Senior Circle On The Road

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Arizona Trails Tours is offering a day trip to the Phoenix Museum of Musical Instruments and River of Time Museums Oct. 25. Participants will see and hear about the history of music as well as view instruments from around the world. From the Museum of Musical Instruments, participants will travel to The River of Time Museum, which reveals the history of the Lower Verde Valley River. Then it’s back on the bus to Payson. The cost of this trip is $48 and does not include lunch.

Departure for the Valley is at 8:30 a.m. from the Senior Circle, with the return scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

For more information or to sign up for this day trip, please call the Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290. Reservations and money must be in by Oct. 10.

The Senior Circle has several trips planned in the upcoming months. A day trip is scheduled for Dec. 8 first to the Cliff Castle Casino and then to Sedona’s Red Rock Fantasy of Lights at the Las Abrigados Resort. Those interested in learning more about the Senior Circle day trips and destination trips plan to attend the travel preview scheduled at 2 p.m., Nov. 4.

Health notes

The Senior Circle Oct. 6 Health Fair is full. More than 65 members have signed up to have their blood drawn free. Tests will include blood sugar, cholesterol and PSA for men. You must be registered to attend. Due to the time constraints walk-ins will not be accepted.

The Mogollon Health Alliance Health Fair is Saturday, Nov. 6. It will be offering blood draws the morning of the health fair.

Dr. Sam Gillette, Payson Regional Medical Center’s new cardiologist will be speaking at the Oct. 13 lunch and learn. Dr. Gillette will share information about his background and his future plans as a cardiologist here in Payson.

The Diabetic Support Group meets at the Senior Circle from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 27. Join educator, John Hancock and learn ways to manage your diabetes.

The Senior Circle medical loan closet is in dire need of wheelchairs. If you can donate an unused wheelchair or return one that you are not using, we will appreciate your help.

Social notes

This is the last week to sign up for the Senior Circle Picnic. The picnic will be Saturday, Sept. 25. It’s free, just bring a side dish, but please call and let the Circle know if you plan to attend, (928) 472-9290. Bring a friend who signs up for the Senior Circle and receive a free T-shirt.

Zumba Gold is still a huge hit at the Senior Circle. At least 62 members participate. The class is fun, and is actually both physically and mentally challenging. Members are saying that they feel the class has helped them with coordination, balance and endurance. One of the participants, an avid hiker, says she finds herself less out of breath when hiking since she took the class. Our Zumba Gold class time will change on Oct. 4. It will meet at 10:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays and at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Zumba will no longer be offered on Tuesdays. Christy Walton still teaches the class live on Wednesday, which is obviously the favorite class among the participants. We appreciate all of Christy’s hard work and volunteerism that she has offered our members. Please note that due to the Senior Circle Health Fair, there will be no class Oct. 6.

If you would like to learn how to play pinochle or bridge there are volunteers that would love to get you started. Pinochle meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and a new bridge class will start in October. Call the Senior Circle for more information, (928) 472-9290.

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