July - August 2018

Roseburg Senior Center Newsletter


PRESIDENT’S REMARKS


Linda Sheridan


I hope everyone is pleased with the new look!  We have had numerous comments as to how professional and clean our center looks.  It is also much more appealing and inviting to members and guests.  I want to thank everyone who helped with this project.  We managed to get the area cleared and started painting on Saturday.  We painted on Sunday and finished up on Tuesday.  We had the main room back together with the new tables for Bingo on Wednesday.  Thanks to Clint Smith for spraying the paint, without him we would have been here four or five days instead two.  Thanks to Dale Roark, Bobby Kimble, Ruth Smith, Yvonne Birdsell, Steve Lewis, Roland and Carol Stewart, Dennis and Mort Ediger, Al and Louise Piazza, Barb Kinnan, Ray and Val Ashcraft and Kevin McCracken for being troopers and working so hard to move and paint.  Thanks to Doris, Tony, & June from the kitchen for feeding us.  Also, thanks to anyone I have forgotten as I am going from my memory which, as we all know, “Senior Moments” happen.  With all the hard work, new paint and new carpet please help us keep this look.  Be careful carrying liquids and food.  If you spill something and cannot clean it up yourself please ask one of us to help you.  Cleaning up spills when they occur will help prevent stains.  Also, please be careful when getting in and out of your chairs.  We have tried to put sliders on the bottoms but they are not working very well.  We are currently trying to raise money to purchase new chairs.  Dragging the chairs will damage the carpet.

We have submitted 2 grant requests so far.  One to Meyer Foundation and one to the Collins Foundation. We are currently working on one for the Oregon Community Foundation which is due July 15th.  We are working on receiving funds to hopefully enable us to start remodeling on the center section of the building by the first of the year. Before we can start we will need an engineering report.

Again, thank you to everyone for helping with our renovation project and thanks to all the members who have renewed your dues.  Your support is greatly appreciated!


NOTES FROM THE KITCHEN


Doris Loveday


I am pleased to say we have a full staff in the kitchen again.  Kari Hime, who joined us to work on Friday, has volunteered to help on Monday and Tuesday and on Friday evening.  I owe Kari and her husband, Bob, a great big thank you for all the extra time they are putting in.  And of course “Welcome” to our new helper on Tuesday, Toni.  Toni used to work as a cook and here she is back at it in our kitchen.  Just can’t keep a good cook out of the kitchen.

Bob has been keeping the knives sharp in the kitchen and has volunteered to sharpen knives for anyone else who might need it.  He only asks that you make a donation to the kitchen and since we are saving up for a new sanitizer, all donations will be greatly appreciated.

The last couple of months has been one of those times we all hate to see happen, you know when every machine in the kitchen says, “Gotcha”, and rolls over and goes kaput.  Right now I’m looking for a “Sugar Daddy” who has deep pockets, ha-ha.  Just have to sell more cookies, right?

All things considered, we are doing really well.  As you all know by now, Larry had his gall bladder removed and has been taking it easy.  Unfortunately, he will need more surgery in the next couple of weeks and/or months.  But, lucky for us, Tony has come back and is covering for Larry.  Kari who has been working in the kitchen with Larry for the last couple of months is also trying her hand at cooking for the Friday lunch.  Good thing Larry has such good back-up.

I’d like to take this time to thank all those volunteers who came in and helped redecorate the front room.  It is that kind of cooperation that will help us achieve our goal of paying for the Center and doing the remodeling work that will enable the Center to offer the kind of programs that will keep the Center going and growing.  Many hands make it an easy job.  Thank you one and all for helping to make our Center a real pleasure to visit.

HOME HAPPINESS CAKE

The above recipe may be one of the many reasons that it has come to our attention that Doris has at least one Secret Pal.  (My guess is that she has many, still un-revealed).  This particular person recently surprised her by leaving a pretty apron and beautiful card, gift wrapped on her table!  A well- deserved recognition to a wonderful lady.

