American House hosts activities

American House is on Water Street in Keene.

Sunday, Jan 5: 9:15 a.m., bus to St. Bernard; 9:30 a.m., bus to UCC and St. James; 1:30 p.m., bag toss; 2 p.m., performance by Sylvia Ryder; 2:30 p.m., movie in the theater; 7 p.m., movie in the theater.

Monday, Jan. 6: All-day massage therapist; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, snowball fight; 12:30 p.m., mahjong; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping; 1:45 p.m., balance; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour.

Tuesday, Jan. 7: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., Ted talks; 11 a.m., strolling club; 12:30 p.m., trivia; 1 p.m., adult coloring; 1:45 p.m., cribbage, strength and resistance; 3 p.m., bell choir; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:30 p.m., bingo

Wednesday, Jan. 8: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., Catholic Rosary and Communion, coffee and chat, bag toss, shopping bus to Walmart; 11 a.m., circuit training; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, Wii Bowling; 1:45 p.m., balance, 3:15 p.m., American House chorus; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night

Thursday, Jan. 9: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., balloon volleyball, UCC/Protestant services; 11 a.m., strolling club, 1 p.m., bingo; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance, 3 p.m., performance by Bob Rutherford; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., documentary night

Friday, Jan. 10: 9:30 a.m., sit ‘n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., circuit training; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., “Name That Tune;” 2 p.m., group crossword puzzle, cooking with Jackie; 3 p.m., Connect 4; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., arm chair travel

Saturday, Jan. 11: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., “Wii Wheel of Fortune;” 11 a.m., bag toss; 1 p.m., bingo; 2 to 5 p.m., “Private Party Bistro;” 2:30 p.m., music and movement with Mary; 7 p.m., movie in the theater

Friendly Meals, Meals on Wheels

Friendly Meals offers dining for seniors at the Garden Café at 312 Marlboro St. in Keene. Doors open Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is served at noon.

Dining rooms also serving Monday through Friday are at The United Church of Jaffrey Parish Hall and at the Millstream Community Center in Hinsdale. Friendly Meals are served Wednesdays at the Keene Senior Center. Monthly meals are served in Marlow, Marlborough, Jaffrey, Westmoreland, Nelson and North Walpole.

Cheshire County residents ages 60 and older may attend. Dietetic desserts are available at all locations. There is no charge for Friendly Meals, but a suggested donation of $3 is appreciated.

Participants should make reservations by 11 a.m., two business days in advance. Reservations: Garden Café, 352-2253; Jaffrey Parish Hall, 242-7986; Millstream (Hinsdale) Community Center, 336-7087; Keene Senior Center, 352-5037.

This week’s menu:

Monday, Jan. 6: Stuffed chicken with Southern cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, mixed beans, vanilla pudding with peaches and cream

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Beef stroganoff, rotini noodles, Brussels sprouts, seasoned apples

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Chicken ‘n’ biscuit, broccoli florets, waxed beans, pineapple upside down cake with cream

Thursday, Jan. 9: Beef stew with a biscuit, California mixed vegetables, tropical fruit salad

Friday, Jan. 10: Roast pork with sauce, mashed cauliflower, Harvard beets, pear crisp

Age In Motion

programs continue

Age In Motion is an exercise program designed for older adults. Classes are led by trained instructors and are held for one hour, twice a week and consist of exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance.

Men and women from any area town are invited to participate. A $2 donation per class is requested.

The following programs are ongoing, but new members are welcome:

Hinsdale (Millstream Community Center): Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Marlborough (Community House): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Walpole (Town Hall): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Winchester (ELMM Community Center): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Chesterfield (Spofford Fire Department): Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Stoddard (Town Hall): Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m.

Physician approval is needed to join. Please call Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 352-2253 for a registration packet. Age In Motion is a program of HCS, a Monadnock United Way agency.

Zumba Gold

winter session

Zumba Gold classes will be held at the Keene Recreation Center, Washington Street, Keene, from Jan. 7 through 20.

The four-week session will be held in the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is an aerobic dance class designed for older adults and beginners using Latin and pop music. Beginners are welcome and may attend the first class free. Cost is $24 for 8 classes. The instructor is Pam Durkin.

To register, call 357-8296 or visit the Keene Recreation Center website at

Meals, activities

in Bellows Falls

The Bellows Falls Area Senior Center at 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls, serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Suggested donation is $3.50 for seniors over the age of 60, which includes a beverage. Information: 463-3907.

Basic tai chi for fall prevention: Fridays from 9-9:45 a.m.

Tai chi level II: Thursdays from 12:15-1 p.m.

Knit and Stitch group: Meets Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

The BFASC Quilters: Meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.

Nickel Bingo: Every Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m., with 20 games.

Cribbage games

offered in Keene

A senior cribbage league is held at Stone Arch Village, 835 Court St., Keene on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call Jan Lecuyer at 354-3255.