May 4, 2012
Every summer when I was young my family would drive up toCanadaand travel fromMontrealtoQuebec City. I’m told my grandfather was particularly fond of theprovinceofQuebecbecause the landscape reminded him of his home inPoland. These trips were always a lot of fun but eating out was often a challenge – especially for me and my mother. It’s not that I was a picky eater. I was always prepared to sit down and enjoy a good meal – as long as it was spaghetti! My persistent pleas for pasta were a bone of contention for a number of years but eventually my repertoire of food selections expanded. I should admit however that even today, when given a choice, I tend to vote in favor of Italian cuisine.
Speaking of Italian cuisine, I just want to remind everyone that our fundraiser at Joseph’s Spaghetti Shed off Route 302 in Glen is taking place this Monday, May 7th from 4:30 – 9:00. Gibson will receive 20% of all sales made during that time. Moreover, there will be a special door prize awarded that day – golf for 4 at the North Conway Country Club, a $240 value. Also starting next week, Karen will be holding her “Chance Auctions” in the dining room. These events support all the programs and activities we offer here at Gibson. We sincerely thank all who donated in any way to the annual Feinstein Challenge to benefit the Gibson Nutrition Program which includes Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meals. Every year we join the campaign to end hunger and food insecurity, which have increased with the rising food and fuel prices. Neither our state contract allotment for meals, nor our suggested donation, covers the amount of meals we serve on a yearly basis, or the rising cost of meals. We are blessed with wonderful donors, all of you, individuals and business partners, who have sacrificed in this challenging economic climate, and chose to donate to Senior Nutrition. With monetary donations, raffles of baked goods initiated by David Lloyd, and a beautiful painting by Marty Gilman, the Dessert Auction, the Belly Dancing, we received $5788.60, exceeding last year’s total by almost $200.00. Every donation is applied directly to the Nutrition Program and by the early summer, we will receive a check from the Alan Feinstein Foundation ofRhode Island for the Program.
Remember to check below for upcoming programs and trips taking place at Gibson or go to our website at www.gibsoncenter.org.
Have a wonderful week and God bless!
Monday, May 7: Chair exercise begins at 10:30. The Louvre video tours begin at 12:30 in the activity room. The bowling group will leave the center at 12:30.
Tuesday, May 8: Strength, Balance & Stretch classes start at 10:00 today in the activity room. Lunch will be served at noon at our Silver Lake meal site. VNS Blood Pressure clinic will take place from 11:00 – noon in the dining room.
Wednesday, May 9: Wii games are available 10:30-11:30 & 12:30-1:30 in the pool room. Game day begins at 12:30 in the activity
room. The Care Givers Support Group will meet at 12:30 in the social room. A “Remembering Mom Scone Tea will be held on the patio
starting at 2:30.
Thursday, May 10: Belly Dance class begins at 9:00 in the activity room. “A Course in Miracles” begins at 10:00 in the social
Room. Chair exercise begins at 10:30. Medicare counseling is available from noon – 1:00 in the dining room.
Friday, May 11: Strength, Balance & Stretch classes start at 10:00 today in the activity room. The “Mother’s Day Luncheon will take
place in the dining room at 11:30. Alice Clapp’s ballroom dance will begin at 12:30 in the activity room. Board the bus at 12:30 for the
Blood Pressure Clinics: on the last Wednesday of each month from 11:45 – 12:45 and the second Tuesday of each month from 11:00 – 12:00.
One on One Computer Labs: on the second & fourth Thursday of each month. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot.
Care for the Caregiver: a leader facilitated support group will meet Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2:30 starting December 28th. Receive healthy information to build self care into your life and support to sustain this self care plan. This important program resumes Wednesday, April 18th.
Upcoming trips need sign ups as soon as possible so that we can purchase tickets. Call 356-3231 to reserve a spot.
- Odiorne Point State Park Picnic by the Sea, : Tuesday, May 8th 9AM-5PM. $23
- Lilac Festival: Tuesday, May 29th 9AM-4PM $12. Lunch on own at All Good Foods Café`.
- Lupine, Polly’s, Harmon’s, Sampler: 6/12 or 6/20, $12
- Hampton Beach Sand Carvings: 6/26 $24. Lunch on own at Boardwalk Café.
- SeaDogs Night Games & Fireworks: June 21st. $25
- Maine’s 195th Army Band Independence Day Program; 7/3 $14.50 pick up at your home
- Boston Historic Tour: September 22-24, 2012 $ 289ppdo
- Branson: November 8-12, 2012Holiday shows galore! 4 night’s $1909 pp/do.
- Rose Bowl Parade: 12/29/12-1/2/13 5 days, 6 meals, $2059 ppdo. Float viewing, Parties, Parade.
Monday: roast beef hash; Tuesday: chicken a la king ; Wednesday: beef lasagna; Thursday: pulled pork sandwich; Friday: pasta primevera