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Black Tap Burgers, BBD Win Big at the 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash

Black Tap Burgers, BBD Win Big at the 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash


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The Burger Bash is one of the most anticipated events of the New York City Wine & Food Festival, and this year’s showing was certainly one to remember. Hundreds of hungry diners paid a whopping $225 to roam the rooftop of New York’s Pier 92 for three hours while sampling more than two dozen burgers from top New York restaurants and drinking copious amounts of wine and Blue Moon. It was a glutton’s paradise, and even though the lines were occasionally unbearably long, it was just about impossible to go home unsatisfied.

Nearly 30 different burgers were handed out; some quartered, some halved, and some served whole (Shake Shack, which went above and beyond by creating a pork cracklin’ and cheese topped burger for the occasion, famously always serves whole burgers). For the first time, participants were also allowed to serve macaroni and cheese; S’Mac, Schiller’s Liquor Bar, by CHLOE, Catch, and Brennan Hospitality Group all served their own takes on the legendary side.

“It’s absolutely huge, and it’s known all over the country,” Brennan Hospitality Group’s Terrance Brennan, who served a mac and cheese carbonara with cauliflower and guanciale, told me when asked why he decided to participate in the Bash for the first time in several years. “It’s for a good cause, and there’s so much going on for foodies. People love the celebrity chef stuff, too.”

While many of the huge celebrity chefs who had been familiar presences at previous Burger Bashes, like Bobby Flay and Michael Symon, didn’t participate this year (and perennial winner Josh Capon joined Coolio, New York Jet Nick Mangold, and Robert Irvine at the Judges’ table this year instead of competing), some of the city’s most well-known chefs were on hand, including Saxon+Parole’s Brad Farmerie, Porter House’s Michael Lomonaco, Jacques Torres Chocolate’s Jacques Torres, and Altamarea Group’s Michael White were on hand.

Standout burgers included The Ainsworth’s Mac n’ Cheese Burger (topped with cheese sauce, a fried mac and cheese patty, and bacon jam), Shake Shack’s afore-mentioned Crackle Shack, Smith & Wollensky’s Dry-Aged Cheeseburger (with bone marrow and mushroom marmalade), Porter House’s Double Stack Twin Burger (double patties, secret sauce, American cheese, red onion jam, jalapeno pickles), Costata’s White Label Patty Melt (dry aged beef, bacon marmalade, white American cheese, and McClure’s pickles), and Emily’s EMMY Burger (dry-aged beef, special sauce, sautéed onion, Grafton Cheddar, and cornichons on a pretzel bun). One notable trend was double-patty burgers, which were more prevalent tonight than in recent years.

Two relative dark horses ended up taking home the evening’s awards: BBD’s, which is located in Rocky Point, Long Island (one of the few participants from outside the city), won the Judges’ Choice Award for their steamed cheeseburger topped with diced onions and pickles on a soft white bun, and the prestigious People’s Choice Award went to Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, who served a loosely-packed burger topped with blue cheese, buttermilk sauce, and arugula on a potato bun.

Even though the Burger Bash may be over, the festival is still just getting started, with plenty more events to come. For all our New York Wine & Food Festival coverage, click here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


LSC Happenings

Come out and join the fun. Participants must preregister for all activities. The link will be updated monthly. The calendar can be seen below. For more details on special activities or events, click on the appropriate month&rsquos Special Events links. For assistance, contact Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195 or [email protected]

Participants can preregister here for June activities

Participants can preregister here for May activities.

NOTE: CURRENT ACTIVITIES AT LSC ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST PREREIGSTER ONLINE. WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS AT ALL TIMES. TEMPERATURE CHECKS ON DONE ON ARRIVAL. MOST ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD NEXT AT IH CLUBHOUSE TO ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. FACILITIES ARE BEING CLEANED BY STAFF IN BETWEEN EACH ACTIVITY.

Upcoming events at the Lakeland Senior Center, which are open to all local-area seniors 55+, are announced via a monthly calendar (contact the Senior Center for info). Almost all events are held at the Lakeland Senior Center, located at 4527 Canada Road, OR next door at the I.H. Clubhouse, unless otherwise noted.

Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around. See a virtual tour! (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. refer to calendar for other open times).

If you are interested in performing or presenting a seminar at the Lakeland Senior Center, or have general questions, please call 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.

Upcoming activities sent by email and posted on Facebook.

See some of latest photos on Facebook!

All was good at the Seniors Potluck Luncheon

Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager

More than 40 attendees gathered for the Seniors 55+ Potluck Luncheon, Wednesday, April 10, hosted at IH Clubhouse, featuring a feast of homemade dishes, and a dessert table that would make anyone crave sweets.

Entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through the Lakeland Senior Center&rsquos membership with the organization. Paulman and Weir, (Jimmy Paulman and Billy Weir are the last two members of Conway Twitty&rsquos original band.) seemed right at home on guitar and vocals. The duo had folks singing along and tapping their feet as they listened to familiar country tunes.

Good food, good entertainment, and good friends. What more could you ask for?

