Organizations: Seniors Stay Active With Hobbies, Interest Groups



Romeo Club

The Romeo Club (Retired Old Men Eating Out) is looking for new members. We meet at 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday at a different restaurant. Come join in the fun. Call Gene at 472-7804 for location or more information.

High Country Garden Club

The High Country Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at First Southern Baptist Church, 302 S. Ash St. All are welcome to attend.

Call Carol at 472-8755 or Linda at 468-8630 for more information.

Shoofly Quilters

Shoofly Quilters meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the American Legion on Highway 260. Beginners as well as experienced quilters are welcome.

The club's business meeting is the first Tuesday of the month. Class demonstrations, mini-lessons, community service and work on UFOs take place the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

For more information, call 468-6910.

Strawberry Patchers

The Strawberry Patchers, a chapter member of the Arizona Quilt Guild, meet at 9 a.m. the first and third Thursday of every month in the Kiwanis room of the Pine Cultural Center.

For more information, contact Debbie Stanton, 476-5111.

Quilting Bees

The Quilting Bees meet from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Activity Center, 304 E. Aero Drive.

If you are a quilter, or would like to be, we invite you to join us. Our organization is made up of ladies who like to share ideas, patterns, knowledge, etc.

For more information, call Vondaleen at 474-4723, or Dorothy at 472-6062.

Mid-Eastern dance classes

Mid-Eastern dance exercise classes are held at 10:30 a.m. and

7:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Senior Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway.

All are welcome. Call 468-1012 or 474-8210 to register.

Breast cancer support group

Payson's Reaching Out Breast Cancer support group meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Mount Cross Lutheran Church. The group is associated with the American Cancer Society. There are no fees and your anonymity is respected.

All women who have/had a diagnosis of breast cancer are encouraged to attend this self-help group for sharing, caring and information.

Call Ann at 472-7448, or Aggie at 476-4298.

Cancer support group

The Payson Regional Cancer Support and Education group meets at the Senior Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. The morning support group meets from 10:30 to noon every Friday. The lecture series is held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month.

For information or to be added to the mailing list, call 468-1012 or 472-4669.

Stroke support group

Rim Country Stroke Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Friday of every month at the activities center, 304 E. Aero Dr. The group gives support and educates stroke survivors.

For more information, call Betty at 472-6845.

Caregivers support group

Rim Country Caregivers Group meets from 10 a.m until 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of every month at the Payson Public Library on North McLane Road. The group gives support to all caregivers.

For more information, call Betty at 472-6845.


If aging is not your issue, it will be.

Elderbuilders volunteers are dedicated to providing supportive services to low-income, or homebound elders and disabled persons, in order to maintain independence, enhance dignity, and improve qualify of life.

By volunteering to help, you prevent one of Rim country's residents from having to give up their home.

Contact Jeannie Filson at 468-0546 for more information.

Ladies Tuesday Bridge

We play at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Manzanita Manor. Area residents and guests are welcome. Please call Marilyn Castleman at 474-6134 for reservations and information.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

For information and reservations, call 474-9482.

Zane Grey Twirlers

The summer square dance program is in full swing at the Lamplighter RV Resort on Highway 260 in Star Valley. Dancing, both mainstream and plus, is from 6:30 p.m until 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday. Mike Stewart and Dick Grisham will be sharing the calling through the end of August.

For information, call Irene at 472-6360.

Classic Auto Club

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Mazatzal Casino's entertainment room.

Early Ford Club

All those interested in early Fords (Model Ts, As and V8s and 6s, '32 to '53) are invited to meet for coffee at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Crosswinds Restaurant.

Members share information on restoration, trading parts and showing cars. Bring your car and join us.

For the summer, come to the southwest parking lot at Green Valley Park at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. All special cars welcome.

For more information, call 472-6625 or 472-6796.

American Legion fish fry

The American Legion will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry from noon until 8 p.m. every Friday at the American Legion on Highway 260. For more information, call 474-6969.

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