Mar
4
to Apr 29

Breakfast for the Brain

Join us for Breakfast for Your Brain every Monday and Wednesday from 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM.  This program is designed to help you improve your memory, think more clearly and have a more positive attitude about your life.  And—you’ll have fun doing it.  We’ll be using humor, puzzles, optical illusions, word games and other exercises to help you strengthen your brain power.

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

Jewelry Workshop

Have you ever looked at someone’s bracelet or necklace and thought “I could make that”? Well, you’re right…you CAN! Join fellow member Nancy to explore the wonderful, and yes, bedazzling world of beads. Learn a few easy jewelry making techniques and you’re on your way to designing and stringing beautiful homemade jewelry. Join in the fun at a *NEW* time 9:30 AM on the following Tuesdays: March 5 and 19 and April 9 and 23.

 

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Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

AARP Smart Driver Safety Program

Our next AARP Smart Driver Safety Program will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This is a refresher course for those of you who have already taken the full 8 hour program. When you come to the class, you will need to bring proof with you that you have taken the course before. If you can’t find your copy of the notice that was sent to your insurance company, you can call your insurance company for some kind of verification to bring with you.

The cost for the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members. Payment is by check only, made out to AARP the day of the class. Please call the Center to register.

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Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Play Reading with Dani

Calling all thespians! Please join us for our monthly play reading. We will read the play together taking turns reading for different roles. If you’d like to sign up for a role please see our program assistant, Dani. On March 25 at 1:00 PM we will be taking on the comedy Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. On April 29 at 1:00 PM we will be reading Circle, Mirror, Transformation by Annie Baker. No prior acting experience necessary and copies of the play will be provided.

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pAge Turners Readers Group
Apr
17
10:30 AM10:30

pAge Turners Readers Group

On Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 AM the group is discussing Vox by Christina Dalcher. Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed to speak more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial—this can't happen here. Soon women can no longer hold jobs, girls are no longer taught to read or write, and females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.

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Apr
11
10:45 AM10:45

Pizza and a Movie

We will be watching First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on Thursday, April 11. Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, the film follows Neil Armstrong through the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969.

The cost for the movie is $3.

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Apr
9
9:30 AM09:30

Jewelry Workshop

Have you ever looked at someone’s bracelet or necklace and thought “I could make that”? Well, you’re right…you CAN! Join fellow member Nancy to explore the wonderful, and yes, bedazzling world of beads. Learn a few easy jewelry making techniques and you’re on your way to designing and stringing beautiful homemade jewelry. Join in the fun at a *NEW* time 9:30 AM on the following Tuesdays: March 5 and 19 and April 9 and 23.

 

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Apr
5
12:00 PM12:00

Documentary and Discussion- Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Join us for a new monthly series where we will view popular documentary films and then enjoy lively discussion. On Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, our first documentary will be RBG.  This film documents the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.  On Friday, April 5 we will view Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Both films will begin at 12:00 PM with discussion immediately afterward.

 

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Apr
3
10:45 AM10:45

Ready, Set, Grown!

Spring is in the air! Whether you have a small container garden or a large flower garden, the health benefits of this wonderful leisure activity are the same! You won’t want to miss this presentation by Bryn Mawr Rehab’s Horticulture Therapists on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:45 AM.

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Apr
2
10:30 AM10:30

Take Charge of Your Health! Chronic Disease Self Management Workshop

According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Many individuals with chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others struggle to find ways to manage their condition. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop can help! This FREE 6-week workshop will give you the skills and tools to improve your health and manage your symptoms. You will feel empowered and better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with a chronic health condition! The workshops will take place on Tuesdays at 12:30 PM from April 16 to May 21. Join us for a special Information Session on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:30 AM, and get a sneak preview of what to expect in the workshop and what the wonderful health benefits will be. You don’t want to miss it!

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Mar
27
11:30 AM11:30

All Things Philadelphia! Taste of Philly Luncheon and Nostalgic Broadcasting of Philadelphia presentation

Celebrate all things Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 27.  First join us for a Taste of Philly lunch at 11:30 AM. We’ll be serving iconic Philadelphia foods for just $3 per person. After lunch is served join us for phun Philadelphia phacts at 12:00 PM!  From Philly’s 1920’s department store radio stations to the birth of American Bandstand, Philadelphia was home to the shows and personalities we all loved. Join Rick Spector of Moviehouse Productions as he shares with us Nostalgic Broadcasting of Philadelphia, the entertaining and epic story of the birth of broadcasting in Philadelphia.  

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Play Reading with Dani

Calling all thespians! Please join us for our monthly play reading. We will read the play together taking turns reading for different roles. If you’d like to sign up for a role please see our program assistant, Dani. On March 25 at 1:00 PM we will be taking on the comedy Calendar Girls by Tim Firth. On April 29 at 1:00 PM we will be reading Circle, Mirror, Transformation by Annie Baker. No prior acting experience necessary and copies of the play will be provided.

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pAge Turners Book Club
Mar
20
10:30 AM10:30

pAge Turners Book Club

Our March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20.  We will be discussing Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

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Mar
19
9:30 AM09:30

Jewelry Workshop

Have you ever looked at someone’s bracelet or necklace and thought “I could make that”? Well, you’re right…you CAN! Join fellow member Nancy to explore the wonderful, and yes, bedazzling world of beads. Learn a few easy jewelry making techniques and you’re on your way to designing and stringing beautiful homemade jewelry. Join in the fun at a *NEW* time 9:30 AM on the following Tuesdays: March 5 and 19 and April 9 and 23.

