Senior Center News
By Chris Joyce
I hope everyone had a wonderful start to the New Year. January was a quiet month here at the Senior Center. Many are enjoying warmer climates this time of the year. We did have a fun “Senior Social” at Topsy’s … A huge shout out goes to David Hill for helping make the event a great success!
We have a couple special events planned for February: On Feb. 7th we’ll have a Soup & Show evening, and on Tuesday, Feb. 28th we’ll be enjoying our winter monthly Senior Social at Topsy Turvey’s!
Check out the calendars posted at the Senior Center, Post Office, Hardware Store, Island General Store, Twp. Office, and the library for any extra last-minute activities in February! Our calendar remains full of regularly scheduled activities which include: Aerobic Dance, Strength Training, Coffee Socials, Mah Jongg, Bridge and our Senior Lunches. Any last-minute additional events or changes to scheduled events will be posted at the Post Office. The Put-in-Bay Senior Center loves to see new faces attending our activities, and we welcome you to stop by and join in the fun anytime!
Our Senior Lunches continue every Monday at Topsy’s at 12 p.m. Please make your reservation by 12 p.m. on the prior Friday by signing up at the Senior Center or calling the center at (419) 285-5501. Thank you to all the staff at Topsy’s for keeping the senior lunches running smoothly!
The wonderful people at the EMS continue to take Blood Pressures every Monday at 10 a.m., this is a great free service they provide, so come in and get yours checked. The “60+ Clinic” is scheduled for Tuesday Feb. 21st. This free health clinic is put on by the Ottawa County Health Dept. for those 60 and older. If you’d like to take advantage of this wonderful program, please call 419-734-6800 to make your appointment.
As we enter the heart of the winter season, many here on the island are keeping their fingers crossed that Mother Nature cooperates so they can enjoy some ice fishing and other fun winter sports! Keeping active is vital for both our mental and physical health. If we’re moving and it doesn’t matter how fast or hard, whether doing housework or ice fishing, just keep it up and you’ll begin to enjoy all the wonderful health benefits that come with being active! Wishing all a safe winter. Please remember to be extra careful when you venture outside; the ice and ground are harder than they look when your feet slip out from underneath you!
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