Upcoming Local Senior-Friendly Events in Bryan/College Station, TX

senior-friendly events

Staying active in the community is great for senior health, both physically and mentally. Therefore, we have put together a list of upcoming local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area.

Senior-Friendly Events in Bryan/College Station

Alzheimer/Dementia Caregiver Support Series

  • Location: 3991 E 29th St.
    Bryan, TX 77802
  • Date: July 9, 2018 – September 17, 2018
  • Time: Mondays at 9:30am
  • Admission: FREE

The Brazos Valley Council of Governments will be hosting the Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver Support Series with a variety of topics, including the following:

  • Hand in Hand (Monday, August 6)
  • Understanding & Resolving Grief (Monday, August 13)
  • The Natural State of Doing (Monday, August 20)
  • Keeping the Peace (Monday, August 27)
  • The Behaviors (Monday, September 10)
  • Dementia & Medications (Monday, September 17)

30th Annual National Senior Citizen Day

  • Location: CHI St. Joseph Health MatureWell Lifestyle Center
    3989 North Shore Drive
    Bryan, TX 77807
  • Date: August 21, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required or call 979-731-6129

CHI St. Joseph Health MatureWell Lifestyle Center invites you to join them as they honor and thank our seniors! This event will include complimentary breakfast and lunch, presentations, “Through the Years” exhibit hall and panel session, gifts and prizes.

Grief Support Schedule

Support Group & Classes

  • Location: 502 W. 26th St., Bryan TX
  • Date: July 2018 – December 2018
  • Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Admission: FREE but registration and RSVP is required for some of these classes.

All groups and events on the Grief Support Schedule are free to attend and open to the public. These will include the following:

  • Widowed Spouses Support Group
    1st & 3rd Mondays of each month
    Open to anyone who is grieving the death of a spouse.
    No RSVP Required.
  • Adult Grief Support
    2nd & 4th Mondays of each month
    A twice-monthly support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one.
    No RSVP Required.
  • Beyond Grief Series
    Wednesdays in Brenham, TX
    A 6-week grief class about moving forward. Open to adults grieving the loss of a loved one.
    Call or email to registration for next series.
    RSVP prior to first meeting: 979-821-2266

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Educational Series

  • Location: 3989 North Shore Drive, Bryan TX
  • Date: September 2018 – December 2018 (Every third Thursday)
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required by the Monday prior to each class.

Join us monthly for an educational series on Dementia and Alzheimer’s with speakers from a variety of local vendors. Finger food lunch will be provided to registrants.

Upcoming Recreational Classes and Events for Seniors in Bryan/College Station

Healthy Cooking

  • Date: August 1, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Admission: Registration required.

National Watermelon Day Social

  • Date: August 3, 2018
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required.

Talk with the Experts

  • Date: August 6, 2018
  • Time: Medical Equipment – What I need to know at 9:00am and At Home Therapy Exercises at 10:00am
  • Admission: Registration required.

BINGO!

  • Date: August 9, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Admission: Registration required.

Computer Club

  • Date: August 13, 2018
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Admission: Registration required.

Movie Day

Bring a movie to share and a snack if you wish!

  • Location: The Parc
    3095 Club Dr.
  • Date: August 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required.

Game Day

Bring a game to play and a snack if you wish!

  • Date: August 15, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required.

Coffee with the Doc – Immunization Awareness

  • Date: August 20, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Admission: Registration required.

Women’s Bible Study

  • Date: August 21, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Admission: Registration required.

Coffee Break, Social Hour

  • Date: August 23, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Admission: Registration required.

Lunch with the Expert – featuring Dr. Latha Ravichandran: The Importance of Medicare Annual Wellness Exams

  • Location: Parc at Traditions
  • Date: August 23, 2018
  • Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Admission: RSVP  at 979-204-4530 with Anthony Fava, Cornerstone Homecare Group

The Parc at Traditions resident bus will be available in the College Station Medical Center parking lot to take you to and from the lunch. However, you will need to make a reservation so we can plan accordingly. There are 22 seats on the bus.

Following lunch, for those who would like to stay there will be BINGO. Each BINGO card is $1.00 with the proceeds going to the ALZ Foundation.

National Banana Lovers Day Social

  • Date: August 27, 2018
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Admission: Registration is required.

Medicare 101

  • Date: August 27, 2018
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Admission: Registration is required.

Age Well Brazos Expo!

  • Location: The Brazos Center
  • Date: September 19, 2018
  • Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

This year we are combining all former community events into one Health and Wellness event called Age Well Brazos! which will be at the Brazos Center. This one-day event for community adults will focus on healthy aging topics such as Fall Prevention and Chronic Disease Management (with a Diabetes focus) while also enjoying a light lunch and gaining vital knowledge from healthy aging vendors and experts. We envision attendees visiting multiple booths that can provide the following:

  • Free health screenings for chronic conditions such as blood pressure, height and weight, blood glucose testing STEADI toolkit for Falls, etc.
  • Fall Prevention activities such as a Falls escape room, balancing testing, etc.
  • Information about free or low cost community resources to age well in the Brazos Valley

Additionally, we have two breakout sessions with panels comprised of healthcare, academic and community experts focused on Falls Prevention and Chronic Disease Self-Management. Age Well Brazos! will be well publicized through various community media such as radio, newspaper ads, Senior Wellness communities, community calendars and local store pharmacies.

These are just a few of the many local senior-friendly events in the Bryan/College Station area for the upcoming months. Our team here at HomeSpark is committed to providing the best care for your loved ones as they age. We can provide a variety of services, including companionship and transportation to get your senior loved ones safely to and from these events, while also enjoying the experience. Contact us with the link below for more information!

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