Senior Center Locations

Belmont Center — Judson St., 402-441-7990

Downtown Center — 1005 O St.,  402-441-7154

Lake Center — 2400 S. 11th St., 402-441-7157  

Maxey Center — 2032 U St., 402-441-7849

Northeast Center — 6310 Platte Ave., 402-441-7151

Bennet Center — American Legion Hall, 960 Monroe St., 402-441-0423

Hickman Center — Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Third St., 402-441-0423

Waverly Center — First United Methodist Church, 14410 Folkestone St, 402-441-0424

Additional locations — Butler, Filmor, Polk, Saline, Saunders, Seward, and York counties.  More information call: 800-247-0938. 

Concerts

SPUMMA Saint Paul United Methodist music and art — 11:30 a.m. $5 (lunch); 12:10 p.m. (free concert), Art Exhibit in the Paine Parlor, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. More information: Dick Morris 402-261-3104 or crichardmo@gmail.com

Show schedule:

Feb. 1 — Coro di Flauti (flute choir)

Mar. 1— Husker Horn Club

Apr. 5 — Concordia University Music Students

May 3 — Bell-issimo (handbell Choir)

Jun. 14 — Wesleyan University Choir Camp Concert  

Aging Partner Events  

Health and Wellness

Aging Partners Health and Fitness program — Fitness Center Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fitness program focuses on disease and injury prevention. Individuals are encouraged to take measures that decrease risk, promote optimum health and encourage independent living. All ages are welcome at the fitness center. Cardio equipment, strength training equipment, free weights, balance and other exercise aids are available.

For most Health and Fitness classes, there is a $4 per class suggested contribution for age 60 and over, or a $5 per class fee for under age 60. Punch cards are available. Preregistration is required for all classes by calling 402-441-7575. Please register early. (Classes that do not have sufficient enrollment will be cancelled.)

A certified personal trainer is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. $10 monthly suggested contribution for age 60 and over. $15 fee for under age 60.

Aging Partners exercise classes Spring 2019

Beginners 8 Form Tai Chi for Balance and Fall Prevention — (Tuesdays) 10:45-11:45 a.m. Feb. 5-April 23, This modified program is for mature adults, to improve posture, enhance balance and build strength, Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive.   

Chair Tai Chi — 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (Tuesdays) Program is based on the modified Tai Chi moving for better balance 8 form class, St. Paul United Methodist Church dining room, 1144 “M” St.  

Chair Yoga — 11 a.m.-Noon. (Fridays), Feb. 1-April 19, East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Wednesdays), Feb. 6-April 24, Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive.

Dynamic Movement — 2 to 3 p.m. (Mondays) Feb. 4 -April 29 (no class Feb. 18); May 6-July 29 (no class May 27), Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd. (use Cotner Blvd. entrance); also 3:30 -4:30 p.m. (Thursdays) Feb. 7-Apr. 25, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. (church gymnasium), (Tuesdays) 9:30-10:30 a.m., Feb. 5-April 23, Auld Pavilion, 1650 Memorial Drive. 

Fit and strong classes — 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Mondays and Fridays) Feb. 1-April 26 (no class Feb. 18); April 29 -July 22 (no class May 27), these classes are helpful to anyone wanting to become more active and especially beneficial to people with osteoarthritis, F Street Recreation Center, 1225 F St. 

Tai Chi – Continuing 24 Form — 1- 1:30 p.m. (Mondays), Feb. 4 through April 29 (no class Feb. 18); also May 6 through July 29 (no class May 27), this class is suggested for those who have completed the 24 Form instructional classes, Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 Cotner Blvd.

Tai Chi — Moving for better balance — 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Tuesdays and Thursdays), Feb. 5 through April 25, a fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help mature adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities, F Street Community Center, 1225 F St; also 1;30-2:30 p.m. (Mondays and Thursdays), Jan. 24 through April 18 (no class Feb. 18), Eastridge Presbyterian church, 1135 Eastridge Drive. 

Qigong refresh and recharge (new) — 10 to 11 a.m. (Mondays) Feb. 4-Apr. 29 (no class Feb. 18); May 6-July 29 (no class May 27), Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Thursdays) Feb. 7-Apr. 25, Auld Pavillion, 1650 Memorial Drive; Ancient, meditative practice focuses on slow, gentle movements that help to relieve aching muscles and stiff joints, improve balance and flexibility, and increase energy. Movements begin from a chair, move to standing forms, closing with seated stretches and stimulating breath exercises. This class is appropriate for individuals at all levels of ability.

Aging Partners Workshops Spring 2019

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop — 1-3 p.m. (Tuesdays), Feb. 5-March 12, The Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is a six-week course for adults with diabetes, their family members and friends. Learn about diabetes, including: What to eat and when to exercise, monitoring your blood sugar, foot care, communicating with family and your healthcare provider, low and high blood sugar, tips for dealing with stress, how to set  achievable goals, overview of relaxation techniques, how to increase your self confidence, feel better and take charge. This workshop is offered at no cost, suggested contributions of $4 per class are appreciated,  Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Drive.

