Vandalia Senior Center July events

VANDALIA – The following events comprise the July Calendar of events at the Vandalia Senior Center:

Bingo at the Senior Center

There are several opportunities to play Bingo in July at the Senior Center:

Thursday, July 2 at 1:00 p.m. Tambi and Mark Spirk from Brookdale

Thursday, July 9 at 11:45 a.m. Erin Terry from Cypress Pointe

Tuesday, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. Shannon Ryan from Garden Court

Wednesday, July22 at 1:00 p.m. Connie Ruiz from Randall Residence

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. Lindsay Hambly from Horizon Home Health Care

Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m. Chris Leydig with Genesis Healthcare Troy Center

Friday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. Carrie Shapiro from First Light

Meet with an Occupational Therapist for Free!

Erin Newsome from Crossroads Rehabs is an occupational therapist. She can discuss health issues for your particular situation. She can adapt these free training sessions to meet the needs of those attending. The class can last from 30 to 60 minutes. Her strength training and health classes are Friday, July 3, July 17, and July 31.

History class

Come to listen to the special speakers and the History Channel shows during July and August on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. These classes are open to the public too.

July 6: Bob Petersen from the Aviation Heritage Museum will present “What 13 States, 49 Days, 3 Railroads, and a bottle of Grape Drink Did for Aviation.” There will be two speakers on this date. Lonnie Hathaway and Lenny Maenza will present “The Human Side of Our Founding Fathers.” They are both retired Vandalia-Butler High School teachers.

July 13: Angie Hosehouer from Woodland Cemetery will be talking about the symbolism found on headstones.

July 20: Mike Sprague from Sinclair will talk about the role of the City Manager. Learn about how much power the City Manager really has. Who makes the policies in local government? The answer may surprise you! This is a Sinclair seminar paid for by the Senior Center. Vandalia’s city manager, Jon Crusey, will make an appearance during this class.

July 27: Jim Crabtree will be Abe Lincoln and Teena Baldridge will be Mary Todd Lincoln. They will present “A Conversation with the Lincolns.” They are both from the Lincoln Society.

Beginner Line Dancing class

Kevin Gluechker has offered to do a beginner line dancing class from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays for $3. You can then also stay for part of the second class too to try out your new steps. Let the office know if you are interested in the beginner class.

Card making and scrapbooking group

This group will meet on Friday, July 10 and July 24 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Bring your supplies and your projects or come and get ideas and share in the conversations.

Movie – Woman in Gold

Movie Day will be July 10 at 1 p.m. This month’s movie is Woman in Gold, a the true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis. Together with her young inexperienced lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian government and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

Learn Flower Arranging and take it home

On Friday, July 17, Jan’s Flower Shop will teach how to arrange flowers from 2 – 3:30 p.m. They will provide the vase and the flowers. Sign up and then pay $7 in the office by Thursday, July 9, so the flowers can be ordered in time.

Sinclair Class offered

Mike Sprague will be teaching this fall on Mondays at 1 p.m. The course will be called “Contemporary American Politics.” Anne Holaday will be at the Senior Center on two dates so that you can register for fall courses. She will be here on Thursday, July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anne will return on Monday, July 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn about Long Term Care Ombudsman

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program works with individuals and facilities to verify and resolve complaints. They also have other resources available. This session will include an introduction to the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, nursing home Resident Rights and information about becoming an advocate for consumers of long-term care services. This presentation will be given by Rebecca Strobridge, the volunteer coordinator for the LTC Ombudsman Program (1-800-395-8267). It will be from 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. There will be refreshments.

Fire/Home Safety Class

Kim Hannahan of the Vandalia Fire Department is offering four fire classes. The second class will be Thursday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon with an intermission. It will cover seasonal fire prevention, medication safety, and fall prevention.

Goodwill Easter Seals Presentation

Come enjoy some Girl Scout cookies while you listen to the Goodwill/Easter Seals presentation about the large number of programs that they have that you or someone you know may be able to use. You will also hear about many volunteer opportunities. The presentation will be on Friday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to noon with time for questions and answers.

Tour 10 Wilmington Place

10 Wilmington Place has invited you to come for a tour and then lunch on Friday, July 31. They can take 20 members on their bus. You can also drive yourself there. The bus will be leaving at 10:30 a.m. The tour will be from 11 a.m. to noon followed by lunch. You will board the bus at 1 p.m. to return about 1:30 p.m.