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    As 2017 wrapped up we are pleased to share that has been visited by over 10,500 users and those users have viewed over 52,300 pages. Over 20 companies have advertised this year and all their ads click over to their company’s website. It’s their vision and funding that makes this website possible.

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    See more of you in 2018


    Additional Shopping Day * Lisbon Landing (Super Walmart) *

    At the beginning of each month, (normally the 1st or 2nd Tuesday), we offer a shopping trip to Lisbon Landing. Each trip is limited to 9 people and shoppers are limited to a maximum of 4 bags (due to space constraints).

    The bus will get you to Lisbon for 10 AM and will pick you up at 12:30 p.m.  The bus will NOT be available to drop you off from store-to-store.  You will be dropped off and picked up in front of the Walmart Superstore.

    The bus departs the Senior Center at 9:30 a.m.  Please call the Senior Center to reserve your seat.  If you need a ride into the Center, you must book a ride on the 8:30 bus as well.

    Shopping dates are subject to change.  Please check the VOICES newsletter (pg. 10)

    or call the Senior Center to confirm monthly shopping date.  (860) 889-5960


    News From the Greenhouse

    The greenhouse is in “winter mode”.  We are now concentrating on the inside plants and we are working on providing a relaxing area in which to sit and rock (in the chair provided) and/or meditate.  Please come in and enjoy!

    Thank you to all of you who commented on the beauty of the Spring and Summer outside gardens.  We pride ourselves on our creativity, planning and hard work.

    We meet each Monday morning to water existing plants and perhaps to neaten up and/or separate the older plants we have.  We ask that you check with us before you drop off your stray plants.  Sometimes we cannot use them because we already have many plants and we try to prevent bugs and disease coming into the greenhouse  The extra plants we cannot keep go onto the free table in the dining room.  The diseased ones are eliminated.  We enjoy adding new plants that are unusual and not too large due to our space limitations but please check with us before bringing the in!

    Please Note: Generally, the inside plants are not for sale in the winter months.

    Carole, Sharon, Jill, Barbara and Pat ~ The Greenhouse Girls


    2018 – Ideas and Suggestions

    Happy New Year Everyone! I would like to thank everyone who participated in events, took classes and went on trips with the Rose City Senior Center in 2017.  With your participation, it was a fantastic year!  Now that 2018 is upon us, I look forward to offering you affordable trips, great classes and interesting programs.  Hopefully this will offer something for everyone looking for a little “adventure”!

    As I continue to plan for 2018, I would like your input!  What would you like to see offered in 2018?  You can drop off your ideas at the Reception desk or in the comment box located outside of the Pool Room.  Let’s make 2018 a great New Year!  Thanks again!  Hilary Sandberg, Program Administrator