Stepping On: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls — 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Thursdays), Feb. 7-March 21, Madonna ProActive, 7111 Stephanie Lane; 1-3 p.m. (Thursdays). March 7-April 18 Eastmont Towers Seasons building, 6305 O St. Stepping On is a community-based fall prevention program intended to educate participants and build confidence to eliminate falls. (Classes meet for two hours, once a week for seven weeks.)  Workshop topics include simple and fun balance and strength exercises, along with information on how vision, medication, safe walking outside and footwear can aid in the prevention of falls.  

Downtown Senior Health Promotion Center — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Thursdays), Jan. 31-April 18, Downtown Senior Center, 1005 O St. (basement level), services available to people age 60 and over, including comprehensive foot care, ear care, blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol screenings and health education. $15 suggested contribution to help these services continue.

Southeast Community College: Continuing Education, Trips and Events

Unless noted otherwise, all SCC classes and events are at the Continuing Education building, 301 S. 68th St. Place. People can call 402-437-2700 or go on the website for more information: www.southeast.edu/ce/continuingeducation/.

Intro to Personal Computers for the Senior Citizen I — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; March 19-April 9, $159. This class is for the senior citizen who wants to learn how to use a computer. Topics include components of a computer, basic elements of the Windows 10 operating system, how to identify software and a brief introduction to letter writing.

2nd Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Derby — 12:30-5 p.m. Feb. 2, $49 (per team) Categories: Individual, 2-person team, 4-person team. Form a team with your friends, neighbors and family for a fun day of puzzling and friendly competition. The first team in each division to complete their puzzle will get bragging rights. Sign up your team at: Bit.ly/sccpuzzletournament2019.

Bus Trip: Bridges of Madison County: Omaha Community Playhouse — Mar. 6, $89. Enjoy dinner and a show, “Bridges of Madison County,” registration deadline is Feb. 18. Reservations, call: 402-437-2700. 

Taxes in Retirement — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 7, $25. Learn to understand the potential impact of new tax laws for people nearing retirement or already retired. Learn how to pay less in taxes on your hard-earned dollars. Sign up at: 402-437-2700.

Welcome to Medicare — In-person presentations: 6-8 p.m., Feb. 20; 6-8 p.m. March 21. Webinar presentations: 6 p.m. Feb. 5; 6 p.m. Mar. 6. As you approach Medicare eligibility, learn the tasks of understanding the program and the basics of the Medicare system. Nebraska SHIIP will cover the cost. Sign up at: 402-437-2700. 

Trial by Jury — 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Mar. 8; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mar. 9. $10 at the door (cash only).  This delightfully ludicrous one-act operetta is a bite-sized portion of Gilbert and Sullivan’s witty lyrics, catchy tunes and ridiculous plot lines. Reservations: 402-437-2700.  

Meetings 

Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society meetings schedule

Travel Abroad for Genealogy — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 3. Kath Wurth will discuss genealogy trips. Kath Wurth will discuss Genealogy trips, free, Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St.

Time Travelers writing group — 9:30 a.m.-Noon, Feb. 8. Writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories, this group meets twice monthly to share short stories, College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave. 

British Interest Group — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10. This special interest group will be of interest to anyone doing research on relatives from England, Ireland, Scotland, or Wales, free, Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St.

Lineage Societies — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 17. Presentation on the membership process and benefits to becoming associated with Lineage Societies is the topic for this Sunday event, Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St.

February Monthly Business Meeting — 6 p.m. (45-minute help session); 7-9 p.m. (meeting) Feb. 21. Each month there is a program following the meeting, please come with genealogy problems that you would like to have us take a look at, bring your laptops or other genealogical devices so we can investigate resources that you may not have used, Prudence Sadler will facilitate this session. Free, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St.

Time Travelers Writing Group — 9:30 a.m.-Noon. Feb. 22.  Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity" Ruth Briney, facilitator, writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories, this group meets twice monthly to share short stories. Free, College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave. 

Sunday with a Genealogist — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 24. Attend to get help, or to assist others with genealogy, beginners to experts, bring your electronic devices and your family tree information (for the branch for which you are seeking help). Free, Walt Branch Library 6701 South 14th St.

Time Travelers Writing Group — 9:30 a.m.-Noon, March 8. Writing "Memories into Memoirs for Posterity" Ruth Briney, facilitator, writing your memoirs or your ancestor’s stories, this group meets twice monthly to share their short stories. Free, College View Church, 4801 Prescott Ave.

Family Tree Maker Software — 2-4 p.m. March 10. Bob McQuistan is the facilitator, people of all proficiency levels are encouraged to attend and learn how to use the software program, sessions are typically held in room 1 at Walt Library, please check this calendar a week before the event to confirm location. Free, Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th St. 

Nebraska Interest Group — 2-4 p.m. March 17. Speaker Suzanne Ratzlaff, President of Henderson Heritage and Tourism, Henderson’s Mennonite immigrants left Russia and settled on the plains of Nebraska in 1874 for religious freedom, visitors will experience personal stories of these settlers, hear a bit of their Low-German language, eat an ethnic dessert known as apple prieshka, guided storytelling throughout the museum’s historical buildings and history of the Mennonite faith. Free, Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th St.

