Each year, the month of September is designated National Senior Center Month by the National Council on Aging. This year’s theme is “Delivering Vital Connections: Mind, Body, Spirit, Community.”
Senior Citizens of Kodiak Inc. participates in the annual celebration by adding activities and special events during September.
We had hoped to have a few in-person events with social distancing and participants wearing masks, but to keep up our guard and remain cautious, we have had to cancel these events.
We hope at some point to reschedule the social hour on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and The Whippersnappers playing music every other Friday. But for now, there will be no Wednesday social hour and no Whippersnappers playing music on Sept. 4 or 18.
We know that everyone is wanting to have social contact, and that can be done by talking to people on the phone, using FaceTime or connecting on Zoom.
We will have Veronica doing a Zoom chair yoga class this month starting Sept. 14. Check our monthly newsletter (page 60) or our website (www.kodiaksenirocenter.org) for more information on how to participate.
We are also forming a virtual walking group and are giving away pedometers so you can check your steps. By picking up a pedometer, your name will be placed on a list and you can email Laurie with your step results at the end of each week. Whoever has the most steps will win a grand prize. So take advantage of some hopefully nice weather and get in those steps.
We will be featuring senior artists each Wednesday if weather permits by showing their artwork in the Senior Center’s front foyer. Featured artists are: first week, Pat Lods; second week, Nancy Bors; third week, Tina Hoen; fourth week, Donna Rusch; and fifth and final week, Elana White.
Come by during the lunch hour and lift your spirits by enjoying some wonderful local art.
We continue to provide home-delivered meals, curbside or drive-up meals, as well as Lifeline, and some respite and chore services. And of course, Laurie is always available for assisting with information.
Although we may be doing things differently, we continue to meet our mission of enhancing the lives of older adults. During these challenging times, it is not only about enhancing lives, but also about ensuring lives are safe and healthy. Call us if you need assistance at 486-6181.
The center will be closed on Sept. 7 for Labor Day.