Contact Info

wlcWashington Life Center

Supervisor: Laurie Adair

(810) 765-3523 or 1-800-779-4488

wlc#thecouncilonaging.org  (replace # with @)

403 N. Mary Marine City, MI. 48039

 

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WLC October Calendar

WLC November Calendar

 

 

OCTOBER

 

Fire Safety Demonstration by Chief Joe Slankster on October 2 at 10:30 a.m. National Fire Safety Month begins at the Washington Life Center with a presentation on fire safety. Fire Chief Joe Slankster of the Marine City Fire Authority will give those in attendance a hands on experience of putting out a fire with an extinguisher and fresh 9 volt batteries to install in home smoke detectors.

 
Lakeshore Legal Aid will be here on October 3 at 10:30 a.m. Question and answer session with Tracie Boyd from Lakeshore Legal Aid.

 
Celebrate all “CoA” members’ birthdays with us on October 5 at 11:00 a.m.

 
MSU Extension Eat Healthy, Be Active Program will take place on October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25. Starting Wednesdays in October at 10:30 a.m. A representative from the MSU Extension Program will teach easy and creative ways to eat healthy and get exercise. The group will discuss the effects of staying active and eating healthy and how it can improve life on a daily basis.

 

Community Safety from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office on October 6 and October 20. Representative Zana from the Michigan Attorney General’s office will tell how to detect e-mail and phone scams on Friday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. The bad guys are constantly coming up with new ideas. Be prepared how to tell the difference from fact or fraud.

 

Friday, October 20 potential long term care will be explored for the type of care you would like. The conversations you need to have and just how much the costs can be and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

 
Mitten Tree Kick off October 10 at 10:30 a.m. Washington Life Center members who crochet or knit will be making winter items for local families. Those who wish to purchase items may also contribute them to the tree.

 
Introduction to Crocheting with Mariette on October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Come see if learning how to crochet is your thing! All levels are welcome. Instructor Mariette designs all of her own patterns and will be teaching a weekly class. Class is limited to 6 students per class for proper one-on-one time with each student. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 6 weeks. Supplies to get you started are included. Suggested donation of $10 for each two hour class. Please RSVP at 810-765-3523.

 
It’s Friday, October 13th at 1:00 p.m. We will discover if Friday the 13th is always unlucky and where the origins of the bad luck omen began.

 
28th Annual Off Our Rockers program on October 14. Lunch at 12:00 non and show at 1:00 p.m. This show is full of fun and features seniors from the Washington Life Center and surrounding communities. Singing, dancing, comedy and even a sing-a-long. Tickets are $15 for lunch and show and $5 for the show only. Luncheon tickets must be purchased by October 6. For more information, call 810-765-3523.

 
National Talk Show Host day is October 23 at 10:30 a.m. October 23rd also happens to be Johnny Carson’s birthday. We will watch and most likely laugh to clips and out takes from the legend’s days as host of the Tonight Show.

 
Vet Museum Open October 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come explore our E. Jack Morris Veteran’s Museum. This month’s focus will be Korea & Incheon conflict. The public is welcome and encouraged to bring artifacts to show during your visit. We will also have information on purchasing Memorial Bricks that will be installed around the flag pole at the north end of the building. These are a great Christmas present and plan to be in place for Memorial Day 2018.

 

Halloween Party on October 31 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. At 10:30 we will have a magnetic craft project. A special lunch at 11:30 a.m. with a Halloween flavor is planned. A DJ with spooky music and a prize for the best costume will complete the day.

 
Sign up now for Oil Painting with Pallet Knife on Canvas with Roxanne Kenyon on November 28. Beginners are welcome. The class will be painting a winter scene. All materials provided but space is limited. Suggested donation of $40 per student. Sign up by November 12.

 
Save your VG’s or any Spartan Store receipts. Please bring in your receipts from your grocery shopping to help us earn some cash. Bring the receipts into the center to help us reach our goals.

 
The Washington Life Center is looking for a Volunteer Certified Instructor to teach Tai Chi. Please call 810-765-3523 if your are interested or know of someone.

 

NOVEMBER

 

MSU Extension six week series, Eat Healthy, Be Active Program wraps up on November 1 and November 8 at 10:30 a.m. They will teach easy and creative ways to eat healthy and get exercise. The group will discuss the effects of staying active and eating healthy and how it can improve life on a daily basis.

 

National Recycling Day on November 2 at 10:30 a.m. Kathleen Klein from Waste Management will stop by with a video showing clean landfill usage and explain what household items really need to be recycled.  We will find out what we can do as a community to live Greener.