Seniors 55+ Dinner & Sock Hop

Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment. Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening&rsquos theme.

Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.

Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s.

It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland!

Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.

The gift is greatly appreciated , said Mrs. Odom. The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts.

Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen.

The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents $9 for guests.

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.

2018 Christmas Dinner

Guests also had fun checking out Santa&rsquos Workshop setup for a recent visit Santa made to Lakeland&rsquos North Pole for the community-wide Christmas Festival. Lots of smiles and laughter was shared, as cell phone flashes captured delightful moments with friends and family bringing holiday cheer.

Thanks to Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for sponsoring the event and for their continued support and, for student volunteers with Saint Francis of Assisi for pampering our guests throughout the evening.

Pop-Up Library

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 12:30 p.m. Pop-Up Library with discussion by guest speaker, Chip Holiday, manager of the Bartlett Public Library.

Music with the Beverly Brothers!

The Beverly Brothers performed at I.H. Clubhouse (next door to the Lakeland Senior Center) during this month&rsquos Pot Luck Luncheon on Friday, October 12, at 11:30 a.m. Chicken was provided. Guests were asked to bring a dish or dessert.

The Beverly Brothers performed harmony-based songs ranging from classic country to classic rock and roll favorites. This guitar duo always delivers a spirited, high energy show that invites and incites audience participation. The live entertainment was provided by Creative Aging through our membership with the organization.

Jewelry Making (for beginners)

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 10 a.m. Supplies needed. (Limit is 8 per class). RSVP by calling 901-746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 10 a.m. "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis." Mr. Ogle is the Shelby County Historian and tells the history of the Mid-south like no other!

Seniors 55+ Happy Fall Y&rsquoall Dinner

Friday, Sept. 14th, 2018 at 6 p.m.
I.H. Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road

The dinner menu featured pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, bread, and fresh peach cobbler for dessert (catered by Pink Flamingo).

Side Street Steppers (presented by Creative Aging) entertained with vintage music from the 20s and 30s (blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes and more, along with some fancy footwork).

Lefler Financial sponsored the event.

Acrylic Pouring Art Class

Aug. 31 to 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come learn techniques to acrylic pouring. Limited to 8 per class. Supplies needed, call for details and RSVP .

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Aug. 29 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about the history of Bartlett. Seating is limited. Please register with Mrs. Odom.

Jewelry Making for Beginners

Aug. 28 to 10 a.m. You will purchase your own supplies for this class. Supplies needed for class will be provided when you register. Limit is 8 per class. RSVP .

Elvis Week: Pizza Party and Music

Ice Cream Social

Aug. 9 &ndash 11:30 a.m. &ndash Rec Room of IH Clubhouse. Come enjoy a cold treat, billiards and music on the jukebox. RSVP .

Seniors 55+ Stars & Stripes Dinner

The Sturges Daily Band, will take us on a journey through the 50&rsquos to 80&rsquos with vintage rock and roll, country, etc. This spectacular band is provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South.

Best Patriotic Dressed will win a prize. Advance Tickets Only. Cost is $10.Tickets are available at Lakeland Senior Center. Deadline for tickets is June 25.

Note: If you have a loved one who served or is serving in the military and would like to share a photo of him/her in uniform, please scan the photo and send an email to Kim Odom to be included in a PowerPoint presentation honoring our heroes. Please include, full name, the branch served, rank, and years served, and any additional information you&rsquod like to share.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, June 27, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Tall Buildings of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Crafts with Nancy

Friday, June 8, 12:30 p.m. Participants will be painting glass. (Bring your own glass piece &ndash a cooking dish, wine glass, etc.) Art materials supplied. Limited to 8. Call to register. (901) 746-8195.

Music with Double D Band & Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. The Double D Band consists of a wide variety of songs and genres, but especially music from the 50s. Entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Mid-South. It&rsquos a Potluck Lunch. Zaxby&rsquos chicken fingers will be provided. Bring a dish. Thanks to Zaxby&rsquos in Lakeland for donating the chicken fingers!

New! Knitting/Crochet Group

1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Calling all knitters. Join a friendly group of crafters in a relaxed sitting. Beginners are welcome. Limited materials available.

Creative Coloring Returns

4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. Coloring for adults has returned upon request. Bring a friend and color with us. Materials supplied.

Ice Cream Social

Firearm Safety & History

Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. Seminar by Warren Horton, former Capt. of Shelby County Sherriff&rsquos Department, 10 a.m. Talk on firearm safety, the history of handguns in TN and present-day handgun permits.

Genealogy Research

Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m., TN Genealogy Society, 10 a.m. Come learn about the TGS , and hear how to research your family tree. RSVP (901) 746-8195.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. Bring a friend and come hear about "Historic Homes of the Midsouth." Seating is limited. Please register by calling Kim Odom at (901) 746-8195.

Jewelry Making with Karen

Tuesday, April 17, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Staying Safe in the Home

Friday, April 20, 11:30 a.m., presented Kelly Inman with Next Day Access. Ms. Inman also sponsored Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and was the caller of the day.

Art with Lois

Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Acrylic Pouring, 10 a.m. to Noon.

Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky

Artwork went from stitches to stone during, "Diamond Stitch Painting with Vicky," at Lakeland Senior Center, on Tuesday, April 10. Class participants worked with diamond-shaped tiles in a variety of sparkling colors.

Diamond Stitch Painting is an art form, where it breaks images down into patterns that are similar to cross stitch patterns. Small, coded glossy tiles are applied to a patterned canvas, featuring a matching code process. The process is based on the same concept as paint-by-number art, glossy tiles are used. In the end, the pattern comes to life with lots of shine and sparkle.

It&rsquos so easy, and is truly therapeutic to do , said Vicky Dubois, who instructed the class. Once you get started, it&rsquos hard to stop. You can&rsquot wait to see the finished product. I&rsquove done quite a few pieces since I discovered it.

Music with Mike Dougherty!

Vocalist Mike Dougherty engaged an audience, of approximately 40, as he sang his way down memory lane with popular classic hits, of mostly 60s tunes, at the Lakeland Senior Center Luncheon held Friday, April 6, 2018, at IH Clubhouse.

The Potluck Luncheon was the first event featuring entertainment provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth. Guests enjoyed a huge spread with dishes to fit a Mexican-themed luncheon.

The ladies were smitten with Dougherty, as he made his rounds from table to table serenading some with Elvis hits, causing a few blushing cheeks. There wasn&rsquot a dry eye in the room from the reaction of one guest, when Dougherty got down on one knee and sang "You&rsquore So Young and Beautiful."

Guests couldn&rsquot resist hitting the dance floor to a selection of late 50s and 60s hits, including The Twist by Chubby Checkers. Dougherty slowed it down a bit, so couples could share a slow dance.

Other songs on Dougherty&rsquos playlist were "Return to Sender," by Elvis Presley, and Paul Anka&rsquos "Puppy Love."

Dougherty said he likes guests to feel good when they leave from one of his performances. He joked with the men, and had the ladies giddy.

It was a quality performance , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. He had everyone engaged with humor, charisma, as he took us down memory lane. I&rsquom looking forward to more featured entertainers provided by Creative Aging of the Midsouth.

Free Balance and Fall Prevention Workshop

On Tuesday, April 3, Arlington Physical Therapy taught about ways to keep yourself safe from falls.

Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group

On Tuesday, March 27, an Alzheimer&rsquos Caregiver Support Group was held the Senior Center. The purpose was to meet with other caregivers or loved one of someone diagnosed with Alzheimer&rsquos Disease. Refreshments were served.

Crafts with Karen

Crafters put scraps to good use at the Lakeland Senior Center, Thursday, March 22, while learning a technique called Iris Folding. They created art by arranging and layering strips of paper in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens &ndash thus how the craft got its name.

The class was instructed by Lakeland resident Karen Parsley. The former program supervisor at various libraries throughout the Mid-south, volunteered her time and supplies to teach crafters the magic of Iris Folding. When participants finished their embellished Easter designs &ndash some chose to make them into a holiday card, while others decided to have their work framed. Iris Folding is a craft originated from Holland , explained Parsley. You can literally use any type of paper you can get your hands on, and you get a nice surprise at the end .

AARP 2-Day Driver Safety Class

George Coleman led another successful driver safety course at the Lakeland Senior Center (on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14). The cost was $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For future class info, call George Coleman at (901) 384-3581.

Going Green Luncheon

Bartlett Choral and Drama Club brought some New York City scenery to the annual Seniors 55+ Going Green Dinner, Friday, March 9, during their Broadway presentation.

Approximately 90 attendees enjoyed a catered menu of roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh garden salad, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Trustmark Bank sponsor, Christy Fitzwater, made an appearance. Also attending were sponsors, Jimmy and Amy Wilkins, with Pop-A-Lock, who donated the big prizes of the evening.

Student volunteers were on hand to fill drink glasses and clear plates throughout the evening.

It was a great evening celebration of St. Patty&rsquos Day and the arrival of spring , said Kim Odom, Lakeland Senior Center manager. The entertainment by the Bartlett Choral and Drama Club, was icing on the cake. Every time they are here, it&rsquos a real treat.

Historic Talk by Jimmy Ogle

On March 7 and March 28, Jimmy Ogle presented his seminar "Historic Memphis to Modern Memphis". Mr. Ogle is a lifetime Memphian, historic buff, and Duckmaster at the Peabody Hotel in 2016 to 2017. He had plenty of stories to share. It was such an honor!

Valentine&rsquos Luncheon 2018

The rain couldn&rsquot keep cupid away from the Lakeland Senior Center for today&rsquos annual Valentine&rsquos Day Luncheon to celebrate love and friendship. Guests, combined of couples and friends, were showered with a catered feast from Tellini&rsquos and entertainment provided by vocalist and keyboardist, Charles Norman.

This holiday goes hand and hand with my motto regarding Lakeland Senior Center. I feel like the senior center plays cupid all year by bonding friendships and couples , said Kim Odom, senior center manager. Senior centers are a gathering place for friends, and it&rsquos easy to make friends here.


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