Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 15, 2009

Senior Center News

Silver Notes keep busy schedule

<b>By Guinn Sweet</b><br><a href="mailto:sweettalk@mineralwellsindex.com">sweettalk@mineralwellsindex.com</a>

The Silver Notes will be performing Monday at the Mineral Wells Nursing Center after morning rehearsal and lunch. Anyone who wishes to join this merry band is welcome to come for the Monday rehearsals each week and then to accompany the group to the scheduled performance venue at one of the retirement/residential homes in town. 

Next week they will be singing for and with the residents at the Crazy Water and the following Monday at Lakewell House. Think about joining in on the pleasure of singing good old gospel songs at the same time you get an uplifting experience in entertaining others. Rehearsals are, as always, at 10 a.m. each Monday at the center.

The monthly Health Check Day is scheduled for Tuesday, the 13th, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary, and very little waiting is required. If there is a short wait, there is coffee, reading material and conversation just waiting for your attention. No charge, of course for the blood sugar screening, the blood pressure check or any other service the nice folks from Mineral Wells Medical Supply and the big-hearted ladies from PPGH Home Health personnel. Just come get in line.

Each Wednesday, Cathy Torres, geriatric social worker, can be seen, by appointment, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Either before or after your appointment there are a bunch of fun things to do, beginning at 9 am. with Silver Sneakers for your morning workout session, or you can sit in on a Bingo game between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. If your appointment is in the afternoon, come early, listen to Eddie Gilley sing and watch him swing and have lunch after he finishes in the tree. And if you have good eyesight and nimble finger, there is a chair for you with the Willing Workers Hand quilting group from 9 a.m. to noon. That can be a busy day!

The Red Hat Ladies will meet at the center at 11 a.m. on Thursday, the 15th. No telling what will follow, but with Sherri Friend as hostess, don’t be surprised. One thing is sure ... it will be fun! If the shenanigans last until 3 p.m., you can attend the game time activities – bridge, dominos and pool – and have some light refreshments if you need a pick-me-up. That will last until 6 p.m., and then it will be time to go home.

Friday, the 16th, from 9:30 a.m.-noon, is Acupressure Therapy time with Patricia Pilgram, R.N. It was reported last week that she would be adding an additional session each month, but that is not the case at this point. Call for an appointment before coming for a visit. 

Little has been mentioned lately in this column about lunch specifics. To remedy that, know that lunch reservations are required, that there is a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal, except on fried fish day, which is $4. Weekly meal cards may be purchased for $15. If there is nothing you desire on any specific day, there is the availability of having a chef salad at any lunch, providing the request and reservation has been made at least one day prior.

These meals are all prepared with nutrition, flavor and cost in mind, with nutrition in the forefront.  They tend, also, to lean toward food that we have eaten and enjoyed for a large part of our lives. To demonstrate: the next birthday party lunch is smothered pork chops, sweet potatoes, green beans, wheat bread and birthday cake and ice cream. Yum-yum!



In last week's column it was said the requested lunch donation is $3.50. It's actually a better deal than that, just $3. Check the menu below, and remember to make a reservation if possible.