 

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Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Memoir Writing Workshop

At 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 12 and Tuesday, April 9 we will be offering a Memoir Writing Workshop with Sara Wenger, MS, MFA.  Participants will experience writing exercises to help write their unique life experiences so they can be passed on to children, grandchildren, friends and others. No prior writing experience is necessary! The class is appropriate for both novice and seasoned writers. 

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Mar
12
10:45 AM10:45

Pizza and a Movie

On Tuesday, March 12 we will be watching The Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortenson. Set in the Deep South in the 1960s, The Green Book follows a tour between African-American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley and Tony Vallelonga, an Italian-American bouncer who serves as Shirley's driver and bodyguard.

 

The cost for the movie is $3.

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Mar
8
12:00 PM12:00

Documentary and Discussion- RBG

Join us for a new monthly series where we will view popular documentary films and then enjoy lively discussion. On Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, our first documentary will be RBG.  This film documents the exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.  On Friday, April 5 we will view Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Both films will begin at 12:00 PM with discussion immediately afterward.

 

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Mar
5
11:30 AM11:30

Mardi Gras Potluck Luncheon

Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. Some cultures refer to Mardi Gras as “Shrove Tuesday”. Join us at the Center for our Mardi Gras Potluck Luncheon on Tuesday, March 5. We’ll enjoy New Orleans music and decorations. If you are interested in bringing a dish, please sign up at the Center with the name of your dish. Lunch will begin at 11:30AM. The cost is $3 for those who do not bring a dish!

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Mar
5
9:30 AM09:30

Jewelry Workshop

Have you ever looked at someone’s bracelet or necklace and thought “I could make that”? Well, you’re right…you CAN! Join fellow member Nancy to explore the wonderful, and yes, bedazzling world of beads. Learn a few easy jewelry making techniques and you’re on your way to designing and stringing beautiful homemade jewelry. Join in the fun at a *NEW* time 9:30 AM on the following Tuesdays: March 5 and 19 and April 9 and 23.

 

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Mar
4
10:45 AM10:45

Mind Matters- Memory As We Age

Our broadcast of MindMatters lectures, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging in Harrisburg, returns this month. MindMatters is a free series of lectures by knowledgeable presenters on a wide variety of topics of interest to older adults. 

On Monday, March 4 at 10:45 AM, we will watch Memory As We Age presented by Dr. Nancy Dennis, Director of the Cognitive Aging and Neuroimaging Lab (CANLab) in the Psychology Department at Penn State University. Dr. Dennis will discuss methods for improving memory across the lifespan.

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Feb
20
11:30 AM11:30

Chef's Table with Margaret Kuo's

On Wednesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM we will celebrate Chinese New Year. We will be welcoming the chef of Margaret Kuo’s into the Center for a cooking demonstration and specially prepared lunch. 2019 is The Year of the Pig. You are a Pig if you were born in 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, or 2007. Pigs have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous. They have great concentration: once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. Pigs never suspect trickery, so they are easily fooled. Their lucky colors are yellow, gray and brown. Numbers 2, 5 and 8 will also bring them luck!

 

Seating is limited so please call the Center to reserve your space. The cost for each Chef’s Table will be $5 for members or $10 for non-members.

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Feb
6
10:30 AM10:30

Sen. Leach Outreach and Current Events Discussion

A representative from Senator Daylin Leach’s office will be available at the Center on Wednesday, January 2 and Wednesday, February 6 from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. From 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM the representative will have information about state agencies and be available to process applications and photographs for SEPTA Key senior ID card. At 10:45 AM join in a discussion about current events and state issues.

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Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

Legendary Ladies of Jazz

Please join us in celebrating Black History Month on Monday, February 4 at 12:00 PM with The Legendary Ladies of Jazz as performed by seasoned vocalist and Philadelphia native- Veronica. Come and listen to songs made popular by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Etta James and more! “These ladies lived, loved and bared their souls to us through lyrics and melody. Breaking color and gender barriers, the sirens of song, lived their lives out loud and took us along for the ride!”

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Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Paint and Sip Party

Join Dani and Katie for a Paint and Sip Party on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 AM. Led step by step by Dani and Katie, we will each create a canvas masterpiece!

All artistic abilities welcome! The cost will be $5 per person and will include all art supplies. Mimosas and breakfast pastries will be served.

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Jan
29
11:30 AM11:30

Chef's Table with The Silverspoon

Celebrate the New Year at our first Chef’s Table of 2019! Join us on Tuesday, January 29 at 11:30 AM for Chef’s Table at Wayne Senior Center. We will be welcoming the chef of The Silverspoon into the Center for a cooking demonstration and specially prepared lunch.  After lunch, enjoy a special Mummers performance at 12:30 PM. Be sure to wear “dem golden slippers”!  Seating is limited so please call the Center to reserve your space. The cost will be $5 for members or $10 for non-members.

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Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Play Reading with Dani

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Calling all thespians! Please join us for our monthly play reading. We will read the play together taking turns reading for different roles. If you’d like to sign up for a role please see our program assistant, Dani. On January 28 at 1:00 PM we will be taking on the farcical dark comedy classic Arsenic and Old Lace. In honor of Black History Month on February 25 at 1:00 PM we will be reading the award winning play A Raisin in the Sun by African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry. No prior acting experience necessary and copies of the play will be provided.

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