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SENIOR SERVICES Adult Activity

Adult Activity Program Newsletter (click here)
Monthly Program Calendar
(click here)

Senior Nutrition Lunch Menu
(click here)

Senior Nutrition Information
(click here)

 

Brain Teaser (click here)

FUN at the Center (click here)

 

Adult Program Schedule of Activities (click here)  

 

Seniors Activity Program Driver:
Free Seniors Transportation to the Center is provided by calling 918-272-3903


Links:
Pelivan Transit
AARP       www.aarp.org
Medicare  www.medicare.gov
RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) www.rsvptulsa.org

 

SENIOR PROGRAM

Owasso Golden Agers is the service arm of the senior program. "Keeping Young While Growing Older" is their motto. They provide support, both financially and through volunteers, for the programs offered which includes a transportation program for seniors. The organization holds fundraisers through the year. Popular fundraisers include raffles of gift baskets, a McDonald’s Coupon Book fundraiser in the Spring, an annual Book Sale in the Fall and a Silent Auction before the holiday season. The proceeds help supply and serve the needs of their active seniors program. Funds are used for equipment and supplies for the various activity groups, prizes and special recognition awards.

OGA Membership - Members receive an informative monthly newsletter that includes monthly news and information, a schedule of weekday activities and seasonal fundraisers. Join today. Annual membership dues are $12– renewals are due by January 1 each year. Complete a membership application by clicking on the link below and return it to the Business Office at the Community Center with your fees.

Membership Application

Community Center Liability Release and Medical Form

Owasso Senior Citizen Foundation is a tax exempt (501c3) organization whose primary purpose is to receive and manage a corpus of funds to assure that a viable Owasso senior program is not totally dependent on government funding. The foundation has made recent special purchases for the Center that includes bookcases and tables for the library, armchairs, two computers and a Wii game and fitness machine.

 

Bingo
This event is scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. There is no cost to play. Prizes are provided by local sponsors and include things such as candy, gift certificates, word search puzzles and household items such as tea towels, candles, paper towels and toilet tissue.

Birthdays
Seniors birthdays are celebrated monthly.  The Newsletter informs seniors when these celebrations will take place. A local sponsor provides a birthday cake and everyone who attends has their picture in the newsletter to help spread the word about their special day.

Book Sale
The Owasso Golden Agers host an Annual Book Sale during the Fall. The sale is advertised in the local newspapers and on the digital message center sign on 76th Street. Books of all genres are available.  Book donations are accepted year-round. Books of all authors, topics and genres are welcome – no magazines, please.  Donations are accepted from October 1st Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center’s Business Office. For more information, call 918-272-3903.

Health Checks
Free Health Checks that include blood pressures are offered on Friday mornings before the Fun, Food and Fellowship Luncheon.

Computer Classes
Classes teaching computer skills are offered seasonally according to instructor availability and their schedule.

Exercise Class - Seniorsize
Exercises are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. Most of the exercises are chair exercises and are designed to increase range of motion and get the participants’ heart rate up. At the end of the hours’ class, members of the class may choose to participate in a walking video. This class has a lot of fun and has grown tremendously. A personal trainer or guest therapist leads the class occasionally to offer more specialized exercises.

Field Trips
Field trips are taken periodically by members willing to organize and are advertised in the monthly newsletter and require advance sign up. Past field trips have included the Cherokee Cultural Center in Tahlequah, the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks and the Tall Grass Prairie in Ponca City. Participants are asked to pay for their own lunch, admission to the attractions (if applicable) plus gas money for transportation.

Food Distribution
Food is offered each Friday morning at 9 a.m. except on the Friday before the third Saturday. Grocery items such as bread, cakes, pies, yogurt, milk, cheese, salad and fruit are available at no charge. Each senior who would like some food is required to sign in and can choose items from each table according to the day’s limits. Because cakes and pies are so popular, vouchers for these items are provided by rotation.

Fun, Food and Fellowship Luncheon
A potluck luncheon is held on Fridays at 11:00 a.m.  Seniors take turns at volunteering in the kitchen to cook and serve the main entrée. Participants bring a covered casserole (entrée, salad or dessert) to share or they contribute to the donation jar to help cover the expenses of the activity.

