KIM’S KORNER MARCH 2019
Winter – oh how I’m over winter and ready for spring. Winter brings so many challenges for seniors and Horizon Centers alike. We have had many days where the Horizon Centers were closed or on a two hour delay. Thank you everyone for bearing with us during these times. Our overall goal is to keep everyone safe. I think this winter has been extremely hard because it has fluctuated so much between cold and nasty to warmer days and back to cold again. We know that coming to the centers helps with boredom by getting people out of their houses and visiting with others, with food by getting a hot meal through the CICOA program or meals prepared by staff, and feelings of purposefulness by being a part of the programs at the Horizon Centers.
We are fortunate that spring is right around the corner. I for one am ready for spring and if I could I would skip straight to summer. With the time change “springing forward” on March 10 we are going to start seeing longer days and more light into the evening which will be nice for getting out and doing more. We can open our windows and doors and let some fresh air in. Spring always means fresh ideas to me. March features some great activities – join us for these programs or any of the activities listed here in The Horizon.
We have Patty Spitler coming to Fairland Horizon Center on March 28 . March is time for Mardi Gras and what would that be without a King Cake and Mardi Gras party with themed Bingo on March 1. There are several special occasions with meals including a Lunch and Learn about Myths and Truths surrounding Hospice on March 13. We are going out on March 4 to Honey and Henry’s for lunch. We are having several music groups and crafts also. We are having a dietician in on March 8th and having a self defense presentation with Misty Moore on March 18. The Horizon Center Directors are working to bring new and exciting programs to the centers so that people 55+ are interested in coming and joining in. There are too many things to list so please look in The Horizon to see full list of everything that is going on.
I encourage you to contact one of the Horizon Center Directors with any new ideas that you might have. Please feel free to email at www.shelbyseniorservices.org, call 317-398-0127 or stop by anytime at 1504 S Harrison St, Shelbyville, IN.