Senior exercise options
The Walton Lifetime Health Complex on the campus of John Brown University is a participating facility for both SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit programs. These programs are designed for senior Medicare/Medicaid eligible members and offer a unique blend of physical activity for all. Classes are offered five days a week and are taught by certified instructors. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. There also is a class that meets in the indoor pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday called “Splash.” If eligible, a SilverSneakers or Silver&Fit membership could be covered by insurance at no charge or for a maximum of $25 a year. Find out if you are eligible by going to www.silversneakers.com or www. silverandfit.com. For questions or more information, call 479-524-7303 or email email@example.com.
Radio Control Modelers
The Siloam Springs Radio Control Modelers is a group of local radio control aircraft flyers who fly all types of aircraft models, including fixed wing, helicopters, gliders, multicopters and drones at Allen Field on Waukesha Road in Siloam Springs.
The club flies each weekend and Wednesday afternoons, weather permitting. Club meetings are held at the Siloam Springs City Airport in the pilot’s lounge on the first Tuesday of even numbered months. Anyone interested in watching the club members fly or learning about this fun and interesting hobby is welcome.
For more information visit www.siloamspringsmodelers.org or call 479549-5362.
Senior Activity & Wellness Center
The Siloam Springs Senior Activity and Wellness Center, located at 750 Heritage Court, serves lunch daily to seniors 60 and older for a $3 donation. The center has an old-time gospel sing every Tuesday starting at 10:30 a.m. There is a watercolor class every Wednesday. Socialization, Wii bowling & dominoes go on daily.
The center offers transportation to seniors inside the city limits. To visit online, go to eohc.org and click the center’s link or visit the center in person to get its activities calendar/ menu. For more information, call 479-524-5735.
Manna Center Thrift Store
The Manna Center Thrift Store, located behind the Senior Activity Center in Siloam Springs, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Because new merchandise is put out daily, after an item has been in the store for a month it is half price. Also each week the store will have an item that is $1. Check the store weekly for details and like them on Facebook. For more information, contact store manager Judy Martin at 479-524-4877 or call the center at 524-9825.
The Siloam Springs Senior Activity Center goes to Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville every month. Anyone age 60 or over is welcome to ride along for a $5 donation. For information, call 479-524-5735.
Community Clothing Closet is open during the week from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Gently used children’s toys and clothing are needed. Blankets are also needed. For information, call 479-276-2003.
Total Life Community Center is a thrift store complete with clothes, library and a gift shop. The store is located south of Gentry on Arkansas Highway 59.
Call 479-736-8231 for information.