Have you heard this statement? Now think about it…
As we work longer and care for others, time for ourselves can be limited but that lack of social engagement does affect our brain health as well. Now you might ask how do I increase my interactions with others?
Think of those things you would like to do. Make a written list. Explore other ideas. A book club, a dance class, lunch out, a day trip, learning a new skill. Whatever it is, now look for those things on your list. Ahh, they have that very thing at your Senior Center, Parks and Rec, Adult Ed…
Now to go for the first time. Just how scary is that. Yup, that’s why you haven’t gone in the past, isn’t it? You don’t know anyone who will go with you and you don’t want to go alone…
Do you remember your first day of school? The first day of every new school you ever went to? The first day of every new job? The first day at a new church? The first time you went to a new doctor’s office?
All of those were scary too! But you got very comfortable in a short period of time didn’t you? Most times it worked out really well by the end of the first week.
Well do the same thing now. Pick that thing you have always wanted to do. Sign up. Then show up. There will be other people there for their first time as well. In a few visits you’ll be making new friends and perhaps finding folks you know from the past.
But now you’ll be getting out, having some “me” time and experiencing new activities and making new friends. All very good things to be doing!
Give it a try! “You’re not too old and it’s not too late” – Rainer Maria Rilke
Bingo Caller – Needed to call Bingo and run the game. You would be responsible for setting up Bingo machine, calling Bingo, keeping track of games played and clean up after. Knowledge of different types, styles and patterns of Bingo games helpful. Commitment to Fridays from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. is needed. This Volunteer position is open to Members of the Senior Center only.
Please see Hilary if you are interested or have questions.
The Rose City Senior Center Knitting and Crocheting group makes and donates afghans to ECHO at Backus Hospital to be distributed to cancer patients. Recently the group received this thank you letter:
Dear Knitting Group,
I am a breast cancer patient who received a beautiful afghan last week at ECHO. I am on an oral chemo pill which gave me 2 weeks of diarrhea. I was at ECHO for hydrating IV’s 4 times in one week. I received the afghan on my 2nd day and it warmed me up so well! It was made with blocks of various green squares. Lovely! At home I use it when I take naps and at bedtime at night.
Thank you for your talents and kind generosity.
Thank you Knitting Group for all that you do!
Songs of the Great War and Civil Rights
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Rose City Senior Center’s glee club, Golden Nuggets, will be singing their concert Songs of the Great War and Civil Rights for all to enjoy. This wonderful choral group consists of very talented Senior Center members who will be singing a selection of themed songs. The group will be accompanied by Rose City Senior Center’s concert band Roseland Combo.
This spring, the Golden Nuggets and Roseland Combo performed their concert at various local senior living and rehab centers. We hope you will join us to enjoy some wonderful music! This event is free.
Please sign up at Reception if you will be joining us!