Happenings at our Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

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By Kate Gray, Senior Center Director

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies. As I type this, Fall is just around the corner; and with Fall comes the beginning of the holidays. October at the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center is loaded with activities and events. For those on Medicare, you know that open enrollment is just around the corner and that there are numerous insurance companies who want your business for those supplemental or medi-gap insurance policies. We will have a few companies visit us to discuss Medicare, from basic to information that might be new and different. We also have a dementia series that will wrap up in October; after which, a caregiver support group will begin. So, after much ado (about something), let’s get started.

  • Medicare 101, Tuesday, October 1, begins at 10:00 a.m. and will be held in the classroom. 
  • United Healthcare will be presented on Tuesday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m., at a table in the main room. Information about great opportunities that are available to low income individuals will be presented.
  • Dementia Class, Tuesday, October 1 and 15, at 2:00 p.m. Jake Gamble is the presenter and topics include such things as Involving family and community in the care of loved ones, and safe and effective outings for middle to late stage dementia.
  • Trivia Challenge for the Brain, Thursday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m., with Patty Olson.
  • Budget Tips for The Holidays, Thursday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m., in the classroom.
  • Halloween Party, Friday, October 11, starting at 11:10 a.m. with Mark Stern performing. Lunch for the day will consist of a baked potato bar with all the fixin’s. The party is free to the public. Lunch cost is $3.50.
  • Genetic Testing will be provided on Wednesday, October 16 and 30, at 10:00 a.m. See information in the newsletter for details.
  • Grief Support Group, Wednesday, October 16, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Holiday Glass Blocks w/Fairy Lights, on Monday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m.
  • Medicare, Monday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m.

Pianist wanted! We are looking for a volunteer pianist for the Senior Center. If you or anyone you know might be interested, the performance is once a month for a period of one hour. The date and time will be determined by both the individual’s schedule and the Center’s schedule. This is just a fun, social time in which participants can spend time together and celebrate birthdays.

I want to take just a moment to say thank you to the many volunteers who came to the Senior Center on Saturday, September 7, to help paint the Senior Center. We would still be painting if it were not for these generous individuals who helped.  THANK YOU!

Well, stay safe and dry as we move into Fall. Until next time. . .have a wonderful month!

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