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Oklahoma City offers seniors center activities

Senior centers at Will Rogers and Woodson parks in Oklahoma City offer residents a variety of social and enrichment activities.
cschutz@opubco.com Published: August 22, 2010
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Various activities geared to residents ages 55 and older are offered at Oklahoma City's two senior activity centers.

On the north side of town, Will Rogers Senior Activity Center is at 3501 Pat Murphy Drive. On the city's south side is Woodson Park Senior Activity Center, 3401 S May Ave.


The centers offer "a great opportunity to socialize and find people who have shared interests," said Jennifer McClintock, public information manager for the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

During fiscal year 2009-10, the two centers recorded a total of more than 44,000 visits, McClintock said.

In addition to regularly scheduled activities, the centers offer performing arts programs, displays of visual art and opportunities for field trips and travel. Special programs on health and financial planning are given periodically.

A variety of fitness classes offer seniors a chance to work on improving their balance and agility.

Some activities are free, but others carry fees. Art class participants may have to bring their own supplies.

Activities and classes offered at the centers include:

Art (drawing, painting, sculpting and other media),

athletic games and competitions,

card games,

dance (tap, ballroom, square dance),

dog obedience,

exercise of various intensity levels,

history discussions,

language learning,

poetry and creative writing,

sewing and quilting,

social and leisure gatherings,

travel and field trips,

yoga and meditation.


WILL ROGERS SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

Address: 3501 Pat Murphy Drive (in Will Rogers Park, NW 36 and Portland Avenue)

Phone: 942-4339

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

WOODSON PARK SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER

Address: 3401 S May Ave. (In Woodson Park)

Phone: 681-3266

Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to www.okc.gov/parks. The site offers activity guides for both centers, including dates and times.

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