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Welcome to the
Fairport Harbor Senior Center
1380 East Street
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077
Phone (440) 354-3674



DECEMBER HAPPENINGS

Wii Bowling League:  Our fall league has started. Come join in the fun and get out of the house!
We have someone here that will teach you how to play. Due to Christmas & New Year’s Day, there will be
NO Wii Bowling during December 25 - 29
!

(We are also looking for someone to organize the teams and to help with the banquet. If interested, please see Chris.)

Wii Golf will be coming in January. Please watch for more details.

Gloves & Scarves: We are collecting new scarves, gloves, hats & socks throughout the months of November and December for the children/youths at McKinley School in Fairport Harbor. Please bring your items to the Center for distribution in December.
Thank you for remembering the children/youths during this Christmas season.

Food Drive: We will be having a “Share the Love – Blizzard Bag Food Drive” on December 11 – 15. Our Center will be partnering with the Council on Aging to collect non-perishable canned food items to be placed in emergency “Blizzard Bags”. We’ll put these bags together which will be distributed to seniors in need for those times when storms or other events prevent a meal from being delivered by a volunteer. See the Center for foods requested for the food drive. Please consider this worthy project.

Quilt Raffle: We have a beautiful quilt that has been donated to our Center that is being raffled off. Tickets are only $5.00 each. We will pull the lucky winning ticket at our Christmas Party on December 12.

Please stop in at the Center to check out the quilt & to purchase your ticket(s).

Rock Painting: We have started painting rocks at our Center and hiding them throughout the county and out of state.
If you would like to join us, stop in at the Center, paint a rock, add a sticker, and then hide your rock. The idea is to decorate rocks and hide them in various places and when found will brighten up someone’s day!

A “Matter of Balanceis an award-winning program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants meet in small interactive workshops twice a week for 2 hours for a total of 8 sessions. The last 2 sessions will be held on December 1 from 1:15 to 3:15pm & on December 4 from Noon to 2pm.

A new class will start January/February. Please watch your newsletter for additional information. You may sign up now to reserve your spot as space is limited. Participants will receive a Matter of Balance workbook at NO CHARGE. Free.

December 8 – Red Hat Luncheon: Our Christmas Party will be held December 8 at 1:30pm at the Center. This will be a potluck luncheon. Please bring a $10.00 gift & sign up now. Virginia Meivogel will be contacting you.

December 8 @ 7:00pm – “Gospel of Friends” will be here to kick off your Christmas season!
Come and enjoy a beautiful performance. Free event!

December 12 @ 5-7pm – Christmas Party featuring We’ll feast on chicken Marsala, roast beef, redskin potatoes, vegetable, salad, dessert and beverage catered by Fairport Family Restaurant. Tickets are $10.00 per person & must be purchased by December 7, 2017.

December 13 – Council on Aging’s Information & Assistance @ 10am: Specialist, Jackie Oliverio will be ready to answer questions & to provide assistance on the program, services, & resources available to you, such as Senior Farmers’ Market, Nutrition Program, Summer Crisis Program & Medicare Open Enrollment. She will also help with HEAP applications. Please have your current gas bill, electric bill, bank statement, social security award letter, proof of pension, 90 days of pay stubs, & verification of health insurance premiums.

December 14 @ 1pm – Angel Presenta-tion. Have you seen an angel or have an interest in them? Local author Tam Polzer will share her personal account of meeting her angel in the airport as well as share sections from her novel “The Kitchen Fairy”. Please sign up. Free.

December 15 – Election of Officers: *********Ballots are due today!*********

December 25 – Christmas Day holiday. CENTER WILL BE CLOSED.

No December – Cooking with Jim:  Come see Jim and watch him cook up something tasty in January 2018. If you have any suggestions, or would like to learn how to make something special, please let us know.

December 28 – Cards from 1:00 to 3:00pm with Heartland of Mentor. Kamila McQuaid will be here to assist you with creating your cards. Please sign-up as we need to have a count. The monthly Monday noon Craft-a-Card group will now be combined with this card making group each month. Free.

                    Save the Date

January 30, 2018 – Essential Oil Class @ 4:30pm. Find out what essential oils are, how they are used, and how they can improve your life. Please sign up. Free.