CURRENT ACTIVITIES

BADMINTON GROUP

The aim of badminton is to hit the shuttle with your racket so that it passes over the net and lands inside your opponent’s half of the court.  Whenever you do this, you have won a rally; win enough rallies, and you win the match.  The Badminton Group plays in the gym. 

BASIC YOGA

Yoga derived from the Sanskrit word “yuji” meaning yoke or union.  Yoga is an ancient practice that brings together mind and body.  It incorporates breathing exercises, mediation and poses designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress.

BOOK CLUB

This group meets in the Café to discuss their current book choice.  New members and title suggestions are welcome.

BRIDGE GROUP

Bridge is a partnership game requiring four players.  Each player sits opposite his partner at a card table.  Bridge is played with a standard deck of 52 playing cards.  The Bridge Group plays in the Cafe.

BUNCO GROUP

Players attempt to roll specific numbers on the dice depending on the round.  The Bunco Group meets in the Café. 

CHAIR YOGA

Chair yoga is a specific form of yoga as therapy developed by Lakshmi Voelker in 1982, practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.  The poses are often adaptions of asanas in modern yoga as exercise.

CRIBBAGE GROUP

Cribbage is a card game for two players that can be played by three or four, in which the object is to form various combinations that count for points: the score is traditionally kept by moving pegs on a small board.  The Cribbage Group plays in the Cafe. 

HAND & FOOT GROUP

Hand & Foot is a popular variation from the rummy type game of Canasta.  It can be described as a simpler, easier version of Canasta for beginners.  Hand & Foot uses about 5 or 6 decks of standard playing cards and is played with 2-6 players.  The objective of Hand and Foot is to be the first to get rid of all of your cards and for your team to have the most points. 

KNIT ONE, CROCHET TWO GROUP

The Knit One, Crochet Two Group meets in the meeting room to work on their individual projects and provide assistance and encouragement for each other.

ORIGAMI GROUP

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture.  It is a great chance to learn origami from Emiko.  The Origami Group gets together in the Meeting Room.

PICKLEBALL GROUP

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badmintontennis, and table tennis.  Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net.  The Pickleball Group plays at Damon Park if the weather is nice.  If it is raining, they play in the gym at Bayshore Clubhouse. 

Pinochle

PINOCHLE GROUP

Pinochle  is a card game played with a unique deck of only 48 cards, which contains two of each suit of the Nines, Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings, and Aces, there are no 2 through 8 rank cards.  There are two Pinochle Groups, one plays in the Café.  The second group plays in the Meeting Room. 

SHUFFLEBOARD

Shuffleboard is a game in which players use cues to push weighted discs, sending them gliding down a narrow court, with the purpose of having them come to rest within a marked scoring area.

SLOW JAM GROUP

This is an informal group of musicians who meet to jam and sing.  The Slow Jam Group gathers in the Meeting Room. 

TABLE TENNIS

Also known as ping-pong and whiff-whaff, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball, also known as the ping-pong ball, back and forth across a table using small rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, the rules are generally as follows: players must allow a ball played toward them to bounce one time on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side at least once. A point is scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent’s options, giving the hitter a great advantage.

TAI CHI GROUP

This is an Eastern traditional exercise that consists of breathing, meditation and relaxation training.  The Tai Chi Group meets in the gym. 

VIDEO AEROBICS GROUP

This is a low impact aerobic exercise done to popular video tapes designed with seniors in minds.  The Senior Video Aerobics Group gathers in the Meeting Room. 

WATER EXERCISE GROUP

Water aerobics is a form of aerobic exercise that takes place in the water and is usually composed of a variety of exercises.  Although almost anyone can participate in water aerobics, the sport is ideal for people with back pain, elderly people or people with delicate bone structures and those who would like to lose weight without putting too much strain on their bodies.

YOGA GROUP

This is a gentle yoga class using a DVD player.  The Yoga Group uses the Meeting Room.