December 2013 Senior Citizen Update

 

November Birthdays!
November Birthdays!

Chaplain Ramsey Mannon from the Sheriff’s Department presented a very interesting program for the fifty-one folks attending our November meeting. He shared many helpful safety tips for when we are travelling, shopping, or while at home during the holidays – and the year around. “Always be aware of your surroundings!” he advised. The Thanksgiving meal prepared by Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Cheryl Pannal, Sheila Moon, and Elliott & Georgia Foss was delicious! Thank you to them and everyone else who brought food to share and/or helped clean up afterwards. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 18th, at 11:30 a.m. A Christmas meal will be provided. New toys (up to $5) will once again be collected to be given to needy children of all ages through DFACS. (The toys should not be wrapped.) If you don’t want to shop for a toy, you may bring several dollars to donate towards the purchase of toys. Bring a friend, and come on out for good food and fellowship during the holiday season!

Senior Citizens!

Thank you to Linda McDaniel, Effingham County Tax Commissioner, for updating everyone on what  is new in the tax office. (We appreciate her coming home from a Florida vacation to do that program for us.) Thank you to Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Cheryl Pannal for  preparing the delicious meal which 31 folks enjoyed.  Thank you’s also go to those who brought food items to share and/or helped  clean up afterwards.

June Birthdays

Guess what!  It’s time to play BINGO again!  Need some toilet  paper at your house? Then come on out on Wednesday, July 18th,  at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy a good meal, good fellowship and have some “toilet paper fun”. – Bring a friend!

March 2012 Senior Citizens Update

Bill Tyson from the Effingham Extension Office

Bill Tyson, Effingham County Extension Director,was the guest speaker for the 44 folks present at our February meeting. He shared his knowledge on how to conquer certain weed, grass, plant, and insect problems. Call him if you need answers to “bugging” questions.

Thank you to Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Judy Harmon, and Cheryl Pannal for preparing the delicious meal. Thank you also to everyone who brought food items to share and/or helped clean up afterwards. Our meeting next month will be on Wednesday, March 21st, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Lisa Bush, Director of Manna House

Lisa Bush, Director of Manna House, will be our guest speaker. She will be talking about how Manna House helps others and how we can help Manna House. So come on out for a good program, delicious meal, & a great social time. Bring a friend to share it with you!

January 2012 Senior Citizens Update

Staci Ravita with LifeLink presented a very informative program at our January meeting. She told us about the importance of signing up to be a donor so life saving organs & tissues can be transplanted to help save someone else. Remember to indicate your willingness to be a donor when you renew your drivers license. Thank you to Charlie Heidt, Amelia Dominy, Judy Harmon, andCheryl Pannal for preparing a delicious meal served to 35 hungry folks. Thank you also to all those who brought additional food &/or helped clean up.Our next meeting will be on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, at 11:30 a.m.

Bill Tyson from the Effingham Extension Office

Bill Tyson from the Extension Office will be our guest speaker. Plan to come and enjoy good food & good fellowship. Bring a friend with you!

December 2011 Senior Citizens

Christmas fun & games! That is what 49 folks enjoyed at their December meeting. After a wonderful meal headed up by Charlie Heidt & his “elves,” everyone enjoyed Christmas games and caroling. Thank you to each person who helped prepare the meal, provided food, &/or helped clean up afterwards.

A table full of new toys were donated by the senior citizens and delivered to DFACS to help many children have a fun-filled Christmas. (see thank you on page 4)

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18th, at 11:30 a.m. A representative from LifeLink of Georgia will share information on how important organ, eye & tissue donations are in helping others. The meal will be provided.

Our average attendance in 2011 grew to 42! Folks enjoy getting out & visiting with others while eating a delicious meal. Don’t stay home by yourself. Come join us at the January meeting! If you need a ride, let us know! We will be glad to make sure you get here!

