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Senior Center News

February 20, 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. The Sochi Winter Olympics have captivated my interest for the past couple of weeks.

I am amazed at the training and skill of these cold-weather athletes.  The body contortions and aerial gymnastics of snowboarders, ski jumpers and ice skaters are breathtaking. Who would have thought human physiology could withstand such height and speed!

People have always pushed themselves to try new things, to plumb the depths of possibility and limitation. Although to a lesser physical degree, our Senior Center participants show the same tendencies as they learn new computer, language or craft skills. Folks of every age keep reaching for greater knowledge and variety of experience.

At the Senior Center we try to help individuals realize their goals.  We are always willing to respond to requests by offering new classes or activities. Toward that end, we are currently running a survey to assess the interests of senior adults in our community.

Some possibilities for future activities include weekly Rook or Spades card games, beginning French conversation, beginning Korean, a microwave cooking course, basic journalism, beginning guitar, a class in the fundamentals of poetry, or a Friday afternoon movie club.

If you would be interested in any of these, or if you have suggestions for other classes, activities or special events we might consider, please contact Vivian at 940-325-6470 to discuss your ideas.

In the meantime, our current programs are continuing as usual.  Monthly event and menu calendars are always available at our reception desk. We offer daily low-cost meals and a wide range of free programs for people over age 50. Why not stop by to see what the Senor Center can offer you.

Time is closing in for our annual Gigantic Garage Sale in March. We will be accepting donations of clean, usable items through Wednesday afternoon, March 12.  The Early Bird sale will open from 5-7 on Thursday evening, March 13, with a $10 admission fee. There is no cost for the public sales from 9-5 on Friday, March 14, and 9-1 on Saturday, March 15. Friday will also feature a bake sale, so come early to find the best bargains. The Garage Sale will take place in the City Activity Center at 735 Hood Road in Ft. Wolters Industrial Park.  We hope to see you there.

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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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