GENTLE THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY


The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight.
Because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.
Did you ever notice: the Roman numerals for forty (40) are XL.
Aging:   Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of algebra.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

COMMUNITY MARKET


Ruth Smith


Farmers MarketThe Southside Community Market is in full swing.  Tuesdays from 3:00-7:00pm, at the Roseburg Senior Center, from June – October!

Good news for our seniors who receive SNAP/ EBT or Senior Farm Direct Voucher can receive a “Double up bucks match” up to $10.00 to increase your purchase power.  Stay tuned for upcoming cooking classes to learn new ways to cook those yummy vegetables you purchase.

Help support your local farmers and vendors.  Shop at your Farmers’ Market!

Made possible by SERVICE and Umpqua Health Alliance.

REMEMBER THE OLD SIGNS ALONG THE WAY IN OUR CHILDHOOD? THESE CONTINUE TO APPLY TODAY


NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU.
Burma Shave
CAR IN THE DITCH
DRIVER IN THE TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave.

Do these bring back any old memories?  If not, you’re merely a child.  There will be more in the future. HAVE A GREAT DAY!

SENIOR CENTER KUDOS


There are quite a few “Thank You” expressions we need to send out to our Members and Community.


  1. SHERMS FOR THEIR DONATION OF ICE CREAM TO OUR KITCHEN
  2. PAULA HEBARD DONATED A NICE RECLINER CHAIR FOR OUR LIBRARY
  3. STREET MEMORIES CLUB FOR A DONATION TO OUR KITCHEN
  4. THE STRAY ANGELS CONTEMPORARY AUTO CLUB FOR DONATION OF PAINT AND SUPPLIES FOR OUR RECENT RENOVATION
  5. SEA CADETS FOR HELPING US WITH MOVING FURNITURE AND FIXTURES AND PAINTING
  6. ALL THE OTHER WONDERFUL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WHO ALSO TURNED OUT TO HELP MOVE FURNITURE AND PAINT
  7. HOME DEPOT FOR $100 OFF ON PAINT

Because of all the help we had during our big job of renovating our Center, we now are updated and beautiful and much better suited to serve our members.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED!.

RECIPE REQUEST


Our new Event Coordinator, Ursula Angel, is requesting that members submit recipes to her to be included in a recipe book she hopes to compile for sale as a fund raiser.  She has a box with her name on it, in the office to drop them off.  Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached.

FITNESS CLASSES


Have you checked out the new classes that started in early June here at the Senior Center?  They are geared for seniors and include stretching and working with light weights. The turn- out has been good with eight or so members at each class.  They are held at 9:30 AM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Check out the flyer in the display near the office door. First two are free, to give it a try, then $1 each. Drop in basis.

MEMORIAL REQUEST


Last issue, just as we were printing the Newsletter and too late for a change, we received a request from one of our long- time members to print a memorial list of the members and spouses or other family members whom we lost this past year.  It was her hope to be done for our Memorial Day issue in May.  Since it was a good idea, we will print it in our next Issue in September.  It was delayed one issue in order to have time to make a request to everyone who wishes, to provide a name for our Memorial list.

Please put your request in my box in the office.  It is the lower box on the right side just above the files next to the rest room.  It is labeled NEWSLETTER.  Please include the deceased name and birth date and date of death.  It is our wish not to miss anyone, so please do not forget, so we can include your loved one.  It needs to be in my box by August 15th.

CAROUSEL TRIP


June Ervin


Those of you who missed the planned trip to Albany to visit the Carousel Museum early in June really should try to go at a later date.  The small group of us, only eight in number, had a wonderful day and lots of fun and laughs.  We ended up taking two cars and it worked out well.  There are lots of places for lunch all over town, parking is free and available in easy walking distance to the museum.  The brand- new building is beautiful and easy to see it all (even for handicapped persons) in a short period of time.  The tours are guided by well- informed volunteers who take lots of time to answer all your questions and explain the whole process of how the carousel animals are created and installed.  It is easy to ride the carousel, if you wish, as it is very low, to step on.  It was not at all crowded the day we were there, even on a Saturday.

