TYVOLA SENIOR CENTER 

 

October Classes

North Carolina Center of Excellence
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 522-6222


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October 2014

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FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12 pm. An engaging DVD series of lectures, from National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, Joel Sartore will instruct you on the Fundamentals of Photography.  Lectures include making great pictures, camera equipment, lenses and focal length, shutter speeds, aperture and depth of field, and light 1.  Learn how to capture photographic stories and essays while moving beyond a still image to a photographic narrative. New participants are always welcome!

FREE! Tyvola Treasures Crafts Wednesday, October 1st and 15th, 2014 from 1–2:30 pm – This free class helps benefit the Tyvola Senior Center by making a craft and allowing it to be sold at the senior center or craft shows. Help us raise money to keep our current programs alive! Please pre-register at 704-522-6222.

FREE! Man Cave Breakfast – Thursday, October 2, 2014. MEN ONLY - Join us for light refreshments and fellowship on the second Tuesday of every month. A speaker is present as well to educate and inform participants of various topics. Spots are limited, sign up at the reception desk.

NEW! FREE! Arthritis FoundationTai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 2 – November 4, 2014. 1-2pm.
The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.  Join certified instructor Virginia A, to experiencing this ancient practice that is proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. Space is limited! Call to register today!

FREE! That’s Entertainment
Friday, October 3, 10:30am – 11:30am (Karaoke RX: It’s Good Medicine)
Friday, October 17, 10:30am – 11:30am (Memory Lane Café)
Thursday, October 30, 10:45am – 11:15am, (George Kaye)
Friday, October 31, 10:00am – 11:15am (Halloween Bash)

FREE! Brain Games: Mondays, October 6, 13, 20 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

NEW! FREE! Guarding your Assets in a Scary World. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 am. Brought to you by John Maron, Director of Investor Education Program from the NC Department of the Secretary of State. Recognizing the warning signs of possible investment scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. Want to learn how to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud? Join us and learn how to recognize and avoid possible scams. Learn the difference between a stock broker, investment adviser, and financial planner as well as how to spot red flags of potential fraud. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Adopt a Shelter Dog- Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28th, 10:00am–11:15am -  Spend October celebrating many charms of shelter dogs. Join us to learn about a wonderful life companion.

NEW! FREE! Living Healthy with Chronic Diseases. Wednesdays, October 8 – November 12, 2014. 1:00 -3:30pm. This life changing class will help you problem solve your concerns with chronic diseases. Learn coping mechanisms and gain peer support. This is a free 6 week class. Register at front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Fruits & Veggies Matter - Pears! – Thursday, October 9, 2014 @9:45 am 10:15 am – Summer’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of summer.

NEW! FREE! Managing Your Blood Pressure. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10am.  RX Care Pharmacy brings you a presentation about managing your blood pressure. They are providing consultation with a licensed pharmacist, and free blood pressure checks as well. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Breakfast Beauties – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:45 am. LADIES ONLY- Join us for light refreshments and fellowship on the second Tuesday of every month. A speaker is present as well to educate and inform participants of various topics. Spots are limited, sign up at the reception desk.

FREE! Support Group!  Deafolinas – Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00-12:00 pm.
This support group for the hearing impaired is led by Peggy Brooks. Call the Center for more information.

FREE! Support Group! Visually Impaired Persons Support Group Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 1-3 pm. This is a support group for the visually impaired and is led by Jane Genten, a Social Worker for the Blind.

FREE! Book Club – Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:00am – If you are an avid reader and enjoy various literary genres this club is for you!  This book club is tailored to your interests and covers all the latest authors.  Call to register!

FREE! Crafty Corner – Thursday, October 16, 23rd, 9:45 am – 10:15 am – Let us enhance your natural ability. Take home a piece worthy of using or exhibiting in your home or something yummy to eat.

FREE! Memory Lane Café – Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:30am
Join us for the wonderful acoustic guitar and vocals of David Hoag, playing all your favorite standards!

 FREE! Tech Talk Tidbits - Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:00 am – Topic: Social Media
Computer Help with the Guys will teach mini computer classes regarding various tech topics to assist you in becoming technologically savvy. Call to register!

NEW! FREE! Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Mondays October 20-November 24, 9:30-11:00am. During this six week class, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. SPACE IS LIMITED. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

** Respite Care Available! Pre-Registration necessary: call Beverly Byrnes at The Ivey Adult Care Center (704) 909-2070. 9:00am – 11:30am, Cost $10 per day, including lunch.

