Martin Senior Center News
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:01 pm
By: Debra Edwards, Special to The Press
Hello, seniors and community. We are having a wonderful time at the center. The folks have been very busy with the different activities that are going on each day.
This past month, we were guests at the Cine Theater for a morning showing of “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” We had 25 that attended from the Martin and Sharon centers. We had hoped to do this again, but will just have to wait and see.
This month we are starting a new exercise contest. All you have to do to participate is to log the amount of time you spend on our equipment or working out with the group.
We are going to award three gifts for the top three exercise minutes logged. We did this last fall and everyone really enjoyed himself or herself. Can’t wait to see who will win this spring.
The shuffleboard gang is back and going strong. We always have a good crowd of shuffleboard players and would like to include some new folks. We are happy to see our regular players plus we welcome back those who spend the winter in Florida.
The shuffleboard is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. for those who would like to participate.
This past week, First State Bank sponsored the 55 Alive Class. This was the first time that the class met at the community room at the new bank. The response from the folks who attended the class was very good. Everyone, including Mr. Gene Busby (instructor) had a big time. This class is offered by AARP and sponsored by First State Bank. Gene Busby always does a great job with these classes. He said this was a lively group. We are very happy to tell you that we are planning on another class in September of this year. Watch the paper for dates so you can sign up.
We are getting ready for the Senior Olympics. The dates for this year’s games will be April 28-May 19. We have several who will be participating in the games and look forward to seeing who will be bringing home the medals. The closing ceremony will be held at the Union City Senior Center.
The theme for this year will be the ‘50s. I can’t wait to see how everyone will be dressed for this event. The Senior Olympic Committee has decided on a closing ceremony contest.
Please come to the center to find out about the contest. This will be a lot of fun for everyone.
Our art class finished up a couple of weeks ago. Our folks really seemed like they enjoyed themselves and learned something new. We want to thank Ms. Peggy King for her wonderful volunteer work. We look forward to seeing her again this summer or fall.
Jill Hart came last week to be with us for exercise group time. We always have a good tie with Jill and the folks she brings with her. We look forward to her to be back with us next month.
On April 20, we had a guest speaker from AARP who talked to us about tax season and what AARP provides for seniors.
Ms. Joyce Morris from Van Ayer spoke to us at our potluck about the new structure of services that Van Ayer will be offering for our community.
The center was closed April 22 for Good Friday and the doors opened back up on April 25 at 7:30 a.m.
Last but not least, we would like to send out a great big thank you to Keith Dunning for his generous donation to the senior center. Keith surprised us with a wonderful T.V. set. No one will have a problem being able to see this large television.
We are so thankful to him for remembering our senior center.
If you have any questions about the center or activities, please come by or call us at 587-3900. Our hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.