Events for senior citizens offered

DEARBORN – The Senior Services Division – part of the Recreation Department – is offering several activities for senior citizens.

 

Except where otherwise noted, they will be held in the senior citizen services area of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

 

Drop-in volleyball – Offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays for adults age 50 and older. Advance registration is required. To register call (313) 943-3342. The fee is $3 per visit for city residents.

 

Senior swim classes – Classes meet at 9 and 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Advance registration is required and can be made by calling (313) 943-3342.

 

Biography Book Club – This new club meets at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. The club will discuss one book per month. Register in advance by calling (313) 943-2412.

 

City of Dearborn Senior Citizen Transportation – Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation service for residents age 60 or older. Seniors must schedule trips at least four days in advance.

 

Transportation service is curb-to-curb within the city limits. The fee is $1 one way or $2 round trip. The service is available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All vehicles are wheelchair-accessible.

 

Call (313) 943-4083 to schedule or cancel a ride.

 

Drop-in volleyball – From 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays for adults age 50 and older. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling (313) 943-3342. Cost is $3 per visit.

 

Caregiver Support Group – The group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month for people who are caring for a parent, relative or friend, or are looking for resources or support. For more information or to register call (734) 287.7828.

 

Spanish for Seniors – This interactive class meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 26. The emphasis is on conversation, with vocabulary and phrases for use in everyday life. Class fee is $64; the learning packet costs $12. For more information call (313) 943-2412.

 

Dearborn Senior Walking Club – Meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the indoor running track. Check-in is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Walk the track from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Members set personal goals and record mileage. Membership is open to Dearborn senior citizens. Members who are not Ford Center passholders pay $1 per visit. For more information call (313) 943-2412.

 

Chair Exercise Class – Classes are at 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. The benefits of toning, stretching and cardiovascular workouts are featured. The fee is $5 per month for each class. For details call (313) 943-3342.

 

Arthritis Exercise Class – Meets Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Gentle, joint-safe exercises have been developed specifically for people with arthritis. Movements are designed to help relieve stiffness and decrease arthritis pain. The low-impact class can be taken either sitting or standing. The fee is $7 per month. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling (313) 943-3342.

 

Hearing Loss Association of America, Dearborn Chapter – For hearing-impaired people who help each other to learn to cope, grow, change thinking about hearing loss and to appreciate abilities. The local chapter is sponsored by Oakwood Common and Dearborn Senior Services. Meetings are on the second Saturday of each month. For more information and meeting location call (313) 943-2412.

 

Quickstart tennis – Features a modified court size, balls and scoring system. The Dearborn Community Tennis Association supplies balls and instructors. Class meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and costs $3 per session. Payments must be made at the beginning of each month. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling (313) 943-3342.

 

Drop-in Basketball –From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays for adults age 50 and older. Fee is $4 per visit for city residents. Advance registration is required and can be made by calling (313) 943-3342.