Young at Heart: Senior center moves into fall

Published on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 by JoAn Newby

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Here we are, September once again. What a refreshing summer we had at our Blaine Senor Community Center with the Peace Arch and Hovander parks and Blaine center picnics and those very interesting tours of our Blaine community. We look forward to the autumn time of renewal and new beginnings, along with a variety of enjoyable pursuits at the Blaine Senior/Activity Center. There is plenty of food, friends and fellowship waiting for you.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Saturday, September 3 and Monday, September 5: Blaine Senior Center will be closed. Happy Labor Day!
Wednesday, September 7: Bingo at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, September 9: Lynden Pioneer Museum, leave center at 12:30 p.m. for 1 p.m. tour. Admission to the museum, which features a 1900s farmhouse and more than 60 vintage cars and tractors, is $4 for seniors. Ice cream at Edaleen Dairy after the tour.

Monday, September 12: 10 a.m., Blaine Senior Center Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 13: Professional foot care, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Schedule an appointment with Connie Webster, R.N.; strength training classes begin.

Wednesday, September 14: 12:15 p.m., Officer Landis from the Blaine Police Department will discuss current issues concerning seniors in our community; flu shots by Hoagland’s Pharmacy, 1 to 3 p.m., open to all. $25 cash or check, or Hoagland’s can bill Medicare, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans (bring your cards).

Saturday, September 17:  8 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast. Pancakes, waffle or French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Adults $5, Kids $4.

Monday, September 19:  Balance training and fall prevention meets 1 to 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, for four weeks; Taiji performance and potluck, 5:20 to 6 p.m. Join the Blaine Taiji Academy in welcoming the Chinese world champion of Taijiquan and Taiji sword, Taiji Prince Sitan and his wife. Potluck dinner follows. 

Thursday, September 22: Bocce ball, 10:30 a.m. Lunch picnic at Peace Arch State Park, 11:30 a.m. Music by Dusty Road String. Picnic sponsored by Jim Ross at Windsor Sterling Health Plans. The Meadow Greens bus will provide a shuttle from the Blaine Senior Center to the park and back.

Saturday, September 24: 50/50 bingo, 2 to 4 p.m., win cash and prizes, including the grand prize, a one-night stay at the Silver Reef Casino along with a $59 gift certificate to the Red River Café plus cash. $20 admission, event open to all 18 years and older.

Monday, September 26: Lunch program, 12:15 p.m.: Eating for Energy. Demetree Robinson, certified health coach, will present this program focusing on foods that will increase your energy and vitality.

Tuesday, September 27: Professional foot care, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Schedule an appointment with Connie Webster, R.N.; lunch program, 12:15 p.m.: Amateur hour. Come join us for lunch and watch some very brave members perform for your entertainment. Please sign up at the front desk for our annual amateur hour. Last year was lots of fun so start practicing your instrument, singing, or whatever talent you would like to share.

Friday, September 30: Lunch Program, 12:15 p.m.: Pakawalups.  This high-energy group of three sisters returns with a patriotic show that includes songs made famous by the beloved and talented Andrew Sisters and other great artists.

Saturday, October 8: Blaine Community Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have 30 tables available for $15 each. Anyone can rent a table. Pick up your application and buy your table now.