Wellington is offering a variety of programs for adults age 55 and older at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.) this season. Among the programs this fall are:
• Weiss Family Chiropractics & Seaview Eyecare. This fall, Dr. Amanda Weiss of SeaView Eyecare and Dr. Arianne Weiss of Weiss Family Chiropractic will inform the community on the importance of total body health. Their “Medical Mondays” seminar series began Sept. 9. Upcoming topics: Oct. 14 is “Are you really what you eat? How specific foods impact your health,” Nov. 11 is “Blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol: three factors that affect every part of the body” and Dec. 2 is “MMMMM: Macular degeneration, muscles, menopause, melanoma, myopia and MS. If it begins with M, it will be mentioned.” All seminars are from noon to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.
• CarePlus Movie Matinees — CarePlus Health Plans Inc. is a company dedicated to keeping the health in healthcare by providing the best and most up-to-date information on Medicare. This fall, come get to know the representatives at the CarePlus classic movie matinees from 1 to 3 p.m., complete with classic movie refreshments. Movies will take place on Tuesdays, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
• Morselife Book Reviews. Morselife is dedicated to enhancing senior living, and each month, the professionals host a new life-enhancing presentation. This fall, there will be a different book review on Mondays from 12 to 2 p.m. The book for Oct. 14 is The Light Between the Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Nov. 4 the group will discuss The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, and the fall book series will conclude with Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford on Dec. 2. A light lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.
• NuVista Living “Wellness Wednesdays.” Join the staff of NuVista Living as they teach how to live and enjoy life. “Wellness Wednesdays” will take place on Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 18 from 2 to 3 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.
• Good Samaritan “Caring for You Seminars.” The physicians of Good Samaritan Hospital return with their “Caring for You Lecture Series.” On Sept. 17, Dr. Jaime Steinsapir discusses “Diabetes Management,” and on Oct. 15, Dr. Leon Uribe will discuss “Health and Vitality.” There will also be a food and nutrition seminar on Dec. 17. All seminars take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A light lunch will be served, and pre-registration is required.
• Wellington Regional Medical Center Seminars. Join the physicians of Wellington Regional Medical Center as they educate seniors on the popular health topics of today. Seminars will take place on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided to those who pre-register.
• Shalloway & Shalloway On Elder Law. Join in Oct. 15, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. as elder law and special needs trust attorney Mark Shalloway speaks at the Wellington Community Center. As an accredited VA attorney, he will speak about protecting assets and getting the best long-term care (not insurance) at home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. Discover how vets, spouses, widows and disabled children may qualify for $13,128 to $24,228 a year, tax free.
• Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute Seminars. Physicians of Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute are recognized leaders of orthopedics and have provided their patients with the highest quality of healthcare and treatment possible for more than 30 years. They will hold monthly seminars on Thursdays, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This fall, Dr. Scott Norris and Dr. Justin Kearse will be two of the many highly trained physicians to speak. A light lunch will be served, and pre-registration is required.
• Mike’s Handyman Workshop. Back by popular demand, Mike Sirucek is back to teach everything about keeping up a house from tools to toilets. Classes are Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and sessions are seven weeks long. Session I began Sept. 3, and Session II begins Oct. 29. There is a $5 shop fee to be paid to instructor on the first day of class. Spaces are limited.
• AARP Driver Safety. Join Mary Lynn Blakely on the third Thursday of the month to refresh driving skills. Classes are Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members, and must be paid by check to the instructor on the day of the class. Students should prepare for the day by bringing water, lunch and snacks.
• Wii Video Games. Video games aren’t just for kids. Come see why they are so popular and get daily exercise at the same time. Beginning in October, Wii will move to Wednesdays. “Wii Wednesday” will take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required.
• Rummikub. Physical exercise is wonderful for the body, and so is mental exercise. Exercise the brain while meeting new people and having fun by coming to the Wellington Community Center for a game (or two) of the popular tile game, Rummikub. Game days are the first and third Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited, so sign up today.
• Brown Bag Bingo. Join in on the second Wednesday of each month for an afternoon of fun and bingo games with prizes sponsored by Humana. Games begin at 1 p.m. and continue until approximately 3 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and the cost to play bingo is $3. Limited cookies and coffee will be available, so feel free to pack a “brown bag” lunch to enjoy.
• Senior Aerobics. Stay in shape with Lynn Spoor’s senior aerobics classes, offered monthly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost for three days per week is $40 per month for Wellington residents and $50 for non-residents.
• Needlecraft. This group meets every Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to learn new needlecraft techniques. This activity is free, and all skill levels are welcome.
Pre-registration is required for all activities at least 48 hours in advance. Registration can be made in person, online at www.wellingtonfl.gov, by calling the Wellington Community Center at (561) 753-2489 or via fax at (561) 791-4089.
For more information about senior programming, visit www. wellingtonfl.gov or call Programs Coordinator Julie Strow at (561) 753-5262.