are delivered to home bound Senior Citizens to help them stay in the home as long as possible.
Activities: Bingo, Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune, Auctions, Movies, Quilting Club, Crochet Classes, Pinochle, Bridge, Senior Dances, Cake Walks, Crafts and much more!Fun: Holiday Celebrations, Shows and Skits, Day and Overnight trips, Celebrate Monthly Birthdays, Senior Bazaars, Games, Craft Fairs and more.
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IMPORTANT DATES IN JULY:
July 3 (Friday): Center is closed--HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!
July 23 (Thursday): LifeLine Screenings (By Appointment Only)
August 20 (Thursday): Trip to Harrah's Cherokee Casino ($10)
August 27 (Thursday): String Art with Patti ($5)
September 7 (Monday): Center is closed--HAPPY LABOR DAY!!
September 11 & 12 (Fri. & Sat.): YARD SALE
September 17 (Thursday): Trip to Hamrick's & Golden Corral, Anderson, SC ($3)
**Reservations must be made in advance. All programs, trips, and activities are subject to change.
**Transportation for most activities is available for $2 per round trip. Please call the center to arrange for pickup.
**All trips must be paid for at least one week prior to the trip. Sign-ups for trips is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
**Cost for SENIORCISE: $2 per class or $5 per week
**Cost for GENTLE YOGA: $3 per class
PLEASE CALL THE SENIOR CENTER AT 706-886-4740 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU!