Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.

Senior Center Overnight Trip to Branson

Southlake is bringing affordable, quality travel to active seniors in North Texas. An exciting getaway to Branson, Missouri is approaching the Southlake Senior Center. This is a unique trip that you won’t find anywhere else!

Seniors will depart from the Southlake Senior Center on October 3, in a luxury 56- passenger motor coach and head for Branson, Missouri. This trip includes three-nights at the Lodge of the Ozarks in the heart of Branson, one night in Fayetteville, nine meals including four breakfasts, one lunch, four dinners, and many more exciting activities. Activities include admissions to the beautiful Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Admission to five of Branson’s most spectacular shows, shopping at Branson Landing, and a visit to Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Cost per person is $589 and participants must register in pairs due to rooming situations. A $50 deposit is required to hold your reservations. Deposits will be refundable, in full, until September 1 and participants must pay in full by September 1. Additional insurance is available for only $35 to cover trip cancellation, interruption, luggage and medical.

The trip will be fully escorted by a professional, experienced tour escort and all transportation in Branson from your hotel to shows and activities is included.
For more information visit www.southlakeseniorcenter.com

Southlake Senior Center Celebrating Member’s 101 Birthday

Happy 101st Birthday to Southlake Senior Center Member Millie Stuck of Colleyville. A Senior Center member for several years now, Millie has been very active in Senior Center activities. From attending weekly lunches to participating in activities such as chair yoga and movie events Millie is a very familiar face.

Millie was born on April 8, 1915 in Mills County, TX. After graduating from high school in Goldthwaite, TX in 1933, she married her husband Bill in 1939. They moved to Fort Worth in 1944 and joined in the World War II efforts by working for what is now Lockheed Martin, building the experimental B-36 Peacemaker bomber aircrafts. As the war came to an end, she went to work as a dental assistant where she would spend the next 35 years working in the same dental office in Fort Worth. Millie continues to stay active as a member of the Red Hat Society, Whites Chapel UMC and the Senior Center. She also enjoys spending time with her two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She credits her age to staying active as volunteer and attending regular exercise sessions.

“Stay up, keep going and don’t sit down,” she says with a smile. Great advice, Millie.