Young at Heart

Published on Thu, May 15, 2008 by JoAn Newby

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Young at Heart

By JoAn Newby

The Blaine Senior Center welcomes the wonderful month of May. We are thankful for all those April showers but are really ready for those promised May flowers and hopefully a few more sunshiny days. Some warm gentle breezes would be nice too.

We were deeply saddened by passing of Undine Sinks in a tragic automobile accident during April. Undine was a long-time member and faithful volunteer at the center and loved by everyone. Undine donated many hours of work for the center during her many years of service. She led many successful garage sales including the one held in this April. Undine was a vital part of our community and she was loved by everyone and is sorely missed.

Our Blaine Senior Center has been and still is a very vital part of our community. It is a welcoming haven, which provides needed fellowship, a sense of family, fun and nutritious food for many senior adults. This support by the Blaine community is very much appreciated.

There are many activities provided including great physical fitness instruction and equipment, which gives our citizens a chance to add years of healthy enjoyable living to their lives.

The spring Bocce Ball kick-off will be at Bender Field in Lynden on May 15. Sign up we will be carpooling. The coming of warmer and drier weather should bring many of our Bocce ball enthusiasts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30.

We are anticipating many outdoor activities along with warmer and drier weather. Gardening is traditional, and wonderful picnics and interesting and enlightening tours.

A scrapbook bulletin board in honor of Mother’s Day is on display. Come see pictures of our moms and bring a picture of your mom too, it would look great in our display.

The cancer support group is cancelled until further notice. Keep informed.

Bowling meets at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale Monday May 19 at 2 p.m. Bowling is starting up with Trudi taking the lead in getting folks together. Bowling is great fun and good exercise too.

The new strength training refresher class is Tuesday and Thursday, May 13 and 15, from 1 – 2 p.m. The cost is only $12. Sign up now. The gym is closed during classes, Tuesday and Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. in the afternoon through June 5. Sign up now for summer classes.

There is tax stimulus assistance Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m. to noon on a first-come basis. There will be assistance only on tax stimulus and rebate.

The May birthday party will be Thursday, May 15. There will be a red hat party, with songs and games based on the red hat clubs and the poem which begins with “When I am old, I will wear purple.” If possible, wear a red hat and purple and be outrageous. This promises to be a fun time.

Have a great month of May!