YoungAt Heart

Published on Thu, Dec 14, 2006 by oAn Newby

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Young At Heart

By JoAn Newby

Our senior and community activity center had a great November and what a Thanksgiving dinner the American Legion spread before us!

Wow! What a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.


Just about everybody experienced the great snowstorm and had a story to tell when we finally got back into the center after days of waiting.
Thank you, manager Cam, for dropping by nearly every day of that storm, working on that snow-covered parking lot.


What a pleasure to get back to the center and discover that Francis had been hard at work putting up some very beautiful holiday decorations.
On December 5 we had a wonderful tree decorating party with hot chocolate, cookies, and spiced apple cider. Live beautiful harp music set the mood.


We are looking forward in eager anticipation to our busy December schedule.


In addition to the fun and fellowship there will be those delicious nutritious meals created by Francis and the kitchen staff. Also there will be Saturday lunches and a holiday pancake breakfast December 16. All the while many meals will be delivered to homebound seniors.


The Christmas birthday party will be on December 21. There will be homegrown entertainment including singing traditional Christmas carols. We will be celebrating all December birthdays at the party.


Christmas dinner for the community will be provided by the Free Church Unitarian. That is always a great feast and a very good time of fellowship.


The center will have an open house January 2. It will be a potluck sprinkled with those treats and goodies you have to get rid of at home.


We have many ongoing events as well:
Do you wish to be involved? We have plenty of room for volunteers. Volunteers help make our center a cheerful inviting place.


There is a cancer support group open to anyone affected by cancer – all survivors and caretakers. This is on Mondays at 10 a.m.


Easy Line Dancing for beginners at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Easy Line Dancing Class at 10 a.m.


We are planning on going bowling in Ferndale the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month.


Tai Chi is on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. This is a good way to get the energy moving, so come join in anytime.


Bible study is scheduled for Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:15 a.m. and stretch exercise is at 9:30 Tuesday and Thursday.


There are crafts and needlework at 10 Tuesday mornings.


New strength training classes in 2007 begin January 9. They will be on Tuesday and Thursdays – so sign up now.