St. George Senior Center: A myriad of social opportunities for active older citizens

ST. GEORGE – Whether you’re itching to put on your dancing shoes or content to settle into a comfortable couch and watch the world go by, the St. George Senior Center has something for every active older citizen.

The center offers a wide variety of activities free to seniors over age 60 (donations are always appreciated.) Younger citizens are also welcome to participate, but required to pay a fee. A full list and schedule of activities can be found on the center website.

Regular classes include:

  • Pickleball
  • Zumba
  • Line Dancing
  • Tap Dancing
  • Square Dancing
  • Wii Bowling
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Knitting/Crocheting
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Pinochle
  • Bridge
  • Billiards
  • Genealogy

Regular service programs include:

  • Widow support group
  • Parkinson’s support group
  • Memory activity class
  • Arthritis exercise
  • Computer training class
  • Medicare Part D assistance
  • Tax assistance (offered until April 12)
  • Drivers’ assistance
  • Hearing device assistance
  • Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks

The center also provides a lending library, thrift store, daily lunches, access to simple legal, financial and insurance information and coordinates with Dial-A-Ride and Meals on Wheels. Events such as the recent Celebrating Wellness Expo raise money for the center while offering educational services to the public.

A new computer class on using social media will be introduced April 17 at 3 p.m. The class is perfect for seniors who want to keep up with friends and family via Facebook or become more computer-savvy. Size is limited, so you must register beforehand by contacting sgscc.computer.classes@gmail.com.

“There is a lot going on at the senior center for seniors to stay active, learn something new and (gain) social contacts,” Public Relations Director Cynthia Stewart said.

Located at 245 North 200 West in St. George, the center is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on center activities, call 435-634-5743 or stop by.

Contributing submissions by: Cynthia Stewart and Robert Tipton Wright

Email: avmorgan@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

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1 Comment

  • Marty February 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Why do you close so early, 4pm. Just because we are seniors doesn’t mean we go to bed at 5pm??

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