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Calling All Moms!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Friday, May 6 beginning at
11:45 a.m. for a fun and festive celebration of you.

This year’s Mother's Day event is being sponsored by Blue Cross of Idaho and every mom in attendance will receive a long-stem carnation. Metro Meals on Wheels is planning a special lunch of oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a delicious dessert (regular lunch charges apply). Check out the MAY NEWSLETTER for all the details.


Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging Seeks Public Input

The Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging (SWIA3) will hold a public meeting at the Dick Eardley Senior Center on May 9 beginning at 1 p.m. to share information and seek input into the development of its four-year Area Plan. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Area Plan outlines strategies to improve services funded by the Idaho Commission on Aging and distributed by the SWIA3.

The Area Plan is available and can be viewed online at The public comment period will be open through May 20. Comments can be submitted via email. Hard copies can also be requested by calling 1-208-898-7060.

If you have any questions or request additional information, please call 1-208-898-7070 or via email.

Activity Schedule

Activity Schedule

Registration begins up to 7 days prior to the start of each class or visit. Call 208-608-7580 to sign up.

BILLIARDS – Weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 per visit.

BRIDGE – Mondays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., $2 per visit.

BOOK CLUB – Meets monthly on a Monday; call for date and time. Free. Registration required.

FOOT CLINIC – 2nd Mondays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Call Stonebridge for appointments and rates, 208-344-9228.

LONGEVITY STICK – Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. $2 per visit. (Longevity stick incorporates movements designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength and mental focus.)

HOUSING 101 - 2nd Tuesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist Paige Oeding answers questions about local real estate, buying, selling, and renting.

a group of people crafting"YOU CAN DO IT" CRAFTING - Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. $2 per visit. Bring whatever you’re working on, plus enjoy a brief in-person tutorial by Sharon Slocum on a variety of crafts and hobbies. Registration required.

FIT AND FALL PROOF – Tuesdays and Fridays 1-2 p.m. Free. (Offered through a partnership with Central District Health.)

ACRYLIC PAINTING SOCIAL GROUP - Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. $2 (or $5 with acrylic paint supplies provided).

HAPPY HOOKERS KNIT & CROCHET – Wednesdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $2 per visit. Bring your own project to this social group.

GENTLE YOGA – Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Cost varies by month. Registration required. (Class uses chairs and other props for support. Participants do not get down on the floor.)

POP-UP LIBRARY – 1st Wednesdays 12-12:30 p.m. Free. Boise Public Library visit. Borrow and request books.

CANASTA – Wednesdays 1-4 p.m. $2 per visit.

Group of senior women taking a Zumba class. Their arms are stretched over their heads.50+ ZUMBA BASICS – Wednesdays 1:15-2 p.m. Cost varies by month. Registration required. (This class can be done standing, in a chair or alternating and is a great way to introduce students to the fun and energetic rhythms of Zumba!)

FACILITY TOUR & FREE LUNCH - 2nd Wednesday, 11 a.m. Free. Newcomers will get a coupon good for one free lunch in the dining room.

BINGO – Thursdays 10-11 a.m. Free. No-cash games, prizes are for fun.

CHAT-N-CHEW SOCIAL GROUP – Thursdays 10-11:30 a.m. $2 per visit. (Come socialize, meet new people, and discuss current events, then go to lunch at a different location each week.)

DRUMMING DIVAS – Thursdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2 per visit. Registration required. (Bring your own drum or use one of ours.)

TAI CHI & QIGONG - Thursdays 3-4 p.m. Cost varies by month. Registration required.

PINOCHLE – Fridays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. (with a break for lunch). $2 per visit.

INTRO TO PINOCHLE – Fridays 1-4 p.m. $2 per visit.

BIRTHDAY FRIDAY – 2nd Fridays 11:45 a.m. Free. Cake is generously provided by our friends at Aetna.

Explore with Lifetime and Leisure

Lifetime and Leisure activities are social, educational and fitness-related programs for adults age 62 and older. Join us for an activity, meet new friends and leave the driving to us!

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AARP Tax Aide

AARP plans to be back at the center for the 2021 tax season, Tuesdays and Thursdays February 1-April 12, 2022. Call the Center at 208-608-7580 for more details.

Online Offerings


Stretch and Tone

Lets get up and move! Join Dick Eardley Senior Center's Denise and Jill for a rejuvenating stretch and tone session!


Laughter Yoga

They say laughter is the best medicine, so let's give it a try! Join Boise Senior Center fitness instructor Mike McClenahan for this fun and uplifting Laughter Yoga video that's guaranteed to make you laugh. It may be the best 15 minutes of your day.


Sesame Quinoa Salad

The Dick Eardley Senior Center’s Food for Life instructor Barb Smith shares her recipe for Sesame Quinoa Salad that you can put together quickly and easily using cooked quinoa and a few other ingredients. This colorful, flavorful dish is high in fiber and can be served on the side or as the main course.

For more information about programs and activities at the Dick Eardley Senior Center, take a look at our monthly newsletter.

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