River Oaks Community Center
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AARP Defensive Driving

The Center is periodically offering this class as a community service. Plans are to offer the course as interest is expressed by citizens. Classes are formed as needed by requests from the community. There is a minimum quota of students for the course to be held.

Please contact the Center to register for the next session: 817-732-5885

A NOTICE FOR THE NEXT SESSION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS WEBSITE WHEN SCHEDULED

Bingo

Bingo (12:30pm on Wed.)
It is very much appreciated if players can occasionally bring an unopened food item for prizes.
Example: canned foods, sealed cookies, etc.

Or any type of cleaning item.
Example: Cleansers, dish soap,shampoo, deodorant, etc.

OR . . . Bingo Cards are $1.00. Money is used to buy prizes.

All are welcome to join in on the fun.

Dominos / Forty-Two

"42" Domino Game
Currently being enjoyed by several. Group is seeking additional players.

Call Center for Information
817-732-5885
Mon - Wed - Fri

The Game Room is enjoyed by many during the day on Wednesdays and sometimes on Mondays and Fridays. Players interact and participate in such games as Train, Chickenfoot, "42" or whatever they wish. An assortment of other cards and games are readily available. Folks are encouraged to bring their favorites from home and invite others to join in.

The Community Center is seeking folks who enjoy playing games and would be interested in forming groups and or playing day or night .

Daytime games could be played - 9am to 3pm, Mon-Wed or Fri.

Night games played any night of the week * would need a designated host to open & close building.

* If a paid rental has not been scheduled

Several members of the community have expressed an interest in organizing a Bunco game group. Please call the Center if you would be interested in adding your name to the list or would offer to be the designated host for the group. 817-732-5885

Some citizens who enjoy playing Bridge are also looking for players. If you know of anyone who will either teach, start up and/or host a Bridge group, please contact the Center.

Low Impact Exercise Program

Chair exercises done mostly from a sitting position in the chair, while viewing a large format video. Optional 1 pound & 2 pound weights are used to strengthen major areas of the neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands.

Every major part of the body is exercised using this program. An excellent workout.

Class: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Time: 10 to 11am

Fee: $5.00 a month

Always on Wednesday and sometimes on Monday or Friday, several members enjoy playing various games until closing time which is 3pm.

New Karate Class-Every Tuesday

Sign up for our new Karate program !
Call 817-307-3119
Class to be held every Tuesday.
First class begins September 27, 5 - 6 pm
Instructor Mr. Abundio.
8th Degree Black Belt in American Tae Kwon Do.
30+ Years Experience In instructing kids.

See Flyer To The Right . . .

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Seasonal Events

The Community Center hosts various seasonal events throughout the year.

Some Annual Events Include:

- New Years & Valentines (sometimes scheduled)
- Springtime Craft Fair
- July 4th Celebration
- School District Homecoming Bonfire
- Halloween Haunted House or Fall Festival
- Christmas Parade & Entertainment

Senior Meal Program

Congregate Meal Program - delicious meals served in a home-away-from home environment.

Senior Meal - Served every Wednesday - 12 noon

Cost:
$2.00 suggested donation for those age 60 and up.
$6.00 donation for those under 60 yrs.

Must make a reservation to eat, so that your lunch can be ordered.

Deadline to place order: Every Monday by 2pm

To order, come by Center or call. 817-732-5885 After hours, please leave a message.

Food is provided by:

Sixty & Better Healthy Aging
1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300
Fort Worth, Texas 76119
Office: 817-413-4949
Fax: 817-413-4908
http://sixtyandbetter.org/
In 2007, Senior Citizen Services ( now Sixty & Better) served more than 5000 seniors and provided 244,000 hot, nutritious meals and other services to elderly participants in thirty senior centers scattered throughout Tarrant County. These meals provide 33% of the daily Dietary Reference Intake for senior adults.We know that a large proportion of all our participants consider the congregate meal their most important source of nutrition in helping them to avoid nutritional risk.

Central Kitchen
(817) 536-0777
5051 Resource Drive
Fort Worth 76119
Abbe Martin, Manager
tarrantcountyss@valleyservicesi.com

Central Office
(817) 413-4949
Fax: 817/413-4908
1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300
Fort Worth, Tx 76119

Dedicated Service to Tarrant County Seniors

Mission "To help older adults build a brighter future for themselves and their community by enabling them to live independently with dignity."

Sixty & Better, is a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of programs and services that enable senior adults to live independently with dignity. Founded in 1967 with one senior center on Hemphill Street, the agency has grown to thirty (30) centers located throughout the county. One of the major programs of Sixty & Better is the Congregate Meal Program which has provided 235,500 delicious, nutritious hot meals to 6,000 seniors at the area senior centers throughout the year. Opportunities for active volunteer involvement in community service are afforded in 150 non-profit organizations through the RSVP program, as well as in the senior centers. The 2,348 volunteers have donated 262,363 hours of service to the community. The programs were created to provide services that address the nutritional, physical, informational/educational, and social needs of the seniors facing aging and isolation.

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Sewing Class Needs You !

We are a group of ladies who meet every Monday here at the center and make clothing for the girls of Castleberry elementary schools who need them. 

We work with donations only. 

If you have any material, thread or sewing supplies that you are not using, they would be gladly accepted and used to put happy smiles on the faces of a lot of little girls.  Cash donations are also gratefully accepted.

Sewing Classes

Group will do various types of needlework. Instruction could include Crochet and simple sewing machine projects. The Class has made and donated numerous dresses and clothing sets to area children using generously donated material and thread. Your help would be welcomed and appreciated. Bring a snack or sandwich if you wish.

Town Hall Meetings

Join friends and neighbors to get informed of current happenings in and around the city.

Meetings Are Held Occasionally (As Needed)

Where: River Oaks Community Center
When: Usually 1st Thursday (when scheduled)
Time: 7pm

Several meetings have been held to allow residents a chance to ask questions and participate on improvements that are in the planning stages for River Oaks Blvd. The City of River Oaks usually places notifications in the River Oaks Newspaper and on the City's website when a meeting is to be held.

Please email us anytime if you have questions.
We look forward to hearing from you.

information@riveroakscommunitycenter.com

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