LSC Happenings

Upcoming Events

SENIOR CENTER CALENDARS:

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities marked with an asterisk on the calendar. The preregistration link will be updated monthly. The calendar and link can be seen below. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or kodom@lakelandtn.org 

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November is right around the corner. Join us at Lakeland Senior Center for some fun. Please look over the calendar below.  You are receiving your calendar for a chance to look it over before preregistering for those activities with limited space and/or supplies. The online preregistration link will come to you at Noon. This provides plenty of time to decide what class or activities you want to get into once that link goes live.  

Senior Center calendar 11.2022

PREREGISTRATION LINK will come out at noon on October 14th.

Craft Corners

It’s a “PICK TWO” month for Craft Corners. That means you can only choose “two” Craft Corners for November. Craft Corners are on Tuesdays (sometimes Thursdays) and are printed in black ink and marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar. If you pick more than one Craft Corner, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. 

Nov Craft Corners 

Canvas Art    

 

Nov Canvas Art

This month's Canvas Art project is a gold butterfly (pictured above). This month we will only have one Canvas Art class by Penny. The number of participants will be increase to 14 for the Tuesday, November 22, class. 

Special Events

Lunch & Learn 

Dr. Gilbert with Campbell’s Clinic will be here to talk about “fall prevention” and “arthritis,” Tuesday, November 8, at Noon. Lunch is sandwiches, chips, cookies, and tea to drinks. You must preregister to join in on lunch.  

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Line Dance Lessons

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Boot, scootin’ and boogie with us during Line Dance Lessons, Monday, November 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. The class is instructed by April Carpenter with Faith Inspired Training. Cost is $3. 

Walk with Friends will continue during Early Voting

Mondays & Thursdays, friends walk together inside the Clubhouse next door to the Center, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. It’s a fun way to get your steps. No registration required. 

Chair Yoga 

Join Chair Yoga instructed by Berenice Sansone, will be held Wednesdays, November 9, 16, & 30, from 3 to 4 p.m. NO CHAIR YOGA ON NOVEMBER 2 & 23. Cost is $3. Your first class is free.

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Here’s a fun crossword puzzle. We encourage you to except the challenge and complete the puzzle. Once its completed, send to kodom@lakelandtn.org or drop-off at the Center. Those that participate will be entered into a monthly drawing for a prize giveaway. Make sure we have your contact information, so we notify you if you are the winner. Deadline to get your puzzle in is November 15th by Noon. The drawing will take place on November 16, 2022. 

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If you can’t print out a good copy of the puzzle page below, email Kim Odom at the above email address or call (901) 746-8195 and request a copy be sent directly to your email.


Special thanks to Creative Aging for providing such a wonderful selection of activities!

Lakeland Senior Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is located at 4527 Canada Rd, Lakeland TN. Staff can be reach at (901) 746-8195.

 

October Clipart

Join us at Lakeland Senior Center for some fun in October. We have lots of activities coming up this month. Please look over the calendar below.  You are receiving your calendar for a chance to look it over before preregistering for those activities with limited space and/or supplies. The online preregistration link will come to you at Noon. This provides plenty of time to decide what you want to try and get in once that link goes live.  

Senior Center calendar 10.2022 REVISED K.ODOM

October Preregistration link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland30

It’s a “PICK TWO” for Craft Corners this month. You can only choose “two” Craft Corners for the month. Craft Corners are on Tuesdays (sometimes Thursdays) and are printed in black ink and marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar. If you pick more than one craft, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. 

Craft Corners Oct 2022 

Pumpkins painting (right, bottom) by Vickie

Spooky cans (left bottom) by Vickie

Halloween Spoon (right, top) by Vickie

Dimensional Pumpkin (left, top) by Penny

Note: Canvas Art and Watercolor is not included in the "Pick Two" Craft Corners. 

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Canvas Art

barnThis month's Canvas Art project is a red barn (pictured below). There are two chances to get in Penny's classes. Canvas Art is an acrylic art class held on the Tuesday & Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). If you can't get in the Tuesday class, you have a second chance for the Wednesday class. It is the same project for both classes. 

Special Events:

Women in Art

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Sarah Nowlin will be back with us for 6 Weeks, instructing an abstract art class featuring Women in Art. Classes will be held on Mondays at 10 a.m., beginning October 3. Students will explore different abstract art movements, artists that operated in each, and create a painting burrowing from that style and point of view. At completion, students will have created 4 original abstract works of art. Sarah’s class typically fills up fast. Preregister now. 

Movie Day

Gather to watch the movie “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” 11 a.m. Thursday, October 6. In addition to watching is enchanting movie, we will enjoy freshly popped popcorn and treats. Please preregister now. 

Lunch & Learn

Do you have your future planned? Want to take off the worries of what if? Join Chris Thomas with Brent Taylor & Paul B McCarver Funeral Directors, Thursday, October 13, 11 a.m., as he discusses “Planning for the Future.” Lunch provided. Menu TBA. Must have at least 6 to host the seminar. Please preregister now. 

Oktoberfest Luncheon

Oktoberfest

Join us for an “Oktoberfest Luncheon,” Friday, October 21, at Noon. Jim Mchannah will present a joyful show; costumed in Lederhosen featuring Polkas, Oktoberfest Music, and sing-a-longs! Entertainment provided by Creative Aging. Lunch will be hotdogs with all the fixings including sauerkraut, pretzels, cold slaw, potato salad, beans, and Root Beer Floats for dessert. Tea and water to drink. Cost is $3.  

Line Dance Lessons

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Boot, scootin’ and boogie with us during Line Dance Lessons, Monday, October 24, from 3 to 4 p.m. The class is instructed by April Carpenter with Faith Inspired Training. Cost is $3. 

Calligraphy for Beginners

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Calligraphy by Maggie Naylor, Thursdays, beginning October 27, at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In this 4-Week course, students learn flat nib used in most calligraphy writing. Classes cover tools and materials needed, preparations, how to hold a pen and how to sit, sixing, and script angles, writing rules and basic strokes, and a few extra tips. Course provided by Creative Aging. Limited space. Preregister now. 

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Mondays & Thursdays, friends walk together inside the Clubhouse next door to the Center, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. It’s a fun way to get your steps. No registration required. 

Chair Yoga

Join Chair Yoga instructed by Berenice Sansone, every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Cost is $3. Your first class is free.

Line Dance Lessons

Line dancing is a fun way to get exercised. Join us on the 4th Monday of the month, unless otherwise announced. Cost is $3. 

 Meet Julie Daughety

Julie

If you haven’t already met Julie, you will soon enough. Julie is the newest staff member for the Parks and Recreation Department. She will be handling IH Clubhouse rentals and assisting at the Senior Center. You can expect to get a friendly greeting when you walk in the door of the Center.

Julie recently retired from the Navy Reserve. She and her husband, live in Lakeland and are the proud owner of their Rescue dog, Scout, an English Spaniel Springer. The couple get plenty of exercise walking Scout in a variety of parks throughout the community.   

When interviewing Julie for the part-time position, she expressed her love for seniors, and shared stories of those life-time relationships. Her family and friends describe Julie as an old soul with a unique caring heart and patience.

“I’m thrilled to have Julie working with us at the senior center,” said Kim Odom, LSC manager. “She is a delight to have greeting our guests are coming in. She is the perfect fit for the friendly environment we model here.”

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Like to color? Here’s a fun fall coloring page. We invite you to bring this scarecrow to live with crayons, paint, watercolor or color pencils. Once you’ve completed the picture, send to kodom@lakelandtn.org or drop off at the Center for a chance to win a prize. Those that participate will be entered into a monthly prize giveaway for a chance to win. You will be notified by email if you are the winner. The winner will be announced in next month’s LSC Happening’s Newsletter.

scarecrow coloring page

If you can’t print out a good copy of the coloring page below, email Kim Odom at the above email address or call (901) 746-8195 and request a copy be sent directly to your email.

Special thanks to Creative Aging for providing such a wonderful selection of activities!

Lakeland Senior Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is located at 4527 Canada Rd, Lakeland TN. Staff can be reach at (901) 746-8195.

 


SEPTEMBER CLIPART

As fall approaches, temperatures will begin to cool down. That doesn’t mean things will cool down at Lakeland Senior Center. Although the Center will be closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day, there’s plenty of activities to participant in during the month of September.

Reminder: Activities that require preregistration are marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar below. Here's the August online preregistration link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland29

Senior Center calendar 09.2022

It’s a “PICK TWO” for Craft Corners this month. Due to the Center being closed on September 5, 19 & 20, there will only be three crafts to pick from.

CRAFTS SEPTEMBER

You can only choose “two” Craft Corners for the month. Craft Corners are on Tuesdays (sometimes Thursdays) and are printed in black ink and marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar. If you pick more than one craft, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. 

Puppy whimsical art by Vickie

Witch Door Hanger by Vickie (picture is similar to Vickie’s craft)

Xmas Tree & Angel by Vickie 

Acrylic Painting & Glass/Resin by Kim (2 Part Class. Must attend both) 

Canvas Art and Watercolor is not included in the "Pick Two" Craft Corners. 

Canvas Art

CANVAS ART SEPTEMBER

This month's Canvas Art project is a scarecrow (pictured below). There are two chances to get in Penny's classes. Canvas Art is an acrylic art class held on the Tuesday & Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). If you can't get in the Tuesday class, you have a second chance for the Wednesday class. It is the same project for both classes.

