• November 2021 Senior Moments

    By Teresa Kempisty

    Hi everyone, a phrase I keep hearing repeated over and over again is, “I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by” and “the older I get the faster time goes by” and wow that is so true. I am amazed that we are nearing Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  The good news is that we are going to have our usual Fried Oyster and Turkey Dinner at the Rocky Ridge Fire Company’s Activities Building on Saturday, Dec. 4 with doors opening at 11:00 and dinner at 12:00.  John & Peggy Offutt will entertain us with their wonderful music, humor and talent.  As usual we will have door prizes and be honoring those seniors 90 years of age and older with a Poinsettia.  Stop by the center to sign up and pay for the party by Tues. Nov. 23.  The price will be $19.00 each for adults. 

    Ruth, my new assistant, has been playing the piano on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:30, stop by for some wonderful music and sing along too!

    We have a busy day planned on Wed., Nov. 3, not only is it Bingo day, but the nurse from Right At Home will be here to take blood pressures 10:45 to 12:45, and the pharmacist from MedOne Pharmacy will be here from 10:00 to 12:00 to give flu shots.  Please sign up ahead of time at the center so we can get an idea of how many doses she will need.  The 2nd bingo of the month is on Nov. 17. 

    Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1:15 to 2:15p.m. come to be entertained by “Celtic Pierogi” formerly called “Picking & Grinning” the couple that clogs and plays music.  They were here a couple years ago.  They will be playing Country & Celtic tunes.  Make a day of it and come to lunch beforehand, just call by the day before which will be Monday Nov. 8.

    Our famous bake sale and fundraiser night (always the 2nd Thursday of the month) at Roy Rogers in Thurmont from 5 to 8:00 is November 11.  Mention the Thurmont Senior Center when ordering either at the drive-thru or inside and we will get 25% of the total sales donated to us for those 3 hours.  Last month we sold out of Nancy Rice’s 31 apple dumplings in 25 minutes. Wow!  We also had red velvet & coconut pieces of cake, pumpkin streusel bars, brownies, cookies and more. 

    Also on November 11 is Veterans Day and we want to thank each Veteran for their service to our country.  We will forever be grateful. 

    The Pauline’s Pals Monthly Craft Group will be making a decorated picture frame, a pointillism Christmas tree picture and possibly a decorated jar vase.  They meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00.  Please sign up at the center by November 9 so they can get supplies for the Nov. 16th class.  There is a fee of $1.00 ea. to cover the costs.  A photo of the projects are at the center next to the signup sheet.  Call the center if you want more info. at 301-271-7911.

    For all the other events, please see the Calendar of Events in the back of this issue, TV Channel 99, the local Thurmont radio station, the sign out front or by calling the center at 301-271-7911. You can also check the schedule & menu on our website thurmontseniorcenter.org, or stop by for a copy.

    Call us if you need a ride to locations in Thurmont.  We have volunteers who do this.  Call Teresa at 301-271-7911 to make arrangements and we can deliver lunches to seniors who don’t drive.  The meals are $6.00 each and come from the Mountaingate fresh every day. 

    Hey all you seniors that want something to do, please call the center and hear what volunteer opportunities I have available.  And you don’t have to be 55 to volunteer either, as I have some younger adults that volunteer.  Call Teresa at 301-271-7911.

    We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and we will be closed on November 25th and 26th so have a relaxing holiday.  And here are some Thanksgiving sayings to make you smile.  “The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us” by James E. Faust.  “No matter what happened this month at least you’re not a turkey” anonymous. LOL!

    Take care & enjoy.