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The Mineral Wells Senior Center hosted its monthly birthday party on Dec. 17, honoring participants with December birthdays. They were, back row, Wesley Albright, Bill Keller, Vida Manley, Glen Liles, Rudy Alvardo, Jim Slattery and Jay Turner; middle row, Pat Morrow, Evalua Genzel, Mary Stahl, Bertha Hoover and Don Wright; and front row, Janie Stanley, Joyce Rochelle, Sharon McKinley and Mary Green.

Are you asking yourself where did this year go? How did I let so much time slip through my fingers?

Was 2010 the year you planned on seriously starting your exercise routine, learning a new craft, finishing the craft projects already started, experimenting with a new hobby, spending more quite time reading instead of glued to the television watching bad programming.

If any of these plans were on your TO DO, come by the senior center and pick up a January 2011 calendar and jump into those activities. During the first week of January, the Tuesday and Thursday craft classes will be discussing which new projects and crafts they want to learn during January and February. The time to start those new activities is now don’t wait – December 2011 will be here before you turn around.

The New Year’s Eve Eve Party is today when we will eat, drink and be merry. The center will provide the sandwiches, finger food and the drinks to toast in a New Year. Participants are asked to bring a sweet treat, chips, or dip to add to the spread. Call 325-6470 to make your reservation.  This is the time of year to get back in touch with old friends. Take this opportunity call them and invite them to join you at this Thursday at the party or next week for lunch at the center.

Have you been enjoying the Christmas music and singing along with those old time favorites? If the answer was Yes, then you need to join the Silver Notes each Monday morning at 10am when  they visit area nursing homes to sing the favorite old time gospel songs. This activity provides two rewards – one, you get to raise your voice in joyful praise and two, you get to share those songs with others. Call the center at 325-6470 to find out which facility the group will be performing at each week.

Special note – the senior center will be closed Friday and beginning Jan. 1 the center will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Lunch is served daily at noon with a suggested donation of $3. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance.

Mineral Wells Senior Center Schedule

January 2011

The center, 102 N.W. 6th Ave., is open Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Their phone number is (940) 325-6470.

Daily Lunch Menu

(Served at noon with a $3 donation, unless noted otherwise, 24-hour advance reservation requested.)

3 – Smokes sausage

4 – Barbecue chicken

5 – Ham and macaroni

6 – Burritos with chili

7 – Brunch (10:30 a.m.-noon)

10 – Meat loaf

11 – Cheeseburger

12 – Chicken pot pie

13 – Spaghetti and meat sauce

14 – Fried fish ($4.50)

17 – Chicken fried steak with gravy

18 – BLT sandwich

19 – Smothered chicken

20 – Turkey tetrazzini

21 – Beef enchiladas

25 – Barbecue beef

26 – Homemade chicken noodle

27 – Beef tips and rice

28 – Baked pork chops and stuffing

31 – Taco soup

Daily Activities

• Walking at the senior center (8 a.m.-9 a.m.)

• Coffee/newspaper/visiting.

• Shuffleboard/billiards.

• Exercise equipment/computers.

• Craftwork/puzzles.

• Table games.

Weekly Activities


• 9 a.m. – Silver Sneakers physical fitness for everyone.

• 11 a.m. – Silver Notes singing gospel.

• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. – table games.

• 2 p.m. – Silver Sneakers fitness for everyone.


• 9 a.m. – Computer craft time with Linda Gilley, for beginners and advanced.

• 11 a.m. – Flexibility/Range of Motion exercise with Brenda Lee.

• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. – table games.


• 8 a.m.-3 p.m. – Cathy Torres, geriatric social worker, connecting with Individuals and their families with resources and services. Call for appointment.

• 9 a.m. – Willing Workers quilters.

• 9 a.m. – Silver Sneakers physical fitness for everyone.

• 9:30 a.m. – Bingo sponsored by IntegraCare.

• 11:30 a.m. – Eddie Gilley’s musical memories.

• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. – table games.

• 2 p.m. – Fitness for everyone with Brenda Lee.


• 9 a.m. – Craft time with Sharon McKinley.

• 9 a.m. – Silver Steppers beginning line dancing.

• 11 a.m. – Flexibility/Range of Motion exercise with Brenda Lee.

• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. – table games.


• 9 a.m. – Silver Sneakers physical fitness for everyone with Brenda Lee.

• 1 p.m.-4 p.m. – table games.

Special Activities/Notes

• Thursday, Dec. 30 – The senior center will close at 1 p.m. and remain closed on Dec. 31 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

• Tuesday, Jan. 4 – 1-3 p.m., Texas Neighborhood Services taking utility assistance applications. No appointment needed.

• Friday, Jan. 7 – 9-11 a.m., “Happy Feet” foot care and grooming sponsored by IntegraCare. Call for reservation.

• Tuesday, Jan. 11 – 9:30 a.m., Health Check sponsored by Mineral Wells Medical Supply and Palo Pinto Home Health.

• Friday, Jan. 14 – 11:30 a.m., musical memories with Eddie Gilley.

• Tuesday, Jan. 18 – 1-3 p.m., Texas Neighborhood Services taking utility assistance applications. No appointment needed.

• Thursday, Jan. 20 – Red Hat Ladies meet. Hostess is Betty Massey.

• Friday, Jan. 28 – Birthday party sponsored by Waddy Best Value Pharmacy. The band plays at 10 a.m. with the birthday party recognition and door prizes at 11:30 a.m.

• Monday, Jan. 31 – 5:30 p.m., CTSCTF board meeting.

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