Special Events:

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Fall Y’all Dinner

The LSC Fall Y’all Dinner, is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2022, 6 p.m. at IH Clubhouse (next door to the Center). We are extremely pleased to announced entertainment will be Brad Birkedahl (see flyer below for Brad’s bio), provided Creative Aging. The menu will be catered meal by Pink Flamingo. Menu: Beef meatballs with hearty marinara sauce, salad, corn on the cobb. Tea and dessert will also be provided. Cost is $12 per person. Advance tickets only. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, August 22, 2022. For more information, call (901) 746-8195.

LSC FALL PREVENTION WATCH PARTY

The Tennessee Fall Coalition is hosting a “Fall Prevention Awareness Week Virtual Series,” Monday through Friday, September 19-23, from 10 to 11 a.m., in honor of 2022 Fall Prevention Week.

Form your own Watch Party, watch individually, or join friends at Lakeland Senior Center each morning during our “Watch Party,” for the Virtual Series on Monday, September 19, through Friday, September 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. Included, will be a Continental Breakfast of donuts, muffins, fruit, juice, etc. At least one day of the series, sausage biscuits will be provided. Please let Kim Odom know if you plan to join the Watch Party by calling (901) 746-8195.

Tennessee Fall Coalition has a dynamic schedule of speakers who will be discussing extremely important fall prevention data, tips, and strategies to help reduce the incidents of fall across the state. 

The link to register for the series is below:

Register for the Series - https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/2022_fall_prevention_awareness_week_virtual_series_registration  

As we age, falling becomes a concern for many of us. This virtual series will be beneficial with a variety of topics and tips. Below you will find a brief description of session.

Monday, September 19 – Intro to Fall Prevention

Learn the startling statistics for older adult falls and the risk factors that make them more likely. Dr. Karon Uzzell-Baggett and Deborah Tuggle will walk viewers through the importance of common fall prevention measures and teach viewers about the small changes they can make for safer homes and safer lives.

Tuesday, September 20 – How to Fall

Falls can happen even when we know the dangers and take precautions. Regena Young will teach viewers to be less afraid of falling by presenting ways to fall that lessen the risk of serious injury.

Wednesday, September 21 – Pet-related Fall Prevention

We love our pets, but sometimes they present unexpected challenges as we age. Excited dogs may pull too strongly on their leashes, and loving cats may turn into dangerous tripping hazards. Dr. Whitney Wilhelm-Walker and Deborah Tuggle will provide viewers with suggestions on how to keep themselves and their furry friends safe as they age.

Thursday, September 22 – Adaptive Equipment Demo with UTC Occupational Therapy Dr. Erin Melhorn will provide viewers with a digital tour of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga’s Occupational Therapy lab and teach them about important interventions that improve stability and aid seniors in daily activities.

Friday, September 23 – Older Adult Falls: An EMS Perspective

First responders are a critical partner in providing care and resources to older adults after they experience a fall. Stephen Sutton, Director of Crockett County EMS, will discuss emergency personnel’s perspective on older adult falls, how calls related to falls are handled and the resources they provide.

The CDC reports that one in every four older adults falls each year, with one in 5 falls causing a serious injury.1 With fall-related deaths on the rise, seniors need engaging fall prevention information now more than ever. Through these educational webinars, the Tennessee Fall Prevention Coalition aims to empower seniors and their loved ones to remain active, healthy, and independent as long as possible. Don’t let this opportunity slip by—consider registering at the link above for one or more sessions.

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Facts about Falls. cdc.gov. Updated August 6, 2021. Accessed April 4, 2022. https://www.cdc.gov/falls/facts.html

fall Prevention Flyer

For more information on these and other activities at Lakeland Senior Center, call (901) 746-8195.

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August promo


Lakeland Senior Center will be shaking things up in August with some new and special activities, including Elvis Week Luncheon/Dance, Social (Party) Bridge, Line Dance Lessons, and more. 

Reminder: Activities that require preregistration are marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar below. Here's the August online preregistration link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland28

IT IS A “PICK TWO” MONTH FOR CRAFT CORNERS

That means you can only choose two Craft Corners for this month. Craft Corners are on Tuesdays and are printed in black ink and marked with an asterisk on the calendar. If you pick more than two crafts, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. This process allows more participants to get into a craft class. The week of the upcoming Craft Corner - if there’s space available for a craft – you are welcome to register at that time even if you are already signed up for two craft classes within the month. It is recommended that you save the email with preregistration link so you can check back throughout the month to see what has become open. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. 

Senior Center 08.2022

Special & New Activities:

Pottery Painting with Adam 

Adam Loeffel is back for a one-day “Pottery Painting Studio,” workshop focused on painting finished pottery pieces. We do not know what the project will be, but Adam never disappoints. Participants will take home their final project once it is fired and brought back to the Center. This is a Creative Aging provided activity. Supplies provided. It’s limited to 20 participants.  

Let’s Play Bridge

NEW Social (Party) Bridge will be held on the second- and fourth- Friday of the month, at 10 a.m. at Lakeland Senior Center. Bridge dates for August are the 12th & 26th. Based on the feedback from the survey sent out last month, it appears we have plenty of interest. You MUST KNOW HOW TO PLAY. Please email Kim Odom at kodom@lakelandtn.org or call (901) 746-8195 if you plan to join the Bridge group in August. 

Elvis Week Luncheon & Dance

Join us to celebrate Elvis Week with a delicious lunch at 11:30 a.m. and fun entertainment, from Noon to 1 p.m., featuring Hank & Nora. The duo is provided by Creative Aging. For fun, bring you favorite Elvis memorabilia and share your Elvis story. For extra fun dress up in 50s attire. Menu will be Zaxby’s chicken, potato salad, cold slaw, chips, dessert, and tea. Cost is $3 person. Pay in advance at the Senior Center. 

NOTE: Luncheon guests are welcome to stick around and play Bingo.

Let’s Dance

NEW Line Dance Lessons. That’s right! You’ve been asking for it. It’s finally here. It will be held once a month on the 4th Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. This month it will be on August 22nd. Cost is $3 person. Classes will be instructed by April Carpenter with Faith Inspired Training.

Rec & Billiard Room

Hey guys. Did you know we have access to a pool table and shuffleboard next door at the IH Clubhouse – just feet away. Call up a friend and come play pool. Please call us first, can make sure the room isn’t being used for another activity. It’s available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., when not in use. Call (901) 746-8195 for more information or to schedule a time to play. Pool sticks are available, but feel free to bring your own. 

July

Summer isn't the only thing is full swing. Although Lakeland Senior Center will be closed from July 1 through July 10, there are plenty of activities planned in July. Please take time look over the July calendar below. Activities marked with asterisk symbol on the calendar require online preregistration due to limited space and/or supplies. You will receive the online link to preregister at Noon. The process gives you time to decide what you would like to signup for. It is a “Pick Two” month for Craft Corners. That means you can pick two out of the four crafts offered. Most crafts are pictured below.

Senior Center calendar 07.2022

Here's the online link for preregistration: 

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA8AF2BAAFF2-lakeland27

 ATTENTION CRAFT LOVERS: “PICK TWO” crafts from this month’s Craft Corners. We will have some fun Christmas crafts for Christmas in July. Craft Corners are printed in black ink on the calendar. Below are your choices: 

july craft corners

1) Card Making (top) art by Debbie Rike & Rhonda Collins

2) Snowy barn (bottom right) scene on mini canvas by Penny

3) White Christmas trees (bottom left) on mini canvas by Penny

3) Craft To Be Determined by Karen (Not pictured)

If you pick more than two crafts, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. This process allows more craft lovers to get into a crafting class. The week of the upcoming Craft Corner - if there’s space available for that craft - anyone can register at that time even if you are already signed up for two craft classes within the month. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:

walking

NEW Monday & Thursdays: We are adding Monday to our Walk with Friends (inside) program, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at IH Clubhouse (next door to the Center). It is open to walkers at all levels. Participants walk around the perimeter of the facility. Those that want to walk outside, can walk the park and lake. For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

floor yoga

Wednesdays: Yoga (Floor and Chair) by Berenice Sansone, Occupational Therapist and Yoga Therapist. Floor Yoga, 2 p.m.; Chair Yoga, 3 p.m. Cost is $3. We need more participants in floor yoga. Come try it out. Your first class is FREE. Bring a mat, water, and towel. 

Special Events:

Thursday, July 14: Family Planning Seminar presented by Chris Thomas, Brentwood Funeral Service, 11 a.m. Snacks will be served. Must have a minimum of 10 participants or we will reschedule later. 

Thursday, July 21: Summer Luau Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. with live entertainment to be announced. We will enjoy hotdogs and all the fixings.  

Thursday, July 28: Lunch & Learn (Topic: Medicare 101) presented by Arnold with Humana, 11 a.m. (Health Topic: TBD). Pizza for lunch. Limited space.

For more information on these or other programs, call Lakeland Senior Center at (901) 746-8195.


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The heat is on at Lakeland Senior Center as we gear up for June’s activities. Look over the June calendar. Those activities marked with asterisk on the calendar require preregistration due to limited supplies. 

