Class Descriptions




Teacher: Jean Gillan

Join our Ceramics class for the “best deal in town” which includes; our very own Kiln, free firings, supplies (a dollar a week for paint) and more! Students select personalized projects to complete in a fun and friendly environment, with the expertise of our talented teacher. No experience necessary.

TUES., 6:30 – 8:30 PM or WED., 10:00 AM – 12 or FRI., 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Classroom One



Organized by Paul Schofield

In this class, students work independently on projects and are encouraged to use art as an outlet of expression.

MON., 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Classroom 2



Organized by Lucille Zahdi

Join the knitter and crocheters. Work on your own project. All levels are welcome.

THURS., 7:00 PM 

Dining Room 



 (Materials Req’d)

Organized by Lucy Osborne

Learn to knit in 8 weeks.  Commitment to class is appreciated as the content of the course is designed to progress skills.  Missed classed should be “made up” to continue learning the basic skills.  Beginners welcome.   

TUES, 10:00 A.M. CR1



Organized by Residents and Center Members

In this class, explore basic strokes, techniques; color and composition.  Use your own acrylic, oil & watercolor paints and create your own art piece.  Students work independently. 

WED., 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Classroom 3



Organized by Residents and Center Members

The goal of the Writer’s Club of 1000 Southern Artery is to enjoy creative writing in a relaxed atmosphere and share stories with other writers in the class.  A weekly assignment is given to test your imagination or memory for those who wish to travel back in time and share your life’s experiences.  

WED., 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Classroom One





Mondays, 10:00 AM Game Room

Thursday, 7:00 PM in AUD




1000 Southern Artery provides 10-week computer classes for Residents and Center Members.  Each weekly class is 90 minutes and different levels of computer training are available. Every class begins with “Signing into Email” to check your email messages.


The cost of class: 

Beginner and Intermediate Classes — $10 for the 10-week session Advanced Classes — $20 for the 10-week session. 

Brochures and schedules are usually available in the Senior Center Office.  Students may bring their own laptops (class size is limited). 

ADVANCED CLASSES review updates to Windows 7 & 10; Social Media; How to do Facebook Posts; Video Chatting Basics; Using Word & Excel – Basic Review; Create a Flyer with Word or Create a mailing list with Excel and create a Mail Merge. 

BEGINNER (Introduction to Computers, operation systems, keyboards, and other basics). 


INTERMEDIATE 1 (Internet and Email)











Teacher: Dee Lyon

Yoga is for everybody – even if you can’t touch your toes – yet! Dee Lyon (owner of Real Life YOGA) our inspirational instructor here at 1000 Southern Artery for more than 15 years, shares her expertise. Easy Chair Yoga includes strength building, a series of postures, breathing exercises to increase lung capacity, stretches to improve flexibility, and standing postures to help with balance, and meditation to help calm the mind and reduce stress.  Those with limited physical abilities are encouraged to participate.

WED., 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Activity Room



Teacher: Dee Lyon & Laurie Zupkofska

Start your day working out to lively music. Enjoy movements that include strength training and stretching. Feeling physically strong promotes mental and emotional health.  If you choose, you may exercise in a chair. 

MON. 8:00 AM or WED. 8:30 AM

Activity Room



Teacher:  Donna Desmond

Learn how to line dance by following the lead of our talented Line Dancing Instructor. It is fun and healthy at the same time.

Live, love, laugh & definitely dance!

THURS., 12:30 – 1:15 PM

Activity Room



Teacher: Judith Cohen

Mat Yoga teaches gentle stretches, exercise, deep breathing, relaxation, and meditation, which helps to increase balance, stability, and flexibility. Enjoy the benefits of yoga with more energy, strength, and better sleep.

MON. 11:00 AM or FRI., 11:00 AM

East Wing Lounge  



Teacher: Dee Lyon

Moderate Yoga is slightly more challenging than easy chair yoga.  As always, all students are encouraged to go at their own pace. A bit more strenuous series balancing, flexibility and strength, yoga breathing exercises to help improve lung capacity, improve concentration with calming mindfulness meditation.  As with all classes, everyone is encouraged to only do what they can manage and rest when needed.

