Note from Activities
September is Senior Center Month and the theme this year is “Strengthening Community Connections.” This is a time to shine a light on our center and all of the great opportunities that we offer for seniors to engage in activities with other seniors in our community. Our center is vital to the health and well-being of seniors in Shelby County by providing opportunities for meaningful engagement with others on a daily basis. Overall health is optimized through activities that engage the mental, physical and social aspects of daily life.
Medicare Open Enrollment time is coming up and the dates are October 15th – December 7th. You can schedule appointments to go over your Medicare options during this time. Please call (317) 398-0127 to schedule your appointment.
Medicare and Medicaid are two separate, government-run programs. They are operated and funded by different parts of the government and primarily serve different groups.
- Medicareis a federal program that provides health coverage if you are 65+ or under 65 and have a disability, no matter your income.
- Medicaidis a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income.
If you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dually eligible), you can have both. They will work together to provide you with health coverage and lower your costs.
We will have our very own State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) representative, Kathy McFarland here on September 29th at 1:30 p.m. to discuss those programs that may help to lower your overall Medicare health care costs.
Learn WHO is eligible! Learn WHAT programs! Learn WHEN one is eligible! Learn WHERE are these programs! Learn WHY there are these programs!
If there is something that you would like to see on our calendar – please let me know. We would love to have your feedback. Always,
Crystala Evans, ADC
Shelbyville Activity Coordinator
The center will be CLOSED to in-person programming on
Thursday, September 1st and Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th for Labor Day Holiday
Daily – Drop-In, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring a book, craft or engage in an activity from the Activity Basket such as a word puzzle or a card game. We may have to have designated tables for daily drop-in– these will change daily depending on the activity for that day.
Tuesday’s in September at 1:30 p.m. – Painting and Open Crafting – Christmas Decorations for the Grover Tree The theme for this year’s Grover Tree is The Music of the Holiday’s. We have selected “Frosty the Snowman” as the song we want to showcase with our tree. Feel free to come and decorate ornaments with us each Tuesday in September. You are also welcome to bring in any crafts, knitting, etc… that you want to work on. Join our group and get crafty with others.
*Wednesday, August 31st at 11:30 a.m. Day Trip – Japanese Experience Cost is $30 and is limited to 11 people. We will be meeting at the center and riding the Shelby Go Bus to Columbus, Indiana. Lunch will be at the Japanese restaurant Taku. Cost of the lunch is at your expense. After lunch we will be traveling to southern Indiana Taiko to take part in a Japanese drumming session. This is a fun way to travel without ever leaving the country. Come out and try something fun and new! This will fill up fast – so reserve your spot right away.
*Wednesday, September 7th at 1:30 p.m. Learn about Wigs with Deb Bragg We will have Deb Bragg here to talk all about how to wear, buy and style a wig. There is so much versatility to wig wearing. Come join the fun and learn how wigs can give you a confidence boost or provide a fun look for any occasion.
Thursday, September 8th, 1:00 p.m. Book Club in The Park with Pam Weakley from the library. This month we will be discussing the book “M.A.S.H.” by Richard Hooker. It will be in the shelter house at Sunset Park. All are welcome!
*Wednesday – September 8th at 1:30 p.m. – Movie Matinee “Mrs Harris Goes to Paris” and Popcorn We are going to be showing “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” this month. Come and enjoy a movie and some popcorn while watching a fun movie. Movie is 1 hour and 55 minutes long. Please sign-up in advance for the movie so that know how many are coming and how much popcorn to prepare.
Friday, September 9th 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday – Stand Up to Cancer and September Birthday’s Prize table sponsored by Ashford Place and the birthday cake provided by Jeannie Cecil. Wear your favorite color cancer colors or ribbon and let’s “Stand Up to Cancer” together. For example, Wear pink for Breast Cancer.
*Monday, September 12th at 1:00 p.m. – Committee Meeting All are invited to sign-up to attend our quarterly Committee Meeting. We will meet to discuss upcoming events and gain valuable feedback regarding programming. This is a great opportunity to talk about how we can improve the quality of the programming we provide to our members.
*Wednesday, September 14th at 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn- Tye Dye Party COST $7 This lunch is limited to 15 people. We will be learning all about the fun of making Tye Dye’s. We will each make a design of our own to keep. Lunch will be chicken salad sandwiches, baked chips, fruit, a cookie and lemonade. Please R.S.V.P. for this program.
*Thursday – September 15th at 3:00 p.m. – Music and a Meal – Over The Hill Gang and Dinner Mixer with Walker Place We are going to have entertainment and dinner. Please call to reserve your spot to make sure we have enough food. This event is open to Shelby Senior Service members. Dinner will be provided by Walker Place.
Friday, September 16th – Fun Friday 9:00 a.m. – Tattoo Day with Bingo Sponsored by Morristown Manor We are going to have fun expressing ourselves in a fun way – with temporary Tattoo’s! It is going to be fun for everyone to join in on the fun. Our prize sponsor for this Fun Friday and Bingo is Morristown Manor.
*Monday, September 19th is Talk Like A Pirate Day Join us throughout the day as we celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with a little pirate fun themed games, trivia, and more.
*Wednesday, September 21st at 1:30 p.m. Crafty Wednesday – Birdhouse Painting – FREE Craft You must sign- up in advance for this class so that we have enough supplies. There is no cost, supplies provided. Let’s have fun and be crafty.
Friday, September 23rd , 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Alzheimer’s Awareness and Summer Equinox Bingo Sponsored by Waldron We are going to celebrate the Summer Equinox and Alzheimer’s Awareness by wearing our favorite purple attire –anything purple will do. Bingo prizes will be sponsored by Morristown Manor/ Cypress Run.
*Wednesday – September 28th at 1:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Door Décor – $5 We are going to be creating a pumpkin Door Craft to use for the October holiday. Please R.S.V.P. and enjoy this fun craft. Cost is $5 to cover the cost of the supplies.
*Thursday – September 29th at 1:30 p.m. – MCR Savings Program with Kathy McFarland We are going to have entertainment and dinner. We will have our very own State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) representative, Kathy McFarland here on September 29th at 1:30 p.m. to discuss those programs that may help to lower your overall Medicare health care costs.
Friday, September 30th, 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Gum Chewing Day and Bingo Sponsored by Rachel Nuxoll. We are going to celebrate today by wearing our best Apple Red for Fall or our best bubblegum pink. Let’s see who can come up with the most creative way to wear your fun red or pink. We will have some bubble gum to practice your bubble skills Bingo prizes will be sponsored by Rachel Nuxoll.