January 2018 Newsletter

Happy 30th Birthday Rufty-Holmes Senior Center! January 4th we celebrate 30 years of thankfulness for a great center, wonderful building and all those who had the foresight to make it happen. Please stop by to celebrate with us on January 4th!

The 30 year old part of the building is showing wear and needs updating. It is also time to look at utilizing the current square footage more efficiently to accommodate the needs and desires of our participants. Clubs and non- fitness class instructors will be asked to assist in a space study to determine optimal program needs. Stay tuned!

In the short term, we plan to move the pool table to the front lounge and offer more tables and casual seating in the café. We understand not everyone will agree with this solution. We ask your patience as we try out this alternate solution, to satisfy many seniors with a variety of needs.

New Comment/Suggestion cards are available with space for your name and contact information. Staff often want to ask details about ideas or concerns or to explain why staff are doing something. We work for you, so having conversations to better understand your needs, is ideal.

Check out Rufty-Holmes’ new Website, which is now mobile and tablet friendly! It is a work in progress, so let us know what you think; but be sure to sign your name!

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December 2017 Newsletter

Tis the Season of Thanksgiving and Sharing and we have much to be Thankful for at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center.

We are thankful for:
The smiles and greetings we freely share with each other; it gives others a lift and warms our own hearts

Volunteers who teach classes, help with events, take training to counsel on Medicare or Taxes, and many other large and small tasks

Staff who cheerfully help and encourage us to be our best selves

Rowan County citizens who give to our local United Way; we surpassed our goal this year; THANKS!

Community Organizations who partner with us to offer Lunch Club sites so our county’s seniors have a “close to home” place to get a nutritious meal and fellowship with others

The list of “Thanks” can go on and on as we think about our everyday blessings. We are thankful you choose to be part of Rufty-Holmes!

Note the Medicine Take Back Day we are hosting on Tuesday, December 12. It’s a good time to get rid of medicines you no longer need. Let’s do our part in reducing drug abuse and not providing temptation to others in our medicine cabinets.

The Center will only be closed three days during the holidays, Dec. 25 & 26 & Jan. 1. The staff will be here, so come on in and join us for a cup of coffee and a chat. No need to feel alone, we always have something going on. Who knows, there may be an extra Christmas cookie or two to go with that coffee!

Blessings to you in this Holiday Season! ~ Nan

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November 2017 Newsletter

Happy Fall! The Senior Center is bustling with activity, the Garden Club has planted the cold weather pansies and the heat even kicked on already at the center.

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment time. Our awesome SHIIP counselors are working many hours to find the best plan to give you the most coverage at the lowest cost. Call and make an appointment now if you haven’t done so. There is no cost to you; only savings.

I am excited to experience the Center’s Holiday Bazaar on Friday, November 17. Rent a table for $10 to sell your wares, or shop and enjoy lunch with your friends.

November is a time to remember and honor our Veterans; Sign up for the Veterans’ Breakfast on Nov. 14 and experience the dramatic reading from “A Patriot’s Songbook”. Check out the front page and consider donating a gift bag of needed items for our Veterans who would appreciate your caring.

This newsletter went to print before the Board of Director’s quarterly meeting on Oct. 25. Watch the December Notes for details of what was discussed and any action taken. Our goal is to keep you in- formed and also to actively engage with you on programming and facility needs at the center.

Check out the Volunteer Opportunities too! Our center thrives when Volunteers participate with staff to provide the best service to our county’s seniors.

~ Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving Season

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