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Fun and healthy activity never gets old for seniors

Seniors have plenty of choices when it comes to activities in Rock Hill. Last year, I had the privilege of meeting a number of people who represented Rock Hill in the South Carolina Senior Sports Classic.

This year's local meet, the Rock Hill Area Senior Sports Classic, is Monday through Friday. Visitors are always welcome to watch.

On Monday, golf begins at Pinetuck at 9:30 a.m.; track and field events (my favorites) also take place at 9:30 a.m. at Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill. Events include the discus, shot put and 100-meter dash.

Other competitions, from table tennis to bocce, take place during various times this week at Boyd Hill Recreation Center, 1165 Constitution Blvd.

For a full schedule, visit or call Carolyn Snyder, 803-329-5620.

Registration for the games is over, but everyone is invited to a free health fair for seniors 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Boyd Hill Center gym. Vendors will provide information and services for seniors and give away door prizes.

More for seniors

Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism also sponsors the OWLS Club of “Older, Wiser, Loving Seniors” ages 55 and older, which meets the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Mayflower Restaurant.

Speakers discuss topics ranging from estate planning to vacation planning. Contact Carolyn Snyder for details about the club.

Shepherd's Center of Rock Hill Fall Adventures in Learning for senior citizens meets Mondays through Oct. 20, 9:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church.

Classes include: Back to Basics Bridge, Creative Writing, Untold War Stories, Games for Fun, Islam, Bible Study on Parables, and Travelogue.

The second session, called Creative Stew, offers information on Winthrop Theatre, Haiti Mission, 2009 Medicare Update, Psychology of Opinion Formation & Election Campaigns, Creative Writing Class and a look at the book “Psaltery at White Oaks” by local author Martha Macdonald. The cost for both sessions for the entire run is $25.

The Shepherd's Center's annual luncheon will be noon Oct. 23 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Cost is $30 per person, $240 for a table of eight.

Call 803-328-1343 to register or for more information.