TYVOLA SENIOR CENTER 

 

September Classes

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


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September 2014

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NEW! FREE! Better Living with Arthritis Health Expo – Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 10am – 1pm. Over 50 Healthcare Vendors, Health & Osteoporosis Screenings, and Flu Shots. Speakers in Rheumatology and Radiology. Come join us!

NEW! FREE! Let’s Talk Good Food. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10am. Join us for this Cooking Demonstration and learn how to cook healthy meals, and enjoy eating them, as well! Wendy Napant with Let’s Talk Good Food will be hosting an ongoing monthly program.  She takes a holistic approach to how we look at ourselves and our food. Learning what foods to eat and avoid can be helpful with your immune system, stress, digestion, diabetes, and heart disease. MUST PRE-Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222, we will need a headcount for the cooking demo.

NEW! FREE! Diabetes Academy. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11am. Allison Chalecki, RD, LDN, CDE, with Novo Nordisk will be hosting a basic Diabetes educational presentation regarding diagnosis, treatment, and nutrition. Sign up at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222 to register.

NEW! FREE! Health Corner presented by Alzheimer's Association. Thursday, September 25, 1pm. 4th Thursday of every month from 1-2pm. SEPTEMBER TOPIC: Holistic Alternatives for Well Being.
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! Practical Ways to Stay Safe at Home. Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 10-11am. Nearly 9 out of 10 adults 50+ state that they want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible. This interactive presentation shares practical ideas on how to do just that. Brought to you by Kent Panther. Register at the reception desk or call, 704-522-6222.

New! FREE!
Writing From Seniors- 4th Monday of every month. Monday, September 22, 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! Estate Planning: Wills/Trusts and Powers of Attorney. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00am. Free seminar by Misocky and May PLLC for seniors who have estate planning questions and those who may need wills and those who may need existing wills reviewed and/or updated. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Charlotte Speech & Hearing Presentation. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 am. Charlotte Speech and Hearing will be presenting on hearing aid selection and adjusting to life with hearing aids. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, September 3, 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! Zumba Gold- Every Wednesday in September, 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.

Donations are accepted! Call to register. 704—522-6222

 

FREE! Chair Yoga- Every Thursday in September, 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! Breakfast Beauties – Tuesday, September 9, 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! Man Cave Breakfast – Thursday, September 4, 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.

FREE! Book Club – Wednesday, September 17, 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! 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! Tyvola Treasures Crafts – Wednesday, September 3, and 17th, 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! Memory Lane Café – Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30am

Join us for the wonderful acoustic guitar and vocals of David Hoag, playing all your favorite standards!

 

FREE! Line Dancing with Louise – Mondays and Wednesdays of each month from 1-2:30pm. Donations appreciated! Join in the fun as you burn calories with this energetic class.

FREE! Computer Help with the Guys – Fridays in September 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!

FREE! Tech Talk Tidbits - Friday, September 19, 2014, 11:00 am – Topic: GPS/Cell Phones
Computer Help with the Guys will teach mini computer classes regarding various tech topics to assist you in becoming technologically savvy. Call to register!

 

FREE! Cooking School – Tuesday, September 16, 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.

 

FREE! Support Group!  Deafolinas – Tuesday, September 9, 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, September 18, 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.

 

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!

 

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

FREE! Brain Games: Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22, 2014 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

FREE! That’s Entertainment

Thursday, September 11, 10:45 am – 11:00 am, (George Kaye)

Friday, September 5, 2014 10:30 – 11:30am, (Karaoke RX: It’s Good Medicine)

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 – 11:15 am, (Music Exploration: An Instrument Petting Zoo, Len Allman)

 

FREE! Crafty Corner – Thursday, September 18 and 25, 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! Fruits & Veggies Matter! Apples – Thursday, September 4, 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! Eat a Better Breakfast: Tasty Tuesday – Tuesdays, September 2, 16, 23, 30, 2014, 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

 

FREE! National Play Dough Day – Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 am.

 

FREE! National Checker’s Day – Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 am.


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! Brain Games: Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22, 2014 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

*BINGO: (SCNP participants only) Friday, September 26, 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! That’s Entertainment

Thursday, September 11, 10:45 am – 11:00 am, (George Kaye)

Friday, September 5, 2014 10:30 – 11:30am, (Karaoke RX: It’s Good Medicine)

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:00 – 11:15 am, (Music Exploration: An Instrument Petting Zoo, Len Allman)

 

FREE! Crafty Corner – Thursday, September 18 and 25, 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! Fruits & Veggies Matter! Apples – Thursday, September 4, 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! Eat a Better Breakfast: Tasty Tuesday – Tuesdays, September 2, 16, 23, 30, 2014, 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

 

FREE! National Play Dough Day – Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 am.

 

FREE! National Checker’s Day – Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 am.

 

*Programs for Senior Citizen Nutrition Program participants only

 

Exercise and Fitness

FREE! Zumba Gold- All Wednesdays in September, 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.

Donations are accepted! Call to register. 704—522-6222

Tai Chi – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 pm, $38/month with Annual Discount Card, $57/month without Annual Discount Card. Try it out-your first class for $5!

 

Gentle Yoga- Thursdays, from 9-10:15 am, $23 per month with annual Discount Card, $35 per month without Annual Discount Card.  Try it out-your first class for $5!

 

FREE! Chair Yoga Thursdays in September, 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 September, 2014 from 1 – 2 pm. Cost: $23 with Annual Discount Card, $35 without ADC

We are starting Beginning Line Dance Lessons at Tyvola Senior Center! This monthly class is sure to get you up and dancing! Expect a high energy and fun hour!

