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: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (February 11 and 25) at 12:30 p.m. This month the craft group will be making some heart shaped non-skid pads to give to the seniors for Valentines Day which can also be used to grip jar lids. Those interested are welcome to just come in to socialize and work on or share their own projects. A knitting group also congregates to work on their own projects during this time.
Watercolor Painters: Meets every second and fourth Tuesday (February 11 and 25) at 9 a.m. to noon. Self-directed painting group. No oils or acrylics.
Card Club: Every Friday afternoon 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Come play 500, Bridge, Pinochle or anything else there are players for. Refreshments served. Annual fee of $2 plus $.50 per week.
Cribbage: Thursday afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Betty Hargraves will also teach beginners who want to learn.
Duplicate Bridge: Wednesday afternoons 12:30 to 4 p.m., new players always welcomed. For more information, call Rose at 715-369-2272 or Flo at 715-362-6536.
Mahjong: (Ancient Chinese tile game) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. New players are encouraged, Betty will teach beginners.
Creative Writing Classes: Friday mornings from 10 to 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 to 9:15 a.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays 12:45 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to 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.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group: Meets third Thursday (Feb. 20), 1 to 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. Call ahead at least two days for this service.
Blood Pressure Checks: Every second Wednesday at 10:50 a.m. (Feb. 12) by the Rhinelander Fire Department paramedics.
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 (Feb. 17) from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Led 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 (Feb. 17) from 1 until 2:30 p.m. 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 (cancelled for February only)
National Weatherperson’s Day, (Feb. 5): Matt Benz, Chief Meterologist of WJFW’s Weather Watch 12 will be at the Center Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the Spruce room to answer all questions about the constantly changing weather. Everyone welcome.
Senior Center Book Club: Meets the last Friday of the month (Feb. 28) at 1 p.m. Selection will be “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka. Call the Rhinelander District Library 715-365-1070 to reserve a copy or check their website at www.rhinelanderlibrary.org. Book World will give registered club members 20 percent off the club’s selected titles. Using a Nook or Kindle Part II: Todd Mountjoy from Nicolet College Library Services will be back Tuesday, Feb. 25 for part two of Using a Nook or Kindle. He will have several for use but those participating can bring their own if they wish.
Valentine’ Day Bingo: Join us Friday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. for bingo “with a heart”. Prizes and large, easy to see cards available. The tokens will be edible.
Wii Senior Balance: Celebrate the Olympic tradition by getting in shape. On Feb. 6, we’ll be starting a challenging and fun Wii Fit program that will focus on improving your balance. Call Steph at the Center at 715-369-6170 to schedule a session or for more info.