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April and May 2022 Newsletter

Center hours are 8am to 4pm

Monday through Friday


Activities

· Wednesday coffee is free at the center till noon

· Free Root beer Float Thursday (Free 1pm to 3 pm sponsored by our generous Pool Players) Every Thursday

· Aerobics Every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays start at 8:30 end about 9:30 am. Cost is $5.00 per month.

· Pool practices every afternoon

· Bingo is every Tuesday at 1 pm. We welcome any donated white elephant prizes!

· Craft club meets 3RD Friday of each month. Project/cost to be determined but is usually around $5.

· Blood Pressures and hearing checks are done on the health day on the 3rd week of the each month 9:30 to 11 of the month.

· Cards: 10-point pitch, Phase 10 are now ongoing. Times vary.

· Dominos (Mexican Train) have groups Friday 12:00.

· Friendship meals are served promptly 11:30 AM Mon thru Fri

· First Friday Book Club meets 9 am once a month. Call with questions. They are looking for new members.

· Board meetings are 3rd Wednesday each month



Coffee groups are welcome any time!

Coffee is 25 cents a cup here at the center.

Transportation is now free to the center. Join us for lunch!


FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Bus runs 8am until 3:30pm Mon-Fri

Just call 241-1848 to reserve a time and our friendly TLC drivers will pick you up at your door. Drop offs anywhere in town. Dr. appts, shopping, work- just $1.00 per way. This is regular public transportation and any age can ride. We also have a handicap accessible lift for your convenience. Federal regulations mandate Masks are required to ride the bus. No Exceptions.

Just a reminder to try and schedule the day before to reserve the time you desire.

Any rides to the senior center are free.


Our Scheduled Shopping days:

Dillon’s Trips: Mon 10:00 am as well as Thurs 1:30 pm Walmart Trips: Tue-Wed-Fri 1:30 pm as well as Thurs 10:00 am

To save money our Punch Tickets are available and are pretty handy, please call 241-1848 or ask our helpful drivers Terry or Davina for more information.

Cost are $10 and $20 dollars for 11 and 22 rides.

We do distribute monthly commodities for those seniors who meet our income guidelines. Dates vary so call us at 620.241.1848 for more information.


Silver Spoon Kitchen Project! $5,500 Raised to Date!


The Exercise Room is open all the time. We have two treadmills, a recumbent bike, an eliptic stepper, bikes as well as other machinery.

Come enjoy some privacy while you work out.


Special thanks to Jeanie Kirby and Frances Duren helping me out with our Craft Lab the third Friday each month. Not an easy assignment! Jeanie also does our Bingo calling on Tuesday. Davina Koehn also volunteers here at the center. These Ladies are really special to the center (and me!)



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Commodity bagging and carry out once a month Call 241-1848 Anyone out there that can run commodities as a proxy for some of our senior apartment dwellers?



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We are collecting birthdays! Call us with yours!

Celebrating their April Birthdays

*Susan Meng*Greta Koehn*Diana Yowell*Sharon Roelfs*Ruth Fraser*

*Sarah Graber*Barbara Miller*Gaylen Rodgers*LaVonna Peterson*Sam Seymore*


Celebrating their May Birthdays

*Barbara Berhens*Trudy Burns*Andrea Scott*Richard Erickson*Margaret Smith*Julia Campbell*Manelia Stephenson*Mary Bains*Gloria Salzman*

*Rita Gosha*Terry Unruh*George Ann Cavanaugh*Patricia Baker*

*Nancy Sellberg*Margaret Carlson*Berta Jones Jackson*Diane Herbert*

*Wendy Johnson*Gerry Erickson*Dale Mannebach*Margaret Hopkins*


Happy Birthday to everyone above and who we may have missed!


Pool Players Update

Our Pool Players led by Captain Steve Erickson, are a big part of the center. We hosted the Hutchinson make up tourney Tuesday March 8th. We won! Great job Men! Biscuits and Gravy served at home games with a $3 good will donation.


Pool League game dates Practice begins 8am:

Mar 17th Here vs Inman April 07 at Lindsborg April 28th Year end Tourney

Mar 31st Here vs Moundridge April 21st at Buhler at Lindsborg



We lost a good friend in January. Fred E. Roelfes passed away January 28th. He was a frequent visitor and pool player here at the center. He was a gentle man who always had a smile and the clearest blue eyes that had a twinkle every day. Thank you to Sharon and his family for designating the center for his memorial.



