Young at Heart: January

Published on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 by JoAn Newby

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Very happy New Year 2013 everyone. The brink of a shining New Year so often brings a virtual avalanche of New Year‘s revolutions. Hopefully those good resolutions include the Blaine Senior Center where you will find a wonderful array of nutritious lunches. The month of January brings such culinary delights as Italian chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken fajitas, cabbage rolls, pork loin with chutney, honey mustard chicken, Parmesan chicken, turkey with cranberry sauce, beef stroganoff, Florentine fish, Swiss steak and ham with pineapple. Why stay at home when such a splendid menu is provided for you? Come enjoy your lunches at the center and combine them with fun and fellowship. The January schedule and menus look great and a warm welcome awaits you at the Blaine Senior Center.  

January Events 

Saturday, January 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Ron Snyder and Cathy Taggett return to teach pizza and flatbreads class. Prepay $10 at the office. 

Saturday, January 12, 2 to 4 p.m.: Fundraising bingo – Win cash (grand prize is $150!) and other really great prizes. A $20 admission provides 8 games/ 3 cards per game with refreshments.  

Wednesday, January 16, 10 a.m.: Recipe makeover for your health: Carol Simmer will do a 45 minute presentation, including a food demo (with tasting) that will show you how to change recipes to make them healthier. 

Whether you have diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or just need to lose a few pounds, you will get a tip or two to make difference in your health. 

Bring your recipes to ask questions about a makeover. Be prepared to say what you have done to change a recipe successfully to make it healthier. This will be an interactive program.

Thursday, January 17, noon: Chase away the blues with Blues Days with Andy “Badd Dog Koch” performing blues with harmonica, piano and guitar. 

Saturday, January 19, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Pancake breakfast. Includes pancakes, waffle, biscuit and gravy or French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and OJ. Elinor Blakey was the very lucky winner of six pancake breakfast tickets, so we’re pretty sure she will be there! You should come, too!

Need to revive your energy? The strength-training room is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday  through Friday and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

All those who use the gym must be a current member who have taken the strength training class offered at senior centers throughout the county. Don’t miss the stretch classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings led by Dolly Robb at 9:30 a.m.. 

Mondays: Practice Tai Chi


10:30 a.m.: TOPS meets to support your healthy weight loss and maintenance goals! 

Or meet for handicrafts, where all handicrafts are welcome: quilters, knitting, whittling, painting, embroidery, crochet, tatting, etc. Men and woman are equally welcome to exchange ideas, visit, trade patterns, start and finish projects, and just hang out.

Be sure to visit the very friendly painting group at 1 p.m. 

Wednesdays: Pinochle is played in the afternoon. They meet in the library and are also a fun and lively group.

5 to 7 p.m. Community Meals of Blaine. The dinners are open to all. There is no charge for the meals, but donations will be accepted. Please join us!

Time to begin climbing your family tree. The genealogy class meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Become a member of the senior center to participate in this and many other activities.  

Fridays bring the extremely popular bingo at 12:30 p.m. right after lunch. This is free and everyone will win one or more prizes. (Donated prizes are welcome.)

Have a wonderful New Year, and we’ll see you at the Blaine Senior Center.