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Senior News: Events

The Selma Senior Center hosts a variety of events including this sockhop that was held in August 2017.

Kingsburg Senior Center

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 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Second Thursday of each month, HICAP information and discussions will be available from 9 a.m. to noon.

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., Selma.

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

Senior lunch

Lunch is served for those 60 and over at 11:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays at the senior centers. The cost is $2. The non-senior rate is $4.60. Make reservations by 11 a.m. one day in advance for lunch. Details: Kingsburg Senior Center, 897-3013; Nick Medina Senior Center, 891-2239.

This week's menu:

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Salisbury steak with gravy, baked potato with sour cream, wheat roll with butter and cantaloupe.

Thursday, Jan. 10: Chicken pesto pasta, broccoli salad, sourdough bread with butter and raisins.

Friday, Jan. 11 Beef enchilada casserole, refried beans and fruited Jell-O.

Monday, Jan. 14: Pork chili verde, refried beans, tortilla and tropical fruit.

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Macaroni and cheese, California mixed vegetables, pineapple bits and chocolate pudding. 

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and onion, pork and beens and sliced apples.

Bingo

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.

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.

Schedule a burn prevention program for seniors

A new program is coming to Selma that aims to help seniors 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 geraldr@cityofselma.com.

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