Garage Sale, Lots Of Speakers Slated For Future

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Andy Towle/Roundup - atowle@payson.com

The Payson Senior Center hosts a variety of speakers each month, including newspaper photographers. This was the group that listened to Roundup staff photographer Andy Towle’s presentation.

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On a brighter note, haven't the cloud formations been spectacular recently? Mother Nature has outdone herself this year. There's something restful, yet exciting, about watching the clouds build and grow each day.

Another example of the changing seasons: last week we saw dozens of turkey vultures circling and soaring in the sky just north of Walmart. How graceful these less than beautiful creatures are when airborne!

Payson Regional Senior Circle

The Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, will be closed from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 for clean-up and painting.

If you are planning a "Home Party" the Senior Circle will give you an opportunity to show your wares and let the community know what you have to offer. For information, call Kathy Coombes at (928) 472-9290.

The Senior Circle will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Circle facility. Donations may be dropped off the week of Sept. 29.

The Circle is partnering with First State Bank to make sure seniors in need will receive a gift bag at Christmas. Donations of facial tissue, hand sanitizer and similar products are being accepted in September and October. Cash donations also will be accepted. A Christmas collection box is at the front desk of the Circle office.

An exercise program designed by the American Arthritis Foundation is being offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Circle building. This is a low-impact class to manage and relieve the pain of arthritis. Certified AAF instructor Rick Clark will lead the program. Cost is $5 per month. Call (928) 472-9290 for reservations.

The AARP Driver Safety Program designed especially for drivers age 50 and older, is offered the first Saturday of each month at the Senior Circle. The next class will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), Saturday, Oct. 4. There is a $10 fee for course materials. Call the above number for information or reservations.

Marcia Williamson is volunteer of the month for September at the Circle. Marcia staffs the front desk on Tuesday mornings and also helps with Good Morning with the Director and Lunch and Learn programs.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

The September birthday celebration will be held at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Menu for the day will be beef stew with carrots and potatoes, corn on the cob, corn bread, beverage and birthday cake. Members with birthdays this month should put their names in the Birthday Barrel in the Center office to be eligible for a gift drawing.

Musical entertainment will be provided from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by Wayne Todd. Advance reservations are required and may be made at the Center office or by calling (928) 474-4876.

Leilah Breitler from The Herb Stop will speak at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Center dining room. The program is open to the public.

Early Ford Club member Bill Michalis is guest speaker at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22.

Lilas Wayman will discuss alternative medicine at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Edwin Peace will talk about interesting occupations at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Cindy Bryant of the Mind, Body Weight Management Program is guest speaker at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Saturday, Sept. 27 is Breakfast at the Senior Center from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Scrambled eggs, blueberry or plain pancakes, bacon and beverage will be served for $4 a plate. The event is open to the community.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., is having a book sale through September. Buy a hard cover book at regular price and receive a second hard cover book of equal or lesser value free.

The Thrift Store will have a bag sale the week of Sept. 22 through 26. Shoppers may fill a standard size grocery bag, which will be provided, with men's and women's clothing (except boutique) for $1.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center and its programs for the elderly of the community.

Things you probably didn't know:

The average person over 50 has spent the equivalent of five years in waiting lines.

Only 7 percent of the population is left-handed.

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