Activities

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

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Stained Glass Class

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Fused Glass Class

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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:

Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's,  9:30 - 12:30

Wednesday's & Friday's 12:30 - 3:30

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. 

Craft Programs

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Monday AM Crafts

Get Creative

Join us any Monday morning at 9:30AM - 12:00PM. 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! Call to reserve a seat.

Cost: FREE

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Jewelry Class

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:   Not available at this time.  

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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: Not available at this time. 

String Art

Instructor Linda Plotner

  

String design is a beautiful form of art.  Whether you are just

beginning or more advanced makes no difference.  No experience is

necessary.    Check out our newsletter to see when the next class

 

will be.  Class is limited to 10 participants.  Register early.

Cost:  Not available at this time. 

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Quilting

Instructor Sara Welly

Friday mornings at 10:30AM - 12:30PM.  

Registration is required.

Cost: $1.00 per class

Needle Art

Each person brings their own project to work on.  This could be

 

knitting, crocheting, plastic canvas, quilting, latch hook, etc.  You

 

work on your own project while socializing with the other

 

people working on their project.  If you happen to need

 

assistance with directions, etc. someone in the group will most

 

likely be able to assist.  This is a weekly time to relax, enjoy

 

friends and work on your project.  There is no cost.  Stop in and

 

join us!     Registration is required.

 

DAYS & TIMES: Wednesdays @ 1:00PM - 3:30PM

Special Monthly Events

Bingo

BINGO IS BACK!  

Call to learn the date each month and to  reserve your spot.

Must be a 2021 Allen Eiry Center member.

Use the Market Street Door.   Check our our newsletter to see when the next Bingo is scheduled.  

Birthday & Anniversary Celebration

Our celebration includes Bingo along with other games and prizes

to win!  Cake and ice cream will be served to all while everyone enjoys the company of others.  Check out our newsletter to see when the next celebration will be.

We hope you will join us!

Fitness

Cardio Drumming

This class can be done by standing or sitting and by people of different physical abilities.  It's fun, keeps you active and lots of benefits will be gained!  This class is lead by Brandi Gruss, Life Couch.  You must be a current member of AEC to participate.  Bring your own exercise ball and wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  We look forward to having you join the class!  Use Market Street Door.

Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays  @ 8:00AM

Cost: $1.00/Per Class

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Zumba Gold

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:  currently not available

Not available at this time.

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Tai Chi

Doctors are recommending Tai Chi for balance, stress relief, fatigue and more because, while other exercises drain you, Tai Chi actually gives you energy, leaving you feeling refreshed when you finish!  The slow, dance-like speed of Tai Chi creates balance, flexibility and calmness.  With an emphasis on deep breathing and using mental imagery, Tai Chi integrates your mind with your body, and is very effective at relieving stress.

Day & Time: Fridays @ 9:00AM

Use the Market Street Entrance

Door opens at 8:50AM

Cost: $1.00/Per Class

10 Minute Meditation is provided at the end of class.

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PARKINSON'S "Delay the Disease"

The #1 Parkinson's Exercise Program "Delay the Disease" is a community based fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson's disease by optimizing their physical function.  The fitness class is specially designed to help those with Parkinson's gain a better quality of life through strengthen,  balance, gait and cognitive training.  This fitness class will focus on BIG movements along with coordination, postural instability and agility with high amounts of intensity and effort in order to improve functional mobility and delay the progression of Parkinson's.  You can join the class on any given day.  For more details please contact PT Services at Tiffin Mercy Hospital 49-455-08600.

DAYS & TIMES: 

Mondays, Wednesdays 11:45AM-12:45PM

Use Market Street Door.

YOGA

Chair Yoga
Monday @ 9:00AM with Suzanne
Tuesday @ 5:30PM with Chuck


Floor Yoga
Monday @ 4:30PM with Suzanne
Tuesday @ 5:30PM with Chuck
Wednesday @ 8:00AM with Suzanne


Use Market Street Door

**Your donation allows the center to offer these wonderful programs**

 

WOOD CARVING

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Want to learn a new art?  There are absolutely beautiful carvings that come out of this class.  Thursday mornings there is an instructor that can start you out from step one.  Stop by and talk to the instructor any Thursday morning between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

NOTE:  Wood carving takes a break through the summer months, watch our calendar for classes to resume. 

DAYS & TIMES:   Thursdays @ 9:00AM

Use parking lot off Hopewell Ave.

Registration is required.

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Living and Thriving

Croquet League

(Seasonal)

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. 

Pool Tables

In our lobby we have 2 new pool tables along with pool sticks for your use. 

Call the center 419-448-9774

Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM to

Reserve your spot.

Fun Games

Occupancy is limited.   Please call 419-448-9774 to reserve your spot.

Euchre

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.

 

Call to reserve your spot. 

Use Market Street Door

Day & Time:  Monday's 1:00 PM

Pinochle

Stop in and have fun participating in our pinochle tournament.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a monetary gift.  

Call to reserve your spot. 

Use Market Street Door

Day & Time: Thursday's 1:00 PM

Bridge

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.

Call to reserve your spot.

Use Market Street Door

Day & Time:  Wednesday's 1:15 PM

Fun Euchre

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. 

Call to reserve your spot.

Use Market Street Door.  

Day & Time:  Tuesdays @ 1:00PM

Learn Bridge

Want to learn the game of "Bridge"?  Stop by and we will teach you in a relaxed atmosphere with no pressure.  

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Canasta

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!

Call to reserve your spot.

Day & Time:   Monday's 1:00PM

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. 

Call to Reserve your spot.

Use Market Street Door

Day & Time:  Friday's 1:00 PM

Socki

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. 

Call to reserve your spot.

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Mahjong

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.  

Call to reserve your spot.

Use Market Street Door

Day & Time:  Friday's 1:00 PM