NEW! FREE! North Carolina New Voting Laws. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10-11am. Learn about the new laws regarding voting and changes for the 2016 election with the emphasis on the New Voter ID requirements. You may also register if your registration has expired. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Cooking School Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:30 pm.
Learn fun and tasty recipes from a Chef from Sunrise Senior Living! Preregister to hold your spot! Space is limited! Call 704-522-6222.

NEW! FREE! Health Corner presented by Alzheimer's Association. Thursday, October, 23 1pm. 4th Thursday of every month from 1-2pm. October TOPIC: Good Nutrition, Good Health presented by Vina Pesaru, M.D. If your mind and body are constantly on edge because of excessive stress in your life, you may face serious health problems. A key ingredient in the recipe for healthy aging is the continuing ability to find joy in life and to find holistic alternatives for both body and mind. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Writing From Seniors- 4th Monday of every month. Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30 am. Join us as our fellow senior, John Moore, encourages other seniors to focus on writing about nature and other topics to keep their mind sharp and pass the time. Join us for an hour of fellowship and writing! Sign up at the reception desk.

NEW! FREE! Using New Technology to Make Money and Save Money. Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 10-11am. Learn how to make use of new technology to easily save lots of money and create some income as well. Mary Stephenson is a trained instructor in technology related issues and teaches a course in collaboration with Queens University called “Technology for Seniors”.  Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Zumba Gold- Every Wednesday in October, 2014 at 10:30-11:15 am
This dance fitness craze gets you moving, it’s fun and entertaining! Whether you are standing or sitting, you will get the most out of your work out. Call to register. 704—522-6222

FREE! Chair Yoga- Every Thursday in October, 2014 at 10:15 am. This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates your overall health and well-being.

FREE! Happy Hookers Crochet Club – Every Thursday 10:00am-12:00pm! Every Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm! The group is looking for new crochet group participants! Projects include making scarves and hats for Sickle Cell Anemia children ages 3 – 18 years as well as items to sell at the Senior Center. Yarn will be provided! If you are interested with this new project please call 704-522-6222 for more information.

FREE! Computer Help with the Guys Fridays in October 2014, 9 am – 1 pm
Need help using the computer? Not sure how to perform a certain computer task? Bring your questions and get FREE computer advice.  If you’ve got computer questions, they’ve got the answer!

FREEstyle Arts & Crafts Every Tuesday 8:30 am-12:30 pm
We supply the space, you supply the talent! If you have any unfinished artwork or craft pieces, or would like to start something new, do not hesitate to come and join the bunch!

FREE! Puzzles – Check out our puzzle collection located in our library! Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm.


Lunch

Senior Citizen Nutrition Program– Monday-Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm, The Tyvola Senior Center is a congregate meal site for the Mecklenburg County Senior Citizen Nutrition Program (SCNP).  If you are interested in joining us for lunch and fellowship please call 704-817-5463 for important enrollment info. Daily programs are offered to all participants in this program and many are open to non SCNP participants as well.

FREE! That’s Entertainment
Friday, October 3, 10:30am – 11:30am (Karaoke RX: It’s Good Medicine)
Friday, October 17, 10:30am – 11:30am (Memory Lane Café)
Thursday, October 30, 10:45am – 11:15am, (George Kaye)
Friday, October 31, 10:00am – 11:15am (Halloween Bash)

*BINGO: (SCNP participants only) Friday, October 10, 24, 2014 at 10:00am - Join the Senior Nutrition group for some great fun and friendly competition. Look for new, bigger & better prize offerings each week.

FREE! Brain Games: Mondays, October 6, 13, 20 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

FREE! Adopt a Shelter Dog- Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28th, 10:00am–11:15am -  Spend October celebrating many charms of shelter dogs. Join us to learn about a wonderful life companion.

FREE! Fruits & Veggies Matter - Pears! – Thursday, October 9, 2014 @9:45 am 10:15 am – Summer’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of summer.

FREE! Crafty Corner – Thursday, October 16, 23rd, 9:45 am – 10:15 am – Let us enhance your natural ability. Take home a piece worthy of using or exhibiting in your home or something yummy to eat.

