Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

June 6, 2013

18-80 Club makes second attempt at Omaha trip

By Carla Wahl 18-80 Club
The Daily Iowegian

---- — June will offer many new and exciting activities. If you have not been by the club recently you must take a trip our way. The windows are now totally completed with the funding of these totally by the BOB group. The siding, soffits and eves are being worked on, and what a nice job D&T Company is doing. We wish to thank all the volunteers that have helped make this dream a reality. Lots of fundraisers were held to fund the siding project and now all our hard work is showing up. We would also like to express our appreciation to the Appanoose County Community Fund for their grant money.

We started off the month on Monday, June 3. This was the day that several came in and signed up for the Omaha/Council Bluffs trip. This trip will be July 16-18 and includes motor coach transportation, admission with guided tours of the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Boy’s Town which also includes lunch, Joslyn’s Castle, St. Cecilia’s Cathedral and two nights lodging at the Ameristar Casino. Cost per person on this trip with double occupancy is $225 per person. We tried to take this trip last year and did not get enough people to go. Do not wait until last minute to sign up. We need 40 people by June 25 in order to make this trip a reality.

On June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. was the first day to sign-up for the distribution of Farmer’s Market coupons. These coupons are for $30 of fresh fruits and vegetables during the months of June-October. In order to receive them you must be 60 years of age or older at the time of application, live in the service area and have a household yearly income of $21,256 for singles or $28,693 for married couples. If interested, call before you come at (641) 856-8627. When the booklets are gone we will have a waiting list sheet to sign on.

On June 7 we will have Bingo prior to the noon meal. It will start promptly at 11 a.m. with three full games played before lunch. The menu is beef macaroni casserole, peas, spinach salad and banana. Remember to call ahead and make your reservations. We appreciate the day ahead but if necessary you can call until 9 a.m. the morning of the meal.

Tuesday, June 11 we will have our Wii bowling tournament. This will start at 10 a.m. and run brackets until the meal. Immediately following the meal will be the play-offs. This is a very fun day and a real treat to see the seniors enjoy each other and get some exercise at the same time.

Wednesday, June 12 we are off to the Botanical Center in Des Moines and then on to Boone for lunch at the Colorado Grill and a 1:30 p.m. ride on the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. We will also enjoy the train museum. This is a full bus going to Boone. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. and return home around 6 p.m. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to go, call.

Thursday, June 13 will be our monthly birthday party with co-op and bingo. This will start at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite covered dish and table service and enjoy the wonderful food. We truly have some great cooks in our bunch. Bingo will follow immediately after the meal.

Friday, June 14 we will have our Father’s Day party and Flag Day party. The day’s activities will start at 11 a.m. All men will be honored at the lunch. If you are planning to attend, call and make reservations ahead of time.

Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day and we wish all of our men a very special day.

Wednesday, June 19 we will have our Caregiver’s Program before the chicken dinner. This program starts at 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, June 20 the IHCC nursing students will be in giving a program to the seniors starting at 11 a.m. The program will be “Dancing with Arthur.” This will include a seated dance for arthritis. The students really work hard on the programs and enjoy coming to our site.

Friday, June 21 we will play bingo again at 11 a.m. just prior to our lunch. The menu is potato crusted fish, oven roasted potato wedges, peas with tarragon and fruited yogurt.

Tuesday, June 25 will be the Wii bowling tournament.

Wednesday, June 26 we are off for a two day trip to Meskwaki Casino. This trip includes motor coach transportation, one night lodging, $40 gaming money and two $5 food vouchers. The cost for the trip is $50 per person. We do only have four seats available.

Looking into the Month of August we will be having a trip to the Ames/Clear Lake and Grotto and West Bend area. Stop by and see us and we will discuss more of this trip with you.