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Social Activities


Art Class - Saturdays @ 11:00 a.m.

What better way to spend a Saturday morning than to take an Art Class!! Rose Crane, a senior volunteer with her master's degree in fine art, is available for instruction or just help seniors of any artistic level or background in pencils, ink, oil and more. 

Bingo - Saturdays / Sundays

Aside from all-day Bingo on the weekends, we sometimes offer “Special Bingo” on selected weekdays, after lunch. We are always in need of loud and clear callers to happily volunteer their time. Play is only two cents a card!  4 card maximum.

Canasta - Mondays @ 12:30 p.m.

Come and join fellow players and enjoy and afternoon of canasta. This is a self sustaining program so you can watch, learn and play. 

Colorama - Mondays @ 9:30 a.m.

What once was an activity that kept so many of us entertained as children, is now resurfacing as a trend adults are coming to love. Therapeutic elements parents sought to keep their children calm or entertained before dinner, are no being applied to adults, to help distract them from the daily pressures of life. This free, weekly program will be led by volunteer Daisy Santana and all supplies will be provided.

Crafternoon - (usually) 3rd Tuesdays @ 1:30 p.m.

These workshops include coloringembellishing, decorating and designing - anything that has to do with creativity and crafts.  Advanced registration is necessary for each workshop.  Space and supplies are usually limited and most sessions are free of charge.  

Crochet Club - Saturdays @ 1:00 p.m.

People who crochet can now gather to meet new people, learn more about this wonderful fiber art form, and share their love and dedication to the art and craft of crochet and knitting. Mary Baxter has volunteered to lead this group aptly named ‘The Happy Hookers.’

Game Show - Fridays @ 11:00 a.m.

The popular television game show, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ has now become the popular game for the seniors in Fair Lawn. This fun and exciting game promotes humor, creativity, camaraderie, and lots of surprises from its participants. Move over Vanna White - our volunteer, Ginny LaRue, plays the "hostess with the mostest" - feel free to join in!

Mahjongg - Thursdays @ 12:30 p.m.

Do you know what these words have in common: flowers, bams, dots and craks? If you do, then you know Mah Jongg! This ancient Chinese game comes to the Fair Lawn Senior Center every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. This is a self sustaining program so you can watch, learn and play.

Monday Movies - Mondays @ 1:00 p.m.

Feature films are shown often on our 57” projection screen television and were generously donated by the Maxell Corporation of Fair Lawn. New releases, favorite movies, travelogs, as well as films of an educational and informational nature are shown. Suggestions, requests and recommendations for movie titles or themes are always welcome.

Senior View - 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 2:30 p.m.

This new and exciting discussion will host a series of topics and compare from the past to the present.  All are welcome to participated and express their personal views.  This program will be hosted by Volunteer Cindy Blauschild.

Speakers

The Fair Lawn Senior Center wants to keep its participants informed and educated on the latest health and general topics pertinent to their lifestyles. We therefore provide impartial professionals from the town, county and state levels for lecture and discussion at least once a month.  Most importantly, we cater to speakers who have something new, interesting and different to share. These lectures are always free of charge and open to the public.

Supervised Bridge - Tuesdays @ 10 a.m.- Noon

Supervised Bridge continues as ongoing weekly activity thanks to the time and effort of the new Volunteer leader, Jay singer. The goal, as always, is to start promptly at 10 a.m. so that everything will run smoothly. After 9:55 a.m., no spots will be saved. As in the past, the session will run from 10 a.m. to Noon. In consideration of the other players at your table, please try to stay as close to Noon as possible, especially if there is no one else available to fill in.  The sessions are geared to former players and those with the knowledge of bridge.  Since this is Supervised Bridge, certain guidelines must be adhered to: 13 points with 5-card major or better minor to open; 15-17 points No Trump opener; 7-card Pre-empt; weak 2's, blackwood, etc. There is usually a brief discussion of how the bidding, play and defense should have been done with players offering their thoughts and comments.  A quiet atmosphere is encouraged

Workshops

Several times during the year we offer one-day or consecutive week courses. These educational workshops and health and wellness programs are free of charge and anyone over 60 is welcome to participate. Advance registration of each of these workshops are usually necessary because class sizes are limited. 

Memoirs Class - 1st Fridays @ 1:00 p.m.

The Fair Lawn Senior Center offers “Who Wants to be a Memoirist?”, a free writing and discussion group for people who want to record their life story, the times they lived in, anecdotes and memories for their families to treasure.  If you are interested in joining this ongoing group, led by volunteer Cindy Blauschild, bring a loose-leaf binder, a pen and a short outline telling about the family you were born.  Memoirs can be funny or angry or anything in between.  Come write and share your life experiences with others in a nurturing environment.

Wii with William - 2nd & 4th  Wednesdays @ 1:00 p.m.

Wii is one of the most popular interactive video games available today.  Many are sports games and utilize the wireless sensory controls of the Wii in order to simulate the movements of playing the real games.   Such sports as Bowling, Ping Pong, Boxing and Tennis are available.  Join our volunteer William “Bill” Brown and his gray-haired gamers…tournaments to follow!