Really a “must see” to put on your bucket list, and a great place to take your visitors, even if there are no children in the party.  Anyone young at heart will love it.  Admission is free.

MEET THE SENIOR SENIOR


June Ervin


Roseburg Senior CenterThis issue we are talking to a lady very well known by all the “old timers” of the Center.  Helen Szeremeta joined the Senior Center back in December 2007.

She had pretty much retired in 2005, to part time “on call“ work so she had time to join and play bingo, a game she still enjoys here on Wednesday and Friday nights.  Helen said she is not a fanatic about it, just plays when she can.  She does still remember her first win here at the Center, she played only a one sheet double action.  Her best win to date was a $500.  Jack pot back around April 2014, or so.

Helen started out living in Minnesota, where two of her three children still reside.  She has five grandchildren.  She left St. Paul in 1980 to work for Champion International, a paper products company in Ohio, remaining there until moving out west in 1990 to live in the mountains.  Her desire was to be able to do that before she died, she said, so she moved to Oregon.  It was mostly farm land where she had always lived before, pretty flat.  Small town life without a lot of traffic appealed to her, so she chose Roseburg.

In February of 1991 Helen started work at the Roseburg Building Facility Dept. at the court house and finally retired in 2005.

After joining the Senior Center, she was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy created when someone left.  She was re-elected at the next election.  While on the board she became editor of the Newsletter.  Back then she wrote the letter at home and it was printed out of house.  Often, she filled in with jokes and recipes when news was sparse.  She went to the city information center to get their weekly activities sheet and printed some items in our newsletter.

Helen presently lives alone in Shadow Ranch.  He ex-husband is deceased.  In the past she enjoyed sewing and crocheted some, too.  Now, she really likes movies!

Her collection of 400 plus movies provides her with entertainment whenever she is in the mood to indulge.  Not much on TV appeals to her these days, but there is one program she tunes in nearly daily that she enjoys about bible study.

BINGO REPORT


Are you missing out on Bingo? Check this out!

MONDAY PENNY BINGO 1:00 TO 3:30PM

Only a penny per card per game – 18 games; plus 4 paper games at $1 each with payouts averaging from $15 to $80 – all payouts based on number sold.

WEDNESDAY BINGO 1:00 TO 3:30PM

$1 PER HARD CARD – 16 games plus 4 paper games at $1 each with payouts from $15 - $80 – all payouts based on number sold, with a progressive blackout starting at 48 numbers for $50 increasing one number and $10 per week.

FRIDAY BINGO 6:30 to 9:30PM

$16 FOR 19 GAMES INCLUDING SPEED.  Payouts on 6 – on papers average $25 with special game payouts averaging $50 - $100 and one with a Chance to Win $1,000 - $99.  The Progressive Bingo starts at 48 numbers for $200 increasing one number and $20 per week.


Bingo cards may not be purchased or played other than at the approved location of licenser’s game.  A player must be present to win.  You must have a phone ID for all bingos over $100.  We will continue collecting canned foods for UCAN.  Get a free paper game on Wednesdays for 2 cans and on Friday get a free Early Bird Pack for 3 cans – just another way of supporting our Senior Center.  Thank you.

BUILDING RENTAL


Linda Cornett


Need a place to hold your meeting or event? Give the Roseburg Senior Center a try!  You could even play bingo or eat a meal with your event;  these are extra charges, but available to renters.  Meetings for large or small groups, possible monthly meetings too, can be arranged.

Contact the Facilities Rental Coordinator, Linda Cornett, at 541-673-9066 or leave a text message to 503-936-1005 for complete details or questions about our facility.

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