Young at Heart

Published on Thu, Jul 10, 2008 by JoAne Newby

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Young at Heart

By JoAne Newby

Somewhere in the flurry of Blaine Senior Center pancake breakfasts and the community display of flashing fireworks, let us remember the truly wonderful heritage we have been given. The United States is a great country, founded on some high ideals of liberty and responsibility.

Senior citizens are very much aware that freedom has not come easily. The freedom which we enjoy today was bought with the tremendous price of many sacrifices. Now this freedom is ours and so is the responsibility of its maintenance. We ought not forget its price and also to strive to pass on the high ideals on which the nation was founded.

A great start to the community’s old-fashioned celebration of Independence Day was provided by the Blaine Senior Center’s friendly community pancake breakfast.

We are grateful for the wonderful community support, Volunteers served almost 500 breakfasts to the 4th of July crowd.

Volunteers are really at the heart of our program, they enable us to provide food, fun and fellowship especially to the seniors of our community. Because of faithful volunteers our Blaine Senior Center continues to be a welcoming center for many and we appreciate the community’s participation.

A way to provide some easy and enjoyable support to our center is by eating with us. If every single member will stop and eat lunch at least twice a month, it would really help our center maintain its program.

Tuesdays: Dolly leads a 9:30 a.m. stretch exercise class. This class has been steadily growing with diligent participators stretching muscles and tendons. Bocce ball mornings provides a chance to play this interesting lawn-bowling game in the brilliant Washington sunshine.

A 10:30 a.m. Bible class led by myself, is an in-depth topical study, now centering on the (Old Testament and New Testament) concepts of birthright and its inherent responsibilities. The Friday morning class, led by Mary Lou is currently studying the Gospel of John. Feel free to join us in both of these.

Afternoons are open to games, such as Scrabble, pool and bridge.
Wednesdays: China painting with Don at 9 a.m., crafts and tea with Dolly in the afternoon and easy yoga at 3 p.m. Easy yoga is cancelled on July 16.

Thursdays: More stretch exercising at 9:30 a.m., blood pressure checks at 11 a.m. and time for games. Also, pinochle night from 6 to 9 p.m. The birthday party for this month will be on July 17.

Fridays: July 18 promises to be an exciting day, with BBQ hot dogs on the front lawn, come and bring your hats, and enjoy. Remembering that July is National Hot Dog month. Come celebrate.

Saturdays: Lunches are not being served on Saturday, but the gym is open to members trained in its use.

Save the date on your calendars, August 6, that is the day of our senior picnic at Hovander Park. This is always a very enjoyable day with vendors giving gifts and prizes, and tremendous live music for our enjoyment. See you there!