Senior Life

Getting the center's monthly newsletter ready to be mailed to 750 is quite a task.  These loyal volunteers, Mona Johnson, Lydia Abrigo, Hiep Nguyen  and Sarah Meunier devote time each month in assisting in this folding and sorting the newsletter.  (Pat Branson photo)

New Activities in March at the Center

Get out your green, as the senior center will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 18 since the official day falls on a Sunday. We’ll be serving corned beef, cabbage and a special green dessert and the Irish food will be the international lunch for the month. This event has grown to be one of the bigger ones at the center in recent years. So come wearing your finest green attire and enjoy the festive luncheon.

With Deanna Cooper coming aboard at the senior center as the Volunteer/Activities Coordinator, we have some new events planned this month. Deanna has done quite a bit of outreach in the community and collaborating with other agencies in seeking volunteers for new activities since there is no funding for them.

We will kick off this month with a “Lunch and Learn” series. Barbara Brown from Kodiak College will do a presentation on Emotional Intelligence. The event will be held in the multi-purpose room where you can hear Barbara’s information and eat your lunch at the same time. Lunch that day will be almond chicken, rice, coleslaw, cornbread and of course our salad bar and fresh soup. This event is for people 60 and older and we hope to continue the “Lunch and Learn” series each month. If you have topics you would like to have presented, please let Deanna know at 486-6181.

We are seeking all senior artists who would like to display their work in our annual May art show. We hope to be part of the Arts Council Art Walk that month on May 3rd with the artists present and the show open to the public.

Volunteer IRS tax preparers will be at Kodiak College March 13, 14 and 15 to assist seniors who have simple taxes to complete. Each day they will be available at 8:30 a.m.

Pat Branson is executive director of the Kodiak Senior Center and Mayor of the city of Kodiak.

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