To affirm the dignity and self-worth of older adults by providing services and activities in an atmosphere that encourages and supports senior life to the fullest.
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April, May and June
B I N G O! Cash prizes!
Wednesdays at 1:00 pm ~ Adult Bingo players must be 18 or older to play.
Fridays at 7:00 pm ~ Family Bingo is open to all ages.
The Bingo committee is looking for dedicated volunteers to help with all aspects of Bingo. If you would like to help keep Bingo alive here at the center please see Sue Hilberg or Vi Brown to volunteer. Bingo is our main fundraiser and it helps supplement foot care, trips, special events and more! Games will begin at the times listed above. Please arrive early to get your seat and purchase your game cards.
There will NOT be a Family Bingo session on the 22nd of May due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Our BINGO program is always in need of volunteers. If you are interested please call the Senior Center at (253) 863-7658 for more details.
The Bonney Lake Senior Center, Advisory Board, and staff would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support and/or event sponsorships over the past quarter.
Claude Brown, Betty Berghamer, John Alford, Joyce Thomas, Ron Walker, Joy Cartmel, Nell Snodgrass, Safeway, Heritage House, Cyndi Dodds, South Sound Outreach, BLSC Advisory Board, Cedar Ridge, Sumner School District, Puget Sound Hearing and Audiology, Ernie Gilmer, Kiwanis of Bonney Lake, Urban Timber Coffee, Sue Brentson, Cheri Brown, and many other anonymous donors.
If you would like to make a donation or sponsor an event, please call for more information!
It’s more than an act of generosity, it’s an important investment in the future of our center. To be a part of this fine tradition, please ask your attorney to add this, or other suitable language, to your will:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Bonney Lake Senior Center [insert: dollar amount, percentage of estate, description of real estate or other property, nature of gift, or remainder of my estate].”
Tax ID number 91-1140824, 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd., Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Contact Senior Services Manager, Sue Hilberg to discuss legacy giving. Please consult a qualified estate planner before making a gift in your will.
Free van service is offered to and from the Senior Center Monday through Friday. We ask that you call 253.863.7658 the day prior to your desired pick-up to ensure that your name is on the list. Messages are checked each day at 8:00am so please leave a messag if you call after hours.
Note: Please be ready for pick-up by 9:00am.
The Bonney Lake Senior Center is always in need of volunteers. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the facilitation of several new programs we would like to start. Some examples are: Tai Chi, Book Club, Chair Massage, Haircuts, Manicures, Eye Care/Exams and speakers on subjects such as: home and auto repair, time management, alternative medicine, and more! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering. Ask about the RSVP program if you are a senior!
Just Us Ladies Interested n' Eating Together
4/15 at 4:30pm @ The Buttered Biscuit
5/20 at 4:30pm @ Grannie Sue's Pizza
6/17 at 4:30pm @ Red Robin
Join the JULIET's for dinner! Enjoy a meal and meet new friends. Please call in or stop by to sign up! If we have a large group we will need to contact the restaurant to have enough seating. All JULIET's must provide their own transportation. We meet at the restaurant at 4:30pm. See you SOON!
Free Haircuts by Jan Hallock!
4/17, 5/15, & 6/26
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Jan has many years’ experience cutting hair and is volunteering her time to give free haircuts. Please sign up in the programs binder for your appointment and arrive with freshly washed hair.
Eyeglass Frame Repair
Over 1 million replacement parts - most repairs completed while you wait - mail in services available - no appointment needed - 3 locations to serve you. Tacoma 253-583-8525 - Federal Way 253-235-5169; Puyallup 253-268-0684 OR www.USeyeglass.com.
Free Family Caregivers Kit
To get help with caring for a loved one how do you know where to begin and whom to trust? The Federal Citizen Information Center created a free kit for caregivers. It features publications from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that explain how to manage a loved one’s money and protect seniors from scams. It also contains publications from the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health to keep track of medications and learn to use them safely. There is also a copy of the 2014 Consumer Action Handbook, which contains information to make the best decisions about what you buy and the service providers you use.
To order, go to promotions.usa.gov/dearabby. Or you can call 888-878-3256 weekdays 8:00 am, to 8:00 pm. Eastern time or by writing: Family Caregivers Kit, Pueblo, CO 81009
LONG RANGE TRIPS
See Phil for sign-up and informational booklets with details of these trips.
Shades of Ireland
September 9 – 18, 2015
Price: Book now and save $200 (includes R/T air, 10 days and 13 meals)
Israel: A Journey to the Holy Land
October 21 – 30, 2015
Price: Book now and save $200 (includes R/T air, 10 days and 15 meals)
Special Advance Notice of 3rd Quarter Trips
Friday, July 10th thru Sunday, July 12th
Weekend on Vancouver Island.
