Senior Programs for This Quarter

People enjoy a nice hike

*NEW* BEGINNER BRIDGE CLASSES

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play bridge? Join us for this 8 week course to learn the do’s and don’ts of this card game. Once you become familiar with the game you can join other experienced groups or make one of our own.

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10a - NoonEssig Rec CenterFree


*NEW* BENEFITS OF JOURNALING

Are you struggling with why? Do you have a story to tell? Are there emotions you want to express? Learn the benefits of journaling from Michele Dubel of Amedisys Hospice.

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10a - 11aEssig Rec CenterFree


*EXCITING* EASTER BUNNY BINGO SOCIAL

Join us for 10 games of BINGO! There will be some great prizes as we play different styles of this traditional game. A meal will be provided by STEP Inc. following bingo.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 2

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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11a - 1pEssig Rec CenterFree


*NEW* FOREVER PLAID WOHLFAHRT DINNER THEATRE TRIP

This trip will fill up quickly! Forever Plaid is a musical that takes place where singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950’s nostalgia trip. This trip includes the performance, lunch and transportation.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 30

How to Register: In person at the Essig Rec Center

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9:30a - 6pEssig Rec Center$60


*NEW* KENTUCKY DERBY SOCIAL

Come play your luck at the Kentucky Derby Game at the Essig Recreation Center. Enjoy a friendly game, food and socialization within our community.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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1p - 3pEssig Rec CenterFree



*NEW* PHOEBE NEEDLES LIFE LONG LEARNING SEMINARS

Ride with us to the Phoebe Needles Center in Callaway to lunch and learn with friends. We will leave from the Essig Center.

Registration Deadline: One week prior to each seminar

How to Register: In person or at PlayFranklinCounty.com


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Genetically Modified Organisms9a - 2p

Phoebe Needles Center


$20 per seminar



Black History Month presentation

Voices of Faith

Phoebe Needles Mountain Band


*NEW* RELAXATION TECHNIQUES

Separate yourself from the world of high stress by practicing regular mindfulness with easy, everyday exercises that reduce the craziness of life while promoting good health, balance and better sleep. Michael dubel of Amedisys Hospice is a stress management specialist with over 28 years of training and teaching stress management strategies.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 21

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10a - 11aEssig Rec CenterFree


*NEW* SURVIVING WINTER WORKSHOP

Winter can be hard, come learn from Betty Robertson, from Carilion Clinic, how to prepare mentally and physically to combat the season.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 27

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10a - 11aEssig Rec CenterFree


*NEW* WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM TRIP

Visit the Woodrow Wilson’s Presidential Library and Museum, in Staunton, and learn all about our 28th President. We will have lunch at the famous Mrs. Rowes Family Restaurant. The price includes admission, transportation and lunch will be on your own.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 3

How to Register: In person at the Essig Rec Center

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9:30a - 5pStaunton, VA$20


AARP TAX PREPARATION

AARP Foundation program helps low-to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. Tax appointments can be made beginning 01/21/20 by calling 540.483.9238 between 9a - 3p.

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Thu & FriEssig Rec CenterFee


AARP SAFE DRIVING COURSE

Join the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers 50 and older. This course will help you tune up your driving skills and update your knowledge of the rules of the road. Upon completion of this course you may qualify for an insurance discount.

Registration Deadline Thursday, April 16

How to Register: In person or call 540.483.9238

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10a - 2:30pEssig Rec Center$20 Non-Member
$15 Member


SOUP FOR SENIORS FOOD DRIVE

Join us as we will be collecting canned soups, peanut butter and crackers the month of January to provide a hot meal to seniors over the age of 50. You can make a difference in your community by starting a soup drive in your church, business or organization of which you are a part of or donating a few cans on your own. Then the week of February 3-7, 2020 simply deliver your collection to the Essig Recreation Center, located at 295 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount. All items collected will then be put into reusable cloth bags provided by Franklin County Office of Aging and distributed into the homes of elderly citizens here in Franklin County. The more we collect the more we can serve.