Group inviting new members and hosting Welcome Home Celebration today.
Coweta’s Active Single Seniors Group is celebrating one year and is inviting other seniors 55 and up to come to its Welcome Home Celebration.
The event is also in commemoration of the Howard Warner Community Center at 55 Savannah St. being the club’s new home for meetings.
The group is not the typical senior group, as members often engage in activities such as kayaking, horseback riding and ziplining.
The group was started for seniors who are empty nesters, widowed or just don’t have anyone to do activities with. The group is not a dating group, but promotes friendship and companionship among all members.
The group has a little over 30 members. Membership is free and there are no annual dues. The group meets twice per month — once to plan, and the next meeting is usually an activity. Meetings typically begin at 4 p.m.
The group also has next meetings and activities planned for the rest of the year.
- Aug. 8- Meeting at Howard Warner Community Center.
- Aug. 22- Kayaking class at Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg.
- Sept. 12- Meeting at Howard Warner Community Center.
- Sept. 26- Zip lining at Historic Banning Mills in Whitesburg.
- Oct.10- Meeting at Howard Warner Community Center.
- Oct. 24- Wintery trip TBD.
- Nov. 21- Mystery dinner.
- Dec. 5- Meeting at Howard Warner Community Center.
- Dec. 19- Escape room activity.
According to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, older adults who spend more time interacting with a wide range of people were more likely to be physically active and had greater emotional well-being. One of the primary goals of the group is to help seniors to enjoy life.
The Welcome Home Celebration will be at the Howard Warner Community Center on Savannah Street from 4 to 9 p.m.
Seniors are encouraged to come and play Bid Whist or Pokeno. Attendees may bring their own lawn chair. Masks and social distancing is encouraged.
A food truck serving Chicago Maxwell Street polish sausages and Chicago hot dogs are some of the items being sold at 6 p.m. For more information, email Tish at email@example.com .