2013-10-03 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Please keep in mind the Community Resource Fair is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church, beginning at 11 a.m. It is a great place to find out about the many services that are offered in the community. The Senior Center will have a booth set up, so drop by and check us out.

Those attending will receive a free lunch, compliments of Christ’s Fellowship Ministry of Germfask. They will also have a limited number of gift bags available on a first come basis. If you are in need of a ride, Public Transit will be providing free rides by calling 341-2111.

Good Neighbors will once again be giving away free coats, mittens, etc., for those in need. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause they can be dropped off at Good Neighbors anytime up to the event. Don’t forget to mention you want them to go to this event.

Monday, Oct. 14, the Center offices will be closed to observe Columbus Day. Community Action Agency will be serving a Noon Meal and Home-Delivered Meals as usual. Call 341-5085 to register.

Many of you have been asking about Flu Shots. The Center will be offering Flu Shots on Tuesday, Oct. 15, between 9 a.m. and noon. They will be provided by Schoolcraft Memorial Home Care. Please bring your Medicare card, allowing them to bill for you. Without the card, the cost is $29.75 per shot.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. will be our next Schoolcraft County Commission on Aging meeting,. This is open to the public and we are currently looking for a new board member. Why not drop in and check our meeting out, or give us a call at 341-5923 for further information.

This is also the same day as our Halloween Potluck which will be held at the Center beginning at 4 p.m. Mike Johnson and Tom Hoholik have volunteered to return to entertain and they do a fabulous job! Dinner will be served at approximately 5 p.m. Bring a dish to pass, along with a few friends! Prizes will once again be given for those who are the most creative with their costumes! Let’s make it fun.

With the month of October already here, I want to remind you we will be offering a bus trip to the Munising Moose Lodge to see “Petey and the Dreamers”. The tickets are free, thanks to the generosity of the local businesses. Cost of the bus is $7 donation. Bus will depart from the parking lot of the Center at 3 p.m., allowing us time to stop for dinner (Dutch). Please note the show has been changed and is 6-9 p.m., allowing us to get home a little earlier. Sign up as soon as possible, allowing us time to make the arrangements.

The first ever evening meal provided by Community Action Agency was a huge success with close to 50 in attendance. Hats off to Amanda Kandell and her crew, along with volunteer Joe Jasmin. Those who attended enjoyed homemade pasties, creamy broccoli salad and strawberry shortcake.

Due to it being a success, Amanda has informed the Center she will be doing this once a month on the last Monday of each month. Mark your calendars for Monday, Oct. 28. Meals are served from 5-6 p.m. Call 341-5085 to register.

The evening meal makes a nice evening out to socialize with friends, along with enjoying a scrumptious meal. Can’t go wrong for a meal which includes your main course, drinks and dessert for $4 for those over age 60, and $6 under 60.

I know this is a little ways off, but time seems to fly. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 12, as this is the date we have chosen for our Annual Christmas Party.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, those who have signed up will be boarding a bus to go to the Christmas on Ice Show held at the Island Resort & Casino in Escanaba. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 11:30 a.m., allowing free time before the show begins to enjoy dinner or to play.

The cost is $37 per person, and there are still seats available on the bus. If you are interested in going, please sign up as soon as possible, as I will have to purchase more tickets. For further information give the Center a call at 341-5923.

Kay Lawrence dropped by the office with a gift give away for our upcoming events and Military donations were received from Marlyn Noffke and Laura Lee Tegtman.

A great big thank you goes out to William Deloria who surprised the Center with a subscription to the large print Reader’s Digest, along with Allan Ott who volunteered for Project Fresh. Thanks, guys!

Squash fresh from the garden was enjoyed by several, thanks to Bill and Nancy Cheney. They had it all chopped up and packaged and ready to hand out.

Miscellaneous donations were received from Edith Greene, Linda Steinfeldt, Kay Hinkson and Evie Laing. The Dyer family gave a donation to the Medical Loan Closet.

A Maintenance and Support donation was donated from Char Turek

BRIDGE Sept. 23: 1st-Nancy Brown, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd- Lois Bellville, 4th-Bev Jahn, CFCLinda Lowman. Host, George Lowman.

BRIDGE Sept. 27: 1st-Rosie Krall, 2nd-George Lowman, 3rd- Betty Stewart, 4th-Ann Willcock, 5th-Julie Hoholik, CFC-Janice Redeker. Hostess, Mary Lou Marx.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Sept. 25: 1st-Audrey and Larry Savoie and Janice Redeker and Patsy Calhoun, 2nd-Nancy Brown and Carol Leny.

PINOCHLE Sept. 25: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Char Turek, 3rd- George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home-Perry Wise.

500 Sept. 27: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Peg Beckman, 3rd-Ruth Jones, Should’a Stayed Home-George Shampine.

Birthdays this week: Oct. 3-Ethel Elamon, Oct. 4-Audrey Newborn, Edith Greene, Ken Fagan, and Bob Wright, Oct. 8-Pete Gorsche and Bill Clark and on Oct. 9-Cherie Michalik. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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