Payson A Great Place To Live



Sights and sounds of Payson ... Morning and evening, folks walking happy dogs, beautiful roses all around town (and how lovely the aroma), three kids walking along McLane with fishing poles over their shoulders, hummingbirds busy at the feeders, the gorgeous and mouth-watering salad section of Bashas' deli, sun and shadows across the Rim and the Mazatzals, the kind lady with a delightful English accent who calmed my distress at the chaos of Wal-Mart's remodeling and helped me find what I was looking for.

Payson. What a great place to live.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

June is membership month at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. It's time to sign up for a year of activities, social events and programs if you are not already a member, or if you are, time to renew your membership. Your $10 fee entitles you to participate in card and board games, computer classes, aerobics and line dancing, health tests and assistance with Medicare or legal matters as well as enjoying the company of other seniors.

Hot lunches are served in the Center at noon weekdays. Cost is $3 for persons over 60, $5 for others. Monthly menus are available in the Center lobby.

An age alert wellness class is held at 10:45 a.m. Thursdays. At 11:30 a.m. June 7, there will be a "Managing Medications" program.

Grandparents raising Grandchildren meets at 12:45 p.m. June 8.

Registered nurse Betty Pontious is taking appointments for pedicures on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Eleanor Malcolm is volunteer of the month at the Center. Eleanor is receptionist at the front desk.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., will have a half-price sale on all clothing with blue and orange tickets through Saturday, June 10.

Welcome back to Marian Barber, manager of the Thrift Store, following recent surgery.

John Cihak and daughter Della Mills are volunteers of the month at the Thrift Store. John works in the receiving department and Della helps stock the racks and assists wherever needed.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

June 19 is the date for the monthly member/new member luncheon to be held at Rumsey Park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided and guests are invited to bring a potluck dish to share. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a place.

Coupons are available for 10 percent off any one item purchased at the Circle Shoppe located in the Senior Circle building at 215 N. Beeline Highway. The gift shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Coupons may be obtained at the Circle office. Ask for a copy of the May/June issue of Circle News.

The Senior Circle needs donations of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers with wheels, bedside commodes, bath stools and other items. Donations may be dropped off at the Senior Circle between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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