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     




     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 dine? 




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 Francisco Giants.

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 pitches.

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 ball.   




Lori Tourville, Director

with Tessie Espinosa, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper