Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 5, 2013

18-80 Club Alaska trip countdown begins

By Carla Wahl 18-80 Club
The Daily Iowegian

---- — The temperatures may still be warm, however fall is just around the corner and if you come into the building you would think it is already here. The decorating has changed and leaves are falling from the ceiling. We all labored on Labor Day and the seniors enjoyed those last family cookouts for the season.

Tuesday we had our third class with “Better Choices/ Better Health.” Ten seniors are taking the class and they are all very much enjoying it. We have found how our minds play a very important part in our lives and with some weekly action planning we are working toward improving our health status. This is a six week class that will resume on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The four day trip to the quad-cities has been cancelled. We will look at this again next year maybe. Thirty seniors anxiously await the trip to Alaska this month. The count-down has started.

Saturday, Sept. 7 everyone is invited to “Bingo Blowout” at the Eagles on the Levee in Centerville. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with food choices of maid-rites, hot dogs, nacho chips with cheese, homemade pie, cookies and bars with several choices of drinks. The cost for packets will be $25 and will include your 12-pack games. Payout with 80 people attending will be $100 per game. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds for the evening will go to the meal-site operations located in the 18-80 Club. This money will help assure we have good working appliances.

Sunday, Oct. 8 is Grandparent’s Day. I hope all you grandmas and grandpa’s have a wonderful day. Enjoy those little ones for they don’t stay little long.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 the Appanoose County Public Health nurses will be in taking blood pressures. They will arrive at 10:45 a.m. and be here until about 11:30 a.m. Bring your record books and if you are in need of a new one, just let us know.

Monday, Sept. 16 will be the final “Chef Charles” program. Pat will start the program at 10:45 a.m. and conclude just before lunch. We regret knowing that this program will cease, however a new program called “Fresh Conversations” will start the first of the year.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Regina will be in from SIEDA talking about this year’s energy assistance program and its new guidelines. She will present the program at 11:15 a.m., just before the chicken dinner.

Thursday, Sept. 19 we will have out birthday party with co-op and bingo at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish with table service and enjoy the good food. We really have several seniors that can still bake up some wonderful dishes. Bingo will start immediately after the meal.

Sunday, Sept. 22 is the official first day of autumn. We will only hope for cooler weather.

Monday, Sept. 23 will be liver and onions for lunch. We have several that look forward to this day monthly. As for people like me, we will offer an additional choice. Let us know if you would like the other option.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 will be the monthly Wii bowling tournament. Heats start at 10 a.m. and every half hour groups of four. Call and sign up if you would like to be in this month’s game. Freeman Purvis was the winner last month. We have started over for the next six month period, so everyone has a chance to be the big winner.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 we will have the over-night package trip to Tama. This will include; transportation, lodging, $40 gaming and two $5 food vouchers. The cost for the trip will be $50 per person based on double occupancy. We will return home on Thursday, Sept. 26 around 2 p.m. Sign-up for this trip started yesterday. Only 54 will be able to go so come in early for assured space.

Pancake Day will be on Saturday, Sept. 28. The site will be closed however many will enjoy the wonderful day.