NEWS CONCERNING YOUR SENIOR POST
Due to funding reductions the Senior Post will no longer be distributed by mail. However, we plan to keep the Senior Post circulating by distributing future copies of it at the Senior Center located at 21 Moss Street, the Blue Ridge Regional Library located at 310 E. Church St. and Southern Area Agency on Aging located at 204 Cleveland Ave. We will also distribute copies on our senior vans for our transportation clients.
If you are a shut-in and have been on the Senior Post mailing list and still want to receive a copy, please call us at the Senior Center and we will do our best to make sure you receive future copies.
The Senior Post will continue to be a quarterly publication. We regret that we are no longer able to distribute the Senior Post by mail, but our budget will no longer allow us to do so.
Please remember we have other news media who allow us to announce our special events free of charge. They are listed below:
Martinsville Bulletin (Calendar & Stroller)
WHEE-AM 1370 (Pre-recorded update on Saturday mornings at 7:45a.m. by Betsy Pace)
MGTV – Channel 22
City of Martinsville
City of Martinsville Recreation Dept.
City of Martinsville – http://www.martinsville-va.gov/Senior-Activities.html
If you have any questions concerning the Senior Post feel free to call the Senior Center at 403-5260.
Weekly Recreational Activities
Wednesday - Bible Study - 10a.m. at Senior Center - Nutrition Site -11:00a.m. - Seniors are provided a hot lunch at Senior Center. Rook Games - 11:30a.m. at Senior Center
Thursday - Bible Study -9:00a.m. at Senior Center -Bingo -Held the 1st & 3rd Thursday each month -12:30p.m.-2:30p.m. at Senior Center
Friday - Bowling at Sportlanes 9a.m. - Nutrition Site 11:00a.m. - Seniors are provided a hot lunch at Senior Center (1st & 3rd Fridays only)
Drop-In Blood Pressure Check
The Senior Center will offer free blood pressure screenings the third Wednesday of each month at the Senior Center from 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Call the Senior Center at 403-5260 for more details.
Bible Study Groups
Please join us on Wednesday mornings at 10a.m. for Bible Study with Pastor Zeke Zanatos. The Thursday Morning Bible Study group will continue to meet at 9a.m. each Thursday morning. Both groups meet at the Senior Center located at 21 Moss St.
Breakfast & Supper Club
The Breakfast Club meets the first Monday of each month at 9a.m. Come join us for food, fun & fellowship. The Supper Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30p.m. Seniors participating in either the Breakfast/Supper Club are responsible for the cost of their meal. Please see restaurant locations below.
Monday, March 6, 2017 – Skip’s – 900 Starling Ave., Martinsville, VA
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Southern Nosh – 124 E. Main St., Martinsville, VA
Meet, greet & eat with other fabulous individuals every quarter. The Senior Center Lunch Club will be held at the Dutch Inn on Friday, January, 27, 2017. We will begin ordering lunch at 12noon. Lunch is Dutch treat. Pre-registration is required by calling 403-5260.
Open Fall Bowling at Sportlanes
Start your weekend off right by joining us at Sportlanes Bowling Alley each Friday morning at 9a.m. Cost to bowl is $5 for three games which includes cost of bowling ball & shoes. You do not have to be an expert bowler. This is a time for bowlers of all skill levels to participate. Call 403-5260 to sign up.
Oil Painting Classes
The Senior Center will sponsor Oil Painting classes on Monday evenings & Tuesday mornings beginning January 9th and January 10th. Cost for the class is $30.00 which does not include supplies. A list of supplies will be mailed to you upon registration or participants can pay a $15.00 supply fee. The instructor is Joyce Wray. Pre-registration is required by Friday, January 6th at 12 noon.
“Tom Turkey” Golf Tournament
Martinsville Senior Center in conjunction with Forest Park Country Club sponsored a fall “Tom Turkey” Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Forest Park Country Club. Congratulations to the winners:
1st place team – Nick Kraska, John Preston, Joe Sherwood
2nd place team – Fran Hensley, Donna Floyd, Pat Stone, Odessie Gill
A special thanks to the staff of Forest Park Country Club for coordinating the tournament.
A special thanks to Wright Funeral Services for making a monetary donation towards the cost of refreshments for the tournament.
AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE
Martinsville Senior Center in conjunction with the AARP Smart Driver Course will sponsor an eight hour classroom refresher course in driver safety. The class will be taught on Thursday, April 13 & Friday, April 14 from 10a.m.-2p.m. each day at the Senior Center. It is specifically designed for drivers 50 years of age & older. There is an auto insurance discount for participating in this course; however you will need to consult with your individual agent or company regarding the discount. Register early by calling 403-5260 as space is limited. Fee for AARP members is $15.00 and $20.00 for non-members. Please bring a bag lunch.
The Blue Ridge Regional Library will sponsor a beginning Computer Class for seniors, beginning Thursday, March 2nd running through Thursday, April 27th . You may register by calling the library at 403-5430. Randy Glover is the instructor. Space is limited so hurry and register.
The Martinsville Senior Center will be closed for the following holidays:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - President's Day
There will be no scheduled activities at the Senior Center and transportation will not be available on this day.
Thanks to WHEE/WMVA Radio Station's
Please listen to WHEE Radio on Saturday mornings around 7:45a.m. to hear an update of our programs for the coming week. The same program is aired on WMVA at 7:15a.m. on Saturdays. A special thanks to WHEE/WMVA for allowing the Senior Center to give the informational program.
SENIOR CENTER HOURS
- Monday - 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
- Tuesday - 8:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.
- Wednesday - 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.
- Thursday - 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
- Friday - 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.