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Senior Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Communicating with those with hearing loss is focus of programs in Nikiski, Soldotna

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold meetings Wednesday and Thursday in the central Kenai Peninsula area. At each, there will be a presentation on how to communicate with someone who has hearing loss. The training will be accompanied by guest speaker Lowell Derrington of the Hearing Aid Institute. Derrington also will provide free hearing screening.

Primary caregivers and the community are welcome to attend.

One program will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Another will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call 262-5456 or (866) 766-8210.

Forget-Me-Not Care Center

Every day: News, exercise, trivia

Today: Evelyn's life story, bean bag toss

Wednesday: Welcome to Idaho with Laura, country music

Thursday: Crafts, ping-pong toss, birthday

Friday: Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ singers, working with Laura, visit from Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School kids

Monday: Exercise, crafts

Homer

Every day: Current events, sharing, exercise, walking, table games

Today: Manicures and bridge at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Pat Hagan piano playing and sing a-long and pinochle at 1 p.m., snack and bowling at 2 p.m.

Thursday: Social Security representative, poetry with Pam Fields, bridge and staff meeting at 1 p.m., center closed at 2 p.m.

Friday: Piano playing with Beryl at noon, Ann and friend and pinochle at 1 p.m.

Monday: Fellowship and pinochle at 1 p.m., snack and trivia at 2 p.m.

Kenai

Today: TOPS at 9:45 a.m., bridge at 12:35 p.m., bowling at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Exercise at 9 a.m., therapeutic massage at 10 a.m., walking and line dancing at 10:30 a.m., birthday party and Social Security representative at noon, shopping, quilting and crochet class at 1 p.m.

Thursday: Scrabble at 9 a.m., Tripoli at 12:30 p.m., shopping, computer class and AARP meeting at 1 p.m.

Friday: Exercise at 9 a.m., walking and line dancing at 10:30 a.m., pinochle at 12:45 p.m., bowling at 1 p.m.

Monday: Exercise at 9 a.m., walking and line dancing at 10:30 a.m., ceramics at 12:30 p.m., pinochle at 12:45 p.m.

Nikiski

Today: Line dancing at the pool at 10 a.m., bazaar crafts, sewing

Wednesday: Hearing loss seminar at 12:30 p.m., hearing aid specialist, bazaar crafts

Thursday: Bingo at 10:30 a.m., crafts, pinochle, TOPS at 4 p.m.

Friday: Bazaar crafts, sewing

Monday: Blood pressure checks, pinochle at 12:45 p.m., crafts

Seward

Every day: Books, videos, games, puzzles, pool table, computers, television, exercise equipment, open craft studio

Today: Social Security representative at 9 a.m., cards and table games at 10:30 a.m., senior employment presentation at 11 a.m., centennial scrapbook at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Easy stretch and tone at 10:30 a.m., spring spa at 1 p.m.

Thursday: Board meeting, shopping and crafts at 1 p.m.

Friday: Intermediate stretch and tone at 10:30 a.m., volunteer appreciation ice cream social at 1 p.m.

Monday: Movie at 1 p.m.

Soldotna

Today: Dancing at 10:30 a.m., cards and board games and board meeting at 1 p.m.

Wednesday: Cards at 10 a.m., name-that-song and musical sing-along at 12:15 p.m., shopping at 1 p.m.

Thursday: Art class at 10 a.m., singing at 10:30 a.m., blood pressure checks at 11 a.m., shopping and cards and games at 1 p.m.

Friday: Bluegrass music

Saturday: Tax assistance at 10 a.m., no-host dinner at Peninsula Steak House at 1 p.m.

Monday: Art class at 10 a.m., piano music at 11:45 a.m.

Sterling

Today: Quilting at 10 a.m.

Wednesday: Exercise at 10 a.m., Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m.

Thursday: Crafts at 10 a.m., cards at 6 p.m.

Friday: Exercise and used book sale at 10 a.m.

Monday: Exercise at 10 a.m., community choir at 6:30 p.m.



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