Senior Adult Programs and Activities

Jean Patterson

As I write this message, Beth and I are busy gearing up for our Christmas Craft fair on December 4. It’s the largest single event we do, and after not being able to hold it last year, I find I’m really out of practice at juggling all the pieces and parts that go into putting together an event of this size. Hope you’ll be able to stop by and shop and eat lunch!

Since mid-October we have been offering Medicare-related information to our members every weekday. This will end December 7 (and so will those horrible TV commercials!) Our next planned important community service will begin February 1, with AARP Tax Aid. They will be meeting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year, and we will be provided with a dedicated phone number we can share with you to call for tax prep reservations some time around the middle of January.

The Tulsa County Assessor’s Office will be here on February 3, 2022, as they are each year, to answer your questions about property taxes, homestead exemptions, etc.

We have also forged a relationship with the Oklahoma Blood Institute, and will be hosting blood drives periodically. Sometimes we don’t get a lot of advance notice, so when you come in, take a look around at the signage.

Sodexo Senior Nutrition Lunch has returned! They have hired a site manager, Mrs. Melanie Johnson, who will be your point of contact for all things lunch. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to stop in and complete a form that will allow you to sign up with Melanie for lunches up to a week in advance. Sign-up will no longer be done on our My Senior Center kiosk.

Our Cardio Drumming class has become so popular that we had to change the day and time in order to be able to move it to the Rams Room. This is such a fun problem to have! We’re now drumming at 8:30 on Thursdays, followed at 9:30 by Chair Yoga. Come join the fun—just BYOB. (Bring your own ball.) We have drumsticks and baskets for your use. Stay well and c’mon back when you’re ready! And Merry Christmas, and a joyous, healthy New Year to you all!

    Jean Patterson, Sr. Adult Program Coordinator