Senior Column

Anita’s Column ~ July/August 2017

Think with me…what are some of your favorite summer memories? It seems to be a time where everyone is a little more carefree, taking advantage of the long daylight hours and good Indiana weather to gather with friends and family far and near.  I have many fond memories of growing up in small-town USA (West Point, IN)….running through the sprinkler (or was it just a good ol’ watering hose?), building forts out of bricks with my brothers, gathering at Columbian Park in Lafayette for family reunions, doing cartwheels and backbends in the back yard and pretending I was going to the Olympics someday, “helping” my parents in the big garden and wondering how anyone could eat a tomato right off the vine (yuk!).  These, and many more are treasured memories, friends, and I know that you have them as well.  It is a gift that we have to, not only create memories, but to remember them and talk about them with others.

I think Boone County Senior Services, Inc. (BCSSI) is a wonderful place to feel comfortable sharing your old memories…and making new ones, too!  We have lots of activities taking place weekdays in Lebanon and Zionsville that you might already be taking advantage of, but I bet there’s something new that you haven’t tried, too.  One of our newer activities in Lebanon is our Coffee Connection sponsored by Copper Trace on the 2nd Thursday monthly.  Lately, we have enjoyed seeing some different collections of items brought in by the coffee drinkers!  It’s a special way to share memories, and all are invited at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  A variety of coffee beverages (and other drinks) are waiting for you at a fabulous price ---- FREE! 

There are many other groups meeting at BCSSI this summer featuring activities such as crafts, cards and books to name a few.  Not only do these groups get you together to participate in something specific that day, but the conversations around the table(s) give you beautiful opportunities to reflect on times gone by while enjoying these present gifts. A new group forming in relation to our upcoming BCSSI Olympics is the Pep Club.  Please see the details in this issue of Senior Sounds and consider joining Torch Captain Kay Martin in a new adventure this summer!  It won’t be long before the lazy, hazy days of summer are here and gone, so we hope to see you out and about a lot in the next couple of months.  We have the air conditioning on, and are always ready to pitch a tent for shade for outdoor action!

In addition to the Olympics fundraiser, the Boone County Polo Charity is our first big fundraiser for the year!  We have lots of fun planned for Hickory Hall Polo Club for Saturday, July 8th. If you would like to check it out, we would love to see you there. We’ll have a big area at center-field to entertain guests.  Ask us how to get involved for memory-making at the polo field.

Until next time,

Anita

 


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