Thursday, June 17, 2021

Happy 105th Birthday, Miss Martha!

The Southlake Senior Activity Center would like to wish a very Happy 105th Birthday to Miss Martha (Watson) Wood!

Martha has been a resident of Southlake for nearly 30 years, but her early life was spent in the Southeast. She was born on February 13, 1915 in Humboldt, Tennessee but was raised in Columbus, Mississippi where she attended high school. She also attended college for two years and took Business courses. Martha’s main occupation was as a stenographer–someone who transcribes speech into written words, often through the use of shorthand.

In 1938, Martha was married to Joseph L. Wood. They lived in Greenville, Mississippi where they later had an adopted daughter, Julie Ann. Joseph passed away in 1978, and Julie Ann lived until 2003. She had a sister named Clarissa, and her grandson John lives in Farmington, Arkansas. Martha moved to Southlake in July of 1993 where she still lives today in a little house on her nephew’s property.

Martha loves playing the piano, reading, and cooking. Until the last two years, Ms. Martha had been part of the Southlake Senior Activity Center’s Party Bridge group for many years. She likes Italian food and loves sweets, especially Chocolate and considers herself a “chocoholic.” Martha has a positive attitude and her philosophy of life is that she tries to live with unselfish love and care for others.

Show Off Your Moves at the Legends Hall October Dance

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake will be hosting its monthly dance on Thursday, October 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Show off your dance moves or just tap your toes and enjoy some good company at the Legends Hall October dance! Local favorites Now and Then will be providing live music and entertainment throughout the evening with a crowd-pleasing blend of ballroom classics, country favorites and oldies.

Legends Hall dances are open to guests age 21 and better. The entry fee is $6.00 at the door, and light refreshments will be provided. Attire is business casual (no shorts, please). We look forward to seeing you there!

Legends Hall October Dance

Where: Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
When: Thursday, October 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $6.00
Ages: 21+

For more information, please contact Legends Hall at (817) 748-8900.

August Seminars for Senior Activity Center Members

Each month, the Southlake Senior Activity Center offers a variety of educational, legal and health seminars for its members. Visit the Senior Activity Center or call (817) 748-8315 to register for the seminar you want to attend!

Not a member of the Senior Activity Center? Anyone age 55 and better can become a member online or in person at 285 Shady Oaks Drive. There are no geographical restrictions on membership or attendance.

AUGUST SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER SEMINARS

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. You can register for seminars via phone or in person at the front desk. Seminars are subject to change.

Identity Theft Awareness Forum
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Congressman Marchant and speakers from local, state and federal agencies will speak about identity theft and scams targeting our seniors. They will share insights and best practices to avoid falling for these traps. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Diabetes and Exercise
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: The Carlyle at Stonebridge Park will give a presentation teaching the proper exercises for folks who have diabetes. Get a free blood pressure check while you’re here!

Learn Then Lunch: Senior Living Solutions Series
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Explore your options regarding long-term housing and how to accommodate the expenses. All transitional issues will be discussed: getting your home ready to sell, selling your home and what to do with all of those belongings.

The Palliative Pathways
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Loretta Windman of Community Hospice Texas leads this program designed to provide information about complex medical decision making, resources, advanced directives and more.

Looking for more fun things to do in Southlake? Check the Senior Activity Center calendar for more classes, programs, events and trips tailored to mature adults! If you have any questions or would like more information about memberships, please call the Senior Activity Center at (817) 748-8315.

July Seminars for Senior Activity Center Members

Each month, the Southlake Senior Activity Center offers a variety of educational, legal and health seminars for its members. Visit the Senior Activity Center or call 817-748-8315 to register for the seminar you want to attend!

Not a member of the Senior Activity Center? Anyone age 55 and better can become a member online or in person at 285 Shady Oaks Drive. There are no geographical restrictions on membership or attendance.

JULY SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER SEMINARS

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. You can register for seminars via phone or in person at the front desk. Seminars are subject to change.

Better Health, Better You Series: A Matter of Balance
Dates: July 17 – September 4, 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Fee: Free for SAC members and Tarrant County residents 60+
Description: Are you looking to manage your concerns about falls and increase your activity level? This eight-week seminar series is for you! The two-hour interactive sessions focus on reducing the fear of falling by teaching exercises that increase strength, flexibility and balance.

Better Health, Better You: Diabetes Presentation
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Description: Carleen Stout, a registered nurse and Certified Diabetes and Cardiac Educator from Medical City Health, will provide practical tips to help prevent and manage diabetes.

Learn Then Lunch: Senior Living Solutions Series
Date: Thursday, July 12; Thursday, August 16; Tuesday, September 18
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Explore your options regarding long-term housing and how to accommodate the expenses. All transitional issues will be discussed: getting your home ready to sell, selling your home and what to do with all of those belongings.

History Seminar
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Description: Join us as we learn all about the modern history of the Texas Rangers (1860–present).

Looking for more fun things to do in Southlake? Check the Senior Activity Center calendar for more classes, programs, events and trips tailored to mature adults! If you have any questions or would like more information about memberships, please call the Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8315.

