Free Movie Planned At Payson Senior Center

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A very wise person once said "Change is inevitable." How true that is!

Example one: Many of us over 50 have an album tucked away on a closet shelf with maybe 15 or 20 pictures of our long-ago weddings. A friend's grandchild was married recently in Illinois, and we received pictures of the event via e-mail -- all 947 shots of the day. A bit much, wouldn't you say?

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Senior Center employees including Michael Ritter and Traci Belcher practice CPR while watching an instructional video. They are also training to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which was donated by Payson High School's Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) with funds from Mogollon Health Alliance.

Example two: Another friend purchased a flat screen, high definition television which took three hours to install and she still hasn't mastered the controls. This is not a technology-challenged person, she is computer literate, but there are so many bells and whistles to figure out that by the time you've done so, the program you wanted to watch is over. Remember when home entertainment consisted of tuning in your favorite station on the radio?

Example three: While getting dressed in my favorite baggy pants and T-shirt this morning, I thought back to when we wore housedresses. You know, those high-collared, belted, button-down-the-front, cotton, print garments that required endless ironing? And, of course, you had to wear a slip underneath them, and stockings -- no pantyhose in those days.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

The movie "Turner & Hooch" will be presented at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the Senior Center Dining Room, 514 W. Main Street. There is no charge and the event is open to the public. Free popcorn will be served.

Payson Chief of Police Don Engler will speak on the police department at 11:40 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the Center Dining Room. All interested members of the community may attend.

The World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo will be the topic of an address by John Landino at 11:40 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11 at the Center. This year's rodeo, Aug. 14 through 17, will be the 124th year of the annual event.

Legal assistance for seniors will be available beginning at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 by advance appointment. The sign-up sheet is at the information desk in the Center lobby. This service is offered on a donation basis. For more information, call (928) 474-4876.

Volunteer of the Month for August is Barbara Fritz, who is a part time kitchen aide and Meals on Wheels runner.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main Street, is having a sale on men's and women's clothing. Green-tagged garments are 25 percent off the marked price; yellow-tagged clothing, 50 percent off, and blue clothing, 25 cents each. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Raffle tickets are on sale for a quilt handmade by Thrift Store volunteer Betty Moore. The quilt is 72-inches-by-74-inches and will fit a double or queen size bed. Tickets are $1 each or six for five dollars, available at the thrift store. The drawing will be held Aug. 16 and the winner need not be present.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

Home Depot will present a program on Simple Home Repair at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. For information, call (928) 472-9290.

August 13 is the date of the next "Good Morning with the Director" class to be held at the Senior Circle. Susie Bossert, Physical Therapist, will speak on Exercise for Osteoporosis. The class begins at 10 a.m. and advanced reservations can be made by calling the above phone number.

The arthritis/fibromyalgia support group meets from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 14 in the Circle's Activity Center. The meeting is open to the public.

The August Senior Circle monthly member lunch and meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. Persons interested in learning more about Senior Circle are invited to attend. Coconut Chicken will be served. To RSVP, call the Circle office or stop in at the Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

The Senior Circle offers cards and Bunco play, craft, knitting and crochet classes and many more activities. Monthly schedules are available at the Circle building.

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