LSC June Calendar


Here's the online link for registration. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland26

ATTENTION CRAFT LOVERS: “PICK TWO” crafts from this month’s Craft Corners. Craft Corners are printed in black ink on the calendar. Below are your choices: 

1) Cat Nap whimsical art painting by Vickie

2) Patriotic Spoons by Vickie

3) To Be Determined by Penny (Not pictured)

4) Yarn Flowers by Vickie)


If you pick more than two crafts, you will be removed from a craft(s) at the manager’s discretion. This process allows more crafters to get into a crafting class. The week of the upcoming Craft Corner - if there’s space available for that craft - anyone can register at that time even if you are already signed up for two craft classes within the month. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

 FITNESS ACTIVITIES:

Wednesdays: Yoga (Floor and Chair) by Berenice Sansone, Occupational Therapist and Yoga Therapist. Floor Yoga, 2 p.m.; Chair Yoga, 3 p.m. Cost is $3. Your first class is FREE. Bring a mat, water, and towel.  

Thursdays: Walk with Friends, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This is a new activity added to the calendar for walkers at all levels. We will meet at IH clubhouse (next door to the Center). Those that want to walk inside the Clubhouse will walk around the dance floor. Those that want to walk outside, can walk the park and lake. For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Special Events:

Thursday, June 2: Lunch & Learn, 11 a.m. (Topic: Prediabetes/Diabetes). Pizza for lunch. Limited space.

Friday, June 3: Soap Making, 10 a.m. Supplies provided.

Friday, June 3: Ice Cream Social, 11:30 a.m. Come celebrate June birthdays with us. We will have ice cream with fixings and celebrate this month’s birthdays with friends. If you have a birthday in June or Not – all are welcome. Then, stick around for Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday, June 8 & 9: AARP Safety Drivers Course, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. To register for the course, contact instructor, George Cole at (901) 384-3581. Classes will be held at IH Clubhouse (next door to the Center).

Friday, June 17: Red, White & Blue Luncheon (Lenny’s Subs) at 11 a.m. Cost is $3 person. Advance tickets only, available at the Center. Entertainment is Memphis Sideshow Band provided by Creative Aging. Dancers put your dancing shoes on.

Thursday, June 23: Indian Culture & Dance by Jay Kumar at 11 a.m. Jayashree ("Jay") is an Asian Indian classical dance teacher from Memphis, TN. She has been teaching Indian dance for over two decades and is closely involved with the community activities. Jay, and her students, have accomplished a lot by performing in major events - Memphis in May, Rhodes college, Dixon Gardens, India association events, Diversity Memphis, etc. In addition to conducting workshops at senior centers, schools, and other venues, Jay's students have had their debut performances for a number of years. Invite Jay to your community for a fascinating demonstration of Indian dance and customs. Interested seniors can learn a few dance-moves themselves! This event is provided by Creative Aging.

 LSC Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly Regular Activities:

Day(s)

Activity

Time

Location

Leader/Instructor

1st & 3rd Mondays

**Ladies Bunco (FULL)

11 am-1 pm

Center

Jeanette Long

Mondays

Jammin’ Group

2-4 pm

Center

Homer Bunker

2nd Monday

Game Day

11 am-2 pm

Center

Dot Rast

Tuesdays

Free for All (bring your own: diamond art, crochet, color pencils)

10 am-12 pm

Center

Manager

Tuesdays

*Craft Corner

10 am-12 pm

Center

Vickie Dubois

Tuesdays

*Craft Corner

 10:30 am or 1 pm

Center

Penny/Karen

4th Tuesday

*Canvas Art

1-3 pm

Center

Penny Monroe

1st Wednesday

Book Club

1-2:30 pm

Clubhouse

Micki Fencl

4th Wednesday

*Canvas Art Repeat

1-3 pm

Center

Penny Monroe

1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Hand & Foot (cards/games)

11 am

Clubhouse

Manager

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Mexican Train

11 am

Clubhouse

Manager

Wednesdays

Yoga (floor) $3

2-3 pm

Clubhouse

Berenice Sansone

Wednesdays

Yoga (chair/mat) $3

3-4 pm

Clubhouse

Berenice Sansone

Thursdays

Walk with Friends

9 am

Clubhouse/Park

Manager

Thursdays

*Watercolor

1 pm

Center

Karen Parsley

1st Fridays

Ice Cream Social

 11:30 am

Center

Manager

1st & 3rd Fridays

Free Bingo

12:30-2 pm

Clubhouse

Manager

2nd & 4th

**Polly’s Mexican Train (FULL)

10:30 am-12:30 pm

Clubhouse

Manager

2nd & 4th Fridays

Game Day

1-3 pm

Center

Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Activities marked with an asterisk (*) require preregistration due to limited supplies. 

**These activities are currently full. If an opening becomes available, a notice will go out by email.

If there’s no end-time listed on an activity, it ends when the group is through playing.

Pool table and shuffleboard playtime is available in the Rec Room located next door, Monday-Friday by appointment. Call (901) 746-8195. Bring your own pool sticks or use the ones available.

All activities are subject to change.

Lakeland Senior Center is located at 4523 Canada Road. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kim Odom, senior center manager, at kodom@lakelandtn.org or (901) 746-8195.Note: If there is a game or activity, you’d like to see us add to the regular calendar of events, please contact us and let us know. We are open to new activities at our Center. 

 

May

Flowers are springing up and so are the activities at Lakeland Senior Center. 

NEW Calendar and Preregistration Process

  1. Calendar of Activities will be emailed at 11 a.m. This will give everyone a chance to look over the calendar and decide what you would like to register for. 
  2. Every Month will be a “Pick Two” Craft Corner Month. Which means, participants can pick no more than two Craft Corners to attend. We will have four Craft Corners each month. On occasion, we will offer more Craft Corners (such as Christmas in July). Instruction on how many you are allowed to register for, will be announced at that time. SCROLL down to see crafts for this month.
  3. All Craft Corners will be printed in Black Ink on the calendar and marked with an asterisk (*), along with all activities requiring preregistration. Photos of each Craft Corner will be included in the first email going out at 11 a.m. 
  4. Promptly at Noon, the online preregistration link will go live. You will receive a second email with the live link and preregistration can begin.
  5. If you preregister for more than two Craft Corners, you will be removed at the discretion of the Senior Center manager.
  6. Don’t forget to look at other activities on the calendar that require preregistration. Each are marked with an asterisk (*). 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the new procedures. Hopefully the new procedure will be a fairer process, allowing all you craft lovers to get these popular activities. 

Senior Center calendar 05.2022

Craft Corners for May:

May Craft Corners

In addition to our regularly scheduled activities, we have some changes and new items to share. 

CHANGE: Hand & Foot will move to the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. The fun starts at 11 a.m.

NEW: Beginning Thursday, May 5, we will start a “Walk with Friends Club,” from 9 to 10 a.m. We will begin with walking inside the Clubhouse (next door). We will eventually venture out and walk different parks in the area, once we get a good idea of how many will be participating. The park ventures will be pre-planned and announced.

NEW: Monday, May 9, we will offer Cribbage Lessons at Noon. If we have enough interest, we will start a regular Cribbage group.

Special Event: Lakeland Senior Center will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Monday, May 23, 2022, with an early dinner at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., we will head outside for a 2-hour Concert in the Park, featuring the Jim Mahannah Band. If it rains, we will host the concert inside at the Clubhouse. Open House will be held all-day, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends by to show off some of the wonderful projects and activities we have at the Center. We will have treats available. We are pleased to announce that the Monday Jamming Group will be playing at the Center during Open house, from 2 to 4 p.m. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE MEAL AT 4 P.M. 

For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

April

We are ready to spring forward with lots of fun at Lakeland Senior Center. There are plenty of arts and crafts going on. Our goal is to try and get as many participants as possible in these classes as possible.

PLEASE PICK A MAXIMUM OF TWO CRAFTS OR POP-UPS THIS MONTH. THIS SHOULD GIVE PARTICIPANTS A CHANCE TO GET A CRAFT CORNER CLASS DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. PICK TWO DOES NOT INCLUDE WATERCOLOR OR CANVAS ART.   

Participants MUST preregister online for activities with limited space and/or supplies. Activities that require online preregistration are marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar. Here’s the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland23

Here's a sneak peek at the PICK TWO Crafts Corners you have to choice from:

Craft Corners April

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March


March will soon be here. We are ready to spring forward with lots of fun at Lakeland Senior Center. There are plenty of arts and crafts going on. Our goal is to try and get as many participants as possible in these classes as possible.

PLEASE PICK A MAXIMUM OF TWO CRAFTS OR POP-UPS THIS MONTH. THIS SHOULD GIVE PARTICIPANTS A CHANCE TO GET A CRAFT OR POP-UP CLASS DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH. PICK TWO DOES NOT INCLUDE WATERCOLOR OR CANVAS ART.   

Participants MUST preregister online for activities with limited space and/or supplies. Activities that require online preregistration are marked with an asterisk (*) on the calendar. Here’s the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA8AF2BAAFF2-lakeland22

Here's a sneak peek at the PICK TWO Crafts or Pop-Ups you have to choice from:

March Arts Craft Final

The terra cotta bunny by Vickie is not shown. It is an upside down terra cotta pot - painted with added accessories. It is super cute.

If you chose the puzzle piece picture frame, bring two to three family photos to frame. They will be glued, do copy your photo if necessary.

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Sock Hop Dinner in March!

