Roadrunner Chronicle


Lunch Programs

Check the current Roadrunner Chronicle to see what is planned for the upcoming Thursday lunches, including presentations, entertainment and activities.

Join us for our Tuesday Lunch, which is a light, low-cost lunch and social time run by senior volunteers. Lunch is served at 11:30. The cost is $3 for RTA members; $4 for non-members. Stay for a free, new-release movie at 12:30 p.m. Register by the Monday before.

The Pyle Thursday Lunch Program begins at 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and is followed by entertainment or activities. Advance registration is required and you may register for the entire month. Registration and payment are required by the Tuesday before.

You may register for these lunches two ways:
• online (you will need the registration code which can be found in the Roadrunner Chronicle) OR
• stop by the Pyle Center front desk, or any Tempe community center, to register in person.

Call the Pyle Front Desk at (480) 350-5211 for more information.

Benefits Assistance Program
Offered by the Area Agency on Aging, this program provides objective information about insurance and benefits to seniors, the disabled, and caregivers.

A trained Benefits volunteer will be available on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Services include:

  • Assistance with organizing Medicare and Supplemental claims information to ensure that all benefits are paid and obligations to providers are satisfied.
  •  Basic information on applying for Social Security, Medicare and SSI.
  • Up-to-date information and assistance on Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
  • Information regarding HMOs, managed care, Medicare Supplement plans (Medigap) and options under Medicare.
  • Assistance with Medicare appeals and resolving problems.

Walk-ins only – no appointment necessary.

BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION                                                                                                             If you play a string instrument and you're looking for a chance to jam with other musicians, come to Pyle on Wednesdays, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. or on Fridays, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Skill level is not crucial to this group, so even if you're just starting to play, this is a good group to join. Even if you don't play an instrument, you are welcome to come and listen.

Join us every Wednesday. Cards are 50¢ each with a maximum of 6 cards. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the games begin at 1:00 p.m. You must arrive before 1:00 p.m. to play – late arrivals are not allowed in the Bingo room.

Cards and Games
Card and game groups meet on different days and times throughout the week at Pyle. Call for more information or check out our calendar online in this month's Roadrunner. 

  • Canasta, Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Cribbage, Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Mah Jongg, Wednesdays (advanced) 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. & Thursdays (beginning, intermediate) 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Party Bridge, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pinochle, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. & Fridays 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Scrabble, Mondays 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Partner Bridge, Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Call about Bridge lessons at Pyle 480-350-5211.

Free movies on Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 p.m. New releases on Tuesdays and classic movies on Fridays. See the Roadrunner for this month’s movie selections.

Painting Workshop
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The painting workshop is for currently registered participants in Pyle art classes.

Ping Pong
Ping Pong is available for play Tuesdays 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Mondays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii is available for play Tuesdays 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and Mondays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sewing Workshop
Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The sewing workshop is for any current RTA member who likes to sew, knit, crochet and socialize.