Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

March 6, 2014

18-80 Club plans Washington D.C. trip

By Carla Wahl
18-80 Club

---- — Well March is here and it has definitely come in like a lion. Bitter cold temps with the hopes of only warmer weather to come. Maybe it will go out like the lamb?

We start the month off with bingo at 11 a.m. just before our lunch on Friday, March 7. During the Lent we will offer fish as an option on Fridays. This will only be until Easter and you must have the order in to the desk by the closure of the day on Thursday. Fish choices will vary from week to week so it is your responsibility to see that the choice of fish is what you like. Fridays menu is; turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, cauliflower and raisin salad with pumpkin pie.

Remember daylight savings time is Sunday, March 9; time to spring forward with our clocks. This is also the time we remind our seniors to replace the batteries in their smoke detectors. If you do not have a smoke detector or are in need of batteries for yours, let us know.

Monday, March 10 we will have the opportunity to sign-up for the Tama Trip at the end of the month.

Tuesday. March 11 we will have Wii bowling starting at 10 a.m. If you have not had the chance to try this you must call and make reservations. The seniors really have a blast playing the game and watching the ones play the game. Prizes are awarded to the winners of each heat and the overall winner receives five free meals.

Wednesday, March 12 the Appanoose County Public Health nurses will be taking blood pressures from 10:45-11:15 a.m. At 11:15 a.m. Sgt. Tyson Howard will be talking to the seniors about the new “LIFE” program.

The LIFE program is designed to help the Centerville Police Department and Mercy Ambulance better assist residents in the event of an emergency. Citizens age 65 or older or anyone suffering from a chronic illness and living on their own are encouraged to provide personal information to the police department. This information will be provided to emergency personnel (police, fire and/or ambulance) to access information concerning medical issues, doctors, emergency contacts, social services and how to gain access to a key for the residence in the event of an emergency. Our chicken dinner will follow at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, March 17 we will have an Irish dinner with; Irish stew (Shepard’s Pie), steamed cabbage, soda biscuit, banana and orange cup with a cookie. Our party will start at 11 a.m. with trivia games and the drawing for the handmade quilt. This quilt is on display at the club. Jackie Zemo has hand quilted it. The quilt is absolutely beautiful and has raised a lot of money for the club. The lucky winner need not be present to win. If you are interested in purchasing chances stop by the club.

Tuesday, March 18 we will have Wii golf. We have a beginner’s heat that starts at 10 a.m. and an advanced heat that starts at 10:30 a.m. If interested, call or stop by and sign-up.

Wednesday, March 19 we will have our Fresh Conversation’s Program at 11:15 a.m. The menu for the day will be; baked chicken breast, sour cream mashed potatoes with gravy, brussel sprouts and strawberries.

Thursday, March 20 will be our monthly Birthday Party with co-op and bingo at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish and table service. The meal will be at 5 p.m. followed by bingo. With the change in daylight savings we will be able to have several of our seniors back in attendance.

Friday, March 21 Nancy Klum will offer at the club a free card making workshop that starts at 9:30 a.m. All supplies will be furnished and everyone will leave with a beautiful finished greeting card. You won’t believe how easy and fun it will be. Call (641) 856-8627 and let us know that you plan to attend no later than Wednesday, March 19 so we will have enough supplies. Hope to see you.

Monday, March 24 we will be having a meeting for all of those going on the Washington D.C. trip. We will discuss our tours while in D.C. and our day in Gettysburg at 1 p.m. We will also go over some of the travel questions that many have asked. The menu for the day is; salisbury steak with gravy, oven brown potatoes, broccoli Normandy, diced peaches, fresh bread and orange juice. Those going on the trip we would love to have you for lunch if possible? Call the club for reservations.

Tuesday, March 25 will be our Wii Bowling tournament. Menu for today is; roast pork with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, scalloped cabbage and fruit cup.

Wednesday, March 26 we will go to Meskwaki for an overnight package. The package costs $50 per person based on double occupancy and includes; motor coach transportation, overnight lodging, $40 in gaming and two $5 food vouchers. The coach will depart from the club parking lot at 9 a.m. and return to Centerville around 2 p.m. on Thursday. Remember as stated earlier in the article, sign-up for this trip will be on Monday, March 10. The price for a person that chooses to have a private room will be $70 per person. The motor coach will hold 55. To prevent being on a waiting list stop by soon.

Tuesday, April 15 will be the final meeting for our Washington D.C. trip. All going will be given luggage tags, final itineraries and list of numbers for families at home and medical release forms. This will be a very important meeting, so mark your calendars now. With Easter just around the corner and our trip departing on April 23, plan to attend. If this date just doesn’t work please get with me as soon as possible.