2013-09-12 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Our Annual Open House, which was held this past Thursday, was a huge success. It was nice to see those we hadn’t seen in while, along with seeing new faces. Community Action Agency kitchen crew did an outstanding job on preparing the meal of BBQ ribs with all the fixings.

Prizes, prizes, prizes! It is unbelievable how the businesses, along with individuals, came together to make this day special for our elderly. Those that attended enjoyed a great meal, listened to entertainment, had the chance to visit with old and new friends and every person that attended went home with a prize. It was a great day!

We recently received more donations. These included:

• Manistique Ice Company (Nick Benedetto) – Bags of ice

• Roseann Merryman – Three - $5 Subway gift certificates

• Phyllis Toyra – Two $10 gift certificates

• Carl and Vi Sundling – four - $5 Big Boy Restaurant gift certificates

• Bruce and Rita Rossier – Deviled Eggs

• Nancy and Bill Cheney – Homemade jam, jelly, marmalade and relish

• Manistique Senior Center – Free rides through Public Transit to and from event.

• Snack Table Donators – Pam Beaudre – cucumber sandwiches, Rita and Bruce Rossier – deviled eggs, Edith Greene and Sally Schuetter – cranberrie roll ups and veggie pizza, Sharon Fish – cookies, Jean Louis – cheese and salami, crackers and chipped beef/cheese ball and dip and Mary Burns – stuffed tomatoes.

• Joe Frenette, Karl Schnurer and Winch Diller - Thank you for setting up and taking down the tents.

• Brittany Baker –homemade blueberry muffins.

If I missed anyone, I apologize. We sincerely, and I mean sincerely, thank each and every volunteer who stepped forward to make this day special.

Karaoke was fun as usual. Volunteers that showed off their talent included: Mary Larson, Richard, Leslie, Sally and David Henry and Jeff, Joyce and Tom Butler and Dell O’Brien. You all are “the best.” Thank you for volunteering year after year!

Our Open House Raffle was a huge success. Lucky winners included:

• Eloise Poupore – Jesus plaque donated by Cliff Dyer

• Pat Gazdcicki – Jesus plaque donated by Cliff Dyer

• Char Turek – Handmade wood bowl donated by Cliff Dyer

• Madelyn Ebert – Handmade wood bowl donated by Cliff Dyer

• Vern Hamill – Afghan donated by Forest Wolfe

• Joyce Butler – Island Resort and Casino one night stay gift certificate

• Belinda Clark – Basket of goodies donated by Jean and Carl Louis

• Audrey Newborn – Basket of goodies donated by Jean and Carl Louis

• Amanda Kandell – Black & Decker Dust Buster donated by Hoholik’s Ace Hardware

• Al Grimm – Crescent 5-piece plier set donated by NAPA

• Mary Kennedy – Kewadin Casino show tickets

• Audrey Newborn – Kewadin Casino show tickets

• Madolyn Eberts – Wooden handmade jewelry box donated by Mary Burns

• Marci DesJarden – Wooden handmade jewelry box donated by Mary Burns

Our Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults class is soon to start. There has been a change in the starting date for this six week session. It will begin Tuesday, Sept. 24, and will run through Oct. 29, from 9-11:30 a.m. This program is for seniors age 60 plus who want to learn more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health. There is no cost to attend. Call 341-5923 to register.

Thursday, Sept. 19, Attorney, Amanda Filizetti from the Wideman Law Center will be at the Center to do follow up appointments.

To round out the month of September, we will be taking a bus to the UP Senior Convention & Expo, which is held in Escanaba annually. The cost is $14 per person and bus will be departing from the Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. The theme this year is U.P. Seniors Have Talent. If you have any kind of talent, as a single, or as a group, and register before going, have a chance of winning cash prizes ranging from $50 to $150. Contact the Center for a registration form or for further information.

They will also have bingo, which is held in the Ruth Butler Building, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Also included in the day are glamour shots, a silent auction, entertainment and a wonderful lunch.

We are half way of where we want to be for the Branson Bus Trip, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 8. We are in need of 15 more people to sign up to make this trip possible, and we don’t have a lot of time left. I have extra brochures in my office if anyone wants to share them when they are out and about.

The cost is $749 per person (double occupancy). If you are interested, please drop by the office and pick up a flyer with all the info. It is a great trip for the price!

I have always said if you have a new idea we here at the Center are always open to suggestions. Julie Hoholik dropped by with just that. The Center is going to try to offer “Chair yoga.” It will be a six week session starting Thursday, Sept. 26. The cost is $45 per person. The instructor is Cindy Coccia who is a registered yoga instructor through the Yoga Alliance and a recent graduate of 200 hours training with world-class Baptiste instructors, Kiersten Mooney and Debi Grilo. Cindy will be able to guide you to becoming stronger, healthier, stress free and more flexible in body, mind and spirit. Chair yoga is a unique practice to assist those dealing with health issues. Poses are modified for each individual to aide in joint function and overall body awareness.

Keep in mind it is a “lighter” yoga and not too strenuous! We have six already signed up, but need 10 to do the classes.

Joyce Lesica’s family asked I mention to her friends she is in Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital for a while and would love to get visitors. If you have a little spare time, why not drop by and give her a visit.

Bill and Nancy Cheney and Carol Weinert dropped by with fresh green beans and zucchini from their garden.

Mary Lou Marx gave a Treasure and Trash donation and Pat Mickelson donated a stained glass decorative hanging.

Monetary donations have been received at the Center in memory of:

• Bud Tallman from Ed and Jane Leonard.

BRIDGE Aug. 30: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Julie Hoholik, 3rd-Eileen St. Onge, 4th-Chris Orr, 5th-Bev Jahn, CFC-Ann Willcock. Hostess, Pat Flint.

BRIDGE Sept. 6: 1st-Mary Lou Marx, 2nd-Julie Hoholik, 3rd-Judy Provo, 4th-Bev Jahn, 5th-Helen Barton, CFC-Linda Lowman. Hostess, Linda Lowman.

PINOCHLE Sept. 4: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Char Turek, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home- Audrey Newborn.

500 Sept. 6: 1st-Ruth Jones, 2nd-Chris Keener, 3rd-Perry Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Teddy Bouchard.

Birthdays this week: Sept. 14- Ed Chase and Judy Luitink, Sept. 15-Barbara Gardner and Bob Mac- Donald, Sept. 16-Audrey Savoie, Sept. 17-Lucille Fautley. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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