Upcoming 2017 senior trips arranged through the Nick Medina Senior Center in Selma include: Oct. 19 at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Nov. 16 at the Helmar Cheese Factory and Dec. 14 to Morro Bay and Cayucos.
Dates will be firmed up as the trips get closer throughout the year. Seats are guaranteed upon payment. 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
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.
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, call Selma Fire Department Public Education Coordinator Gerald Reeser at 593-3424.