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New Programs for 60+ Announced

Retired? Baby Boomer? Time on your hands? If any of these apply to you, you might want to look into the newly expanded program going on at the Activities Center in L.L. Burns Park in Kingston Springs. This applies to any area resident 60 or older.

15 years ago, two ladies named Joy and Anita, donated their time to start a Senior Citizen’s group in Kingston Springs. This small group of 10 has grown over the years and finally outgrew its location at the Town Meeting Hall downtown.

Now that there is a new Activities Center, the Parks and Recreation Department has expanded the monthly offerings from Bingo twice a month and a potluck lunch. Over 14 days a month, retirees can drop in on different activities that presently include: Low-impact exercise class, walking groups and club, crafts, Rook and Scrabble, an afternoon movie (with free popcorn and soft drinks), video bowling league, Mexican Train dominoes, & free blood pressure checks. Twice a month there is still Bingo. Also twice a month is “Yarn Works” where you can bring your knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, sewing and sit with friends and catch up on the local news. There will also be “open time” where you can come and work on a jig saw puzzle, play cards or watch tv on the giant screen. There is still lunch once a month, either a pot luck at the center or a group trip out to a restaurant or a cookout in the park. Holidays turn lunch into a seasonal party. As the weather improves and warms up, there are some great outside activities planned too! New special events are also planned including the Million Dollar Auction where the bucks are free!

This is a fun way to meet some new friends, see some old friends and just do something fun for a few hours. If you need more information, please call Brandy Miniat, Parks and Recreation Director, at 952-9885 during business hours. She will return your message as soon as possible so you can get started. Program schedules are available at City Hall or by calling Brandy and having one sent to you. You can also pick one up at Community Bank or Heritage Bank in Kingston Springs.

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