Seniors

Senior Citizens Club
If you like making friends, enjoy covered dish luncheons, group singing, good entertainment, going on field trips, playing bingo having food clean fun and fellowship, then you need to join the Newton Senior Citizens Club.

The Newton Senior Citizens Club has a total enrollment of 75 active men and women members. The club meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. on the lower level of the Newton Recreation Center. They enjoy singing, guest speakers, bingo, movies, film strips, slides, cards, contests, refreshments, covered dish luncheons and special activities. They have special events and special holiday programs. A covered dish luncheon concludes the Thursday meetings. Anyone 55 year or older is welcome to join the club. The Newton Recreation Department furnishes the facilities, refreshments and other material for the club.  For further information, or more details contact the Newton Recreation Department at (828)695-4317.

Senior Citizen Tai Chi                                                                                
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging are offering Tai Chi for Seniors every Tuesday Morning for a suggested donation to those ages 55 and over.  Tai Chi is often called “Meditation in Motion” because of the slow, gentle, peaceful movements in this form of exercise. Tai Chi can also be done sitting in a chair. Sessions start with gentle warm-up movements, then Tai-Chi for balance and arthritis, ending with seated cool down stretches. Mary Schachschneider is the instructor.

Senior Citizens Yoga                                                                                
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department and the Catawba County Council on Aging offer Yoga for Seniors every Thursday mornings for a suggested donation to those ages 55 and over.

The class is held at the Newton Recreation Center from 10-11 a.m. The class introduces participants to basic postures and techniques used in yoga to relax the body and calm the mind. The instructor has a yoga teaching certification and more than 20 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga. She provides individual attention to physical limitations presented by each class member and offers alternative movements to prevent any discomfort. Amy Campbell is the instructor.

Rook Club
Rook Club meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1:00 p.m.— 5:00 p.m. at the Newton Recreation Center. Come participate in a challenging hand of rook.

Senior Citizens Dances
The Newton Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the Sweetheart Dance (held in February), Soldiers Reunion Dance (held in August) and Christmas Dance (held in December) for those age 55 and older.  Local bands provide live music. Tickets are $8 at the door with no advance ticket sales. Attendees are asked to bring finger foods. Soft drinks are provided.