Summer - the season for T-shirts. They come in all styles and sizes, some espouse a cause, some have beautiful scenes on them, and then there are the just plain funny ones. Some of my favorites are "Born in America" and in smaller print beneath, "A Long Time Ago", "Genuine Antique Old Person, Been There, Done That, Can't Remember", "There's Nothing Wrong With Me That a Little Ice Cream Won't Fix", "Housework Done Correctly Can Kill You" and one with a bevy of cats that says "Some Days Are Cat-astrophes".
If a minimum of 12 people will participate, the Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens will present "A Matter of Balance, Managing Concerns About Falls." This program involves eight, two-hour classes at a Payson location to aid seniors in preventing falls and increase activity levels. Call 1-800-293-9393 for further information.
Payson Regional Senior Circle
The Senior Circle and the American Cancer Society have formed a partnership to provide wigs, scarves, hats and turbans to persons currently undergoing treatment. There is no charge for the items. For information call the Circle office at (928) 472-9290, or ACS at 1-800-ACS-2345.
The craft group will meet June 19 and June 26 in the Circle Activity Center, 215 N. Beeline Highway, to make items at a future holiday gift sale. Anyone interested in being a class leader may call the Circle number above for information. Craft supplies are needed, including empty bank check boxes, and may be brought to the Circle office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
"Lunch and Learn" will feature a discussion of cardiopulmonary disease by Kim Sleeper at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 24. Please make advance reservations by calling (928) 472-9290.
There will be an educational expo presented by the Arthritis Foundation and Senior Circle at the Mazatzal Casino Event Center on July 12 to introduce a new program for arthritis treatment and support to Rim Country residents. Both aquatic and land-based exercises will be available. For details call Kathy Coombes at (928) 472-9290.
Senior Center and Thrift Store
The June Birthday Bash will be observed at noon, Wednesday, June 18 in the Senior Center Dining Room, 514 W. Main Street. Members whose birthdays fall in June may put their names in the Birthday Barrel in the Center reception area to be eligible for a gift drawing.
If you are in the mood to visit Hawaii, but not able to hop on a flight to the islands, mark June 25 on your calendar. There will be a luau from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Center Dining Room complete with Hawaiian music, fun and games. The luncheon menu will offer baked chicken with pineapple and tarragon, sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, wheat roll, fruit ambrosia and beverage. Advance reservations are required and may be made by calling (928) 474-4876 or come to the Center Lobby to register a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
Nancy Fleming, a private consultant, will speak on "Free Lunch is Not Always Free" at noon, Wednesday, June 25. On Thursday, June 26 there will be a health education program. Monday, June 30 a presentation on interesting occupations will be offered.
For information about any of the above, call (928) 474-4876.
Beginning June 30, the Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main Street, will have a sale on men and women's summer clothing. Garments marked with blue tags will be 50 percent off; yellow tags will be 25 percent off and orange-tagged clothing will be 25 cents each. The sale will run through the month of July.
Think about it: Fill your life with experiences, not excuses.