Orange Beach Senior Center December 2021 Newsletter and Calendar

November 24, 2021
Orange Beach Senior Center December 2021 Calendar

Shoreline News - Life Enriching Activities for the Adult 50 & Over

Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!  

Sometimes maintaining healthy habits during the holidays can be a real challenge with over indulgence being so easy.  Incorporating these tips into your festivities will hopefully help you to enjoy a healthier holiday season! 

  • #1 - Find healthy alternatives to your favorite dishes 
  • #2 - Balance heavier indulgent meals with smaller nutrient dense ones 
  • #3 - Choose fresh and homemade foods instead of processed 
  • #4 - Include more vegetables, either in your meals or as snacks  
  • #5 - Slow down while you eat to prevent overeating 
  • #6 - Eat small snacks during the day, and have three medium meals instead of three extra-large ones.  
  • #7 - Take a walk after dinner. 
  • #8 - Find ways to exercise, even if away from home.  Maybe even include activities to get your family active.  
  • #9 - Try to stay close to your normal sleep schedule 
  • #10 - Take time for yourself to destress and relax 

Navigating the holidays can be tough on everyone, but by making a couple of little changes to think more healthy, you can really make a difference to your physical and mental well being during this busy time of year!   

Have a wonderful holiday season and Merry Christmas!! 

DECEMBER 2021 EVENTS

  • December 10th at 10 a.m.: Trip to Fish River Christmas Tree Farm in Summerdale. We will stop by OWA for lunch. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration required. Cost: $5 
  • December 17th at 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Gaming Lunch: Join us for a Friday Mexican Train game and a pizza lunch. Pre-registration required. Cost: $3 
  • December 23rd-26th:  MERRY CHRISTMAS! The Senior Center is closed. 
  • December 31st: HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Senior Center is closed. 

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS - Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. provided by Orange Beach Fire Rescue. 

REMINDER: Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is October 15, 2021 - December 7, 2021. Individuals can make an appointment with the Council on Aging at 251-972-8506.

DECEMBER 2021 ARTS & CRAFTS PROJECTS

Please call 251-981-3440 to sign up for Adult/Senior Activity Center activities. Pre-registering is required to ensure space and material 

  • CERAMICS: Tuesdays - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost varies.
  • GLASS ETCHING: Wednesdays - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost is $10.
  • CANDLE HOLDER: Thursdays - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Cost per class is $5. 
  • CRAFT WORKSHOP: Mondays - 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - The Craft Workshop is extra open time to work on any of this month’s craft projects. 

ONGOING WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

Schedule may change due to low attendance or instructor availability.

  • SIT & BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS w/Ann: Monday and Wednesday, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $3 fee per class. 
  • HAND & FOOT CANASTA: Monday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
  • LEARN AMERICAN MAH JONG: Monday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
  • BRIDGE: Tuesday and Thursday, Noon-3:30 p.m.
  • FLEX & STRETCH w/Justine: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
  • YOGA for EVERY BODY w/Sallie: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Cost: $3 fee per class. 
  • TAI CHI CLASS w/Rio: Wednesday: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Cost: $3 fee per class. 

Links to the December 2021 newsletter and calendar: 

December 2021 Orange Beach Adult/Senior Activity Center Calendar
December 2021 Orange Beach Adult/Senior Activity Center Newsletter