Senior Center News
We have recently received telephone calls asking questions and requesting dates for the two free food distributions. Let me share info with you, allowing you time to put it on your calendar. Here goes:
The Senior Citizen Commodity Distribution is for those ages 60 or older. You must be pre-registered in order to receive your free box. To do this you need to call Don Tyrell at the MDS Community Action Agency office which is located on the second floor of the courthouse at 341-2452.
The distribution is held at the VFW hall on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Dec. 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. This is a drive thru so you don’t even have to get out of your car.
The second is the Family Commodity Distribution which is also held at the VFW hall on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Dec. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This is a quarterly distribution where you go inside to pick up your box and is on a first come, as supplies last, basis.
Another question I have recently been asked is the telephone number of the bus line which runs through Manistique. It is Indian Trails Bus Line and their telephone number is (800) 292-3831 or (989) 725-5105.
Elder Law Attorney, Amanda Filizetti will return to the Center on Thursday, Aug. 22, to do “free” 30 minute one-on-one appointments. She has one appointment left. If you are interested, call the Center.
Just a reminder, with summer flying by so fast, the Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, to observe Labor Day. There will not be a Noon Meal and the Home-Delivered Meals will be cancelled.
We are still looking for donations for gift give-aways for our upcoming Annual Open House, Thursday, Sept. 5. We will once again be doing Karaoke, which is always a lot of fun. You are welcome to listen or be added to the list to sing. A lunch of BBQ ribs with all the fixings will be available to seniors for a $3 donation or $5 for those under the age of 60. You must make reservations ahead by calling the CAA kitchen at 341-5085.
You are encouraged to invite a few friends and join in on the fun! Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 341-5923 for pickup.
We have several upcoming trips planned and we need to hear from you soon. I know summer keeps us busy, but we do want fun things to do when everything slows down. We need time to cancel the bus trips if we do not get enough interest. They always make a nice day outing to spend with friends and family.
Let me briefly touch on them. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12, is the Kewadin/St. Ignace/ Hessel Overnight Bus Trip. The bus is filled at this time, but we are still accepting names to put on a waiting list. The bus will depart from the Senior Center parking lot at 9 a.m. and return the following evening at approximately 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 26, we are hoping to fill a bus to go to the UP Senior Convention and Expo which is held in Escanaba. We have been doing this for several years. The cost is $14 with the bus departing at 8:30 a.m.
If you like fun, this will be the first year of doing a “U.P. Seniors Have Talent” for cash prizes. Those attending are also encouraged to dress in their best “glamour wear.”
The talent show might be of interest to some of you as the first place prize is $150 cash, second $100 and third prize will take home $50. You need to fill out a registration form which you can find at the Center.
They serve a breakfast bag along with a wonderful lunch. There will also be health screenings, bingo, games, silent auction and more!
Saturday, Oct. 9, the Munising Moose Lodge has invited us back for “Petey and the Dreamers”. Tickets are provided free, thanks to local businesses who purchased them for us, therefore the cost is $7 to cover transportation by Public Transit. The bus will depart from the parking lot at 3 p.m., allowing us time for dinner, which will be Dutch.
The last bus trip lined up for the year is the Branson Trip scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 8. The cost is $749 per person and the bus will depart from the Senior Center parking lot at 8 a.m. Drop by the Center and pick up a flyer. I think you will be a bit surprised at what all is included in this trip.
Do you like puzzles? Tom and Cathy Kaltz recently donated several to the Center. Drop by and check them out!
The Multhaupt family recently donated several craft items also. You are welcome to drop by and see what we have.
John and Mary Lou Arnold dropped by with homemade cupcakes, along with a donation of coffee, gift give aways and a slush fund for our decorators.
The Medical Loan Closet received a donation from John and Sharon Robere and the Amity Group gave to the military package program. Bill Pierce gave a donation of yarn.
A maintenance and support donation was also received from Laura Lee Tegtman.
BRIDGE July 29: 1st-Nancy Brown, 2nd-George Lowman, 3rd- Don’a Nelson, 4th-Linda Lowman, 5th-Audrey Savoie, CFC-Eva Wendling. Hostess, Linda Lowman.
BRIDGE Aug. 2: 1st-Eileen St. Onge, 2nd-Joyce Lesica, 3rd-Helen Barton, 4th-Audrey Savoie, 5th- Janice Redeker, CFC-Mary Lou Marx. Hostess, Helen Barton.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 1st- Elsa and Barb, 2nd-Sandy Petrille and Chris Orr, 3rd-Hanna Mammen and George Lowman.
PINOCHLE July 31: 1st-Pat Clark, 2nd-Cathy Wise, 3rd-Arlene Demars, Should’a Stayed Home- Perry Wise.
500 Aug. 2: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Peg Beckman, 3rd-Teddy Bouchard, Should’a Stayed Home- Ruth Jones.
BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Aug. 9-Beverly Tufnell, Lydia Hulla and Bev Rehn, Aug. 10-Ruth Monahan, Aug. 12-Barb Stimac and John Moulds, Aug. 13-Joanne Fagan, Aug. 15-Roberta Smith. Happy birthday wishes to all!