Young At Heart

Published on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 by JoAn Newby

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Young At Heart

By JoAn Newby

Now that April has arrived, and the hope of longer, warmer, and more sunshiny days, the folks at the Blaine Senior and Activity Center are looking forward to the warmth of the sunshine and the wonders of our magnificent center surroundings.
March had its sadness at the loss of our good friend, Toni Peller, her memorial service was one of fond remembrances and a celebration of her life. May we always remember Toni and remember to always celebrate the goodness of life.

March was also a time of rejuvenation with a redecoration of the center, now that it has been freshly painted and decorated.

April at the center brings opportunities for fellowship and the celebration and gathering of friends, old and new.

There will be no pancake breakfast this month, but instead we have a humongous garage sale arriving on Saturday, April 19. The doors will be open for your shopping excursion from 9 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. Come and join the company of shoppers and well wishers at our center. There will be friends and bargains galore, and plenty of soup and salad for all hungry shoppers.

Donations for this garage sale are needed and welcomed. Now, is your chance to clean out those closets and stuff stashed away. Bring your great, clean and unbroken treasures on over beginning Monday, April 14 and before 4 p.m., Friday, April 18. The garage sale is a very important source of income for the center and helps keep it open throughout the year.

Some other events of April are a reverse mortgage workshop on the 16th from 1 to 3 p.m. You can sign up for this at the center. Jake, the service dog on Thursday, April 17, information about digital TV and information about hearing loss on April 29.

There will be a dog show and auction Thursday, April 24 at 1 pm. Come and complete an application to show your well-groomed, lovable, well-mannered, on a leash, controlled dog. Be sure your dog has all shots. We will have a silent auction of dog equipment, please donate pet supplies for the auction.

Tuesdays bring fellowship along with stretch exercises at 9:30 a.m., a small Bible class in the mornings and a sing along, bridge games and a painting class in the afternoon.

Wednesday mornings has pool and a china painting class, a wonderful writing class at 10 a.m. This class has been growing and is a very good way to get acquainted with others. On Wednesday afternoons bring your needlework, or help us with some of the center’s needlework. There is a computer class at 2 p.m. and easy yoga for everyone at 3 p.m..

Thursdays have stretch exercises, computer class, blood pressure check, and in the afternoons – bridge and a theater group. There is a strength training class from 2 to 4 p.m. and pinochle from 6 to 9 p.m.

Fridays have a Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Remember there is lunch at noon on Saturdays to help support the center.