Well, good morning!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to visit with you on Sunday so I decided, even though seeing the printing is still a bit difficult, to remind you of all the great classes, events and food available at the Shawnee Senior Center in downtown Shawnee.

Well, good morning!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to visit with you on Sunday so I decided, even though seeing the printing is still a bit difficult, to remind you of all the great classes, events and food available at the Shawnee Senior Center in downtown Shawnee.

I hope you all got to read Kate’s column the week before last because it was, as our volunteer Delbert decided, like chatting across the back yard fence. That’s the way I think when I’m writing this column, like chatting with someone about the center across that back yard fence.

We want to remind you of all the news and events that you can do as a senior citizen right here in Shawnee. And, by the way, I’ve made a deal with Kate that any time she can find the time or has something she wants to pass on personally to you, she will write the column for the week. Because she’s really formal when she’s writing grants for the center, who knew she could be so good at chatting across the table at breakfast on Sunday morning.

This is going to be a short column this week because I don’t get my new glasses until next week, but I do want to remind you, in case you need a reminder, of some of the things available at your senior center.

There are exercise classes every morning from 8:30 to 9:30 and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4 until 5.

Check the calendar for the new chair yoga class, and there’s a new aerobics class on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

We still have the five-piece Storytime Band playing live country music just right for dancing, listening and even singing every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 until 2:30 p.m.

Gospel singing is still every Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 in the morning until 11:30.

Also on the calendar for this month (and you can pick one up on the front desk at the center anytime) are scheduled times for free legal information and help as well as well as times and dates for all events held at the center.

There’s so much going on at the center every day, so make it a point to drop in and pick up a calendar or go to the website (Shawneeseniors.org) and check it out.

Cruise director Kate Joyce is also proud to announce that the Shawnee Senior Center has been certified as a “Blue Zone Organization” (party to follow).

Breakfast is always free at the center and is served from 8:15 until 9 every morning, and lunch is $2 for adults 50 and older and $7 for all under the age of 50 and is served at noon. The menu for the month is always on the back side of the calendar so pick one up while you’re there or check out the website, “ShawneeSeniorCenter.org.”

Kate always chats with “Mike in the Morning”at 8:35 a.m. on Wednesdays about the “goings on” at the center.

New pictures and information are posted on Facebook daily (that’s ShawneeSeniorCenter). So check it out!

And, as always, see you at the center!