406 Rigsbee Ave, 2nd floor, 919-688-4772, seniorpharmassist.org:
Senior PharmAssist helps Durham County residents age 60 and up manage and get access to the medications they need. They’re able to find resources that make medicines available at low cost, and they help teach how to use medications safely and effectively. A staff pharmacist can take a good look at all of the medications being taken by a resident and can recommend which ones are inadvertently working against each other. (This sometimes happens when someone has multiple doctors who aren’t aware of what the others are prescribing.) Call to set an appointment.
DURHAM CENTER FOR SENIOR LIFE,
406 Rigsbee Ave, 919-688-8247, dcslnc.org:
The Durham Center for Senior Life serves people age 55 and up. There is no charge for membership—get your card today! See DCSL’s full monthly schedule on their website or pick one up at the front desk. There’s something going on every day (these are just a few activities):
Here are this month’s movies—all will be shown in the Theater starting at 1:30pm (call in your movie suggestions):
The Book Club will meet on Fridays, April 7 and 21, 11am–noon, in the Board Room. Read “Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham.
This month’s Birthday Party will be sponsored by Lincoln Heritage and held on Tuesday, April 11, 1:30pm, in the Upper Commons for people celebrating April birthdays.
The Bull City Riders will hold its next meeting on Friday, April 14, 10:30am, in the Theater.
The Family Caregiver Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 18, 1–2pm, at Spring Arbor of Durham (4523 Hope Valley Rd).
A Connecting Online: Durham County Library workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 11:30 in the Computer Lab. Learn about online safety, email basics, and an overview of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, and Tumblr. Sign up at the front desk.
Legal Aid On-Site will be available to give some legal advice on Friday, April 21, 12:30–4:30pm. Walk-ins aren’t accepted; please sign in at the front desk.
Lunch will be served by the Zakat Foundation on Tuesday, April 25, noon, in the Lower Commons.
Build a Terrarium with the Durham County Library on Wednesday, April 26, 3–5pm, in the Arts & Crafts Room. Sign up at the front desk.
A Dementia Awareness Workshop: The Basics will be held on Thursday, April 27, 11–noon, in the Theater.
Share your programming ideas with the interim DCSL director at the Senior Forum on Thursday, April 27, noon, in the Upper Commons.
Please note: Parking is tight and some unauthorized people are trying to park in the DCSL lot. From now on, DCSL visitors will have to display a DCSL decal on their car windshields. Pick yours up at the front desk; it’s free.
DURHAM PARKS AND RECREATION,
Mature Adults office, Walltown Recreation Center, 1308 W Club Blvd, 919-560-4296 or 919-354-2710, website. The DPR Mature Adults office serves people age 55 and up.
Sign up for Gospel Movement and have fun exercising to rollicking music that’s good for the soul. The program is offered at Holton (401 N Driver St) on Mondays, 10–10:40am and at Lyon Park (1309 Halley St) on Thursdays, 11–11:40am. It’s free.
Enjoy a road trip to the NC Art Museum in Raleigh on Tuesday, April 11. Stroll through the galleries and see ancient Egyptian artifacts, contemporary works, and more, and then have lunch in the Iris restaurant. The $6 fee covers transportation costs; the bus will leave from Northgate Mall (the Sears parking lot) at 9:45am and will return at 3pm. (Take extra $$$ for lunch.) Call for more info.
Get a good workout at IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave) on Mondays, April 17–May 15, 10–11am. Mature Women on Weights have free weights, exercise machines, resistance bands, BOSU balls, and more at their disposal. Learn how to design a personal exercise program and how to use the equipment. The cost is $9 call 919-560-4444 for more info.
Get a good workout at IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave) on Tuesdays, April 18–May 16, 10–11am. Mature Men on Weights have free weights, exercise machines, resistance bands, BOSU balls, and more at their disposal. Learn how to design a personal exercise program and how to use the equipment. The cost is $9 call 919-560-4444 for more info.
