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Senior Activities

Selma Nick Medina Senior Center Activities

Friday, Feb 14: A Valentine's Day dance is 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 at the Selma Senior Center. Tickets are $10 per person. Sign up by Feb. 7 by stopping in to the center or calling Liz Martinez at 891-2239.

A New Year's message from Recreation Coordinator Liz Martinez

Thank you to everyone who joined us during our Christmas pajama party and New Year's potluck. While the holiday season comes to an end, it’s a good time to reflect on all the positive memories that were created in 2019. I know for some this past year was a difficult one, but always remember to count your blessings. Life is a beautiful experience so let’s not waste time dwelling on the bad times. Cheers to a prosperous 2020! I wish you all love, happiness, health and wealth.

January Birthdays

Vicenta Zavala – Jan. 1; Rogelio Carrillo – Jan. 10; Armando Casas – Jan. 15; Michael Edwards – Jan. 16; Otto Bach – Jan. 22; Glenda Jones – Jan. 22; Rosemary Hernandez – Jan. 23; Margaret Edwards – Jan. 27; Dave Fly – Jan. 29.

If your birthday is next month and you want to be added to the Selma Senior Center's monthly newsletter, contact Liz Martinez, 891-2239 ext. 3607 so she may add you.

Activities

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., Selma.

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

Details: Recreation Coordinator Liz Martinez, 891-2239 ext. 3607, LizM@cityofselma.com.

Senior Trips

The 2020 Nick Medina Senior Center trips are as follows:

  • Feb. 6: Elephants seals in Cambria, $65. Depart at 7 a.m.
  • March 19: Hard Rock Casino in Sacramento, $65. Depart at 7 a.m.
  • April 20-22: Laughlin at Edgewater. Optional trip to Oatman on day 2, $145 double, $185 single. Depart at 7 a.m.
  • May 21: Fresno Underground Garden and lunch at The Basque, $60. Depart at 9:45 a.m.
  • June 18: Queen Mary and lunch on the ship, $105. Depart at 6:30 a.m.
  • July 23: San Francisco's Chinatown and Pier 39, $60. Depart at 8 a.m.
  • Aug. 20: Carmel Mission and Monterey Cannery Road, $75. Depart at 7 a.m.
  • September: Yosemite with tour guide and tram. Lunch on your own. Cost and departure: TBD.
  • October: Fresno Fair. Cost and departure: TBD.
  • October: Zoo and Table Mountain Casino. Cost and departure: TBD.
  • Nov. 21: Medieval Times, includes lunch and show, $110. Depart at 9 a.m.
  • Dec. 17: Poinsetta Farm, Hilmar Cheese and lunch, $70. Depart at 7 a.m.

Full payment for trips is required 30 days before each trip. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a seat. Seats are guaranteed upon full payment. Make reservations up to three months in advance. Details: 891-2239.

Senior lunch

Lunch is served for those 60 and better at 11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays at both Kingsburg’s and Selma’s senior centers. The cost is $2. The non-senior rate is $4.60. Make reservations by 10:30 a.m. one day in advance for lunch. In Selma, check in at 11 a.m. Funding for the meal program is provided by the Fresno-Madera Area Agency on Aging. Details: Kingsburg Senior Center, 897-3013; Nick Medina Senior Center, 891-2239.

Meal Cancellation Policy

When a senior cancels or is a no-show and a meal is not served, the Selma Senior Center has to pay $4.19 for this meal out of our funds. The donation assists with offsetting costs and no-shows leaves the lunch vacant and we have to pay at full cost. We are working on establishing our partnership with the FMAA and their lunch rules are the same.

Please only sign up for lunch if you know you will be attending. If you must cancel please call us as soon as possible. We will be monitoring reservations and cancellations.

In Kingsburg, if you are homebound and have no one to help you with groceries or meals, call us at 897-3013 to find out about having meals delivered to your home.

Selma menu:

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Fish, coleslaw, honeydew, milk.

Thursday, Jan. 9: Chicken Alfredo, Romaine salad, bread, San Joaquin dessert, milk.

Friday, Jan. 10: Chicken drumstick, carrots, orange and pineapple, milk.

Monday, Jan. 13: Taco salad, toritilla chips, pineapple, milk.

Tuesday, Jan. 14: Barbecue chicken thigh, mac and cheese, peas and carrots, tropical fruit, milk.

Kingsburg Senior Center Activities

The Kingsburg Senior Center offers exercise classes, hobby classes, trip excursions and social activities. Tour the facility at 1450 Ellis St., Kingsburg. Details: 897-3013. Website: http://www.cityofkingsburg-ca.gov/161/Senior-Center. The Community Services Director is Adam Castaneda. Email him at acastaneda@cityofkingsburg-ca.gov or by calling 897-5821.

Mondays and Fridays: Bingo from 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $1.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Chair and floor exercises from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Tai chi from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Contact Mike Conway.)

Tuesdays: Knitting and crochet class from noon to 2 p.m.; Self-paced painting from noon to 2 p.m.

Wednesdays: Line dancing from 9-10 a.m. (Contact Linda Allen.); Quilting class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Contact Bertha Bailey.)

Saturdays: Music Jams from 5-9 p.m. First of the month only. Event is free. Bring a snack to share.

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