We have a busy month ahead of us, including some interesting after-lunch programs. January 13 will be a program about what to expect after having hip or knee surgery, something that many are going through right now. It’s presented by Phil Sheets from the Dimondale Nursing Center. January 15 th will be our monthly Trivia contest, with an “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” theme. The competition is pretty fierce for this activity, and a lot of fun. December’s winner was the team composed of the Pinksa, Rasmussen, and Rocheleau families. On Tuesday, January 20, Bob Griggs, a historical re-enactor will be presenting a program: “Things You Didn’t Know about Michigan in the Civil War.” As a history buff, I know I’m really looking to this! Those with a sweet tooth, I’m sure, are excited about the “program” on January 22—it involves ice cream! Yes, we will be making our own ice cream sundaes after lunch. Hot fudge sundae, anyone? On Tuesday, January 27, Nancy from Wildside Animal Rehab will be giving us a peek at the great things they do there, and I’m told she will be bringing a few of their animals. Something we do each month is celebrate those who have birthdays and anniversaries. This month’s celebration will be on January 29, with music provided by Oyers Corners, a very popular group from Springport.
We are still having Bingo every Wednesday night at the Center. “We have a whole new program that is bothinteresting and challenging,” event chairperson Joan Dempsey tells me. The doors open at 5 for the Bingo Café, where you can get hotdogs and other snacks; Bingo starts promptly at 6pm. The games are called by Jeanine Cowles from Dimondale.Our Swiss Steak Supper will be the first Thursday in February, and every first Thursday the rest of the year.We are happy to hear that the Eaton Rapids Rotary Club will be helping serve and cleanup for our February dinner. We appreciate the wonderful community support we receive-it’s the only way we survive! We exercise our minds, and we also exercise our bodies at the Senior Center! Jill Skinner has been leading our exercise program for 17 years, starting back when her mother, Jean Kline, the founder of the Senior Center, was director. Jill works with the Tri-County Office on Aging and leads a great workout for our participants. We will be starting a Tai Chi/Yoga class with Terri Edick in February.
Our lunches are the best! Niki Roberts is our cook, and serves a balanced meal to us every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Like our other activities, the public is welcome to join us for a healthy and filling lunch, and to get to know a great group of people! From one of our members: “This is my second home. They’ve given me my heart, after I lost my husband. I just love it”. If you need any information about our programs or events, call (517)663-2335 or stop in at 201 Grand St.