Senior Circle Members Visit Verde Valley, Sedona

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Two buses of Senior Circle members headed out to the Cliff Castle Casino and Sedona Las Abrigados Resort Wednesday, Dec. 8 and they all came back saying they had a blast.

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Photos courtesy of the Senior Circle

The Senior Circle’s day trip to the Verde Valley and Sedona on Dec. 8 was a big success.

After resolving a few seating glitches with the tour company, everyone finally settled in and were headed out for an exhausting day of fun, food and friends. Circle members were treated like royalty at Cliff Castle, and the hours just flew by.

In addition to gaming and socializing, it was overheard that many of our members were dancing up a storm in the middle of the gambling floor. Geez, I hope they let us come back. Actually, the live entertainer that was performing for seniors who had gathered from all around the state that day encouraged them.

Members enjoyed a $5 buffet and $10 toward gaming, fun, the gift shop or whatever they wished.

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Photos courtesy of the Senior Circle

So many members wanted to make the journey the Circle had to hire two buses. Check this edition of Senior Circle News to see what trips are planned in the near future.

Then it was on to the Las Abrigados Resort in Sedona for a beautiful Christmas lights display. There were more than 21 Christmas displays all titled with the theme Do You See What I See? The displays included a gazebo that was transformed into a reindeer carousel, an Arizona Christmas display, Alvin and the Chipmunks, MMs display and lots more. Members enjoyed walking around and voting on the displays and were also found sipping hot chocolate, margaritas or a glass of wine at the resort café. For people with difficulty walking, the resort provided a golf cart service to make sure they didn’t miss a thing. It sounds like everyone had a great time, and we’ll have to do that again.

Welcome new merchants

Mike’s Yard and Home Maintenance — Mike Stevens has been in business nine years serving the Payson area. His services include lot clearing, yard maintenance, painting decks, pet waste removal, brush removal, trash and debris removal, and tile fence. Mike has references and offers Senior Circle members a 10-percent discount. Mike can be reached at (928) 951-5520.

Rim Rejuvenation Massage & Body Work, located at 200 W. Frontier #2, specializes in massages for seniors. Su Pearson, LMT offers a $35 one-hour massage and $25 half-hour massage. She also offers hot stone massages and detox foot soaks. For information, call her at (928) 595-1600.

Day and Destination Trips

It’s last call for the Broadway Palms Dinner Show Chicago. A total of 30 people are needed to make the trip a go, so get registrations in now.

The show is Jan. 20 and includes a buffet, show and transportation. The cost is $89 per person. Stop by the Senior Circle and sign up today.

The New York, N.Y. trip deposits are due. If you are interested in the destination trip to New York City April 4 through April 8 you must get in your $250 by Dec. 17. Please call the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 for more information.

The Branson Fest Out West trip is Feb. 7 to 10. The four days and three fun nights include live Branson-style concerts, wine tasting, shows, dancing and other activities. The price is $350 per person, double occupancy.

Featured shows include A Tribute to the Beatles, The Best of Elvis and The Cat’s Pajamas. For reservations, contact AZ Trails Travel at (480) 837-8665.

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