Ballroom Dance Class A Big Draw For Senior Circle



Photo courtesy of the Senior Circle

The ballroom dancing class at the Senior Circle is so popular, another session is being added. Classes will be Tuesday evenings, as well as Friday afternoons.

Ballroom dancing

The ballroom dance classes are one of the most popular programs at the Senior Circle. More than 20 couples and singles are attending the class on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The instructor, Dee Force, teaches ballroom, Latin and basic dance form. Dee has been dancing since she was 10. Ballroom dance participants can also be found “floating” around the floor on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Tiny’s.

If you are new to dancing or just want a fun way to exercise, the Senior Circle is forming a beginning ballroom dance class Tuesday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. The instructor is Lucy Kieft. This will be an ongoing class. Please call 928-472-9290 to sign up.

Volunteer of the Week

Pat Carr is heading up the Circle’s Branson trip in May. She has been volunteering at the Senior Circle since 2004. Pat also heads up the health fairs and assists in keeping the front office running smoothly. This is the first year that members of the Senior Circle are headed to Branson and it is all due to Pat and her efforts. Thank you Pat for all you do!

Merchant Discount Program

Senior Circle welcomes Pine Creek Design to our Merchant Discount Program.

As a Senior Circle member you will receive 10 percent off services for Web, graphic and illustration design. For more information go to or call Deb Schwalm at 928-476-2961.

Members of Senior Circle receive many discounted benefits both nationally and locally. To start receiving these discounts join the Senior Circle now. If you are a merchant and would like participate in our program please call us at 928-472-9290.

Lunch and Learn

Holly Crump recently spoke to a group of about 20 “Lunch and Learners.” The group meets twice a month and enjoys a light lunch and a speaker presentation.

Crump spoke on how emotions affect our heart and the role they play on maintaining our health. She stressed that “opening up” is the No. 1 step in “letting go.”

“Anger is the most destructive emotion,” she said.

The Senior Circle “Lunch and Learns” are free. The next meeting is Feb. 24. To sign up call the Senior Circle office, 928-472-9290.

Support Groups

Our Diabetes support group meets the last Monday of each month. The free diabetes support group offers education on how to live with diabetes and features a guest speaker on a quarterly basis. To sign up for this group call 928-472-9290. CCS Medical will also be featuring a free diabetes education forum open to the public in March. Watch the paper for the date and time of this event.

The Senior Circle hosts a gift closet for the American Cancer Society. Our volunteers assist people with information about specific types of cancer, treatments, American Cancer Society programs and other community resources. They also help cancer patients with wigs, hats and other items, as well as connect them with other sponsored programs. If you are interested in assisting with this program contact the Senior Circle at 928-472-9290. If you are currently undergoing chemotherapy and are in need of any of these services please contact us.

Senior Circle Gift Shop staged

The Senior Circle Gift shop just had a facelift. Professional stager Mo Simpson volunteered her time, giving the gift shop real appeal. Mo is an accredited staging professional master. Mo moved to Pine last year and currently works as a licensed Realtor for Coldwell Banker and consults as a professional stager.

Currently every item in our gift shop (excluding knit items) has been drastically reduced to make room so the gift shop can offer free resource material on area agencies that provide health care services in the Rim Country.


We have a correction to last week’s item in the Roundup. If you are interested in any of our theater groups or musical programs please contact the Senior Circle office at 928-472-9290.


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