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August 22, 2013

Senior Center schedules Open House

Woodward, Okla. — An open house and watermelon feed meant to raise the level of interest in the Woodward Senior Center is slated for Tuesday, August 27th, according to the center’s new director, Kathryn Fanning.

“Our goal is to try and increase the participation in the activities that we have here,” Fanning said. “I just wanted to let people know what we do out here and what events we have.”

Among other events, Fanning said, there are dances, quilting, canasta, bridge and a lunch meal that is provided by Meals on Wheels and Panhandle Nutrition. Sept. 12 will mark the beginning of the first Tai Chi Class offered at the Woodward Senior Center.

“And some people think that they aren't old enough to come out there,” Fanning said. “But you only have to be 45 to come to the dances, 55-years-old to be a member and 60-years-old to get the hot lunch for $3.”

The Woodward Senior Center Open House will begin at 10 a.m. with donuts and coffee. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. The watermelon feed will start at 5 p.m. and last until 7 p.m.

Fanning said those interested in events can sign up for those events and even volunteer to help with the events.

Fanning asks that those interested in coming out for the noon meal Tuesday or participating in the pool tournament that morning, please call ahead on Monday to let someone know so there will be plenty of food.

“We need more quilters and people to come and play cards,” she said. “Our numbers are just dwindling.”

In addition to activities, Fanning said on Mondays and Fridays, former center director, Brigetta Wilson will set up a table at the center and help people who need to do their paperwork and file for Medicare, Fanning said.

 “People just age better when they are active, socially connected and involved,” Fanning said. “It is just so much healthier for them when they are out and involved than when they are sitting at home watching television alone.”

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