Youngat Heart

Published on Thu, Mar 8, 2007 by JoAn Newby

Read More News

Young at Heart

By JoAn Newby

Yes, March came in like a lion, but folks at Blaine Senior Center are hopeful that it changes itself into a lamb before long. March is the time for celebration of spring, and anticipation of outside activities, such as picnics, Bocce Ball, gardening and enjoyable walks in the neighborhood.

March will bring the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the day for the wearing of the green and the date of the great pancake breakfast and delicious pies for sale. Everybody is welcome, Irish or not, green or not. The price has changed to only $4 for adults. Enjoy an enjoyable breakfast with plenty of friends and show support for the center also.
Monday mornings bring pool, darts, and other games. Easy line dancing for beginners meets at 9:30 a.m. and easy line dancing class meets at 10 a.m. What a wonderful way to get some enjoyable exercise.

Our cancer support group also meets Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and is doing well. It is open to anyone with cancer, survivors and caretakers. There are often guest speakers such as doctors and nutritionists, etc. who supply interesting and helpful information. Come and learn about some of the many different options available.
We will be bowling at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale on the first and third Monday of the month at two in the afternoon. We have fun at these games so why not join us?

Tai Chi is at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. This is a very helpful exercise, don’t miss it.

Tuesday mornings brings pool games, crafts and needlework at 10 along with a tremendous stretch class and then a small group bible study at 10:20. We also hope to play some Bocce Ball if the weather will cooperate. We may play bean bag baseball or other games.

A computer class at 1 and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays. Strength training room is open during regular center hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 5 to 7 p.m. Strength training classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m. through March. Plan your workout around these hours.

A really fun painting class is at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Come see the splendid collection of paintings. A sing-along group meets at 1 p.m., filling the center with melodious voices.

Tuesday afternoons is a great time for games and Tea with Turtle, a time of tea and sharing. Tai Chi is at 2:30 p.m. and yoga with Sue is at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesdays we find China painting at 9 a.m. There are many interesting stories at the center and it would be good to get more of them in writing.

Creative writing is at 10 a.m. Let us help you write your story. The creative writing group, sing-along group and theater group, which meets at 11 a.m. may soon be working together on a musical.

Thursday mornings find pool games at 9 and stretch exercise with Dolly at 9:30. Doesn’t everybody enjoy a good stretch? Blood pressures are checked by the fire department 11 a.m. The computer class is from 1 to 2 p.m.

Game time is at 1 p.m. Strength training class is at 5 to 7 p.m. Game night 6 to 9 p.m. A variety of games are played.

Friday pool games begin about 9 a.m. There are other games going almost always.

Tai Chi led by Dennis Day at no charge is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. except for the pancake breakfast on March 17. Don’t just sit at home, come join us. You are always welcome at the Blaine Senior Center.

Keep in mind the St. Patrick Day pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. All are welcome, bring your family, bring your friends.

Cooks, how about green pancakes? Or green eggs and ham?