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Book Presentation with Christina Abt - May 2019
Local author Christina Abt will be at the Golden Age Center on Friday, June 7th at 10:00 a.m., for a presentation and book signing for her book "Beauty and Grace." The historical fiction takes place in Ireland and America, starting in the early 1900's, through the 1970's. See flyer
Volunteer Luncheon at Golden Age Center - May 2019
Story & photo from Mary Stewart. Click photo for larger view.
There is a saying, "many hands make for light work". Volunteers, whether they oversee the many activities offered by the center or deliver meals on wheels, have given their time and talents to make the Golden Age Club a special place for our seniors to enjoy club's benefits and meet their friends.
To show their appreciation, a special volunteers luncheon was held Wednesday, April 24th to recognize and say thank you for all they do. About 40 attended this special day. Volunteer List
Spring 2019 University Express Classes - April 2019
Spring 2019 University Express classes
EPIC Program Information Session - April 2019
Senator Chris Jacobs is sponsoring a EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) Program Information Session at the Golden Age Center on Friday, April 12th at 1:00 p.m. See flyer
Birthday Celebration at Golden Age Center - April 2019
Betty Marinell celebrates 98th birthday.
Councilwoman Bev Kinney also has a birthday in March.
Betty Marinell celebrated her 98th birthday at the Golden Age Center on Tuesday, March 26th. She celebrated with her friends over gourmet Macaroni and Cheese, with a decadent homemade Chocolate Cake with homemade Chocolate frosting (her favorite), lovingly made by the Barry, Denise, Sue and Victoria from the Golden Age Center kitchen. She finished her day having a blast playing Bingo Bonanza games with 26 of her friends!
Golden Age Club Nashville Show Trip - April 2019
The Golden Age Club Nashville Show Trip takes place on October 7 - 12, 2019. It is a motorcoach tour and includes five nights lodging. Register by Friday, April 12th. See flyer
for all details.
Seniors Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - March 2019
Kathy Menter and Kathy Lechner.
Ed and Trudi Shelp.
Ann and Dave Rogers.
It was a tie between Patti Phillips - left - and Ruth Landel - right - for the special prize.
Clann na Cara Irish Dance group.
Mary Stewart Photos.
St. Day was celebrated at the Grand Island Senior Center on Thursday, March 14th with the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner prepared by chef Barry Conway and his kitchen staff. Many GAC members came decked out in green, with the most festively dressed winning a special prize. After the dinner everyone enjoyed entertainment by Clann na Cara Irish Dance putting on a Irish Step Dancing program.
Seniors Celebrate Valentine's Day - February 2019
Left: State Senator Chris Jacobs with Joanne and Bob Gesl, married 53 years.
Right: Shirley Martin with flowers given her for her 93rd birthday.
From left: Sue and Ray Whitbeck, married 66 years and Ann and Dave Rogers, married 54 years.
Nancy and Chick Toby, married 52 years, with Chris Jacobs.
Valentines Day - a day when love blooms, sweethearts share a little extra love with flowers, candy or maybe a special night out. The Grand Senior Center honored those members who have been married 50 years or more this year. There were seven couples celebrating. After a delicious Valentines luncheon special certificates were given to the couples by Chris Jacobs to celebrate these anniversaries. They also received a special certificate from the center. Those honored were Chuck and Nancy Tobe - 52 years; Bob and Joanne Gesl - 53 years; Buddy and Lynn Black, Dave and Ann Rogers - 54 years; Richard and Barbara Brzyski and Don and Evelyn Lewis - 56 years and the longest married Ray and Sue Whitbeck hitting 66 years. Shirley Martin celebrated her 93rd birthday at the special luncheon.
Story & Photos by Mary Stewart.
Seniors Celebrate Chinese New Year - February 2019
Right: Cindy Lin
Mary Stewart Photos
Grand Island's Senior Center celebrated the Chinese New Yea on Tuesday, February 5th with a stir fry lunch, and a talk by Cindy Lin. Cindy moved to the states from Tawain after graduating from college and is a member of the Golden Age Club. Cindy had several interesting items she brought from Tawain including artwork, books and a dress. She also wrote everyones name in Chinese on a card to take home. This year is the Year of the Pig. The pig is the representation of diligence, kindness and generosity.
Free Tax Preparation - February 2019
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offering free in-person tax preparation to anyone of any age, especially if you are 50 or older or can't afford paid tax preparation. It will be available Wednesdays, February 6 through April 3rd at the Golden Age Center by appointment. Call 773-9682.