More senior programs on the chopping block in Washington D.C.

Summer is going by very quickly this year. If you’ve been listening to the news, this country has had a record number of weather-related disasters this year, and this is only nearly August. We pray for all the families who have been affected by one of these horrible storms.

Shelly and Peggy went to Washington, D.C., last month to talk to some of our government officials about seniors needs. There have been so many cuts in senior programs and they’re talking about cutting more. We have to write these officials and let them know how much it is hurting the elderly who are already having problems making ends meet. Call the center is you have any questions about the possible cuts, or if you need an address of one of our congressmen and senators.

We had a group of students from Grand Rapids come up for a couple of days to help some of our seniors with yard work and other chores around their homes. They are very hard workers and we really enjoy having them. Thank you to Ken and Chris for making this happen. We are looking forward to seeing them again next year.

Aug. 6 is the annual Ada picnic. We are taking 50 seniors down to St. Robert’s Parrish for a wonderful picnic lunch. They play games, sing songs and give out raffle prizes.

On Aug. 11 a group of seniors from Grand Rapids is coming up for a luau. The center will be decorated in the Hawaiian theme, the kitchen staff will prepare something special, and we will have games for everyone to enjoy. Come on in and show these folks how friendly we are here in Lake County.

Shelly is putting the finishing touches on our Hawaii trip coming up in September. We have 60 people signed up for this. This trip has been so popular we have a list for a second trip to Hawaii next year.

We still have seats available for the bus trip to Branson. They are leaving Oct. 16 and returning Oct. 22. Call the office if you are interested in this trip.

Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bingo is played Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.