It is holiday time during November and December at the senior center. We kick off events with the annual “Seniors Serving Seniors” at noon Friday, Nov. 22. Kodiak High School seniors will be at the center that day to serve a delicious Thanksgiving lunch to anyone 60 and older.
This event has been going on for more than 30 years and so many of those high school seniors are now much older and have their own families. The menu will be traditional with pies being brought by the high school class. Come early to get a good seat. Please call KATS 486-8308 for a ride to the event. This event is for people 60 and older.
A holiday flower arranging class will be held at 1 p.m. this Friday. Sign up is required. On Tuesday, Nov. 19 a memory screening will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is free of charge. Come and take an easy screening to test your memory. The center holds these each year. At noon Wednesday, Nov. 20, Dr. Joseph Glasheen of the Kodiak Area Native Association will give a presentation on “How to Talk to Your Health Care Professionals.”
This is an important topic we all need to be aware of. This session will also be part of the Family Caregiver Information Exchange for this month.
Computer classes continue to be held in the center’s computer lab. Chair yoga is more popular than ever and we thank Veronica Costa-Bolton for her volunteering to teach this class. Katrina also volunteers her time on Tuesdays to conduct exercise class at 9:30 a.m. We are still looking for a Tai Chi teacher.
Pat Branson is executive director of the Kodiak Senior Center and mayor of the city of Kodiak. Each month, she contributes Senior Life, an overview of activities at the center.