By Guinn Sweet
Birthday party tomorrow. Again!
Doesn’t that time come around very often the last few years? The best part about it, however, is the celebration of having safely and fairly easily put another year behind us, with not many scars to talk about.
I find that mirrors, with the passing of time, get a little off in their true “imagering” of our faces and bodies, haven’t you?
Nonetheless, let’s celebrate tomorrow as if it were our first birthday, and make HEALTHLINE and IntegraCare feel good about their sponsorship of the affair. The Band will appreciate your hand-clapping to their tunes and the door prizes and candle blowing activities will pleasure us all. Things start off at 10 a.m., so be early and don’t miss a thing – all the way through the cake and ice cream!
If you get to the center early enough, maybe you can squeeze into a broken appointment with Tricia Pilgrim, R.N., and her acupressure therapy. I know, that would be thinking that one of us, already with an appointment, couldn’t make it, and we don’t want to do that, but just in case, Tricia will be there from 9:30 a.m. to noon, so who knows what might happen?
That will leave only three days in September for the schedule, but those three days can be very eventful, if you want to take part in the Silvers (Notes and Sneakers) on Monday morning and stay for the CTSCTF board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday’s various crafting periods from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. will keep you busy beading, jewelry-ing, paper crafting, knitting and crocheting. If you need a rest to your eyes and fingers, just move to the Range of Motion exercises with Brenda Lee. Brenda, good friend that she is, does this motion thing on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m.
As a matter of fact, the rest of the afternoons for the week are all to be on schedule and looking for you to join. This includes the game time with cards, dominos, shuffleboard and the pool playing.
You want to learn how to line dance? You can if you attend the Thursday morning, 9-9:30 a.m., line dancing class. Then, when you get good enough, or really want to, you can stay around another hour and a half and put your learning into practice and performance.
Thursday, the first of October, will also bring Daryl and Teresa Taramasso to our borders, to teach you to open the door of your family skeleton closet and then help you to pull out all those bones of contention in your past. This is real fun, but it is also real work, and the center appreciates the hard work and time that the Taramasso couple devote to us each time they visit. Every month, on the first and third Thursdays, at 10 a.m., they are here for your pleasure.
It might be a good thing to mention the 9-11 a.m. Happy Feet Foot Care and Grooming, the first Friday of each month. It is a service, sponsored by IntegraCare, and a reseration is required. Most are taken well in advance, but there could always be a cancellation. If your feet need some attention, call the Center office and see if you can get an appointment in the near future.