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September 17, 2009

Senior Center News

Loss of Thelma Simmons leaves big void at center

By Guinn Sweet

sweettalk@mineralwellsindex.com

The Mineral Wells Senior Center has lost another icon. “Miss Thelma” Simmons passed away at her home last week, leaving a large hole in the backbone of the center body. 

Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Her faithfulness and concern for the center and its activities can never be surpassed and will be greatly missed.

The Silver Notes’ schedule notes that they will perform their good gospel music at the Crazy Water Retirement Center on Monday, the 21st. This is a group, as you know, that will welcome anyone who wants to be a part of bringing encouragement to our friends in the retirement centers and nursing homes, as well as their Monday rehearsals at the center each week. They have a long record of presenting their uplifting songs and hymns to the community for the past several years. Their service involves any who might desire to join in the activities, either at the Senior Center or the other places around town.

Don’t forget the weekly appearance of Cathy Torres, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for information and assistance in obtaining resources and services to senior citizens and their families and caretakers. Ms. Torres is a geriatric social worker with vital connections to those who can help. Please call 325-6470 for an appointment.

Wednesdays are busy days at the center, with the Silver Sneakers’ exercise, the Willing Workers quilting group, Bingo sponsored by IntegraCare and the singing and swinging of Eddie Gilley. By the way, Wednesday is a good day to spend the entire day this next week, because lunch is a cheeseburger, fried sweet potatoes with coleslaw and cookies. Sounds good to me.

Thursday starts with block quilting at 9 a.m, and keeps getting better with the line dancers instruction and performance which follows. Our good friend, Brenda tops off the morning with her famous “Range of Motion” exercise (easy to do and feels sooo good) at 11 a.m. You can expect all of that would work up an appetite to be satisfied with lunch of spaghetti and meat sauce, tossed salad and a fruit dessert.

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