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Seniors can ‘Unleash the Power’ at camp

SHERIDAN — May celebrates older Americans through the 2013 theme: Unleash the Power of Age.
To celebrate the power of older Americans in our community, the Sheridan Recreation District. Carriage House, Sheridan YMCA and the Sheridan Senior Center have teamed up to offer a series of camps for campers age 55 years and older. The camps are fun opportunities to explore new— or rekindle old — interests, hobbies or skills.

The theme of the camps ranges from artistic to athletic. Campers may choose to participate in one, two or all camps. Advance registration by calling 672-2240 or stopping by the Senior Center is required to ensure adequate supplies and facility space.

Camps being offered this year are:
Theatre camp: Improv-ing in comedy theater and beyond with Matt Davis. May 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Carriage House Theater. The suggested contribution is $5 per camper per day. Campers can attend one or both days.

Acrylic painting camp with Sonja Caywood: No experience is necessary. May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.

Campers can take home their acrylic painting. The suggested contribution is $35 for canvas, paint and brushes.

Softball camp: The camp teaches basic skills. Campers will learn to pitch, hit and have fun. It will be taught by the Sheridan Recreation District. The camp is May 7, 14 and 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan College Softball Complex.

Attendees should bring their mitts.

The suggested contribution is $5 per camper for all three days.

Basketball camp: Campers will learn basic skills such as dribbling and shooting with TJ of the Sheridan YMCA.  The camp will be May 9 and 16 at 9:30 a.m. at the Sheridan YMCA. There is no charge for the camp.
Parkfit: One Day Intro. New community workout opportunity. Thursday, May 23, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at Whitney Commons. No charge.

There will be a wrap-up celebration May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Center for all camp participants. There is no charge for the celebration.

May was recognized as Older Americans Month by the Administration on Aging in 1963 to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities.
According to the AOA website, the theme “Unleash the Power” has never been more fitting for today’s older Americans.”

“Older Americans are productive, active, and influential members of society, sharing essential talents, wisdom and life experience with their families, friends and neighbors,” the website said.

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