Cost: $30 for transportation; $35 for ferry, for a total of $65 due at sign-up. Plus: $170 per person for hotel room/double occupancy, pay at check-in. Plus $31.45 for admission to Butchart Gardens and $12.95 for admission to Craigdarroch Castle if you choose to visit these sites. Meals on your own.
Leaving parking lot behind Police station at 8:00 a.m. on Friday. Return at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
On Friday we will stop at McDonald’s in Gig Harbor for a morning snack. We will have lunch in Port Angeles after purchasing ferry tickets. After catching the 12:45 ferry to Victoria, we will check in at the Hotel Rialto. Saturday group activities will include bus trip to Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle and the Crystal Garden. Or you can do all activities on your own. Sunday we will catch the 3:00 p.m. ferry back to Port Angeles, and stop for dinner along the way.
Saturday August 8th thru Monday, August 10th
Weekend Fishing Trip on Neah Bay
Cost: $20 for transportation; $231 for charter boat trip, for a total of $251 due at sign-up (pay to Bonney Lake Senior center). Plus: $200 per cabin which sleeps 8. The more people who sign up, the less cost per person. Pay for room at check-in. Meals on your own.
Leaving parking lot behind Police station at 9:00 a.m.
Return at 6:00 p.m. on Monday.
On Friday we will stop at McDonald’s in Gig Harbor for a morning snack. We will have lunch in Port Angeles before heading to Neah Bay. We will board the charter boat early Sunday and fish for salmon and bottom fish. All anglers need a salt water license and salmon punch card. Monday after check out we will head for home, having lunch on the way. There will be two coolers on the bus for storing fish.
Tuesday Walking Trips
Tuesday local walking trips will be:
April 7th – Fennel Creek
May 12th - Bonney Lake Blvd to West Tapps
June 9th – Tehaleh
Tuesday park walking trips will be:
April 28th – Deep Lake State Park (Cumberland)
May 26th – Bradley Lake Park
June 23rd – Game Farm Park
All walking trips will depart from Senior Center at 2:30
Friday April 3rd
Cost: $6.00 per person
Please see a staff member to prepay.
Come join us for our annual Easter egg hunt! Celebrate Easter as we enjoy a day filled with fun and friends. Wear your Easter Bonnet for the parade and show off your style. Bunny ears are welcome!
Cinco de Mayo
Tuesday May 5th
Cost: $6.00 per person
Please see any staff member to prepay.
May 5th is the date observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy! Come join the party and enjoy a Mexican feast and celebrate together.
Cinco de Mayo-Salsa Contest
Tuesday May 5th
Its contest time again! This year we are bringing back our salsa contest. We are asking city employees as well as seniors to contribute. There will be a winner chosen from the city staff and one from the center members. Let’s show those youngsters what we can do! We will have a panel of judges and the winners will be announced at 10:45 am. Please have your salsa here by 10:00 am. Sign up in the programs binder for the salsa contest.
Thursday May 7th
Cost: $6 per person
Please see any staff member to prepay.
We will be entertained by the music of the New Band. This year’s theme: Kentucky Derby, Bonney Lake style! Come join us for a great day of fun and laughter as we race our horses! Wear your large adorned hat and come ready to win!
Mother’s day is one day each year that we show extra special attention go our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, or that special lady who has made you feel special! This year will be no exception.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Saturday May 16th @5:00 pm
Please join us as we celebrate YOU, our Volunteers!
The Senior Center Advisory Board and Staff want to take this time to thank all of our volunteers. If you have given any of your time or simply want to share your gratitude to those who have helped, please come join us for a wonderful evening of delicious Italian food, entertainment, door prizes and our chance to say THANK YOU! Music will be provided by Patty and the Traveling Four.
Friday June 19th
Cost: $6 per person
Please see any staff member to prepay.
To the men we love – father, uncle, brother, grandfather, friend. We celebrate you for the love and support you have given through the years. Please join us as we show our appreciation to the wonderful men in our lives with virtual baseball and bean bag baseball! Also enjoy a great ballgame inspired meal with your friends and family here at the Senior Center.
Sunday, April 19th
Brunch on the deck at C.I. Shenanigan’s to view
Cost: Brunch is $25 plus 18% gratuity.
Leaving Senior Center at 10:00 a.m. Return at 3:00 p.m.
Depending on weather we will sit inside or out to watch the 2015 Marine Parade. The tradition of the Marine Parade began 66 years ago, when, at the conclusion of the Daffodil parade, the flowers were removed from the floats and vehicles and taken to the Tacoma Yacht Club. Yacht Club members decorated their vessels and paraded up and down the Ruston Way waterfront. The tradition has grown into one of the largest marine parades in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 150 vessels. The Parade will begin at 11:30 from the Yacht Club, and proceed down the waterfront just past the end of “restaurant row”. There the Princess boat will be positioned as the turning point where participating boats will turn to port and head back to the Yacht Club.
