Posted January 12, 2018 | 3:11 PM

Plenty to Love at County Senior Centers in February

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Jan. 12) - February is a month filled with love and celebration, so don't miss out.

Celebrate Black Heritage

Join us for a celebration that highlights the achievements of the African heritage and culture during Black Heritage Month.

On Feb. 28, Hillsborough County Aging Services presents the 2018 Black Heritage Celebration at The Regent in Riverview. We will provide lunch and have music, dancing and entertainment. 

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP at your local senior or nutrition dining center.

Senior Center Events

Find a full list of events for all our centers by visiting the Find a Senior Center page or downloading them from the Dropbox site.

Featured February Events

Brandon Senior Center
612 N. Parsons Ave., Brandon, FL 33510
(813) 635-8066

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 7 10:30 a.m. Healthy Lifestyles Workshop Presented by Moffitt Cancer Center. Call center to register.
 Feb. 8 10:30 a.m. Lunar New Year Festival Enjoy a celebration of the traditional Chinese New Year with dancing and music
 Feb. 21 10:30 a.m. Weatherization Presentation Facilitated by TECO
 Feb. 23 1 p.m. Karaoke Party Come sing, dance, and have fun!! Light refreshments.
 Feb. 28 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Black Heritage Celebration Kings & Queens of Royalty: Celebrating African heritage and culture. The celebration takes place at The Regent. Call center for more information and to register.

Gardenville Senior Center
6215 Symmes Road, Gibsonton, FL 33534
(813) 671-7601

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 1 11:15 a.m. Sodium and Diet Nutrition education - receive information about sodium and the impacts on your diet.
 Feb. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi Class- Every Wednesday & Friday through March 2 This 8-week program meets twice per week for one hour. Please call for more details.
 Feb. 7 11:45 a.m. ACCESS Florida Center -Presentation Understanding programs provided by Department of Children & Families. The ACCESS Florida Center will give a brief presentation on all resources provided by DCF trained staff.
 Feb. 14 11 a.m. Valentine’s Day Celebration Join us for music and Valentine’s day trivia while celebrating Valentine’s day.
 Feb. 15 11 a.m. Healthy Eating for Active Lifestyles. Wellness presentation: Learn how to keep your body healthy by eating properly.

Lutz Senior Center
112 1st Ave., NW, Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 264 - 3804

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 1 10:30 a.m. USF College of Pharmacy Student Interns Present! Medication Safety Jeopardy Game!
 Feb. 1, 15 1 p.m. New – So You’ve Always Wanted To Be A Writer! Learn story construction, plot and character development. Unleash your inner Stephen King! Every other Thursday.
 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 1 p.m. New –Stretch and Tone - Part 2 of the 90-Day Wellness Challenge Learn seated stretch and tone activities you can do at home! Every Monday
 Feb. 7 1 p.m. New –Black History Month - Live African Music Join us as Ward Cox plays African songs on the Kalimba, a special African instrument.
 Feb. 24 5 - 9 p.m. Lutz Dance Back to the 50s – get out your poodle skirt and join us

The Oaks at Riverview
101 E. Kirby St., Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 272-6829

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 11 a.m. Mile-Walk Challenge 90 Days of Wellness – follow the exercise instructor’s routine to complete a mile walk. Prizes for top 3 finishers at the end of month.
 Feb. 2 1 p.m. Super Bowl Pre-game Tailgate Party Get ready for the Super Bowl with this pre-game party, to include games and refreshments.
 Feb. 7 9:30 a.m. Field Trip to the Tampa Bay History Center Cost is $7.50 per person. Pre-registration is required.
 Feb. 14 12:30 p.m. Valentine’s Celebration You may be shot by one of Cupid’s arrows while dancing at our Valentine’s party.
 Feb. 16 12:30 p.m. Taste of Soul Black History Celebration Shake your grove thing to soul music classics, as we sample some soul food.

Progress Village Nutrition & Wellness Center
8701 Progress Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 671-7773

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 5 10:30 a.m. Cooking Class: Cooking Matters Free class to learn about the different nutritious ways of cooking.
 Feb. 7 10:15 a.m. Movie day Join us for the cinema of the day and enjoy refreshments and a wonderful movie.
 Feb. 14 10 a.m. Valentine’s Day and Tea Party Celebration Celebrate the day of love by enjoying a tea party with friends.
 Feb. 16 10 a.m. Black History Program/Field Trip to Joe Chillura Park Participate in the annual Black History program and enjoy the celebration. Must pre-register for trip. See staff for details.
 Feb. 21 11 a.m. Advisory Council meeting Attend the meeting and receive information about the center: Past, present, and future activities. Have a voice about what types of programming you would like and plan to do.

Ruskin Senior Center
905 6th St. S.E., Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 672-1106

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 1 9:30 a.m. 90-Day Clean Eating Challenge continues! Tracking our progress for the first 30 days.
 Feb. 1 10 a.m. Ready Set Bank! Presentation on online banking safety.
 Feb. 8 9 a.m. Let’s Count Our Steps! Hiking Spree: a partnership with Parks staff. February is heart month; wear red.
 Feb. 12 TBA Center Trip to Florida State Fair Please call the center for more information.
 Feb. 28 10 a.m. Celebrating Black History Department Event Kings & Queens of Royalty: Celebrating African heritage and culture. The Regent. (Call center for more information and to register)

Sterling Heights
11706 Williams Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592
(813) 914-4016

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 2 10:30 a.m. Super Bowl Party Tailgate style, team jersey’s casual attire, refreshment, past Super Bowl highlights
 Feb. 5 10:30 a.m. American Heart Month Presentation via YouTube given by staff
 Feb. 9 10:30 a.m. Fire Safety Presentation Senior home safety (fall prevention and fire safety) presentation given by HCFR
 Feb. 12 10:30 a.m. Black History Jeopardy Team challenge given by staff.. Call for details.
 Feb. 14 11:00 a.m. Valentine Day Celebration Dance, refreshments. Dress to impress.

Town ‘N Country Senior Center
7606 Paula Drive, Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 873-6336

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 1 8:30 a.m. Let’s continue with our 90-Day Challenge! Pick up your pedometers to track your steps every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
 Feb. 1, 8, 15,  22 9:30 a.m. Clase de Comida es Medicina (Spanish) Aprenda como comer saludable y vivir en salud. Despues de cada clase le darán un coupon de $10.00 para comprar en el mercado fresco que vendrá al centro
 Feb. 1 10:30 a.m. USF College of Pharmacy Students present! Medication Safety Jeopardy Game!
 Feb. 9 1:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Celebration with Los Lopez Band A social gathering to celebrate love and friendship!
 Feb. 26 1:30 p.m. Chinese New Year Celebration and Monthly Birthday Fiesta USF Confucius Institute visits to help us explore Chinese culture, as we also celebrate all the February birthdays!

Wimauma Senior Center
5714 North St., Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 671-7672

 Day Time Activity Description
 Feb. 1 10:30 a.m. Medication Safety Jeopardy Game Presented by the interns at the USF College of Pharmacy
 Feb. 14 11 a.m. Valentine’s Sweet Heart Social Luncheon and fellowship (RSVP)
 Feb. 19 12:30 p.m. Getting a Good Night Sleep Presentation by Leslie Noland from Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Service
 Feb. 23 12:30 p.m. Get Out Your Guitar Day of karaoke with us
 Feb. 26 9:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast National Hot Breakfast Month: Coffee and tea with us


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