Weekly Activities for Seniors 55+
Come on out and join the fun!
The Lakeland Senior Center is located 4527 Canada Road, next to I.H. Clubhouse
. The facility is nestled in the picturesque setting of I.H. Park
. The Center does not charge a membership fee and activities are open to all local-area seniors 55+.
The Center offers a variety of leisure activities and programs for seniors 55+, including athletic opportunities, educational classes, and luncheons/dinners. Most activities and programs are free or have a minimal charge. Some activities are held at I.H. Clubhouse
and the events stage
, both within eyesight of the Center.
To be added to the email and/or mailing list for a monthly calendar, please call 901-746-8195 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or City Hall at 901-867-2717.
Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around and explore the facility. Click here for a virtual tour!
For the Seniors 55+ Special Events page,
*** Please confirm activities with the Senior Center Manager as activities fluctuate ***
All activities at the Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road, unless otherwise noted.
Mondays: Jamming at the Senior Center
from 2 - 4 p.m. Acoustic music: bring your instrument, voice, or come enjoy the entertainment! Also noted on our Special Events page
on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 11 - 1 p.m. Contact Bobbi Cornett at 901-372-3244 for more information. About Bunco, here
. (scroll down for more info plus photos)
Mexican Train Dominos
on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bobbi Cornett at 901-372-3244, (photo to right)
on 1st Tuesday night of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (more info below and photo to left)
Wednesdays: Gentlemen's Pinochle
at 10 a.m. (scroll down for story/photos)
Calling all Pinochle players: Come out on to sharpen your Pinochle skills and catch up on what’s happening with a group of friendly people.
It’s a fun way to increase intellectual stimulation. Knowledge of this card game isn’t mandatory; the players invite shadowing to learn. Ladies welcome, too!
Mah-Jong (American version)
Thursdays 12:30 p.m.
Similar to the card game rummy, Mah-Jong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation that involves a certain degree of chance. The game is played with tiles, not cards. Beginners to experienced players are welcome to join us every Thursday. Easy to learn and play!
Saturdays: Saturday Morning Bridge from 10 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. Come and join the fun! Cost is $5. Coffee and snacks included. If you need a partner or have questions, please contact ACBL Instructor Judy Knox at 901-737-8087 or .
Not seeing an activity listed such as Bingo, which is not a weekly activity? Check the special events page, here.
...MORE Information on activities:
Seniors are showing their hands at the Lakeland Senior Center.
It’s called Gentlemen’s Pinochle, but is open to all card-game enthusiasts.
Every Wednesday beginning at 10 a.m., the cards are on the table as a group of seniors gather for a friendly game of Pinochle. For more information, call the LSC at 901-746-8195.
Photos taken by Kim Odom
The ladies were dicing it up during Bunco at Lakeland Senior Center on Monday, Sept. 29th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come enjoy two hours of fun with us on the first and third Monday of the month during Ladies Bunco. Enjoy fellowship, prizes and light snacks.
Contact Bobbi Cornett at 901-372-3244 for more information.
Come share in the fun and laughter at our evening BUNCO the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Lakeland Senior Center, 4527 Canada Road.
Join us and help build our community support for each other. All seniors 55+ welcome! Tell your friends, and sign up to play BUNCO today! Call 901-746-8195 or 901-867-2717 for more information. (Ladies BUNCO info above & under Weekly Schedule).
Be sure to visit the Center and enjoy company of local friends!
If you would like to see any of these activities resume, please call 901-746-8195 or 901-867-2717.
On July 23rd, 2014, from 12 - 1:30 p.m., sixteen seniors played bingo and enjoyed free hot Papa Murphy's pizza. Right at Home caregiving provided a vegetable tray and two types of cookies. Small prizes were given away as well as two $25 gift cards. Congrats to Ms. Charlene and Ms. Willie for winning the gift cards!
*Bingo events (not a weekly event) are on the special events page, here.
We've had a few bridge groups in the past. See above to see if we have any current bridge groups.
“KINGS AND QUEENS” BRIDGE GAME/CLASS
Bridge was played from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and class was taught at 12:30 p.m, on Saturdays. It was $5 total to play game, take class...or do both. For more information, contact ACBL Instructor Judy Knox at 901-737-8087 or .
BEGINNER’S BRIDGE CLASSES
Brian Cummins, a accredited ACBL teacher, provided several months of Duplicate bridge instruction ending August 2013 ($5 per class). As a player, Brian has been a Regional Pairs Champion, North American Pairs District 10 Champion, and placed at national events in the North American Bridge Championships. Brian Cummins can be contacted at 901-634-5527.
CANASTA* was played on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
Beginners were welcome. Contact: Marie Wells 901-386-7880.
*Can be played as part of GAME DAY, when available (and other open game times).
MEN’S 55+ COFFEE & DONUTS
Senior Men would drop by the Senior Center on the first Monday of each month to enjoy coffee and donuts and trade stories. Donuts were provided by Howard's Donuts.
“TECH TUESDAYS” - Introductory and Intermediate Computer Instruction*
Mavis Knight provided both introductory and intermediate computer basics.
The Introductory class included such essential skills as getting online and setting up an email account. The Intermediate class included instruction in Microsoft Word, cleaning out all that garbage on your computer, and what the toolbars mean!
*But, Howard Chick has taught several Computer Basics series of classes since the above series by Mavis Knight ended.
SEWING, KNITTING, AND CROCHETING CLASS
Mavis Knight taught step-by-step processes for sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Participants were asked to bring a pair of pants or an item of their choice, as well as scissors, thread, and a needle, or other related materials.