Programs H - Z
*Due to COVID19 all active 50+ program dates are tentative at this time.
All Active 50+ programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted. Registration for programs starting on or after March 1 will be available to city residents on Wednesday February 1, and nonresidents on Wednesday February 8.
The Ink and Quill Writing Group
Enjoy writing? Regardless of your ambitions or goals you will find stimulating fellowship and writing encouragement. Learn different styles of writing and share ideas to develop plots, characters and scenes to bring stories to life.
- 1st & 3rd Monday of each month
- 2:00 – 4:00 pm
I Want to Know
This activity will address different topics that may be of interest to you. Register for one or all the presentations below and walk away with a new idea, a new thought and or just a reminder of something you once knew and wanted to know more about. Bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.
- Last Tuesday of each month (Does not meet June-August)
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm
March 28: – “My Time with a Mini—Meet a Therapy Horse” by Susan Nastasi from SOUL Haven Ranch
April 25: – “A History of Winter Garden” by Jim Crescitelli, Director of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
May 30: – “Learn About the Hidden Gem in our Backyard” by Jennifer Odom, Manager of Oakland’s Nature Preserve
Literary Ladies Book Club
Join friends to read the top 10 and the classics.
- 2nd Saturday of each month
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living Healthy with Diabetes or other Chronic Conditions
This six-week workshop teaches the skills needed in the day-to-day management of chronic health conditions to maintain and / or increase life’s activities. Family members, friends and caregivers can also participate. Advanced registration is required as space is limited.
- Thursday, April 6-May 11
- 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Lunch and Learn—Unified Rehabilitation, PLLC
"Physical Therapy and the benefits beyond Rehabilitation." Jeremiah Bradford, will speak on Physical Therapy and how it can positively impact senior adults. Lunch will be provide by Unified Rehabilitation, PLLC
- Friday, May 19
- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
My Critic’s Choice
Travel each month to a new restaurant for a casual lunch and critique the overall dining experience. Trip cost includes transportation only. Lunch is Dutch treat. Advanced registration required.
- Last Friday of each month.
- 10:30 am
- $8 City Resident | $10 Nonresident
Sit, Stitch ‘n Give
Does life have you all tied up in knots? Join us for a chance to unwind. Come chat, knit, crochet, embroider, etc., and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread fiber and create a beloved "work of heart". Beginners are welcomed.
- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Travel With Us!
Our community has been around the world and back. Each month someone from senior community will share photos and interesting facts from their excursions. Come and travel with us around the world! Dessert and coffee|tea will be available. To be a presenter, please call 407-656-4155, Ext.4311.
- 4th Monday of each month
- 1:30 – 3:00 pm
West Orange Page Turners Book Club
Bring a friend and discover current and classic authors. New members and titles are always welcome.
- 2nd Monday of each month
- 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Wii Bowling League
Do you still have a passion for bowling but do not have the time, energy or strength to make it to the lanes? Teams of two are forming now for a new Wii bowling league. Teams will choose their weekly bowling time and partners at the first meeting and pay their fees.
- Session 1: March 20-May 26—10 weeks
- Session 2: June 12-August 18—10 weeks
- 1:30 pm for start-up meeting March 17 and June 9
- $1 per person, per week due the first week of bowling
Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. Zumba Gold introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.
- 11:00 am – 11:45 am
- $4 per class City Resident | $5 Nonresident
- March-May 25 meet at Jessie Brock Community Center
- June 1-August 3 meet at Tanner Hall