From the Desk of the Director – November 2019

Desk of the Director We would like to thank everyone that returned their survey that was printed in the October newsletter. Your voice is welcomed here at the center and this survey provides the necessary space to address many of our quality programs that we extend to our community, five days a week. In conclusion, with a 10% return on the surveys, all from individuals who participate, provided us with a quick snapshot of how…

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From the Desk of the Director – October 2019

Desk of the Director October in Alaska brings a sense of richness, as residents receive the long awaited Permanent Dividend Fund, which brings relief to overdue bills, filling the cupboard or waiting for a down payment for a new car. We all have different needs, as we figure out how to spend or invest these annual dividend payments. For those of you who are seeking opportunities to invest, you can rest assured that a donation…

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From the Desk of the Director – September 2019

From the desk of the Director: September is National Senior Center month, which coincides with Suicide Prevention month. How are you today?  In life, not everything smells like roses and not every day is great. This is just how life moves along, when somedays are just better than others are. Life goes on; we grieve, we heal and hopefully we can get back up on our feet, brush off the pain and move forward. Sure…

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From the Desk of the Director – August 2019

From the desk of the Director: The annual Silver Salmon Derby, a Chamber of Commerce event, is coming up August 10th – 18th, 2019, which is a salmon enhancement project, protecting our aquaculture resource. Like the Salmon Derby, the Senior Center provides senior enhancement programs and services throughout the year, with community and individual donations dedicated back into our healthy habitat at the center. Our daily intention is to positively impact your day-to-day living experiences.…

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From the Desk of the Director – July 2019

From the desk of the Director: Growing up in a large family (8), and the youngest of 6, I spent the 4th of July holiday with cousins and siblings, camping on the coast or up against a fine Oregon river. When we couldn’t go camping, we spent the day at a local reservoir, swimming, diving and fighting over dusty black inner tubes. At the end of the day, we would come home, and prepare for…

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From the Desk of the Director – June 2019

From the desk of the Director: The senior center relies on daily volunteers to run smooth, consistent and uninterrupted services Here is a list on how a senior can participate as a partner, to help ensure success in all programs, which comes in many different forms. American Legion donated $4000 to the center to support the “Take a Vet to Lunch” program, to extend it into the summer. Individual seniors donate their tax savings from…

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From the Desk of the Director – May 2019

From the desk of the Director: Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. We are pleased to announce the 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, which encourages older adults and their communities to:  Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.  Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.  Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others. Everyone benefits…

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From the Desk of the Director – April 2019

From the desk of the Director: Spring-cleaning is a common exercise with the month of April in our midst. We witness the bright sun shining across the horizon for a longer period of day, illuminating what surrounds us in our house and home. Showing us a collection of winter particles, too small to recognize in the dim of winter. We might go after it. Eradicate it. Wipe it away, to be covered again in less…

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