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Senior Spirit: 8/8/12

August 8, 2012 Linda McClanahan 0

Remember the fun and anticipation of “back to school days”? What new things will I learn? How many new friends will I meet? What new adventures are ahead?

The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center brings those memories back. Take a class in computers, art or exercise. Join the Choir, Drama Club or Walking on Sunshine Club. Learn one of five different card games, how to play nine-ball or learn how to knit, crochet or quilt.  

Lunch time was always a favorite! Meals on Wheels is serving up a healthy lunch every day. Call to rsvp in advance: 758-9114. A covered dish social lunch with entertainment is scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. Three Thursdays each month, the cooking club makes a home cooked meal for just $5. The community can participate. Lunch can be eat-in, carry-out or delivery. Call for a menu and to rsvp. All proceeds benefit the building fund.

You can meet your friends each morning for coffee and plan which programs you want to participate in that day. Come and sit on the front porch and share a tale or two. Membership is just $20 per year and you will receive a free T-shirt.  

Got time for extra-curricular activities? Volunteer to serve one of 8 committees,   be a part of the “Let’s build a Park” committee or serve one of the fundraising event committees. 

Mark your calendars for upcoming special events: On September 19, world champion horseshoe pitcher, Joan Elmore will join us for the annual horseshoe pitching tournament. Sign up to play in the tournament. 

The annual senior picnic is scheduled for Friday, September 28. Karaoke, bingo and games are on the agenda. Members will sign up to participate. 

Do you like to travel? Day trips and longer trips are scheduled each quarter. A trip to San Antonio and a trip to Kentucky Downs are on the calendar.

 Every Thursday from 1 – 3 pm, you can join us for a 2 hour country music jam. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or be a part of the audience.  Just like school, there is never a dull moment!

It’s never too late to relive “back to school days”.  Come and learn something new, meet a new friend and have a great time at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, “where friends meet”,

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Senior Spirit: July 25, 2012

July 26, 2012 Linda McClanahan 0

Did you know that some of the activities of the Mt. Juliet Senior Center are not just for seniors? The Mt. Juliet Senior Activity center offers over 80 programs and events for its members aged 55 and over. In addition to those programs, many activities are open to the community……

1) On the first, third and fourth Thursdays, at 11:30 a.m., a homemade lunch is open to the community. For just $5 you get a home cooked meal prepared with love by our cooking club. Businesses are encouraged to call the day before for eat-in, carry-out or delivery.                     call  758-9114

2) Every Thursday from 1-3 pm, we have a 2 hour free Country Music Variety show. Bring your acoustic instrument and join the performers or be a part of the audience. 

3) Free Karaoke is open to the public the third Tuesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. Come join the singers or be a part of the audience.

4) Free monthly concerts – bring a snack or appetizer to share. We pass the hat for the musicians. You will enjoy two hours of great music on a Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.! The next concert will feature Country Artist, Billy Tarkington on Aug. 18.

5) Trips & Travel – Casino Trips are open to the public! A trip to San Antonio Texas is planned for September. Call for details 758-9114

6) Special events are always open to the public. 

Coming up next: Pig-Stravaganza, August 10  5:30-8:30 p.m.  Must be 21 to attend! An evening of fun…a pork dinner, games of chance, piggy raffle, pig calling contest, music and lot’s more. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door. (Includes dinner and five free raffle tickets). Call for more info: 758-9114

7) Volunteer opportunities – Anyone can be a part of the many volunteer programs offered at the center.  Adopt-a-room, “Let’s Build a park,” Special Event Committees and Daily Operations are some of the opportunities for volunteers. 

July is membership month! Seniors aged 55 plus are invited to stop by for a free tour and newsletter. You will also receive a free T-shirt when you join! Visit Soon, the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, “Where Friends Meet.”

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Senior Spirit: June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 Linda McClanahan 0

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”! 

Great things are on the calendar for the next three months at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center starting with the annual Membership Drive. 

Beginning July 1, every member will receive a Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center T-shirt when they sign up. 

Dues are still just $20 per person, per year and almost all programs are free or low cost!

Are you a worker bee? 

There are plenty of volunteer committees and projects. 

From the “Let’s Build a Park” committee to special event committees. 

We need you!

Are your funds limited and a vacation is out of the question? 

July is packed full of activities from music and art to socials and games. 

There are day trips and even a trip to San Antonio this fall. 

There is never a dull moment at your senior center. 

Whether it’s exercise, learning a new skill or just relaxing with a game of cards or bingo….you are sure to have a good time on any given day.  

Spend the summer with us at the place, “where friends meet”.

For more information on programs, events, volunteering, sponsorships or membership call: (615) 758-9114

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Senior Spirit: 6/13

June 13, 2012 Linda McClanahan 0

Are you a senior aged 55 or older, newly retired, new to our area or just looking for new friendships and opportunities to learn something new? 

There is something for everyone at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center.

The mission of the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center is to provide a place for older adults to gather for social, educational and recreational activities and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly. 

Over 80 programs and events are currently offered in Arts & Crafts, Drama & Music, Recreation, Education, Wellness, Socials, Special Events and Community Services. 

Membership is just $20 per year for adults 55 and older. 

The very active center is the heartbeat of the city. 

It is embraced by our community’s service clubs, volunteer groups, businesses, churches, schools and families. 

Many activities are offered for all ages such as; the Thursday fundraiser lunch and music jam for just $5, the monthly concerts, monthly karaoke, volunteer opportunities and all special events. 

The most current volunteer community project is the creation of a Senior Serenity Park. 

The space has been cleared and the layout of the park will soon begin. 

The park will include; beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees, a water feature, a pergola, benches, a picnic table, a raised herb garden and more. 

All projects, supplies and services have been pledged and donated by the Mt. Juliet businesses, churches, service clubs and volunteers. 

All contributors will be recognized on a permanent thank you board in the park. 

If you would like to be a part of the, “Let’s build a park” committee call us today.

Stop by the center any day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Join us for a cup of coffee, a tour and a free newsletter. 

For more information call 758-9114.

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