Recreation, Seniors News



Various programs -- Many recreational and community education programs are offered by the city's parks-recreation department.

Among them are learn to roller skate, inline roller skating, driver education, youth and adult sports, dancing and fitness, stop smoking seminars, youth camps, dog obedience, gardening and home improvement.


Aurora Seniors meet weekdays in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail.

Programs include bingo, chair exercise, computer classes, wellness checks, knitting, tai chi for arthritics, health screenings, card games, chair volleyball, breakfast and lunch outings, speakers and theme parties.

Gentle yoga is offered Fridays at 10 a.m., chair volleyball Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Zumba Gold on second and fourth Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and arthritis foundation exercise Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.

Blood pressure clinics are the second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., bingo is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., dulcimer lessons are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and the senior knitting group meets Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Dr. Lara Poduska provides podiatric services by appointment at 216-662-0027, while massage with Susan Lund in Wednesdays at 9 a.m. For HEAP information, call Community Action Council at 330-297-1456.

Penny poker is Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., walking videos are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and watercolor painting is Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Artists will have their work displayed at the Walker Building from Nov. 7-21.

A Thanksgiving luncheon will be today (Nov. 7) at noon. The book club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 ("Cutting Stone") and Dec. 10 ("The Year of Living Biblically"). A ceramics class will be offered Nov. 12 and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.

The Retired Old Men Eating Out group will visit Mavis Winkle in Twinsburg on Nov. 15 and Papous Tap & Grill in Aurora on Dec. 13. An AARP driver safety course will be offered Nov. 19 from noon to 4 p.m.

Breakfast before bingo will be Nov. 12 and Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m., the seniors Christmas party will be Dec. 12 at noon, the quarterly birthday party will be Dec. 17 at noon and movie and popcorn will be Dec. 17 at 2:30 p.m. featuring "Elf."

A new book discussion led by Al Zimmerman will start in November, with the first book being "The Presidents Club" and the next one "Unbroken."

Trips coming up are:

Nov. 8 -- Palace Theater for "Beauty and the Beast"; Nov. 9 -- Severance Hall; Nov. 12 -- Mountaineer Casino; Nov. 14 -- Progressive Health Care tour and Packard Music Hall for the Jive Aces.

Nov. 16 -- Cleveland Christmas Connection at the IX Center; Nov. 19 -- lunch bunch to On Tap in Stow; Nov. 26 -- overnight trip to Oglebay Park; Dec. 5 -- Stan Hywet Hall and Victorian House museum; Dec. 6 -- Horseshoe Casino; Dec. 7 -- "A Christmas Carol" at Hanna Theater.

Dec. 10-- lunch bunch to Welshfield Inn and Christmas light tour and dinner; Dec. 11 -- Packard Music Hall for Mandy Barnett; Dec. 13 -- "A Christmas Carol" at Hanna Theater; Dec. 15 -- Severance Hall's Christmas concert; Dec. 19 -- Trinity Cathedral for "The Messiah."

The parks/rec department is in the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. Hours are Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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