Maple Valley Senior News Updated 7-10-18
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. Trip costs include all Community Center and travel 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) to help us continue to offer these activities.
Wednesday, July 11 – 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 12:45-2:30pm in Main Hall. Bring a snack to share if you would like. Just $5 to play! Reserve your spot at the front desk.
Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1 – Divot and Dine – The Greater Maple Valley Community Center is pleased to partner with our next door neighbor, the Lake Wilderness Golf Course, to bring 50+ seniors a very special series of group golf lessons and lunch. Our four-week session of Wednesday classes is offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Then we’ll cross the street to the Community Center for a delicious lunch. Clubs are available for use at no extra charge. Space is limited, so sign-up at the front desk early to re-serve your space! $45 pays for all 4 sessions and lunches.
Tuesday, July 17 – Northwest Trek – Enjoy a comfortable Discovery Tram Tour through 435 acres of stunning meadows and forest while a friendly naturalist narrates your tour. You’ll get an eye-to-eye view of fascinating animals like Willow the moose calf, elk, deer, bison, and others as they explore their natural habitat. After your Discovery Tram Tour, take a stroll along paved paths through lush forests and see massive predators like grizzly and black bears, wolves, cougars, foxes and other Northwest native animals in naturalistic exhibits. Depart GMVCC at 9:15 a.m. Cost: $24 (covers transportation/driver costs); bring money for entry ($21.95), and pack a lunch, or bring money to purchase lunch at the park.
Tuesday, July 24 – Take a Hike: Ohanepecosh/Silver Falls – Hike is approximately 4.5 easy-to-moderate miles through the historic Grove of the Patriarchs. Be advised, there is a suspension bridge to cross near the grove. While safe, you are several feet above a river. We will also hike to the overlook for beautiful Silver Falls. Bring snacks, water, and money for ice cream following the hike. Cost is $20 and we will leave GMVCC at 8:30 a.m.
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 9:00amWalking Group– Meeting in the Center’s lobbyeach Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m., we will walk on the Lake Wilderness Trail as a group. Everyone walks at his or her own pace; covering approx. 3 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 at the front desk 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 instructor 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 use 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 donation is $1. Tables and space to spread out is available, however, there are no easels for use. No preregistration required. $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., July 11:Mini-meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, tropical fruit, milk
Fri., July 13: Ham, mac and cheese, green salad, melon, milk
Mon., July 16: Turkey sandwich, potato chips, pear compote, milk
Wed., July 18:Hot dogs with cheese and onions, chili, spinach salad with berries, milk
Fri., July 20: Chicken Caesar Salad, Strawberries and blueberries, roll, milk
NEED A RIDE?
The Community Center Shuttle–Our shuttle runs Mon, Wed, and Fri between 9am and 3pm and provides rides to GMVCC for programs and lunch. Shuttle 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 Janet at 425-432-1272 to arrange a FREE volunteer-provided ride. This Volunteer Program is now in great 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 $32. Please call to make an appointment as this popular service fills quickly. Scholarships are available for those with limited income.