Senior Center hosts many activities

Dec 19, 2012

The Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, in Waynesville, will host many activities designed for seniors and

people 18-plus with disabilities during the New Year. Check the calendar at for ongoing activity listings. Here is a partial listing of new activities.

• 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 — Pulmonary/Lung Club. Persons with COPD and other chronic lung/breathing illnesses are invited to meet monthly to discuss ways to improve breathing. Refreshments and Chat. Guest speakers. Meetings are held  the first Wednesday of each month.

• 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 —Memory Café. This is an informal setting for those affected by memory problems and their caregivers. The Memory Café is a drop-in coffee room with coffee, fruit, and cookies. It gives participants the chance to fellowship in fun, laughter, games or just chatting with others. This informal gathering will meet the first Monday of every month.

• 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 — Diabetics Club. Are you or someone you love a diabetic? Meet with other seniors to share tips, recipes, guest speakers and more while enjoying healthy snacks. Spend time with other diabetics the first Tuesday of every month. In January, the meeting will meet the second Tuesday of the month.

•  2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 — Heart/Cardiac Club. Refreshments will be served, while listening to guest speakers, sharing information and tips and well as talking with other’s who have heart illness. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month.

•  2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 — Persons with Disabilities. Disabilities come in a “mixed bag.” It isn’t just a wheelchair, or a walker, not a specific age or reason. Each month will be a new discussion, guest speaker, and refreshments. Anyone 18-plus with a disability is invited.

•  2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Parkinson/MS Movers and Shakers Club. This club began in 2012 and invites those with Parkinson or MS and their spouse or caregiver. There are guest speakers, and attendees receive books from the Parkinson Organization for free. Spend time with others from Haywood County who has Parkinson/MS, while enjoying refreshments. Join the group every fourth Wednesday.

• 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 — Caregivers Unite. This group formed in 2012 because of the request to Chaplain Assistant Melissa Moss by men and women who needed answers to their questions. The group is not focused on any specific chronic illness ,but is intended to help all caregivers with their issues, need for assistance and more while caring for a loved one, family member or friend. The group is led by Moss and nurse navigator Johanna Dewees. The meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month.

Call the Senior Resource Center at 452-2370.