Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Southlake Senior Activity Center Safely Reopening May 3

The Senior Activity Center is excited to welcome back Southlake Seniors on May 3.

The Senior Center will open its doors back up for Phase 1 of its reopening plan next Monday. We are looking forward to safely bringing back our seniors to the Senior Center and continue building our community.

Senior Center staff are taking a comprehensive approach and following rigorous sanitation protocols to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and community. Senior Center staff are wearing face masks, and there is a sneeze guard on the front desk.

The facility will undergo weekly deep cleaning and sanitization, including increased cleaning of high traffic areas. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the facility for your convenience. Members are encouraged to disinfect any items they bring into the Senior Center before entering.

Here’s what you need to know about the Phase 1 safety measures at the Senior Center.

Senior Center Lounge and Café

  • Lounge and Café are open with physical distancing protocols in place.
  • Coffee and refreshments will not be available at this time. Guests may bring their own.

Fitness room and Parlor:

  • The Fitness room is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • The Parlor is open during business hours at member discretion.
  • Disinfectant sprays are readily available.

The Monday Metroport Meals On Wheels Pre-Packaged Meal Program and Senior Activity Center’s outdoor special events remain outdoor events. Advance registration is required.

Group fitness classes will be offered in Phase 2. Indoor special programs will not be scheduled until a later phase.

Together, we can ensure the safe reopening of the Southlake Senior Center.

“We are excited to welcome our senior members back and are looking forward to providing world-class service to our well-deserved senior community. We have missed them and can’t wait to start a new beginning!” – Soheila Phelps, Senior Services Coordinator.

Check out the Senior Activity Center website for more detailed information on how we are safely reopening and to stay on top of our programming.

Lunch and a Show: Lucille Ball Impersonator Arrives in Southlake

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is kicking it old school this week with a special Lunch and Lucy Show Picnic.

There’s no better time than April to enjoy the Spring weather now that winter is behind us. To bring in the new season, the Senior Center, in partnership with Southlake Library, will be celebrating the National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 7. The Senior Center is inviting members to join them on the back patio of The Marq’s Legends Hall and the Aria Amphitheater lawn for a picnic lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s. The fun doesn’t stop there. Senior Center members can look forward to a hilarious Lucille Ball impersonator show!

Lucille Ball rose to international fame with the premiere of I Love Lucy in 1951. I Love Lucy set the standard for the American sitcom for decades to come. Its hilarious take on the cultural issues of the time, and emphasis on strong, female friendships, made I Love Lucy one of the most popular tv shows in history. The Senior Center is excited to be bringing the nostalgic humor of Lucille Ball to Legends Hall.

The Senior Center is always coming up with fun and creative events to involve Southlake’s senior community. From weekly wellness calls, the Monday lunch curbside pickups, and safe outdoor events, Senior Services Coordinator, Soheila Phelps, is always committed to bringing fun to Southlake’s seniors.

“Now that the beautiful Spring weather is upon us, providing outdoor programs where our senior community can safely get together is a step in the right direction in bringing some normalcy back into their lives,” stated Soheila Phelps. “We hope to bring more outdoor activities and programs like this in the coming months.”

Don’t miss out on the fun! Seniors 55 and over can grab their blankets and chairs, social distance, and join us on April 7! Advance online registration is required, and the fee to participate is $6.00. Lunch begins at noon, and the show goes from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Register here.

Dress Sharp and Cut a Rug at the Senior Dance

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is hosting a dance for the ages on May 18 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Marq Southlake and you’re invited!

Live music will be performed by the late Russ Dorsey’s 5 piece Band “The Musicmakers.”

Admission to the senior dance night is $6 at the door and open to 150 guests who are at least 21 years of age. Light refreshments will be served.

More information about the Senior Activity Center can be found here.

Senior Center to host “James Richardson Memorial Senior Art Show”

The Southlake Senior Center partnered with The Southlake Senior Funding Inc and Southlake Art Council will be hosting the “James Richardson Memorial Senior Art Show” on June 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Marq Ballroom.

Your masterpiece could be featured in the show too! If you’re 55 or older and are either a member of SSFI or live in Southlake, Keller, Colleyville or Grapevine you can apply to have your work featured. The application is due by May 12 and can include up to two works of art in any medium. The application to enter your artwork can be found here.

The event is in memory of the late Senior Center member James Richardson who enjoyed participating in the art classes hosted at the Senior Center.

For more information about the Senior Center click here.

Senior Activity Center Brings in the Chinese New Year

On January 30 the Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated the Chinese New Year. The event featured wonderful Chinese food as well as traditional Chinese lion dancers.

Join the Senior Activity Center for a Free History Seminar

The Southlake Senior Activity Center will be offering free monthly history seminars. Join them for the next one on March 16 at 1p.m. as they take a look at “The Forgotten Civil War Battles in Texas.” They will discusses the battles that old men, young boys and women desperately fought to prevent the total destruction of Texas by the Comanche and Kiowa while the men of proper military age were fighting across the nation. The seminar will be conducted by Jack Dyess who is a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. He currently is the Texas Society Commander and Quartermaster General as well as a teaching docent at the Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth. Please contact the Senior Activity Center to sign up at (817) 748-8315.

Senior Activity Center Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

 

The Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated its one year anniversary at the Legends Hall at  Marq Southlake on December 2016.  The center combined this celebration with the Christmas holiday themed luncheon where 100 guests enjoyed lunch, music and were entertained by a professional comedy magic show.  Of course no holiday party is complete without an ugly sweater contest, where the best, worst and most creative took prizes.  Guests also took home a commemorative Christmas ornament.

Southlake Senior Center to Host Holiday Celebration December 12

The Southlake Senior Activity Center will be celebrating the Holiday Season and its one year anniversary at the Legends Hall, so come and join the Holiday fun!

Festivities are from 11 am to 2 pm on December 12, 2016 and include Christmas Lunch, Ugly Christmas sweater contest, Comedy Magic Show by Becker Magic, and much more! Cost is $4/person and you must be a registered member of the Southlake Senior Activity Center.

For more information call 817-748-8315 or visit the Senior Activity Center located at 285 Shady Oaks Dr.

Southlake Senior Center Dancing the Night Away With Last Senior Dance of the Year

Calling all seniors (55+)! Get your dancing shoes ready because the Southlake Senior Activity Center is hosting their Christmas Senior Dance and you don’t want to miss it.

Join the Southlake Senior Activity Center for their Christmas Dance on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Come ready to dance or ready listen and enjoy the great music provided by Ross Dorsey’s MusicMakers. Cost is $6/person!

For more information call 817-748-8315 or visit the Senior Activity Center located at 285 Shady Oaks Dr.