Middletown Senior Center

21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037

Middletown, California 95461

Phone: (707) 987-3113

Fax: (707) 987-3114

msrc01@att.net


Director's Monthly Message

LISTEN UP!    THIS IS SERIOUS!    

VERY SERIOUS!

 

     Please refrain from entering the kitchen serving area during lunch set up, and during any part of the serving time until clean up is through.  

 

     Seriously:  I realize that all of your lives, you have been waiting on your elders and young'uns.  If you see a need, or see someone too busy to bring you more iced tea or coffee, you have a very strong urge to jump in and help.  That’s very noble, and I get it.  

 

     And that can work in a home environment.  Not in a group setting.  Our individual germs are used to us.  We co-exist in the same environment, and we have a “pact” to not attack one another.   And it seems to work quite well.  

 

      But my germs and your germs don’t always mingle without consequences.  Our Servers are trained to eliminate the co-mingling of mixed germs.   They wash before handling the plates, and, more importantly, they wash after taking anything off of a table—anything that could have possibly been exposed to an outsider’s germs.  

 

      Do you realize that the ice machine scoop gathers germs from everyone.  It cannot be placed into the ice machine in its entirety at any time as the handle is always contaminated.  Also, a cup cannot be used as a ice machine scoop.—used or not.  Your fingers will come into contact with the ice, and will not die when they hit the frozen water.  Also, hot coffee is being transported and collisions can occur.  

 

     If you would like to be of assistance, please sign up to become a Server.  You are definitely needed; but in a controlled atmosphere. 


Lori

 

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!!!!!!!        CAUTION       !!!!!!!

 

HYDRATION IS THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN FOR SUMMER.  IT IS SOOO IMPORTANT.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER.  WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH, DRINK ANOTHER GLASS.  

 

ALSO, IF THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING WHERE YOU RESIDE, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SENIOR CENTER’S.  COME IN OUT OF THE HEAT.  OPEN 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 3:00 P.M.  



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 VOLUNTEERS CORNER


     Our dedicated and reliable volunteers help support a wide range of essential services to our Center.  

 

     Harry Krall swings by the post office each week day and picks up the Center’s mail on his way to lunch.  There are times he is surprised by a “huge” package, but labors through.  

 

     Darlene Simmons serves as a Greeter during the lunch hour one day each week.  The job consists of greeting the diners and checking off their names from the reservations list.  This task happens to be a “sit down job”, but super important. 

 

     The above named individuals added to our other volunteers represent hours and hours of free labor, making it possible for our Center to cater to our seniors efficiently.  

 

     Without our lunch time servers and greeters, we would serve lunch in the buffet fashion.  Not normally a bad choice; however, when you add into the equation walkers and canes, a sit-down affair is a much better choice.  Also, we need Drivers.

 

     If you would be interested in joining our “serving” volunteerslet Tessie or Lori in the office know.  Training is provided.  No experience is necessary.  A sweet smile and sparkly eyes are recommended, but not essential.   Remember, keep moving or lose the ability.   Too shy? Sign up with a friend.  

Lori Tourville, Director

with Tessie Espinosa, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

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