2010-03-18 / News

Senior Scene

By Charlotte Richardson
We keep hearing that spring is in the air – that’s something to really smile about, after all the snow that’s been in the air and on the ground this winter.

We’ve got a few great events coming up at the Senior Center in the very near and not-toodistant future, and want to invite you take part.

A tai chi class conducted by Carol Sarubbi, physical therapist of VNS Home Services, will be held every Tuesday morning in March from 10 to 11 a.m. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and prepare to have lots of fun at this free class. Tai chi is great exercise to improve your balance and strength.

Call Sue at 788-2045 to register; there’s still time to take part in the next class.

Tonight, Thursday, March 18, at 6 p.m., we’ll join with the teens to serve a buffet-style pasta and meatball supper at the Senior Center for the purpose of raising funds to purchase a new van for our joint use. We don’t need to wonder for even a moment if this is or isn’t a worthy cause – we know it is badly needed.

Mark your calendar now and plan to come on down. A pot luck dessert menu is planned and we hope you’ll take part – those who contribute a dessert will get extra tickets for the free raffle that will be held throughout the meal. Little kids eat free.

For more information or tickets, contact Debbie Tungett, teen coordinator, at 423–7261. Seating is limited and donations are $10 per person.

Vern Stromberg, AARP trained instructor, has announced that he will conduct the newly redesigned AARP four-hour driver safety course, which is being offered at the Jamestown Senior Center, 6 West St. on Wednesday, April 21, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. This program is open to people 50 and older, and registration begins promptly at 1 p.m. The class will run from 1:30 until 5:30, with a break provided. You are encouraged to bring a snack – we’ll provide the coffee. Participants in the course may be eligible for a discount on their auto insurance. Check with your insurance carrier.

The course fee for AARP members with proof of membership (bring your membership card) is $12; all others pay $14. Cash and checks are accepted at the site and checks must be made payable to AARP. For more information or to register, call Charlotte at 423-1026.

We were all deeply sorry to see Dick Howland leave us because of health difficulties. He’s doing well and stops by now and again to say hello. He is always willing to come by if we need his help and expertise. He’s holding his own in the health department, but misses us nearly as much as we miss him.

His replacement is Janet (Jenkins) Burns, who grew up in Jamestown, and she’s doing a great job. She loves being here and her warm and welcoming smile shows it. We love having her there and appreciate her kindly ways and friendly manner.

The Senior Center watercolor painting is now meeting at the Senior Center due to the new rental charges at Pemberton Apartments Community Room. The watercolor paintings are lovely and now grace the walls of the Senior Center dining room. The Hi-Lo Jack card players also meet at the center (or will when the Snowbirds come back).

Now all that’s missing is you – we want you to know the welcome mat is always out, the coffee’s always hot, the meals are still just $3 per person and they’re fantastic. If the meal isn’t exactly what tickles your fancy, you simply can’t beat the sandwiches.

We’re waiting to hear from all of our seniors and hope that you’ll visit us soon!

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