By Nikki Claiborne, Site Director
May 29th, The Mulberry Dirt Dobbers came to The Charleston Senior Center for BBB. The Dirt Dobbers brought a lil present for our team….A new Bean bag board!! Wonderfully made, they even thought of tiger decals too!! Thankyou Dirt Dobbers!! The Dirt Dobbers stung the Senior Tigers in game 1, score was 19 to 8. Wayne Ayers, Judy Brown, Mary Bohannan are all homerun champs with one a piece. Game 2, The Senior Tigers squashed the Dirt Dobbers 18 to 9. Peggy Metcalf, Betty Ayers, and Charles (Secret weapon) Bohannan all made homeruns. Peggy is the homerun Champ with two.
June 1st, The Senior Tigers traveled to Van Buren to play The Whippets. Game one, the Senior Tigers whipped the Whippets 16 to 10. Wayne Ayers, Judy Brown, Mary Bohannan, Bob Olds, Larry Walthall, Betty Ayers, Alice Goff, and Charlie Brown all made homeruns. Betty and Charlie are both homerun champs with 2 apiece. Game 2, The Senior Tigers lost 12 to 16. Mary Bohannan, Betty Ayers, and Charlie Brown are homerun champs with one apiece. Great Job Senior Tigers!!!
June 8th, Bingo at 9:45 to 10:45
June 12th, Bingo at 9:45 to 10:45. Drums Alive at 12:30
Check up on a senior today. Calling up a senior and asking how they are doing just may brighten their day knowing that someone cares about them enough to call.
2. Help Seniors Engage in Social Groups
Go beyond being a “present friend” to show older adults you care by helping them have more meaningful interactions with others. Participating in social interactions, groups, and activities may greatly benefit them. According to the National Institute on Aging, research studies show that social relationships are associated with measures of health. Social isolation serves as a major risk for mortality, and physical and emotional health are very much affected by amounts of social interaction.
Some ways to help the older adults in your life get more social include researching groups in the community, encouraging involvement, and – with their consent – initiating introductions if they feel intimidated.
Among others, there are often activity groups present in communities for:
bonding with animals
chorus, music appreciation, or orchestra
cooking or baking
dance, swimming, or yoga
drama or theater
drawing, painting or sculpting
fishing or boating
life-story writing or poetry
spirituality or choir groups
Please know that in the event of severe weather, some activities may be canceled and rescheduled for safety precautions.
Give us a call for more information or contact us on Facebook.
I hope to see you this coming week at the Charleston Senior Center… for more information call 479-965-2557.
Bologna Sandwich w/lettuce tomato
7. Taco Salad w/tomatoes, onion, lettuce, guacamole, salsa,
8. Tuna Salad sandwich
11. Frito Chips w/ Chili
Cheese, onions, tomatoes, pickles, salsa
12. Diced Chicken w/ sautéed onion and bell pepper
Mac n cheese
Cookie and fruit
Strawberry Jell-O cake