Friday April 24th
“Pompeii: The Exhibition” at
Pacific Science Center in Seattle
Cost: $8 for Transportation; $22 for admission, for a total of $30 payable to BLSC at sign-up.
Leaving lot behind Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Return at 6:30 p.m.
Witness Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. From garden frescoes and marble statues to helmets and shin guards of the day’s Gladiators, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines – all set in their original surroundings – you will get a taste of daily life in this bustling Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of 6 full body casts of twisted human forms, forever frozen in time.
Saturday April 25th
“A Family of Friends” at Olympic Theater in Sequim
Cost: $5 for Transportation; $20 for admission. Pay $25 to BLSC at sign-up.
Leaving parking lot behind Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. Return at 6:30 p.m. 18 tickets purchased, but more are available to carpoolers.
Enjoy the great classic country and nostalgic pop music as presented by this wonderful band of family and long-time friends. Their members will fill the stage, and their music will fill your heart. Upon arriving in Sequim we will have a lunch at the Black Bear Café prior to the show.
Saturday April 25th
Old Time Fiddle & Variety Show
This is a carpool only trip
Cost: Admission is $7 for adults, or $5 for seniors & students.
Location: White River High School Theater
26928 120th St E, Buckley
Light refreshments are available to purchase on your own.
Preshow begins at 1:30. Show starts at 2:00.
See Phil for tickets.
Monday, June 1st
Tacoma Rainiers BBQ and Baseball Game
Cost: $4 for Transportation; Party and Game cost $31 (pay $35 at sign-up)
Leaving parking lot behind senior center at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. Return at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Deck party begins at 11:00, including BBQ buffet, cold beverages and personal deck attendant. Game against the Round Rock Express of Texas begins at 11:35. During the game see our group get a special welcome on the video board. Don’t forget your sunglasses.
Saturday May 2nd
Planet of the Boomers Comedy Show
This is a senior center fund raiser
Cost: $20 Admission. Lunch on your own.
Leaving Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Returning at 4:00 p.m.
Richard Stockton has a collection of song and stories sure to tickle your funny bone and tweak your memory about how life was as we baby boomers were growing up. Perhaps as you are recollecting “Oh, yea, I remember that” you will understand why today’s youth are the way they are.
Prior to the show we will have lunch in Twede’s Café, made famous in the TV hit series “Twin Peaks”.
This is a senior center fund raiser, so bring your friends, if you can remember wh0 they are.
Saturday May 9th
South Prairie Air Show otherwise known as
Cawley Field Fly-In
Leaving Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. Returning at 2:00 p.m.
Other: Photos, snacks, lunch or rides on your own.
Come and enjoy vintage airplanes, as well as antique cars and motorcycles on display. Great food is a bonus.
Saturday, May 23rd
Lunch at Washington’s Highest Restaurant
Cost: Transportation - $3 (Due at sign-up)
Gondola Ride – Adults - $22, Seniors 70+ - $17
Lunch at Summit House Restaurant - $15 - $32.
Leaving Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Thrill to the breathtaking gondola ride that takes 10 minutes to climb 2,500 feet to the highest restaurant in Washington. From the Summit House restaurant enjoy a stunning view of Mt. Rainier and surrounding mountains, along with exceptional food. Good shoes and warm clothes are a must as there may be some snow on the path at the summit (6,872 feet).
Friday, June 5th thru Sunday, June 7th
A weekend on the beach at Moclips
Cost: $15 for Transportation; Motel Room at $130 per night/double occ.; meals on your own.
Leaving parking lot behind Police station at 8:00 a.m. on Friday. Return at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Breakfast on the way at McDonald’s in Lacey. Friday night group potluck at Phil’s place. Saturday group prime rib dinner at The Seagate Restaurant in Pacific Beach. Other meals on your own. Campfire hot dogs and picnic for Saturday lunch. Smores and more. Spend the weekend relaxing on your deck, beachcombing, or flying kites. Be sure to sign-up for the potluck. Don’t forget your camera.
Saturday June 27th
Greater Olympia Dixieland Jazz Festival
Cost: $50 for admission badge.
Leaving Senior Center at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Returning at 6:30 p.m.
Experience 14 different Bands and combos in four different venues.
4th Thursday of each month
Red Wind Casino Trip
Cost: $2.00 payable to Senior Center, tip driver on your own.
Leaving Grocery Outlet at 9:00am
The bus will leave the casino at 3:00 and Return at approximately 4:00pm.
The Red Wind Casino has 975 electronic slot machines and numerous table games, providing options for all gaming tastes. Red Wind guests can try their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, Pai Gow and three card poker. Keno and speed Keno, to name just a few. There is a new larger no smoking area.
Sign up in the programs binder.