Programs H - Z

Program Information

All Active 50+ programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted.

Programs

The Ink and Quill Writing Group

Enjoy writing? Regardless of your ambitions or goals you will find stimulating fellowship and writing encouragement. Learn different styles of writing and share ideas to develop plots, characters and scenes to bring stories to life.

  • 1st & 3rd Monday of each month
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Free!

I Want to Know

This activity will address different topics that may be of interest to you.  Register for one or all the presentations below and walk away with a new idea, a new thought and/or just a reminder of something you once knew and wanted to know more about.  Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.

  • Last Tuesday of each month
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Free!

September 24: – If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you! by Doel Salcdo with ClearCaptions

October 29: – "Nehrling Gardens - the Story of a Florida Heritage Landmark." By Angela Winters, President of the Historic Preservation/Horticultural Education/Environmental Conservation in Gotha.

November 26: – “Voter Education” by the Orange County Supervisors of Elections

December 31: – “AARP Smart Driver TEK—learning about safety features in new cars” by Neal Lippold (this will be a 1 ½ hour session)

Line Dancing 

It is a dance that is choreographed with sequences of steps that are repeated and a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction and performing the steps at the same time. Good exercise and great fun.

  • Tuesdays Level 1:  12:30 – 1:30 pm 
  • Tuesdays Level 2:  1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Wednesdays Level 3:  9:30 am – 12:00 pm     
  • $2 City Resident; $3 Nonresident
  • $20 City Resident; $30 Nonresident for 10 class punch card

Literary Ladies Book Club

Join friends to read the top 10 and the classics.

  • 2nd Saturday of each month
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Free!

Lunch and Learn

The Sheridan at Windermere is a premier senior living community providing Assisted Living and Memory Care to Orlando, Florida residents and beyond. Dedicated to a culture of service, this beautiful and vibrant community offers unmatched services and amenities. Join us for Lunch & Learn to get a taste of what life at The Sheridan is all about.  No transportation provided for this.  The address is 13798 Speer Island Drive, Windermere, FL 34786-7418.

  • Friday, October 18
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Free

A Matter of Balance

This eight-week Matter of Balance class is a nationally recognized program that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.  Empowering the participant to view falls as controllable, learn exercises specifically designed to help prevent falls and learning small changes one can make which will increase our confidence in the future.  Advanced registration is required as space is limited.  A complimentary snack will be provided.

  • Fridays, September 13 – November 1
  • 9:30 – 11:30 am
  • FREE!

My Critic’s Choice

Travel each month to a new restaurant for a casual lunch and critique the overall dining experience. Trip cost includes transportation only. Lunch is Dutch treat. Advanced registration required.

  • Last Friday of each month except for November 22 and December 20
  • 10:30 am
  • $8 City Resident / $10 Nonresident

Sit, Stitch ‘n Give 

Does life have you all tied up in knots?   Join us for a chance to unwind. Come chat, knit, crochet, embroider, etc., and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread fiber and create a beloved "work of heart.”  Beginners are welcomed.

  • Wednesdays
  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Free!

Travel with Us!

Our community has been around the world and back.  Each month someone from the Active 50+ group will share photos and interesting facts from their excursions.  Come and travel with us around the world!

  • 3rd Monday of the month
  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Free!

West Orange Page Turners Book Club

Bring a friend and discover current and classic authors. New members and titles are always welcome.

  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Free!

Wii Bowling League

Do you still have a passion for bowling but do not have the time, energy or strength to make it to the lanes? Teams of two are forming now for a new Wii bowling 8-week league. Teams will choose their weekly bowling time and partner at the first meeting and pay their fee for the 8-week session.     

  • Start-up meeting Friday, September 13
  • Teams bowl September 16 – November 8
  • 1:30 pm for start-up meeting   
  • $1 per person, per week (8-week session)

Zumba Gold

Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.  Zumba Gold introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

  • Mondays | 1:30 – 2:15 pm
  • Thursdays | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm      
  • $3 per class City Resident / $4 Nonresident
  • $22 City Resident / $30 Nonresident per four-week session