Young At Heart
By JoAn Newby
It has been exciting days at the Blaine Senior/Community Center. We now have our brand new manager, Cam Oliver. Cam was born in 1960 and raised in Seattle. He came to Bellingham in 1981 to attend Western Washington University. He feels that his most interesting subjects were in the areas of human behavior and psychology.
After graduating with a B.A. degree, he worked for 11 years with Northwest Youth Services as a counselor and assistant manager. Cam has enjoyed working with both boys and girls and adults. He has worked with Whatcom County for the past 10 years in a variety of capacities. For the past two years, he has coordinated the youth and family recreation program for Whatcom County Parks.
Cam finds that working with senior adults is exciting, pleasant and enjoyable. He has real enthusiasm and is eager to get acquainted with our seniors and their many interests and activities. He believes that seniors have a lot of experience in life and loves to have them share their experience with him.
Our Blaine community has been looking forward to November and all of the events. Mondays find the crafty ladies busy crafting crafts and some easy line dancing. There is the Bible study at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, with pool and painting class in the afternoons. Depending on the weather, we may play bocce ball Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The china painting is at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, the creative writing group meets at 10. There is time for pinochle Wednesday afternoons and yoga at 6:30 Wednesday evenings. Wednesday, November 23, will feature Carl Peterson on the accordion.
Thursday brings the friendly fire department to check blood pressures and bridge in the afternoons. November 17 will bring the Thanksgiving celebration with a delicious turkey dinner and Heaven Scent for great entertainment. Yes, there will be a great day November 24 – a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner provided by the American Legion. The following days, Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, the center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. The center will also be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day.
There will be one of the center’s famous pancake breakfasts from 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12. Be sure to support the center by attending. This is a way to raise money, which is used in the Blaine center and a welcoming place to meet and eat in Blaine. Have a nice, nifty November everyone!