Elizabethtown Area Senior Center
Warmer Days Ahead!
May is one of my favorite months of the year. It starts off still very much as spring with cooler mornings and nights but by the end we have consistent hot days and swimming weather has come to stay. So much of the early buds and greens of spring leave and bold bright greens and clear blue skies make a days beautiful. There's a call from nature to get out of our house and go do something.
We've embraced that call at the senior center in the month of May with many activities. On May 1st we are closed for senior games at Spooky Nook. On May 10 we will be having a picnic in the park at Governor's Stable Park (more information later in the newsletter). On May 17 we will be going to the Barnstormers game. In addition to the planned outside activities we will also be moving our active morning games outside as weather allows.
There's still times to submit your sub orders! Help us reach our goal!
Our goal is to sell more than 500 items! This will raise over $1,500 for the activities at the senior center.
Sell subs during the month of April. Return your order form by Friday, May 5. Subs will be available for pick up after 2 pm on Tuesday, May 16. Thanks for your support!
Join Us In May!
May 1--Senior Games--The senior center will be closed for the senior games. See you at Spooky Nook.
May3 -- Wisdom Wednesday- First Aid-- Gears' own Tracy will be giving us a high overview of First Aid and AED basics.
May 5-- Craft- Sunflower hangers- Help us to decorate the senior center for spring. We will be making paper sunflower. We will hang the completed craft around the senior center to decorate the senior center and give it a smile.
May 8-- Bingo With Michelle-- Michelle from Legion Senior Living will be joining us to play bingo. Everyone who plays walks away with a prize.
May 10-- Picnic in the Park-- Join us at Governor's Stable Park 101 Governor Stable Rd, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. We will have activities beginning at 9 am that include games, exercise, and lots of fun. Lunch will be served at 12 pm, noon. Sign ups are recommended so we have enough food.
May 17-- Painting With Lancaster Creative Factory-- Joanne will be here leading us in painting!
May 17-- Afternoon Craft Club-- Join us for the first afternoon craft club. We will be paint your choice of three birdhouses. Sign ups are required. See the newsletter for more information!
May 18-- Mental Health America-- Erica will be back again and will be discussing our mental health.
May 19-Let's Try Berries--We will be trying a verity of berry dishes. We will also be discussing
May 23 --Memoir Writing-- - This month's topic will be "Is there a story behind your name? Your children's names?" Come with your topic pre-written/outlined and we will glean from one another.
May 24-- Chair Exercise with Judy -- Judy McMillen will be leading a chair Zumba workout from 9:30-10:30. Join us for this challenging, yet gentle work out. Bring a friend!
May 25-- Arm Chair Travels -- Come and experience Canada without needing a passport! We will be watching videos about Canada. We will also have some Canada trivia.
May 31-- Crafts: Macrame Planter -- Julissa will be leading is in a craft making macrame planter/hangers.
Mark your calendars! We will have tickets to go to the morning Barnstormers Game on Wednesday, May 17. Please call the senior center for more information and when to pick up tickets. (717) 367-7984
We are starting a once a month craft club! We will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm. We will do a different craft every month, the crafts will rang from painting to fabric/ felt crafts, beads ect. ect. There will be a small fee for the crafts
In May we will be painting bird house (see the photos below). A verity of paints will be offered as well as a sealer so the paint will continue to look good even outside. The cost for this craft will be $8. Please call the senior center with your selection by May 12.
Managing Back Pain As You Age. Let's Talk!
Join us Tuesday June 6 at 10:30 am.
Dr. Tony Ton-That who is a pain management physician, and medical director of the spine program at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, will presenting.
Are the aches and pains in your back and neck a normal part of aging? You shouldn’t have to live with pain. Learn about treatment options, including medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, injections and surgery. Come with your questions and walk away with a better understanding of how to manage back pain.
Come celebrate with us! We will be having everyone's birthday party on Wednesday June 7. The morning will be filled with birthday party games. Lunch will be served at 11:30 that morning. We will have cake and ice cream at 12:15 pm. Before we serve cake and ice cream we will honor any senior member who is turning 75 or older during the 2023 year. After singing and eating we will have entertainment by Lee Moyer.
Join us for a fun celebration of you!
In 2023, we will have a monthly meeting of our Advisory Council. This month we had representatives attend our meeting. We have 3 open seats.
The following topics were discussed:
- Review of May Calendar
- Crafts and Activities for June
- Doing a dramatic reading for Kids Center in July
- Picnic lunch/outside activities
- The representatives asked that the following activities stay on the calendar:
There are still open seats on the council if you would like to join please see Jess for more information.
Join Us For Afternoon Bingo!
Afternoon Bingo will be held May 3. Doors open at 1:20 pm, bingo starts at 1:45 pm. We will play 2 hours of bingo, with a 15 minute intermission in the middle. Cost to play is $10. Light refreshments will be provided. Prizes include snack items, nuts, fresh fruits and veggies, and puzzle books.
Do not miss the fun!
Phone: (717) 367-7984
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Jess Raush, Director
Wayne Bream, Assistant
This program is funded, in part, under an Agreement with money allocated by the PA Dept. of Aging and the Lancaster Co. Office Of Aging. A community service of GEARS.