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Senior Center News – Spring brings many activites

By Kamela Easlic

Happy Spring! It seems that everything in nature is awakening from a deep  sleep. The colors, scents, and sounds of spring remind us that rebirth and renewal always come after the darkest and coldest of winters.  The sky seems bluer and the sun is brighter.  Finally, we can leave the sweaters and boots in the closet in exchange for short sleeves and tennis shoes. We plan and prepare our gardens for planting and start our annual outdoors to-do list.

Spring is about movement.   Exercising the body is much easier with the longer days and warmer temperatures. The chores of the season naturally lend themselves to movement. It’s the perfect time to refresh our health and wellness goals while exploring all LIFE has to offer!  There are lots of opportunities to Celebrate LIFE and spring at Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.

Here are a few activities that will help you to live the life you desire!  Please call to register!

• We have a few seats left for the Branson trip June 12-18 at a cost of $689 double occupancy.  This price includes chartered bus, travel insurance, lodging, 6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, and admission to seven fabulous Branson shows and a cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. Deposit is $144 and must be received by Friday April 15.

• The Barter Theatre trip on May 18 has a few seats remaining as well.  The senior center van departs the center at 4:30 p.m. in route to Shoneys for dinner before heading to the theatre.  We will enjoy The Classic Nashville Road Show which is a tribute to legends of country music in the heyday of the Grand Ole Opry.  Tickets and transportation is $42.

• On Thursday, April 7, representatives from MSHA, will be on hand to introduce their new Heart Valve Clinic and provide details on how you can utilize this clinic.

• We will celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 6 with a walk around town at 8:15 a.m.  The celebration will continue each Monday in April with special walking/health topics at 10 a.m.

• On Tuesday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m., learn “How to Cut Energy Costs” so you can stay warm in winter and cool in summer while maintaining your budget.

• Also on Tuesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m., learn how to protect yourself or someone you love from scams.

• A new discussion group starts on Wednesday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. “Historical Study of the Bible” facilitated by Tom Wilkins will meet every Wednesday and provide non-denominational historical study of the King James Bible referenced events and history and how those events affect us today.

• AARP Driver Safety Training will meet Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20 from noon to 4 p.m. both days. The course costs $15 for AARP member and $20 for non-members.  Must attend both days.

• Do you suffer from a Chronic disease and pain?  Living Well with a Chronic Disease is a no cost 6-week program that is just what you need in order to gain confidence in managing your health and maintaining an active and fulfilling life.  The class begins Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. and meets each Thursday through May 19.

If you would like to receive the newsletter monthly or for additional information, call the senior center at 743-5111 or visit the center at 220 Union Street.  Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.