GOOD NEWS! The Sock Hop Dinner canceled back in August is back on the calendar for March 25, 2022, at IH Clubhouse at 6 p.m. Come Rock to the Oldies as the The Boomers perform, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The fun will include a “Best Dressed" Costume Contest. The catered meal will Victory Lane BBQ and all the fixings, tea, and dessert. Advance tickets only. Tickets are $12 per person and will be available at Lakeland Senior Center beginning February 21, 2022. Please try to bring correct change. If paying by check, make payment out to: City of Lakeland.

For more information, contact Kim Odom at kodom@lakelandtn.org or call (901) 746-8195.

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Throughout the month of February, we have lots going on at Lakeland Senior Center. Here’s a calendar of activities happening at Lakeland Senior Center in the second month of 2022. Participants must preregister online for those activities marked with an asistrik (*). Here's the link to online preregistration: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland21Capture

For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

 

January


The new year will be here soon enough. Here’s a calendar of activities happening at Lakeland Senior Center in the first month of 2022.

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PICK ONE CRAFT PLEASE

Participants interested in Craft Corner (Heart-shaped Pinecone Wreath by Vickie) on January 11, 2021, or Pop-Up Craft (mini cat canvas by Penny) on January 18, 2021, are encouraged to PICK ONE of the two classes. This gives our crafters more of a chance to get in on the crafting fun. Online preregistration required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland20

Jewelry Making

For all you jewelry makers, we have earring jewelry class by Debbie Rike on Thursday, January 6, at 10 a.m. We will be making snowflake earrings. (This is not included in the pick one, but it is limited to 10 participants.) Online preregistration required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland20

Grant Studios (Drawing/Sketching & Mosaics) 

Thanks to Creative Aging, we have two morning time grant classes this month. Starting Monday, January 3, 2022, at 10 a.m. we will start a 6-Weeks Drawing/Sketching Studio by Sarah Nowlin. Kristi will be here Thursday, January 20, at 10 a.m. with a 4-Week Mosaics Studio on Thursdays. Participants MUST ATTEND all classes to complete the project. Please do not register if you can’t be here for all 4 weeks of the Mosaics classes. The project is a heart-shaped mosaics piece – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Limited space for both classes.

Online preregistration required for the Grant Studios: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland20

NEW GAME FUN!

Hand & Foot (card game) on Wednesdays, January 12 & 19, 11 a.m. Beginners are welcome to join the group. Sometimes this group switches up and plays other card games like Rummikub. Join the fun. No registration required.

JAMMING GROUP IS BACK!

Our Monday Jamming Group is gathering again, and they are better than ever. If you like classic country, gospel, and a little rock n roll, come enjoy the entertainment at the Center, from 2 to 4 p.m. On occasion the group plays next door at IH Clubhouse. No registration required.

Book Club

Our long-standing Book Club will gather for their annual Book Club Social on Wednesday, January 5, 2021, at 1 p.m. to discuss book titles for 2022. If you like to read and socialize – this is a great group of ladies to get to know. Let’s make 2022 the best Book Club gathering ever! No reregistration required.

 Art

Our most popular classes will be in full stride for 2022 as we continue Whimsical Art for beginners by Vickie on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m., Watercolor by Karen every Thursday at 1 p.m., and Canvas Art by Penny on fourth Tuesday and Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Online preregistration required: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland20

EXCITING NEWS on Yoga Classes! 

As you may know by now, we have a Yoga (chair and floor) combo class on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. Starting Wednesday, January 12, we have a separate floor yoga class, from 2 to 3 p.m.; followed by chair yoga at its regular time (3-4 p.m.). We’ve had several requests for floor-only yoga. So, let’s give it go! This is a trail-run to see how much interest there is for floor-only. We will hold floor yoga classes throughout January to see how it goes. Cost is $3 person. Bring a mat, bottled water and towel. For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

SPECIAL NOTE: City Offices including the Senior Center will be closed in observance of MLK Day on Monday, January 17, 2021. 

 

A December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lakeland Senior Center. The month is filled with activities, including festive art and crafts galore. You MUST preregister online for all activities on the calendar that are marked with an asistrik (*). 

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You can also see the calendar online at:

http://www.lakelandtn.gov/209/Seniors-55-Calendar

Online preregistration link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland19

To allow as many participants as possible to participate in the craft classes, please pick a combination of three of your favorite "Craft Corners" or "Pop-Up Crafts" for the month. You are welcome to check back a week before the upcoming Craft Corner or Pop-Craft class to see if there are openings. At this point, it is free game to sign-up no matter the number of crafts you have signed up for. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

PLEASE NOTICE: Participants must preregister for our Free Christmas Bingo event hosted on Friday, December 17th to be part of the gift-giving by Santa activity.  

For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.



November


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November is right around the corner. It's time to fill your calendar with fun activities at Lakeland Senior Center. 

You may notice there are still a few activities are not on the schedule. We will get them back as soon as possible.

Among the excitement this month, we have some holiday arts and crafts planned, along with regular standing programs. For a fair chance at getting as many as possible into the art and craft activities, we encourage those interested to pick three of their favorites and preregister for those. This should give crafters a chance at participating in a few art and craft projects. One week prior to an art or craft class, anyone regardless of how many activities they are registered for can sign up if space is available.     
All participants must preregister for any activity marked with an (*). You can register online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland18
You can also check out the calendar online at: https://www.lakelandtn.gov/list.aspx?ADMIN=1&MID=579 P

IF YOU PREREGISTER FOR AN ACTIVITY PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN BE HERE OR LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THINGS COME UP BUT AS YOU KNOW, MOST OF OUR ACTIVITIES HAVE A WAITING LIST. IT IS HARD TO FILL IF WE FIND OUT THE DAY OF THE ACTIVITY THAT SOMEONE CAN'T MAKE IT. 

Don't forget, you can also find the calendar and other announcements on Lakeland Senior Center's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LakelandTNLSC

Programs are subject to change. If you have issues registering online, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195. 


NOTE: Participants must wear a mask at all times while inside Lakeland Senior Center.

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October Happenings at LSC
You may notice that a few activities are not on the schedule. Out of precaution some programs that are difficult to maintain social distancing are on hold. These activities will return as soon as possible.
We do have some exciting fall and Halloween arts and crafts planned, along with some regular standing programs. For a fair chance at getting as many as possible into the art and craft activities, we encourage those interested to pick three of their favorites and preregister for those. This should give crafters a chance at participating in a few art and craft projects. One week prior to an art or craft class, anyone regardless of how many activities they are registered for can sign up if space is available.    
All participants must preregister for any activity marked with an (*). You can register online at: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland17

You can also check out the calendar online at: https://www.lakelandtn.gov/list.aspx?ADMIN=1&MID=579

Programs are subject to change. If you have issues registering online, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195. 
NOTE: Participants must wear a mask at all times while inside Lakeland Senior Center.


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Sneak Peek at Upcoming Art & Craft Projects (jewelry sets will vary in styles and color):

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Can you believe we are halfway through August already? It’s time to check out what’s happening in September at Lakeland Senior Center. Participants must register for the activities that have limited space or supplies. On the calendar (below), these activities are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Here’s the link to register for any activities with limited space:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA8AF2BAAFF2-lakeland16

For more information, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Note: Masks are highly recommended.  

Lakeland Senior Center is located at 4527 Canada Rd. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (and other hours as determined.)

Other Happenings for Seniors:

Creative Aging’s Senior Arts Series featuring Swingtime Explosion

Wednesday, September 15, 10:30am and 1:30pm performances

Theatre Memphis at 630 Perkins Extended

Tickets will be available starting on August 15 at https://www.creativeagingmidsouth.org/senior-art-series-link.  Limited tickets will be available at the door for a minimum donation of $5 (cash or check). 

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The summer heat is on. It is a great time to come in and cool off. Lakeland Senior Center is always a cool place to be. There are lots of fun activities going on in August. Check out the calendar to see for yourself.  

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PREREGISTRATION UPDATE:

GREAT NEWS! Preregistration is going away for several programs at the Center.

Registration is no longer required for the following activities:

Bingo

Book Club (1st Wednesday of month)

Bunco (FULL group – no need to register)

Coffee & Chat

Free for All on Tuesdays

Game Day (FULL group for Hand & Foot – no need to register)

Jamming

LSC Garden Club

Mexican Train (FULL group – no need to register)

Preregistration will continue for those activities that have limited space, such as craft and art classes, Studio and Workshop classes provided by Creative Aging, luncheons, and dinners. 

Here’s the online link to registration for classes with limited space:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland15

Participants can preregister here for July activities.

In July we are focusing on "Christmas in July" with lots of exciting Pop-Up Crafts added to the calendar in addition to our “regular” once-a-month “Craft Corner” and once-a-month “Canvas Art” classes – as well as the weekly Watercolor class. To be fair to all the crafters out there – we recommend that anyone interested in doing crafts this month, “pick two” crafts and sign up for those two classes. If there are opening spaces one-week prior to any Pop-Up craft event – anyone can sign up for that craft. Samples of “Pop-Up Crafts,” for July are on display at the Center. If you get the LSC email blast - pictures were included in the LSC Happenings (July) emailed sent on July 15, 2021. 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR ANY ACTIVITY:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea8af2baaff2-lakeland14

The “Pick-Two” process should ensure that all craft lovers get in for at least two of the “Pop-Up Craft” classes. We realize it is hard to get into the classes with limited space and are trying to come up with ways to get everyone in a craft or two a month.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Odom at kodom@lakelandtn.org or call (901) 746-8195.

