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, June 2 and 16, 11am–noon, in the Board Room. Read “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.
The monthly Blood Pressure Clinic, which is sponsored by the Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center, will be held on Thursday, June 8, 9:30–10:30am, in the Upper Commons.
The Bull City Riders will hold its next meeting on Friday, June 9, 10:30am, in the Theater.
This month’s Birthday Party will be sponsored by the Carver Rehabilitation Living Center and held on Tuesday, June 13, 1:30pm, in the Upper Commons for people celebrating June birthdays.
CHAMP (Communication and Hearing Assistance Mentoring Program) will meet on Tuesday, June 13, 1:30–4pm, in the Board Room.
Sign up for Internet Basic with the Durham County Library at the front desk; the class will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 10–11am, in the Computer Lab.
Legal Aid On-Site will resume in September.
The Carver Rehabilitation Living Center will hold a Father’s Day Celebration on Friday, June 16, 2pm; reserve your spot at the front desk by Friday, June 9.
A Housing Fair will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 9am–noon, in the Lower Commons.
The Family Caregiver Support Group will skip June and meet in July at Spring Arbor of Durham (4523 Hope Valley Rd).
The Longest Day Beach Party Dance will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2–4pm, in the Upper Commons. There’s an admission/activity fee of $5.
The Oasis Durham County Library Bookmobile will pay a visit on Thursday, June 22, 11am, in the Upper Commons.
Share your programming ideas with the interim DCSL director at the Senior Forum on Thursday, June 22, 12:30pm, in the Upper Commons.
The 4th of July Cookout will be held on Friday, June 30, noon, in the Upper Commons. There’s an admission/activity fee of $3.
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.
Get a good workout at IR Holmes Sr/Campus Hills (2000 S Alston Ave) on Mondays through 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 through 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, June 1 and 15, and July 6, 11:30am–12:30pm. Be sure to take your own bag. Call for more info.
Enjoy a road trip to the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer on Thursday, June 15. Take a 25-minute train ride pulled by an antique diesel engine and then learn about the history of trains in North Carolina while at the Roundhouse. The $35 fee covers transportation costs; the bus will leave from Northgate Mall (the Sears parking lot) at 7:45am and will return at 5:30pm. (Take extra $$$ for lunch.) 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:
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, June 1 and July 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Jewish seniors are invited to participate in the Levin Jewish Community Center’s Chaverim/Friends event on Wednesday, June 14, 11am–1pm, at 1937 W Cornwallis Rd. Hollis Gauss will discuss Accountability, Agency & Redemption: Seeds of Hope during the Summer Fast Observance. Seven dollars covers the cost for lunch. Call Jordana Brown at 919-354-4924 by Monday, June 12 to reserve your spot; transportation is available on request. Click here to see more JCC events for seniors.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, June 2, 10–11:30am; Janet Zevin will discuss Jewish Genealogy.
The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, June 2, 10–11:30am; Hank Cardello will discuss Unstuffing America.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, June 16, 10–11:30am; the speaker and topic have yet to be announced.
The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, June 16, 10–11:30am; Gregory Sawicki will discuss Discovery of Physiological Principles Underpinning Locomotion.
The JCC Women’s Group will meet on Friday, July 7, 10–11:30am; Orit Ramler Szulik will discuss Growing Up Jewish in Argentina.
The JCC Men’s Group will meet on Friday, July 7, 10–11:30am; the speaker and topic have yet to be announced.
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, June 13, 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 email@example.com, or click here for more information.