Senior Centre’s Chatter
The Golden Agers Society Thanksgiving banquet went over very well with 83 people in attendance. As always, the Seniors Good Time Band provided great music for the evening. Also, the Golden Agers Society tried a couple of spot dances this time and look forward to more for future banquets.
Now that the fall weather has arrived, and your gardens are put away for the winter, please take the time to drop-in to the centre and enjoy a coffee or tea or a bite of lunch. Remember, this gets you out of the house and making new friends.
You do not have to be a member of the Golden Agers to enjoy this service. If you wish to join the Golden Agers you -— or your spouse — need to be 50-years-old or older. By being a member of the a Golden Agers you are entitled to have one ambulance ride per year reimbursed, to attend banquets through out the year at a nominal cost, and the opportunity to go on day trips at a nominal cost.
The CVRD directors and some staff will be visiting the Seniors’ Centre on Friday, Nov. 2, at noon. There will be a brief report on the Renfrew Town Square and new library by Mayor Forrest. The kitchen will be serving a beef dip sandwich for lunch. The seniors Good Time Band will be playing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the line dancers will be dancing from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Golden Agers are currently selling raffle tickets at three for $1. First prize is a single bed-size quilt, second prize is a baby blanket and dress and the third prize is a $25 money tree. The draw will take place at the Golden Agers general meeting on Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.
The Golden Agers have booked a trip to the Maclean Sawmill Christmas light-up on Nov. 23. Unfortunately the trip is limited to 18 members and is fully booked. If you have any ideas as to where a bus can be accessed to help accommodate more people, contact Frank Hornbrook. Please remember that your spot must be paid for by Nov. 2.
The line dancers are back on Mondays and Fridays, dancing from 12 p.m.-12:30 p.m., or longer. The line dancers are looking for people to join them. They will be teaching line dancing every Monday. You do not have to be a member and the lessons are free.
Every Thursday, some of the ladies get together in the craft room and work on their hobbies or they may work together on sewing, knitting, or other projects. Feel free to drop-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and bring your own craft or hobby to work on.
The Youbou Old Age Pensioners will be having a pot-luck lunch meeting on Friday, Nov. 9, at noon in the lower room of the Youbou Church. This meeting will also have in attendance the Youbou Community Church Society and the New Hope Church Society to discus forming partnerships with each other. The Youbou Old Age Pensioners, Branch No. 115, sadly will be discontinued as of Dec. 31.
Please attend the meeting of your choice to have your say.
Check the calendar listing of events below for Bingo game days for both the Seniors’ Association and the Golden Agers. The Association and the Golden Agers are always looking for volunteers to help with the Wednesday day-time bingo or the Sunday evening bingo. Please see Jackie, Val or Hornbrook.
Mark your calendar:
•Tues., Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Free. Kaatza Museum hosting seniors’ tea at Bell Tower School
•Fri., Nov. 9, noon, Youbou Church, Youbou OAP potluck meeting
•Mon., Nov. 12. Seniors’ Centre closed
•Tues., Nov.13 and Thurs., Nov.22, 1:30 p.m., general election of officers
•Tues., Nov.13, 10 a.m., Golden Agers’ executive meeting
•Tues., Nov.20, 10 a.m., Seniors’ Association executive meeting
•Mon., Wed., and Fri., 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Seniors’ Centre. Chinese stretching excercises with Pat Jung.
•Fridays cribbage at noon and bridge games, 7 p.m. at Seniors’ Centre.
• Saturdays, Seniors’ Centre bingo, 7 p.m.
• Wednesdays, Golden Agers’ bingo, 1 p.m.