Young At Heart

Published on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 by JoAn Newby

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Thankful for a very pleasant September, everybody is eagerly enjoying October’s colorful autumn.

Fall briskness brings renewed energy to the enthusiastic folks at the Blaine Senior Center. Here there is an abundance of friends, fellowship, food, and fun.

Tuesdays have the stretch exercise classes with Dolly at 9:30 a.m. This group has steadily increased in number of participants. These exercises are easy and fun, and extremely beneficial to everyone. Weather permitting seniors are outside playing Bocce or maybe they are enjoying bowling with the Wii equipment.

After the lunch on Tuesday is a Bible class and the painting class meets at 1 p.m. This class has also experienced an exciting giant attendance leap.

Increasing numbers of Blaine area citizens are learning how to move a paint-laden brush around and some beautiful pictures are emerging. The walls of the center are looking good. Many works of art are for sale at very reasonable prices and buying helps local citizens and the center. This is also a fun group with great snacks. Maxine is an excellent instructor for the beginner artist, so any adult should feel free to join the group.

Strength training exercise is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Ask in the office regarding strength training classes.

Wednesdays at 9 a.m. brings Don’s china painting class. With a good instructor some beautiful china pieces are being created.

The writing class meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays under Kay Dee’s direction. Many interesting stories have emerged within this gathering. Since everyone has a story, and all are interesting, it is good those stories are in writing.

Wednesdays, October 14 and 28 are movie days. Enjoy a movie beginning at 1 p.m. and munch on popcorn, wow!
Pinochle is played and tea drinkers and crafters meet after lunch at 1 p.m. accompanied, of course, with friendly, interesting conversation.

Thursdays start with stretch exercise, Bocce (weather permitting), and blood pressure checks by Blaine’s friendly firemen. Bridge games after lunch at 1 p.m. The photo groups meets at this time. Strength training is from 2 to 4 p.m. The center is open in the evening with Pinochle from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Fridays learn to Wii and Wii fit, bowl, baseball, tennis, golf at 10:30 a.m. You can also come in and use the Wii subject to availability. Friday mornings brings an Exploring the Bible study with Mary Lou. Crafts and tea and conversation time is at 1 p.m. Ladies pool is at 2 p.m.

Nail care is available by appointment on October 9. Come on in and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and friendly people, relax, read a book from the library or play board games. The pool room is open to all members, with the exclusion of Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings until noon.

Fridays at 1 p.m. brings Mysteries and Myths, Crash of the Hindenburg, Mystery of the Titanic, Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, Lock Ness Monster, and Mysterious Crashes of the Comet.

Seasonal flu shots will be given Thursday, October 22 at the center. They will be starting at 1 p.m. on a first come, first serve, basis. This is an important precaution for the winter months coming so remember to get this protection.
On Thursday, October 15 at 12:15 p.m. there is the extra special treat watching the senior steppers along with the October birthday lunch.

On Friday, October 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. will be a community retirement party honoring Yoschi, Blaine K-9 Corp Dog in celebration of eight years of devoted service. Yoschi will be accompanied by officer Munden, Yoschi’s partner.

The third Saturday of October brings the pancake breakfast which will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice for only $5 for adults and $3 for children. This is really cool, affordable place to eat out for breakfast, a chance to visit with friends and neighbors and meet newcomers.

Families and friends are welcome since the lunches and the pancake breakfast are open to everyone. Another gustatory pleasure are those very delicious ‘made at the center’ pies. Fresh baked pies are available for $7 and they will be for sale at the pancake breakfast.

Are you ready to celebrate a fun Halloween? On October 31, come dressed up or down and join in the fun.
Every day at the center is a friendly day of fun and fellowship and good nutritious meals. The center needs and appreciates everyone’s support.

Please continue to support the center by participating in the nourishing lunches and interesting activities. The center wishes to remain open and to continue as a friendly community welcoming place.

Interested in having a table at the great Christmas Bazaar? This will be a great happening and it is set for Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5.

There is a limit of 30 tables this year. Applications are in the office. The fee is $25 per table, first come, first serve.
This is a strictly homemade craft show-all items must be home crafted, nothing commercial will be allowed.

Come on in home crafters and learn more about it. Pick up an application at the senior center office. We hope you can join us and have some fun while making some pocket money.

Have an awesome October, everyone.