Ongoing Social Recreation Activities


 September 8, 2021, October 13, 2021 November 10, 2021 & December 8, 2021 Join us the second Wednesday of each month from 11am-1pm at the Essig Recreation Center to learn about AARP’s mission. Various speakers will bring ideas and suggestions to empower you to assist with your daily tasks. Due to the pandemic please call 540-483-9238 to verify the meeting will be held.


 September 17, 2021, October 15, 2021 November 19, 2021 & December 17, 2021 Join us for a celebration of birthdays once a month from 11am-1pm at the Essig Recreation Center. Bring a dish and come enjoy a variety of birthday activities followed by a piece of cake. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk so that your piece of cake will be waiting for you.  


THURSDAY’S September 2, 2021, October 7, 2021 November 4, 2021 & December 2, 2021 These free screenings are courtesy of Carilion. Stay ahead of the game by keeping it monitored. Drop by the Essig Recreation Center from 10am-11:30am and have yours checked.


Bridge games will be played on every Monday, Wednesday and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10am-2pm at the Essig Recreation Center. Call or come by to learn more and to play the greatest card game of all time! 


September 14, 2021, October 12, 2021 November 9, 2021 & December 14, 2021 Bring a bagged lunch and drink and come enjoy Bingo on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 11am-1pm at the Essig Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded for each game. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk.


 If you enjoy cross stitch, knitting or crocheting with like minded needle crafters come to the Essig Recreation Center on Tuesday’s from 1pm-3pm to join the club. Experienced leaders will be available if you would like to learn one of these crafting techniques. Participants should bring their own supplies


 Come learn the Chinese multi-player tile game of Mahjong. Similar to the Western card game of rummy, this is a game of skill, strategy, calculation and does involve a degree of chance. Games will be played every Tuesday from 1pm-4pm at the Essig Recreation Center


 Rook will be played Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10am-Noon at the Essig Recreation Center. Call or come by to learn more and to play this all time favorite card game. 


 Due to COVID this weekly Thursday program, provided by STEP Inc., is postponed due to the pandemic. Feel free to call us at 540-483-9238 for updates and we will make sure to announce by newsletter, postcard and social media when it resumes. 


Are you in need of socialization with others who are looking for support in like minded issues? Would you want to participate in a caregivers, Alzheimer's, grief or another support group? Please give us a call at 540-483-9238 as our goal is to be able to serve those in need in Franklin County  


Come join us on Monday, Wednesday & Friday each  week to play Pickleball from 10:30am-2:30pm.  You have heard all about it so  come give it a try! This game is perfect for cardio and eye hand coordination. It’s flexible to anyone’s fitness level and can be as leisurely or fast paced as you desire.


Come check out our senior only exercise room at the Essig Recreation Center. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am-3:30pm. Whether you would like to walk a few miles on the treadmill, take a ride on a stationary bike or work on your rowing– you can with folks your own age! The only payment required is your signature that you sign in and out at the front desk!