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August 4, 2011

Heat means indoor activities

CENTERVILLE — August is upon us and the heat continues. We hope that the temperatures will go down and the air conditioners will have a break. While we wait to see if this will happen we will look to inside activities for comfort.  

Tomorrow will be the first day for the sign-up for Red Wing trip Sept. 21-23. This trip will be on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday we will depart at 8 a.m. and head to Treasure Island where we will settle in and enjoy an evening in the casino with a free buffet. Thursday we will start our travel in Red Wing at the Hanisch Bakery then head west to Northfield, Minn. and tour the 1st National Bank Museum, the one Jessie James’ gang robbed, tour St. Olef College and its gardens, Fireside Orchard, all with a tour guide. Lunch will be included during the tour. Friday morning we will depart at 8 a.m. and return home. The cost for this trip is $160 per person double occupancy. Those that have the free room vouchers may use them. We will receive $40 gaming money, the free buffet, a free game of bowling, two $5 table play, a $3 food voucher to be use at any restaurant. Several have showed interest in the trip so come in and reserve your seats today!

Monday, Aug. 8 will start the sign-up for Lakeside this month. Again we are now taking a motor coach that has the ability to take 54. The cost for the day is $18 per person and includes the transportation, buffet lunch and $10 on your card to play with.

Wednesday, Aug. 10 we will have our noon birthday party with a tape of the Bar J Wranglers, a country group that we saw when we went to Wyoming a couple of years ago. Those that traveled with us, we invite you to attend and see if it can bring back some good old memories. The tape will start at 10:45 a.m. Our chicken dinner will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 12 we will have “Deal or No Deal” starting at 10:45 a.m. The seniors work together to answer a series of questions or phrases and the table with the most right will together pick a lunch box to see the prize inside. Together they decide to take the deal or pass up the deal to look for another gift. All tables will receive a gift from the lunch boxes. This game is not only fun, it is interesting to see how well our minds are still working.

Wednesday, Aug. 17 will be the Chef Charles Program. Gail will be in exercising and discussing the nutritional needs of the seniors. Today’s program will start at 10:30 a.m. The noon meal will follow at 11:30 a.m.  

Thursday evening, Aug. 18 will be the monthly co-op and birthday party. We will ask the seniors to bring their favorite covered dish and table service and we will enjoy each other’s company. Bingo will start immediately following the meal.

Monday, Aug. 22 we will play bingo at 10:30 a.m. before lunch. We invite all to come and enjoy the game but also stay for the meal at 11:30 a.m. That day’s meal will be meat loaf, baked potatoes with sour cream, kidney bean salad, hot wheat bread and mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, Aug. 24 we will have some games played before our chicken dinner. They will be a tribute to the State Fair and County Fair in that they will be the same type that you would see at a fair. The games will start at 10:45 a.m. Ilene Johnson from SIEDA Substance Abuse Services will be in with a Medication trivia game where the seniors will work together to earn points similar to Jeopardy. The table with the highest score at the end of the game will receive prizes.

Ilene says, “Come test your knowledge of medications, over-the-counter drugs and herbal products.”

Thursday, Aug. 25 we are off to Lakeside Casino in Osceola for the day. The motor coach will leave at 9 a.m. and return back to Centerville at 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30 will be the monthly Wii tournament. It will start at 10 a.m. with brackets running until we have lunch. The July winner was Walt Spiker and the high score winner was Eleanor Burgin with a 217. Congratulations to both.

On Sept. 13 will be the Iowa Insurance Division, the Attorney General’s Office, Iowa Department on Aging and the Seneca Area Agency on Aging seminar; “Planning for Your Healthy Lifestyle.” Topics for the day include; Medicare, Fighting Financial Fraud, Iowa Elder Abuse System and Slips, Trips and Falls.

We are very proud to host it in our county out at Honey Creek Resort State Park. The day will start at 9 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m. You must be registered to attend the event. Simply stop by the club and fill out the registration form today or call (515) 281-5575. This is a very informative day that will cover lots of senior issues. Lunch will also be provided at the resort.

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