Variety is said to be the spice of life, and any senior participating in Stark Parks' "Sensational Seniors" programs in January and February is sure to get a lot of variety!
Program dates and times vary to accommodate both working and retired participants. To appeal to a variety of interests, programs run the gamut from crafts to history and wildlife.
All programs take place in the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, home not only to Stark Parks' Education Department, but also to the Perry Sippo Branch Library, FeLeap's Lily Pad Gift Shop and the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center. To sign up for any or all of these free park programs, call 330.409.8096 or register online at www.StarkParks.com.
On Monday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., Sensational Seniors will get together with other adults for coffee and a guided tour of the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center inside the Exploration Gateway. After the tour, guests will learn about the Sanders Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and meet live program animals.
Early February's Sensational Seniors programs will include a candle dipping workshop on Tuesday, Feb 5, at 6 p.m.
An animal tracking program will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. It will include a short, optional walk along the Sippo Lake Trail to seek out tracks. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera for identification purposes.
Sensational Seniors participants will have the opportunity to learn and have fun, while meeting people that share their interests. The free one-hour programs are low-cost entertainment that encourage seniors to be active and avoid letting winter's cold weather discourage being sociable.