Barton Center Announces Programs for 2007

The Barton Senior Center rolled-out a full schedule of activities and programs for the New Year. Social activities topped the list with events planned daily. Table-top bowling leagues return on a bi-weekly schedule. BINGO is played every Monday afternoon and two Wednesday evenings per month. A dinner/show event is scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m., while a monthly Birthday Lunch with entertainment is slotted for the 4th Friday at noon. Interactive games like Wheel of Fortune and Name That Tune are scheduled on an ongoing basis. In addition, the Barton Center Singers are soliciting new participants.

Personal well-being and educational programs are abundant with Creative Writing, Book Club, Bible Fellowship and wellness programs presented by health professionals. Many of the classic Arts and Crafts classes are still held, including Ceramics, Handcrafts, Woodcrafts, Crafts and Sewing. New in January is the Acrylic Paints on Slate or Stone class. Exercise and computer classes are also offered twice a week. AARP tax volunteers will be available for the next several months to assist with tax preparation and questions.

Off-site activities are also popular among Barton seniors. Shopping trips to Great Northern Mall take place each month. Daily car transportation is available to destinations located in Lakewood for all members.

The Barton Center Shops are very busy during the winter months, with the Hodge Podge furniture and resale shop and the Book Nook open every Tuesday and Thursday. The Greenhouse is open four days per week and the Corner Store is open Monday through Friday.

Membership to the Barton Community Center is available to individuals who are at least 55 for only $15 per year. To find out more about Ohio’s oldest senior center, or to volunteer, call the Barton Center office at (216) 221-3400. Barton Center is located on the Ground Floor of the Westerly Apartments at 14300 Detroit Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays.
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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:12 PM, 01.15.07