News and Events - June 2017
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Senior Power Day
The 30th ANNUAL Senior Power Day is upon us!! Yep, it’s been held here in Livingston County and yes, these are vendors from all over the county, for 30 years now! So what happens at Senior Power Day?? Well, here’s the scoop! Over 55 vendors who are in the business to assist seniors will be there. There are both for-profit and non-profit agencies represented at Senior Power Day.
This means if you are looking for in-home care, Meals on Wheels, senior living, assisted living, hospice, senior centers plus much more you will be able to find it at Senior Power Day. Your day will consist of going around the room speaking to the various vendors and in the middle of the morning being entertained by the Recycled Rockettes & Cabaret and then continuing to see the vendors. Ed Sugar will entertain during lunch and after lunch you finish with the vendors before you head into the auditorium to giggle and laugh with the comedian Jason Douglas. Once he finishes making you laugh there will be raffle prizes galore!
Not only is all that there but the Red Barrel will be available for medication disposal. Just so you know, the shredder will NOT be there this year. Originally, it was supposed to be there but it was decided not to bring it in as it was not available!! Good reason!! ;)
Where: Pinckney High School on D-19
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost: $3 for lunch
August Pot Luck
Holy Smokies!! Another Pot Luck?? 2 months in a row?? Wowzers!!! But I could not pass up the opportunity to have this young man entertain us and a Pot Luck is always so much FUN!!! Anyway, so what the heck is she talking about?? Well, the son of one of our new members is an accomplished pianist who loves to play Ragtime and 20’s & 30’s music and he plays at various places around the county with great reviews. So... I thought maybe we could have him come in and play for us and he is. Way Cool!! And I thought we could combine it with a Pot Luck because, well, because I love food and especially all of your foods!!! :)
This time chicken will be the main dish and y’all can bring whatever you think compliments the Fried Chicken from Krogers ………...which I just love by the way!!! :) Just remember to make a dish that is large enough to feed 12 peeps!!
Friday, August 11 at the usual time……….noon
Entertainment: 12:30 or so
New & used sale
Huh?? Where’s the Holiday Bazaar gig?? Well, we are going to change things up this year. I had a few complaints from our vendors over the past few years that the New & Used Sale was drawing sales away from them so we decided we would try something different. So what are we doing?? We are going to separate the New & Used Sale from the Holiday Bazaar and see what happens. We are going to hold the New & Used Sale as it’s own gig and it will happen on September 16.
So what does that mean for the Senior Center?? Well, it means I am going to bug y’all for your new, used white elephant type stuff like now. As in, the sale is happening really really soon. So bring it on folks. Just please please please, same rules apply …………… no shoes, no clothes, no furniture or major appliances plus please make sure it’s clean. And it goes without saying that we need volunteers!! We plan on holding this shindig in the dining room ……………..yep, we get to use all that space for the New & Used Sale!!! Woo Hoo!!! So that means we have more space, need more peeps, wowzers!! This is really happening!!! Yikes!!
Membership Cards Update
Just a friendly request …………….if you have had any changes to your address, phone number, emergency contact, allergies, meds, etc.; we would really appreciate it if you would update your membership card. We don’t have the most current information for everyone especially the emergency contacts area. So at your leisure, if you would please check your card, we would really appreciate it!! Thank You!!
T.V. Usage Reminder
I’m sure most of you noticed that we have several T.V.’s in the center and they are for your use!! So if anyone would like us to turn them on, please ask! We would be happy to put the ball game or special news reports on for you! My only request is that the sound is not blasting ……….but of course, that is coming from someone whose mother-in-law refuses to turn on her hearing aid and is mostly deaf; she has her T.V. on so loud you can hear a 1/2 mile away!! Really!! We keep the remotes in the office so they do not “walk” away!
So what is VIABIL?? VIABIL stands for Visually Impaired And Blind In Livingston. Since 1989 the Visually Impaired and Blind in Livingston Inc., or VIABIL has served our community as a non-profit, growing group of people with serious vision impairments or blindness who live in Livingston County. They are open to persons of all ages with any variety of vision disorders and who are ready to reach out to other organizations that assist the visually impaired. VIABIL features dynamic guest speakers, free activities and events with programs specific to the visually impaired citizen. So how can you get involved?? Call them at 810-231-1277 VIABIL is sponsored by all five area Lions Club Organizations Attend a meeting - usually held the first Saturday each month at Brighton Lions Den in Brighton , 465 W. Main St. Free transportation to meetings is now provided by VIABIL VIABIL, Inc., has earned a tax exempt status from the IRS 501c-3 - your non-taxable contribution is appreciated!!