 

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/mo – with Discount Card  $45/mo – without Discount Card.

FREE! 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.

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. $1 per visit with Annual Discount Card, $2 per visit without Annual Discount Card.

Health Suite Circle Groups are classes focusing on strength, flexibility, balance and stamina that are offered by a HS Coordinator/UNCC Graduate Assistant and volunteers. Eligibility: Health Suite Participant with all forms up-to-date and/or *HS Coordinator approval with qualifying fitness test. Cost: $1-current annual discount cardholders, $2-participants without an ADC.

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

NEW! FREE! Let’s Talk Good Food. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10am. Join us for this Cooking Demonstration and learn how to cook healthy meals, and enjoy eating them, as well! Wendy Napant with Let’s Talk Good Food will be hosting an ongoing monthly program.  She takes a holistic approach to how we look at ourselves and our food. Learning what foods to eat and avoid can be helpful with your immune system, stress, digestion, diabetes, and heart disease. MUST PRE-Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222, we will need a headcount for the cooking demo.


New! FREE!
Estate Planning: Wills/Trusts and Powers of Attorney. Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:00am. Free seminar by Misocky and May PLLC for seniors who have estate planning questions and those who may need wills and those who may need existing wills reviewed and/or updated. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Charlotte Speech & Hearing Presentation. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 am. Charlotte Speech and Hearing will be presenting on hearing aid selection and adjusting to life with hearing aids. Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222.


NEW! FREE!
Health Corner presented by Alzheimer's Association. Thursday, September 25, 1pm. 4th Thursday of every month from 1-2pm. SEPTEMBER TOPIC: Holistic Alternatives for Well Being.
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! Practical Ways to Stay Safe at Home. Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 10-11am. Nearly 9 out of 10 adults 50+ state that they want to stay in their current residence for as long as possible. This interactive presentation shares practical ideas on how to do just that. Brought to you by Kent Panther. Register at the reception desk or call, 704-522-6222.

NEW! That Novel in the Back of Your Brain: Book Doctoring. Thursdays, September 4th – October 9th, 2014. 2:00 - 3:30pm. A seminar for all those who have gotten their novel idea down on paper and would like some more in depth help on getting past the first draft. The outcome of the classes will be that each participant will have an edited first draft of a novel. Cost is $25 for this 6 week course. Brought to you by Kathy Tuten, whom has devoted her whole life to education and literature. Register at the Registration Desk or call 704-522-6222.

NEW! That Book in the Back of Your Brain. Wednesdays, September 3rd – October 8th, 2014. 2:00 – 3:00pm. This six week seminar is for you if you have had a good idea for a novel but haven’t figured out how to get it from an idea to a structured novel outline. The outcome of this seminar will be that you will have an outline for starting your own novel. Cost is $15 for this 6 week course. Brought to you by Kathy Tuten, whom has devoted her whole life to education and literature. Register at the Registration Desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Writing From Seniors- 4th Monday of every month. Monday, September 22, 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! Photo Club – Wednesday, September 3, 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! Support Group! Deafolinas – Tuesday, September 9, 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, September, 18, 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, September 19, 2014, 11:00 am – Topic: GPS/Cell Phones
Computer Help with the Guys will teach mini computer classes regarding various tech topics to assist you in becoming technologically savvy. Call to register!


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

Watercolor – WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER – See Summer Workshop Info Below! Tuesdays at 1pm. Join this group to develop your talents in watercolor. Call the Center for more information. New Instructor: Wendy Hope! Cost is $50 with Annual Discount Card, $75 without Annual Discount Card.

Make and Take Craft Class - Wednesday, September 10 and 24, 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.

FREE! Tyvola Treasures Crafts - Wednesdays, September 3 and 17, 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.

 

Cards

Spades – Mondays 10am - 12pm. Free with Annual Discount Card!

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

Beginner’s Bridge Instruction Tuesdays 10:00am - 12pm and Fridays 10:00 – 12:30pm. $50 per term with Annual Discount Card, $75 per term without Annual Discount Card.  Spring Term: April through June, 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 Annual Discount 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 Annual Discount card.  Space is limited! Call to register!

FREE! Brain Games: Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22, 2014 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

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Special Events and Trips

 

NEW! FUNDRAISER! California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser  Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Dine in or carry out at the California Pizza Kitchen restaurant located in SouthPark Mall to help raise money for the Tyvola Senior Center. 20% of your total bill (including ALL beverages) will be donated to our center. Must take in our flyer with you in order for the center to receive credit. Ask the reception desk for details!

NEW! FUNDRAISER! Painting with a Twist – Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

$35 Per person. Tyvola Senior Center gets 50% of all registration fees. Please visit our link to register, see more details, and pay. http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewEvent.aspx?eventID=222660  - You may also register by calling  980-224-7760. Our canvas we will be painting is shown above. Participants may bring friends and a bottle of wine to the painting session a well to be enjoyed.  
Painting with a Twist. 4724 Sharon Rd, Ste J Charlotte, NC 28210

 

NEW! FREE! Better Living with Arthritis Health Expo – Tuesday, September 9, 2014. 10am – 1pm. Over 50 Healthcare Vendors, Health & Osteoporosis Screenings, and Flu Shots. Speakers in Rheumatology and Radiology. Come join us!

FREE! Breakfast Beauties – Tuesday, September 9, 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! Man Cave Breakfast – Thursday, September 4, 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.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Senior Trips – Call (704) 432-4580 for more information! You can also stop by the Tyvola Senior Center to pick up a flyer.

Travel meeting for multi-day trips. Interested in travel? Register at the reception desk or call 704-522-6222 for more information.



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