New Veterans’ Coffee Club for all veterans age 60 and over! Stop by for coffee and goodies (donations basis) at the Wauseon site every Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. Not from Wauseon? Join the Veterans’ Coffee Club in Archbold and Swanton at 9:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or the Fayette and Delta sites on Tuesdays and Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
In observance of Good Friday, all five centers will close at 12:00 noon. Please join us for breakfast at 9:00. Each site will be serving breakfast and reservations are required.
For seniors receiving home delivered meals, they will have a different look. Currently, the Senior Center is trialing the Oliver based packaging system which allows for easier reheating of meals. The earth friendly packaging allows for freezing and reheating of meals as needed. To re-heat in the microwave, pull the lid back slightly to vent and heat for 2-3 minutes. For conventional ovens, place on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for no longer than 10 minutes. Do not re-heat in toaster ovens. Cold food should be refrigerated immediately.
Seniors and staff joined the Wauseon and Evergreen cheerleaders in the first-ever Fulton County Senior Center flash mob on Friday, February 14 at half-time of the Wauseon varsity boys’ basketball game. What’s a flash mob? A flash mob is a spontaneous, secret planned dance event in which a select group of people participate to raise awareness of their group or to just have fun and spread joy. Nancy Avina said, “I kept it a secret from my husband Paul until two days before it happened. He made plans to attend a basketball game in Stryker the same night as the Wauseon game. ‘You just ruined my secret! I told him,’” So Nancy revealed that she was involved in something during halftime, but did not give Paul any details. “He asked if I would embarrass him and I told him, ‘No, but I’d love for you to be there!’ So he came to the Wauseon game to watch. It was so much fun! I really enjoyed it,” Nancy said. Bill and Opal Taylor are no strangers to the dance floor, as they used to square and round dance with Skirts & Shirts Dance Club of Delta. “We won a jitterbug contest 17 years ago this month. We were in the audience at Wauseon High School to watch the musical Grease. They invited audience members to come onstage and dance. And we won the contest!” Will a future flash mob be organized? Kenny Bell hopes so. Bell said, “I joined the flash mob because I like to dance and have fun. I met my wife years ago when I saw her on a dance floor. I hope the Senior Center has more things like the flash mob. I would get in on it every time!”
Each center offers bingo, exercise, community speakers, and outings. Please call for more information or for a detailed schedule.
The Swanton site will welcome meteorologist Ross Ellet from 13abc who will share his weather wisdom on Friday, April 25. He will speak about the wild winter weather we have experienced and what we might expect weather-wise in the coming weeks. Please join at 11:00 a.m. at 210 N. Main St in Swanton, in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church.