Operational rules during COVID-19
- To keep everyone safe, masks will be required for everyone vaccinated or unvaccinated.
- We ask everyone who has not received their vaccine to remain 6 ft. apart.
- Spaces remain limited for each activity. Please call to make reservation ahead of time.
- To keep cross contamination from occurring and to ensure safety: you may bring in individual beverages and food but no sharing.
- If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please remain at home.
- Please know that the Executive Director, Staff and Board of Directors are trying to ensure seniors safety while providing services and programs.
Birthday Club – Do you want your birthday recognized in our monthly newsletter? If you do – please see me to discuss getting your birthday recognized. We will have an October Birthday celebration – complete with cake on Friday, October 8th at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesdays in October Glitz and Glamour at 1:30 p.m. We are going to be working on decorations each Tuesday at the center for our Christmas Tree at the Grover Museum. Join us as we make some fun Jewel Art decorations. They are fun and easy to do! We will also be making a few glamourous decorations as well.
Thursday, October 7th at 1:30 p.m. Medicare Open Enrollment. Join us for an informative program regarding Medicare Open Enrollment. Come find out all that you need to know about this years plan information.
Friday, October 8th at 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – October Birthday Celebration. If you have a birthday in October and you want to celebrate with the group – please plan to join us as we celebrate.
Wednesday – October 13th at 1:30 p.m. – Movie Matinee and Popcorn We are going to showing Hocus Pocus to get us ready for Halloween. Come and enjoy a movie and some popcorn while watching a fun movie.
Thursday, October 14th at 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn – Train Your Brain. Join us for a Lunch and Learn about being able to Train Your Brain with Purdue Extension.
Thursday – October, 14th 1:00 p.m. –Bookclub with Pam Weakley. For October we are going to be reading, “The Tournament,” by Matthew Reilly. Come out and enjoy! If you love to read – this is a great group for you.
Friday, October 15th at 9:00 a.m. Colts – Back the Blue Join us as we cheer for the Colts and show our team spirit by wearing blue and white or our best Colts attire. They have a game that weekend and we want to help show our support for football.
Wednesday, October 20th at 1:30 p.m. Clifty Creek Alpaca Program. Join us as we welcome Clifty Creek Alpacas to our center. We will have a program to learn all about raising alpacas then get into processing the fiber and make different products out of Alpaca fiber and fiber arts. We will even have some items to purchase that we made from Alpaca fiber.
Thursday – October, 21st at 3:00 p.m. – Over The Hill Gang and Dinner provided by McKay Manor Join us for an evening of music and a meal. Dinner will be provided by McKay Manor. We do ask that you register for this event so that we have enough food for everyone. This is open to Members only, or those with a Guest Pass. Limited to 50 guests.
Fun Friday, October 22nd at 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Orange and Black Since we will be having our Halloween Party on the following week we wanted to give you all a chance to wear your Orange and Black to get us in the Fall Spirit.
Wednesday October 27th at 1:30 p.m. – Halloween Craft We are going to be making a Cricut Craft for Halloween. Join us and let’s get crafty. Please sign-up as space is limited.
Friday, October 29th at 9:00 am, Fun Friday – Halloween Party! We are having a costume contest, games and prizes. Come dressed in your favorite costume and get ready to kick off the holiday weekend. Kindred Hospice will be sponsoring a $25 Gift Card for the winning costume entry. Costume entries are final by 11:00 a.m.
Friday, October 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.- Flu Shot Clinic We will be offering a chance for you to get your Flu Shot if you have not already received one. Stop in for an activity and receive your flu shot. Talk about a one stop shop!
Please check out the newsletter Activity Calendar and sign-up for some of our fun programs. You can also keep up to date on programming via the Shelby Senior Services Facebook Page and our website at http://www.shelbyseniorservices.org. If you have a question about a program please call us at the center at (317) 398-0127.
Make sure to enter Halloween Costume Contest this month. You will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card and be crowned the 2021 Best Halloween Costume Contest winner sponsored by Kindred Hospice. We have a lot of creative seniors who are very talented so I am sure that we are going to have some fun entries.
Christmas Cards submissions and decorations for our Grover Museum tree are starting this month. Please send me your card submission via email for consideration. We have Tuesday’s at 1:30 PM and Wednesday’s at 1:30 PM set aside for you to join in our “Open Crafting and Painting Social” series. During that time you can work on your Christmas Card designs for submission into the contest. We will also have both afternoons set aside for you to come and help create Christmas ornaments for the Grover Tree. The theme is going to be “Glitz and Glamour!” Come and try your hand at Jewel Art ornaments, assemble other crafty decorations, and help us create some fun and unique ornaments for our tree. Stay tuned for information about a contest we are going to have with pictures of you with your favorite Christmas Tree. We are super excited for this Holiday season at our new center.
October is a special month for me as I celebrate my three year anniversary with Shelby Senior Services. It also marks my 10th year working with seniors as a Nationally Certified Activity Professional. The years have gone by in the blink of an eye. I am thankful that I have been blessed to serve such wonderful souls. You continue to inspire me to live a meaningful life, take nothing for granted and to always do my best. Thank you for sharing your time with me. You all hold a special place in my heart.
Crystala Evans, ADC
Shelbyville Activity Coordinator