Young at Heart: February

Senior_SG-8By Lorrie Conyac

Isn’t it amazing what service dogs are capable of doing to help people each day? Come to the Blaine Senior Center on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:45 a.m. and meet some dogs in training.

Brigadoon provides service dogs for veterans and they want you to know how they train dogs to provide assistance to adults with physical, developmental and behavioral disabilities. We are so pleased to have an opportunity to learn more about this wonderful nonprofit and their work to provide service dogs for veterans.

Strap on your bib and come to the Blaine Senior Center on Saturday, February 20, 8–11 a.m. for pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy or French toast, plus scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. You will not find a better bargain anywhere in Blaine for only $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

We are gearing up for a new Strength Training for Seniors class beginning Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Our classes meet for six weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost for the class is $60. Preregistration, membership at the Blaine Senior Center and a medical release are required.

Our classes are small and you will get all the special attention you need if you feel somewhat intimidated by physical fitness equipment. Our instructor will take the time to work with you to ensure you are comfortable in our gym.

In addition, you will meet new people and maybe even find that person that will work out with you after the classes are over and help you meet your physical fitness goals.

Congratulations to Eric Saenz for being the Senior Center Volunteer of the Month! Eric is often seen at our front desk greeting everyone with a friendly smile.

He is also the master behind the computer at every bingo event and is even responsible for preparing all the bingo games. Of course he is also active in many other senior center events and his willingness to contribute extends out into the community as well. Thank you Eric!

Have you taken the time to look at our website? One item you might find interesting is our monthly menu. Each day we serve lunch, not just to members of the center but also to the public. Looking for a nutritious lunch for a reasonable price? Why not try us out?

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. Although we plan our lunches for people 60 or older who may not have anyplace else to receive a healthy meal, we also will provide lunch to the younger crowd for a reasonable donation.

Our website ( also lists all our activities and general information about our facility. Give it a try and let us know what you think about it.

Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street. You can call us at 360/332-8040.

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