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
LISTEN UP! THIS IS
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.
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.
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
If you would be interested in joining
our “serving” volunteers, let Tessie or Lori in the
office know. Training is provided. No experience is
necessary. A sweet smile and sparkly eyes are recommended, but not
keep moving or lose the ability. Too shy? Sign up with a friend.
Lori Tourville, Director
with Tessie Espinosa, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper