2010-12-02 / News

The Senior Times

By Charlotte Richardson
It seemed to me that for whatever reason, the Thanksgiving turkey tasted better than ever this year. Hope yours was just as tasty and that your day was a great one. We seem to be well on our way to yet another Holiday Season, though peace on Earth still eludes us, there is much for which we be grateful.

We wish to thank the Jamestown Community Theater for their invitation to attend “Cinderella” as their guests at the special dress rehearsal performance. Everyone who attended said it was great.

We had a good-sized group of people turn out for the senior center’s Thanksgiving dinner, which was held last week at the regular noontime luncheon. It was delicious and everything traditional was on the plate. The company was great and the food hot and tasty, as are all of the meals. We cordially invite you to call and make a reservation at 423-2658 and come on down and see for yourself.

There’s a lot going on at the senior center these days. Many local organizations meet there on a regular basis, and among them is a new one – a group of ladies who get together on three Monday evenings a month at 5 p.m. They work on various sewing, crafting and quilting projects, each of their own choice. Some bring a snack since the gathering starts early and runs until 8 p.m. You can call Cindy Smith at 423- 0025 for more information or to let her know you would like to takes part.

Some of our seniors have hitched up with the Jamestown teens, to help with fundraising for the new van, which hopefully is soon to become a reality. The van will be for the joint use of the seniors and the teens, who have combined forces to help make it happen.

Several projects have been successful in getting almost there, and the next one is a Holiday Helpers Program which will take place at the recreation center, and involves package wrapping, polishing silver, ironing table linens and other kinds of helping hands. Call Debbie Tungett at 423-7261 to sign up to help. The program will take place on Dec. 4, Dec. 11 or Dec. 18.

You can help by bringing your own iron and ironing board, or donating ribbon, bows, wrapping paper and silver polish. We’ve had three successful events, and we need everyone to make this one work too. We all stand to gain by these efforts so why not give it some thought, and then call.

A newly repaired and re-shingled roof is now a reality, and we are ready to face the winter winds and snows. The Friends of Jamestown Seniors, operators of the senior center, have put together a fundraiser to pay for this project, and if you got a bit of cash to spare, they’d be grateful for your help. Donations can be sent to Friends of Jamestown Seniors, Inc., P.O. Box 184, Jamestown, R.I. 02835.

The senior center is handicapped accessible with a ramp from the curb to the door, an elevator, air conditioning in the hot months, and is home to many organizations that contribute much to Jamestown, in a great many ways. Hot lunches are served every weekday (except for holidays) and Meals on Wheels are delivered to homebound seniors. The dining room is bright and cheerful with the paintings from our watercolor group gracing the walls. People are friendly and glad to greet you. So call and make a reservation and come on down and give us a try. The welcome mat is always out!

Happy Holidays to all.

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