Maple Valley Senior News Updated 4-3-18
The Senior Program of Greater Maple Valley Community Center, located at 22010 SE 248thSt. in Maple Valley, invites all adults 50+ (regardless of race, religion or culture) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-2:30. Come and enjoy lunch with us at 12 noon (see details under Menu below). Call 425-432-1272 with any questions or visit our website www.maplevalleycc.org.
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Covington Place Sr. Apts. for their continued support of our programs.
Trips, Classes, Special Events
Payment for all trips is due at time of registration. Cancellations are refunded if seats can be filled; a$5 non-refundable service fee will be applied. Home pick-ups for trips are available for $1 each way inside or outside MV city limits. Trip costs include all Community Center expenses. Please note: if you are just “dropping in” for an activity (like Bingo) and/or a cup of coffee, we ask that you pay a “drop-in” fee of $1 (in the donation box).
Tuesday, April 17 – USS Turner Joy Tour, U.S. Naval Destroyer Museum
The USS Turner Joy was one of 18 Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy and Commissioned in 1959, she spent her entire career in the Pacific. She participated extensively in the Vietnam War, and was one of the principal ships involved in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship. She is described as being an “active and Educational facility” that “honors not only the men and women of our modern US Navy, but also recognizes the accomplishments of those who help build and maintain the Navy’s ships as well.” And for those with a desire for a little intrigue, they say she is haunted, the Bremerton Historic Ships Association has authorized monthly ghost hunts that are led by real paranormal investigators. Cost of trip is $25 + you will need to bring $13 to pay admission at the door. Bring money for lunch after touring the ship. We will leave GMVCC at 9:30.
Thursday, April 19 – Take a Hike: Little Mashel Falls – The distance of the hike will vary, depending on the hiker, but completing the hike will take you a moderate 5.3 miles. We will spend 3 hours on the trail, hiking towards a series of falls. How far you get will depend on your speed and agility. We will leave GMVCC at 9am. Cost is $20.
Thursday, April 26 – Bunco– Gather your friends and join us for a fun afternoon of laughter, socializing, and PRIZES while playing this simple, addictive dice game! You do not need to know how to play, we will teach you. The fun will go from 12:30-3:00pm in Main Hall. Bring a snack to share if you would like. Just $5 to play! Reserve your spot at the front desk.
Tuesday, May 1 – Lunch Bunch: Olive Garden
Hop on the bus with driver Joyce and enjoy lunch out with friends.This time we will be going to The Olive Garden in Federal Way. We will leave GMVCC at 11am. Cost is $16, plus bring money for your lunch.
Cell Phone Drop Off – Drop off your old cell phones here to be distributed to US military as well as people in general disaster areas. This is part of the “Phones for Soldiers” Program. More information can be found at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Eye Glass Drop Off – Drop off old prescription glasses here for the Lions Club to refurbish and redistribute to those who need them.
Computer Assistance – Volunteer, Curtis Patterson, specializes in working with senior citizens and provides free, caring, patient, one-on-one computer assistance including repairs, upgrades, diagnostics, tutoring, virus/spyware cleaning, and more. PC and Android are his specialty, but Curtis is willing attempt to help with Apple products as well. Call us at 425-432-1272 to arrange and appointment. Age requirement is 50+. Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 9 a.m.Walking Group– Meeting in the Center’s lobby each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am, we will walk on the Lake Wilderness Trail as a group. Everyone walks at his or her own pace; covering approx. 2 miles round trip. Bring your water, your coffee, your leashed pup (with waste bags), or a 2-legged walking buddy. The group will walk rain or shine. This is a drop-in activity; no need to call ahead. Please check in with Tracy or Jamie before starting. Cost: $1 to support on-going GMVCC Health and Wellness programs.
Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 9:00-10:00 “Aging Well Yoga” Candi will help you gently increase strength, flexibility, posture and balance. Everyone will be working at their own pace. 4-class punch card is $30; 8- class punch card is $50; 12-class punch card is $70; drop in rate is $10. No reservations are necessary; pay in class. This class is held in “The Den.” Call with any questions.
Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 10:30 Fall-Prevention Exercise. “The Fall Stop…Move Strong” exercise program was designed specifically to improve balance and strength. It is a series of 3 different 12-minute sessions. Exercise each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30. This is free and no sign-up is necessary. Please note, no exercise on party days.
Weds. at 2:30 Adult Line Dancing Join Janie to learn the joys of Line Dancing. Good fitness and fun all at the same time. Wear light-weight comfortable clothes and leather-soled shoes (or shoes that are conducive to dancing). Bring your own water bottle. Cost is $5 for drop-ins or $50 for a pre-paid ticket good for 11 classes. Call 425-432-1272 to learn more.
Fris. at 1:00 Painting
Calling all painters (all mediums) to come in to our main hall to paint, socialize, and offer artistic “suggestions” each Fri from 1:00-4:00. Absolutely no experience is necessary; all levels of ability are welcome. Suggested is donation $1. Tables and space to spread out is available, however, there are no easels for use. No preregistration required. Cost is $1 to participate.
SOCIALS & GAMES
Suggested donation of $1 for Ping Pong and other games (Bingo times might vary because of holidays and parties.)
Mons. – Bingo at 11:00; Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30; Ping Pong 12:30-4:00
Weds.– 2nd& 4thWeds Quilting & Sewing at 10:45 (in the Den); Bingo at 11:00, Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30
Fris.– Bingo at 11:00, Painting at 1:00; Ping Pong 1-3:30, Pinochle, Phase 10, and games at 12:30
Lunch served each Mon., Wed., Fri. at 12:00. For those age 60+ registered with ADS (Aging & Disability Services) living in King County there is a suggested donation of $3. For all others, there is a $6 fee. PLEASE NOTE: all menus are subject to availability of food items. Milk, coffee and tea are available for all lunches.
Wed., April 4: Mini meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit cup, milk
Fri., April 6: Chicken noodle casserole, berries, roll, milk
Mon., April 9: Taco Salad, corn chips, vanilla and pineapple parfait, milk
Wed., April 11: Orange-glazed chicken, rice pilaf, pea salad, melon, milk
Fri., April 13: Macaroni and Cheese, garden salad, oranges, milk
NEED A RIDE?
The Community Center Shuttle–Mon, Wed, and Fri between 9:00 am and 3pm provides rides to the Center for Programs and lunch. Van rides are $1 each way within our transportation boundaries. Call 425-432-1272for availability at least 24 hours in advance. $20 bus passes (good for 20 rides) are available.
Volunteer Transportation– Need a ride to a medical appointment? Call Tracy at 425-432-1272 to arrange a FREE ride. This Volunteer Program is now in need of drivers. If you think you would like to help seniors get to medical appointments, please call the above number to volunteer.
Please take note: call us with your transportation needs at least one week ahead of your appointment.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Foot Care Call for an appointment. “Karen’s Foot Care” is offered on the 1st& 3rdFriday of each month and the 3rdThurs. Price is $30. Please call to make an appointment. Scholarships are available for those with limited income.
Fri: Blood Pressure Check:1st and 3rd Fridays between 10:30 and 11:00.
Meals on Wheels(by application only). Applications must be obtained from and submitted to Seattle Senior Services (call 206-448-5767 or www.seniorservices.org). A new, expanded menu is now available.
Information and Referral Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions and assist you in finding in-home care, financial assistance, senior housing, nutrition options, and transportation alternatives.
Free Pet Foodfor low-income seniors.
Free Walking Aids & Bathroom Equipment (call for current items)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT GMVCC – The Greater Maple Valley Community Center (GMVCC) is looking for people-friendly volunteers to have a fun experience while giving back to the people of Maple Valley. Currently, we are looking for fill-in Front Desk Assistance. For more information on the Front Desk position, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application and background check required. Check out our website www.maplevalleycc.orgfor more information on what the Center has to offer.