Janet F. Intelligent
My riddle for you this week is: What are the snowmen doing at Christmas?
The center is now open for lunch and activities.
Here are the guidelines they will follow:
- Meals on Wheels customers are always served. If you are not comfortable eating inside, curbside meals will still be offered and served from 10 am to 10:30 am Reservation is required. Also, if you are having lunch at the center, let Teresa know the day before.
- If you are sick or have been exposed to COVID, please do not come to the center.
- Everyone is encouraged to wear a mask; you will be provided with a mask if you do not have one.
- We will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing. If you have any concerns or questions, you can call the center at 304-372-5151.
Hopefully staff and attendees stay healthy and we don’t need to shut down again.
The schedule for indoor activities and lunch is as follows:
- Monday 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Crafts
- Tuesday 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Bingo
- Wednesday 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Exercise
- Thursday 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Bingo
- Friday 9:30 am to 10:30 am: Exercise
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon.
We will respect social distancing in our activities. Bingo will be played with paper cards that can be thrown away.
Christmas lunch will be served on Thursday, December 16. We will have a Christmas bingo on Tuesday December 21st. On Wednesday, December 22, we will have a little Christmas party while adhering to COVID guidelines. The center will be closed on Fridays 24th and 31st December. It will close early on Thursdays December 23 and 30, and a late breakfast will be served on these days instead of lunch. Subject to change, breakfast on these two days will consist of scrambled eggs, gravy, sausage, hash browns, hot apples and cookies.
We will have our birthday lunch on Saturday December 11th to celebrate our December birthdays. Seniors celebrating their birthdays this month are Janice Clark, Hazel Fleming, Fern Friend, Lloyd Hunt, Betty Ramsey and Jim Kay. Happy birthday to you all!
For those of you who have signed up, this is a reminder that you can pick up your first box of senior food at Bethel Baptist Church on Pleasant Valley Road, Kenna on Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. . You can collect a box every month on the second Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be a few pickup days on Saturday. A schedule will be given to you when you obtain your first box.
The winner of the combination bingo on November 30 was Charley Smart. The winners of the suit on December 2 were Gene Harpold and Junior Spinks. We would like to thank GM Storage of Ripley, Patty Myers, Eldercare and Cookie’s Hair Gallery for providing prizes to the winners of the bingo combinations.
The senior club will vote on the new officers on Wednesday, December 15.
Our Crazy Crafters made Christmas trees on November 29th. I built the cones and they wrapped threads of different colors around them. They topped them with their choice of stars covered in glitter, small styrofoam balls or pom poms. We glued each on a felt-covered tile and placed a deer near the tree. They turned out so pretty and each one was unique. I want to thank Charley, Loretta and Rowena for their help on Craft Day. I appreciate your helping hands.
The seniors did gentle yoga with the elders during their exercise classes.
Since cold weather is here and winter is approaching, I thought I would remind you of the bad weather policy of the Jackson County centers. When Jackson County schools are closed due to bad weather, senior centers are closed. If school is two hours late due to bad weather, senior citizens’ centers will be open, but vans will not run. When Jackson County schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, meals will not be delivered.
Hope everyone stays warm on those cold days. Bundle up when you go out.
I leave you with the following verses:
Luke 2: 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went forth a decree from Caesar Augustus, that everyone would be taxed.
Luke 2: 4 And Joseph also went up out of Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, in Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and line of David 🙂
Luke 2: 5 To be imposed with Mary, his betrothed wife, being grown up with a child.
Luke 2: 7 And she bare her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Answer to the riddle: play with the snow angels!