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April 2014

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New! FREE! Living Healthy with Chronic Diseases. Wednesdays, April 2nd – 30th 1-3:30pm.
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.

New! FREE! Community Blood Center BLOOD DRIVE. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10 am – 1pm.
Tyvola Senior Center asks you to help make a tremendous impact in the lives of local patients. CBCC, a local non-profit, is the primary blood supplier to the region; our local hospitals rely on them to provide the blood needed to treat their patients. CBCC is asking you to make a difference and help save a life! The mobile van will be in the Marion Diehl parking lot. Call or register at the front desk 704-522-6222.

It’s Back! FREE! Financial Exploitation Prevention. Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 from 10-11am.
Learn the warning signs of scams & exploitation. Learn about the schemes used, and who commits them. Learn what resources are available to those who are already victims. Learn ways seniors can protect themselves from investment fraud, scams and ID theft. Learn general information about Reverse Mortgages. Presented FREE by the NC SECRETARY OF STATE SECURITIES DIVISION. Call or register at the front desk.

New! FREE! Staying Safe and Independent as We Age. April 29, 2014 10-11am.
Carol Horowitz from Simple Needs Charlotte reviews information that all seniors should consider in order to remain safely in the home of your choice. There will be a presentation and question and answer session at the end. Don’t miss this informative talk! Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! MAN CAVE- At 8:45 am on the first Thursday of every month. This is for men only, sorry ladies! Join us for breakfast provided by Carmel Place, fellowship with a speaker from our community as well as with other men from our senior center. Participation is very limited! Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Breakfast Beauties- 8:45 am on March 11, 2014. Women only, sorry guys! Join us for breakfast provided by Carmel Place, fellowship with a speaker from our community as well as with other men from our senior center. Participation is very limited! Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, April 2, 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- Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th 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- Thursdays, April 10th & 24th 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! Book Club – Wednesday, April 16, 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, April 2nd & 16th 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 – Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:30am
Join us for the wonderful acoustic guitar and vocals of David Hoag, playing all your favorite standards! Refreshments will be served!

NEW! Tax Filing Assistance -Tuesdays and Thursdays, appointments start in February.
It is that time of year again!  For those 55 years and better and/or any disabled persons, this service is for you! The Center is partnering with AARP for tax filing assistance for simple tax returns. You MUST schedule an appointment.  Call (704) 522-6222.

FREE! Golden Exercise -  Thursday, April 3, 17th, 2014 at 10:45- 11:30 am
These FREE exercise classes help you jump start your week and keep you motivated to maintain your exercise regimen.  Plan to work out for 45 minutes with the encouragement of others. Call the Center to register 704-522-6222!

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! Brain Games: Monday, April 7, 14, & 21st @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

FREE! Computer Help with the Guys – Fridays in April 2014, 9 am – 12 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! It’s Back!Tech Talk Tidbits- Friday, April 25, 11 am (Topic: Smart 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, April 15th, 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 724-522-6222.

FREE! Support Group!  Deafolinas – Tuesday, April 8, 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, April 17, 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 8:00am-4:00pm.
FREE! That’s Entertainment – Friday, April 4th & Tuesdays, April 8th & 22nd @ 10:45am - TBA

FREE! Crafty Corner - Thursday, April 10th & 17th @ 9:30am – 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! Broccoli! Tuesday, April 15th @10:45am – Winter’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of winter.

FREE! Eggs Benedict Day- Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 am. In honor of this National Day we will savor the fine distinction of Eggs Benedict.

FREE! Jelly Bean Day- Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:15am Jelly Beans date back to at least the 1860’s. Advertisements promoted sending jelly beans to Union troops fighting in the Civil War. Jelly Beans were also made famous by the Easter Bunny, a President and Jelly Bellies too. Love ‘em or not, they are too sweet not to observe this day!

FREE! Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:30am.. Yes it’s a National Day! Come and enjoy!

FREE! Pig in a Blanket Day-  Thursday, April 24th at 10:00am – Pig in a blanket day is a day to eat a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Why? Because that’s what a “Pig in a Blanket” is!

