Senior trips

Kiwanis is sponsoring a brunch for seniors starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the First Baptist Church, 2025 Grant St., Selma. Brunch is served at 9:30 a.m. Includes food, music and raffle. No charge for the event. Sign up in advance at the Nick Medina Senior Center or Selma Chamber office. Details: 891-2239 or 891-2235.

An upcoming 2017 senior trip arranged through the Nick Medina Senior Center in Selma is on Dec. 14 to Morro Bay and Cayucos. Make $10 non-refundable deposits to reserve a seat. Reservations can be made up to three months in advance. Full payment is due at least two weeks prior to the trip. Unpaid seats will be made available to those on the waiting list. The trip coordinators are Irene Boyd and Sandie Monis, 891-2239.

Kingsburg Senior Center

Family bingo night with pizza and salad starts at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Center. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the meal is $5 each. Cost to play bingo is $15 for six cards or $25 for 12 cards. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

The Kingsburg Senior Center is hosting a Christmas luncheon at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Spike & Rail, 2910 Pea Soup Anderson Blvd., Selma. A sign-up sheet will be available starting Nov. 27. The cost is $22. Kingsburg High's choir will entertain and 50/50 tickets will be available before the luncheon and gift raffle. The meal includes chicken picatta or roasted sirloin of beef. Only members of the Center are eligible. There is a limit of 150 for the luncheon. Those who reserve and fail to attend will still be charged. No take-outs are available.

 The senior center offers exercise classes, hobby classes, trip excursions and social activities. Tours are available at 1450 Ellis St., Kingsburg. A tai chi class is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bingo is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. The cost is $1. A quilting class is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays. A self-paced painting class is noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Line dancing is 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays. A ballroom dancing class is 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays. A knitting and crochet class is noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays. An exercise class is held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Bingo is offered from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays at Park Kingsburg. Free prizes with wins. Bingo is also offered the second Tuesday of the month with Golden Living Center at Park Kingsburg. Details: 897-5885.

Senior lunch

Lunch is served for people 60 and over at 11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays at the senior centers. The cost is $1.50. Make reservation by 11 a.m. one day in advance for lunch. Details: Kingsburg Senior Center, 897-3013; Nick Medina Senior Center, 891-2239.

Volunteering available at animal shelter

Selma’s Second Chance Animal Shelter has volunteer opportunities available including walking a dog, playing fetch, doing laundry, finding a home for a dog or cleaning a cage. Details: 896-7227.

Selma Nick Medina Senior Center

Activities at the Nick Medina Senior Center include dominoes, cards, exercise, ceramics, billiards, bingo and educational programs Monday through Friday. Blood-pressure checks are 10 to 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month courtesy of Golden Living Center.

The senior center is also collecting used cellphones and needs donations of DVD movies and plastic bags. The phones are recycled or used for 911 phones. Drop off the phones from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at 2301 Selma St.

The fourth Tuesday of the month is commodities day. Free bags of food are given out to people whose income qualifies.

Schedule a safety program for seniors

A new program is coming to Selma that aims to help them stay safe and independent.

The Central Valley Burn Prevention Coalition, in partnership with the Selma Fire Department, is bringing its Remembering When program to the Nick Medina Senior Center, retirement communities, senior mobile home parks and other areas in Selma where seniors are located.

The program includes a presentation giving seniors information on how to stay safe from fires, falls and other things that can cause injury. The events will include trivia games with prizes that will be given to seniors who score well. Seniors will also be given safety sheets to take home.

To schedule a presentation, email Selma Fire Department Public Education Coordinator Gerald Reeser at