*Programs for Senior Citizen Nutrition Program participants only

Exercise and Fitness

NEW! FREE! Arthritis FoundationTai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 2 – November 4, 2014. 1-2pm.

The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.  Join certified instructor Virginia A, to experiencing this ancient practice that is proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. Space is limited! Call to register today!
FREE! Zumba Gold- All Wednesdays in October, 2014 at 10:30-11:15 am

This dance fitness craze gets you moving, it’s fun and entertaining! Whether you are standing or sitting, you will get the most out of your work out. Caddy Daddy Fitness Instructors will teach the class. Call to register. 704—522-6222

Tai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 pm. Call to obtain pricing.

Gentle Yoga- Thursdays, from 9-10:15 am. Call to obtain pricing.

FREE! Chair Yoga Thursdays in October, 10:15 am
This FREE class is open to everyone, and is suitable for individuals with limited mobility. Chair yoga is adapted to provide you all of the benefits of yoga including improving strength, flexibility, posture, without getting on the floor.

Beginning Line Dance Lessons – Tuesdays in October, 2014 from 1 – 2 pm.   
Beginning Line Dance Lessons are at Tyvola Senior Center! This monthly class is sure to get you up and dancing! Expect a high energy and fun hour! Call to obtain pricing.

Jazzercise Lite: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9 - 10 am with Virginia Alley. This class combines stretching, strengthening and cardiovascular endurance into a fun and exciting low-impact exercise program! $30/month.

Table Tennis- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:15am – 12:15pm. Come join our fun group of table tennis players, get a great workout, and prepare for the Senior Games with us. Use your new Senior Activity Card!

Health Suite – Persons 55 and better are eligible to use the Health Suite. Expect increased aerobic activity, an increase in lean muscle tissue, increased range of motion and joint stability as well as a decrease in body fat and resting heart rate!  Recent studies also show lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease for regular exercisers. For more info, contact the Health Suite at 704-817-5461. $2 per visit. Annual Fitness Passes are available, ask us about them.

FREE! Health Suite Circle Groups are classes focusing on strength, flexibility, balance and stamina that are offered by a HS Coordinator/UNCC Graduate Assistant. Eligibility: Health Suite Participant with all forms up-to-date and/or *HS Coordinator approval with qualifying fitness test.

Regular Group(s): Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30-10:00 am and 10:15-10:45 am
High Intensity Group: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11-11:30 am*


Classes and Lectures

FREE! Tyvola Treasures Crafts - Wednesdays, October 1st and 15th, 2014 from 1–2:30 pm – This free class helps benefit the Tyvola Senior Center by making a craft and allowing it to be sold at the senior center or craft shows. Help us raise money to keep our current programs alive! Please pre-register at 704-522-6222.

FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12 pm.  An engaging DVD series of lectures, from National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, Joel Sartore will instruct you on the Fundamentals of Photography.  Lectures include making great pictures, camera equipment, lenses and focal length, shutter speeds, aperture and depth of field, and light 1.  Learn how to capture photographic stories and essays while moving beyond a still image to a photographic narrative. New participants are always welcome!

NEW! FREE! Arthritis FoundationTai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 2 – November 4, 2014. 1-2pm. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.  Join certified instructor Virginia A, to experiencing this ancient practice that is proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. Space is limited! Call to register today!

NEW! FREE! Guarding your Assets in a Scary World. Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 am. Brought to you by John Maron, Director of Investor Education Program from the NC Department of the Secretary of State. Recognizing the warning signs of possible investment scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. Want to learn how to avoid becoming a victim of investment fraud? Join us and learn how to recognize and avoid possible scams. Learn the difference between a stock broker, investment adviser, and financial planner as well as how to spot red flags of potential fraud. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

NEW! FREE! Living Healthy with Chronic Diseases. Wednesdays, October 8 – November 12, 2014. 1:00 -3:30pm. This life changing class will help you problem solve your concerns with chronic diseases. Learn coping mechanisms and gain peer support. This is a free 5 week class. Register at front desk or call 704-522-6222.

Make and Take Craft Class - Wednesday, October 8th and 22nd, 2014 – 1-2:30pm. Join us either or both days for fun new art projects. Fee is per day and the Fee changes depending on craft – just to cover cost of supplies. Registration required. Whatever you make is yours to enjoy! Call 704-522-6222 for this month’s project.

