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Senior Center News

December 13, 2012

Lonely People

(Continued)

Adding another set of grandparents to our family enriched my children’s lives.  That couple loved on our kids with the kind of time and attention that retired folks can afford to give.  It was an arrangement that benefited all of us.

As you plan your holiday activities this year, consider sharing a special occasion with someone who has no family.  You may very well receive more than you give.

This month we have activities that everyone can enjoy at the Senior Center.  Our Second-Friday dance begins at 6:30 tomorrow night.  We’ll be showing It’s a Wonderful Life at our Movie Night next Monday, Dec. 17, and featuring a free soup-and-salad bar served at 6:00.  At our front desk you’ll find a sign-up sheet for a Cookie Making Party from 1:00-3:00 on Wednesday, Dec. 19.  And don’t forget to make a reservation for our Christmas Party on Friday, Dec. 21.  Gift exchange, door prizes and caroling will begin at 11:00am, with lunch served at noon.

There is still time to register for the Life Line Screening on Tuesday, Dec. 18.  The stroke/carotid artery, heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease screenings and osteoporosis risk assessment will be available by appointment only.  Call 1-800-324-9458 for an appointment, and specify the Dec. 18 and Mineral Wells Senior Center for your screening.  The Pre-Registration Source Code for that number is HSC 6576.

On a personal note, I’d like to give a shout-out to my mother, Bobbie Coleman, who turns 84 today.  Happy Birthday, Mom!  You are one of the greatest blessings of my life.

The Senior Center will be closed for the holidays Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-26, and also on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Monthly calendars with all our December menus and activities are available for pick-up at the front desk any time.  You’ll always find something fun to do at the center, and good company to enjoy with it, so come on down and join in.

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