June Seminars for Senior Activity Center Members

Each month, the Southlake Senior Activity Center offers a variety of educational, legal and health seminars for its members. Visit the Senior Activity Center or call 817-748-8315 to register for the seminar you want to attend!

JUNE SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER SEMINARS

Pre-registration is required for all seminars. All seminars are free for Senior Activity Center members unless otherwise specified. Seminars are subject to change.

Technology Class
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Registration Fee: $5.00
Description: Learn how to navigate the internet safely and get comfortable using a variety of websites and apps, including Google Maps, social media, online shopping sites and more.

Financial Seminar
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Description: The Foundation for Financial Education will explain the new tax laws and how they could affect your retirement.

Learn Then Lunch: Legal Seminar
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Enjoy a bite to eat while McGee Law Firm discusses current legal issues affecting seniors.

Technology Q&A
Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Description: Having technical difficulties? Register for a free 20-minute one-on-one session with a technology expert and get answers for all of your computer and technology questions! Participants must sign up in advance for each individual class and provide a brief description of their concerns. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and each class can accommodate a maximum of six registered participants.

Looking for more fun things to do in Southlake? Check the Senior Activity Center calendar for more classes, programs, events and trips tailored to mature adults! If you have any questions or would like more information about memberships, please call the Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8315.

Free May Seminars for Senior Activity Center Members

Each month, the Southlake Senior Activity Center offers free educational, legal and health seminars for its members. Visit the Southlake Senior Center or call 817-748-8315  to register for the seminar you want to attend!

May Senior Activity Center Seminars

Enjoy a bite to eat while learning about various legal, health and financial topics. Pre-registration is required for all seminars. Schedule is subject to change.

Learn Then Lunch: Legal Seminar
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Description: McGee Law Firm will discuss planning for long-term care and give expert advice for navigating nursing homes and Medicaid.

Learn Then Lunch: Financial Seminar
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Armor Wealth Management will discuss wealth transfer and answer questions regarding financial planning.

Learn Then Lunch: Health Seminar
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Home Care Assistance will discuss the importance of exercising your brain and demonstrate practical exercises that can help you maintain mental sharpness.

Looking for more fun things to do in Southlake? Check the Senior Activity Center calendar for more classes, programs, events and trips tailored to mature adults! If you have any questions or would like more information about memberships, please call the Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8315.

Southlake Senior Activity Center to Host Second Annual Senior Art Show on June 14, 2018

The Senior Activity Center is partnering with Southlake Senior Funding, Inc. and the Southlake Arts Council to host the second annual James Richardson Senior Art Show on June 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Legends Hall at the Marq.

If you are 55 or older and are either a member of SSFI or live in Southlake, Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine and surrounding areas, you can have your work featured. Categories include Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel and Pencil, Jewelry, Photography, Sculptures and Ceramics, Quilt, Needlework and Woodwork.

Applications will be available online and at the Senior Activity Center (285 Shady Oaks Drive) from May 1 through May 31. Additional information will be on the application form.

The Southlake Senior Activity Center Presents: An Arabian Night

Senior Activity Center members won’t want to miss out on this award-winning event scheduled for Friday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Legends Hall.

Back by popular demand, An Arabian Night will include catered Mediterranean cuisine, music, entertainment and so much more. Join us for a cultural experience that is sure to make a lasting memory!

The menu includes hummus, tabbouleh salad, grilled vegetables, rice, a choice of protein (chicken, beef or vegetarian falafel) and walnut baklava for dessert. The fee is $20 per person, and advance registration is required. Please notify staff of your choice of meal upon registration.

This event is for members of the Senior Activity Center. Not a member? Anyone age 55 and better can enroll online or in-person at the Senior Activity Center, located within Legends Hall at The Marq (285 Shady Oaks Drive). There are no geographical restrictions on membership or attendance.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this event, please contact the Southlake Senior Activity Center at 817-748-8315.

Thank you to our sponsors, SSFI and Home Care Assistance.

Senior Center Celebrates Member Millie Stuck’s 103rd Birthday

On Monday, April 9, the Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated longtime member Millie Stuck’s 103rd birthday with a special luncheon.Senior Center Millie Stuck celebrates 103rd birthday

Born April 8, 1915, on a farm in Mills County, Texas, Millie graduated from Goldthwaite High School in 1933. She married Bill Stuck in Kerrville on June 4, 1939, and the couple moved to Fort Worth in 1944 after a failed crop on their farm. During World War II, both Millie and her husband went to work for what is now Lockheed Martin building the experimental B-36 Peacemaker. As the war came to an end, Millie went to work as a dental assistant, spending the next 35 years with the same dentist in Fort Worth.Senior Center member Millie Stuck celebrates birthday with friends

Millie has a history of celebrating landmark birthdays in style: she celebrated her 80th birthday at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland while on a three-week European vacation, her 95th birthday on an Alaskan cruise and her 100th birthday at the Southlake Senior Activity Center in 2015. On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Senior Center was happy to help Millie continue the tradition with a special birthday luncheon filled with family and friends.

Millie has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She continues to be very active in her community, volunteering and attending numerous activities with the Senior Center and White’s Chapel UMC since moving to Colleyville 14 years ago.