It is February and one of the center’s biggest events is held this month. For more than 35 years the senior center has been celebrating Valentine’s Day by honoring all those people 80 and older on Kodiak Island. In those earlier days, reaching the age of 80 was a long shot. Today, we have 193 people on Kodiak who are 80 and older. This special event will be held Feb. 14 at noon at the center. There will be a special lunch and dessert, entertainment by Doc Myers, lots of door prizes and the crowning for the king and queen for the day. The Whippersnappers will perform at the lunch and not after lunch that day due to the extra table which will be set up in the dining room. This special event is for seniors only and especially for those 80 and older. Please call KATS 486-8308 for a ride to the center and event.
With January having passed and a couple of steadfast volunteers having been gone, we will now have Tai Chi back with Deb McCusker on Wednesdays and yoga with Jodi on Thursdays. We hope Veronica will be back this month with yoga on Mondays. Computer classes begin Feb. 5 with Heather from Kodiak College. Sign up for these one-on-one classes at the center. Computer classes run through April. Medicare open enrollment for Parts A & B go on through March 31. March 31 is also the last day to apply for your Permanent Fund Dividend. The center has application forms and we can assist you in applying online as well. Don’t forget you have until August to go into you dividend application and PickClickGive for local nonprofits. This is an easy way to support Kodiak nonprofits and keep them strong.
We want to thank Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center for assisting our agency while the original kitchen floor was being replaced. During this construction project, we continued to provide congregate and home-delivered meals as well as meals for our Island Cove Program. We also want to thank Friend Contractors with whom we worked and whose crew did a great job.
Replacing the kitchen floor was the last piece that needed to be updated at center, which was built in 1985. The project took longer due to pipes that were not installed correctly when the building was constructed.