2013-10-17 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Today will be a spooktacular evening as it is the date for our Halloween Potluck Party. Entertainment will be provided by Mike Johnson and Tom Hoholik beginning at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at approximately 5 p.m. Prizes will be given for the most creative costumes! Bring a dish to pass, along with a few friends.

We sincerely wish to thank Mike and Tom for volunteering their time to make the evening enjoyable, along with all the other volunteers who step in and give a hand to make the evening worthwhile.

Oct. 19, we are off to Munising Moose Lodge to see Petey and the Dreamers. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 3 p.m., allowing us time to stop for dinner along the way. The cost is $7 per person to cover the transportation as the tickets to the show are free, thanks to the local businesses. We still have a few seats available by calling 341-5923.

If you haven’t signed up for the Foot Care Clinic which is scheduled for Oct. 23, please call 341-5923 for an appointment. The cost is $12.50 per person and you are asked to bring a towel. This service is provided by North Woods Home Care and Hospice. Tooter Barton and Allison Widdis do a fabulous job!

Creative Writing Class will be held at the Center on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 4 p.m. If you haven’t read one of their books drop by the Center. They sell for $12 each and make wonderful gifts. Better yet, drop by and check the class out!

Northern Michigan Hearing will be at the center on Oct. 24. Call (800) 637-7816 for a free appointment.

Have you taken the time to start thinking about preparing your will? Elder Care Wideman Law Center has been making return visits on a steady basis due to the demand. If you haven’t done so, I encourage you to do so. As a matter of fact, I am doing mine this week. Why? As Amanda clued me in, as soon as your will is prepared and dated the time clock starts. You have five years to hope you do not have to go into Medicare. We all know by now Medicare can claim your assets from thereon.

Are you still interested in receiving your GED? Did you know if you sign up before classes start, you have a good chance of getting your GED testing fees paid. Winter classes begin in January. To register for afternoon or evening classes, call 789-7063. Classes are held in Room 2, which is located across from the library at the Manistique High School.

I want to give you a little heads up on the upcoming Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16.

We have another young gal in the service who I would like to share the address of:

S.P.C. Anderson, Nicole Ann

203RD F.C.P.C. BAS

A.P.O. AE-09354

Nicole is the niece of Barb Foor. Nicole will be receiving packages from the senior center. If you can help us out in any way on obtaining new military addresses we would gladly accept them as our list is dwindling down. They can be dropped off in the office at the senior center or by calling 341-5923. If you are able to drop them off, we would be more than happy to hang a picture on our Military Wall.

A great big thank you goes out to Fresh From the Farm and Pawley’s Farm (Bill and Leland Pawley, and Sally Schuetter) and Bill and Nancy Cheney for donating corn stalks, gourds and pumpkins for decorating the Center. Len and Mary LaFleur did a fabulous job decorating the Center inside and out. Drop by and check us out!

Medical Loan Closet donations were received from St. Vincent De Paul, Cheryl Lohse and Mike Murphy.

Kristin Anderson donated a lap afghan and a potluck dinner gift. A “Treasure and Trash” donation was given by Perry and Cathy Wise and Laura Lee Tegtman donated an upcoming gift give away. A miscellaneous donation was given by Winnie Blake.

Pat Osterhout dropped by with two cinema passes as gift giveaways, along with a miscellaneous donation. Pat was on her way to bingo! (Good luck Pat)

We sincerely wish to thank each and every one of you for your donations and the time you took to volunteer in many various ways. You are the best!

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

• Eris Webb from Patricia Flint

• Eris Webb from Peggy Beckman

• Muriel Hamiel from Peggy Beckman

• Joe and Evelyn McDonouch from Eva Osterhout

• Anna Parente from Mary Jo Sablack

Maintenance and Support donations were received from Wideman Law Center, Elizabeth LaTulip. Joe and Clara Bosanic, and Laura Lee Tegtman.

BRIDGE Oct. 7: 1st-Julie Hoholik, 2nd-Bev Jahn, 3rd-George Lowman, 4th-Nancy Brown, CFCLinda Lowman. Hostess, Julie Hoholik.

BRIDGE Oct. 11: 1st-Carol Leny, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd-Ray Krall, 4th-George Lowman, 5th-Eileen St. Onge, CFC-Mary Leonard. Hostess, Ann Willcock.

PINOCHLE Oct. 9: 1st-Pat Clark, 2nd-Audrey Newborn, 3rd- Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home-Perry Wise.

500 Oct. 10: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Pat Clark, 3rd-Audrey Newborn, Should’a Stayed Home-Peggy Beckman.

Birthdays this week: Oct. 17-Rosie Krall, Oct. 18-Betty Stewart, Oct. 23-Darlene Ris, Katherine Clark, Pat Clark, and Jeanette Zwanski. Happy birthday to all.

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