Senior Circle Members ‘Work It’ And Win Big



Orva Aukes holds up a sign during the Senior Circle Bikini Car Wash at the intersection of Highways 87 and 260. Many vehicles honked and waved as the ladies encouraged everyone to stop by and get their car washed for a good cause.

Local seniors proved this weekend that they still have it and know how to work it.

The Bikini Car Wash was a huge success, with the seniors earning almost as much money as the Payson High School cheerleaders — the teens, who actually wore bikinis, reportedly earned $2,000. The seniors, in bikini printed cover-ups made $1,770.

The day was lots of fun for the 21 Senior Circle ladies who strutted their stuff June 19 on the Beeline Highway. Ranging in age from 50 to 86, these ladies endured the hot sun, but enjoyed all the honks and waves.

It was a different story for the Payson High School athletic group, which washed 115 cars. Five young ladies and the interim manager of the athletic club were on hand to wash cars. They also had the help of a couple of Senior Circle men.

The money from the car wash was raised to support Senior Circle programs and to benefit the Payson High School Athletic Club.

With the budget cuts in the school system, members of the Senior Circle felt teaming with the high school students would be a good match and it was.

Lunch and Learn

The next Lunch and Learn is from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 23. A representative from Miracle Ear will be making a presentation on hearing loss.

The event is free and a light lunch is served.

Make a reservation today by calling (928) 472-9290.

All Senior Circle programs are sponsored by the Payson Regional Medical Center.

Diabetic Support Group

The Diabetic Support Group will meet from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 28 at Healthy Perspectives on Highway 260. Cindy Bryant will be lecturing on diet alternatives for diabetics and allowing attendees to sample some of the delicious foods they prepare.

Please call the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 to sign up for this informative event.

July calendar full

The Senior Circle has several great events coming up in the month of July.

Cindy Bryant will be speaking to the Senior Circle members at a health event at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 14. She will be presenting a lecture on healthy eating.

Bryant, who has successfully helped people lose weight, will share with members how to combine different food groups to help lose unwanted pounds.

Carol LaValley will present a workshop on “How to tell your tale” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 28.

LaValley will demonstrate ways to write memoirs so that they can be shared with the future generations.


• Zumba will be at 10:15 a.m. Mondays, 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

• A Pinochle group is starting Tuesday, July 13. It will meet at 1 p.m. every other Tuesday. Those interested in joining this group should call (928) 472-9290.

• There will be no member lunch in July, but a big ice cream social is planned for July 21.

Senior Center art class

Artist Helen Tennent is teaching a

free art class from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.

The class is in the upstairs classroom. All students 55 or older are welcome. Bring any art supplies you already own; such as pencils, charcoal pencils, oil or acrylic paints, pastels, sketchpads or canvas.

Tennent will work with beginners as well as students with advanced skills.

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway. Phone: 472-9290.


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