Best Years Center – Beaumont

Best Years Senior Center – Beaumont
780 South Fourth Street
Phone: 409- 838-1902
HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the City of Beaumont – Best Years Seniors Center Web Page  by clicking here

NUTRITIONAL SERVICE SITE:
Lunches served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
65 years and older $2
65 years and younger $4
*24 hour notice required

The Best Years Senior Center offers a number of services and activities. Our instructors and members have the attitude, knowledge, ability and skills to contribute to a happier lifestyle. Read about our activities, invite a friend, as this may be the most energizing feeling you will experience.

Be sure to click and open The Monthly Newsletter to read all about the monthly happenings, and when to mark your calendars for those special activities!

Highlights for August and Beyond!

  • Gift Shop at the Best Year’s Center. Open Monday-Thursday. 10a-1p. and on Fridays from 9a-Noon. As the end of summer nears, take advantage of our “once-a-year” sale. Each week in August different items will be sold at a 10% discount. It’s not too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts.The schedule of categories and items is as follows:
    • August 5-9 – Purses, hats and Bible cases
    • August 12-16 – Scarves and scarf jewelry
    • August 19-23 – Bracelets, rings and brooches
    • August 26-30 – Necklaces, chains and earrings
  • The Best Years Center is making a Big Splash! The center will offer Water Aerobics at the newly remodeled Alice Keith Park swimming pool. The pool has a gradual slope that leads into the water, rather than climbing down stairs or ladders, it’s like entering from a beach. Tuesdays – Friday 11a til noon
  • Cold Cut Billiard Tournament – Sept. 19 & 20. This tournament is for fun and they are inviting those who have never played in a tournament to join in for cold cut sandwiches and the joy of playing billiards. No trophies, pure fun!
  • Coupon Basics – August 29 at 1p – It’s more than a coupon! Robin will show you how to double your savings!!

SAVE THE DATES!

  • Astros vs Rangers game: August 12th – Signup ASAP! Call (409)838-1902
  • Day Trip to Mud Bug Treasure Shop in Lake Charles Ceramic Art Techniques – Wednesday , August 21
  • New Travel Opportunities this year with Collette Vacations (one is a Washington D.C. trip, September 4 – 13, 2013)  to explore the Capitol
  • Day Trip : Thursday September 19 – Three Museums and Lunch in Port Arthur – Private guided tours of: Pompeian Villa, a 1900’s home that is an authentic copy of a Pompeian home of Roman life in 79 AD, the Beau Reve home, the “Beautiful Dream”, including lunch, and the Museum of the Gulf Coast: the story of the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast from prehistoric to current times. Sign up Now!
  • Day Trip : Saturday, December 14th, Kemah Boardwalk and 52nd Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade,Free admission. Dinner and shopping on your own during the afternoon and evening. $10 van charge. Reserve now!
  • Saturday, September 7. Lutcher Theater, 7:30 pm. “A Band Called Honalee”. An evening of the music of Peter, Paul and Mary and other folk legends. $25 ticket price: Pay by check to Best Years Center at signup. $10 van charge: pay in cash at departure.

Weekly Activity Schedule

Billiards: Monday through Friday
Gym Open Daily 8:00- 4:30 (except Tuesdays 8:30 – 4: 30)

MONDAY

  • 8 am Low Impact Aerobics
  • 9 AM Zumba, Ceramics, Crochet
  • 9:30 AM Exercise – Line Dancing (Pat’s Class)
  • 10:00 AM Beginning Computer – Instructor Fred Young – Class Full
  • 12 Noon Social Bridge
  • 1 PM – TBA

TUESDAY

  • 9 AM Quilting; Intermediate Bridge
  • 9:30 AM Jazz & Tap (The Happy Steppers), 
  • 10:00 Intermediate Conversational Spanish
  • 12:00 PM Choir- Volunteer Voices of Beaumont
  • 12:30 PM Line Dancing – Beginners (Boot Scooters) 
  • 1:30 – 3:30 Internet and Email Class – Instructor Marian Pekar 
  • 2:30 PM Line Dancing -Advanced (Boot Scooters) 

WEDNESDAY

  • 8 AM Low Impact Aerobics
  • 9 AM Zumba, Ceramics, Crochet
  • 9:30 AM Exercise-Line Dancing (Pat’s Class)
  • 1 PM Ceramics Class

THURSDAY

  • 7 AM Walking Club – Central Park
  • 10:00 Intermediate Conversational Spanish; 
  • Beginner Keyboarding / Word – Instructor – Jean Williams – Class full
  • 1 PM 42 Dominoes; Line Dancing – Beginners (Boot Scooters)
  • 2:30 PM Line Dancing – Advanced (Boot Scooters) 

FRIDAY

  • 8 AM Low Impact Aerobics
  • 9 AM Quilting
  • 10 AM Tai Chi
  • 12 Noon Social Bridge
  • 1 PM Duplicate Bridge 

MONTHLY EVENTS:

  • GSA Activity Directors – 3rd Fri., 10 AM; 
  • AARP #923 and Book Club – 2nd Friday, 10 a.m.;
  • Garden Tips – 2nd Thurs. 10 AM, 
  • Low Vision Support – 3rd Thurs., 1 PM

MONTHLY ASSOCIATIONS MEETINGS:

AARP #923 – 2nd Friday , 10 am
Book Club – 2nd Friday, 10 am
Activity Directors and Social Workers Association Meeting – 3rd Friday, 10 am
Low Vision Support Group – 3rd Thursday, 1 pm

AARP 55+ Safety Driving Classes
Held every 4 to 6 weeks at the center. Will lower insurance every 3 years.
$12 members; $14-non-members. Not for violations. Call 838-1902 for next scheduled class.

DAY TRIPS
Educational day trips are planned several times a year. Please read newsletter for the next
exciting outing! Fees are nominal and various according to place/distance.

VOLUNTEERS
Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life…
it’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop. Dr. Dorothy Height (1912).

The classes at the Best Years Senior Center are led by volunteers. It is through these teachers that we can offer the public quality programs to keep mature adults active and healthy. We are grateful to have over 25 volunteers, who give generously their time, skills.

REGISTRATION and TRANSPORTATION
Members fill out a one page application. Most classes are free; some have a small fee to cover cost of supplies. Van rides are provided two days a week; Monday and Wednesday; Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance. Application of participate must be on file. Call 838-1902.

HOLIDAYS (Best Years Senior Center will be closed on these Holidays)
New Years Eve
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Good Friday; Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

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