2014-03-06 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

The center has finalized the first of two overnight Kewadin Casino bus trips. The date has been set for Wednesday and Thursday, May 21 and 22, and cost is $80 per person. The package will remain the same, with one exception – you will no longer receive a breakfast buffet. In its place you will receive a choice of a smaller breakfast menu.

For those who are new, the package consists of transportation by Kewadin Motorcoach, accommodations at the Kewadin Sault Casino, a wonderful dinner buffet, $50 in coins, $10 in credits (you must have a Northern Rewards card number in advance to receive the credits) and a $10 deli voucher, which can be used in any Kewadin Casino (no expiration date).

On Wednesday, take time to register your Northern Rewards card before playing to receive double points, along with a $15 gas card if you put 50 points on your card. Bingo is held on Wednesday evening and doors open at 5 p.m., with play beginning at 7 p.m.

Thursday is “Senior Day” at all Kewadin Casinos. After earning 10 points on your Rewards card, you will receive $5 in play.

You need to use your Kewadin card when playing, as the center receives a discount on the next booked trip, and September’s trip has increased considerably. Feel free to drop by the center to pick up an itinerary.

Names do not get added to the trip until the seat is paid for. Feel free to call the center at 341-5923 for further information.

AARP plans on scheduling another day for those needing assistance with tax preparations. They will be completing forms at the Manistique High School Library on April 10. To make an appointment, call (906) 293-8467. This is a free service. Those file electronically will be received by the deadline of April 15.

Wideman-Schaible/Filizetti Elder Law and Estate Planning will be our guest speakers on March 6, at 1 p.m., free appointments to follow.

If a loved one has or may have Alzheimer’s, you might want to join us on Tuesday, March 11, as we have invited Heather Addison as a guest speaker. Topics will include: “Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s” and “Healthy Eating.” She will be at the center at noon. If you would like to sign up for lunch on this day, call 341-5085 to register. (Please note the change of date.)

A quick reminder: Don’t forget to pop into the center on March 16, for a hot bowl of homemade soup and dessert. This is a fundraiser for the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter.

We have extended the date of the quilt raffle. Jack’s Fresh Market has been kind enough to let us use their front entrance, but it has just been too cold to sell tickets. If the weather cooperates, if ever, we will get out in the community, making it worth Carol Anderson’s time she put into making it. I encourage you to drop by the center and check it out. The quilt is queen size (104” x 94”). Tickets sell for $5 each or 3 for $20.

A senior asked I share a telephone number for propane and gas gouging. It is (877) 765-8388.

Thought for the day: “May we never let the things we can’t have, or don’t have, or shouldn’t have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.”

Maintenance and Support donations were given by Doris Martin and Vonciel LeDuc.

BRIDGE Feb. 24: 1st-Lois Hoholik, 2nd-AudreySavoie, 3rd- Bev Jahn, 4th-Pat Flint, CFC-Eva Wendling. Hostess, Audrey Savoie.

BRIDGE Feb. 28: 1st-Joyce LaTulip, 2nd-Pat Flint, 3rd-Hannah Mammen. Hostess, Mary Ann Thorell.

PINOCHLE Feb. 26: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Audrey Newborn, 3rd- Nancy Casey, Low-Carol Shampine.

500 Feb. 28: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Sheila Haskins, 3rd-Larry Peterson, Should’a Stayed Home- Teddy Bouchard.

Birthdays this week: March 7-Theresa Klarich and Karen Colwell, March 10-Bill Cheney and Richard Martin, March 11-Betty Lasich, and on March 13-Charmaine Lehman and Bill Westphal. Happy birthday wishes to all.

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