FREE! Science of Well-Being- Immediately after lunch various days @ 1:00pm. Learn how to put the science of well-being into practice. A positive program backed by scientific data to enhance life, wellness, and health.

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


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.

*BINGO: (SCNP participants only) Fridays, April 11th and 25th, 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 – Friday, April 4th & Tuesdays, April 8th & 22nd @ 10:45am - TBA

FREE! Crafty Corner - Thursday, April 10th & 17th @ 9:30am – Let us enhance your natural ability. Take home a piece worthy of using or exhibiting in your home or something yummy to eat.

FREE! Brain Games: Monday, April 7, 14, & 21st @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

FREE! Fruits & Veggies Matter! Broccoli! Tuesday, April 15th @10:45am – Winter’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of winter.

FREE! Eggs Benedict Day- Wednesday, April 16th at 10:00 am. In honor of this National Day we will savor the fine distinction of Eggs Benedict.

FREE! Jelly Bean Day- Tuesday, April 22nd at 10:15am Jelly Beans date back to at least the 1860’s. Advertisements promoted sending jelly beans to Union troops fighting in the Civil War. Jelly Beans were also made famous by the Easter Bunny, a President and Jelly Bellies too. Love ‘em or not, they are too sweet not to observe this day!

FREE! Peanut Butter & Jelly Day – Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:30am.. Yes it’s a National Day! Come and enjoy!

FREE! Pig in a Blanket Day-  Thursday, April 24th at 10:00am – Pig in a blanket day is a day to eat a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Why? Because that’s what a “Pig in a Blanket” is!

FREE! Science of Well-Being- Immediately after lunch various days @ 1:00pm. Learn how to put the science of well-being into practice. A positive program backed by scientific data to enhance life, wellness, and health.

*Programs for Senior Citizen Nutrition Program participants only  

Exercise and Fitness

It’s Back! Group Personal Training with Yvonne (Certified Personal Trainer) – Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm $25/month with Associate Discount Card, $38/month without ADC April 2-30, 2014.

FREE! Zumba Gold- Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30th, 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

It’s Back!  Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games & Silver Arts Opening Ceremonies. Saturday, April 12, 8 am.
For a schedule of events or registration packet, please see front desk. Senior Games Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year round health promotion and education for adults 50 years and better. Local Games provides fun, fitness, and fellowship for people of all ages.

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 – Thursday, April 10, 24th, 2014, 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.

New! Beginning Line Dance Lessons – Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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!

FREE! Golden Exercise - Thursday, April 3, 17th, 2014 at 10:45- 11:30 am
These FREE exercise classes help you jump start your week and keep you motivated to maintain your exercise regimen.  Plan to work out for 45 minutes with the encouragement of others. Call the Center to register 704-522-6222!

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

FREE! Support Group! Deafolinas – Tuesday, April 8, 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, April 17, 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! It’s Back!Tech Talk Tidbits- Friday, April 25, 11 am (Topic: Smart 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!

It’s Back! Advanced Word Processing Class -
Wednesday, March 26 – April 16, 2014. 9:00am – 12:00pm. This four week class will teach you how to use advanced features of Microsoft Word. Class is $35 with Annual Discount Card, $52 without. Space is limited. Sign up at the front desk or call to register!

Make and Take Craft Class - Wednesday, April 23rd – 1-2:30pm Join us monthly for fun new art projects. 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, April 2nd & 16th 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.

New! FREE! Living Healthy with Chronic Diseases. Wednesdays, April 2nd – 30th 1-3:30pm.
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.

It’s Back! FREE! Financial Exploitation Prevention. Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 from 10-11am.|
Learn the warning signs of scams & exploitation. Learn about the schemes used, and who commits them. Learn what resources are available to those who are already victims. Learn ways seniors can protect themselves from investment fraud, scams and ID theft. Learn general information about Reverse Mortgages. Presented FREE by the NC SECRETARY OF STATE SECURITIES DIVISION. Call or register at the front desk.

