For those seniors who want to get more active, there is a new class for a new you! A new SiverSneakers® class, which is designed for older adults, is being held every Monday morning at 10 a.m. The motto of these classes are fun, fitness and friends. The certified SilverSneakers® instructor is Donna Rule. It is an off-site program being held at the Cumberland County fairgrounds in the exhibit building, so bring your water and sneakers. These classes are also held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the center.
A more active and spicy class will be held on three Fridays this month. Join Professional Coach Clinetina Simms in her fun class, Latin Aerobic Dance. Her classes will be held April 13, 20, and 26 at 1 p.m.
Now that the weather is so nice, everyone wants to get outside. A lot of older adults do not care for the hassle of driving on trips, besides it always more fun with friends. The Fair Park van, which is funded in part by the United Fund of Cumberland County, goes on one-day trips almost weekly, weather permitting. April 10 is opening night for the Minor Leagues, Tennessee Smokie’s Baseball Team, as they will be playing against the Jackson Generals. The Fair Park van will heading that way to cheer them on! They always have a great time. If you’re a senior who loves baseball, you will really enjoy this trip. They will also be attending other games this season.
Since spring seems to be here, there is also a trip again this year to go the Dogwood Trails in Knoxville, which all flower lovers look forward to. This trip will be April 17. More trips are in the works, so get signed up, and get on board!
The first class of the second Senior Police Academy, lead by the officer’s in blue, Crossville City Police, will be starting the first of eight classes this Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. Chief David Beaty along with his men will be covering everything from crime scene investigation to home invasion in an effort to aid seniors in becoming better aware of the judicial system, how to protect themselves and their rights. Coordinator Terry Burgess is responsible for bringing this informative law enforcement class to the center, for which we are very grateful.
The AARP Safe Driving Class will be held April 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. It is also off-site at the county fairgrounds exhibit building. After attending this two-part, two-day, 8-hour course, not only will you be a safer driver, but your auto insurance could see a discount. For more information and to sign up, please contact instructor Len Stark,
New Horizons Adult Daycare, which is at the center, is there to give families a break for the day, who care for love ones who have Dementia or Alzheimer diseases. The adult daycare has extended their days, and will now be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on these services, please contact Carolyn Barnes, the executive director for this program, at 484-7416.
In observance of Good Friday, the senior center will be closed April 6.
The Fair Park Senior Center is normally open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and is across from the Cumberland County Community Complex at 1433 Livingston Road in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as on-line versions of the Center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.” For more information, please call 484-7416.