The Senior Center is trying to get an AARP Driver Safety Class scheduled at the Parsons Center. The problem is that there are no instructors in the area. If you are interested in being an instructor, you will need to complete an online training session for teaching the class and an in person training which may be given online if needed to complete to process. Anyone interested should contact Terry Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org regarding their request. Instructors are reimbursed a flat fee for classes (for expenses) and if they go outside their area and it is higher than the flat fee they will be reimbursed for mileage and a meal.
We at the Center would like to see more older adults visit in our Centers. We are asking for suggestions of activities we could include in our programs for you and your family. If you would like to have a dance class, chair exercises, tai chi class, more crafts (be specific), more speakers, or whatever you would be willing to attend, please call or write to Linda J Bonner at 304-478-2423 or Tucker County Senior Citizens 217 Senior Lane Parsons, WV 26287. Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
We have been discussing trips for next year. We have decided to offer the following long trips for consideration:
- Amish Theater Land Cruise in Ohio. 3 days/ 2 nights all-inclusive vacation. 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 nights at Berlin Encore Hotel, the Amish Country Theater shows, game shows, contests, trivia, bingo, swimming, etc., most of the things included on a regular cruise except you are on land, not water. There are even “shore excursions” for an additional cost. The cost of this trip will be $550 and the dates are September 26 -29, 2023.
- Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard 7 days/6 nights includes a seafood dinner, ferry ride & tour of Martha’s Vineyard, visit to Newport, RI, tour a historic mansion, and tour Hyannis. The price of this trip will be $1050. We don’t have definite dates but it will probably be in October.
- Savannah and Charleston 5 days/4 nights includes hotel, breakfasts 1 dinner cruise with entertainment, 1 dinner at the Charleston Crab House, guided tour of Historic Charleston, visit the historic market, guided tour of Savannah, performance at the Historic Savannah Theater, guided tram tour of Jekyll Island, tour of St. Simon Island, and visit to Famous River Street. We are considering this for our Christmas trip for next year. The cost will be $760.
- Nashville 6 days/5 nights includes live show at the Grand Ole Opry, dinner show at Evening at Nashville Nightlife, scenic boat ride through Opryland Atrium, tour of iconic landmarks including backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry, 3 dinners—2 with entertainment breakfast. We are thinking of doing this trip in June. We don’t have exact dates yet. The price of this trip will be $760.
These are short summaries of the possible trips. All trips include motor coach transportation, baggage handling, and gratuities. You can begin voting for your top 2 favorites. Voting will close on October 13, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for helping us decide.
We have already reserved tickets for Sight & Sound Theatre for next July (around the 19th or 20th) to see “Moses.” We do not know what else we will be doing on that trip yet or the pricing. We will let you know as soon as we decide.
The next trip to the Gandy Dancer Theatre is Saturday, October 22, 2022. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m., and show at 7:00 pm. You may begin signing up and/or making payments any time now. The final day to make reservations or payments will be October 11, 2022.
The SHIP lady is due in the Parsons Senior Center on the first and third Thursday of the month. If you have a question about Medicare, please call 304-636-4747 to schedule an appointment. Open Enrollment begins October 15th. If you have not scheduled an appointment for a review, I advise you to do it now. The appointment slots fill up very quickly.
Flanagan Hill outpost will be on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at noon. Please bring your favorite covered dish and join us for fellowship and great food.
Pam Krushansky from the Attorney General’s Office will be in Parsons on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. and at Flanagan Hill on the 28th at noon. She handles consumer complaints, so if you have a complaint or question about a business, feel free to stop and talk to her.
The menu at our Centers next week will be: Mon.: cheeseburger, fries, cole slaw, and applesauce. Tues.: pork chops, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, and pears.
Wed.: Cooks Choice Thursday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, bread, and peaches. Friday: battered fish, macaroni & cheese, beets, and a banana. All meals are served with your choice of coffee, iced tea, or milk. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.