2014-03-12 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Whoa! Where does the time go? Thursday, March 27, marks 35 years of my being at the senior center. I have met some of the most amazing, interesting people in my career. I have also lost some amazing friends along life’s journey. I am looking forward to my 36th year!

Monday, March 31, CAA will be offering an evening meal, beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, baby parsley carrots and dessert. They ask for a $4 donation ($6 if taking it to go). Call 341-5085 to register. I encourage you to invite a few friends so the count gets built up enough to have this service continue. Those who have attended in the past have commented on how much they enjoy it.

Did you know AARP is offering “free” tax preparation at the Manistique High School Library on Thursday, April 10, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To make an appointment call (906) 293-8467. Those waiting this late to file will walk out relieved to know it is done.

We need your help! The center will once again be doing the CBC bake sale with 100 percent of the profits going toward CBC. If you are able to help us out with donations of baked goods, please drop them off before noon in the cafeteria at the high school or at the senior center the Friday before between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For further information give the center office a call at 341-5923.

Senior center staff is currently assisting with the homestead property tax, rental and heating credits for those who no longer have to file state or federal taxes. The following information along with a telephone number can be dropped off at the center and we will call you when they are finished:

• Name(s), address and telephone number.

• Social security number

• Copy of last year’s returns, if possible.

• All income – including social security, pensions, SSI and bank interest.

• Property taxes or rent paid. (If renting, name and address of landlord.)

• Medical insurance premiums

• Heating costs (billed Nov. 1, 2012 through Oct. 31, 2013)

• Copy of 1099 from Social Security or a bank statement and if you received financial assistance, statement from the Deptarment of Human Services Form SA1099.

If you are under the age of 60, we ask you contact Community Action Agency, Don Tyrell, at 341-2452 to make an appointment.

The Medical Equipment Loan Closet received donations from the following: Cleo Bauer Family and Bill Cheney. Jean Flodin gave a generous donation of goodies for bingo. Joan Gossett dropped by to share 2014 calendars.

Tammy VanDenDriessche dropped by the office and donated two beautiful handmade pillows for a gift giveaway for our recent hotdog roast and Lucille Boyd purchased and donated centerpieces.

Military packages received donations from: the Amity Group and Donna Letson, Edith Greene. Richard Johnson gave a miscellaneous donation.

A donation has been received at the center in memory of Nancy Cheney from Fronia McKenzie.

Maintenance and Support donations were given by Eva Osterhout, Fronia McKenzie and Norma Johnson.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Feb. 26: 1st-Jackie Villemure and Judy Provo, 2nd- Lois Hoholik and Mary Leonard, 3rd-Hanna Mammen and Joyce Lesica.

BRIDGE March 3: 1st-Eva Wendling, 2nd-Pat Flint, 3rd-Judy Provo. Hostess, Jackie Villemure.

BRIDGE March 10: 1st-Larry Savoie, 2nd-Rosie Krall, 3rd-Audrey Savoie, 4th-Jackie Villemure, CFC-Lois Bellville. Hostess, Betty Stewart.

PINOCHLE March 5: 1st-Nancy Casey, 2nd-Carol Shampine and Sheila Haskins, 3rd-Peggy Beckman.

500 March 7: 1st-Peggy Beckman, 2nd-Teddy Bouchard, 3rd- Sally Henry, Should’a Stayed Home-Rebecca Peterson.

Birthdays this week: March 15- Rita Chartier and Eleanor Jackson, March 16-Marie Sellman and Kathy Tryan, March 17-Sharon Robere, March 18-Allen Huddleston, March 19-Arvella Gorsche and Charlotte Baker and on March 20- Barb McDonald.

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