Young at Heart: September 2016


The word is probably out that we have a new director at the Blaine Senior Center. Her name is Katherine (Kathy) Sitker and she comes to us with a strong desire to fit into our community, bring success to our center and help all our members meet their wants and needs. If you get a chance, please come into the center and introduce yourself to Kathy. She’s looking forward to hearing your ideas and collaborating with our community to develop new and fun activities for everyone.

Welcome, Kathy, we are delighted to have you at the Blaine Senior Center!

Our volunteer of the month for September is Ms. Mahin Farsai. She believes that love has its own language and her expression of that love is through knitting. Now and then her brother Max comes into the center for yarn. I can’t tell you how often, just when I think we have nothing to put in our craft nook, Mahin sends her brother to Blaine with a new supply of hats, scarves, sweaters or blankets. Thank you Mahin for all you do for us and our members.

The Blaine Senior Center is getting ready to send in its second T-shirt order with our brand new logo imprinted in either large or small print. If you want one, you must order before Thursday, September 15. I want to take a moment to express a special thank you to Daniella Dimitrova. It was with her help, (who am I kidding – she did 99 percent of the work) that the center has a logo that is distinctive and representative of the unflagging spirit of our members.

Daniella researched many senior centers and found that the standard logos were simply not representative of our very active, enthusiastic membership. When she presented the beautiful, stylized hummingbird as our new logo, she tapped into the essence of our membership. Busy, lighthearted and moving from one activity to another, to name just a few. We can’t thank her enough for all she did on a volunteer basis. Daniella, you will always be close to the heart of the Blaine Senior Center.

Lest I forget, here are some of our activities for this month. Don’t miss our Saturday, September 17 pancake breakfast. Pancakes, waffles or French toast with eggs and all the fixings for only $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.

Enjoy the Travelin’ Light Band at 11:45 a.m. at our September birthday lunch.

We’ll have light jazz, blues and those old standards we all love to hear over and over.

As always, we have the pool room available for member use, the gym to get you ready for your very busy days, our lunch program every Monday through Friday, and many other daily activities. Check out our website,, or call for more information.

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

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