Senior Adult Center

Senior Adult Center

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 8:00 pm

By DEBRA EDWARDS
Hello friends, I can’t wait to tell you about all of our activities we have been involved with in the past few weeks.
The month of April took off before we knew it and now it is gone. If you missed our health fair, then I hope you plan on attending next year. First off, we wish to thank the Martin Church of Christ for letting us use their facility to host the health fair. This church is right in the middle of town and so easy to get to. Those folks there did a wonderful job by helping us get things done. I also want to tell all of our wonderful and great sponsors how much they are appreciated. This health fair was a genuine success because of their hard work and dedication of everyone involved.  Also, thanks to all of the vendors who came and set up. We had a great turnout and wonderful support by the community.
The following week in April, the Senior Adult Center and United Way of West Tennessee co-sponsored a senior seminar. Our speakers were very compassionate about their topics. First we heard from Lt. James Hatler from our own City of Martin Police Department. Lt. Hatler gave much needed information concerning elder abuse. He gave several points and need to know facts for our seniors. He is truly a remarkable person with a gift that he uses very well.
Our next speaker was Ms. Laverdia McCollugh from Nashville. Her topic was emergency preparedness. She showed examples and spread knowledge of what we needed to stay healthy and alive in case we were to get hit with a natural disaster.
After lunch, our speaker Andy Gardner, Director of Hospice of West Tennessee and Palliative Care gave us information on palliative care. Palliative care is a medical care approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening and /or chronic illnesses.  Our day at the seminar was enjoyed by all attended and we hope to do this again next year.
May is flying by with a large number of special activities. This Thursday will be our potluck. Our dinner will be hosted by VanAyer, Tenn. Quality Homecare and Hospice. We are very pleased to have David and his staff from VanAyer making sure we have plenty of meat for lunch. You are invited to bring a dish and a friend and come to our potluck. It starts at 11:30 a.m.
The week of the 20th, some of you will want to attend a stroke fair at Cane Creek. We will not be taking our new bus to the event, but it starts at 3 p.m.
Come get your blood pressure taken on May 23, starting at 11:30 a.m. with the staff from Care All. While the Care All folks are here, be sure to ask any questions you might want answered about the programs that they can offer to you and your family.
We also look forward to a new speaker which will be here twice this month. Ms. Lynn Smith from Caring Hands will be here on May 24 and May 30. On May 30, Ms. Lynn wants to do nails for all of you. The time for this will be 10 a.m-noon. Sign up now for this activity.
In June or July we are also looking to have another 55 Alive class. Just as soon as we get a final date, then we will get that out to you.  Be watching for it in the newspaper or our monthly calendar.
Also, talk to Trina about our annual yard sale. The dates are June 7-8. We will also have room for vendors to set up for a cost of $5 each.
We are accepting donations at this time for our yard sale. We will not accept any clothes for this event.  For any questions concerning the yard sale, contact Trina at 587-3900.
Before I close, I want to tell you to be looking for our calendars and information for everything else we have planned for June. Our daily activities are still going strong. We are hoping that you might want to join us for card, dominoes and shuffleboard. We have a Wii console if you want to try it. Come check us out.
Look for all activities on our calendar and the City of Martin’s website. You can also contact us at 587-3900 for questions. We would be happy to tell you or show you some of the things our senior center can offer you or a member of your family.
Published in The WCP 5.21.13

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