Senior News

BY SUSIE HELLER

Good to be back in the valley. When returning from southwest Washington, it felt so good to turn left at Pateros. There is “no place like home,” said Dorothy. She was right, although all of us would be in culture shock in Kansas without the mountains. Like the saying goes, “it’s hard to be in Kansas once you’ve been to Oz.”

We still need paper grocery bags at the Senior Center Thrift Store. We are running low. Such a treat to have so many of you fill our needs. We want to reciprocate where we can, which leads us to the next topic.

We have all kinds of things in our medical closet such as an electric wheelchair (no, children cannot take it for a spin, no matter how much they beg). We have walkers, canes, crutches, toilet risers, etc. These are free to anyone in the valley in need. Please feel free to borrow them for as long as required. Having just purchased some of these for my mother, I can say without a question, borrowing is best!

Bingo is every third Thursday for members. As the tension mounted, 21 players glued themselves to their cards at last month’s competition. But only one for each of several games would shout the sought after word: “bingo.” Maybe this time it will be you. There are cash prizes for extra incentive. Come join the Senior Center and savor the excitement.

Lynn Bjerge won the coveted gift basket for this month, lovingly prepared by Rosalie Hutson.

Rosalie visited with Howard Betty bearing a get-well card signed by everyone at the Senior Center. She quipped that he was too old to go rolling down the hill like a kid. Got a chuckle from him. She further reported that he was in good spirits while healing rapidly. Way to bounce back, Howard – with aplomb.

As June comes to a close, we are reminded that we have passed the longest day of the year. How strange, with summer just beginning.

I hope you are all looking forward to the Fourth of July, or Bastille Day (France) on July 14, or Canada Day July 1. So many reasons to celebrate. And always remember that freedom is not free.

 

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Thur, June 27: Scalloped potatoes & ham casserole, garden salad, broccoli, applesauce, whole wheat bread or roll, Jell-O.

Fri, June 28: Vegetable lasagna, Caesar salad, Italian vegetables, mixed berries, garlic bread, ice cream.

Mon, July 1: Polish sausage and sauerkraut, buttered carrots, spinach salad, Waldorf salad, buns, frosted cake.

Thursday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day.

 

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