Young at Heart

Published on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 by JoAn Newby

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Welcome all good folks, welcome to February. The weather seems a little chilly, but then it is February. Ah, February, how nice that you make the daylight happen a little longer each and every day. We truly appreciate that, you know. 

It seems that this time of year we need all the sunshine and daylight that we can get, so thank you for bringing a little more each day. And also thank you for providing wonderful holidays, and the friendly Blaine Senior Center that brings warmth, food and fellowship to our otherwise cold weather existence.

The month of February began with the celebration of the Chinese New Year along with a demonstration of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is available every Monday at the center. It is a beneficial, low impact exercise program, and can help people discover these exercise routines for themselves. Now is your chance to learn beginning Chinese language, presented on Monday mornings from 10:40 to 11:20 a.m. Come earlier to attend Ping-Pong classes at 9 or 10 a.m. and have lunch after your language class.

Monday, February 10 is movie day, and the movie featured will be Groundhog Day. Groundhog Day should certainly be celebrated, don’t you think?

On February 11, come join us for a fun and easy dice game called Bunco. There are prizes involved all for a $2 donation.

Like some help with tax preparation? Help is on the way – sign up for assistance at the front desk.

Now we are preparing for the St. Valentine’s Day celebration, when everybody is a sweetheart. Be sure to take part on Friday, February 14 at 11:45 a.m. Featuring music by Traveling Light with oldies from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Remember that love and kindness are in special order this special time of year.

Don’t forget about our pancake breakfast! Saturday, February 15, 8–11 a.m. There will be a choice of pancakes, waffles or French toast, eggs, orange juice or coffee for only $6.

The birthday lunch on Thursday, February 20 will feature classic country music with Bounty Hunter. Surely everybody needs a little celebration for another year of life.

President’s Day is another great holiday celebrated on Monday, February 17 at 1 p.m. Remember some of our great presidents, like Lincoln and Washington, and all the loyal founding fathers and others who serve our country. This special occasion will be an opportunity to play EZ Bingo and win cash and prizes. Concessions will be available at noon with soup and salad with a choice of toppings for only $6. There will be a $10 admission for Bingo.

Have a wonderful February, enjoy the weather and enjoy the Blaine Senior Center.