New year starts off with many activities, eventsPublished 6:00am Saturday, January 3, 2009
The beginning of a new year is an awesome thought. What will it bring?
We continue to move forward at the Senior Center. With the advent of our new state-of-the-art exercise equipment, more and more seniors are beginning to realize how important an exercise program is to maintain good health.
However, to enjoy the full benefits of an exercise program, it is necessary to know the proper way of using the equipment. Therefore, as a pre-requisite to beginning the program, we are offering an orientation class every Wednesday and Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.
In addition, a release form signed by your physician is required along with a participant form that must be signed. For more details about our Exercise Program, policies and procedures, see our brochure at www.ffsenior.org or pick up a copy at the Senior Center.
The first event of the New Year for the Red Hat gals is breakfast at Perkins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. Register by callihg the Senior Center by Jan. 6. (736-6842)
We also have special entertainment before the noon meal at the Center on that day. Cindy Urdeley (whom you probably remember as Cindy Fox) will visit us at 10:45 a.m. to sing some of your favorite songs.
Then, at 11:30 a.m., the aChord group will be with us for more beautiful music. I understand that Cindy may join them for a song or two. (Special thanks to Darrell Schaub, Larry Streif and Jim Sylte for sponsoring aChord.)
We alternate monthly visits with our Adopt-a-Class. This month the Senior Citizens Kitchen Band, accompanied by Vivian Kugler at the piano, will perform for the third-graders at Cleveland School on the 12th. This visit often inspires the students to work up a little kitchen band of their own to entertain the seniors in the following month.
The discussion group with Diane Scott and Kim Shea as moderators will continue to meet with Page House residents from 9 to 10 a.m. on Mondays in January.
Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and memories and maybe tell a few stories too. There is no cost and registration is not necessary.
A couple of reminders — next Monday, Jan. 5, at 12:45 p.m., the movie, Pearl Harbor will be shown at the Senior Center.
John Armstrong will be available for free ear wax checks and hearing aid cleaning by appointment on Jan. 14 at 10:30 a.m. (736-6842)
Looking ahead — On Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 11:15 a.m., Randy Fischer from Ringdahl Ambulance Service will present an informative seminar: Introduction to the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
This is the newest device that is saving the lives of people having heart attacks. For anyone wishing certification, classes are offered at Ringdahl Ambulance Service.
I hope you survived the Tuesday mammoth snowfall which reportedly added enough snow to break all records for total December snow.