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Senior Center News

June 27, 2013

Things We Take For Granted . . .

Every now and then my husband asks me to trim the scraggly hairline at the base of his neck. I’ve also done the same for my mom, who has always helped my dad.

Sometimes I forget to acknowledge the blessing of having someone around to help do things that I have trouble doing for myself, like sticking bandaids on hard-to-reach places or working free from a back zipper tangled up in my dress.

For elderly persons who live alone it’s harder to overcome some of these challenges. Even something as simple as cutting toenails is rife with obstacles.  So whenever someone volunteers to provide some kind of service for our Senior Center participants, we gratefully welcome their help.

Recently a licensed beautician offered to come to the center once a week to give free trims and haircuts to our participants. In a phone call to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which governs all of the state’s cosmetology activities, I was assured that a volunteer hairdresser at a non-profit center could do anything she wanted on our premises as long as no money was exchanged. So every Tuesday our folks have been lining up for free trims. For people who live on low, fixed incomes, even something as simple as a free haircut can make a huge difference in their lives. We are thankful to Brittany Ahern for the help she has provided.

We never take for granted any support we receive from our community. This year the residents and businesses of this area have rallied to help us with our upcoming Taste of Palo Pinto County fundraiser.  Our entire staff and Board of Directors are extremely grateful to those who are sponsoring the event. Our top-level 5-Star sponsors this year are:  Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home, First Financial Bank, Tim Gary, Diamond Pharmacy and Upham Gas & Oil.  

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  • Linda Gilley chair IMG_1412.jpg Gilley named interim senior center director

    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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