July Calendar:

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Participants can preregister here for June activities

June calendar:

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Participants can preregister here for May activities.

May calendar:

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NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm...refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

Some Past Events:

April LuncheonAll was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

~Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center’s membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty’s original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?


Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Photos by Camden Korsmo and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

Seniors Dinner and Sock HopBringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening’s theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!


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River City Boppers Donation CheckThe local River City Boppers Chapter, that meets monthly at IH Clubhouse in Lakeland, enjoys giving back to the community. Upon hearing about various activities hosted at Lakeland Senior Center (located in the facility next door the Clubhouse), the Bop Club selected the Center as its charity project for 2018. Members of the Chapter volunteered during various activities and special events hosted by the Senior Center, as well as City-hosted events.

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated, said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents; $9 for guests.

Valentine's LuncheonValentine’s Luncheon 2018

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

The rain couldn’t keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today’s annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini’s and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

Additional fun included Valentine’s Day Bingo and TV Couples Trivia. Winners of Bingo took home a box of chocolates. Three Trivia winners, who knew their TV couples, each took home a $10 Chili’s restaurant gift card.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples, said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it’s easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Photos by Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 70 guests at the Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday evening, got into the Christmas spirit with a catered meal from Cracker Barrel, good entertainment by Charles Norman (keyboardist and vocalist), and wonderful prizes.

Christmas DinnerGuests also had fun checking out Santa’s Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland’s North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support; and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.





Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Beverly BrothersMusic with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month’s Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.




Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y’all Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP.

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Aug. 15 to noon – IH Clubhouse. Put on your blue suede shoes and gather with friends to celebrate Elvis Week with a Pizza Party and Elvis music and others from his era. Music performed by Gary Hardy and provided by Creative Aging. Win a prize for best-dressed Elvis costume or 60s apparel. Bring your Elvis memorabilia and share your favorite Elvis stories. Must RSVP.

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 – 11:30 a.m. – Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP.

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

Friday, June 29, 6 p.m. at IH Clubhouse. A catered meal will include BBQ and all the fixings, drinks and dessert. Gold Sponsor of the dinner is Pop-A-Lock.

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50’s to 80’s with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you’d like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece – a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It’s a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby’s chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby’s in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

2nd Thursday of the month (through August), 11:30 a.m. (in the Rec Room of IHC). Meet and mingle, and enjoy a cold treat, billiards, and music on the jukebox.

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff’s Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS, and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It’s so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do, said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it’s hard to stop. You can’t wait to see the finished product. I’ve done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty


Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You’re So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn’t resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty’s playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka’s "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance, said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I’m looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Refreshments were served.

Iris Folding Craft with KarenCrafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens – thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs – some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland, explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end.



AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.


Going Green LuncheonGoing Green Luncheon

Photos by Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

The 16-member Bartlett Choral and Drama Club had attendees at IH Clubhouse tapping toes and clapping hands in no time with hits including, "Everybody Loves My Baby," "Getting to Know You," and "It Don’t Mean a Thing."

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty’s Day and the arrival of spring, said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it’s a real treat.


Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!


Valentine's Luncheon 2018Valentine’s Luncheon 2018

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

The rain couldn’t keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today’s annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini’s and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

Additional fun included Valentine’s Day Bingo and TV Couples Trivia. Winners of Bingo took home a box of chocolates. Three Trivia winners, who knew their TV couples, each took home a $10 Chili’s restaurant gift card.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples, said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it’s easy to make friends here.


2017 Seniors 55+ Photo Collage

See more photos on the Senior Memories page!


Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

Christmas DinnerA holly, jolly, good-time, was had by approximately 70 attendees dressed in holiday style for the annual Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner, Friday, Dec. 1, at I.H. Clubhouse. The evening featured a Pink Flamingo catered menu of roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, green bean and sweet potato casseroles, sourdough rolls, and fresh pecan pie.

Keyboardist and vocalist, Charles Norman, entertained the crowd, bringing them to their feet and out on the dance floor throughout the night. Norman played a variety of music, from oldies but goodies to country and blues, along with a few Christmas tunes for the occasion. Lakeland resident and recording artist, Berta Payne, joined Norman in a blues performance.

Arlington High School students, Alyssa Stephens, Jerry Jenkins, Genna Tuznik, and Caitlin Evans, pampered the seniors, making sure every glass stayed full during the event, and mingled with the crowd. The National Honor Society students took part in the fun by hopping out on the dance floor to a few tunes.

In the midst of all the fun – Santa showed up – just in time to give away lots of prizes donated by local businesses and organizations of the mid-south, including Memphis Botanic Garden, Shelby Farms Conservancy, AutoZone, Gateway Tire & Service Center, Alma Bella Salon, Safety Nails, Victory Lane BBQ, Lakeland Lion’s Club, and more. The event sponsor was Lefler Financial. Stephanie Lefler and family were honorary guests of the evening.

Steve Pitcock said of the dinner he and wife, Sue, attended, Although we didn’t win one of the many great prizes, it was a wonderful dinner. The food and entertainment was spectacular, and we made a few friends. It certainly got us into the spirit of Christmas.

Left top: Pat and Bob Hudson were among attendees of the annual Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner, Friday, Dec. 1, at I.H. Clubhouse, pampered by Arlington High School students, like Caitlin Evans, as they enjoyed a festival night out featuring a catered meal, entertainment, and prizes.

Middle top: Trudy Scholten, Betty Davis, and Linda Doyle, chatted it up with Santa, as he made the rounds to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

Right top: Ron Brandon with wife, Sue, was greeted by Santa with gentleman’s handshake.

Bottom left: Dotty and James Marshall took advantage of the great entertainment provided by vocalist Charles Norman on keyboard.

Bottom middle: Old Santa found himself a dance partner (wife, Pat Golden) during the evening’s event.

Bottom right: Santa got a helping hand from elves, Alyssa Stephens and Caitlin Evans, Arlington High School National Honor Society students volunteering during the Seniors 55+ Christmas Dinner, Friday, Dec. 1, at I.H. Clubhouse.

Seniors Performing CPRSeniors CPR Class

Senior participants used mannequins during a mock life-threatening situation during a CPR Class hosted by Shelby County Fire Department, Battalion Chief, Eric Jackson, and Lt. Terry Watts, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Lakeland Senior Center. Class participants learned proper CPR and AED techniques for adults, as well as for children and infants. Our goal is to make you confident that you could handle an emergency if you had to, said Chief Jackson.

All participants were CPR certified or recertified and passed the CPR tests with flying colors. Gaynelle Perry was glad she tookPeople with Eclipse Viewing Glasses Onthe class and is confident she could use what she learned during the class to stay focused and do what’s necessary during an emergency.

You never know when you might need to know CPR, said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Thanks to Shelby County Fire Department, class participants can confidently face an unexpected emergency situation and know they are doing everything they can to help save a life.

Solar Eclipse 2017

Seniors celebrated the historical Solar Eclipse 2017 with friends at the Lakeland Senior Center, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. They enjoyed Jack’s BBQ while waiting for the historical moment when most of the Sunday was covered in the mid-south. Using special viewing glasses to protect their eyes, they watched the solar eclipse from its beginning to end.


Balance/Fall Prevention WorkshopBalance and Fall Prevention Workshop

Steady on their feet, a room full of seniors, participated the Balance/Fall Prevention Workshop presented by Matt Connell, MPT, LAT/ATC, Director of Physical Therapy with Arlington Physical Therapy, LLC, Thursday, July 13, at Lakeland Senior Center.

Connell started with conversation on how vital balance is to normal everyday living. As a physical therapy specialist, he described what happens when balance issues develop and discussed ways to prevent falls.

He even put participants to a non-strenuous balance test, by asking those that wanted to participate, to stand and sit fives time within a few seconds. The hour-long presentation filled with facts and tips gave many a good sense on just how steady they are, or are not.

Linda Doyle said of the workshop, It was very informative and makes you realize how vulnerable you are to falls. There was a lot of good information shared during the event. I’m glad I came.

For me the most important message was ’don’t ignore it, Doyle added. We are all good at ignoring it and thinking, oh it will get better. I think we were all reminded why we should not wait around to go to the doctor.

-By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

(Left photo) Matt Connell, MPT, LAT/ATC, Director of Physical Therapy with Arlington Physical Therapy, LLC., discussed how vital balance is to everyday living and provided helpful ways to improve your balance and prevent falls.

(Right photo) A room full of seniors participated in the Balance/Fall Prevention Workshop presented by Matt Connell, MPT, LAT/ATC, Director of Physical Therapy with Arlington Physical Therapy, LLC., Thursday, July 13, at Lakeland Senior Center.


Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes BBQ Dinner

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

Stars and Stripes DinnerInternational Harvester Clubhouse was draped in red, white and blue, for the Seniors 55+ annual Stars and Stripes Dinner, Friday, June 16, sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital Bartlett and Trustmark Bank.

Approximately 50 guests followed suit for the occasion, dressing in patriotic apparel and coming out for a spectacular evening of fun and entertainment, and a chance to win the "Best Patriotic Dressed," award.

The event started with all heads bowed, as retired Chaplain, Randy Brown presented the Benediction; followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans in attendance were asked to remain standing to be recognized. The sound of applause rang out as veterans stood with pride. All guests stood again, and joined in patriotic harmony, as singer/keyboardist and event entertainer, Charles Norman, performed the National Anthem.

