Activities

COVID-19 Update: The Dick Eardley Senior Center is open to the public. Your safety continues to be our top priority. Effective July 28, 2021, face coverings are required at all City indoor facilities for ages 2 and over. This also includes physical distancing, frequent handwashing/sanitization, and regular cleaning of workspaces and public spaces. To ensure physical distancing, there will be occupancy limits on activities and most will require prior registration.
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Winter Scam Jam series kicks off Dec. 1 - Watch it with us!

The Idaho Department of Finance, in partnership with the Idaho Scam Jam Alliance, will present the winter virtual Scam Jam webinar series in December. Join us at the Senior Center to participate and learn how to protect yourself.

The winter virtual Scam Jam webinar series will take place just in time for the holidays on Dec. 1, 8, and 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. via video conference. These virtual webinars are free, educational, and interactive forums where local experts share key information and practical advice including how to identify, prevent and report bad actors. Reserve your spot, give us a call at 208-608-7580.

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Let’s do watercolors with Teresa

Everyone is invited to join us on Monday, Dec. 13 from 1-2:30 p.m. for Watercolors with Teresa. No experience is needed and all skill levels are welcome at this holiday-themed class. Participants will take home one or two pieces of artwork. Cost is $1, and all materials will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required, so stop by the front desk or give us a call at 208-608-7580.

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Storytime Writing Group meets weekly, welcomes new participants

The Storytime Writing Group meets every Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and welcomes anyone who enjoys writing. No prior writing experience is needed. Participants receive a writing prompt each week, and everyone has an opportunity to share their writing if they choose to. There’s no cost to participate. Space is limited, so sign up at the front desk or call 208-608-7580.

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.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. $1 per visit. Registration required.

STORYTIME WRITING GROUP - Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Prompts provided. Registration required.

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, 208-866-3907.

LONGEVITY STICK – Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. $1 per visit. Registration required. (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.

PAINTING/CRAFTING SOCIAL GROUP - Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. $1 (or $5 with acrylic paint supplies provided). Registration required.

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

HAPPY HOOKERS KNIT & CROCHET – Wednesdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $1 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. $1 per visit. Registration required.

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. Free. Registration required. (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. $1 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.

ROBBINS ROAD MUSIC MAKERS - 3rd Thursday 1-2 p.m. Free. Come sing along to old-time favorites while Heidi Marino leads on piano. Lyrics provided. Christmas songs in December!

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, starting in February of 2022. An updated AARP site schedule will be posted when it is available. If you need assistance between now and then, please contact the VITA Tax Program at 208-426-1271 or via email.

Online Offerings

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

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.

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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