Programs H - Z
*Due to COVID19 all active 50+ program dates are tentative at this time.
All Active 50+ programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted.
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. (24 available enrollments)
- Last Tuesday of each month
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm
September 28: – “Down Sizing, Estate Sale—letting go of things we no longer need” by Renee Riggs, Owner of LET IT GO LIFESTYLE
October 26: – “What It is Like to Work in an Independent Bookstore.” by Lauren Zimmerman, owner, Writer’s Block Bookstore
November 30: – Lisa Lewis from Betty J’s Florist will demonstrate “Flower Arranging
December 28: – "Home Care vs Home Health-Who pays for what, when and how" by Rebecca Lanterman, Owner, Winter Garden Senior Home Care
January 25: – TBA
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. Registration required.
- 1st and 3rd Monday of each month
- May 3 and Aug 2 /Jessie Brock Community Center
- June 7 and July 19/Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Street
- 2:00 am – 4:00 pm
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. The first 30 minutes of each class is dedicated to beginners and learning the basic steps of the program.
- 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- $5 City Resident; $7 Nonresident
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
Living Healthy with Diabetes or other Chronic Conditions
This six-week workshop teaches the skills need in the day-to-day management of chronic health conditions to maintain and/or increase life’s activities. Family members, friends and caregivers can also participate. Advanced registration is required as space is limited. (16 available enrollments)
- Thursday/October 14 – November 18
- 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Lunch and Learn
Come and meet retired Ringling Brother’s Clown, Banks Helfrich! He is also a filmmaker, storyteller, Lake- Soil and Water conservationist in Lake County, self-proclaimed cloud harvester and compulsive flosser. He also finds time to maintain his own, multi-acre farm and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman over 7 times as “Jiggleman. Needless to say, he is a very interesting person, with a lot of stories to share. Registration is required to attend this activity. The fee includes a lite lunch.
- October 22
- 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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. (10 available enrollments)
- Tuesday and Thursday/September 14 – October 7
- 1:30 – 3:30 am
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. (28 available transportation enrollments, 7 self-transportation)
- Last Friday of each month except for November 19 and December 17
- 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". Registration required.
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
West Orange Page Turners Book Club
Bring a friend and discover current and classic authors. New members and titles are always welcome. Registration required.
- 2nd Monday of each month.
- 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
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 10-week league. Teams bowl September 13 - November 18. Registration required.
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.
- Thursdays, 11:30 am
- May/ Jessie Brock Community Center
- June & July/ Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Street
- $3 per class City Resident / $4 Nonresident