It’s official—The Dick Eardley Senior Center has reopened 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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Upcoming Events

Senior Health & Safety Fair

This year’s Senior Health & Safety Fair is on Wednesday, Oct. 13, beginning at 10 a.m. If you’re age 55+, this health fair is for you.

Guest speakers will offer short presentations on topics such as resources for caregivers and scams that target seniors. Participants can also get a flu shot, have their blood pressure checked and pick up a goody bag filled with local resources, emergency tips, utility information and fun giveaways! Look for more information in the Senior Center’s October newsletter.

Those wishing to receive their annual flu shot at the event are asked to register in advance. Call the Dick Eardley Senior Center at 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.

FOOT CLINIC – 2nd Mondays 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Call Stonebridge for appointments and rates, 208-866-3907.

LAWN GAMES – Mondays 1-2 p.m. Free. Registration required.

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.)

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.)

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

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. $1 per visit. 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 & QUIGONG – Thursdays 3-4 p.m. Cost varies by month. Registration required. (Participants will learn the basic principles of Tai Chi, as well as an 18-movement Quigong routine.)

CORNHOLE – Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required.

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

YAHTZEE – Fridays 2-4 p.m. $1 per visit. Registration required.

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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