Programs for You

Weekly Programs at Eastside

(See newsletter’s calendar for schedule)

*New Service*

We are very excited to announce that Eastside is now partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  A state assistance caseworker with MDHHS will be available at the center to assist clients biweekly at the Eastside Senior Center.

The caseworker will be available to assist seniors who are applying for or receiving benefits/assistance from MDHHS, such as food assistance, Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid and emergencry assistance programs. For anyone who has questions about their case, needs help understanding a benefits letter or has general questions about state assistance, we will be able to help.  We will also be available to assist seniors with referrals to other community resources.

Please call the office for an appointment.

Balance Exercise

Mondays at 1:00pm.  This is an exercise video designed to reduce the risk of falling.

Bid Euchre:

Bid Euchre is played every Friday at 1:00 p.m, and every Tuesday evening at 6:00 p.m.

Bingo:

Come play Penny Bingo every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., Regular Bingo every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m, and every Thursday at 6:00 pm., and Fast Bingo every Friday at 1:00 p.m. Playing Bingo keeps the senses sharp and lifts your emotional well being. Why not bring a friend?

Bridge:

Duplicate Bridge is held Monday and Thursday at 1:00, and Tuesday at 5:30.

Bunco:

Bunco is played every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Caregiver’s Art Program

This exciting opportunity is designed for you if you are caring for a loved one, you are at least 60 years old, you need to spend time doing something for you! If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you are invited and encouraged to take two hours each month and participate in the “Anyone Can Paint Class”, FREE of charge!

Seating is limited so please sign up ASAP by calling (810)250-5000

Date: Fourth Wednesday of the month     Time: 1:00 am

Chess Club:

Interested in playing Chess? Come join this great group that plays on Tuesday Nights at 6:00 p.m.

Coloring for Relaxation

Adult coloring books have recently gained popularity for their stress-relieving abilities.  All supplies are provided for this program, so why not try it out?  When: Tuesdays from 1:00– 2:00

Cooking Class

This is a quick cooking class, designed to teach simple meals or snacks. This class is free; however, donations are always appreciated.  Check the newsletter’s calendar for times!

Cribbage:

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Drums Alive

Tuesdays, 10:00 am-11:00 am

($1 Donation)

Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive® is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially!

Drums Alive can help:

  • Strengthen bones and muscles diminishing stress on the joints
  • Improve flexibility, muscle tone and coordination
  • Improve posture and balance which can help prevent falls
  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Boost immune system
  • Improve socialization, group interaction and cooperation, and builds confidence!
  • Reduce burnout and boredom

It’s F U N!!

 

Euchre:

Come to play Euchre on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.!

Exercise for Free:

Our treadmill and exercise bike are available daily for your use and convenience! The staff will teach you how to use them.

Grief Paint Class

If you are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one, please consider joining this class.  We are able to offer this to program to you without cost due to funding from a memorial donation.  You absolutely do not need any special talent to attend this class.  Our instructor, Steve Wood, will bring all of the supplies for you and provide assistance while you paint a picture.  And, you will  be able to take your completed “Masterpiece” home the same day.  Call the office to sign up.

Hand, Knee and Foot:

Hand and Foot is a card game similar to Canasta or Rummy that is very entertaining. You are invited every Saturday at 1:00!

Landscape Painting:

Come and meet our teacher Steve Wood who has a unique ability to blend humor, encouragement and painting on the second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. You will leave with a complete painting, an art lesson and a smile on your face! Cost $20.

Library:

Looking for a good book to read? Eastside has a variety of books to borrow or exchange. We are currently not accepting donated books.

Line Dancing: -Will Return February 8-

Each Monday and Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. there will be beginners instruction and from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. advanced instruction. Our wonderful teacher Marge will give you the best of instruction and encouragement!

Make It, Take It

We will be making a new craft every Wednesday.  If you are unable to attend class, we will repeat the project on Thursday.  Please sign up by the Monday prior so that we can provide enough supplies.  Class is FREE unless otherwise noted.  When: Every Wednesday at 9:30 & Thursdays at 12:30

American Mahjong

Mahjong has been canceled due to lack of interest.  Please call if you and interested, we would love to bring this program back!

Pinochle:

Pinochle is played every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Double Deck Pinochle is also played on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. Come and enjoy!

Pool Table:

Seniors come and play pool Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Join a pool group, bring a group to play or come practice on your own!

Sit, Stand, Stretch with Julie

Fridays at 9:00.  This class is being offered free of charge by Mid Michigan Home Health and Hospice.  This is a safe, low impact exercise for anyone to try!

Sewing & Crocheting:

This is knitting, crocheting, needlework club that will meet in the Arts & Crafts room every Tuesday.   The room will be open all day for your use.  Join the group to share your talents, and ideas and socialize!

Veterans Services Officer

When:  Fourth Monday of the month       How:  Please call for appointment

Yahtzee

Another game played at the Senior Winter Games.   Join us after lunch for some practice and fun!             When: Every Tuesday at 12:30