Many activities planned for September

By: By Marie Faircloth - Contributing columnist

Greetings to all my readers! It has been a while since I have been able to write; so much has been going on and I have been busy, busy. I love to see a lot going on but I do miss writing. Our sympathy continues to go out to the Melvin, McKoy and the Brewington Family, as well as Mr. Harry McKoy Family.

Lots of thing are going on here at the center. On August 22, the Garland Senior went to Raleigh to the Brier Creek shopping center. We visited the Target store where we were greeted by Mr. Lorenzo Smith of Garland. On August 31, we enjoyed a full prayer breakfast with Rev. Hillburn. We do this the last Monday in the month at 9:45 a.m. so please come join us. It is free. Computer class started September 8. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. You still have time to register; it’s free and seats fill up fast.

Carolina Foot Care will be at the center September 15 at 10:15 a.m. Come and bring your Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance cards. Marie Tyndall with Liberty Hospice will be here September 22 at 10 a.m. to do a presentation and help participants fill out their five wishes – End of Life Wishes. Leisa Honeycutt will be here to do a presentation on long-term care. Blood pressure will be done by on-call nurse Willa Smith. There will be lots of free stuff; come on out.

September is Senior Center Month. We will spotlight the Garland Senior Center on September 29 at 10 a.m. Come join us. Ms. Celena Martinez-Ransom is the new kid on the block at the center. She comes to us through the Telemon program. She is very nice, very motivated and compassionate about her job, and she is very energetic. We are fortunate to have her work with us…hats off to Celena. Ms. Edith Moyer has joined us a volunteer. She is a plus for the center delivering meals; she crochets and she’s a friend and just a wonderful person to have.

Garland Seniors will be starting a food drive for the needy in our community. Please help us by dropping off nonperishable foods. It is better to give than receive; we are shooting for Thanksgiving.

We will have a Breast Cancer Awareness meeting on October 13. Please join us for a presentation, fun time and free info. A guest speaker will be announced later.

Garland recently named Ms. Fannie Johnson as Ms. Loyalty Senior. Ms. Fannie is 96 years old, a faithful member of Garland for many years, faithful to her church (Smith Chapel) and most of all loyal to her Savior and Lord. Ms. Gertie Herring was named 2015 Ms. Garland Senior Center. They will represent us in the October Community Day parade.

Let us remember the shade tree days; stay connected, live, laugh, and love. Senior citizens hold the key to the past and our youth hold our key for the future. Take time for seniors, grasp that wisdom and knowledge; there is nothing like it. God is good all the time; God is good! You know we have a good, good Father. Let’s be thankful. Do something for someone daily; then your living will not be in vain.

Stay connected under the shade tree.

Marie Faircloth is director of The Garland Senior Center.

By Marie Faircloth

Contributing columnist

Marie Faircloth is director of The Garland Senior Center.