Youngat Heart

Published on Thu, Jul 12, 2007 by oAn Newby

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Young at Heart

By JoAn Newby

Our Blaine Senior Center has a brand new facelift with the beautiful round tables replacing the old rectangular tables furnished by the Whatcom County Parks Department. Conversation flows so much better around round tables.

The retirement party for Toni was a huge success, with a large turnout of well-wishers. Toni promises to still be around to encourage and greet as she always does.

There are tours available and many activities planned for the summer.

• Our Cancer Support Group usually meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m.
• On July 7 we have the privilege of meeting and hearing Dr. Kaufman, a well-known oncologist, speak to the group.
Dr. Kaufman specializes in disorders of the breast, and he will talk about the newest advances in this area. Come with your concerns and questions.
• Bowling the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 2 pm at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale. This is always lots of fun for everybody, so come whether you are expert or not.

• Dolly will be back to lead those wonderful stretch exercises on July 10.
• There is also bocce ball, bridge, and the strength training is open at 7 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
• Bible study is at 10:30 a.m.

• The all-county picnic will be at Hovander Park on Wednesday, August 8.
This is a great summer event. You will have the opportunity to visit with seniors from all over the county, enjoy the beautiful park, the Hovander homestead, or even take a walk to the Nooksack River.
• Our china painting program is going strong in the summer on Wednesday mornings. Now is your chance to learn china painting. Don Richendrfer offers guidance and will do the firing at cost. He can get you started on this creative endeavor.
• There are pool dart games.
• The afternoons have games, such as scrabble and card games.
• Yoga with Sue is at 7 Wednesday evenings.

• Thursday brings more opportunities to play pool and do stretch exercises with Dolly. Join us for bocce ball at 10:30.
• There is a blood-pressure check by the friendly fire department at 11 a.m.
• The afternoons provide games.
• The strength training center is open at 7 pm.

• Play pool or other games.

•The kayaking trips have filled up quickly and everybody who participated had lots of enjoyment and enjoyed the scenery and up close views of the wildlife.
• The center serves a pancake breakfast or a lunch on Saturdays. This is a chance to show support for the center.
•The community garden is growing well. The senior center has three plots and have planted many different vegetables.