Young at Heart
By JoAn Newby
Here we are in a brand-new year. Last year was very good, and we are looking forward to the new year to be even better with pleasant activities and friends to meet.
The past year had many interesting activities and many more are scheduled for the 2008. The time for the paying of dues has come, and for only $25. There is a wide range of activities for everybody throughout the year:
• Our cancer support group is open to all those with cancer or whose lives are being affected by cancer. We meet at 10 a.m. on Mondays. There is also an easy line dance class at 9:30 a.m. for newcomers and an easy line dance at 10 a.m.
• Tuesday brings pool, and a stretch exercise class at 9:30 a.m., computer class meets at 10 a.m., and Bible classes at 10:30 a.m. and also on Fridays at 10 a.m.
• We are planning an identity theft talk by Austin Weldon from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday, January 22 at noon.
• There is a sing-along group meeting after lunch at one, and also bridge games and a painting class. This class is wonderful in case you just happen to be a beginner, as well as more experienced.
• Strength training classes will begin Tuesday, January 8 and run through March 13, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 – 3 p.m. The cost is $45, for an excellent program.
• Wednesday mornings find pool and china painting. Drop in and see some of their beautiful china painting. There is a very active creative writing class at 10 a.m. Come share your life story.
• Thursday mornings have pool games, the stretch exercise class, the computer class, and a blood pressure check. The WTA bus riding class will be Thursday, January 10. Learn how to ride the bus. Sign up in advance so we can plan your destination and also to let WTA know how many passengers to add to the route. We may try them out!
Walt Germain, a senior center favorite, will be singing at our birthday party on Thursday, January 17 right after lunch is served. Pinochle is from 6 to 9 p.m.
• The theater group meets on Friday at 1 p.m. This is a really fun activity and some excellent skits have been presented by this group. Remember that there are opportunities to play games such as Scrabble or card games.
• Pool tournament on Saturdays. Pancake breakfast is Saturday morning, January 19, from 8 – 11 a.m. This is only $4 for adults and $3 for children. This includes a special treat. The two person band, formerly known as “Double Trouble” and now named “Pacific Coasters,” will perform at 10 a.m. Come on in and enjoy yourself, there will even be room for dancing! We are thankful for the many great volunteers in our center. The center really depends on all of your help. Have a very happy and healthy New Year, everyone!