 
National Saxophone Day is November 6 at 10:30 a.m. Local musician Ken Rose will be stopping in to share a bit of history about the saxophone and will entertain. Our own programmer Kevin Batchelder will join him on a song or two.

 
Question and answer session with Tracie Boyd from Lakeshore Legal Aid will be on November 7 at 10:30 a.m.

 
Celebrate “CoA” Birthdays with Cake on November 7 at 11:00 a.m. All CoA members are welcome to help us celebrate November birthdays.

 
Representative Zana from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office will be here on November 17 to tell us how to avoid identity theft and what to do if it occurs on Friday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. The bad guys are constantly coming up with new ideas so be prepared on how to tell the difference from fact or fraud and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

 
Mitten & Giving Tree kick off and sing a long with Enid on November 9 at 10:30 a.m. We will sing along with Enid on most likely a Holiday song or two to get in the mood. WLC members who crochet or knit will be making winter items for local families. Those who wish to purchase items may also contribute them to the tree.

 
Larry Atherton sings your favorites on November 14 at 10:30 a.m. Your favorite song is bound to be heard as we gather and listen to Larry’s musical talents. He is one of everyone’s favorites.

 
Introduction to Crocheting with Mariette through November 14 at 1:00 p.m. Come see if learning how to crochet is your thing. All levels are welcome. Instructor Mariette designs all of her own patterns and will be teaching a weekly class. Class is limited to 6 students per class for proper one-on-one time with each student. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for 6 weeks. Supplies to get you started are included. Suggested donation of $10 for each two hour class. Please RSVP at 810-765-3523.

 
Picture Bingo will be on November 15 at 10:30 a.m. This fast paced silly game of Bingo is always popular. Some fun give aways this month as well.

 
Native American Heritage Celebration is November 16 at 10:30 a.m. In honor of Native American Day and with Thanksgiving right around the corner Sue Wrobel will share local information about the first settlements along the St. Clair River. She will have some artifacts and interesting stories. For more information, call 810-765-3523.

 
Christmas Treasure Sale on November 16 and 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Holiday decorations and “treasure” will be on sale. We also will have some crafters on hand to share one of a kind or custom gifts for this Holiday season. Tables are only $25 for both days. Call 810-765-3523 for table information or donations for the sale.

 
Juke Box Day and Thanksgiving Meal on November 22 at 10:30 a.m. We will gather together to play some of our favorite Vinyl Records. Remembering our favorite tunes and remembering what we are thankful for.

 
Healthy Knees and Joints on November 20 at 10:30 a.m. The X-10 crew returns to share Dietary restrictions and suggestions for foods that benefit our bodies and joint elasticity.

 
The Vet Museum will be open on November 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come explore our E. Jack Morris Veteran’s Museum. This month’s focus will be a presentation on Korea.

 
Tree Lighting Day is on November 29 at 10:30 a.m. The cafeteria comes alive with holiday decorations. We will have music of the season playing and some Egg Nog too, as we decorate the center.

 
The Washington Life Center is scheduling its next 6 week session of Tai Chi starting November 7. Please call 810-765-3523 if your are interested.

 
Experimenting with Acrylics is for those with some art experience to expand their horizons. The class is from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 15.

 
Sign up now for Oil Painting with Pallet Knife on Canvas with Pavanne Kenyon on November 28. Beginners are welcome. The class will be painting a winter scene. All materials provided and space is limited. $40 per student sign up by November 12 suggested.

 
Save your VG’s or any Spartan Store receipts. Please bring in your receipts form your grocery shopping to help us earn some cash. Bring the receipts into the center to help us reach our goals.

 

 

Washington Life Center
Daily Schedule (Lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.)

FITNESS CLASSES
Yoga M, W, F 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Balance with Reta Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Advanced Total Rebound M, W, F 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Beginning Total Rebound M, W, F 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walking Group Tues/Thurs 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Zumba Wed 5:30-6:30 p.m.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES
Pickleball-Adv M-F 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Thurs 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Pickleball Beg/Int. Tues/Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
M-F 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Volleyball Tues 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Bowling (Voyageur) Fri 1:00 p.m.
Line Dancing Tues 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Clogging Tues 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Tap Tues 3:00-4:00 p.m.

RECREATION & SOCIALIZATION
Lunch Program M-F 10:30 a.m.
(see calendar)
Lunch M-F 11:30 a.m.
50/50 Raffle M/Tues/Thurs 11:20 a.m.
Bingo M/Thurs 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Bridge Wed 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Craft Group Mon 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Fri 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Needlers Tues 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Bring your own project)
Hand & Foot Cards Tues/Thurs 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Mah-jongg Tues 12:30 p.m.
Quilting Wed 1:00 p.m.
Art Group Wed/Fri 1:00-4:00 p.m.