MVSeniorCenterBy Susie Heller

Thirteen of us took CPR/AED training from Aero Methow Rescue Service to learn how to use our new heart defibrillator. No shock paddles like on TV, just a lunchbox-size machine. You can now come in for a zap and meatloaf. Seriously, we hope never to use this equipment, but saving a life is our prime objective. First response is very important. Contact Aero Methow to schedule CPR classes for yourself.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful people at Aero Methow as they go over hill and dale dispensing treatments and drawing blood with ease. I’ve taken the Omak ride and confirm their competence. No need to send cards or flowers, just heartburn.

New to the lunch gathering is the contest, “you name it, we can’t.” We receive articles whose use or identity we don’t know. If you guess correctly, you win it! Yes, you take it even if you don’t want it and no sneaking it back in a donation sack. That’s the rule. Two pairs of thing-a-ma-bobs went home with Clarence and John. They’ll figure them out.

I am sorry to inform you that our beloved cook Pat has decided to retire effective immediately. We will miss her wonderful presence so much! We wish her the best in her retirement! Farewell to a treasured friend and co-worker. Look for her at the grocery store and give her a huge hug.

We hope to add some classes to our schedule: macramé. It’s back like a bad dream with magazine articles confirming the craft in new ways. So dust off your cording and incense while checking for classes.

We had 14 revelers at bingo on Thursday. This activity is so well attended that we are adding another day — the first Monday of each month in addition to our third Thursday hoedown. Y’all come.


Senior menu

Thursday, Jan. 23: Beef stew, pasta salad, Caesar salad, orange slices, roll, frosted cake.

Friday, Jan. 24: Macaroni and cheese with ham, beets, mixed green salad, peaches, whole wheat roll, Jell-O.

Monday, Jan. 27: Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, cooked spinach, beets, pears, whole wheat roll, frosted cake.

Thursday, Jan. 30: French dip au jus, beets, pea salad, Waldorf salad, Jell-O.

Friday, Jan. 31: Hamburger Stroganoff, trio vegetables, garden salad, pears, French bread, pudding.

Meals are at noon in the Methow Valley Senior Center on Highway 20 in Twisp. The suggested donation is $3.25 for seniors over age 60; cost is $7.50 for those under 60. For more information, call 997-7722.