When you choose Allen Eiry Center, you’re choosing to live your life to the fullest! Our immaculate Senior Center was designed to be a focal point for the well-being of our community. Our mission is to create and promote community involvement for adults who are 50 years of age and older with programs/activities, travel opportunities, and friendships which are socially, physically, culturally, and intellectually stimulating. Enjoy access to all of the programs and events we offer in a welcoming atmosphere.
Classes at the Allen Eiry Center
Stained Glass Beginner Class
Stained Glass Class
Fused Glass Class
New Life Opportunities
Nourish Your Soul
Try New Things
The art of stained glass is taught by seasoned instructors at AEC. We announce the start of each new stained glass class for beginners in our monthly newsletter, as this class is not offered on a regular basis. This class will provide you detailed instructions on creating a beautiful stained glass piece. After completion of the Stained Glass Class, we welcome you to attend the Tuesday afternoon Stained Glass Class where more advanced artists will be on hand to give you suggestions and help when needed. There is a special fee for this class which will be announced in our monthly newsletter.
Instructor Ron Pepper (pictured above) is here Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 1:30PM to help anyone who has a little experience working with stained glass. This is not a structured class (please see Stained Glass Beginner Class if you are truly a beginner). If you feel that you can work on your own but may have a few questions, you are welcome to come in and work on your project while enjoying the company of others working on their own project.
Days & Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1:00-3:30PM
Cost: $1.00/Per day
The Fused Glass Class offers special projects to be created with an instructor leading the class. We have done projects such as Christmas ornaments, stepping stones, jewelry, etc. Fused glass projects do need to be baked in the kiln. Therefore, you will need to pick up your fired project at a later date (which will be announced by the instructor during your class). There is a special fee for Fused Glass Class which will be announced in our monthly newsletter.
Monday AM Crafts
Join us any Monday morning at 9:00AM. Everyone is invited to join in making crafts that we work on all year and sell at our Craft Show in September and the Christmas Sale at the Tiffin Catholic Schools in December. We love new ideas and hope that you will join us!
An Opportunity To Learn
The Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month we offer you the opportunity to learn how to make a certain piece of jewelry. We supply all the equipment along with a wonderful instructor that will teach you step by step how to create a beautiful piece of jewelry. Each month we will teach the same class on both Wednesdays. Pre-registration is needed.
Days & Times: Wednesdays @ 10:00AM (Second & Fourth Wednesday of the month)
Cost: $2.00/Per Class
Jewelry Re-Imagined Class
Re-design Your Own!
Bring in you jewelry that needs re-working, re-designed or just resized. Sometimes there is a favorite piece that needs to be modernized or just restored. Maybe a clasp has broke or a necklace could become a bracelet or another piece could make new earrings. The possibilities are endless to bring new life to an old piece. Bring your own pieces to work on. All the tools and findings, along with additional beads will be available for you to use. Pre-registration is needed.
Day & Time: Wednesday @ 10:00AM (First Wednesday of the month)
Fun and Beneficial
Drum yourself fit! This workout is a full-body exercise that combines light resistance, cardio and drumming. It is a high-energy workout that combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility with all of the fun of drumming and zero intimidation factor. A workout truly designed for EVERYONE!
Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 8:00AM, Thursdays @ 6:00PM
Cost: $1.00/Per Class
This class is a high energy class set with upbeat music. Focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. Zumba Gold is taught at AEC by certified instructor, Barb Smith.
Day & Time: Tuesdays @ 9:00AM
Cost: $3.00/Per Class
This one hour class helps to increase flexibility, enhance concentration and improve balance along with reducing stress. Members can learn about this gentle exercise, derived from Chinese martial arts, each morning.
Day & Time: Fridays @ 9:00AM
Cost: $1.00/Per Class
Chuck Burmeister, Yoga instructor, does an awesome job instructing Yoga on Thursday mornings at 9 AM. This class is specifically instructed to those 50 years of age and older.
Living and Thriving
All members are invited to join us at K of C's each Wednesday @ 12:30PM to bowl two games with a fun group of people! If you are interested please stop by the bowling alley any Wednesday, September-March before 12:30PM or call AEC at 419-448-9774. There is a minimal cost per week.
During specific summer months, we meet at the Seneca County Fairgrounds and play croquet once a week (weather permitting). This is for enjoyment and exercise. We have a good time and get just a little competitive.
In our lobby we have 2 new pool tables along with pool sticks for your use. You are welcome to play pool during the hours that our facility is open (unless otherwise stated). Tuesdays and Thursdays are popular use times on the tables. So, feel free to join the group and use the tables any day of the week.
Each person pays $1.50 to enter the daily tournament. 1st, 2nd & 3rd places pay out. This is a more competitive game day. Experience & knowledge of Euchre is suggested.
Day & Time: Mondays @ 12:30 prompt
Stop in and have fun participating in our pinochle tournament. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a monetary gift.
Day & Time:
Wednesdays @ 6:00PM and
Thursdays @ 1:00PM
Cost: Wednesdays $2.00
We invite you to join us for an afternoon of Bridge. The regular Bridge will be held at the same time as the "Learn Bridge". Once you learn to play Bridge, you will be able to join the regular game.
Day & Time: Wednesdays @ 12:30PM (except for the fourth Wed. of each month)
This playing time is for those who want to learn to play euchre or have little experience with this card game. There will be people on hand to help you if needed. This will be a relaxed time for all who join the fun euchre afternoons.
Day & Time: Tuesdays @ 2:00PM
Want to learn the game of "Bridge"? Stop by and we will teach you in a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure.
Day & Time: Wednesdays @ 12:30PM
(except the fourth Wed. of each month)
This is a card game of the rummy family. It is most commonly played by four in 2 partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Come Join Us!
Day & Time: Mondays @ 11:00AM
Pegs & Jokers
A North American "race" game for 4, 6, 8 players using playing-cards to move pegs around the board. You are always welcome to stop in and learn the game.
Day & Time: Fridays @ 12:30PM
This game is FUN! Collect your thoughts! Two to eight players are possible. Socki can be learned in 30 minutes. We Welcome you to join us at any time.
Day & Time: Tuesdays @ 1:00PM
Memory game similar to Western card game rummy. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a degree of chance. We welcome you to stop in and join the game. We are always willing to help you learn the game.
Day & Time: Mondays @ 11:00AM