Updated May 16th, 2020
ALL TOGETHER- ALONE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Center's Quilters are sewing Homemade Face Masks to help fulfill the need in the area. If you would like a mask, call the Center at 541-296-4788 and leave your name, phone number, address and the number of masks you need.
The Center is closed and all classes and activities are canceled except for MEDICARE HELP (call the local coordinator at 541-288-8341) and the MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN CLOSET (call 541-296-4788 to see if we have the equipment you need and to schedule a time for pick-up.)
TAX AIDE has been canceled indefinitely but the filing date has been extended to July 15th. I have not heard if or when the program will start again.
The eligibility for a home delivered meal has changed to include anyone 60 and over. If you would like a home delivered meal call Meals-on-Wheels at 541-298-8333 or if you would like to pick up a meal call before 10:00 and pick up your meal at noon but not before.
CIRCLES OF CARE
Circles of Care is looking for older adults who are self-isolating and need support during these difficult times. Because of the situation they are limiting their assistance to picking up groceries and check-in calls. Call Gracen at 541-397-0724 or email her at email@example.com.
Aging Well February 17
The Next Chapter Lecture on the 24th at 11:00 will feature Duane Francis CEO and President of the Mid-Columbia Medical Center. Duane will discuss the exciting changes occurring at MCMC and the future of the health care industry. It is a changing landscape with many challenges ahead. One illustrative example: every year in the US, 33,000 doctors are retiring and only 8,000 are graduating from medical schools.
The Great Decision group will meet again on Wednesday February 25th to discuss “U.S. and the Rising Powers”. Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association to help the public better understand important foreign policy issues facing the U.S. Twenty-eight folks attended the first meeting which was used to get acquainted and organized. Thanks to Dorothy Rooper for urging me to reestablish the series and to Ken Farner for facilitating the first meeting. You can still sign up by calling the center or e-mailing me. With the changes in American leadership there seems to be an increased interest in global issues.
There is plenty of history in The Dalles and Wasco County to get your brain synapses snapping. A reservoir of local historical information can be found on the Internet at www.historicthedalles.org. You can find picture puzzles of historical sites and learn more about the Oregon Territorial Express Stagecoach Mail Run arriving in The Dalles in September.
The Theater Company of The Dalles presents the popular and entertaining comedy “The Odd Couple” starting Feb 19, at 7:30 at the CGCC Little Theater in Building 2. Adults $12, students and seniors $10. More information at www.thetheatrecompany.org.
In Hood River, the Cast presents another comedy “The Foreigner”, continuing through February 28th including a special 2:00 matinee on the 22nd. The setting is a rural fishing lodge in Georgia where Charlie - Froggy’s shy friend - is introduced as being from a foreign country unable to speak English. Charlie hears more than he should creating fun filled misadventures. Adults $15, seniors and students $12.
Thanks to Mill Creek Point, the Center’s lounge – or you could say living room - is more comfortable and inviting with the addition of four used but good condition stuffed chairs. Because of Mill Creek Point’s major expansion, the chairs were no longer needed, but were exactly what we have been searching for. The Center appreciates their generosity.
For the Center’s Tuesday Night Music and Dance on the 24th, the Olde Tymers will return to play “music from the days when gas was 22 cents a gallon”. Enjoy a night out on the town with fine music and good friends. The music starts at 7:00 and admission is free although donations are gladly accepted. Everybody is welcome.
And a last minute addition, The Center's NU-2-U Shop is having a $1 a Bag Sale this Thursday from 10:00 - 2:00 to make room for spring items. Come by and check it out.
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