Middletown Senior Center
21256 Washington Street
Post Office Box 1037
Middletown, California 95461
Phone: (707) 987-3113
Fax: (707) 987-3114
Dee Groves is retiring from the Center’s greeter roster. She
has been at her post every Wednesday since 2011. She has served with a
big heart, a warm smile, and kind words for over seven years. Thank you
There are several on-going programs offered for
your pleasure. Afternoon movies are shown each second and fourth
Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 p. m. in the Oak Room. Another 6-week
course in Tai Chi is scheduled to begin February 15 and run through March
22. (Cost: $30). On Mondays at 10-11 a.m., Diabetes
Educational classes are offered followed by blood pressure checks from 11 a.m.
The “Donate a Meal” coupon is once again in the Newsletter.
Check it out. The “March for Meals” fundraiser is planned for March 24
from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The walk starts at 11:00 am. More
information is in the Newsletter.
An opening to sign in diners has opened up. Now is your
chance to participate in one facet of the overall duties needed to keep our
Center running smoothly. This particular coveted volunteer position
takes approximately an hour and a half per week. (Wednesdays are
Not all information on upcoming classes or events for the month
are available at press time, so remember to check our bulletin board and the
tables containing handouts.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SENIORS
I hope you enjoy reading this and hope it will also help you be
There are 8,000 baby boomers in the United States turning 65 every
In 2013, adults over 65 constituted 14% of the population in the
U.S. and will account for an estimated 20% by 2050.
There are already 55,000 Americans over age 100, and by 2050 the
number of centenarians will reach 600,000.
The baby boom generation is more racially and ethnically diverse
than any previous generation.
Currently people over 65 number 483 million in the world and by
2030 the number will reach 974 million. By the year 2025, approximately
18% of the world population will be seniors.
There are 72 men for every 100 women in the age group ‘above 65
years’ and there are 45 men per 100 women in the age group ‘above 85
Keeping physically active can slow the aging process.
Exercise is the mantra to keep young and feel good. A study published in
1995 that tracked 9,777 men between 20 and 82 years found that physically unfit
men who became fit had death rates 44% lower than those who remained
unfit. Regular exercise prevents bone loss and incidence of fractures; it
increases the muscle strength and hence the balance and co-ordination.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
COMING — “MARCH FOR MEALS”
“March for Meals” is a fundraising campaign to raise money for and
awareness of senior hunger “So no senior goes hungry”®.
When: Saturday, March 24, beginning at 9 a.m.
with a Craft Fair and
ending at 1:00 p.m.
Walk starts at 11:00 a.m.
Followed by lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Our Senior Center
You can help end senior hunger. Ask friends, neighbors,
relatives to sponsor you for the walk. It is a leisurely paced stroll
through town. The course travels from the Center down to the second stop
light, across the street, and back to the Center. Forms are available
through Lori and/or Tessie—instead of “per mile”, just a lump sum for participating.
A Craft Fair will be set up in the Center for your browsing and
shopping pleasure prior to the walk and immediately following.
The walk (stroll) will be followed by a yummy lunch for a very
reasonable fee ($6).
Sponsored walkers are needed. This is a fun experience
and a great, painless way to support your Center. No sponsors? Walk
with us anyway.
Hopefully the Lamborghinis and Ferraris will return.
OFFERING: Diabetes Education
Mondays in the month of February
beginning on the 5th, Registered Nurse, Anna Towlerton, will hold diabetes
educational classes from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and then be available to
check your blood pressure between 11:00 a.m. and noon.
Diabetics need to know what they should
be doing now, in order to best manage their condition and forestall its
possible ramifications. And diabetes educators, whose job is to make
folks aware of the appropriate tools, need to keep abreast of the fast-moving
pace of change.
A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR FUN
(Test your memory weekly)
Help is needed right before the lunch
The Center is short a person on
Wednesdays to greet our diners and make change (10:45 to 12:15). So what
is the fun part, you ask?
Now is the opportunity to meet all of
those with whom you share a room. It does sound intriguing, doesn’t
You’ll become familiar with “Who is
Bob? Who is married to whom? What is the name of the giggler?
Does that couple attend every Wednesday?” And the list goes on and
on. Info at your finger tips. Fun, fun.