Martin Senior Adult Center News

Martin Senior Adult Center News

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:01 pm
By: Deb J. Edwards, Special to The Press

By Deb J. Edwards

Special to The Press

Hello again. The month of February it snowed more than usually and we felt it would be best to keep the center closed for few icy days. Even though we had a few rough days on the front of the month, we had a lot of excitement going on the rest of February. 

Our Jewelry class was taught by Shirley Allison. We had several which made the effort to learn some new techniques at jewelry making. I wish to thank Shirley for coming out to teach our folks. I do hope everyone who participated will be able to use some of the information they learned and be able to work on their own projects. 

On Valentine’s Day, our staff and the City of Martin Police Department honored our seniors by cooking a wonderful lunch for them. We wish to express our appreciation to Kenny Edwards for grilling chicken and also for the police department for being involved with our seniors here at the center and also the community. On that same day, we also had the ladies from the AOII sorority come help serve at our Valentine luncheon. We wish to thank the young ladies for helping our staff and spending some time with our senior citizens. We are very grateful for such nice young people. 

Well, I wish you could have been with us while Trina and I went for CPR training at the Martin Fire Department. Jamie Summers was our instructor and he did an outstanding job. I am glad we got to get this training in because it’s been a few years and most things have changed since I took CPR class in college. 

Last week we had our annual Black History Celebration here at the center. Our own Bob Smith helped with the program. Mr. Bob cooked the Bar-B-Que for our lunch. We also had several ladies from the community who make cakes and baked pies. Our staff was very appreciative for all of the help which everyone gave to us. We want to recognize our guest speaker, Mr. Robert A. Nunley. He did a lovely job with his words of encouragement for everyone. We heard several wonderful comments on his speak and we do appreciate him for his time and thoughtfulness.

The center was also the recipient of a new activities board. This board was donated by our local Woodmen of the World agency. This board is extremely nice and is a very useful tool for our center. We also want to thank the donation of coffee from our own Mary Hooper and Ruby Rawls. These ladies are very active in our center and we look forward to seeing them on a daily bases.

This month we will start the month off with an Advisory meeting. Our new officers have been elected and we also would like to welcome our new committee members. 

They are Hazel Gill, Annice Arnold, and Bill Johnson. The center looks forward to working with everyone on the committee. They volunteer their time while trying to focus for future plans and present opportunities to help the Senior Adult Center and the senior area population. 

The senior adult center will have a free art classes which will be taught by Peggy King.  Ms. Peggy has taught art for many years and she decided she would come to our center and help with all those seniors who might like to learn something new. This class will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. All seniors are welcome to come by. 

Remember all the daily activities we have going on, in addition to Sterling Medical on March 10, at 12 p.m. Shawn Bueg (medical consultant) for power wheel chairs, diabetic shoes, back supports and much more will be here to talk to anyone interesting in these items. On March 17, will be our monthly potluck, plus, we will have a speaker (Ricky Perry) from Air Evac.  Beware; he could land in a helicopter. Come to potluck and find out for yourself. On March 24, Tennessee Quality Homecare and Hospice will be here for sugar checks.  Put these things on your calendar, plus sign up to go to the movies with us on March 30, at 10 a.m. The cost of the movie will only be $5. This will cover your admission, popcorn and a drink. All seniors are invited, but we need a name for head count. Contact Trina here at the center and add your name to the list. We need 50 folks to go. We do not know which movie will be showing at this time, but they are working with us to get a good one. 

We have a few spots left for our Branson trip. Remember, this is a five day, four night trip. This is going to be a great opportunity for those of you who want to see exciting shows. 

Come by and get this month’s calendar and newsletter. We are located at 701 North Lindell St. and the phone number is 587-3900. We are open Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m – 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of you. 


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