The Keene Senior Center is sponsoring a two-day AARP Driver Safety Program to be held at the center on Aug. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
The instructor will be Tom Driscool. Refreshments will be served at the breaks.
The lessons focus on changes in automobiles and driving over the years, and changes in our driving habits.
Discussion often includes some of the newest advances in technology that some of the participants have in their new cars, as well as challenges and strategies of driving and interacting with tourists unfamiliar with local roads.
The fee is $15, made payable to “AARP” on the first day of class. The fee includes a course workbook and maybe a copy of the New Hampshire Driver Manual.
Some insurance companies offer discounts on car insurance to those who complete this course.
For more information and to register, stop by the Keene Senior Center at 70 Court St., Keene, or call 352-5037.
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; Hinsdale Community Center, 336-7087; Keene Senior Center, 352-5037.
This week’s menu:
Monday, July 29: Roast pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, garden peas and onions, apple crisp with cream.
Tuesday, July 30: Sweet and sour meatballs, medium pasta shells, California blend vegetables, peaches.
Wednesday, July 31: Vegetable and cheese quiche, diced beets, orange.
Thursday, Aug. 1: Chicken breast with tarragon sauce, spinach, mashed cauliflower, pumpkin custard.
Friday, Aug. 2: Macaroni and cheese, green beans, baby carrots, cantaloupe wedge.
American House to host activities
American House is on Water Street in Keene.
Monday, July 29: 9:30 a.m., sit ‘n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, walking club; 11 a.m., gardening with Jackie; 1:15 p.m., table top Yahtzee; 1:30 p.m., mahjong, bus leaves for shopping; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., bag toss; 3:15 p.m., flower arranging; 4:15 p.m., social hour.
Tuesday, July 30: 9:30 a.m., balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, men’s group; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., adult coloring; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance, cribbage; 2 p.m., arts and crafts with Kayla; 2:30 p.m., ladder ball; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6:30 p.m., Marlborough concert outing to see Westmoreland Town Band; 6:45 p.m., bingo.
Wednesday, July 31: 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10:30 a.m., shopping bus to Walmart, coffee and chat, bag toss, Catholic rosary and communion; 11 a.m., walking club; 1:30 p.m., bus leaves for shopping, Wii Wheel of Fortune; 1:45 p.m., balance; 2:30 p.m., manicures, wits ‘n’ wagers; 3:15, sing-a-long; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., classic movie night.
Thursday, Aug. 1: 9:30 a.m. balance; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, balloon volleyball; 11 a.m., strolling club; 1 p.m., bingo, move for thought; 1:45 p.m., strength and resistance; 2:30 p.m., gardening with Jackie; 3 p.m., special movie; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 6 p.m., Swamp Bats outing; 7 p.m. documentary.
Friday, Aug. 2: 9:30 a.m., sit ’n’ fit; 10:30 a.m., coffee and chat, bag toss; 11 a.m., walking club; 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., name that tune; 2 p.m., group crossword puzzle; 3 p.m., Connect 4; 4:15 p.m., social hour; 7 p.m., arm chair travel.
Saturday, Aug. 3: 9:30 a.m., exercise; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 1 p.m., bingo; 3 p.m., ladder ball; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.
Sunday, Aug. 4: 8:30 a.m., car to St. James; 9:15 a.m., bus to St. Bernard’s; 9:30 p.m., bus to UCC; 1:30 p.m., horse derby; 2 p.m., performance by Ethan Stone; 2:30 and 7 p.m., movie in the theater.
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. Information: Jan Lecuyer, 354-3255.
Bellows Falls library to host tai chi classes
Senior Safe tai chi classes will be held on Tuesdays beginning July 16 at 11 a.m. in the top floor meeting room of the Rockingham Free Public Library, Certified instructor Leslie Lassetter will teach this gentle movement form from an ancient oriental tradition. Better balance, mindful movement and fall prevention are just a few of tai chi’s benefits. This program is free and open to the public.
Age In Motion programs continue
Age In Motion, an exercise program designed for older adults, is offered in various locations within the region. 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 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.