Seniors Share Thanks For Blessings Found With Senior Circle


Members of the Senior Circle recently shared thanks for the blessings of 2010 at the Thanksgiving potluck. The room was filled with delicious food and every seat was taken. Though many of us have experienced a hardship this year, our circle of friends is always there to extend a hand. Many of the Senior Circle members and volunteers have said that the activities and events offered by Senior Circle have really helped them through difficult times. It has given them a purpose, a reason to get out and get up in the morning. Whether it’s just participating in a class or volunteering, here is what a few members have said about the Senior Circle:

“I just recently moved to Payson to be closer to my family, I am amazed at the friendships I have already made through the Circle. I play pinochle, volunteer and am always being asked to join others at a movie or for dinner. Moving to Payson is the best thing I ever did,” said Betty Barkubein.

“I look forward to getting up and going to the Senior Circle. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have these activities to keep me occupied. I love volunteering and having a purpose,” shared Sue Pudlas.

“I have been volunteering for almost three years, I love being part of the team at the Senior Circle. Since moving from the Valley and further away from my family, the Senior Circle has really helped keep me busy,” said Blanche Ryland.

“Being active at the Senior Circle and the Time Out Shelter really helped me through a difficult time in my life. I don’t know what I would have done without these organizations and the support they provided,” said Joanne Yamashita.

“The friendships and support I have gained over the last year mean so much to me. The opportunity to work with and be around people who truly care for others has made being a part of the Senior Circle one of the best experiences of my life,” added Christy VanderMolen, Senior Circle Advisor.

Through all the hard work and dedication of the members and volunteers at the Senior Circle, the membership continues to grow toward our goal of 2,000. Through volunteerism and participation, things just seem to get done in this community.


The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29 at the Senior Circle.

The Digital Camera and Computer Classes will resume in January at the Senior Circle. The next Digital Camera Class will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10. The next Computer Class will start at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11.

Sign up now, space is limited. Call (928) 472-9290 for more information.

The members’ trip to the Broadway Palms Dinner Theatre show “Chicago” is scheduled for Jan. 20. Participants will attend the matinee show, dinner and transportation all for $89. Money is due by Dec. 15. Stop by the Senior Circle to secure your spot.

The Senior Circle will be closed Nov. 24 through Nov. 28.

Other activities

• QiQong: Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

• Zumba Dance: Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.

• Bunco: Monday at 1 p.m.

• Scrabble: Monday at 3 p.m.

• Pinochle: Tuesday at 1 p.m.

• Feeling Fit: Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.

• Beginning Ballroom with Lucy Keift: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.

• Zumba with Christy Walton: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

• Wii Bowling: Thursday at 1 p.m.

• Ballroom Dance with Dee Force: Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Dr. Lisa York is scheduled for the Lunch and Learn on Jan. 26. Her topic will be Fibromyalgia. Be sure and save the date for this informative event.


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