Lake Country Seniors Centre is starting to wind down for the summer. Everyone was very busy and are expressing that they have enjoyed their time being busy. It is a great place to meet with friends and socialize during our times spent together whether it be a group function, planned functions or lunch, it is nice to know someone cares.
The annual general meeting on June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Centre welcomes everyone. If you would like to know how and what the centre is about this is the place to be.
The directors will be in attendance and would be happy to answer any questions you have or if you have some new ideas we could use to utilize the Centre more we would appreciate hearing them.
There will be refreshment served and most of the groups have members present if you would like to speak with them.
We are going to be starting a couple of new exercise groups for seniors to help people keep in shape for the summer.
• Boomer Blast will be on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., which is more physical, Fridays 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
• Get Up & Go from Tuesday 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. and Friday 5 to 6 p.m. this is some chair exercises for those that have more trouble moving.
Also, there will be a walking group starting every Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock from the centre for those who like to walk with someone.
And some good news: The government is offering a program in which you can participate in an exercise group and they will reimburse you $50 towards the programs you register with. To get these funds you must have a prescription from your doctor and a receipt from the group you participate in, fill in the form and submit it to the government and they will send you your money.
This is a great incentive and you should take advantage of it because it doesn’t happen often. As stated before it is important for us to stay active for our health.
If you have been around the centre in the past couple of weeks you will notice that there are some upgrades being done. The Rose Garden, The Garden Bench has been moved and the bed where it was has been straightened out and the ramp has been redone.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Nick our maintenance fellow and the rest of the district staff that have been doing these jobs.
They are also going to be doing some upgrades inside the centre during the month of August, including painting the ceiling and walls and redoing the floors. This will brighten up the centre and should look good. We are looking forward to it.
With this happening the centre will be closed for the month of August but we look forward to seeing you in September.
We would hope that you look into using the centre in the fall, everything starts back up then and most begin right after Labor Day weekend.
We would like to see more use out of the games equipment that is downstairs, pool table, shuffle board, ping pong and air hockey.
Have a great, happy and healthy summer and we will keep you posted as to what is happening in September.
Submitted by the Lake Country Seniors Centre.