New! FREE! Staying Safe and Independent as We Age. April 29, 2014 from 10-11am.
Carol Horowitz from Simple Needs Charlotte reviews information that all seniors should consider in order to remain safely in the home of your choice. There will be a presentation and question and answer session at the end. Don’t miss this informative talk! Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

 

 Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

It’s Back!  Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games & Silver Arts Opening Ceremonies. Saturday, April 12, 8 am.
For a schedule of events or registration packet, please see front desk. Senior Games Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year round health promotion and education for adults 50 years and better. Local Games provides fun, fitness, and fellowship for people of all ages.

FREE! Photo Club –
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 12 pm
There will be a DVD series of lectures from the contributing photographer, Joel Sartore, from the National Geographic magazine that 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! Gardener Club- Monday, April 14, 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Whether you are a new or avid gardener this club is for you! This is a great way for you to learn from your peers regarding what and when to plant certain produce-vegetables, flowers, etc.  We have three plots up for sale for $20/Annual Discount Cardholders and $25/non Annual Discount Cardholders. If you are interested in reserving a plot for fall planting at the Senior Center please contact us at 704-522-6222.

FREE! Cooking School – Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 1:30-2:30 pm
Learn fun and tasty recipes from the Chef at Sunrise Senior Living! Preregister to hold your spot! Space is limited!

Basket Weaving – Mondays at 1pm. $30/term with Annual Discount Card, $45/term without Annual Discount Card. Spring Term: April through June, 2014. Learn to weave beautiful baskets from our talented instructor.

Watercolor – Tuesdays at 1pm. Join this group to develop your talents in watercolor. Call the Center for more information. Spring Classes start April and go through June, 2014. New Instructor: Wendy Hope! Cost is $50 with Annual Discount Card, $75 without Annual Discount Card.

FREE! FREEstyle Arts & Crafts – Every Tuesday 8:30 - 12:30pm! We supply the space, you supply the talent! If you have unfinished artwork or craft pieces do not hesitate to come and join the bunch!

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! Crafty Corner - Thursday, April 10th & 17th @ 9:30am – Let us enhance your natural ability. Take home a piece worthy of using or exhibiting in your home or something yummy to eat.

Make and Take Craft Class - Wednesday, April 23rd – 1-2:30pm Join us monthly for fun new art projects. 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, April 2nd & 16th 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!

Pinochle – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am– 4pm Free with Annual Discount Card!

Beginner’s Bridge Instruction – Tuesdays 10:00am - 12pm and Fridays 10:00am – 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: Monday, April 7, 14, & 21st @ 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

New! Levine Museum of New South Day Trip- Thursday, April 3, 2014. Depart: 10am Return: 2pm. American Hero Shuttle will be providing transportation to the Levine Museum of the New South. The cost will cover transportation and museum entry. The cost is $20 per person. The group will eat lunch while on the trip, this price is not included. Included in the New South Museum tour is the Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers exhibit! Don’t miss out, bring a friend! Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Community Blood Center BLOOD DRIVE. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 10 am – 1pm.
Tyvola Senior Center asks you to help make a tremendous impact in the lives of local patients. CBCC, a local non-profit, is the primary blood supplier to the region; our local hospitals rely on them to provide the blood needed to treat their patients. CBCC is asking you to make a difference and help save a life! The mobile van will be in the Marion Diehl parking lot. Call or register at the front desk 704-522-6222.

It’s Back!  Tyvola Senior Center Bake Sale! Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Tyvolas Senior Center.
Come support the Tyvola Senior Center and enjoy some homemade goodies! All proceeds benefit the center. If you’d like to donate your baked goods, or just come support the center, we’re happy to have you. To donate baked goods, please contact April Pinkney, 704-522-6222.

It’s Back!  Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Games & Silver Arts Opening Ceremonies. Saturday, April 12, 8 am.
For a schedule of events or registration packet, please see front desk. Senior Games Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing year round health promotion and education for adults 50 years and better. Local Games provides fun, fitness, and fellowship for people of all ages.

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.


May 2014

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New! FREE! AARP Caregiver Forum, Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Issues, resources, advocacy. Featuring Lisa Gwyther, Director of Family Support Programs, ADRC, Duke University.

