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January 31, 2013

A Bucket List Experience


I hadn’t thought much about it before that day, but meeting Jimmy Carter has now been added to my own list of life highlights.

From the perspective of my work at the Senior Center, he embodies the best of elder adulthood.  At age 88 he keeps physically fit through daily exercise and stays actively involved in national and global issues. Whether providing homes for the homeless through Habitat for Humanity, negotiating peace in war-torn countries or supporting his rural community’s culture and economy, he makes the welfare of others his personal priority.  

“Active.” “Engaged.” “Involved.” These words typify a life of purpose and meaning at any age, but are especially significant for seniors.

Older adults bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to any situation. When our seniors step forward as volunteers and mentors in our community, everyone benefits. You don’t have to negotiate peace treaties in foreign countries to help make your own hometown a stronger and better place.

Speaking of volunteers, we welcome help from anyone who’d like to be involved in our upcoming annual Garage Sale. The Senior Center can supply donation receipts for any contributions, and we need people to help sort through and price donated items. We would also be grateful for donations of food and snacks for our workers during the week of March 4-5. Call (940) 325-6470 for more information.

Tax help is coming. On Feb. 7 we will begin offering our annual Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance. Help will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday in February, March and through April 11. You don’t have to be a senior to take advantage of this opportunity.

If you haven’t yet visited Mineral Wells Senior Center, how about adding us to your bucket list experiences. This is a great place to stay active and involved. Stop by today for a daily menu and activities calendar.


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    Linda Gilley has been named interim executive director of the Mineral Wells Senior Center, replacing Vivian Conrad.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hurrah for Volunteers!

    Great Britain’s King George IV (1762-1830) once said, “The highest of distinctions is service to others.”

    April 10, 2014

  • MARCH BD.jpg Spring Has Sprung

    Upon leaving the house Sunday morning, my husband and I startled a yard full of robins.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ordinary heroes

    It seems kind of funny to me that our society celebrates the abilities of some people while ignoring those of others.

    March 27, 2014

  • Strengths and Weaknesses

    I will never understand the kind of person who criticizes others for lacking ability in his own area of competency.

    March 20, 2014

  • FEB BD.jpg Treasures Galore

    Have you heard that old saying, “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure”? Well let me tell you, we’ve got treasure to spare!


    Since early Monday morning, our volunteers have been unpacking, sorting, pricing and arranging truckloads of treasure for the annual Gigantic Garage Sale that begins tonight. Our $10-per-person Early Bird Sale will run from 5-7 this evening, but the real fun begins tomorrow morning. The sale from 9-5 on Friday, March 14, and 9-1 on Saturday, March 15, is free to the public.

    March 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ready for Some Fun!

    Makeovers are so much fun.

    March 6, 2014

  • Creative Pursuits

    Like many other Americans, I’ve been heading straight for the television as soon as I get home from work each evening.

    February 20, 2014

  • A Great Place to Learn

    It is deeply satisfying to hear multilingual conversations floating around the Senior Center as the Spanish class dismisses every Tuesday.

    February 13, 2014

  • Thanks for your Help

    Last weekend my son and his wife showed up at our door and announced, “We’re here to help you clean your garage.”

    January 30, 2014

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