Senior News: February 2013

By From page A5 | February 27, 2013

Valentine party
With more than 200 attending, it was the best Valentine party ever! Thank you for coming. I am sure all of you had a great time. This event was sponsored by El Dorado Hills Community Services District, the Senior Council and the Senior Nutrition program of Placerville. Lunch was served at noon and was delicious. Thanks to our local fire department and staff for helping serve and cleaning up. The Senior Fun Time Band was great and many dancers were out on the dance floor and it was fun watching. After lunch, many great prizes were given away to the winners. We would like to thank the following local businesses/groups for their generous donations of door prizes: Raley’s, Safeway, Subway, Barber Jon’s, The Purple Place, Regal Theater, Verbena Florist, Cascada Restaurant, the Senior Center’s Senior Council and the Four Seasons Civic League. Everyone who came went home happy. Mark your calendar for Friday, May 3, when we will have our next event, Spring Fling, at the CSD gym.

Senior Nutrition lunches
Delicious and nutritious lunches are served weekdays at noon, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane. For seniors 60 and older the suggested donation is $3, all others $5. This is a great place to have lunch, meet new people and visit with friends.

Happenings in March
If you haven’t been to the Senior Center yet, join us for our brand new Senior Center Orientation meeting the first Wednesday of the month (March 6). We will serve you a continental breakfast, tour you through the Center and tell you all about our wonderful programs. We like to think we have something for everyone! Please call by Monday to hold your spot.

In March we are offering the following classes at the Senior Center: Photographing Family and Friends Workshop; Oil Painting; Painting: Choose Your Medium; Mah Jongg lessons, and Ukulele Lessons. February guest speaker topics include: Introduction of the new YANA II (You are Not Alone program in El Dorado County which allows Seniors to ‘register’ for an Emergency Notification Program in the event of a disaster); The Remaking of Southern California…..16 million years ago (geology); local Wildlife in El Dorado County (see live birds); and learn about the DMV Senior Driver Ombudsman who is a go-between for Senior drivers to ensure that you are treated fairly and with respect. The Movie of the Month scheduled for Monday, March 4, at 1 p.m. is “Enchanted April” and March 18 we are showing “Robot and Frank.” Join us for free movies and popcorn! Call the Senior Center for dates, details, and to sign up for programs at (916) 358-3575.

February birthdays
The following seniors celebrated birthdays last month: Al Macys, Ron Keefe, George Eide, Irene Ford, Bob Ford, Fred Keller, Ruth Hill, Betty Engelhardt, Rand LaForce, Steven Alexander and our own special Doris Lochness turned 103 in February! Happy Birthday to all!

Millie Smith


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