2013-08-29 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

The interest is there. I am talking about the Branson Holiday show Extravaganza bus trip. We are still looking for more to fill the seats. Let me go over all the details one more time.

The dates are Saturday, Nov. 30, through Sunday Dec. 8. The cost is $749 per person, double occupancy. The bus will depart from the Senior Center parking lot at 8 a.m.

We were recently told by someone who had checked out a Branson Bus trip elsewhere that our package is the most reasonable. He went on to say it included more nights, more shows and was actually a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the one he had been looking at.

This trip includes your motor coach transportation, eight nights lodging, including four consecutive nights in Branson, 14 meals, which consist of eight breakfasts and six dinners and admission to seven fabulous Branson Shows.

These shows include: Cassandre’ – Voice of an Angel Show, George Dyer Show, The Buck Trent Country Music Show The Haygoods Show, The Dutton Family Show, The Great American Christmas Show. You will also see a show onboard the famous Showboat Branson Belle.

You will also spend some time at the magnificent Gateway Arch Riverfront and view the world famous arch which is the symbol of St. Louis along with spending time at the all-new $420 million project, Branson Landing. This 95 acre site on Lake Taney Como is a magnificent shopping and entertainment complex.

At the time of writing this column we are currently close to 20 signed up. Call the Center at 341- 5923 if you are interested. You are also welcome to drop by and pick up a flyer with all the information.

The Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults Class is coming up fast. With August winding down, you might want to consider registering for this class. The workshop will be held at the Center for six weeks and focuses on learning more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health.

Classes will be held every Tuesday morning beginning Sept. 10 and running through Oct. 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

The program highlights are setting goals, learning from others, a supermarket tour, cooking demonstration and a restaurant outing upon program completion.

Small amounts of vegetables are finding their way from the gardens to the Center. A great gig thank you goes out to Barbara Collins, Grant and Ruth Taylor, Vince Weber, Dave and Patti Kryzanski and one who wishes to remain anonymous.

Donations for our military packages were received from Bob and Judy Sands, Pat Dougherty and Dolores Gould.

The Center’s Medical Loan Closet received donations from the Wally Bridges and Ben and Eleanore Maulthaupt families.

Rosemary Sablack recently donated a glider swinger to the Center and Lucille Boyd donated a “Santa”.

Lorna Hough is more than a friend. She is so “giving”. I called Lorna and told her the Center had received a bunch of candles as a donation. Lo and behold, Lorna took them and made “beautiful” gift baskets with them. The baskets even found other little “extras” added to them, with Lorna’s generosity. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Kristen Anderson volunteered her time to clean the bingo machine. With Q-tip’s that is! She certainly has more patience than me. Thank you so much, Kristen.

BRIDGE Aug. 19: 1st-George Lowman, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd-Nancy Brown, 4th-Eileen St. Onge, CFC-Chris Orr. Hostess, Nancy Brown.

BRIDGE Aug. 23: 1st-Chris Orr, 2nd-George Lowman, 3rd- Joyce Lesica, 4th-Ann Willcock, 5th-Audrey Savoie, CFC-Eileen St. Onge. Hostess, Audrey Savoie.

BRIDGE Aug. 26: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Chris Orr, 3rd-Lauris Barr, 4th-Ann Willcock, CFC-Eva Wendling. Hostess, Eileen St. Onge.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Aug. 14: 1st-Diane and Bob, 2nd-Sandy and Chris.

PINOCHLE Aug. 21: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-George Shampine, 3rd-Pat Clark, Should’a Stayed Home-Don’a Nelson

500 Aug. 23: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Audrey Newborn, 3rd-Peg Beckman, Should’a Stayed Home- Sheila Haskins.

Birthdays this week: Aug. 29-Arleen Turan and Wes Turan, Aug. 30-Lester Rogers, Sept. 1-Fronia McKenzie and Ken Wilson, Sept. 2-Annette Anderson, Sept. 4-George Robere and Joanne Hastings, and on Sept. 5-Connie Letson. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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