A traditional patriotic menu of pulled pork, buns, slaw, Barbecue beans, chips, and banana pudding, catered by Pink Flamingo Catering was served buffet-style, along with chicken fingers donated by Zaxby’s Lakeland, lasagna, along with a variety of desserts.

Hit after hit of popular tunes from the 50’s and 60’s kept things perked up, as many took to the dance floor. Occasionally, the tunes slowed down so couples could share in a slow dance or two.

The "Best Patriotic Dressed," prize, a $20 gift card, was awarded to Dick Rush, 93, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Kay Rush, wife of Dick Rush, was dressed in red, white and blue, and wore a hand-crafted sign pinned to her back, proudly displaying, "4th of July Baby." She was born on Independence Day. Ironically, she wasn’t the only one there sharing the United States holiday - commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. Karl Koch announced that he also, was born on the Fourth of July. Koch and Rush shared a laugh, a hug, and a sentimental moment of shared patriotism.

Ticket drawings for prizes were held throughout the evening. Rush was honorably dressed, from head to toe, wearing in his military uniform. Donated prizes included a Victory Lane BBQ gift basket filled with a variety of rubs, sauces, a Koozie and t-shirt; three $10 Cracker Barrel gift cards; four VIP passes to Memphis Botanic Garden; two bags of pecans courtesy of the Lakeland Lions Club, one $40 Safety Nails gift card; a $25 gift card for Lakeland Cleaners, and more.

Everyone seemed to enjoy evening, said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager, and organizer of the event. It was a wonderful show of patriotism, and a great gathering for an early Independence Day celebration with friends.

Valentine’s Lunch, Music & Movie!

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

Valentine's LunchMusic, lunch, and a movie.

Many would consider that a nice day out. Participants of the Lakeland Senior Center’s (LSC) Valentine’s Day Lunch and Movie got all that and little more today (2.14.17).

Guests were serenaded by Trudy Scholten and Jean and Gordon Jones, regulars of the Jamming Group that play acoustic music at Center Monday afternoons. As guests enjoyed music and songs by the trio, they were treated to a catered lunch of Zaxby’s chicken, along with fresh salad greens and dessert.

(Then) Lakeland City Manager, Jim Atkinson, dropped by to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day.

After lunch, some guests stayed to watch the movie "Elsa and Fred," a romantic comedy starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer. Popcorn and cold drinks were available.

Sprouts Partners with the Lakeland Senior Center to Honor Good Health

By Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center Manager

Sprouts Health ProgramMore than a dozen seniors went to market, Thursday, Jan. 19, filling up shopping bags with fresh fruits and vegetables at the Lakeland Senior Center. The shopping bags were gifts to those attending the Heart Health seminar courtesy of Sprouts Farmers Market. The shopping bags were already filled with all kinds of heart health brochures and magazines, as well as, a variety of vitamin and supplement samples before seniors were presented an opportunity to shop for fruits and vegetables at the market stand set up by Sprouts at LSC.

Sprouts partnered up with the Lakeland Senior Center to honor good health by visiting the senior center to present good health tips for a healthy lifestyle. The topic was vitamins, supplements and the importance of getting daily nutritional needs.

David Tillman, assistant vitamin manager for Sprouts, talked to seniors about the importance of vitamins and introduced a variety of supplements to the group. Tillman shared many reasons why vitamins are vital to good heart health. He encouraged seniors to exercise, eat plenty of green vegetables, take a multiple vitamin every day, as well as fish oil for Omega 3. For those who have trouble tolerating vitamins, he suggested making a fresh smoothie each day, adding in vitamins and supplements to it. Get your daily nutritional needs in one glass, said Tillman. And, it tastes good too.

Tillman interacted with seniors by addressing questions from those attending the seminar. Johanna McArthur, said, I am 67. Is it too late to start taking vitamins now? Tillman responded, Absolutely not. It’s never too late to start taking vitamins. If you have a need for it, your body will absorb it and rid what it doesn’t need. A variety of health programs have been added to the senior center’s calendar, honoring American Heart Month in February.


Just for Fun Chili Cook Off - Full of Flavor

-By Kim Odom

Chili was on at the first "Just for Fun! Chili Cook Off," Oct. 18, hosted at the Lakeland Senior Center -- and so was the competition as participants threw together their chili recipes for the judged contest. Some of the recipes were longtime family recipes, while others were created solely by these participating amateur chefs.

Cleansing their palates in between tasting each chili recipe and serving as judges were Kevin Rooney (then recreation program supervisor...now director) and Mark Louderback, financial consultant with Edward Jones.

Judges tasted of a variety of chili recipes that woke up their palates. Among those special recipes was Grace McKenzie’s family recipe named "Deer Grace Chili," cooked with venison. Judges also tested their taste buds with some savory elk chili made by Trudy Scholtzen. Other chili recipes were Bean Fantastic chili by Gerry Burditt, and Muy Bueno chili by Mitzi Pilcher.

Good to the very last bite, judges scored a tight contest. "It was really close," said Mr. Rooney. "All of them were delicious."

In the end it was Jack Otto’s chili, "Black Jack Chili," that made the judges palates dance. Mr. Otto took home the champion apron. The champ wore the apron with pride, stating, "I’ll treasure it forever." Runners up were Mitzi Pilcher, Gerry Burditt, Grace McKenzie, and Trudy Scholtzen. Each received an engraved contest runner-up wooded spoon.

After the judged contest, participants and friends all sit down to feast on chili and all fixings. The event was held in honor of National Chili Month.

Kim Odom is the Lakeland Senior Center Manager.

Photo caption: The competition was on during the first ."Just for Fun! Chili Cook Off," Oct. 18, hosted at the Lakeland Senior Center. Winners were Mitzi Pilcher (left), Jack Otto (Champion), Gerry Burditt, Grace McKenzie.

Elvis ImpersonatorElvis Music & Pizza Party

Things got all shook up as approximately 30 guests gathered for a Pizza Party and Elvis Music honoring Elvis Week, Friday, Aug. 12, at the Lakeland Senior Center. Guests of the event shared their Elvis stories with friends and some brought Elvis memorabilia from their personal collection.

The real fun began when Elvis (Mark Louderback, a friend of the LSC) surprised his fans as he made an entrance wearing the famous peacock jumpsuit featured on the cover of his 1975 album ’Promised Land.’ The King mingled through the crowded room then performed "Blue Suede Shoes," and "Love Me Tender," as Trudy Scholten played the tunes on piano.

After lunch, Elvis emceed an exciting game of Trivia to see just how well the group knew Elvis’ history. A tie broke out between female Elvis fans, Alison Ely and Linda Doyle. Both took home gift cards for showing up fellow participants. Elvis, in all his bling, gave a final wave to his fans and said his signature, Thank you, thank you very much, as he left the building.

-Event/Photos by Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

Bible Study MembersBible.jpgBible Study with Trudy Scholten

Bible Study with Trudy Scholten at the Lakeland Senior Center was held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon.

Creative Crafting

...was held on 2nd Monday of the month, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Quilting, knitting, crocheting, jewelry-making, painting, etc!







Birthday Social

...was held on Third Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

The Lakeland Senior Center hosted a monthly birthday social to recognize seniors who celebrated their birthday that month as well as for seniors to provide comments and suggestions for future Senior Center programming.


***All local-area seniors 55+ were welcome...not just those with their birthday that month.***

Jeanne Hamilton and Piano

Piano and PopcornPiano & Popcorn

Piano and Popcorn was held on Third Friday from 12 to 1 p.m.

The first Piano, Popcorn and Sing-Along event, on November 21, 2014, was dedicated to Jeanne Hamilton, who generously donated her piano to the Lakeland Senior Center.

Mr. Pilant with PianoThanks to Doug Pilant’s Piano Moving and Tuning. Doug tuned the LSC piano on December 23, 2014 (paid for by an anonymous donor) and it is sounding so beautiful. Doug is a local young man who is well known for his musical talents. He has a degree in music from the University of Memphis, been a music director for a couple local churches, and has sung in different groups, bands and quartets throughout his life. We appreciate Mr. Pilant and his talents so very much. Be sure to give him a call at 901-388-6555 for tuning or any type of moving your piano.

CoffeeCoffee & Chat

Coffee and Chat was held First Friday of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Meet at the Lakeland Senior Center for fresh hot coffee and good conversation. Bring a friend and make new friends. Guests are more than welcome to join in on a friendly game of Chess or Checkers while you’re here. Coffee will be ready and we usually plan on some yummy treats, too!
Electric Guitar

Electric Guitar Jam

...was held One Friday each month, from 5 to 8 p.m.
...at IH Clubhouse (every month on the Friday before the Lakeland Dance, unless noted)
Electric Guitar Jam is cranking up. Join in on the fun picking, singing and grinning. Come to play, come to enjoy...or both!!! Seniors and everybody welcome! Led by Linda and Wayne Knight.


Rivery City BoppersLakeland Dance

One Saturday each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road.
Sponsored by the River City Boppers. Open to all ages. Members/guests will enjoy a variety of different music including bop, shag, and west coast swing. Admission is $4 for members and Lakeland residents; $7 for non-members. Guests are encouraged to bring snacks for their table.


Tap Dance

Beginner’s Tapdance

...was held Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kathleen Aronson taught beginner’s tap dance class at the LSC. Kathleen can be reached at 850-830-1606 or email Kathleen Aronson.

