By Carla Wahl
The Daily Iowegian
---- — Christmas time is here again. Where has the year gone?
Many of us struggle at this time finding the right gift for that hard to buy for senior. Some suggestions I might have would be; transportation tickets, meal tickets or gift certificates for trips. All of these suggestions can be purchased in any denomination. Stop by or call 856-8627 for additional information.
The seniors have also added a holiday bazaar this year. Fran McCarthy has worked very hard getting donations from many of the seniors. These items include both hand-made and new gifts. There are great prices on these gifts with all the proceeds going to keep the club running for the future.
All of the seniors at the 18-80 Club wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
We will start the month off tonight with the annual Christmas dinner and dance. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with the buffet meal of; turkey, ham and barbecue ribs, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, chicken and noodles as well as beef and noodles, scalloped corn and green bean casserole, lettuce salad and cherry whip, hot rolls and choice of pie w/ ice cream. Music by Ned Francis from Mt. Sterling will start at 6:15 p.m. A donation to your club will be welcomed at the door. There has been a few items donated that have been requested to be auctioned off during the evening. This action will start around 7:15 p.m. A special gift will be given to all attending the night. Remember reservations are a must.
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9 and 10, we will be working on baking, packing and filling gifts for several of our senior friends no longer able to come and be with us. We will be visiting the nursing homes in the area and taking treats and gifts. If you would be able to help with this in any manner please contact the club as soon as possible and visit with Carla about how you can help.
Wednesday the 11th the Appanoose County Public Health nurses will be in taking blood pressures from 10:45-11:30 a.m. Bring in your health record books and have them chart your reading, if you are in need of a new book please ask, we have several.
Thursday the 12th will be our monthly birthday party w/ co-op and bingo. The meal will start at 5 p.m. followed by four games of bingo. Please make sure to bring you table service, covered dish and bag for the bingo items.
Tuesday the 17th we will have our Wii Bowling tournament. The heats start at 10 a.m. and continue every ½ hr. until the meal. The menu for the day is; home-made chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries and bananas, hot roll and chocolate chip bar. The play-off will start immediately after the meal.
Wednesday the 18th we will have our monthly “Fresh Conversations” program. This month’s topic will be; alcohol use in the older person/ diabetes and gout. This program starts at 11 a.m. The menu for the day will be; chicken, baked potato w/ sour cream, steamed cabbage, hot roll and rosy applesauce.
Friday the 20th we will have our Christmas party at lunch. Christmas bingo will start at 11 a.m. followed by the meal; roast beef, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, spinach, special Christmas dessert. Those attending the meal will receive a gift from Santa. Please call and make reservations for this special day no later than Wednesday the 18th.
Tuesday and Wednesday the 24th & 25th the site will be closed for our families to celebrate with theirs. Again, we wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
Monday the 30th we will have our New Year’s party. The games will start at 11 a.m. followed by the meal; Salisbury steak w/ gravy, oven browned potatoes, broccoli Normandy, diced peaches, orange juice and hot rolls. We will toast in the New Year with a special fruit punch.
The site will be closed on the 31st and Jan. 1. If extra meals are needed for the holidays please let us know in advance.
Looking into 2014 you may want to mark your calendars for a meeting in February. We will at this time review the trips being planned for the next year.