2013-10-24 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

A fun time was had by all this past Thursday at the Halloween Party Potluck. There are no words “big” enough to express our thanks to the wonderful volunteers who were our entertainment.

Those receiving prizes for the best costumes were: Scariest- Wesley Turan, Funniest-Betty Tennyson, Most Original-Kristin Anderson and the one in the most trouble-our jailbird from Medicare- James Carney.

We sincerely wish to thank the family of Eris Webb for sending left over food to the potluck from the funeral luncheon. Eris will be missed by us here at the Center as she attended for years.

Some of you might have noticed a photographer walking around. As you know, the medical care facility is going for a millage in November. I encourage you to check out their new website, with lots of pictures and information. If you are unable to get to the polls to vote, you are encouraged to do an absentee ballot.

I encourage you to get to the polls and vote on the public transit millage.

Can you help us by baking something for our Saturday, Nov. 16, Craft and Bake Bazaar? If so, please call the Center at 341-5923 or drop by the Center.

The Christmas on Ice Bus trip is definitely a go. Even though we have a few seats available at the time of writing my column, we have enough signed up to make the trip. We will depart from the Senior Center parking lot at 11:30 a.m. for the 3 p.m. show. We will depart directly after the show. We have room for two more on the bus. Tickets are $37 per person.

This past Saturday we filled a public transit bus and headed to Munising to the Country Music Show at the Moose Lodge, what a nice evening.

Creative Writing will meet on Oct. 30, beginning at 4 p.m.

The Center has invited Jeani Dalgord, who specializes in the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program to speak on Thursday, Nov. 7. She will be at the Center at 12 p.m., and will give a brief explanation. Following her talk, she will hang around to answer one-on-one questions. If you are interested in joining us for the noon meal, call 341-5085 to reserve your lunch. If you are unable to attend and would like to talk to Jeani her direct line is 341- 1863.

With Christmas fast approaching you might want to consider CAA Meal Coupon Booklets as gifts. For $50, you will receive 20 meal coupons.

And of course you want to check out our craft area. We have a lot of homemade items from local crafters.

Did you know as of May 2013, Alger and Schoolcraft County Department of Human Services became paperless? You have the ability to submit changes provide verifications and apply for all programs from the comfort of your home, or anywhere there is a computer and an internet connection, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Computers and scanners are available in the DHS lobby or the local library.

With winter fast approaching, we are looking for donations of puzzles. We have several who like to do puzzles throughout the winter and our closet only has a couple more left.

We are also looking for small containers with lids to send goodies home after the potluck, along with brown grocery bags which are used for recycling and home-delivered meals. Donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

-Eris Webb from Bill and Nancy Cheney

-Eris Webb from Betty Heinz

-Eris Webb from Marlene Peterson

-Eris Webb from Winnie Blake

-Eris Webb from Joyce LaTulip

-Eris Webb from Nancy Casey

-Eris Webb from Phil and Jackie Villemure

-Eris Webb from Bill and Doris Norman

-Eris Webb from Herb and Patsy Calhoun

-Joe and Evelyn McDonough from Betty Heinz

-Lynn Olsen from Betty Heinz

-Donnie Mickelson from Betty Heinz

-Fred Cayia from Betty Heinz

-Dorothy Hoholik from Betty Heinz

-Marvin Mosier from Betty Heinz

BRIDGE Oct. 18: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Julie Hoholik, 3rd- Larry Savoie, 4th-Lois Bellville, 5th-Mary Ann Thorell, CFC-Rosie Krall. Host, Larry Savoie.

PINOCHLE Oct. 16: 1st- Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Pat Clark, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home-Carol Shampine.

500 Oct. 18: 1st-Peggy Beckman, 2nd-Carl Sundling, 3rd-Cathy Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Carol Shampine.

Birthdays this week: Oct. 25-Barb Zentner, Oct. 26-Phyllis Toyra, Oct. 28-Lawrence Neelis, Linda Hamiel, Mary LaFleur, and Don Grawey, Oct. 30-Ray Nelson. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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