There are many monthly activities scheduled at the County Seat Senior Center, Union.

Exercise classes are free and held Mondays, Tuesdays (chair Yoga), Wednesdays and Thursdays. Instructors are Karen Dierking and Sherwood Kloppenberg.

Center Administrator Cathy Christensen said there are blood pressure screenings and sugar checks every month, including a May 21 event held by Victorian Manor.

Bingo is held on Tuesdays and Fridays and monthly birthday and anniversary celebration. The May celebration is Wednesday, May 28.

The center also raises funds through its jam sessions that are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month. A meal is served at 5 p.m. and the music begins at 6 p.m.

There are monthly card parties and other activities.

On Friday, May 9, will be the first rigatoni pasta dinner at the center. It will be served from 5-7 p.m. and include bread, salad, vegetables and dessert.

There will be a County Seat Senior Center table at the ECC health fair.

There will be a speaker with the Missouri Alliance of Retired Americans addressing senior advocacy, Social Security and fraud at the center May 14.

A Mother’s Day celebration will be May 9, and the Hayseeds Band will perform May 15.

Various other events are slated, such as “wear your favorite flower outfit,” Veterans Day remembrance, Graduation Day, in which people are asked to bring their graduation picture.

The center is also looking for more events geared toward seniors.

“We would love to have line dancing instructions, other types of card playing, manicures, any other types of activities that would be available for suggestions,” said Christensen.

Beginning next month there will be activities listed on the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging website,

Christensen added that there are many opportunities to volunteer, including with the “Meals on Wheels” program.

At the center, there are affordable meals provided for a donation of $3.25.

The senior center is open Mondays through Fridays to all seniors in the area, age 60 or older, or handicapped. Meals are served daily.

Anyone may come to lunch, but those who are not seniors must pay $6.25.

People may call the County Seat Senior Center at 636-583-5432, email