November 2011 Senior Citizens

We had a record breaking 50 folks at our November meeting to hear Wanda Price from the Sanitation Dept. talk about the new recycling program coming  to Effingham Co.  The program should start in January and we will be able to recycle paper products, all glass, metal, aluminum, and plastic if it has a recycle symbol on it. A blue container will be provided to each household for recycling purposes.  – All at no extra cost to the taxpayer!

The Thanksgiving meal prepared by Charlie & Melinda Heidt,Cheryl Pannal, Judy Harmon, and Georgia Foss was delicious.  Thank you to them and everyone else who brought food to share and/or helped clean up afterwards.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 14th, at 11:30 a.m. A Christmas meal will be provided.  New toys (up to $5) will once again be collected to be given to needy children of all ages through the United Way.  (The toys should not be wrapped.)  If you don’t want to shop for a toy, you may bring several dollars to donate  towards the purchase of toys.  Bring a friend, and come on out for good food and fellowship during the holiday season.

November 2011 Senior Citizens

EVERYONE had fun playing BINGO at our October get-together! Each person won at least one roll of toilet paper. – Many won several rolls. – And Maudene Graham was the “Grand Champion” winning the most rolls. (Check with her if you need toilet paper at your house!!)

Forty-four folks enjoyed the delicious meal prepared by Charlie Heidt, Cheryl Pannal, and Georgia Foss. Thank you to them and the others who brought food and/or helped clean up afterwards. It wasa wonderful time of fun & fellowship.

Lakewood Subdivision is one of the pilot communities already recycling

The program on Wednesday, November 16th will be learning about the new recycling program coming in several months to Effingham County. We will be told what all to save and how it gets recycled. Come & get educated. Folks start arriving at 11:30 a.m. & we eat at noon. Bring a friend to enjoy the activities!

Senior Citizens July 2011 Update

Thank you to Dana Lee Smith for sharing her music therapy talents with the 39 folks present at the July Senior Citizens get-together. Everyone had a great time playing a big variety of instruments & singing along to old favorite songs. It was a fun time for all. Thank you also to Charlie & Melinda Heidt for the delicious meal they headed up and to all who helped provide it. We also appreciate the efforts of Norma & Francis Ralph who worked in the kitchen and Shelia Green who helped them clean up afterwards.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 24th at 11:30 a.m. Lamar Allen, from Lakeview Manor, will be sharing  information on assisted living facilities. Plan to come on out & enjoy a good meal & good fellowship. — And bring a friend!

Senior Citizens Update

WOW! There were 45 folks playing Bingo at our March meeting, and everyone went home with at least one roll of toilet paper and/or other prizes that were given out! (Thank you to the Sisters of Faith Circle for donating 10 jars of soup mix as prizes.) Everyone had a great time winning gifts.
Thank you to Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Georgia Foss, and Cheryl Pannal for the delicious meal they prepared and to those who brought food to share. Thanks also to those who helped with cleanup.
At our next meeting on April 20th, Sgt. Ed Myrick from the Sheriff’s office will speak to us about the project “Lifesaver.” – (That’s where a person wearing a special bracelet can be located if they wander off.) Plan to come out starting at 11:30 a.m. to enjoy food, fellowship, and an educational program.

Senior Citizens – November 2010

Chaplain Ramsey Mannon, from the Sheriff’s Department, presented a very interesting program to the thirty-seven folks at our November meeting. He shared many helpful safety tips for both at home and while shopping during the holidays – and the year around. Always be aware of your surroundings!

The Thanksgiving meal prepared by Charlie & Melinda Heidt, Cheryl Pannal, and Judy Harmon was delicious. Thank you to them and everyone else who brought food to share and/or helped clean up afterwards.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, Dec. 15th, at 11:30 a.m. A Christmas meal will be provided. New toys (up to $5) will once again be collected to be given to needy children of all ages through DFCS. (The toys should not be wrapped.) If you don’t want to shop for a toy, you may bring several dollars to donate towards the purchase of toys. Bring a friend, and come on out for good food and fellowship during the holiday season.