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Driving safety, art class and ‘Hidden Figures’: January events at the York Senior Center

Craft Facilitator Kathleen Wahl helps Senior Center of York patrons to paint various objects. The next painting craft at the center will take place on Monday, January 22, at 10 a.m. Please call 757-890-3444 to register for this program and for more information on other events at the center. (Photo courtesy of York Senior Center)
Craft Facilitator Kathleen Wahl helps Senior Center of York patrons to paint various objects. The next painting craft at the center will take place on Monday, January 22, at 10 a.m. Please call 757-890-3444 to register for this program and for more information on other events at the center. (Photo courtesy of York Senior Center)

With the cold weather settling in this January, the Senior Center of York is offering a variety of fun and warm activities to those 55 and older.

The activities range from educational to simply entertaining. Registration is available either in person at the senior center or by calling 757-890-3444.

A full list of activities can be found on the senior center’s website.

Health and wellness

  • A six-week diabetes self-management workshop will run Jan. 9 to Feb. 13 from 2-4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Each session will teach skills needed for day-to-day management of diabetes at no cost to participants. Those interested can register online or by calling 747-890-3444.
  • AARP will offer a driver’s safety program on Jan. 22 and 23. The program is for drivers age 50 or older and is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members.
  • Local author Mary Frances Ballard will speak about organizing the head, heart and house on Jan. 24 at 12:45 p.m. Register in advance at the York Senior Center or call 757-890-3444.

Art

  • An acrylics pouring class will be held on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. The class will be taught by Kathy Wahl. Registration closes Jan. 12.

General fun

  • The film “Hidden Figures” will be shown at the senior center on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m.
  • The January Birthday Bash will feature entertainer, Jon Durfee, on Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. Registration is available at the senior center front desk.
  • Veterans will share stories of their experiences in the military with other veterans on Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Space is limited and advance registration is required at the senior center’s front desk.
  • Dr. Christine Darden will visit the senior center Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. Darden is the first African-American woman at NASA Langley Research Center to be promoted to senior executive service. Darden will share stories and experiences from her time at NASA.

The York Senior Center will also be collecting canned goods through Jan.22.

The computer lab will be available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Registration is required for all sessions and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. To register, stop by the senior center or call 757-890-3444. For more information, visit the York Senior Center online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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