Listed below are our April and May Coffee Sponsors to date.

Cost is $10.00 per month. With this support we are able to offer a free coffee day on Wednesday as well as keep our coffee at 25 cents through the rest of the week. We are needing more sponsors so any help would be great!

Individuals:

*Diane Larson*Kathryn Reber*Neysa Brown*Galen Rodgers*

*Dean Smidders*Phyllis McNaul*

Businesses:

*Mary Steffes/Fee Insurance*

*Lanae Powell and Dana Regier/Compass Realty*

*Hospice and Homecare of Reno County*

*Tom Pyle/Pyle Law*

*Hutchinson Clinic in Hutch*

Join us for good coffee and conversation.


Served 1-3pm, Thursday’s Root Beer Float Day is going strong thanks to our incredible Pool Players. These wonderful guys are always ready to chip in a hand to lift, fix things, and have yet to tell me no! Not to mention they bring some laughs and humor to the center. They have stuck with us throughout thick and thin!


Craft Club

Upcoming Craft Club Crafts are Fridays at 9:30am April 8th and May 20th. Watch our face book for up-and-coming sessions and pics of our projects. November was a pretty little ornament for the tree. December, we made some candy sleighs. January was a bleached heart T shirt project. February was a Shamrock Gnome. March is an egg wreath. We try to keep the cost at a $6.00 good will donation.

Great way to tackle a craft and learn some skills.


Senior Center’s Sunny Day 2022 Sponsors:

*Donna Burke*Delomia Hurst*Don Carroll*Manelia and Stan Stephenson*

*Nancy Sellberg *Gayle Boughman*LaVonna Peterson*Rita Gosha*

*Julie Randa*Richard Wakefield*Eugene Rhue*Julia Campbell*

*Dwight and Ruth Hill*Marilyn and Laurence Sand*Darlene Everhart*

*Mitchell and Joyce Allmon*Rita Pederson*Steve and Loraine Erickson*

*Phyllis McNaul*Frances Duren*Friendship Meals*Lee Cline*

*Richard Erickson*Gerry Erickson*


Not to mention those that wish to remain anonymous, we value your support!

Thank you so much for supporting the center with your cash donations!

We appreciate your support of the seniors in our community.


We always accept donations of products like coffee filters, silverware, napkins, coffee and the like for use here at the center. We are also having a great response for clean, gently used white elephant Bingo prizes. If you are cleaning out a drawer we may have a need, just drop of here at the center. If your grocery shopping, food items and $5 gift cards seem to be much wanted prizes.




Bingo has been a hit! Cost is free and is played at 1:00 pm every Tuesday.

Thank you to all of our donators of prizes: Connie Hall, Jennifer Enyart, Jeanie Kirby, Frances Duren, Karen Crowley, Elaine Estes, Marla Simmons, Gloria Valdez, Janis Kelley, Lanae Powell and Dana Regier and Compass Realty, Mary Steffes and Fee Insurance, Manelia Stephenson, Navene Rains, Gayle Boughfman, Becky Alexander, Don Carroll. This isn’t all the names, but I have just started trying to keep track of all the generosity vibes so if I failed to mention you please know your gifts to the center make everyone’s day and make Bingo fun!.!

Friendship Meals are available by calling

241-0160 a day in advance to reserve.

If your over 60, a suggested donation per meal is $3.00.

Available for pick up each day or eat in our dining room!

Meals served promptly at 11:30 am

Monday thru Friday.

See daily meals on our attached activity calendar


Friendship Meals is still looking for a Kitchen Manager here in McPherson.

Hours are 10 am to 1pm Monday thru Friday. Call Connie at (620) 241-0160.

Position involves No cooking. Just serving food, coordinating volunteers for delivery, some admin work. This position is not affiliated with the McPherson Senior Center.


Did you know you can rent the Center for your group or event during evenings or weekends? Civic groups there is little or no charge! The center had a lot too offer from our ADA doors, parking, tables and chairs. We also have an extra office to use during business hours with use of our front desk receptionist to greet your clients! Call for details for the hourly rate.


1st ANNUAL McPHERSON SENIOR CENTER FUND RAISER ALL SCHOOLS DAY Friday May 13th Spaghetti Lunch served right after parade 12-1:30 Get out of the weather and enjoy lunch. Menu: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and sheet cake. Free will donation ($8.00 suggested for adults) Great cause!







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