New! FREE! Diabetes Self-Management Program. Wednesdays, May 21 – June 25th 1-3:30pm. This 6 week workshop will teach you how to take control of your diabetes instead of letting it control you. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Advanced Care Planning. Thursday, May 1st at 10:30am. Learn about the types of decisions that need to be made for your future and how to let others know about your preferences by putting them into an advance directive.  Brought to you by Hospice and Palliative Care. Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Beautiful Play with Polymer Clay  -  Monday, May 5th 9am -12pm. Create beautiful take-home masterpieces with polymer clay! Space is extremely limited. Please sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Foreclosure Prevention – Tuesday, May 6th 10:30-11:30am. The North Carolina Coalition and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont will be presenting on Foreclosure Prevention. Join us to learn more about what you can do to avoid foreclosure. Sign up at the Front Desk or call to register!

New! FREE! Seniors Role in Helping Youth Deal with Bullying, Cyberbullying and Social Media’s Impact on Today’s Youth. Thursday, May 8th at 10am. The Foundation for Respect Ability brings you an interactive workshop that focuses on what bullying is, facts and myths, and roles of bystanders. Cyberbullying and its impact on youth and society as well as signs to help recognize if a child is in a bullying situation and strategies to deal with bullying will also be discussed. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Disaster Preparedness – May 20th 10:30 am. It is imperative to know what steps to take in the event of an emergency. Come join us for this free event that could save your life or the life of a loved one. This is a free class, register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Identifying Mammal Skulls. May 27th 10am.  There will be a variety of real and replicated mammal skulls to teach participants how to distinguish between different types of mammals. This was if you were ever out walking in nature and find a real animal skull, you would be able to identify it. Come check it out! Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Memory and Mobility. Tuesday, May 13th 10-11am. Learn about the early stages of dementia as well as resources for families and those affected. Learn how to make the home a safer place. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Staying Safe:Bathroom Safety. May 22nd at 10:30 am. Join Chris Eddings from Universal Design Builders as he talks to you about things to think about to keep you safe at home in your bathroom. He also offers helpful tips for those planning on renovating a bathroom to make it safer as we age. Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, May 7, 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- Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28th, 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- Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 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! Book Club – Wednesday, May 21st, 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, May 14th and 21st 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, May 16 2014 at 10:30am
Join us for the wonderful acoustic guitar and vocals of David Hoag, playing all your favorite standards! Refreshments will be served!

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! Brain Games: Monday, May 5, 12 and 19, 2014 @ 10:30am – You are sure to stretch those brain muscles and enjoy these fun brain enhancement games.

 FREE! Computer Help with the Guys – Fridays in May 2014, 9 am – 12 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! It’s Back!Tech Talk Tidbits- Friday,  May 9, 11:am (Topic: 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, May 20th, 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 724-522-6222.

FREE! Support Group!  Deafolinas – Tuesday, May 13, 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, May 15, 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 8:00am-4:00pm.
*BINGO: (SCNP participants only) Fridays, May  9, and 23, 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 – Friday, May 2 and 16, 2014, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 27, 10:00 am – 11:15 am 2014 @ 10:45am - TBA

FREE! Crafty Corner - Thursday, May 1 and 22, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 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! Strawberry! Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @10:45am – 11:15 am – Winter’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of winter.

FREE! V-E Day Program – May 8, 2014, 11:30 am

FREE! National Chocolate Chip Day – May 15, 2014, 9:30 am

FREE! Lucky Penny Day – May 23, 2014, 9:30 am

FREE! Limerick Day – May 12, 2014, 10:30 am – 11:15 am.

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

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.

*BINGO: (SCNP participants only) Fridays May 9 and 23, 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 – Friday, May 2 and 16, 2014, 10:30 am – 11:30 am and Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 27, 10:00 am – 11:15 am 2014 @ 10:45am - TBA

FREE! Crafty Corner - Thursday, May 1 and 22, 2014, 9:30 am – 10:00 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! Strawberry! Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @10:45am – 11:15 am – Winter’s bounty will make your mouth water as we enjoy the health benefits and taste some of the fruits and vegetables of winter.

FREE! V-E Day Program – May 8, 2014, 11:30 am

FREE! National Chocolate Chip Day – May 15, 2014, 9:30 am

FREE! Lucky Penny Day – May 23, 2014, 9:30 am

FREE! Limerick Day – May 12, 2014, 10:30 am – 11:15 am.

