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By Becky Herman
Special to The PREVIEW
First, some news — the phone lines are now transferred to the Archuleta Seniors, Inc. account, and yes, we were able to keep the same number you are used to using. Details about calling for meal reservations are in the last paragraph of this column.
ASI board members have been talking for some time now about what sort of activities we would like to offer. We know that many of you like to play games, and so we’ve come up with a game schedule for Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the dining room.
Wednesday games will start at 1 p.m., after lunch, and can go as late as 4 p.m., when the center closes. On Fridays, the start time is the same, but the center closes at 3:30 p.m.
On both of those days, we will put games out on the tables. You are welcome to check out Mexican train, poker, Monopoly or card games of any sort. We encourage you to bring a game to play or even to donate to the center. Is there a Scrabble game out there getting dusty in your closet? We’d love to have it. Popular ones like Trivial Pursuit, bingo and checkers will be very welcome additions. We also are asking for your suggestions for game day — what are your favorite games? Perhaps you would prefer a jigsaw puzzle. Right now, there is one set up on the table near the outside door closest to the piano.
Right now our thoughts are turning to February and Valentine’s Day comes to mind. How would you like us to celebrate the holiday? Should we tell stories of embarrassing valentines we have sent or received? How should we decorate the center? Red hearts everywhere? How about a dress up day? Should we each wear something red? Let us know what your wishes are. We’ll try to accommodate.
Do you have a skill that you can share with others? Perhaps you could teach a class. We have had several requests for classes: to mend jewelry; plan healthy meals; do needlework or paper arts; grow flowers or vegetables indoors or out; train dogs; identify birds; paint watercolors; play the harmonica; decorate cookies; and keep physically and mentally fit. The list is endless.
Please contact Michelle Lyall, program director, or a board member, if you need a particular kind of class or if you can teach something. Never let it be said that just because we’ve earned (and I do mean earned) the “senior” label, we’re too old to learn something new.
Friday, Jan. 17 — Honey BBQ chicken, oven-browned potatoes, spinach, apple bran muffin.
Monday, Jan. 20 — Tuna salad wrap with lettuce and tomato, whole wheat tortilla, hard boiled egg, tomato soup, ambrosia fruit salad.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Roast beef sandwich, vegetable soup, lettuce and tomato, orange quarters, Waldorf salad.
Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Smothered chicken, cornbread stuffing, peas, plums, whole wheat roll, creamy coleslaw.
Don’t forget, the new hours for meals are 11 a.m.–1 p.m. You can have salad whenever you like and your main meal whenever it’s announced. The suggested donation for seniors is $4; the fee for a guest meal is $10. You will find the donation box just inside the door to your left as you come in.
Reservations are required by 9 a.m. of the day you want a meal. For your convenience, you can make a standing reservation and simply notify the center whenever you will not be eating. Call 264-2167 for reservations.