Young at Heart
By JoAn Newby
It’s been a great summer. A number of our seniors volunteered, prepared and served snacks to the hundreds of athletes recently participating in the fund-raising triathlon at Semiahmoo.
Adding to the summer was the senior day at Hovander Park last month. Nearly 500 seniors attended and there was fun and a great picnic lunch for everyone.
The many vendors supplied useful information of various senior services while also providing many great prizes.
Another favorite annual tradition honored by at our Blaine center is the picnic lunch at the Freeman ranch with its beautiful outdoor atmosphere and musical entertainment.
September brings a return of activities and also some new routines. An upcoming adventure is the kayaking with tandem kayaks at Semiahmoo Spit, Thursday afternoon, September 14. What a great way to enjoy the great outdoors and take a close look at the seals.
An exciting event is coming up October 7, the annual rummage sale, giving everyone a chance to rent a table and sell those unused belongings or crafted items. Don’t miss this one, it is another way to support the senior program.
Fifty-five Alive classes will be on September 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., call or sign in ahead of time for these classes.
• September 16 is our pancake breakfast. All are welcome to come and enjoy a good lunch and here’s another chance to support our center.
• A computer room with computers and instruction will soon be available.
• Tea with Turtle time has been changed from 2 p.m. to 1:30 on Wednesdays. The singing group will be meeting Thursday afternoons starting September 21.
• Creative writing classes on Wednesday mornings resume September 13.
• Bocce Ball continues to meet Tuesday mornings as weather permits.
• Blood Pressure check by the fire department continues on Thursday mornings.
• Painting classes resume Tuesday September 12.
• China painting continues on Wednesday mornings.
• A friendly bible class featuring God’s love, continues meeting Tuesday and Friday mornings.
• There is Tai Chi practice at 8:30 Friday evenings.
• Easy line dancing starts up again October 2.
• There is foot care by Visiting Nurse Personal Services, October 18, by appointment.
The new fall schedule looks very inviting, and welcoming to all.