NEW! FREE! Managing Your Blood Pressure. Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10am.  RX Care Pharmacy brings you a presentation about managing your blood pressure. They are providing consultation with a licensed pharmacist, and free blood pressure checks as well. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Support Group! Deafolinas – Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
This support group for the hearing impaired is led by Peggy Brooks. Call the Center for more information.

FREE! Support Group! Visually Impaired Persons Support Group Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 1 pm
This is a support group for the visually impaired and is led by Jane Genten, a Social Worker for the Blind.

FREE! Tech Talk Tidbits- Friday, October 17, 2014, 11:00 am – Topic: Social Media
Computer Help with the Guys will teach mini computer classes regarding various tech topics to assist you in becoming technologically savvy. Call to register!

NEW! FREE! Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Mondays October 20-November 24, 9:30-11:00am. During this six week class, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. SPACE IS LIMITED. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

** Respite Care Available! Pre-Registration necessary: call Beverly Byrnes at The Ivey Adult Care Center (704) 909-2070. 9:00am – 11:30am, Cost $10 per day, including lunch.

NEW! FREE! North Carolina New Voting Laws. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10-11am. Learn about the new laws regarding voting and changes for the 2016 election with the emphasis on the New Voter ID requirements. You may also register if your registration has expired. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

NEW! FREE! Health Corner presented by Alzheimer's Association. Thursday, October, 23 1pm. 4th Thursday of every month from 1-2pm. October TOPIC: Good Nutrition, Good Health presented by Vina Pesaru, M.D. If your mind and body are constantly on edge because of excessive stress in your life, you may face serious health problems. A key ingredient in the recipe for healthy aging is the continuing ability to find joy in life and to find holistic alternatives for both body and mind. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

NEW! FREE! Writing From Seniors- 4th Monday of every month. Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:30 am. Join us as our fellow senior, John Moore, encourages other seniors to focus on writing about nature and other topics to keep their mind sharp and pass the time. Join us for an hour of fellowship and writing! Sign up at the reception desk.

FREE! Using New Technology to Make Money and Save Money. Tuesday, October 28, 2014. 10-11am. Learn how to make use of new technology to easily save lots of money and create some income as well. Mary Stephenson is a trained instructor in technology related issues and teaches a course in collaboration with Queens University called “Technology for Seniors”.  Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

Basket Weaving Mondays at 1pm. $30/term with Annual Discount Card, $45/term without Annual Discount Card. Resumes September, 2014. Learn to weave beautiful baskets from our talented instructor.

Watercolor – Starting October 7, 2014. Tuesdays at 1pm.Join this group to develop your talents in watercolor. Call the Center for more information. New Instructor: Wendy Hope! Call to obtain pricing.

Cards

Spades – Mondays 10am - 12pm. Free with Senior Activity Card!

Canasta – Tuesdays and Fridays 12:30 - 4pm. Free with Senior Activity Card!

Beginner’s Bridge Instruction Tuesdays 10:00am - 12pm and Fridays 10:00 – 12:30pm. $50 per season. Fall Season: October through December 2014.

Bridge Groups– There are at least 8 bridge groups that meet at Tyvola. Please call the Center to get the contact name and number for the group you are interested in. Free with Senior Activity Card!

Mah Jong Classes – Wednesdays at 1 pm. Mah Jong is an ancient Chinese game imported to America in the late 1920s.  Today, the Westernized Mah Jong Game is a family-friendly intelligence game which promotes psycho-social skills.  Learn how to play this ancient Chinese game. Free with Senior Activity Card.  Space is limited! Call to register!

FREE! Brain Games: Mondays, October 6, 13, 20, 2014 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

cid:image025.jpg@01CCB678.1DB4CA20Special Events and Trips

FREE! Man Cave Breakfast – Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. MEN ONLY - Join us for light refreshments and fellowship on the first Thursday of every month. A speaker is present as well to educate and inform participants of various topics. Spots are limited, sign up at the reception desk.

FREE! Breakfast Beauties – Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:45 am. LADIES ONLY- Join us for light refreshments and fellowship on the second Tuesday of every month. A speaker is present as well to educate and inform participants of various topics. Spots are limited, sign up at the reception desk.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Senior Trips - Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Raleigh Farmer’s Market and Tanger Outlets  Cost $35.00 Call (704)336-8105 for more information! You can also stop by the Tyvola Senior Center to pick up a flyer.



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