Grace Engelmann is still recovering from COVID. She didn’t go out much during the whole month of August and she managed to go to church but got tired easily.
Engelmann Went to the zoo with his niece Marcia for walking club but was away most of the time. Her legs look like jelly, and she’s so tired all the time. Grace said she was so looking forward to feeling better and going to La Vista Senior Center.
Marge O’Reilly treated a case of cellulitis on her right leg, having to abstain as much as possible and keep it high. He’s showing some improvement, and she hopes he’ll be gone when the antibiotic is finished.
Marge is used to going out and going to Aquasize for coffee and going to church is far from the amount of activity she is used to. Marge has planned family activities in October, including a baby shower for her grandson Brian and his wife Lindsay, whose baby is due on October 10.
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Grandson Seth graduated from Creighton in May, and he and his fiancée, Haley, are getting married on October 22. To cap off the month of August, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came together to celebrate August birthdays and commemorate a family trip to South Carolina. . Hopefully Marge will be ready to take advantage of the events to come.
Jan Gorman enjoyed a trip to Indiana. She flew to Detroit, where her brother picked her up and drove her to northeast Indiana.
Jan had a great time, saw most of her loved ones, had an immediate family reunion, celebrated her older brother’s 83rd birthday, and enjoyed the whole school reunion. The oldest was from the class of 1948 and is the brother of one of Jan’s late uncles.
On the way back, they didn’t land the first time, because there was a bird on the runway. They came back up and made the landing a second time. The outward and return flights were good.
At the Ralston Senior Center, they had 18 people for lunch and 22 for bingo on September 21. They enjoyed Mike McCracken, new to the Merrymakers, who has a Nashville background and is quite adept at playing the Dobro guitar.
There were no big winners at the September 22 bingo night.
On September 28, there were 12 for lunch and 18 for bingo, and Becky won twice. On the menu next week: October 12, chicken strips, tater tots and a cookie, while October 19, a Swiss steak with tomato sauce, buttered rice and a vegetable.
Walgreen will be at the Ralston Senior Center to administer flu shots. It is also the day of the birthday celebration, which means a special dessert. There will be entertainment on October 26 with Ben Tomasello of the Merrymakers.
Call Diane West at 402-885-8895 to reserve your dinner. Starting November 2, lunch will go up to $5.
Attendance at La Vista Senior Center events is good and there is always room for more. I went to bingo on September 23rd and won 50 cents, but the best part was the warm welcome I received.
People I knew came to greet me, people I didn’t know introduced themselves, and then Rosemary Hansen stood up and asked everyone to stand up and give me a standing ovation. What a special feeling of warmth! They are such a warm and friendly group of people.
The final bingo, the Blackout was worth $15, and Jarra Poe was the lucky winner.
The September 22 outing to Tekamah and the Master’s Hand was a lot of fun. Twenty-two seniors made the trip and enjoyed either a quiche, a chicken salad or a stuffed pork loin with several sides and dessert.
The food was divine and the decor in the restaurant was very modern farmhouse style. The gift shop had all their farmhouse decor and even chocolates (including fudge) for sale.
The following week there was a release at the Horseshoe Casino and the Papio Bowl. For the October schedule, there was no ENOA lunch on October 4 due to the potluck and city update, and no ENOA lunch on October 19 due to the senior carnival.
Otherwise, ENOA lunch is served Monday to Friday at 11:30 am. Menus are published in the Omaha World0Herald every Sunday and in the La Vista Senior Activities Calendar. The cost of lunch is $4.25.
The calendar of activities for seniors in October offers good outings. October 13 is the Bellevue Berry Farm Hayrack Ride, and the cost is $8 – please RSVP. October 22 is the PLHS play ‘Clue’ – please RSVP. October 24 is an outlet at the Nebraska Crossing Outlet Mall in Gretna – please RSVP. October 27 is an outing to Talus restaurant in Papillion – please RSVP.
To make a reservation or request to join the mailing list, call 402-331-3455.
Plus, there’s tai chi at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 50 cents and bingo every Friday at 1 p.m., plus other events. They made scarecrows during craft class on Monday and will be painting pumpkins on October 17 at 12:45 p.m. – please bring your own pumpkin.
When you enter the senior center, on the ledge near the desk are a variety of crafts that have been made during crafting classes. Bob and Cheri keep coming up with great ideas.
The St. Gerald Friends on Q seniors group hosted a party last month. Joann Cozad and Pat Seier cooked sausage and peppers and had fries and sides available. Participants wore shirts and sweatshirts from their favorite teams.
Next month there will be homemade soups and pies on October 19 at 6 p.m. The cost is $8. Paid reservations due by October 17th. Put your name and phone number with the check in an envelope marked Friends on Q and bring or mail to the church office or put it in the collection basket. Events are held in Fellowship Hall at the 96th & Q Church.
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