Social & Recreational

List of Classes

Social & Recreational Classes

Below is a listing of our “regular” social and recreational programs.  We also offer a number of rotating and limited-time programs, so be sure to check out our weekly TRAAC Notes updates and program calendar for new programs and changes.

American Sign Language

Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will learn basic words, phrases, and common conversational signs using the proper combination of hand movements, facial expressions, and body posture. This is a beginner’s class that is open to all. 

Instructors: Elaine and Ed Woltemate 

Mondays at 10a—New series begins 4/8/2024 

“As Time Goes By” Singers and Choir

We have two singing groups to choose from—or, try both—Small Group Singers and TRAAC “As Time Goes By” Choir, both meet each Thursday for a day full of music and song.  

Small Group Instructor: Jay Kapila; Meets Thurs at 10a 

“As Time Goes By” Choir Instructor: Arleen Major; Meets Thurs at 1p 

Beanbag Baseball with Walnut Woods

A partnership with Walnut Woods that includes a fun, competitive game of beanbag baseball. It’s similar to cornhole. Each month, one team takes the trophy!! Fun and often some fun prizes or treats included thanks to Walnut Woods. 

3rd Friday at 1p  

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

A partnership between the TRAAC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Rupert Elementary School pairs students with trained and screened mentors from the TRAAC community. Contact Hannah Davis (hannah@tricountyaac.org) for more details.  

Bingo

Weekly Bingo is back! Cost is $3 for 3 cards.  

Leaders: Monica Wagg, Mary Pat Dickinson, and Pat Depiera; volunteers–Madison and Heather from YWCA Foster Grandparents Program 

Every Thursday at 1:00p 

Birthday Celebration Luncheon

Join us on the 3rd Wednesday each month to celebrate the monthly birthdays of our TRAAC community members. We celebrate with a special birthday cake and entertainment—and often a fun theme! Pre-registration necessary.  

Suggested Donation: $5 (covers cost of cake and entertainment) 

Book Club

Enjoy reading and discussing the monthly literary selections with other avid readers.

Leader:  Monica Wagg

Typically, the last Friday of the month.  Contact us for the book of the month or check the weekly TRAAC notes.

Canasta

Join fellow canasta fans for a Friday afternoon of canasta fun. Beginners welcome. 

Fridays at 1:00p 

Card Making with Kathy

Greeting cards are a great way to bring a smile to a friend or offer encouragement to someone who is struggling—join us to create your own personalized cards for family and friends.  All supplies are provided. 

Leader:  Kathy Stevick 

1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00a , Cost: $.25 per card 

Chair Massage with Mihae

Mihae Blank is here two Wednesdays (typically the 2nd and 4th Wed.) of the month to practice Chair Massage.  Each 15-minute appointment will include a brief personal health discussion and massage.  Appointments for a Chair Massage may be made at the front desk.  Payment is –$15 for 15 minutes and guests should arrive at least 5 mins before their scheduled appointment. For more information and to book your appointment call (610)323-5009. 

Chess Club

Often called the “Game of Kings,” chess is a game of skill for 2 players. Improve your game or learn to play–all are welcome!  

Leader: Tyrone Robinson 

Mondays at 1p 

Cooking with Chef Brenda

Join us for monthly cooking workshops covering a variety of tasty cuisine favorites, new recipes and tricks of the culinary trade! Bring your own equipment and TRAAC supplies the ingredients for a small take-home food item that you create!  

Leader: Chef Brenda Kieffer 

Time: Select Tuesday each month; check the TRAAC Notes and pre-register to reserve your spot! Next dates are 4/9 & 5/7! 

Current Events

Join us for a lively discussion on happenings around our town, county, state, nation & the world.  Everyone is welcome and all opinions are appreciated.  Donations also appreciated.

1st and 3rd Tuesday each month at 1:00

Dominos

Self-Led, Donations appreciated 

Tues. & Thurs. at 1:00pm 

Family Feud

This fun, friendly game show-based activity is here at the TRAAC! Teams of 5 people needed monthly—form your team now or come watch the fun.  

Leader: Dave Herner 

1st Mondays at 1pm 

Fraud and Scam Prevention with Lt Morrisey, Pottstown Police Department

Learn about current scams and how to prevent and protect yourself from fraud and scams.  

Instructor: Lt Steven Morrisey 

Dates: Meets at 10a on 6/20, 9/19 & 12/19 

Genealogy Club

Learn the art of tracing your “family tree” using documents, websites, and other resources. Check Facebook for announcements and topics.  

Leader:  Kristine Parkes 

Time:  2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00p; Online only 

Haircuts with Natalie

Are you in need of a haircut but don’t have the time to get out?  We have a solution! Natalie is a PA-State licensed beautician who provides haircuts to both men and women two Wednesdays each month. Cuts are $8.00 and payable to the stylist.   

