Horizon Newsletter April 2023
Note from Activities
Happy Easter Everyone!
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and we are going to have an Open House. If you are a current volunteer – we appreciate you! If you want to learn about volunteer opportunities available – come check us out. We have several opportunities available for you to get involved. Come be a part of a wonderful organization. Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and they are the key to our success. We will have a Volunteer Open House on April 20th from 1-3pm. This will be followed by Music and a Meal at 3:00 p.m. Rich Bryant will be here to perform and dinner will be provided by McKay Manor. Coop is cooking up something special for us! Don’t miss out – reserve your spot today.
In order to be a part of all of the wonderful things we provide, we do ask that you purchase a membership. Memberships are for seniors who are 60 or over and the cost is a one-time charge of $50 for the entire year. That is a deal! We do have scholarships available for people who are on a limited income and are unable to pay the membership fee. We never want finances to be a barrier to our seniors – so please inquire if you are in need of assistance.
We do offer Day Passes as well. You are welcome to come try us out for a day by purchasing a Day Pass at our front desk. The fee is $5 for the day and that money can be applied to your membership if you decide to join. Please do not let any fee stand in the way of you joining in on the fun we have here at our center. If you are unable to pay for any reason – please come see me and we can work something out.
If transportation is a concern – we do offer the services of ShelbyGo. Make sure to schedule it in advance so that we have availability. We have several center members that utilize ShelbyGo for transportation to and from activities. If you are interested in joining our center programs, but are a little shy, we do understand! Everyone was new here once, but have all become a part of our center family. We welcome new faces and want you to come give us a try. There should never be any barriers to you being able to attend center events. Please give me a call at (317) 398-0127 if you have any questions or concerns.
Crystala Evans, ADC Shelbyville Activity Coordinator
Wednesday’s in April at 9:15 a.m. Bible Study Join us each Wednesday for our non-denominational Bible Study with Jim Martin. We have a great group of people who meet here to come together for fellowship and faith. Join us for prayer, bible readings and reflection, discussion and fun. We would love to have you join our group.
Monday, April 3rd at 1:30 p.m. – Spring Fling – Easter Dance Party and Karaoke with Moxy We will be having an Easter Dance Party and Karaoke fun with Moxy our favorite DJ. Join us for music, dance, singing and friendship. Light refreshments will be served. Put on those dancing shoes, practice your favorite song and come on out for an afternoon of fun.
Thursday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m. Identity Theft with Kim Harris We want to welcome Kim to our center from Indianapolis and we are excited to hear her speak to us about how to protect ourselves from Identity Theft. This can come in many forms and you need to keep your information safe. Room for 20 guests. Please sign-up in advance so that we have enough printed materials.
******Center Closed Friday – April 7th for Good Friday ******
Monday, April 10th at 2:00 p.m. Parkinson’s Paper Craft April is Parkinson’s Awareness month. We want to make cards for our Rock Steady Boxer’s. Come write notes of encouragement and create cards to be presented to them on Tuesday. Let them know that they do not fight alone. We are in their corner!
*Wednesday, April 12th at 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn Mobile MD and Astral at Franklin Join us for an informative Lunch and Learn with Astral of Franklin. We are going to be learning about the Mobile MD program. Lunch with be provided by Patsy’s Pizza of Morristown. We are going to have lasagna, salad, garlic bread and brownies for dessert. You must R.S.V.P. at the front desk by April 11th. Room for 20 guests for lunch.
*Thursday, April 13th at 11:30 am. Day Trip to see Glenn Miller – COST is $30 We are going to be seeing the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Artcraft in Franklin, Indiana. Depart from the center at 11:30 p.m. Lunch at the Blue Cactus at 12:00 p.m. at your expense. Doors open for the show at 2:00 and music starts at 3:00 p.m. We will return to the center after the show. Room for 10 and the cost is $30 per person. You must sign-up and pay for your spot in advance because space is limited. You also must be able to ambulate without an assistive device and climb stairs to attend this program.
Thursday, April 13th at 1:00 p.m. Book Club at the Horizon Center with Pam Weakley from the library. We will meet in the Community Room because of Tax Appointments in the Meeting Room. This month we will be reading the book, “HORSE” by Geraldine Brooks. You can pick up a copy at the library or at Shelby Senior Services. All center members are welcome!
*Thursday – April 13th at 1:00 p.m. – Movie Matinee “Easter Parade” and Popcorn We are going to be showing “Easter Parade” featuring Gene Kelly this month. Come and enjoy a movie and some popcorn while watching a fun movie. Movie is 1 hour and 48 minutes long. Please sign-up in advance for the movie so that we know how many are coming and how much popcorn to prepare.
Friday, April 14th at 9:00 a.m. – Fun Friday –America’s Day and April Birthday Party We are going to celebrate April Birthday’s with our Birthday cupcakes being sponsored by Jane Sparks. April 14th is also known as America’s Day and we encourage you to wear your red, white and blue. We are also going to have a presentation about Early Voting. Prize table is going to be sponsored by Ashford Place.
Thursday, April 20th from 1-3 pm. Volunteer Open House We will have refreshments, games and more. Come be a part of the fun as we thank our volunteers. We appreciate you!
*Thursday – April 20th at 3:00 p.m. – Music and a Meal – Rich Bryant and Dinner by McKay Manor We are going to have Rich Bryant here to perform this month. Please call to reserve your spot Monday prior to the event to make sure we have enough food. This event is open to Shelby Senior Service members. Dinner will be provided by McKay Manor.
Friday, April 21st at 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Parkinson’s Awareness Day Did you know that April is also Parkinson’s Awareness month? We are going to celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Day by wearing our silver/grey. The color for Parkinson’s is silver and the flower is the red tulip. We will have ribbons for you to wear to show your support for those living with Parkinson’s. Our prize table sponsor is Morristown Manor.
Wednesday’s in April at 1:00 p.m. – Hand and Foot Do you like to play Hand and Foot? We have a great group who would love to have more people join us on Wednesday afternoons. If you have never played, but are curious – please come check it out. We are always happy to teach you a new game that might just become your new favorite.
Friday, April 28th at 9:00 a.m. Fun Friday – Save the Frogs Day Wear your favorite frog attire or your favorite shade of froggy green. We are going to be learning about the movement called – Save the Frogs. What can we do to provide a space for these little guys? Our Bingo sponsor will be Freeman Funeral Home. Hope to see you as we hop into the month of May!
*Thursday, May 4th at 11:30 a.m. CLUE at IRT – COST $35 We are going to be traveling to IRT to see CLUE. We will meet at the center at 11:30 a.m. and depart for downtown. Lunch at Shapiro’s Deli at 12:00 pm. Arrive at IRT between 1 pm and 1:30 pm. Show time is 2:00 pm. Return to center after the show. Cost for the ticket to IRT is $35, lunch is at your expense, and donations for gas are appreciated. Room for 14 guests. You must sign-up and pay for your spot in advance because space is limited. You also must be able to ambulate without an assistive device and climb stairs to attend this program.