Hamburg Seniors Share Bulletin Board - August 2017
Let’s celebrate Summer as we share photos of the “Good Old Summer-time.” How have you enjoyed this summer or one from many years ago? In your own backyard or on a vacation? Feet up with a cool drink in one hand and a fishing pole or book near the other? Did you plant a great vegetable garden or tend to flower beds? Share it in a photo for others to see!!
As always, mount your phot on another piece of paper with your name and brief description written below the picture for identification. All photos will be returned to you at the end of each month in the large envelope on the lower left corner of the board. You are also welcome to suggest themes for upcoming months as well.
St. Paul Lutheran - Daisy's Pantry
When/Where: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7701 East M-36, Hamburg
St. Paul Lutheran Church sponsors a pantry for anyone who has emergency needs. Their Daisy Pantry will supply food for those in need. There are no questions asked or appointment needed, just show up. If you have any questions, call St. Paul Lutheran Church at 810-231-1033.
Newsletter Now Going Out Via Bulk Mail
You may have noticed that the newsletter is coming to you flat, not folded, may be just a wee bit late and not available in the center for pick up. Why is that?? Well, our printer has put us on the "bulk rate" for printing, which also means they mail it out with postage and label already preprinted on your newsletter. Hopefully you will get it on time, but do remember that at bulk rate, it is at the discretion of your mail carrier as to when they decided to deliver it. If they have a lot of bulk mail coming to you, they may decide to deliver it at a later date when there is less. At any rate, it is a lot less expensive to send them out this way so we hope this works out!
We walk on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 am for about 1/2 hour and we meet in the parking lot on Merrill Rd. just across from the Senior Center. Since we start right at 11:00 it is a good idea to get there a few minutes early so you don’t miss the group. You do not have to stay with the group but we like to start off together. The faster walkers go fast and we hang with the slower paced walkers. Please make sure your doctor approves of your walking as we walk about 1 1/2 miles and please please wear proper walking shoes so you do not hurt your feet! And remember to wear clothes appropriate for the weather especially as it gets warmer out. See you out there!!
LOOK TWICE, SAVE A LIFE
Spring is here and warmer weather means there are more motorcycles on the road and you should be very aware of your surroundings. Before you pull out in the street make sure you look twice PLEASE ……….. motorcycles are everywhere and can be difficult to see in the road especially the black ones! Like mine!! So take an extra minute or so to look out for that motorcycle that just might be me ridin’ on down the road!!
Sweatshirts, Shirts & Hats - Oh My!!
I had a red sweatshirt in my office that once belonged to a long-time member and folks were asking where/how they can get something like that since it is embroidered with our senior center logo. Well, wonder no more!! I've gotten some current pricing, colors and style of denim & performance shirts, sweatshirts and hats. The sweatshirts come in 2 different weights (8 oz. & 9.3 oz.) and are priced at $25 & $35; 1/4 Zip Sweatshirts $24 (8 oz. only); denim shirts $24; performance tee's $20 and hats $10. Turnaround time is approximately 2-3 weeks and payment HAS to be made at the time of the order (cash or checks made out to The Hamburg Senior Center). Plus sizes do run a little higher in cost. Julie, Carol and myself have some samples of what each item looks and we can place an order once a month or whenever we get a decent amount of orders in. Any questions - just come on in or give me a call and we will do our best to get your questions answered.
Last month, I told y'all I was working on the Directory and yeppers, it is done. Yay!! Of course, it is an on-going fluid piece but at the moment ………...it is as done as it's ever going to be. So. I have only printed a few copies so that any mistakes that have been made (although I'm sure Carol was very thorough in her proofreading!!) can be corrected. And since there may be a few mistakes, please please please bring them to my attention!! That way I can get them rectified and print the subsequent copies correctly. And again, this stays in-house and is only given out to our seniors. I've been asked by others to share our address list with outside lists but I absolutely refuse to.
Book of Services
Julie is putting together a book of reputable and recommended service providers to keep in the office. If you have a handyman, cleaning service, lawn maintenance service, or small job trades company that you can recommend please call the office — or you can email Julie at:firstname.lastname@example.org Please make sure the company is happy to have the Referral!!!
Gleaners has received a grant from the State of Michigan to provide fresh produce to our seniors. What that means to you is this: on the 3rd Thursday of the month Senior Nutrition will deliver a batch of fresh produce and will be available to you to take home. It could be apples and grapefruit or it could be potatoes and onions, just depends on what they were able to get that month. And we will not know what they're getting until it arrives here at the center.......just so I don't get a bunch of questions on what is coming in!! :) And yes, this is at no cost to you. Enjoy!!
Hamburg Senior Community Center
10407 Merrill Road
P.O. Box 157
Hamburg, MI 48139 USA
Phone: 1.810.231.1000 Ext. 225
Direct Dial: 1.810.231.1140
- Christine Hoskins
Senior Program Director
- Julie Eddings
- Carol Kolad
Updated July 27, 2017