Jeanee Smiles

Jeanee Smiles serves as director of the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center. 


In addition to our ongoing classes and support groups such as exercise classes, support groups, lunch programs and social functions, the center also has the following special events scheduled during the month of April: 


Monday, April 15, Aging with Pets at 8:30 a.m. Our panel of experts will discuss the mental and physical benefits of pets in the lives of seniors, finding and affording the right pet and protecting your wishes about the care of your pet if you become unable to care for them. The panel includes representatives from Hearts & Tails of Hope, Hardesty Law Firm and Legacy Oaks of Midlothian. 


Thursday, April 18, A Fresh Start to a Healthier You at 12:30 p.m. Please join us and receive support of friends, confidence to cook healthy meals for your children and family,practical cooking and shopping tips, handy kitchen tools and recipes for success in the kitchen 


Friday, April 26, Paperback Café at noon – Join the group for snacks, fun and books. Every month is a new book. If you don’t have time to read, stop by for the discussion. The Paperback Café meets at noon the last Friday of every month. 


We have a number of fun new classes and events beginning in April, including: 

Computer Basics For Beginners at noon Thursdays. Limited seating. Sign up in lobby. Instructor, Pat Middlebrooks. 

Computer Lab Update. Seeking new students who want to keep up with the latest technology with smartphones at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

Crafts Class by Elaine at noon Mondays. Limited Seating. Sign up in the lobby. 

April 15: Easter bonnets, $2 charge. 

April 22: Lace flowers with lace trim, no charge. 

Seasonal Floral Arranging at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. $5 material fee. Limited Seating. Sign up in lobby. Instructor, Barbara Brommers. 

Sewing Class at noon Thursdays. Limited Seating. Sign up in the lobby. 

April 18 and 25: Decorative pillows. 

Scrabble Club at 1 p.m. Mondays. Recruiting new members to join our club.  


On Tuesday, April 9, “The Living Today for Tomorrow,” Next Generation STEM Education Garden welcomed 110 kindergarten students from Wedgeworth Elementary. The students joined the senior instructors and senior aides in the STEM Education Garden for the first field trip booked with Waxahachie ISD for 2019. 

The senior center and STEM Education Garden are always in need of volunteers. No experience is necessary.  

The Waxahachie Senior Center does not discriminate based on sex, race, religion, color or national origin; it accepts tax-deductible donations and contributions. You may donate to your favorite program or sponsor a senior with a membership.  

The senior center is located at 122 Park Hills Drive, Waxahachie. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday (fitness center only).  

Please come join the members at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center for all the fun and great activities taking place this month. 

For more information, contact Waxahachie Senior Center Director Jeanee Smiles or call 469-309-4280.

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