2013-03-07 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

I need your help! We are looking for Anne Blumentel. Anne is the lucky winner of the queen size quilt which was donated by Carol Anderson. I have tried several times to call Anne and receive an answering machine, but do not get a call back. If anyone can inform me on how to contact her I would certainly appreciate it. Better yet, I bet she would appreciate it more! The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations go out to Anne.

For those of you who receive Homemaker Aide Services (housekeeping) from the Center, I feel it necessary to give you an update. Unfortunately, we lost two cleaning girls within one week.

Terri Muth will no longer be working in Germfask, as she is now an employee at the Schoolcraft County Road Commission. Can’t blame the girl for making the move, as she will be working full time and receive benefits.

Marci DesJarden turned in a letter of resignation this past Friday, due to health issues. Marci will be missed by those in the Manistique and outlying areas that received services through her.

We wish both Terri and Marci the best. It was great working with both. We have advertised and will keep our clients up to date on where we stand.

If you are looking to receive services I encourage you to contact the Center as soon as possible, as we will be making up new schedules. There is some necessary paperwork which has to be completed. We usually schedule the Homemaker Aide to go into the home every other week for one and a half to two hours per visit. Call 341-5923 if you think you or someone you know are interested in receiving services.

Mabel Patz has a new address. If you would like to send her a card it can be mailed to 201 Cherry Creek Road, Apt. 110, Harvey, MI 49855. Her new telephone number is (906)-273-0367.

A great big thank you goes out to Julia Wilson, who has been seen out snow shoveling and chipping away ice.

Do you need help preparing your state or federal forms? AARP Tax Assistance, Jack Olson, will be at the Senior Center to assist with completing forms on Thursday, March 14. You do need an appointment and can do so by calling (906) 293-8467.

Once again we are asking for your help, as CBC is fast approaching. The Center will once again be hosting a bake sale table with 100 percent of the profits going towards CBC. Over the years we have gotten to know some of the best bakers in Schoolcraft County. We accept donations from young and old. Items we are looking for are homemade breads, pies, cakes, bars, cookies, cinnamon rolls, fudge, etc. Actually anything that will satisfy a “sweet tooth”.

Items can be dropped off the day of CBC, which is Sunday, March 24, at the cafeteria in the Manistique High School. We ask they get delivered by noon if at all possible. If you are unable to do so, we will be accepting baked goods at the Senior Center on Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is located at 101 Main St. in Manistique. For further information give us a call at 341-5923.

Every now and then I am asked what CBC stands for. “C” stands for Cancer, “B” Bay Cliff (Camp for handicapped) and “C” Community.

One third of the proceeds go directly to an organization(s) in the community who is overseeing a program geared at “health”. The Senior Center was lucky enough to receive funding a few years back for the Medical Equipment Loan Closet, which is housed at the Center. Medical equipment can be loaned out for up to six months at a time for anyone in Schoolcraft County. It was exciting to be able to purchase some new equipment.

The Senior Center also offers long-distance medical transportation to those in Schoolcraft County who are unable to receive a ride elsewhere. We have asked to be considered for a portion of this money to offset this program and are hearing we might stand a chance. If so you will hear the big “Yahooooo” coming from my office.

It is truly amazing how this community comes together to do such a huge fundraiser.

Clearing my desk recently, I came across a very “yellow” article, which was cut out of a paper years ago, I would like to share with you. Unfortunately I do not know who gave it to me. Here goes:

“Youth is not a time of life—it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair—these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.

Whether 70 or 16, there is in every being’s heart the love of wonder, the sweet amazement at the stars and the star like things and thoughts, the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what is next, and the joy and the game of life.

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” This article was dated “1950s”.

Lorraine Walter gave a military donation and the family of Tom Jenerou dropped by with a donation of rolls.

Diana Thill gave a donation of yarn and the family of Donna Popour gave a donation to our Medical Equipment Loan Closet.

Monetary donations have been received in memory of:

Emma Hardy from the Hardy Family

Marian Hewitt from David and Deb Taylor, Peggy Beckman, and Ed and Ann Taylor.

Maintenance and Support donations were received from Bob and Carol Leny, Joe and Clara Bosanic.

BRIDGE Feb. 25: 1st-Hanna Mammen, 2nd-Helen Barton, 3rd- Audrey Savoie, 4th-Lois Hoholik and Eileen St. Onge. Hostess, Audrey Savoie.

BRIDGE Mar. 1: 1st-George Lowman, 2nd-Helen Baton, 3rd- Doris Demars, 4th-Audrey Savoie, 5th-Janice Redeker, CFC-Rosie Krall. Hostess Sarah Bignall served 80th birthday cake!

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Feb. 27: 1st-Lorelei McRoberts and Janice Redeker, 2nd-Lois Hoholik and Mary Leonard, 3rd-Audrey and Larry Savoie.

PINOCHLE Feb. 27: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Carl Sundling, 3rd- Peggy Beckman, Should’a Stayed Home-Cathy (who)!

500 Mar. 1: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-George Shampine, 3rd-Carol Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home- Perry Wise.

Birthdays this week: March 7-Theresa Klarich, Muriel Hamiel, Karen Colwell, March 10-Bill Cheney and Richard Martin, Betty Lasich. March 13-Charmaine Lehman, and Bill Westphal. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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