*Programs for Senior Citizen Nutrition Program participants only  

Exercise and Fitness

It’s Back! Group Personal Training with Yvonne (Certified Personal Trainer) – Wednesdays, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm $25/month with Associate Discount Card, $38/month without ADC May 7 - 28, 2014.

FREE! Zumba Gold- Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 – Thursday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014, 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.

New! Beginning Line Dance Lessons – Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, 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! AARP Caregiver Forum, Monday, May 5, 2014, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Issues, resources, advocacy. Featuring Lisa Gwyther, Director of Family Support Programs, ADRC, Duke University.

New! FREE! Diabetes Self-Management Program. Wednesdays, May 21 – June 25th 1-3:30pm. This 6 week workshop will teach you how to take control of your diabetes instead of letting it control you. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Advanced Care Planning. Thursday, May 1st at 10:30am. Learn about the types of decisions that need to be made for your future and how to let others know about your preferences by putting them into an advance directive.  Brought to you by Hospice and Palliative Care. Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Foreclosure Prevention – Tuesday, May 6th 10:30-11:30am. The North Carolina Coalition and Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont will be presenting on Foreclosure Prevention. Join us to learn more about what you can do to avoid foreclosure. Sign up at the Front Desk or call to register!

New! FREE! Beautiful Play with Polymer Clay  -  Monday, May 5th 9am -12pm. Create beautiful take-home masterpieces with polymer clay! Space is extremely limited. Please sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Seniors Role in Helping Youth Deal with Bullying, Cyberbullying and Social Media’s Impact on Today’s Youth. Thursday, May 8th at 10am. The Foundation for Respect Ability brings you an interactive workshop that focuses on what bullying is, facts and myths, and roles of bystanders. Cyberbullying and its impact on youth and society as well as signs to help recognize if a child is in a bullying situation and strategies to deal with bullying will also be discussed. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Disaster Preparedness – May 20th 10:30 am. It is imperative to know what steps to take in the event of an emergency. Come join us for this free event that could save your life or the life of a loved one. This is a free class, register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Identifying Mammal Skulls. May 27th 10am.  There will be a variety of real and replicated mammal skulls to teach participants how to distinguish between different types of mammals. This was if you were ever out walking in nature and find a real animal skull, you would be able to identify it. Come check it out! Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Memory and Mobility. Tuesday, May 13th 10-11am. Learn about the early stages of dementia as well as resources for families and those affected. Learn how to make the home a safer place. Register at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

New! FREE! Staying Safe:Bathroom Safety. May 22nd at 10:30 am. Join Chris Eddings from Universal Design Builders as he talks to you about things to think about to keep you safe at home in your bathroom. He also offers helpful tips for those planning on renovating a bathroom to make it safer as we age. Sign up at the front desk or call 704-522-6222.

FREE! Photo Club – Wednesday, May 7, 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, May 13, 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, May 15, 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! It’s Back!Tech Talk Tidbits- Friday, May 9, 11:00 am (Topic: 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. Spring Term: April through June, 2014. Learn to weave beautiful baskets from our talented instructor.

Watercolor – Tuesdays at 1pm. Join this group to develop your talents in watercolor. Call the Center for more information. Spring Classes start April and go through June, 2014. New Instructor: Wendy Hope! Cost is $50 with Annual Discount Card, $75 without Annual Discount Card.

Make and Take Craft Class - Wednesday, May 28 – 1-2:30pm Join us monthly for fun new art projects. 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, May 14 and 21, 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!

Pinochle – Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am– 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: Monday, May 5, 12 and 19, 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

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.

NEW! TYVOLA SENIOR CENTER ANNUAL PICNIC. May 16, 2014, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Come join us for picnic food and games for a great time! Try your luck at carnival games while enjoying a good meal! Bring pocketbook and checkbook for silent auction and games. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk or by calling 704-522-6222.

It’s Back! Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser Benefiting the Tyvola Senior Center – Friday, May 2, 9:00 am. More information at the Center.



Registration

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Tyvola Senior Center
2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

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2225 Tyvola Road

Charlotte, NC 28210

Phone: 704-522-6222
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