Another word about Rose Baker Senior Center. They really have some amazing things going on there. Juni Vandyke does an incredible job with the art program at the Senior Center. At top are the wonderful portraits some of the seniors have done under her direction. They have a marvelous singing program, which my mother, who sang in the choir most of her life, really loves because they sing for the joy of it, not under the gun of having to learn a cantata or new music for an upcoming service. There are also some serious card sharks there, both men and women. These three gentlemen were just starting their rummie game when I asked if I could take their picture. One man said they had a seat open and I could join them. I told them I didn’t know how to play and they would just take all of my money. One replied that they could make it strip poker instead. Some things never change with age (thank God).
To me the most wonderful program they offer is the Adult Supportive Day program, which my mother is now involved with. It operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm and offers a secure, fun, engaging, loving environment where I feel very comfortable leaving my mother, and she enjoys. If you are a caregiver for a parent or older relative, or are a senior who wants to get out of the house and enjoys being with other really friendly, lovely people, look into the Adult Supportive Day program. It has given me the respite I really needed to have some time for myself, and has given my mother the opportunity to be with peers, make new friends, and do things she enjoys independent of me. It is a Godsend.
Also, don’t forget Monday, July 6, The Ole Salty Jazz Band returns to the Senior Center from 1:00-3:00pm. They are great musicians and play lively music to dance to. I already have a couple of guys on my dance card, but more are welcome. All are welcome, and it a great way to break up your Monday with some movement, good music and fun.