Middletown Senior Center
21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037
Middletown, California 95461
Phone: (707) 987-3113
Fax: (707) 987-3114
Director's Monthly Message
In March, our center held its March for Meals event. March
for Meals is a national campaign held during March to raise awareness of senior
hunger and to encourage action in local communities. It is sponsored by
the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA). (Names of
contributors, next month.)
Our local event raised over $8,500 through pledges for our 31
Marchers plus individual and company donations to be used for our Meals on
Wheels and lunch programs for our local seniors. We serve approximately
900 meals per month to approximately 34 home-bound clients. These meals
are available to seniors 60 years or older who are unable to shop and prepare
meals on their own (whether for a few days because of the flu, a few weeks
after surgery, or long term). In addition, we serve on average 780 meals
monthly in our dining room to approximately 35 diners per day.
When possible, a donation of $5 (or any part thereof) for a meal
is greatly appreciated, and goes a long way in assisting the longevity of our
program. It, however, is never a requirement for a meal.
Our March for Meals event required many volunteers. Thank
you, thank you. And many volunteers are needed daily for signing in and
greeting diners, delivering meals to our home-bound seniors, and manning our
Thrift Shop. And there are also volunteers teaching all kinds of stuff
from Line Dancing to Tai Chi to Crafting to Creative Living to Hospice
Bereavement to Hand & Foot Card Games. Again, thank you, thank you.
Come in and enjoy. Lori
DONATE A MEAL TO A SENIOR
Thank you David & Monica Rosenthal
for your generous donation of meals for seniors.
Anyone can join the Rosenthals and
donate a meal or meals to a specific senior or any senior. Receive a
donation card from the office and specify the number of meals you wish to
donate. The meals cost a donation of $5 each.
Also, for our regulars, if you don’t
always like to carry cash around, why not purchase several meals at a time for
yourself and simply have one marked off each time you come in to
ODD FACTS MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
There are all kinds of strange and interesting things going on
that we just don’t usually know about.
1. In 1963, a major league baseball pitcher, Gaylord Perry
remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On
July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the
moon, Perry hit his first, and only, home run while playing for the San
2. The Olympic flag’s colors are always red, black, blue, green,
and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of
those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.
3. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7
4. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are
registered blood donors.
5. All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear
while on the job in case their pants split.
6. In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered every American League team.
7. Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head
cool. He changed it every two innings.
8. In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose
job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.
9. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf
Lori Tourville, Director
with Tessie Espinosa, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper