Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Come Home for Dinner!

Seniors board Prez, Ron Richter, is getting ready to retire
from the board--he has other more important things to do!

      The Senior Center in Garden Valley starts to seem like family get-togethers after you’ve been around for awhile. Like every “group”, members sniff at newbies a little but hopefully not too noticeably—and everyone is welcome as a friend at first and as family very quickly. Visitors should, of course, display their willingness to be perused and accepted, in return.
  Social graces or not, the Center is happy to see unfamiliar faces join in for dinner and all young persons who reach for a plate will be smiled upon by grandparently diners.
  Our open hours have been cut down but it doesn’t need to affect the comforting sense of homely hospitality. People are free to come any time during Wednesday and Friday--dinner days—from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. There are scads of books in Granny’s, for 25-50 cents each and Judy will help you browse if a granny isn’t available. Or bring your own diversion—we have free wifi for your laptop, or flop on the sofa or in an easy chair, brew a cup of tea or coffee (or ask for help), and be at home here.
  If you have a yearning to join a book club, you will be encouraged to start one—our last dwindled away to two readers, who still meet bi-weekly. Ask about it (Rich Smith, 462-3013) or start your own.
  No one goes hungry here. If you are not a senior and can’t afford to pay, perhaps offer to clear tables or help with dishes. That’s nothing you wouldn’t do at Grandma’s.
  Home Delivered Meals are available and paperwork is minimal. If you must deprive us of your company and can’t get in, at least get some good meals delivered, so you can heat them up when you need them.
  Rachel and Judy (Brinken) are working hard in the kitchen to prepare tasty meals for the community, so come on in and partake—salad bar is ready by 5:30 and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. The prices are budget-friendly and the entire family is welcome: $4, under 12; $5, over 60, as donation only! and under 60 adults pay $6.
  This Friday, 3/22, they offer BBQ Pork, Herbed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Salad Bar & Rolls, ans Peanut Butter Pie. Next Wednesday, 3/27, come for Herbed Chicken, Potato Salad, Vegetable, Salad Bar, and Cake.
  Breakfast this Thursday, 3/21, is Biscuits & Gravy, Hashed Browns, and Fruit. Next Thursday, 3/28, join your friends for French Toast, Eggs, Sausage and Fruit. All beverages are included in our low price: $3, under 12; $4, donation for over 60; and $5, under 60.
  Free Exercise Fit & Fall-Proof happens here every Tuesday and Thursday. Wear loose clothing and prepare to enjoy gentle stretching, balance work and strengthening muscles. If you have any questions regarding the class, call Ione, at 462-3284.
  Property Taxes getting you down? Check out Circuit Breakers here on Thursday, March 21, 10-3. Call 208-392-4415 for info or just show up.
  TAX HELP: If you missed AARP rep, Dan Gasiorowski, last time, he will be at the Center again—LAST CHANCE: Friday, March 29, 2:00 p.m. Bring papers or call Judy during open hours (below) for help.
  Granny’s Closet has a delightful array of Easter items this week. Her $3 bag sale includes all apparel--clothing, hats, scarves, gloves, undies, jammies, and shoes. Her shop is packed with a bit of everything. Helpful Hint: Look in every cranny. Open Fri, 12-5 and Sat, 11-4.
  The Center is open on Wed and Fri, between 12-7 and on Thurs, 8-11am. Call us at 462-2511 or e-mail Look for the big Senior Center sign at 261 S. Middle Fork Rd, up the road from downtown Crouch.

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