Impress your family by learning the latest moves in a Line Dancing class on Wednesdays, 10–11am at IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave, 919-560-4444), and Gospel Movement—exercising to inspirational music—on Thursdays, 11–11:40am, at Lyon Park (1309 Halley St, 919-560-4288) and on Mondays, 10–10:40, at Walltown Park (1308 W Club Blvd, 919-560-4296). The cost for Line Dancing is $3, free with a Play More Card. Gospel Movement is free. Call for more info.
Get active with Mature Adult Open Gym Basketball on Mondays, 6–9pm, at WD Hill (1308 Fayetteville St, 919-560-4292), and Wednesdays, 5–6:45pm, at Holton (401 N Driver St, 919-354-2750). It’s free; call for more info. WD Hill also has Senior Open Rec (billiards, foosball, darts, and board games) on Saturdays, 11am–1pm.
Drop in on the Let’s Get Together! activities—checkers, movies with popcorn, guest speakers/discussion group, and more that you can help plan—Tuesdays, 10:30–11:30am, at Lyon Park (1309 Halley St, 919-560-4288); Mondays, 10:45–11:45am, at Holton (401 N Driver St, 919-354-2750); and Tuesdays, noon–1pm, at Walltown (1308 W Club Blvd, 919-560-4296). It’s free; call for more info.
DPR and the Interfaith Food Shuttle are working together to provide free fruits and vegetables at a special Farmers Market for seniors at Holton (401 N Driver, 919-354-2750) on Thursdays, April 6 and May 4, 11:30am–12:30pm. Be sure to take your own bag. Call for more info.
Enjoy a road trip to the Harrahs Cherokee Casino in Cherokee NC on Thursday, May 18. Have fun playing table games, slot machines, and video poker; the group will stop on the way for breakfast and will have both lunch and dinner at the casino. The $62 fee covers transportation and admission costs; the bus will leave from Northgate Mall (the Sears parking lot) at 5:45am and will return at 11:30pm. (Take extra $$$ for meals.) Call for more info.
JEWISH FEDERATION OF DURHAM–CHAPEL HILL,
Levin Jewish Community Center ("the J"),
1937 W Cornwallis Rd, 919-354-4936, levinjcc.org:
Jewish seniors are invited to participate in the Levin Jewish Community Center’s Chaverim/Friends event on Wednesday,
April 5, 11am–1pm, at 1937 W Cornwallis Rd. Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue will lead the annual Chaverim Seder. Seven dollars covers the cost for lunch. Call Jordana Brown at 919-354-4924 by Monday, February 6 to reserve your spot; transportation is available on request. Click here to see more JCC events for seniors.
The Durham–Chapel Hill Jewish Federation’s Jewish Family Services sponsors the Memory Café, where people with memory loss (including dementia and Alzheimer’s) can gather with their loved-ones and enjoy snacks, conversation, activities, and just being together. The next Memory Cafés will be held on Thursdays, April 6 and May 4, 10am–noon, at 1937 W Cornwallis Rd. They’re free, although a donation to Jewish Family Services would be graciously accepted. Contact Jennifer Schwartz at 919-354-4923 or email@example.com for more info.
The JCC Men’s and Women’s Groups will have a joint meeting on Friday, April 7, 10–11:30am. Ann and Darryl Freedman will show Videos of Holocaust Survivors.
The Caregiver Support Group will meet on Wednesday, April 19, 12:30–2pm. This is good place to share ideas, address concerns, offer support, and provide/learn about resources in a confidential environment. It’s free.
The JCC Men’s and Women’s Groups will have a joint meeting on Friday, April 21, 10–11:30am. Bart Cobert will give a talk on Medical Marijuana.
Wednesday is Senior Game Day at Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd, 919-560-8590), where folks age 55+ can play games like Rumnikub, Chess, Scrabble, and games that people (including you!) bring in. Arrive at 1pm, ready to play. It’s free; call for more info.
The Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South holds a monthly meeting, The Art of Conscious Aging, for “women of a certain age” at 1202 Watts St. The next one will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 11:30am–2pm, at the Colony Hills Clubhouse (3060 Colony Rd). This is an open group and there are no membership fees. Bring a bag lunch and be prepared to enjoy yourself and join in the conversation. Call 919-683-1236, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here for more information.