They are characterized by the optimism of that 76-year-old woman who insisted, “I intend to live a little before I die a lot.”
They reflect the attitude of that ancient Roman statesman, Cato, who at the age of 80 surprised his friends by setting himself the task of studying Greek. Asked how he could contemplate such a lengthy course of study at his advanced age, he replied that it was the youngest age he had left.
They fit the description of the psalmist in Psalm 92: “The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon ... They still bring forth fruit in old age.”
Dad’s thoughts end here, but they call to my mind the names of at least a couple dozen or more of our senior center participants who “suck the marrow from the bones,” so to speak, in their zest for life.
They welcome new experiences, embrace adventure, and don’t waste time whining about things they can’t change.
We’re working hard to make the senior center a place of joy and discovery, where whimsy infiltrates daily routine. We hope you will join us for times of activity and fun.
And speaking of activity, the main event on our calendar is the Gigantic Garage Sale that opens next Thursday evening with an Early Bird sale at 5:30 and takes off Friday morning, March 8-9, at 9 a.m.
Come on out to the Activities Center across from the City Gym on Hood Road to find great bargains and support the Senior Center.