New or beginner Participants are always welcome to attend any of the following programs.
All programs are held at the Oneida County Senior Center, 100 W. Keenan St. (next to Trig’s Riverwalk Centre) unless otherwise noted. For more information about any of the activities, please contact Stephanie Schroeder, Department on Aging Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at 369-6170 or toll-free 800-379-7499.
Crafter’s Circle: NOTE TIME CHANGE Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday (Nov. 12th & 26th) at 12:30 p.m. Share your love of hand made items and crafting! We will be learning the art of papermaking. Following up on what we learned last month, we’ll be making note cards with inclusions and matching envelopes using an envelope form or mold. Please feel free to bring in projects you still want to finish up. You are welcome to just come in to socialize and work on or share your own projects. A knitting group also congregates to work on their own projects during this time. We are always looking for others to lead new projects!
Card Club: NOTE TIME CHANGE Every Friday afternoon 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Come play 500, Bridge, Pinochle or anything else we have players for. Refreshments served. Annual fee of $2 plus 50 cents per week.
Cribbage: NOTE TIME CHANGE Thursday afternoons from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Betty Hargraves will also teach beginners who want to learn.
Duplicate Bridge: Wednesday afternoons 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., new players always welcomed. For more info call Rose at 715-369-2272 or Flo at 715-362-6536.
Mahjong: (Ancient Chinese tile game) -Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. New players are encouraged, Betty will teach you!
Creative Writing Classes: Friday mornings from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Taught by Jan Lambele (retired teacher), who volunteers to instruct this popular class including short stories, poetry and other interesting English class assignments.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program: Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Seated and standing exercise class focusing on range of motion, strength and flexibility exercises led by certified instructor, Susie Wegner. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes, get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center.
Feel Younger With Yoga: Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Chair yoga poses taught by Susie Wegner. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center.
Gentle Fitness Class: Wednesday and Friday mornings 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Group exercise following award winning senior fitness DVD byCatherine (MacRae) Joppa (Rhinelander resident). Seated and standing exercises. No Cost.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi: Tuesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Warm-up and cool-down exercises, six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements, direction changes to add challenge. Taught by certified instructor, Lois Kasmarek. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes, get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center.
Wii Fitness: Older adults are welcome to use the Senior Center’s Wii console and giant flat screen TV for Wii bowling, golf, boxing, and tennis or Wii Fitness program and step platform, whenever the room is unscheduled. Call the Center before coming or check in at the front desk.
Zumba© Gold: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Dance exercise for older active adults set to international rhythms including cha cha, mambo, merengue, cumbia, belly dance, hava nagila and more. Zumba© Gold is not as intense as other Zumba© sessions but is still a good workout and includes stretching and balance elements. Led by certified Zumba© Gold instructor, Stephanie Schroeder. Exercise class punch cards are $20 for any 10 classes get the 11th free. Good for any exercise classes at the Senior Center. Check at the Center for winter start-up date.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group: Meets third Thursday (Nov. 21st), 1:00-2:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Anyone with a loved one with any kind of memory loss is welcomed to attend. Respite care available to allow caregivers to attend meeting. Please call ahead at least 2 days for this service.
Foot Care: Basic foot care provided by Shirley Ryan from Aspirus VNA Home Health, Inc. for $25 per visit. APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED.
Muscular Sclerosis (MS) Support Group: Meets Third Monday (Nov. 18th) from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30. Let by Catherine Joppa. This is a source of information and resources for persons and families dealing with M.S.
Oneida Co. Parkinson’s Support Group: Meets third Monday (Nov. 18th) from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30. Led by Norma Semling. Resource information as well as monthly speakers on topics of interest to individuals and families faced with Parkinson disease.
V.I.P. Support Group (Visually Impaired Persons): Meets third Tuesday (Nov. 19th) 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. for persons dealing with vision loss. Led by Jim Unger, Rehabilitation Specialist, Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Red Hats: Sing along with the Red Hats at 10:45 on November 14th or just enjoy their fun and energy. Sign up the day before for lunch (served at 11:30 a.m.).
Senior Center Book Club: Due to Thanksgiving on November 28th we will be meeting earlier this month on November 22 at 1:00 p.m. Selection will be “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. Call the Rhinelander District Library 715-365-1070 to reserve your copy or check the website at http://www.rhinelanderlibrary.org. Book World will give registered club members 20% off the club’s selected titles.
Veterans’ Day (USA) Remembrance Day (Canada): Join us from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. for a Veterans Day observance on November 11th. It is often cold or rainy so come in and enjoy hot chocolate and Hermit Cookies (popular in the 1940’s) and take in a short program including Darlene Cole on the piano playing popular songs from WW I and II as well as other activities. (See article this section).