The Big Spring Senior Center is supported in part by a grant from the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services; the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Aging. Transportation is available through the Cumberland County Department of Transportation.
May Programs and Activites
Grab n Go Lunches: A hot and a frozen meal is provided to all those 60 and better. They are distributed Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays between noon and 12:30 p.m. If you want to come into the Big Spring Senior Center to
sit down, you are welcome to join the staff. All meals are a recommended donation of $2. If you are 60 and better
and want to request a meal (you must come to pick up), please call the senior center. Meals must be reserved one
business day prior to pick up.
Sit-Down Lunch: Our sit-down lunches are back for those 60 and better and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at
11:30 a.m. at the Big Spring Senior Center. Meals must be reserved one business day prior to pick up. All meals are
a recommended donation of $2.
Live Exercise Classes
Zumba Gold: Every Monday at 9 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville. Cost is
$3 per class for those 60-plus and $5 per class for those 50-59. Zumba Gold is a low-intensity version of the Latin
dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a mature audience. Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has
indicated that Zumba not only influences physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental) function. Just walk in.
T’ai Chi for Arthritis: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This class is held at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring
Ave., Newville. Cost is currently free until further notice. To register, call 717-776-4478.
Yoga: Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. This class is held at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Ave.,
Newville. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing, and relaxation.
Cost for a 10-week program is $55 for members of the Big Spring Senior Center, and $65 for non-members.
Registration and payment are due before you start a class. Start dates will be pro-rated. Call 717-776-4478 to
Senior Wellness Exercise Program: Thursdays at 9 a.m. This class is held at First United Presbyterian Church, 111
W. Big Spring Avenue, Newville. the Senior Center. This program instructed by Ellie Stambaugh of the Carlisle
YMCA will concentrate on strength, balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Keeping to basics exercise
will take place standing, sitting and a little dance to music centered on the oldies of the 50’s & 60’s. Per class
charge is $3 for seniors and $5 for those 50-59.
Walk with Ease Group Walking Program: Are you looking for a walking group? Well, here it is. We meet at the
Newville Trailhead, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 45 minutes to an hour and end with
post-walking stretches. Walk at your own pace on Tuesday and Friday beginning Friday, April 1 st at 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Exercise Class: Contact the Big Spring Senior Center for more information. Currently we provide virtual
classes for T’ai Chi for Arthritis.
More to Do:
Watercolor Painting Opportunity: Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Do you have an interest in water coloring? It takes space,
inspiration, and motivation, and we can help. Join our friendly group of painters with our instructor, Kathleen
Schungel. The cost is $5 per week to the instructor and $1 to the Senior Center.
Jewelry Making Class: First Tuesdays at 9 a.m.., Kathleen Schungel, professional art instructor (retired), will teach
the techniques to create a variety of jewelry pieces. Cost is $5.
Crafts: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. excluding the first Tuesday. We could use your help, hands, and ideas. Come and make
seasonal and everyday crafts, as well as new friends.
Bible Study: Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastor John Hess of Newville Church of the Brethren, Newville, will lead
the study on the Life of Joseph – Genesis Chapters 37-50. Walk-ins are welcome.
Game Day: Lots of opportunities to play cards and games can be found at the Big Spring Senior Center beginning at
9:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Walk-ins are welcome.