Programs & Activities
Monthly Program Calendar
A calendar of programs, activities and special events is made available on a bi-monthly basis. You may pick up a hard copy of the schedule at the Center's front desk or view online.
November and December
Complete Listing of Programs and Activities
The Senior Center offers a large variety of different programs and activities each week to meet the diverse needs of those 50 years of age and older.
Complete Listing of Programs and Activities
There is an exercise class for any fitness level and classes are free of charge.
Exercise Class Descriptions and Schedule
Drop-In Arts & Craft Groups
Come enjoy the fellowship of others who enjoy arts and crafts and meet new and old friends each week. Be sure to bring your current project or try something new. There’s no fee to participate. Join us!
Art Group Mondays 2 - 5 pm
Tuesday Evening Crafts Tuesday 5 - 8 pm
Thursdays 1 - 3 pm, No Fee
Instructor: LaLe Lindley
Learn the basics of quilting with our volunteer instructor. Sewing machines and basic equipment are available for use to help you delve into the art of quilting.
Advanced QuiltingFridays 10 am - noon
Join quilt enthusiasts as they explore more difficult and challenging quilting patterns and techniques.
Beginner Greeting Card TechniquesTuesday, January 9, February 6, 10 am - noon
Instructor: Vicki Young, Fee $8 per class
Learn to make the perfect greeting card for every occasion by learning basic stamping techniques, embossed textures and more.
Advanced Greeting Card TechniquesTuesday, January 9, February 6, 1 - 3 pm
Instructors: Jan McCord & Carmel Mosley, Fee: $8 per class
Beginning Polymer ClayTuesday, January 23, 9 am - noon
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer, Fee: $10
Learn various methods and techniques for working with polymer clay to produce beautiful pieces. All materials and tools are included.
Mug Rug a MonthFriday, January 19, February 16, 1 - 3 pm
Instructor: Bettie Smith, fee: $5 each class
Bring your favorite fabric scraps and make a seasonal mug rug (coaster) that is great for snacks and gifts. Basic sewing skills are needed.
Beaded Sun CatcherFriday, February 2, 1 - 3 pm
Instructor: Carol Slawson, Fee: $12 - $15
Pick a project from the assortment of patterns and create a beautiful sun catcher for your window or to give as a gift.
Intermediate Polymer ClayTuesday, February 27, 9 am - noon, Fee: $5
Instructor: Nancy Lotzer
Learn more advanced techniques using various ways to embellish and create surface designs. Easy to
Wednesday, November 15, Noon - 1:30 pm
Count your many blessings and enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal together with friends. There are a few spots still available, so be sure to buy your ticket now.
Monday, January 8, February 5, 8:15 - 9 am
Menu: sausage, gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, juice & coffee
Come meet old friends and make new ones at the monthly breakfast. The Senior Advisory Board prepares and serves a great menu and there is great entertainment for you to enjoy.
January: Ron Jones, Musician
February: Russ Warman, Vocals and Guitarist
Wednesday, January 17, February 21, noon
Fee: $2 or free if it’s your birthday month.
Join us as we celebrate those with birthdays each month with a great meal and fun. Cake donated by Brookdale Assisted Living in Farmers Branch and gifts donated by United Financial Services.
January: Brisket Tacos
February: King Ranch Chicken
Spud and Show: Glass Castle
Tuesday, January 23, 11:30 am Fee: $2
Come enjoy a baked potato and the movie, The Glass Castle. This movie is about when a young girl who comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who stirs the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Purchase movie ticket at the front desk before Friday, January 19.
Valentine Tea Party: Once Upon a Time
Friday, February 9, 1 pm Ticket Fee: $8
Our annual tradition returns with a delicious selection of savories and sweets, paired with tasty hot teas. Participants are asked to bring in a childhood photo by February 1 to be used for a special slide show during the event. Bring your own tea cup for a chance to win a prize.
Ticket Sale Schedule
Residents: January 12, 9 am - January 18
Open ticket sales begin Friday, January 19, 9 am
Special Interest Groups
80 Upper Club: New Year Party
Saturday, December 9, 1:30 pm, No Fee
If you’re 80 years of age or older, come join this fun, active group that meets monthly. We plan to bring the New Year in a little early to avoid the rush. Wear your glitzy and glamorous attire for a sparkling event with music and entertainment.
Alzheimer’s Support Group: Holiday Get-Together
Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 pm, No Fee
The group will meet a the Spring Creek BBQ on Midway Road in Addison for a holiday party. Monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month to provide support and assistance to persons affected by Alzheimer’s.
Random Acts of Kindness: Hope Supply Company
Thursday, December 14, 10 am, No Fee
Sponsoring Hope Supply Company, formerly known as Captain Hope, who serves children in homeless shelters. Please bring new toys, children’s clothes and shoes.
Texas Hold ‘em Tournament
Thursday, December 14, 1 pm, No Fee
Snack sponsor: Acadia Estates Assisted Living and Memory Care.
Conversations in Neglected History
Fridays at 9:30 am, No Fee
Join this weekly class that explores past events and topics and discovers new ways of viewing history. Special guest speaker and book author, Dr. Richard McCaslin from UNT will speak
December 15: Texas Rangers on the Border 1915-16
January 26: Regulars in Gray: Edward Ingrahan and Company A
February 16: Reconstructing Texas: Hill County in 187
New Perspectives On Aging Series
Instructor: Ben E. Dickerson, PhD, Gerontologist
Well known in Texas for his involvement in issues regarding the aging population, Dr. Dickerson served as the Director of Baylor Institute for Gerontological studies and was appointed by a former Texas Governor to the Legislative Committee on Aging. He graduated from Texas A&M and received his PhD from LSU in Baton Rouge and is a retired Colonel with the US Army Reserves. He participates in the White House Conference on Aging and currently teaches at North Central Texas College and Weatherford College.
New Perspectives On Aging: Understanding Age
Thursday, December 7, 11 am, No Fee
All too often our understanding of our age is culturally bound. Our discussion will assist you in rewriting your definition of old and older and recognize the fact that the “best is yet to come”.
Eat Smart for Cancer Prevention - Fruits and Vegetables
Friday, December 15, 10 am, No Fee
Texas A&M AgriLife Series with Brittany Martin
The focus of this class is on the importance of including fruits and vegetables in the diet in order to lower the risk of certain types of cancer.
Food Safety BasicsFriday, January 19, 10 am
Brittany Martin, Texas A&M AgriLife
Discussion and demonstration on the 4 - C's of food safety: clean, cross-contamination system, cook and chill.
Emergency Preparedness with the Farmers Branch Fire and Police DepartmentsWednesday, January 24, 11 am, No Fee
Learn about home safety and security, family and pet emergency kits, disaster preparedness, Branch Alert, the free public emergency notification system and much more.
Free Telephones from the State of TexasFriday, January 26, 11 am, No Fee
The Basics of Memory Loss and DementiaFriday, February 2, 10 am, No Fee
Presenter: Alzheimer's Association
Are you concerned about memory loss or have a loved one who has been diagnosed with dementia? Learn the difference between Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and normal memory loss due to aging.
Eat Smart and Safely for CelebrationsFriday, February 16, 10 am, No Fee
Brittany Martin, Texas A&M AgriLife
Birthday parties and family gatherings can be a hot bed for food borne illnesses. Learn to keep your celebrations safe and healthy.
Medicare FraudWednesday, February 21, 10 am, No Fee
Presenter: Senior Source and Texas SMP
Learn about the new Medicare card, how to prevent , detect and report Medicare fraud and what scams to look for.