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Elderly of today are more healthy and active

Published 5:31pm Saturday, March 2, 2013

Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 17 years.

The Baby Boomers of today have completely different lifestyles and ways of dealing with things than the past generations. Their views of the world greatly differ from the ways that their own grandparents viewed it.

Baby Boomers have experienced great historical turmoil and major inventions that have shaped their lives and the world that they live in.

When I think of an elderly person I think of someone that is at least 60 years old. However, the average 60 year old of today is by no means “elderly.” Many of today’s older generation are active and healthy. These individuals are doing everything that they can to stay as full of life and as energetic as possible.

These folks are not the grannys and grandpas of the past. Many of them do not consider themselves to be old and even prefer sports and activities that previously belonged to the younger generation.

The senior population of today is vastly different from the seniors of yesterday. They are not sitting on the front porch in a rocker growing old. Parachuting from a plane, surfing, scuba diving and other exciting activities are now the norm.

Seniors of today are not afraid to take risks and are enjoying the fun they are having in their senior years.

If you are getting to that age and ready to get off your rocker come down to the center.

Evie’s travel has unveiled her trips for 2013. We have Zumba, SilverSneakers, Exercise with Evie Anderson and Tai Chi. There is a daily meal, fresh and hot.

Plus the many programs and activities that happen here on a daily basis. And don’t forget our coffee shop where you can get a fresh hot cup of coffee for just 50 cents.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; movie, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: SilverSneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; No Zumba

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, card Bingo, 1 p.m.; No Zumba

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, open chess, 1 p.m.;

No Zumba; Silver Sneakers 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage, 500), 12:30 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Feb. 18, two tables

1st Betty Jorgenson, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Lois Johnson

5th Mable Vaale

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Feb. 19, three tables

1st Arnie Lang, 1st Larry Crowe; 2nd Bud Higgins, 2nd Jim Fisher; 3rd Russ Vaale, 3rd Mable Vaale;

4th Marge Blaser, 4th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday “500”

Feb. 19, four tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Eddie Hall, 3rd Beulah Luthe, 4th Dorothy Stern

Pinochle

No results

Friday Bridge

No results

Weekly “500”

Feb. 22, three tables

1st Betty Fisher, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Dennis Bray, 4th Jerry Downing

Weekly Cribbage

Feb. 20, 2 3/4 tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Pat Peters, 3rd Loretta Nelson,

4th Bernice Scholer

Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Tator tot hotdish

Tuesday: Onion-smothered beef steak

Wednesday: Ham balls

Thursday: Baked Chicken

Friday: Beef pot roast Alt: Baked Cod


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