Activities abound for 55+ residents
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55+) to participate in upcoming activities at six locations, including a new senior sports program at the Academy Park Gym, located behind the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright St. in Franklin, TN.
Potluck and Bingo
Monthly senior potlucks are a fun way to make new friends in the community. Please bring along a side dish or dessert to share, and we will provide the meat and drinks. After lunch, enjoy a game of bingo with prizes! July potlucks are: Wednesday, July 5 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. (#9573); Tuesday, July 11 at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. (grandkids welcome, #9593); and Wednesday, July 19 at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. (grandkids welcome, #9550). Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon. The potlucks are free, but registration is required at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Lunch and Learn
Williamson Medical Center staff will keep seniors informed about health issues during Lunch and Learn, Monday, July 17 from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. The July topic will be ‘Maximizing your next doctor’s appointment’. All area seniors are invited to this free event, but pre-registration is required by June 14 at www.wcparksandrec.com (#9576). A light lunch will be served after the presentation.
Grandparents and Grandkids Event Day
We have a day of fun planned for grandparents and their grandkids on July 28 at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. The fun includes lunch, indoor games, outdoor games and prizes. Registration ends July 25 at www.wcparksandrec.com (#9727). The fee is $10 per senior; $5 per grandchild (must be 4 years old or older). For more information, contact Lindsey Wood at (615) 786-0186, ext. 2519.
Bridge Group-Spring Hill
Join the Monday bridge group for seniors at the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr. Play bridge every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is a free activity held in the game room. Call Rebecca Fulcher at (615) 302-0971, ext. 2218 to sign up.
Join the fun with other seniors every Thursday from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. Play cards or games, knit or just chat in the senior activities room. No registration is needed. This is a free activity. Just drop in and meet other area seniors!
Senior Games at new Enrichment Center-Franklin
The new Enrichment Center at Academy Park, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin has a number of ongoing games and activities in the Senior Lounge. All seniors (55+) are welcome to drop in to enjoy the lounge or any of the games. The senior lounge is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon. General admission is $1 or free with a department pass. Game schedule: Mondays, dominoes at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesdays, Bunko at 9:00 a.m. and Scrabble at 10:00 a.m.; Euchre every second Tuesday; Wednesdays, Rummikub at 9:00 a.m. and Pennies from Heaven at 10:00 a.m.; Thursdays, Bridge at 9:00 a.m., dominoes at 10:00 a.m.; Friday, Pennies from Heaven at 9:00 a.m.
Senior Open Art Studio
Express yourself during this ongoing senior open art studio time. Bring your own art supplies and projects every Monday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. Instructor Pam Irvin will be on hand to teach new techniques and help you hone in on your artistic skills. No registration is required for this drop-in class. The class fee is $2 for Enrichment Center pass holders and $4 for others. Open to the public, 55+.
If you enjoy singing and would like to be part of a senior chorus group please contact Lindsey Wood. We are hoping to get a chorus group started by the Fall of 2017. We are looking for a potential instructor or leader as well as members. Please contact Lindsey Wood at (615) 786-0186 x2519 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Whether you are a novice or experienced dulcimer player, you will enjoy practicing and playing with this group of seniors (55+). Dulcimer Dandies will resume in August, meeting every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. The group performs together at local events throughout the year. No registration or fee. Just drop in and join the fun.
If you are looking for a new way to be more active, try Pickleball, a relatively new game popular with many seniors. Pickleball is a cross between badminton, tennis and ping pong, and it’s lots of fun. No registration is required, just facility admission at the door. Open Pickleball (indoor) for beginners is offered at the Longview Recreation Center, Franklin Recreation Complex and the recreation centers in Fairview and Nolensville. For times, check the gym schedules at www.wcparksandrec.com. For information about the use of the four outdoor pickleball courts at the Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright St., visit www.wcparksandrec.com.
Senior Group Fitness & Aqua Fitness
A number of exercise programs for seniors are offered by Williamson County Parks and Recreation at the recreation centers in Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill and Fairview, as well as at the new Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Ave. in Franklin. Classes vary at each location, and may include Aerobic Fit, yoga (beginner, strength and advanced), SilverSneakers® Classic, circuit training, Zumba Gold, indoor cycling, water aerobics and more. For a complete list of senior fitness options, visit the seniors section at www.wcparksandrec.com.
Sports for Seniors at Academy Park Gym
Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Academy Park Gym, located at 120 Everbright Ave. will now offer gym-based activities and a free walking club for seniors (55+), Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Activities include indoor games like shuffleboard, badminton and table tennis. The admission fee for gym use is $1 for seniors, or free with any WCPR pass. A free walking club will also be formed, with group walks Monday through Friday. All activities are open to the public. For a schedule of weekly activities at Academy Park Gym, pick up a flyer at the facility or visit www.wcparksandrec.com. For more information, contact Julie Wood at (615) 599-3058 or Juliew@williamson-tn.org.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization, here to benefit the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.