Senior Center

Jennifer VanDyck
Jennifer VanDyck

Jennifer VanDyck

As I am sitting here writing this today, I am seeing big snowflakes falling from the sky outside my window and they are covering everything in a blanket of white. It is actually quite pretty. I do love how our seasons change and how everything looks new again. I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy. We sure miss seeing you all!

Due to the recent COVID-19 emergency orders issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the senior center will be closed for three weeks effective Nov. 18. Our office staff will be working from home, so if you need to reach us, please call 341-5923 and your call will be routed to our office personnel. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

The CAA Senior Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels will continue to serve meals. If you need assistance from them, please call 341-5085.

Senior Nutrition will not be serving meals on Nov. 26 or 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you are wanting meals for those days, please be sure to let the kitchen, or your driver, know.

Looking ahead to next week, it will Thanksgiving already. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope your holiday is as wonderful as you can make it and I hope you all remain well.

Congratulations to Arleen Turan, who was the winner of the newsletter puzzle drawing for the month of November. Arleen’s prize is a Rada vegetable peeler. Congratulations Arleen and thanks to everyone for playing. Be on the lookout for the December Timepiece and another chance to win.

Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for the senior center newsletter. There is an entry form for our Christmas Present giveaway. If you don’t receive the newsletter, now is a good time to subscribe. Annual newsletter dues are $10 per year. Call us to sign up.

Our Sayklly’s Fudge Christmas Fundraiser is still ongoing through the end of November. Remember this is a pre-order sale and all orders must be placed and paid for by Dec. 1. Fudge is available in eight-ounce tubs of chocolate fudge, chocolate fudge with nuts, and peanut butter fudge for a price of $6.50. Peanut brittle is also available and is $5 for an eight-ounce box.

Please call us at 341-5923 to place your order.

MDHHS is offering over 150 free online group classes to Older Michiganders across the state. Class offering include how to use a smartphone or tablet, how to use services like video conferencing, Gmail, Facebook, grocery delivery and telemedicine, as well as virtual social hours.

Classes are designed for and led by older adults. In order to access these classes, a person just needs to have a device with internet access. Classes run 10 hours per day to help make it easy for Michiganders to take a class anytime they like from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Visit www.getsetup.io/partner/ michigan to learn more and sign up for classes today.

Memorial donation in memory of Mary Ann Mills from David Hokenson.

Birthdays this week: Nov. 21- Doug Jones, Nov. 22-Jim LaFave, Nov. 25-Carl Sundling and Cheryl Robere. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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