When I first entered the center, I was greeted by two men that just made me smile. They are elderly veterans who were sitting up front watching TV and greeting everyone as they came and left. So friendly!
The building and facilities are gorgeous! And it's all **FREE** to seniors 60+ years.
Their website is a little lacking in photos and fun. So I thought I'd post photos and more information for those looking to use the center.
First we saw the library, which had books and magazines, and a couple of customers.
(I tried not to take photos of the seniors for privacy reasons)
|Exercise Class Room|
We walked around and saw a few administrative offices/rooms until we got to the exercise room where a Tai Chi class was about to start.
Their pool is used for water aerobics classes only - no free swim. And you do have to sign up on the waiting list since there's a 5-6 week wait to get in a class.
|Photos of aquatic classes|
They do arts and crafts, sewing, quilting, and fiber arts.
Man, I can't wait til I'm old enough to join. But by that time, we'll probably have flying cars and hovercrafts.
|Health exam room|
I think more useful classes should be offered like facebook, skype, and digital photography for communicating with their family members.
|Computer class schedule|
The tour continued down the hall...
Then we got to where the action was. They were setting up for BINGO!
I spoke with a few of the **very friendly** and sociable seniors who were about to play. They said they go every day to the center and have been going for years. They love it there!
I didn't get a good photo of the room since everyone was in it, and I wanted to maintain their privacy.
They play for a chance to win a $5 HEB gift card, and of course, bragging rights.
In the same room was a shelf with some games on it.
The activities schedule board:
|Weekly lunch menu|
Each day they are served a hot, nutritionally balanced meal for a $0.50 donation.
|Ping Pong table|
Ping pong table.
The piano room is where I think my elder companion will have a good time. Maybe she can teach me to play?
|Bob Ross |
(for whom the center is named)
Thanks, Enrique, for the tour!
I will definitely be bringing my elder companion here. I think there's such a huge range of activities and friendly faces that she will have a hard time not finding something she'll enjoy doing.
The website does not contain the schedules of events, so I scanned them for you just as an example.
*They will probably be out of date when you read this, but are there for example.*
So many activities!
I give the Bob Ross Senior Services Center 5 buttons up! I sure hope my elder companion will, too!
PS This is a different Bob Ross:
|Different Bob Ross|