ComputerComputer Basics Classes were held:

Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.
...with Advanced Computing from 4 to 5 p.m.

Lakeland resident Howard Chick provided computer instruction on Wednesdays.

Class topics included keyboarding, email, Internet, and Microsoft Word. Participants learned how to communicate with family via email, including sending photos, write letters using MS Word, and search the Internet for news, weather, and recipes. Plus, advanced computing...

Mr. Chick’s background includes teaching college for 14 years as well as maintaining all of the City of Memphis software including the Mayors’ Citizens Services Center, Traffic Violations Bureau, MPD, CARTS, etc. He can be reached at 901-485-8800 or email Howard Chick.

Live! Jam Session

12 to 2 p.m. (Wednesday except 1st Wednesday)

The after-lunch bunch invites players and singers to come jam on Wednesday afternoons. Bring your guitar, mandolin, dobro, bass, harmonica, or other instrument to play and/or sing country, pop, rock, rockabilly, gospel, and other genres. Seniors are welcome to play, sing, or enjoy the entertainment!


A Few Past Events (2015)


Senior Safari at Memphis Zoo …It’s a Field trip!

On October 7th, we met at the Senior Center for a field trip to the zoo. In conjunction with the Professional Network on Aging, the Memphis Zoo hosted a Senior Safari with free parking, free admission and free tram rides to seniors 55+. For more information on this event, please call 901-222-4189.


Safe DrivingAARP Driver Safety Class (Two-day class)

On Sept. 25th, George Coleman completed another two-day class at the Lakeland Senior Center. Participants learned about the effects of aging on driving, how to reduce the chance of having a collision, and much more. The classes cost $15 for AARP Members, $20 for non-members. TN law entitles participants to a discount on their auto insurance. For more information on future classes, contact George Coleman at 901-384-3581 or email George Coleman.

Sock HopSeniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

…Celebrating National Senior Center Month!

Seniors 55+ rolled back the clock to the 50s and 60s for a Sock Hop celebration, as the ladies wore classic poodle skirts and saddle oxfords, and the guys sported faded blue jeans, T-shirts, and leather jackets.

The Sock Hop was held in honor of National Senior Center Month during Lakeland Senior Center’s quarterly dinner event at I.H. Clubhouse, Friday, September 11th.

Approximately 40 seniors celebrated the good ole days with a delicious menu catered by Pink Flamingo, and old fashion homemade candied apples and boxes Cracker Jack for dessert. After dinner, a few guests took to the dance floor to join in the exciting Hula Hoop contest. After a few hoops, the real fun began as guests relived the fabulous 50s and 60s to some rock-n-roll oldies presented by DJ’s, Wayne and Linda Knight. These cool cats proved they’ve still got it as they jigged to popular tunes like, "Rock Around the Clock Tonight," and "Twist Again."

As the evening progressed there were plenty of prizes to go around during the drawing giveaway. Overall, the evening was filled with good ole fun, good ole music, and good ole fellowship, honoring the cool times of the ’50s and ’60s. It was a bash that these cats could dig!

Pinterest

GTO (Get Turned on) Computer Fun!

Thursdays in September from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The emphasis was on Pinterest: sign-up, search, pin, and post! Pinterest is an online site for "how-to" activities to peak all interests. A laptop, tablet, or smartphone was helpful, but not required. The leader for the event was Mimi Beard. She and husband, Gary, recently moved to Lakeland from Tampa, FL to be active with their grandchildren.

Mark Louderback Financial SeminarWhat Happens When the Paycheck Stops?

(Financial Seminar by Mark Louderback)
Friday, August 28th from 12 to 2 p.m.

Lunch was provided.

Free Health Check-up

Absolute Home Health sponsored a free health check-up on August 24th. It included blood pressure, a weight check-up, etc.

Craft PumpkinsCreative Crafting

A group of crafty ladies got artistic during Creative Crafting at the Lakeland Senior Center on Aug. 10th, 2015, making decorative fall "pumpkins" using rolls of toilet tissue, fall leaves & flower stems, and lots of orange tissue paper.

Creative Crafting is held on the second Monday of the month. Join the group crafters and share your special talents and ideas.

LasagnaCancelled Due to Air Conditioning Issues:

Celebrating National Lasagna Day!
Wednesday, July 29th from 12 to 1:30 p.m.


Film RollMovie Night (Eat, Love, Pray ...with Julia Roberts)

Friday, July 24th from 6 to 9 p.m.
$5 covered movie, popcorn, drinks.


WatermelonCelebrating National Picnic & Park Month!

Tuesday, July 21st from 12:30 2 p.m.
At the outdoor pavilion.

Senior Music Fest

Senior Music Fest

Lakeland’s senior citizens and family members showed how to cut a rug, jam with some favorite tunes and set out a delicious buffet on July 10th. The Senior Music Fest, a fundraiser for the city’s senior center, was held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the International Harvester (IH) Clubhouse in Lakeland.

Attendees were invited to bring their musical instruments, music CDs and finger foods, as well as a little cash for the tip jar to benefit the center. The event kicked off the center’s monthly electric guitar jam. Linda and Wayne Knight will be hosting a monthly electric jam session. Attendees are encouraged to bring their instruments and CDs and be ready for karaoke and dancing. Snacks are welcomed.

Nutrition Talk

Wednesday, June 24th from 12 to 2 p.m.
Mark Louderback (Edward Jones Advisor) with special guest, Michael Stansbury. Topic: Nutrition.


Stars and Stripes DinnerSeniors 55+ Stars & Stripes BBQ Dinner

On June 19th, 65 enjoyed the Seniors 55+ Stars and Stripes BBQ Dinner! Pink Flamingo catered the delicious meal (cost was $10).

Mark Louderback, Edwards Jones Financial Advisor played a patriotic video by Red Skeleton. Special thanks to Dan Scott who sang many songs including Mean, Mean Woman (dedicated to Marilyn Parker), Crazy, Okie from Muskogee, Country Roads, and Take My Hand Precious Lord.

Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped. See you in September!



Couple Dancing
Senior Dance Party

Tuesday, June 16th from 1 to 3 p.m.
We put on our dancing shoes to "Boot Scoot N Boogie"!

Mark Louderback


Standing Guard: Protect What you Have Worked For

On May 29th, Mark Louderback, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, gave a seminar and provided lunch.


3rd Anniversary of the Lakeland Senior Center Grand Opening!
3rd Anniversary of Grand Opening

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Lakeland Senior Center celebrated the 3rd Anniversary of its Grand Opening (one-day early!). There was great food, entertainment, and giveaways.

Complimentary food provided by Osaka Japanese Restaurant on Germantown Road (thanks to Dr. Van Le). There was a cake (thanks to Lakeland Cleaners), ice cream, and cookies. Entertainment was provided Linda and Wayne Knight of Waylin D.J. Services. They played a wide range of music genres from big band, oldies, to country and gospel, including some live music.

In addition to door prizes by Mark Louderback w/Edward Jones ($50 giftcard and flower arrangement), Stephanie Lefler w/Lefler Financial ($35 Sprouts giftcard), and Bartlett Nursery (hanging petunia plant), there were many nice party favors: Digger O’Dell (potted flowers), Sprouts Farmers Market (snack bags), Dr. Keaton Healthy Hearing (candy), Express Oil Change and Stonebridge Golf Club (discount cards, Fred’s (pill boxes, pens and notepads), and City of Lakeland (smokeless ash trays).

It was an enjoyable afternoon spent among friends!


Creative Crafting

The Creative Crafting topic for May was Easy Alterations by Bobbi Cornett! The presentation covered mending seams, replacing zippers, sewing on buttons, hemming, etc. Several ladies joined us for a stitch-popping time! We learned little tricks to make clothes fit just right.

Cinco de Mayo FoodCinco De Mayo

LSC had a lot of fun celebrating Cinco De Mayo on, May 5th! Several ladies were in attendance and brought some wonderful food to share with everyone. Betty Ratcliff brought a Mexican blanket and pictures from mission trips she had taken to assist an eye surgeon and shared stories about patients and their recovery from the surgery. Trudy Scholten brought wonderful chunky guacamole and furnished the Mexican music and was dressed in a very colorful skirt and blouse. Marilyn Parker (then LSC manager), fixed a chicken dish to be used for fajitas, burritos, tacos and quesadillas...with all the trimmings: red and yellow peppers, pico de gallo, sliced avocados, black beans, salsa, sour cream and shredded cheese.


Mark Louderback

Outlook & Opportunities: Finding the Prevailing Winds

Friday, April 24th from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
On April 24th, Mark Louderback, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, did a financial presentation at LSC. The topic was: Which Way Are the Financial Winds Blowing? He spoke about the recent volatility in the markets and how to better position yourself to reach your financial goals. Mark provided lunch from Zaxby’s.

Group Standing with Two Crepe Myrtles

Arbor Day Tree Planting

A pair of crepe myrtles now anchors the entrance of the yellow trail (one of three tracking trails) at International Harvester Managerial Park that cradles the 65-acre park and 5-acre fishing lake. The trees were a gift presented to the Lakeland Senior Center that is surrounded by the park’s presence.

The crepe myrtles were donated by Mark Louderback, in honor of Arbor Day on Friday, April 24th, 2015. Louderback is a regular supporter of LSC and hosts seminars for senior participants on various topics.

Just 30-minutes prior to the tree presentation, Louderback finished up a workshop at LSC regarding the direction financial winds are blowing. The financial advisor offered tips that can be taken to help better position one’s financial goals.

