Note from Activities
Fall is in the air! Things are always changing and Fall is a time when change is most evident. Make sure to dress in layers each day so that you can stay at your desired temperature. Sweaters and cardigans are always good to have in case the temperature changes during the day. I want you to be comfortable. Come out and visit – the coffee is hot and the company is like family.
We are going to be having a “Costume Contest for Halloween!” What you will need to do is to come dressed in your costume on October 30th. We will have a voting system for the overall Best Costume which will be voted on by our seniors. I know we have a lot of creative seniors who will want to join in on the fun. The winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to Walmart and be crowned the 2023 Best Halloween Costume WINNER!!! DJ Moxy will be here and we will have dancing and Karaoke. Let’s do the Monster Mash and have a great time. It is sure to be a fun filled day that you are not going to want to miss.
Christmas card submissions are starting this month. Please send me your card submission for consideration. We have Tuesday’s at 1:00 PM set aside for you to join in and work on your Christmas card submissions for the contest. We will tentatively be decorating our tree and space at the Grover Museum at 1:00 on November 1st. Come join us as we make our tree come to life with our display.
Volunteer opportunities – Please inquire about opportunities for volunteering. We are have all sorts of opportunities for you to get involved in taking pride in your Senior Center. Front desk, newsletters, Grover Tree Decorators, Bingo Callers, program facilitation, and activity assistants – are just a few. If you feel led to share your time and talents with us – we would appreciate your assistance. Keep an eye out in the newsletter for upcoming areas of need for volunteers. We appreciate your time and talents.
October is my Anniversary month! I have been serving Shelby Seniors for 5 years now. The time has 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 always do my best. Thank you for sharing your time with me. You are such a blessing to my life.
Crystala Evans, ADC
Shelbyville Activity Coordinator
*denotes that you MUST sign-up at the Front Desk prior to the event
Monday’s in October– Mah Jongg We have a great group of seniors who love to play Mah Jongg. This is not the same as the on-line version. This is the Japanese Tile Game of skill. Come test out your Memory and Critical Thinking Skills. We would love to have you come and learn new and exciting things.
Friday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday – Smile Day We are going to celebrate Smile Day! We are going to play BINGO and have prizes that are sure to put a smile on your face. If you have an item that makes you smile – bring it to share with the group. It can be an item, a favorite joke, or tale to share with the group. Prize table is sponsored by the family of David Evans.
Friday, October 6th at 11:00 a.m. – Flu Shots We are going to have Flu Shots available. Please bring all insurance information needed to receive vaccines.
*Monday, October 9h and 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Trishaw Rides with We Ride Bikes How long has it been since you have ridden a bicycle? We are partnering with We Ride Bikes to be able to offer that experience for our seniors. You will have to sign-up in advance as space is limited.
*Tuesday, October 10th and 24th at 9:00 a.m. Tech Savvy Seniors Tech Savvy Seniors – come learn how to make technology work for you. Please bring your technology device and make sure that it is fully charged. Please sign-up in advance to reserve your spot. We want to give you our attention and take the time you need to learn what you want about your device.
*Wednesday, October 11th at 12:00p.m. Lunch and Learn Mayoral Candidates Discussion Shelby County Active Aging Coalition presents the 2023 Mayoral Candidates Discussion Lunch and Learn from 12 to 2:00 p.m. Speak with Nic Weber and Scott Furgeson about senior issues in your community. They want to hear from you. Lunch is being provided by Ashford Place. All seniors are welcome. Please R.S.V.P. at the front desk or by calling 317-398-0127. Space is limited to 50 participants.
Thursday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. Book Club at the Horizon Center with Pam Weakley from the library. This month we will be reading the book, “Still Life” by Louise Penny. You can pick up a copy at the library or at Shelby Senior Services. All center members are welcome!
