The Majestic Rim Retirement Community on Tyler Parkway was the setting for this year’s Senior Circle Christmas party.
Partygoers enjoyed a wonderful dinner, holiday decorations and music by the duo Double Play — a couple which plays the flute and tuba with magical results.
The Majestic Rim is an upscale, independent living community for people over 50 years of age.
Senior Circle member Terri Garret, a former retail displayer and a natural at interior decorating, decorated the venue for the holiday event. Volunteer Dee Dee Dickinson coordinated the event and was assisted by fellow volunteers, Sue Pudlas, Rene Wakem and Myra Smith. They all did a great job.
The Senior Circle members were surprised to find that among the Majestic Rim wait staff were hospital personnel Pat and Mary, who volunteered to help with the event. Pat and Mary both work in the operating room at Payson Regional Medical Center.
The highlight of the evening was a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Most of the ladies jumped at the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap for a photo and whisper in his ear about what they wanted for Christmas.
Arlene Keefer, Senior Circle member, was overheard telling Santa that she wants a dance partner for Christmas. Arlene is active in the Circle ballroom dance class and is also a volunteer for the Mogollon Health Alliance. It just goes to show you that you are never too old to stop believing in the magic of Christmas.
Majestic Rim residents enjoyed looking on, watching and waving to Santa. The event was a great way to start off the holiday and put everyone into the holiday spirit.
To learn more about the Senior Circle and the events and activities it offers call (928) 472-9290 or stop by the office at 215 N. Beeline Highway. The Senior Circle is an outreach program of the Payson Regional Medical Center enriching the lives of people 50 or better.
Senior Circle Bake Sale
Don’t forget the Senior Circle Bake Sale is Tuesday, Dec. 14. The sale will also include several silent auction items, a gift basket raffle and jams and jelly baskets. Come stock up on baked goods and gift ideas for the holiday. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday hours and more
The Senior Circle office will be closed from Dec. 20 to Dec. 31. It will re-open and classes will resume Jan. 3.
The next Senior Circle digital camera class will start Monday, Jan. 10 and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please sign up for this class by calling (928) 472-9290.
The next Senior Circle computer class starts Tuesday, Jan. 11 and is held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling (928) 472-9290.