Pickleball is a paddle ball sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It is a fun game that is played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches. It is played with a plastic ball (similar to a wiffle ball) and a paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for experienced players. Stop by and check it out! Beginners welcome!
By the time you are reading this newsletter, we hope to have power to our new message board. The board was purchased with a portion of a large donation we received from the estate of John and Olive Lyman. The message board will serve many purposes and will keep us on the up and up with this new technology for years to come. Be sure to check it out next time you stop by!
Thinking of You and Get Well Wishes go to Bi Hartman, June DeVanno,
Bill Sullivan and Nilda Castro.
Our Sympathy to the family of Clifford Labbe, Sr., Ralph Jarmon, Ann Segal, Ann Olson,
Peter Lennon, Barbara Sullivan and Roger Grenier.
Condolences to Estelle Tedeschi for the loss of her brother, Ralph Tedeschi and Beatrice Chandler for the loss of her son, Wade.
The January Birthday Celebration honored 1 seniors: Donna McAllister. Happy Birthday!
The Birthday Celebration for March will be on March 28th at 11:45 a.m. You must sign up in the Dining Room for lunch that day to be eligible for the drawing.
We are looking for volunteers who would like to help with the Community Yard Sale. Volunteers will be needed to help with collecting donations, set-up, selling items and clean-up. If you are interested in helping out in any way, please see Hilary.
2018 brings successes and challenges. As I look back I see the 50% growth of www.SeniorCenterCt.org. As I look forward I see the challenge of matching that 50% growth plus expanding Jencks Network. I’m thankful for what has happened and hopeful of what the future holds.
And that brings me to this little ditty I wrote…
What is old?? Me? NO! You? NO! Them?? Of course, it’s them… not us! Right!
Is old turning 40? 50? Oh, wait I’m past those, so it must be 70…80…90???
Hey all I know is it’s not me right now. I don’t feel old – however that feels – and I sure as heck don’t look my age – as I stamp my foot!
So, if we are not old….
Then we can and will do everything we have ever done. Right?
We will continue to learn and do new things.
We will be trendsetters.
We will reinvent ourselves again!
We will find new paths.
We will not say “Oh I’m too old for that”
We will not say “I can’t do that.”
We will not say “I always wanted to do that.”
We will not say “If I was younger…”
I know what I will do!
I will take smart risks.
I will set attainable goals.
I will reach for the impossible.
I will push forward, and I hope you join me on the aging journey!!
Because if we don’t age in a positive fashion…..
– tell me what the alternative is!