By Guinn Sweet
The Mineral Wells Senior Center has lost another icon. “Miss Thelma” Simmons passed away at her home last week, leaving a large hole in the backbone of the center body.
Her funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Her faithfulness and concern for the center and its activities can never be surpassed and will be greatly missed.
The Silver Notes’ schedule notes that they will perform their good gospel music at the Crazy Water Retirement Center on Monday, the 21st. This is a group, as you know, that will welcome anyone who wants to be a part of bringing encouragement to our friends in the retirement centers and nursing homes, as well as their Monday rehearsals at the center each week. They have a long record of presenting their uplifting songs and hymns to the community for the past several years. Their service involves any who might desire to join in the activities, either at the Senior Center or the other places around town.
Don’t forget the weekly appearance of Cathy Torres, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for information and assistance in obtaining resources and services to senior citizens and their families and caretakers. Ms. Torres is a geriatric social worker with vital connections to those who can help. Please call 325-6470 for an appointment.
Wednesdays are busy days at the center, with the Silver Sneakers’ exercise, the Willing Workers quilting group, Bingo sponsored by IntegraCare and the singing and swinging of Eddie Gilley. By the way, Wednesday is a good day to spend the entire day this next week, because lunch is a cheeseburger, fried sweet potatoes with coleslaw and cookies. Sounds good to me.
Thursday starts with block quilting at 9 a.m, and keeps getting better with the line dancers instruction and performance which follows. Our good friend, Brenda tops off the morning with her famous “Range of Motion” exercise (easy to do and feels sooo good) at 11 a.m. You can expect all of that would work up an appetite to be satisfied with lunch of spaghetti and meat sauce, tossed salad and a fruit dessert.
Friday, the 25th, the last Friday of the month, will be noted especially by the monthly birthday party, sponsored by HEALTHLINE and IntegraCare. The band will play from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at which time the “party” part will begin with recognition of the honorees, the awarding of door prizes and singing of “Happy Birthday.” Lunch menu is one of smoked ham, green beans, new potatoes and, of course, cake and ice cream.
Don’t forget that Patricia,R.N. has expanded her Acupressure Therapy schedule to a third session this month. She will be at the center on Friday, the 25th, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, but appointments are required to see her. Call the center to get on the list. Call (940) 325-6470.
Loss of Thelma Simmons leaves big void at center
By Guinn Sweet
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