2013-10-10 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Volunteers are needed! There will be a planning meeting today, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center for the upcoming Holiday Craft and Bake Sale scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16. It is all new girls who will be taking over this project and they are looking for help! If you are unable to make the meeting, please let us know you are still interested and I will pass this along.

We are also looking for bakers for this day. Call the Center at 341-5923 if you are able to make something. We appreciate your support!

We still have seats available for the Munising Moose Lodge Country Music Show. The cost is $7 per person to cover the transportation, as the tickets to the show are free, thanks to the many businesses in town whom purchased them as our treat. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 3 p.m. where we will be making our first stop at Sydney’s Restaurant for dinner (Dutch). Call the Center as soon as possible or drop by the office so we can make the final arrangements.

This past week, the Center lost a very special person. Eris Webb had attended the Center and served on the Senior Center Board for years. She became very close to me and my family. I had recently had lunch with her at Woodland’s Assisted Living and enjoyed our reminiscing. I have to share a poem with you, reminding me of her:

“A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, ‘Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, and the song. The good life I lived while I was strong.

Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls.

I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again.’”

Prayers go out to her entire family.

Keep in mind that the Health Care Marketplace has nothing to do with people on Medicare. If you receive a telephone call, keep in mind it is illegal to try and sell a Medicare beneficiary a Health Care Marketplace product. Medicare is not changing!

Ouch! I have to confess---I messed up! Last week I mentioned the wrong date for the upcoming monthly potluck. The potluck for October will be held on the third Thursday, which is Oct. 17. It will be spectacular, as you are invited to dress up for Halloween. Prizes will be given, which always makes for a good time. Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson are volunteering as the entertainment, beginning at 4 p.m.

Once again, the Community Resource Event was a huge success. A great big thank you goes out to Nancy Demers for all of her hard work on organizing this event. I not only got the chance to share events and services the Senior Center offers, but met new people in the area as well.

This event was not only beneficial for those attending, but for myself as well. Every year, as each agency has an around the room sharing, I find new services being offered in the area and who provides them. We get the opportunity to share phone numbers, business cards, etc. I then bring it back and hopefully get the chance to make referrals when needed. You will find some of this information in my upcoming columns.

Let’s start with our local nursing home, Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility. They will be having a day similar to this past Friday’s event. If you drop by you will get the chance to tour the facility and check out the tables which will be set up once again sharing their services and activities. The date is Thursday, Oct. 24 between 2-4 p.m. For further information, give Tina Burnis, the Activity Coordinator and call at 341-8914.

Happy birthday to you! My hubby will be ... on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Oh how I love it! I get to tease him for eight months on being older than myself.

Some nice donations were recently received for upcoming activity give-a-ways. Those who gave include Lucille Boyd, Kristin Anderson and Vince Weber. Lucille also gave to our military packages, also.

Connie Helzer gave a donation to our Medical Loan Closet and Joe and Diane LaLonde gave a miscellaneous donation.

Squash and the last of the cucumbers were donated by Grant and Ruth Taylor and Bob Witcher. Does that mean summer is coming to an end?

Unfortunately, we were not able to fill the Branson Bus Trip. We are going to try to promote it for earlier in the year and if that doesn’t go, I can honestly say I give up. Let us know if this is a possibility by calling the office.

It was nice seeing Jill Kauss and Julie Gregaurash, even if it was a few minutes. Nothing like getting a hug from a family member as they are on their way to the airport.

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

-Lila Paradise from Eileen Reque

-Lila Paradise from Berneida Nelson

Maintenance and Support donations were received from Laura Lee Tegtman, Joe and Clara Bosanic, Ken Gillingham, Eloise Popour, and Elizabeth LaTulip

BRIDGE Sept. 30: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd- Nancy Brown, 4th-Eileen St. Onge, CFC-Helen Barton. Hostess, Linda Lowman.

Oct. 4: 1st-Rosie Krall, 2nd- Ray Krall, 3rd-Janice Redeker, 4th-Linda Lowman, CFC-Ann Willcock. Hostess, Pat Flint.

PINOCHLE Oct. 2: 1st- Audrey Newborn, 2nd-Char Turek, 3rdCathy Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-(The Candy Lady!) Arlene.

500 Oct. 4: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Don’a Nelson, 3rd-Joyce, Shoulda’Stayed Home-Carol Shampine.

Birthdays this week: Oct. 13-Beatrice Berger and Margaret Besaw, Oct. 14-Marlene Peterson, Oct. 15-Larry Zentner, and on the Oct. 17-Rosie Krall. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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