Games
Seniors come to play Canasta, Rumikub, Phase 10, Dominoes, Bridge, MahJong and other games as well as work challenging puzzles, play sports on the Wii or whatever else is of interest.

Genealogy Seekers Club meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at Noon.  Members use online and paper resources to track down their family history. Members share tips on things they have found helpful in tracking down family members and also share with each other what they have found since the last meeting.

Library
The Community Center has a library available for all seniors to enjoy. The library includes many books that have proven popular with seniors including: Love Inspired romance novels; Christian; Westerns; and Mysteries. Stop by and enjoy the library any time during office hours.

Letters from the Heart
This program is designed for all ages to communicate love, respect and appreciation through writing letters of encouragement to the troops. Working hand in hand with Blue Star Mothers, citizens convey their love through letters and gifts placed in monthly care packages to the troops.

Lunch
A Nutrition Program is offered Monday–Thursday for all seniors. Lunch is served at 11 a.m.  Seniors 60 and older are asked to make a donation to the extent of their financial ability. Those under 60 are charged the cost of the meal. Reservations for a meal are made by calling 918-272-3903 by 11 a.m. the day before you would like a meal. Those dining may reserve for the next day when they dine. To review the menu, please click on the link above.

Lunch and Learn Seminars
These seminars are periodically offered during lunch time and topics covered include Healthy Feet Habits, Healthy Aging, Nutrition and Chronic Diseases. It is not required that you eat the meal provided to attend these seminars, however, please feel free to bring your own lunch with you if you would still like to participate in the seminars.

Lunch Out
Lunch Out takes place once a month at a local restaurant. Seniors are provided transportation from the Center to the restaurant or seniors may meet us at the restaurant.  Watch the monthly newsletter for the date and place of the next Lunch Out and call the office to make your reservation with the group booking!

Over the Counter Meds
There is a monthly distribution for over the counter medications at the center. Tulsa County Recycled Medication Program is the first program in the nation to legally "recycle" unused prescription drugs from long-term care facilities and over the counter medications to charity clinics. INCOG Area Agency on Aging helps facilitate the delivery of over-the-counter medications to seniors in nutrition sites and to home-bound seniors.

Pool
Pool tables are available for all area seniors. The Pool Room has 5 pool tables. Balls and cues are provided or you can bring your own. There is an In-house Tournament the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. Owasso hosts an Invitational 8-Ball Tournament four times per year. It is an excellent pool room with fun and fellowship for all.  Pool players also travel to other venues to play at other centers.

Quilting
The Quilters meet from 8 a.m. to Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. The ladies work on one quilt together for members of the community. They donate their proceeds to the senior program at the Community Center. These talented ladies have a waiting list for their services. If you have a special project for them, feel free to call 918-272-3903 to leave a message for the group and to be added to the list. It will be worth the wait!

Scrapbooking 101

Scrapbooking class meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. This class is led by Glenda Payne. There is no cost to attend, but you will need to bring necessary supplies with you, including:

  • Your album
  • Paper for your album - always purchase acid free/archival quality paper to safe guard photos
  • Photos you wish to use, organized by theme or occasion
  • Gel pens - archival safe/fade proof
  • Scissors and a ruler
  • X-ACTO knife if you want to crop photos/cutting board
  • Acid free/archival safe scrapbook adhesives
  • Acid free stickers to complete the look you desire
  • Page protectors if your album does not come with them - archival quality

The most important thing is to get started. If you have photos or mementoes that mean a lot to you, then they are worthy of your time, effort and a little expense.

Taxes
Free tax preparation is offered through the AARP Tax Aide program on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in February until the tax deadline in April. Appointments are made for senior citizens age 50 and older from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Walk-ins are also accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days. Please bring the following with you when you come to have your taxes prepared:

  • Copy of last year’s income tax return
  • W-2 forms from each employer
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • Real estate tax documentation
  • SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc.) showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets
  • 1099-misc. showing any miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity
  • All forms indicating federal income tax paid
  • Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, Social Security number)
  • All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
  • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents

Transportation is provided Monday-Friday between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. to the Community Center for seniors living in the Owasso area. Rides home are scheduled at approximately 11:45 a.m. after lunch. Seniors may call 918-272-3903 before 8:15 a.m. daily to request a ride. Partial subsidies are provided for this program.  Donations may be made to the Owasso Golden Agers.

 


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