Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 22, 2009

Senior Center News

<h3>United Way helps support senior center</h3>

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

This is a very important time of the year for both the Senior Center and the United Way, as well as other United Way benefit recipients throughout the county. The annual campaign for funding several non-profit entities in our area is now in full swing and progressing toward the close of the campaign.

It is of utmost importance that we all consider a gift toward this effort. The Senior Center receives a large part of our operating funds each year from the United Way, and the more and larger donations dictate the amounts given to all recipients. Donations may be given/pledged through the Senior Center office for the remainder of the campaign.

Please give this some thought, because the more funding available reflects in more benefits to all citizens of Palo Pinto County. We appreciate the generosity of this community in their efforts at keeping the Center operating and financially healthy through the United Way.

The Silver Notes performance group will visit the Lakewell House on Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This column had previously announced that the ‘Notes rehearsed at the Center at 10 o’clock on Monday mornings and sang at the nursing and retirement homes afterward. I have been asked to correct that information and replace it with the correct. It is now my understanding that this will be a standing schedule until announced differently if that should occur. Sorry about that, Charlie!

At 5:30 p.m., that same day, will be the regularly scheduled monthly CTSCTF board meeting. Visitors are welcome to sit in on these meetings and may offer input or just listen to the business as it is discussed and acted upon. The members of this board are elected from the Center participants, as well as the business and professional community of Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. Informed input and/or questions will be dealt with as the agenda indicates.

I don’t mean to imply that there is any connection between Hallowe’en and Cathy Torres, but rather it is chance that have the two events appear concurrently. At 9 a.m., Oct. 28th, Ms. Torres will set up her geriatric social worker business, from which she will see those who have made appointments for information regarding resources and services available through her office. About the same time, spooks, goblins, a witch or two, and also perhaps Snow White and her dwarf friends will also arrive, dressed for a party, games and surprises. For those in costume, there will be judging at 11:30 a.m. and awards.

The purpose is fun and not fright. As a matter of fact, if you are not frightened by the every day look of some of us, you certainly have nothing to fear from those in costume. Come join in the fun.

To finish up the week and the month of October, the birthday party will be celebrated on the last Friday of October, at the usual time. Beginning at 10 a.m., The Band will begin their music, followed by the party at 11:30 a.m. All seniors present and having had a birthday during the month will be recognized, one lucky celebrant will be awarded the beautiful floral centerpiece donated each month by Cole Florists, and lunch will be served, followed by birthday cake and ice cream to everyone. Healthline and IntegraCare, both good friends of the center, sponsor this affair each month. You have to make a reservation, however, to get your name on the lunch list. Call the center at 325-6470 and tell them I sent you.