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Senior Citizens April activities

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc.

The Senior Citizens Council of Madison offers plenty of opportunities for people to stay active and informed. There are on-going activities that take place throughout the year, as well as special events and speakers offered periodically. The council has two centers – Madison and Greenville. The centers are open from Monday through Friday.

Both locations offer a fitness room and a computer lab that are open daily. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is a time of Word History (typically at 10:30 a.m.). Lunch is served daily at 11:45 a.m. Every Monday at 12:30 p.m., there is an “Arm and Chair Exercises Class.” On Thursdays, there is a “Parachute Exercises Class.” Every Friday, participants can enjoy a time for some bingo games, which take place at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. depending on the day’s schedule.

Special events for the month of April include some guest speakers and special activities in celebration of Easter. Friday, April 10, will feature a guest speaker, Wayne Warner, with Big Bend Vision on Wednesday, April 12, there will be a showing of the Passion of Christ movie at 9 a.m.; snacks will be served. For those seniors who enjoy coloring, join others for a time devoted to this activity at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 13. On Friday, April 14, at 9 a.m., there will be an egg hunt and popcorn.  On Monday, April 17, people can participate in a game of charades. “Material Aid” will be presented on Wednesday, April 19.

Wayne Warner, with Big Bend Vision will return on Friday, April 21. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a discussion about the booth the center will have during Down Home Days and transportation to the festivities.

On Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. “Current Events across the World” will be discussed.

The last special event for the month of April is a checkers tournament on Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

For additional information about any of these events, contact the Madison Senior Citizens Center at (850) 973–4241. The Madison Center is located at 1161 SW Harvey Greene Dr.

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