Saturday, September 30, 2023

Southlake Senior Center Summer Socials

Summertime at the Southlake Senior Activity Center means plenty of social gathering opportunities!

The Senior Center is always bustling with activity. The summer months are no exception. June may be wrapping up, but there are plenty of special events to look forward to in the remaining months. Our staff works hard to provide social opportunities for our members, and our generous community sponsors help make that happen.

Mark your calendars for July 14, 26, and August 4 to enjoy delicious food socials at the Senior Center sponsored by Harbor Chase Southlake!

Let’s Eat Hot Dogs Social
July is Parks and Recreation Month and National Hot Dog Month, so why not grill some hot dogs, top it off with favorites, and visit with long-time friends? Join us at the Senior Center on Friday, July 14, at 11:30 AM as we get in the summer spirit with this summer-favorite meal! Hot dogs are delicious fresh off the grill. Socialize with old friends, makes some new ones, and enjoy dessert sponsored by Home Well! Claim your spot!

Lasagna Social
Everyone loves lasagna! This Italian comfort meal is the perfect accompaniment to good conversation. Come to the Senior Center on Wednesday, July 26, from 11:30- 12:30 to celebrate Lasagna Awareness Month! Everyone has heard of lasagna, but were you aware that the beloved dish may have originated in Naples, Italy, during the Middle Ages? We think this fun fact is molto benne! Register here.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Social
August 4 is National Chocolate Chip Cookies Day, and that’s a good enough excuse to eat some cookies and have a party! The Senior Center will provide freshly baked cookies, coffee, and tea as a sweet way to end the week. Be on the lookout for a registration link!

Don’t miss out on any of these delicious summer socials at the Southlake Senior Activity Center! Thanks again to our sponsors, Harbor Chase Southlake and Home Well, for making these world-class events possible for our members!


The Southlake Senior Activity Center Invites You to the Legends Hall Dance

The Southlake Senior Activity Center cordially invites you to join them for the upcoming Legends Hall Dance.

Every year, the Legends Hall team works tirelessly to plan an extravagant night of music, dancing, and celebration for its Senior Center members and their special guests. This year is no different. Save the date for Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 PM at the Traditions Ballroom in Legends Hall for the Spring Legends Hall Dance.

All community members aged 21 years or older are invited to join in the celebration. Let’s cut a rug and dance the night away! The Now and Then will provide the entertainment. Now and Then is a world-class band specializing in all your favorite hits from yesterday and today. You won’t want to miss this event! As always, light refreshments and a great time are a given!

Legends Hall is always bustling with activity, but the Legends Hall Dance is one of our favorite events because it provides an opportunity for intergenerational connection. It’s a chance for the Southlake community to come together and celebrate with and get to know our outstanding members. Everyone from our hard-working staff to our dedicated volunteers enjoys the camaraderie this fun event provides.

“The Legends Hall Dance program is organized by the Southlake Senior Activity Center with the purpose of bringing our community of all ages together. We know from experience that our Active Adult members are always delighted to see the community’s support, and there’s no better way to show support than while enjoying the great music and dancing. We hope you can join us even if you have two left feet. The music and people-watching will surely bring joy to your evening,” stated Senior Services Coordinator Soheila Phelps.

Don’t miss your chance to join in the fun. Reserve your spot today! Tickets are $6.00 per person and will also be available at the door for purchase by credit card only.

See you on the dancefloor!

Partner with Metroport Meals on Wheels

The City of Southlake proudly partners with local organizations to enhance the services we provide to our residents.

For the Southlake Senior Activity Center, our partnership with Metroport Meals on Wheels is essential to providing our Senior Center members with a warm meal every week. Our weekly Metroport Meals on Wheels Luncheons regularly draw a large crowd to the Senior Center. For just $5 a week, Senior Center members can enjoy a restaurant-cooked lunch with their friends, volunteers, and Senior Center staff. This decades-long partnership provides Southlake’s 55 and better community with hundreds of delicious meals each year!

Metroport Meals on Wheels aims to build a community of “neighbors helping neighbors to alleviate hunger, isolation, and loneliness in our communities, and to foster the independence, worth and dignity of each individual we serve.” This vision is possible thanks to the help of caring volunteers and generous community partners. We know the Southlake Senior Activity Center wouldn’t be what it is without this crucial partnership. There are several options for you to get involved with Metroport Meals on Wheels if you want to contribute to their cause.

Here’s how you can help:

Become a Full Plate Promise Donor

Help our senior residents maintain access to weekly warm meals by giving a monthly donation amount of your choosing. Learn more here!

Adopt a Senior

Donate any amount to provide warm meals to a senior resident that is unable to prepare meals physically or financially for themselves

Become a Meals on Wheels Partner

Local Southlake restaurants wanting to give back to our community can become Senior Center Meal Partners! By joining forces with Metroport Meals on Wheels, your business can help keep our weekly Senior Center Luncheons going strong. Connect with Meals on Wheels to become a partner today!

There are many ways to get involved with this excellent community partner that does much for our community. Are you ready to join us in our Metroport Meals on Wheels partnership?

Seniors Bring their Artistic Talents to the Senior Activity Center

Our Senior Activity Center members’ interests are diverse—that’s why our Senior Services Team works hard to provide programs across various disciplines.

Senior Center members find community with like-minded individuals through our clubs and special programs. There’s something for everyone at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, from Mah Jongg, Poker, and Bridge to knitting, flower arranging, and painting!

There’s no denying that our members love the arts. Our Intermediate and Advanced Art Classes are among our most popular programs! Our members are always ready to share their artistic talents with the 55 and better community. We love displaying their creations and admiring their visions. Whether someone has always dreamt of picking up a paintbrush or has years of prior art experience, our Art Classes consistently fill up! Nothing is more fun than creating art with friends.

For those who prefer to admire art rather than make it, mark your calendars for the Senior Center Art Show on Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30 AM. Members will showcase their artistic talent in a variety of media. You may even be able to pick up an original!

Our members have so much to offer, and we are thankful that they choose to share their talents with us!

Join Us at the Senior Center for Coffee and Conversation with Southlake’s Safety Departments!

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is the place to be for world-class senior services. Not only do we work hard to build a unique community for those 55 and better, but we also want our members to feel connected to the larger community.

This month, we are kicking off a brand-new program, Seniors Coffee and Conversation! Join us at the Senior Activity Center for coffee and conversations with special representatives from the City of Southlake’s Safety Departments.

This monthly program gives the senior community time to ask questions, get to know, and enjoy a casual conversation with Southlake’s Safety staff. This program aims to build a bridge between our safety departments and senior residents to give them the resources they need. In addition, this program aims to help residents feel comfortable with our uniformed staff and make our great City safer overall! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for senior residents to learn about the services offered in Southlake!

The first Coffee and Conversation of the summer is on Tuesday, July 12, from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Senior Center. Representatives from the Fire Department will be available to share a morning cup of Joe! This is a free program, and pre-registration is not required!

Coffee and Conversation will rotate monthly with a new department sending representatives to chat with our seniors. In the next few months, we will also meet with the Police Department and Emergency Management!

See you next week!