The Center wishes you a Happy 2020!

Meal-a-Month Raffle – 3 chances to win twelve $25 gift certificates to many of the finest restaurants in The Dalles. Purchase tickets at the Center. Drawing will be held at the Center on May 7th at 6:00 PM. Doors open at 5:00. There will be free drinks and appetizers thanks to the support of NW Natural.

Bingo every Thursday and Saturday nights starting at 6:00 pm. It’s suggested new players arrive by 5:30. Over $1300 paid out each night.

AARP Foundation’s TAX Aide starts Saturday February 1st and will continue on Fridays from 2:00 – 6:00 and Saturdays 9:00 – 1:00. It is “first come, first served”.

Updated 1.20.20

Aging Well September 8

Sometimes you just make it work. Because Monday was Labor Day, I had to submit this column last Thursday four days ago and only three days after I wrote last week’s column. And three days isn't enough time to recharge my creative juices which is always tough because I am lucky to think of one good idea a month. (A big thank-you to all who have sent me suggestions for this column: Jean, Joann, Alex, Lyn and many others.)

So I thought I would fall back and punt (it is the season for football metaphors) by starting a new Labor Day tradition: listing all the activities offered at the Center for this coming year. So roll the tape and let the show begin.

Wii Bowling - Mondays 6:30; Tuesday Night Music - Tuesdays 7:00; Pool - Wednesdays 1:00; Movie Night - Wednesdays 6:00; Meals-on-Wheels Bingo – Thursdays 6:00; Learn the Wii - Fridays 10:00; Line Dancing - Fridays 6:00 (starting in October); Senior Center Bingo – Saturdays 6:00; Saturday Breakfast – 3rd Saturdays 8:00 - 9:30; Jam and Pie Social – 4th Sundays 2:00 – 5;00

Seniorcise - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:15 - 10:00; Yoga – Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30; Tai Chi - Tuesdays 1:00 - 1:45 (Starting 9/22); Tap and Clogging - Thursdays 10:00 – 12:00; Bike Rides Thursdays 11:00 (Starting 9/17); Strong Woman - TBA;

Brain Fitness - Mondays 1:00 – 2:00 (starting 9/14); Next Chapter Lecture Series - Tuesdays 11:00 AM (starting 9/15); Great Decisions - (starting in March '10); AARP Drive Safety – 3rd Mondays and Tuesdays 9:00 – 1:00;

Creative and Performing Arts
Quilters - Mondays 10:00 – 3:00; Yes, You can Draw! - Thursdays for four weeks 2:00 – 4:00 (call for starting date); Serenaders - Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:00 (starting ?);

Computer Class (4 week classes) - Wednesday 10:00 or Thursday 1:00; Computer Help Lab - Tuesdays 1:45 – 3:00; Computer "How To" Fridays 11:00

Pinochle - Thursdays 1:00 - 3:30 and Fridays 6:00 – 9:00; Bridge - Fridays 1:00-4:00; Cribbage and Coffee - Saturdays 9:00 – 12:00

Blood Pressure Checks (Public Health) - 4th Mondays 10:30- 12:00; Health Info (Planetree) - 2nd Mondays 10:30- 12:00; Foot Care - 1st Fridays (By appointment)

Noon meal - every Monday through Friday provided by Meals-on-Wheels

Now tape this list to your refrigerator door. And then stop in and take advantage of these many activities. It will do you good.

Quick Reminders: Tonight for Tuesday Night music at 7 PM, the Sugar Daddies are playing and next Tuesday it will be Truman Boler bringing his one-man band to the Center. And Skip Tschanz will be our first speaker for the lecture series resuming on Tuesday September 15th at 11:00 AM.

Last week’s question was a tough one with only one correct answer called in by Katie Wonder. The names of the horses were: Gene Autry - Champion, Roy Rogers - Trigger, Dale Evans - Buttermilk, Lone Ranger - Silver, Tonto - Scout, and Tom Mix - Tony. And now one for the guys. Since the college football season has just started, what was the year of Oregon State’s most recent trip to the Rose Bowl and who was the coach? First correct answer wins a free breakfast at the Center on September 19th. Call 296-4788 or email

I know I cheated this week, but I hope you will let me slide this one time. Until we meet again, here is a quote sent my way by Jean Hockman.

“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

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