Senior Program Opportunities 

January —April 2022

 

"We’re not Senior Citizens, We’re Recycled Teenagers “ - Erna de Burger-Fex 

Ongoing Activities

Winter Fitness Challenges


Let's face it, as we get older things don't work like they used to. We don't seem as strong as we once were and balance and falling can be a concern. As a way to help, we have put together 3, 4-week fitness challenges, each targeting a different goal. In order for you to receive the participation packet, registration is required a week in advance.

Fitness Challenge # 1 Stretching    

Please register by 12/27 for Challenge #1  


Fitness Challenge #2 Strength Building  

Please register by 1/24 for Challenge #2  


 Fitness Challenge #3 Endurance

 Please register by 3/1 for Challenge #

Dates: Jan 8 - Jan 29


          

Dates: Feb 1 - Feb 28



Dates: March 7 - March 28

Register Here

Monthly Lunches w/Curbside Option


One Friday per month, Lunches will now be prepared by Duck Pond Variety (AKA Starlite Catering) and served at Town Hall, We are encouraging dining in, with curbside pickup still an option. Please indicate your choice at the time of registration. Registration and payment are required by 4:00 pm. on the Wednesday before each lunch. Registration can be done with the form included in this newsletter; online windhamrecreation.com or in person at the Parks and Recreation Dept. or call 892-1905. 


Dates: Friday, *Jan 21 *Feb. 25 *March 25 *April 22 

Time: 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall

Fee: $10      

Register Here

Holiday Crafts w/ Yummy Treats


Come to Town Hall and join some of the Windham Parks and Recreation staff for an afternoon of Holiday Crafts and treats.

 

You will need to register for these FREE activities .


Dates: Monday, Feb 14 - Valentine Craft Day  & Wednesday, April 13 -Easter Craft

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall

Fee: FREE

Register Here

Weekly Shopping in North Windham


Our regular scheduled shopping day is Thursday, although factors that could require us to adjust this may include: inclement weather, transportation conflicts with Parks & Recreation programs, or driver availability. We will try, to the best of our ability, to let participants know of any schedule change as far in advance as possible.


  • The shopping trip stays concentrated in the North Windham area.
  • We are not able to accommodate  individual appointments
  • You will be required to call in and reserve your spot between Monday—Wednesday of each week. 

January

Lunch at Olive Garden


Connect with your friends—or make some new ones—and join us for lunch at this popular South Portland restaurant.

 

Date: Tuesday, Jan 11 (Snow date: Tuesday, Jan 18)

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Fee: $8

Lunch is on your own

Register Here

T’ai Chi Chih Classes


T’ai Chi Chih is not a martial art, but rather healing energy for the Mind, Body, and Soul. T’ai Chi Chih does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. The very old and very young alike can learn it.

 

Benefits of Tai Chi (Chih)

                                                           

· Eases Depression

· Prevents Falls

· Exercise Without Breaking a Sweat

· Provides Arthritis Relief

· Brings about profound healing – physical, emotional & spiritual

 

Dates: Wednesday, Jan 12 - Feb 16 (6 weeks)

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Windham Town Hall

Fee: $65 / $70 w/ transportation for those who need a ride to Town Hall

Register Here

February

Let's Play BINGO

Dates: Feb 1 - Feb 28

You will receive your “no-need-for-daubers” Bingo card by mail. We will draw 2 daily numbers(M-F) until someone gets BINGO! Once we verify we have a winner, we'll start another game. Please register for this FREE program by Monday, January 25th.


There will be PRIZES!

Register Here

Market Basket / Lunch at Stockhouse Restaurant 


We will take a few hours so you can go through what’s been called “the best gourmet grocery store”, offering store-made prepared foods, fresh produce, an expansive deli, prime meat, fresh seafood, store-made baked goods and so much more. Once you finish shopping, our lunch stop will be at the Stockhouse Restaurant in Westbrook.

 

Date: Tuesday, Feb 8 (Snow date: Tuesday, Feb 15)

Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fee: $12

Lunch is on your own

Register Here
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March

      Maine Mall / Christmas Tree Shop

w/ Lunch at Stockhouse

 

Once the holiday crowds have left the stores, we’ll head to So. Portland to do some shopping. The Christmas Tree Shops is always a favorite stop., and then we‘ll have lunch at Red Robin.

 

Wednesday, March 9 (Snow date: Wed. March 16)

Time: Depart 10:00 am - Return 3:00 pm

Cost: $ 12

Lunch on your own

Register Here

Oxford Casino

Senior Day is every Wednesday


  • Visit a promotional kiosk to get a FREE virtual entry and cookie voucher. Drawings are hourly from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • TEN (10) winners each hour and each winner will spin a wheel for Free Slot Play prizes ranging from $25 to $500!
  •  All Seniors receive a FREE COOKIE!                                                          

 

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 

Fee: $14

Lunch is on your own at the Casino

Register Here
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April

Calling all Artists!!

Dates: April 1 - April 30

We want to bring all of our artists together for an ART Contest. For our painters, we will supply you with the canvas, and for an extra cost, your paint. A Paint by number option will be available for those who would like/need help. Once you have completed your creation, you’ll be asked to provide your "Masterpiece" back to us to show off your artwork for the public to enjoy in our “gallery” at Town Hall. Please register by Feb. 22, so we can get the supplies to you.                 

Canvas only - FREE

Canvas with paint, or paint by number set $15


There will be PRIZES!  

Register Here

Kittery Outlet Shopping w/ Lunch at Sunrise Grill

 

We will stop at your favorite shops while we go Outlet Shopping in Kittery. We’ll spend the day shopping and eating.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 5

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fee: $14

Lunch is on your own

Register Here

More Information

How to Register for Programs:


Online: www.windhamrecreation.com—Once you create an account, this is a fast, easy way to register for programs. If you are receiving this newsletter, you do have an account in our system.


Walk-in: We are located on the 1st floor of Windham Town Hall.

Mail: Windham Parks and Recreation, 8 School Road, Windham ME 04062—Utilize the registration form included

Policies (full list of policies can be found at windhamrecreation.com):

* First paid, first-served for all: Registrations must be received before attending any program.

Payment Options: Cash, Check (payable to Town of Windham), or Credit Cards (in person or online— we do not accept American Express)

 

Voucher Program: 

Windham’s General Assistance is here to help.


Windham residents ages 55+ are eligible for funding based on income and need. In order to maximize the number of residents we can assist, partial subsidy vouchers will be awarded for 50% or 75% off the program fee. The fee will be adjusted at the time of registration. In order to be eligible for this ongoing scholarship program, you must complete an application and meet with Windham Social Services to be approved. Application and more information may be found online at windhamrecreation.com, you may pick one up in the Parks & Recreation office, or you may call us at 892-1905 and we will mail one to you.

 

Wishing you good times and good cheer

this Holiday Season and a memorable New Year.

All of us at Windham Parks & Recreation want to thank you for your loyalty and support. We hope to see you again in the new year!

Windham Parks & Recreation

8 School Rd | 892-1905 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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