Young at heart: May

By Lorrie Conyac

Spring has sprung and we at the Blaine Senior Center are charging forward at full speed. Each Friday in May members of the Senior Center are invited to join us for Bingo at 12:30 p.m. Bring a dollar to contribute towards the prizes, or just bring something valued at a dollar to add to our eclectic mix of prizes.

On May 29, our Bingo fun is open to the public. Be sure to mark your calendars to play EZ Bingo at 12:30 p.m. and you could win cash. The cost is $10 for eight games with three cards each game. If you would like, your kids are welcome to join the fun.

If you are coming to play Bingo, please consider coming early to enjoy lunch with us. Our lunch is open to the public and is part of our nutrition program. Do you know a senior that would benefit from a well-balanced meal but is unable to drive? Bring them to lunch at the Senior Center.

To help keep our lunch program going, we ask for a donation of $6 from those who can afford to contribute. Our main focus is to ensure that the elders in our community receive one nutritious meal per day that contains a third of their daily needs.

See our menu on our website at Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Grab your hat and come to the birthday picnic on May 28 at 11:30 a.m. Are you having a birthday in May? Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate and be entertained. We will have hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon and ice cream. And don’t forget the cake! While you enjoy lunch, we will provide a down-home, foot-stomping good time with Howard and Sandy Andreason playing some of your favorite country tunes. You are invited to sing along and even dance to the music, if you feel the urge.

I want to take just a moment to thank all the people and businesses that have supported the Blaine Senior Center this year.

I think we have the best community in Whatcom County supporting our seniors. Your involvement in our programs, events and fundraisers has been wonderful; we couldn’t do it without your help.

Speaking of support, thanks to the Blaine Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2, you can put on your dancing shoes and learn to line dance for free. This is a beginner class that meets at the Senior Center on the third Tuesday of each month, 10:30–11:30 a.m. We are currently learning “Cut a Rug” and “Achy Breaky Heart.” Don’t worry, they’re both easy to learn and it’s a great way to get in a little aerobic exercise.

The Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street and our staff can be reached at 360/332-8040.

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