Seniors enjoy fiesta time

Charlene Hoeflich

September 30, 2013

POMEROY — Seniors came wearing sombreros and carrying maracas to the Fiesta held at the Senior Citizens Center last week.

The party was a kickoff to reactivating social activities, many of which had been eliminated when funding to the Council on Aging was decreased and programs and personnel had to be scaled back.

The event featured prizes for the best dressed senior or senorita along with free lunches for everyone 60 and over.

The top winner was Pam Hoffman with Jane Cvengros, Susie Bryant, and Beth Murphy as runners-up.

The next event planned is a Halloween party on Oct. 31.Seniors will be asked to come in costume and everyone who does will have their name entered into a drawing for a Walmart gift card. The party will begin at 11 a.m. and be followed by a noon luncheon and an afternoon program which will feature a funny, but spooky, Halloween movie complete with bags of popcorn for everyone. And everything will be free.

Lydia Ramthun who lives in the Racine area having come here several years ago from Wisconsin, is the new activities director, and is already deep into planning events and activities which the 60 and over crowd will enjoy. The twice-a-week bingo games have already resumed.

Ramthun said that an emphasis will be on providing opportunities for seniors to socialize with other seniors having similar interests, to enjoy a well-balanced luncheon while at the Center, and to exercise in a non-strenuous way, like dancing or playing chair volleyball.