The Madison County Senior Center is chock full of new senior classes and presentations for fall 2011. Tours of the facility are now available at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive, just off State Road 14 South. Call (850) 973-4241 for more information.
Tues., Sept. 6: Gout and Its Prevention at 11 a.m. with LPN Reggie Hayes of Amedisys Home Health Care.
Wed., Sept. 7: Glass Jewelry Show at 10:30 a.m. with Diane Kilpatrick.
Fri., Sept. 9: Free Tai Chi classes have begun for 12 weeks every Friday at 10 a.m. with facilitator Pam O’Toole. The class helps seniors improve their balance and track improvements in overall health.
Sat., Sept. 10: Out of town shopping trip. Get details at the Senior Center.
Wed., Sept. 14: The Elder Summit takes place from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to discuss “Consumer Protection: Economic and Consumer Fraud.” Janine Harris, Community Relations Manager of Communities for a Lifetime, will welcome guests, followed by a panel discussion with Madison County banking professionals in partnership with the Madison Senior Center. Thelma Crump of the Public Service Commission will give a presentation, and Allison Bryant of the Department of Elder Affairs will make an announcement to seniors.
Wed., Sept. 14: Podiatrist Dr. Vincent Crump of Jacksonville will take appointments starting at 8 a.m., billed to Medicaid and selected private insurance, such as AARP SecureHorizons. Dr. Crump advises patients 60 and over on care for feet and ankles. He clips hard-to-reach toenails for seniors as well.
Wed., Sept. 15: Health and Nutrition for seniors begins at 10 a.m. with Teresa Williams of the Madison County Extension Office Family Nutrition Program. Get ready to wiggle your toes and learn everything you ever wanted to know about potatoes!
Thurs., Sept. 22 or Sept. 28: Flu Shot Clinic with a CVS pharmacist. Call the Madison Senior Center for details at 973-4241.Fri., Sept. 23: Lee Community Health Expo takes place at Lee City Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn about programs and services available from the Madison Senior Center. Presenters will talk about important information for seniors, such as the Florida Department of Elder Affairs services, SHINE program to discuss health insurance options for senior citizens, and many others. Refreshments will be served.
Wed., Sept. 28: Vision Screening begins at 10:30 a.m. with Ken Methvin from Southeast Eye Specialists.