Hill School Student Games & Visits

The Hill School students visit the TRAAC for various social activities during the school year. Activities include games, StoryCorp interviews and building intergenerational friendships.  

Tentative Dates: 4/12, 4/26, 5/3 from 12:45p-1:30p; Check the TRAAC Notes for updates 

History Club

The History Club meets on the 4th Friday of each month.  Join us for discussions, videos, movies & guest speakers.  Check the TRAAC Notes for upcoming topics. Donations appreciated.  

Leader:  Dr. Greg Gubler 

Time: 4th Friday of the month at 1:00pm; check TRAAC Notes for dates and topics 

Knitting, Crocheting and More

Learn, craft with friends or share your talent…bring your project or work on a project provided by the group. This is a social time to gather and work on fun projects or learn a new technique. It is open to all skill levels—including beginners.  

Instructor: Pat Burns 

Meets Tues & Thurs at 10a  

LGBTQ Senior Social Group

A time to socialize, interact and connect at the TRAAC. The group meets monthly and provides an opportunity for LGBTQ active adults and allies to meet and enjoy refreshments, sharing each other’s company. The group typically meets at a nearby restaurant for lunch.  

Contact Jolene at 610-323-5009; ext. 107 for more information. 

2024 meetings will be on the 2nd Wed of the month at locations TBD 

Litter and Garden Patrol

Join our dedicated team of gardens and grounds crew specialists as they tend to our luscious, green garden or keep the parking lots spic and span! 

Leader: Tom Wojton 

Meets the 2nd wed at 10a 

Mahjong

Come learn how to play Mahjong, a tile-based game developed in China during the Qing dynasty that has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century.  New players welcome!

Leader: Linda  

Every Thursday at 1:00p  

Origami

The art of paper folding often associated with Japanese culture, origami develops hand-eye coordination, sequencing skills, memory, patience, and attention to detail.  Origami also allows you to develop fine motor skills and mental concentration. Donations appreciated. 

Leader:  Kathy Stevick 

2nd & 4th Fridays at 10:00am        

Pinochle

Pinochle is a trick taking, Ace-Ten card game! Beginners are welcome to join in the fun.   

Wed. at 1:00p

Pool/Billiards

The game room is currently open for Pool players. 

Mon. thru Fri. 8:00-4:00 

Reflective Moments

Group Bible Study and devotional time with others. 

Mondays at 10:30 AM  

Leader: Betty Thompson  

Rummikub

Meets most days after lunch in the Café. Join the gang for a fun game—whether you are an expert player or just want to learn about it.  

Select days after lunch in the Café; stop by and see who’s playing! 

Sewing with Jody

Are you creative? Do you like to work with your hands? Did you sew years ago, but feel a bit rusty? Do you know how to sew on a machine or by hand? Do you know how to quilt or want to learn? Are you interested in joining a quilter’s group to use your time and talents to assist those in need? Monthly rotation between open sewing and quilt making. 

2nd and 4th Mondays; 10:00a-3:30p  

Shuffleboard

The game room is currently open for Shuffleboard players.  There is group play on Monday at 8:00a & Tuesday at 1:00p. Beginners are welcome. 

Social Hour

Get together with friends!

4th Thurs. of the month, See TRAAC Notes for more info.

Spanish—Exploration for Beginners

Introduction to the Spanish language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Lessons include the building blocks of Spanish and introduction to the fundamental grammar and ever-increasing vocabulary list. Donations appreciated. 

Wednesdays at 1pm 

Instructor: Evelyn Dudonis 

Spanish—Intermediate/Advanced

Continuation of the Introduction class. A fair amount of review on basic topics. It will develop your skills so that you can communicate more successfully in the language. Donations appreciated. 

Wednesday 11am 

Instructor: Evelyn Dudonis 

Stamp Club

Join fellow collectors to learn more about the hobby of stamp collecting.  

Leader: Jack Ertell 

1st Mon. each month; 3:00 PM  

Sundae Mondays

Select Mondays we like to celebrate and earn a few extra bucks with a $3 sundae—yum! Check the TRAAC Notes for select dates—but often the 1st Monday at 1p on Family Feud Day!  Sponsored by Bause Catering. 

Technology Assistance

Bring your phone, I-pad, laptop of other device to get assistance. Specialized, how-to instruction on how to use devices, apps and everything else tech-related including topics on Smart Phones, Video Chats and Zoom calls, etc. 

Instructor:  Janet Dynarski 

Wednesdays at 10:00am; call to pre-register as space is limited. 

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker

Wed. & Fri. at 12:45pm 

Trivia

Test your knowledge! There will be prizes, prizes & more prizes! Guaranteed laughter for all! 

Leaders: Dave Herner & Donna Miller 

3rd Monday at 1pm