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Bell County senior citizens stay active through activities

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 20:38:19-05

Senior citizens in Bell County are using their free time to get out of the house and be active.  

Since 1995, the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department has been providing senior citizens with a variety of activities through their Senior Recreation Program.

From wood carving and exercise classes to pickleball, over 400 seniors from all over Central Texas are participating in the recreation program at the activities center in Harker Heights.  

The center said the program is a great way for those who have retired to stay active.  

“Well we try to get them out and active in the community. Like we even have them involved at the center as well as local areas. Like in restaurants we have a lady's night out,” said Nichole Broemer, Manager of Harker Heights Activities Center.

The program offers different activities and classes throughout the week and all free. Participants said it’s important to stay active after retirement.  

“Many people when they retire, they always think of the porch with the rocking chair on it they don’t have any hobbies or do anything. I feel personally, that if don’t have some sort of hobby or interest you’re just gonna kind of fade away,” said Marty Staneck, leader of the wood carving group.  

The senior activities program has been providing fun and educational activities for free since 1995.  

For a list of activity days and time or for information on how to register for activities you can follow this link.

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