Activities

Senior Health & Safety Fair

The annual Senior Health & Safety Fair will return to the Dick Eardley Senior Center on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you’re age 55 or better, this health fair is for you!

Meet local service providers and enjoy giveaways and healthy snacks. Clinics will include flu shots, blood pressure checks, COVID-19 boosters, and hearing tests. Please give us a call to reserve your vaccines, 208-608-7580.

This year’s fair will also include a drug take-back event by Boise Police. Bring unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for you and your pet in their original/prescription packaging. For more information, give us a call at 208-608-7580.

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Holiday Bazaar Flyer

Vendor spaces still available!

Join us for the 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar! We’ll host dozens of crafters, artists and distributors so you can check off everyone on your shopping list. Shop a great selection of sewn and hand-crafted items, original greeting cards, signed books, homemade soaps, candy and baked goods, woodwork, knitted/crocheted items, baby blankets, handmade kitchen towels & dish cloths, pet items, quilts, hats and scarves, market bags, bibs, cowboy boot stockings, gnome crafts, plastic bag holders, jewelry, artwork, photography, and much more.

This bazaar coincides with the annual Fort Boise Community Pottery & Art Sale next door at Fort Boise Community Center - a local favorite! And our thrift store and craft boutique will be open. It's a shopping event you don't want to miss!

Hamburgers, soup, chips, popcorn, and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Vendor spaces are still available! Call 208-608-7580 to sign up.

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.

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 2-4 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.)

Group of senior women taking a Zumba class. Their arms are stretched over their heads.50+ ZUMBA INTRO – Tuesdays 12:30-1:15 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!)

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 1-5 p.m. $2 per visit.

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 Beginner 3-4 p.m., Intermediate 2-3 p.m. 6 week sessions. Registration required.

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

INTRO TO PINOCHLE – Fridays 2-5 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 will be back for the 2022 tax season. Tuesdays and Thursdays from February to mid-March. Call the Center at 208-608-7580 for more details.

Online Offerings

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Stretch and Tone

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

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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.

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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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