March Business Meeting — 6 p.m. (45-minute help session); 7-9 p.m. (meeting) March 21. Participate with the Nebraska Interest Group led by Nancy Eckles and Judi Cook, Monthly Business Meeting, each month there is a program following the meeting, please come with genealogy problems that you would like solved, bring your laptops or other genealogical devices to investigate resources that you may not have used, Prudence Sadler will also facilitate this session. Free, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S 70th St.

Germanic Special Interest Group — 2-4 p.m. March 24. Speaker is Míla Sasková-Pierce PHD, speaking on Bohemia and Moravia, the Cultural Field of Germans and Czechs. Dr. Saskova-Pierce will also include personal experiences from Prague, confronting Russian soldiers, and discuss the relationships of Czech and Bohemian immigrants to German immigrants in Nebraska. Also Germanic Interest Group led by Dennis Schulte, presentations and discussions would be of interest to those tracing their German heritage. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th St. 

New Tools for DNA Analysis — 2-4 p.m. March 31. Join us for a look at some ways to use your DNA results for both the beginner and more advanced user. The precise topic will be announced as we get closer to this date. Tom McFarland will lead this session. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th St.

More information on Genealogical Society meetings: LLCGS.info or Connie Jean Hulinsky @ 402-464-5184. 

OLLI: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNL 2019 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (OLLI at UNL) has set their winter term 3, 2019, schedule with a wide variety of course subjects and events for adults 50 years plus. Curiosity never retires. To receive a catalog, call 402-472-6265, email olli@unl.edu. or go to http://olli.unl.edu to see all opportunities.

WINTER TERM 3 COURSES AND EVENTS: 

(Winter term 3 courses run from January 28 to March 9)

EVENTS

Sun, Feb 17 – Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: “Brazil”

Thu, Feb 21 – Movies that Matter: “Hope and Fury” (Documentary)

Sun, Mar 17 and Thu, Mar 21 – Flatwater Shakespeare Company: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged”

Sun, Mar 17 – Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: “Gattaca”

COURSES

Mondays: (starting Feb.4)

* Indoor Pickleball

* Noam Chomsky: His Contributions and Controversies

* Exploring Lincoln Sites through Art-Making

* America’s Love-Hate Relationship with Immigration and Migration

* The Big Bang Theory: A Universe from Nothing

* Saving a Life with CPR

* Prediabetes-Me? Now What

Tuesdays: (starting Jan 29)

* The Philanthropist Next Door

* Epidemics

* Natural History: Rocks, Plants and Animals

* Life in the Colonies before the Revolutionary War

* World’s Greatest Religions: Judaism

* Tai Chi: The First 12 Steps

* The Science of What We Drink

* Backstage at the Repertory Theatre: “Dutchman”

Wednesdays: (starting Jan 30)

*The Big Red Athletic Machine: An Inside View

* Indoor Pickleball

* A Bite of Life: Cooking into Your Golden Years, A Sequel

* From Pandora to Penelope: Perception of Women in Ancient Greece

* Photography Using Your Mobile Device

* Digitizing Memories

* Digital Photography

* Black Homesteaders

* Stop the Bleed

* Tai Chi Continuation

* Elementary Bridge

* Nebraska Rural Poll 2018

* The Magic of the Metropolitan Opera

* Chinese History Part IV: Modern China

* Intermediate Bridge I

Thursdays: (starting Jan 31)

* Moving to Heal

* Smile: An Age-Related Positive Effect

* What’s up with Bracketology?

* Tales from the Silicon Prairie

* Microsoft Office and Google Drive Basics

* Famous Monsters: The History of Horror Fiction

* What is a Master Naturalist?

* One of a Kind: Nebraska’s Unique Legislature

* Nature Lover’s Valentine’s Day Hike

* How to Simplify Your Stuff and Honor Your Memories

* Packing and Crackling: The Process of Gerrymandering

Fridays (starting Feb 1)

* Brain Matters: Aging and Cognition

* Turn Friday into “Fri-Yay” with Friday Fitness Club

* The Persian Empire

* Prepared for Disaster?

* Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan

* Cerebral Curiosities: Unexpected Workings of the Human Brain

* The Buena Vista Social Club

* Mahjongg

* Great Decisions 2019

* Exploring the National Archives   

OLLI Radio/ Radio Active Players — A partnership between Lincoln Community Playhouse and UNL Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to provide theater opportunities for seniors ages 55+. Each year, the OLLI/Radio Active Players audition, rehearse and perform a production for audiences. Season 73 production is tentatively scheduled for Spring, 2019. More information:  call 402-472-6265, email olli@unl.edu. or go to http://olli.unl.edu.

Services

Home Care Partners of Nebraska — After a discharge from the hospital, or when someone needs additional help in their residence, including housekeeping and transportation, to provide improved health outcomes and companionship with comfort and dignity, 285 S. 68th St. Place, Suite 306. More information: www.homecarepartnersofnebraska.com or 402-780-1211 (24 hours).    

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