*Thursday, October 12th at 1:00 p.m. Learn to Paint – Artistic Endeavors Join us for an 8-week series where you can learn to paint. This is a FREE class! We are welcoming Becky Gorman from Easel-y Artistry to our center for an exciting series of classes. We are going to learn to practice painting fundamentals each week and build upon each skill for eight weeks. You are not going to want to miss this class. Each participant will be given a set of brushes and all of the supplies that they will get to keep upon completion of the series. Space is limited to 10 people. Reserve your spot today.
Friday, October 13th at 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday – October Birthdays and M&M Day We are going to celebrate October Birthdays with cupcakes and prizes. Have you signed up for our Birthday Club? If not – please see the front desk to join. October 13h is also M&M Day! Feel free to bring an M&M snacks item, or dress as your favorite M&M color. Prize table is sponsored by Ashford Place. We look forward to seeing you.
Friday, October 13th at 8:00 a.m. – Pop-Up Shop Our first Pop-Up Shop was a huge success! Our next Pop-Up Shop is going to be a combo. We are going to have Bass Farms products to purchase and canning and crafts. Come and shop till you drop. If you have a small business with handmade creations – please call Crystala Evans, Activity Coordinator to be part of our next Pop-Up Shop!
Tuesday, October 17th at 1:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Our very own, Brooke Holycross will be leading our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. Please feel free to come visit us and join others who are caring for those with dementia. This is a good time to share and be supported by others who are sharing this journey.
Wednesday – October 18th at 1:00 p.m. – Movie Matinee “Guys and Dolls” and Popcorn We are going to be showing “Guys and Dolls” featuring Marlon Brando. Come and enjoy a movie and some popcorn while watching a fun movie. Movie is 2 hours and 30 minutes long. Please sign-up in advance.
*Thursday, October 19th at 3:00 p.m. Music and a Meal with Rich Bryant Rich Bryant is going to be here to perform. He is also providing the meal through his Jimmy John’s franchise. Limited to 30 people and you must register in advance. You MUST be signed-up by October 16th at 4:00 p.m.
Friday, October 20th at 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday – Witches Day We are going to celebrate the month of Halloween with Witches Day. Wear your favorite witchy attire. The Wizard of Oz even had good witches – so don’t be afraid. Prize table is sponsored by Morristown Manor. We look forward to seeing you.
*Friday, October 20th at 11:00 Day Trip- Witches Brew COST $25 We are super excited to travel to Greenwood to have lunch at Oaken Barrel and see the play Witches Brew at the Luxe. Get ready to celebrate Halloween in a whole new way! Witches has a musical evening BREWED UP just for you! This show combines some of Edgar Allen Poe’s most chilling tales with songs that help tell-the-tale! The show is campy, “good” creepy, and ever-so-entertaining for “kids” of ALL AGES – 6 years to 106 years old! Featuring a cast of four witches, a vampire, and a werewolf…they will steal your heart. Cost is $25 and space is limited to 14 people.
Friday, October 27th at 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Halloween Orange and Black Pre-Party Wear your black and orange, or Halloween-themed attire for this Fun Friday. We are going to play Halloween-themed Bingo too! Feel free to bring a trick-or-treat to share with the group. Our Bingo Sponsor is Shelby Senior Services.
*Monday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. Halloween Dance and Karaoke Come dressed in your best Halloween Costume on October 30th. We will have a Halloween Costume Contest that will be voted on by 3:00 p.m. You MUST be present to win. Snacks will be a pitch-in. Bring a snack to share. Music by DJ Moxy. We will have lots of Tricks and Treats going on at the Horizon Center.
*Wednesday, November 1st at 1:00 p.m. Decorate the Grover Tree We are going to be decorating our Tree at the Grover Museum. This is a tentative date, and further details will be in the November Horizon issue, so stay tuned.
Friday, November 3rd at 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday – Jersey Day We are celebrating Jersey Day. Wear your favorite sports Jersey. It is football season and we know you have a favorite team. Come show your team pride. Prize table is sponsored by Shelby Senior Services.