2012-07-26 / Community

Senior Center


Those who attended the July potluck dinner at the Senior Center had the opportunity to listen to the talented musicians who make up “Diamonds and Gold”. From left to right are Sally LaPorte, Tana Leckson and Cindy Coccia. 
Courtesy photo Those who attended the July potluck dinner at the Senior Center had the opportunity to listen to the talented musicians who make up “Diamonds and Gold”. From left to right are Sally LaPorte, Tana Leckson and Cindy Coccia. Courtesy photo Oh my, oh my! To be “90”. A great big happy birthday goes out to Dr. Duane Waters! You have been invited to the Center on Sunday, July 29, from 1-4 p.m. to help celebrate this momentous milestone!

Those throwing the celebration asked you not to bring gifts, but cards would be wonderful!

If you cannot attend and would like to send a card, please mail it to: Dr. Duane Waters, 358 Lake St., Manistique, MI 49854

Last week I mentioned Life Line Screening will be coming to the Manistique Senior Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. I also mentioned if you call (800)324-9458, which is the Helping Hands Program, the Center will receive $10 for every screening. Lo and behold I recently received my reminder, as I have had the screenings in the past, and the registration has a different toll free number. Please, please call to register and mention the “Helping Hands Program.”

How exciting. I don’t know if you have heard yet, but the Rural Health Clinic, as of Aug. 4, will be open seven days a week with new weekend hours consisting of a Walk-In clinic on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 p.m.

Appointments will be available on a first come, first serve basis by walk in and there will be no scheduled appointments for weekend hours to allow accommodation to everyone fairly and not turn anyone away. The weekend hours are for urgent, non-emergent patients. If patients are determined to be emergent they will be sent to the ER for further evaluation and treatment.

The clinic will be staffed with one receptionist, one medical records clerk, and one LPN. Patients will be seen by either Mike Johnson PA, or Danette Hanson NP who will rotate through every other weekend and occasionally Sandra Croasdell NP our per diem mid level. A supervising physician will always be available to the mid-level provider during these clinic hours.

Last week’s potluck had some yummy food and what a nice turnout! SeniorWe Centersincerelyadthank052012:“Diamonds Layout and Gold” for donating their time to entertain. Tana Leckson and Sally LaPorte)

What a surprise! A great big thank you goes out to Billy Burns for the broiled salmon. It was awesome. Being the last in the line, I was sweating it out hoping there would be enough for me to get a little nibble. Yum, yum!! A great big thank you goes to Guerda Frenette, for donating the gift certificates and Pat Ann Weber, for donating the door prizes.

Only in the U.P.! While attending the monthly potluck you might have noticed David Neuman, as a volunteer, out weeding the flowers! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Next month’s potluck will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, and entertainment will be the Front Yard Gang, which is made up of Frank Sweeny, Dave Winter, Caroline Howard, Roger and Karen Beauchamp, Tom Lucas and Toni Leny. I encourage you to drop by. Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. with dinner following at approximately 5 p.m.

We have had a few who have mentioned they are interested in “ear candling.” If so, Thursday, Aug. 2, is your chance. Jenny Van- Dyck will be at the Center from 9-11 a.m., you can make an appointment by calling 450-1717.

The Center is in need of addresses of those serving in the military to send care packages to. Addresses can be from the states or overseas. No matter where they are serving, we want them to know their hometown is thinking of them. For further information or to share an address of a family or friend, give the Center a call at 341-5923. We are low on names and we need your help!

Did you forget about our upcoming bus trips? If we don’t hear from you soon we will have to cancel the bus going to “The Fab Four”. This concert is being held at the Island Chip-In Casino on Friday, Oct. 12. The cost is $30, which includes a ticket to the show and transportation.

The bus will be departing from the Center2 5/at18/4:302012p.m. 9:with56 theAM show starting at 8 p.m. This will allow you time to play for a short time or have dinner. At the time of writing my column we have only four interested. “The Fab Four” is a tribute to “The Beatles”.

Our next bus trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. We will once again be traveling to the Island Chip-In Casino for “The Broadway Spirit of Christmas”. The cost is $35, which includes a ticket to the show and transportation on Public Transit.

We will depart from the Center parking lot at 4:30 p.m. Please sign up as soon as possible as I will be purchasing the tickets next week. We have six seats available at the time of writing this column. For further information call 341-5923.

If anyone is interested in going to the U.P. State Fair I would need to know as soon as possible, as I would have to get the arrangements made. Let us know!

One last reminder, please take the time to vote on Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Manistique Senior Center is on the ballot requesting a renewal of their millage. We sincerely thank you for your previous and past support!

Mary Lou Marx gave a donation of coffee to the Center. Larry Zentner dropped by with a package of hearing aid batteries to give away. (Size 13)

Leon and Dorothy Duquette have been at it again. They contacted the Center letting us know they will be donating fourteen coffee carafes in honor of Bibi Duquettes birthday, which is Sept. 12. A great big happy birthday! She will be a mere “90”.

Norma Johnson gave a nice donation of hats for the Center to sell.

Monetary donations were received in memory of:

• William Bauers from Guy and Cheryl Bowman and Vivian Nelson

• Sonny from Frank and Donna Hentschell

BRIDGE July 20: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Lois Bellville, 3rd-Chris Orr, 4th-Mary Ann Thorell, 5th-Audrey Savoie, CFC-Hanna Mammen. Hostess, Sarah Bignall served spice cake, peanuts, and M&M’s.

PINOCHLE July 18: 1st-Pat Clark, 2nd-George Shampine, 3rd- Chris Keener, Should’a Stayed Home-Marie Sellman.

500 July 20: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Sheila Haskins, 3rd-Chris Keener,

Should’a Stayed Home-Peggy Beckman.

Birthdays this week: July 26-Tom Burge, July 30-Charles A. Smith, July 31-Elsoie Poupore, Aug. 1-Judy Slingsby, Aug. 2-Rita Nicholson, Ruth Ann Johnson and Diane Carlson.

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