Janet F. Intelligent
My riddle for you this week is: What’s the New Years resolution?
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; one will be provided if you don’t 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.
The schedule of 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.
On December 28, Shirley Godfrey won the Combination Bingo and on December 29, Lester Click won.
The center will be closed on Monday January 17 for Martin Luther King Day and Friday January 28 for training. A reminder that the food box pickup at Bethel Baptist Church will take place on Wednesday, Jan.12 from 10 a.m. to noon, and the senior meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan.18 at 10:30 a.m.
Carmen and I gave a craft class on December 27th. The old people painted big sticks outlined in inches to look like a snowman with which to measure snowfall. We just have to wait for the snow to fall.
The elderly walked a mile and jogged with a pun on December 29.
We have several seniors born under the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. Those celebrating their birthdays in January are Velma McCune, Don Champ, Virginia Skeen, Lee Roy Murphy, Birdie Wood and Eileen Benson. We send them happy birthday wishes. Some other famous people who have birthdays in January are Elvis, Martin Luther King Jr., Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, and Betty White. Beautiful carnations and snowdrops are the birth flowers of this first month of the year.
January 5th is National Bird Day. There are around 10,000 species of birds. Which one do you prefer? At this time of year, cardinals, blue jays, chickadees and woodpeckers abound. You can celebrate National Bird Day by pulling out a bird identification book and seeing how many different birds you can identify. We have seed and tallow bird feeders hanging from our bare tree branches, but it seems there aren’t as many birds visiting them as usual. Hopefully the birds will arrive when the snows start and the cold weather returns. I hope.
I want to remind you of the Jackson County Centers’ weather policy. 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.
I leave you with the following verses:
Romans 5: 2 By whom also we have access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5: 3 And not only that, but we also boast in tribulation: knowing that tribulation produces patience:
Romans 5: 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Answer to the riddle: A to-do list… for the first week of January!