TUES., 11:00 AM – 12 Noon

Activity Room



Teachers: Jia Jie Che, Jane Mudge

Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese procedure of “breathing” and “vital energy” mind control exercise that has a positive outcome on health. Qi Gong has helped deter disease, increase your strength, resist premature senility and ensures a long, healthy life.  Every Qi Gong exercise involves three aspects:  regulating the body and posture; regulating breathing; and regulating mind.  Every aspect of Qi Gong has ever increasing benefits. 

MON., WED. or FRI., 9:30 – 10:30 AM

Activity Room



Teacher: Dee Lyon

This class is for men and women who want to live a more active life.  Reverse the normal aging process due to the loss of muscle and bone density by increasing strength using hand weights.  Increase stamina and flexibility to make everyday activities more enjoyable.  Improve balance with a series of exercises that, if needed, can include the use of a chair and wall to help support you while you exercise and increase your strength. Strengthen the belly and back muscles with core exercises (performed in a chair).

WED., 12:30 – 1:30 PM or FRI., 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Activity Room


TAI JI QUAN: Moving for Better Balance

Teacher:  Nelson Chan

This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. YOU WILL LEARN TO:  view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risks at home; exercise to increase strength and balance.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: anyone concerned about falls, anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past, or anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns.

THURS, 3:30 – 4:15 PM, Activity Room



Teacher: Donna D.

Do you enjoy tap dancing? Dust off those tap shoes and join us for a Beginner’s class. Have some fun with tap dancing. 

THURS., 1:30 – 2:30 PM




Teacher: Mary Ellen Reardon

Zuma Gold is for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity.  The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, a range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong! Zumba Gold focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.

THURS., 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Activity Room





Leader:  Gloria Marini

Bridge is one of the world’s most popular card games, particularly among seniors. The game of bridge is played on both Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1:30 – 3:30 P.M. in CR2.  New players are always welcome.

TUES. AND FRI., 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Classroom 2



Led by Ken White and Pat Lawlor

Join our 10-week cribbage tournament in Classroom 3 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.  Call the Senior Center Office for tournament dates.

MON., 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Classroom 3



Play and learn Mahjong.  Meet new people, learn to play and most importantly – have fun! Instructions will be offered to those interested in learning how to play. 

FRI., 9:30 AM

North Wing Dining Room




Organized by Janice Collyer

Whist is a classic English trick-taking card game.  Take a hand at this card game, which is good for your brain. Don’t know how to play whist?  We’ll teach you! Activity Room.

FRI., 7:00 PM

Activity Room





Organized by Residents and Center Members

Join our Bowling League at Olindy’s on Quincy Ave Tuesdays at 10 AM. Bowlers are required to register at Olindy’s. The cost is $9 per week and includes 3 strings, shoes & Prizes. A portion of the cost is now being subsidized weekly by the Center Office. All Levels Welcome!



Organized by Residents and Center Members

Cornhole (or bean bag toss) is a game in which players take turns throwing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches (or exceeds) the score of 21. Test your skills and join us for this fun and free activity!

MON., 2:30 PM

East Wing Lounge



Horseshoes is an outdoor game played between two people (or teams of two people) using four horseshoes and two throwing targets (stakes) set in a lawn or sandbox area. The game is played by the players alternating turns tossing horseshoes at stakes in the ground.

FRI, 9:00 AM (Weather Permitting)

 North Wing Horseshoe Pit



Shuffleboard is a game in which players use sticks to push weighted discs, sending t hem gliding down a narrow court, with the purpose of having them come to rest within a marked scoring area.

TUES, 3:30 PM (Weather Permitting)

Shuffleboard Court




Have your blood pressure taken by our volunteer nurses on the LAST Wednesday of each month.

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Classroom One



Facilitator:  Jane Mudge, BSN

Want to feel better? 

Want to calm down?

TRY MEDITATION to cultivate open awareness of the world around and within you. Center Members and Residents are welcome to join this FREE practice.

TUES., or THUR, 9:00 – 10:00 AM

East Wing Chapel



Dr. James Dwyer is available on Thursday mornings by appointment only in Classroom 3, East Wing. 

Call Center Office at 617-471-1000 for more details.