Participants of the workshop stayed for the tree planting ceremony honoring Arbor Day. Also joining the celebration were (then) Lakeland’s city manager, Jim Atkinson, (then) Public Works supervisor, Bristol Roberts, and special guest, June Spoonamore, a local horticulturalist.

Lakeland Commissioner Sherri Gallick (then vice mayor), who played a huge role in getting the city officially certified as an Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., and bringing the Keep Lakeland Beautiful campaign promoting pride in the city to Lakeland last year, is pleased with the choice of a crepe myrtle as the type of trees donated. The crepe myrtle is the city’s official tree. Gallick encourages residents and businesses of Lakeland to get involved in keeping the community clean. Arbor Day goes hand in hand with promoting beautification to a community by beautifying a landscape. Gallick assisted in the placement of the trees at IH Park, pointing out the perfect spot for the trees’ new home.

Marilyn Parker (then LSC Manager) said of the generous donation, Mark has been instrumental in supporting the senior center by sponsoring many of the special activities offered to seniors. He is a real blessing to us. Parker added, Every time the trees bloom, it will be a reminder of what a good friend he is to the LSC.


Picnic on the Patio for Earth Day

Picnic on the PatioOn Wednesday, April 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., we celebrated Earth Day by having a "Picnic on the Patio."

Local senior and retired minster, Bob Cole, offered a moving prayer. Marilyn Parker’s grandson served as the "grill master." Guests enjoyed mouth-watering hamburgers, hotdogs, side dishes, and desserts.

The Senior Center’s Jamming Group performed some beautiful acoustic music. Trudy Scholten even yodeled upon request! Then, Lakeland’s own Bertha Payne and friend "Silver Star" performed some urban soul and rhythm and blues.

Nearly 50 came out to enjoy the day including several from City Hall, including (then) City Manager, Jim Atkinson. Special thanks to everyone who helped with their time, brought food, and donated items (including Stephanie Lefler: two patio tables; Bob and Jeanne Hamilton: under-the-grill mat and a few other items; Marilyn Parker: grill).

Some ate on the patio, overlooking the beautiful IH Managerial Park with rolling hills and a 5-acre lake, while many ate inside as they enjoyed the entertainment. The weather was wonderful and it was a great day spent in the company of friends!

Karaoke Fun!

On April 21st (and June 10th), Bill Burditt did a Karaoke demo for us. He had 100s of songs!

Karaoke Demonstration

Beginner’s Tap DanceTap Dancers

On Wednesday, April 8th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Debbie Bain taught her first beginner’s tap dance class at the LSC. Several more have expressed interest since then so it will continue based on interest. It’s great exercise and lots of fun! No tap shoes required (tennis shoes are fine). Debbie can be reached by emailing Debbie Bain.

Going Green Dinner

Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner

Friday, March 27th from 6 to 8 p.m.
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

It was a foot-stomping Friday night at the Seniors 55+ "Going Green" Dinner, March 27th, as the Delta Rhythm Cloggers entertained guests with their fancy foot moves, as they dined on a delicious feast catered by Amber Lovell with Pink Flamingo Catering. The dessert menu was presented by Lakeland’s own, Virginia Byrd. The evening was filled with delicious foods, delightful entertainment and great prize giveaways. Sponsors of the quarterly dinner were St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett and Kroger Lakeland. The cost was $10 per person, payable at the door.

Tax-Free Investing

On March 25th, Mark Louderback gave an overview of tax-advantage investments such as municipal bonds, IRAs, and life insurance. Tax-free Investing: It’s not what you make; it’s what you keep! Lunch was provided. Mark offers financial seminars at the LSC on a regular basis.

YMCA Series: Blood Pressure Management & Nutrition

Blood Pressure Management & Nutrition was an 4-week complimentary program presented by Lisa Anderton, wellness director with the Millington YMCA. It ran on Tuesdays from March 3rd through 24th. The purpose was to teach seniors to manage blood pressure so they can live life to the fullest. Topics: Week 1- DASH Diet, Week 2- Low Sodium, Week 3- Shopping, Preparing and Cooking Food, and Week 4- Healthy Heart. Spouses, family members and caregivers were welcome.


St. Patrick's Day Dinner

St. Patricks Day HatSt. Patrick’s Day Celebration

On March 17th, friends gathered for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that included a delicious St. Patty’s potluck feast featuring pot roast and Irish stew as the main entrees. For dessert, guests were treated to lemon and strawberry creme cupcakes and turtle pie. A wonderful time was had by all 14 attendees.

Marilyn Parker (then LSC Manager) brought Irish Stew/Pot Roast; Bobbi Cornett: corn muffins; Betty Ratcliff: Spinach Quiche; Connie and Hank: fried chicken; Rosemary Crawford: pizza; Allison Ely: rum cake; Jean and Gordon: rice and quinoa; Faye Edleman: cantaloupe. Thanks to those who brought the wonderful salad, cabbage and corned beef, Prosciutto and cheese wrap, and the desserts.


Safe Driving

AARP Driver Safety Class (Two-Day Class)

On March 12th, George Coleman completed another two-day class at the Lakeland Senior Center. Participants learned about the effects of aging on driving, how to reduce the chance of having a collision, and much more. The classes cost $15 for AARP Members, $20 for non-members. TN law entitles participants to a discount on their auto insurance. For more information on future classes, contact George Coleman at 901-384-3581 or email George Coleman.


Senior Center Pie Bake-OffCherry Pie

Lakeland Senior Center Pie Bake-Off 2015

The 1st annual Pie Bake-Off at the Lakeland Senior Center was the culmination of several events celebrating National Pie Month. Throughout February, there were several pie tastings including pies donated by Perkins, The Pie Folks in Germantown (two award-winning Slap Yo’ Mama Chocolate Pies), and Cracker Barrel (sugar-free apple), as well as homemade pies, tarts and a quiche.

The Pie Bake-off was held on Friday, Feb. 27th and the ribbons and cash prizes were sponsored by Mark Louderback . He also brought Papa John’s pizza pie and salad for lunch.

Cash prizes were $20 for third and fourth places: Joyce Cole, Chocolate Chess Pie and Trudy Scholten, Sour Cream Raisin Pie. First and second places each received $40: Linda Walls, Berry Berry Pie and Betty Ratliff, German Chocolate Cream Pie. Pictured, from left, Linda, Mark and Betty.


Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic ConditionsTuesdays, Jan. 13th through Feb. 24th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions was a 7-week complimentary program presented by Lisa Anderton, wellness director with the Millington YMCA. The purpose was to provide information for seniors to manage their health and have the energy to do things that matter most. Topics included diabetes, arthritis, cancer, chronic bronchitis, high blood pressure, etc. Spouses, family members and caregivers were welcome.

On January 13th, Marilyn Parker (then LSC Manager) served turkey sandwiches on country oat bread, chicken tortilla soup, kale salad, fruit cups, and cottage cheese. She also coordinated food on other days, too. Thanks, Marilyn!


Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras Celebration!

(re-scheduled from Feb. 17th due to weather)

On Feb. 20th, Bobbi Cornett brought red beans and rice w/garlic bread; Betty Davis brought brownies, cheese and crackers; Ande Payne brought homemade potato salad; and Marilyn Parker brought the King cake. Plus there were pecan, apple, and cherry pies left from the Ice Cream Social/Forum. There were also Mardi Gras beads and music!

Ice Cream Social & Forum

On February 19th, we had pies in honor of National Pie Month!


Man Carrying Moneybag

Retirement Roundtable/Workshop

On Feb. 13th, the 2nd installment of this monthly retirement series was presented by Stephanie Lefler of Lefler Financial. The series covers realities of retirement. Stephanie provided lunch from Coletta’s and Marilyn Parker (then LSC Manager), provided cherry tarts in honor of National Pie Month. January’s topic was "Women and Retirement." Future topics...March: Taxes, April: Final Expenses, and May: Long Term Care


ComputerComputer Basics Classes

Lakeland resident Howard Chick concluded another 6-class computer instruction for beginners series on Feb. 11th. The classes were taught from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Class topics included keyboarding, email, Internet, and Microsoft Word.

Mr. Chick’s background includes teaching college for 14 years as well as maintaining all of the City of Memphis software including the Mayors’ Citizens Services Center, Traffic Violations Bureau, MPD, CARTS, etc. He can be reached at 901-485-8800 or email Howard Chick.


Coffee & Chat

Friday, February 6th ...kick-off to National Pie Month!


Estate Planning

On January 30th, Mark Louderback and attorney Chad Cardwell presented a seminar on Estate Planning and Finance. Over 30 enjoyed a Zaxby’s lunch and received important advice. Mark’s next seminar is Tax-Free Investing on March 25th. Mark can be reached at 901-867-1141.


Women with Elvis Pictures

An Elvis Birthday Party!

Our Elvis Birthday Party celebrating Elvis’ life and legacy was great fun. We got "All Shook Up" as we celebrated one day before (Jan. 7th) what would’ve been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday. Several told their personal stories of getting to meet and talk with Elvis (one lady’s sister received a kiss) and some brought memorabilia to share. LSC served Elvis’ favorite Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. Our last Elvis event was on August 15, 2014.


Past Events

View past events (2012 to 2014).

Senior Center Grand Opening:

The Lakeland Senior Center was constructed in 2011.

The ribbon-cutting was on May 23, 2012.