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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July, August and September (3rd Quarter)
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.
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 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, Joyce Thomas, Ron Walker, Joy Cartmel, Guy Jergens, Nell Snodgrass, Jim Bouchard, Jake Knaus, Sandi Knaus, Joyce Collins, Ernie Gilmore, Jan Hallock, Bev Thomas, Cheri Brown, Safeway, Heritage House, Cyndi Dodds, Yvette Young, Kathy Nelson, Dolly Harmon, Geoff and Kathy Hornsby, Carleen Koch, Meagan Orth, Rebecca Buckley, Julianne DeLeo, Glenn Taylor, David Moss, Jim Delaney, Sheila Feller, Kelly Noren, Sandy Shamblin, Gunther Ries, BLSC Advisory Board, Cedar Ridge, Kiwanis of Bonney Lake, Urban Timber Coffee, 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!
Free Haircuts by Jan Hallock!
9:45 am – 2:15 pm
Jan worked for years as a hairdresser 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
Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic
9401 Farwest Dr. S.W.,Lakewood, WA 98498
Low cost preventative dental care is available to members of the community at the Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Call 253-964-6694 to get an appointment or go to email@example.com for more information.
Free Blood Pressure Checks
The last Wednesday of each month
Provided by Good Samaritan Hospital and performed by Gunther Ries.
FREE & UNBIASED MEDICARE COUNSELING
The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Our trained volunteer counselors help consumers of all ages understand their health care rights and options. We offer current information on private health insurance, public health care programs, prescription drugs programs, and other topics. Call SHIBA directly for counseling at 1-800-562-6900, or Pierce County local line: 253-596-0918.
Sapphire Mining at the Senior Center
Friday September 23rd
In the parking lot on the west side of the senior center
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phil has bags of dirt direct from the sapphire mine in Phillipsburg, MT. Come and play in the dirt, see what raw sapphires look like, and keep everyone you find. Bring sunscreen and a magnifying glass. This is not a trip, but you can still go on an exciting treasure hunt.
Thursday September 29th 10:00 am
Cost: $6 per person
Dance the morning away with the sound of Jim Lapsansky. Then sink your teeth into a delicious German meal! Please sign up in the programs binder and see any staff member to prepay.
JULIETS “Just Us Ladies Interested n’ Eating Together”
9/21 at 4:30 pm @ Hopjack’s
Join the Juliet’s for dinner on Wednesdays. Enjoy a meal and meet new friends. Please sign up in the programs binder.
New Cooking Classes!!!
Thian formerly of Thian Thai is starting her cooking classes again!
- For 6-9 students-$85 per person
- For 10 or more-$75 per person
- Service includes instruction, printed recipes,ingredients, and kitchen clean-up.
- Total of 4 different dishes to cook. The meals will be big enough to feed attendees.
- Class time is about 2.5 hours
- Location: Bonney Lake Senior Center
- Contact info for classes:
Office: 253-891-2885/Cell: 253-260-8207
Contact Thian to register
New! Afternoon Movies
Fridays at 12:45 We will pop the corn and supply the sodas! Stay and kick off your shoes and enjoy a movie on us!
7/22 ‘Joy’ In a story spanning four generations, Joy grows from innocent young girl to family matriarch and head of a business dynasty. Her road to success is paved with betrayal and treachery as allies become adversaries, inside and outside the family. All the while, Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through. Based on a true story.
7/29 ‘The Finest Hours’ The Coast Guard attempts a dramatic rescue after an oil tanker is ripped in half off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952.
8/5 ‘Everest’ Two different expeditions are challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind in an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Based on a true story.
8/26 ‘Emma’s Chance’ While volunteering at a horse rescue ranch, Emma forms an unlikely bond with an abused horse that won’t let anyone else ride him. Gaining new skills and confidence, Emma hatches a plan to redeem herself and ultimately save the ranch she’s grown to love.
9/2 ‘Race’ As a student and athlete in Depression-era America, Jesse Owens bears the weight of family expectations, racial tension at college, and his own high standards for competition. At Ohio State University, Jesse finds a savvy coach and friend, who pushes the young man to his limits. Bolstered by the love and support of Ruth Solomon, with whom he has a young daughter, Jesse’s success in intercollegiate competitions earns him a place on the U.S. Olympics team, if there is to be a team going to the 1936 Olympics at all. Jesse enters a new racial and political minefield after he arrives in Berlin with his fellow athletes.
9/30 ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Michael "Eddie" Edwards was an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
Saturday September 17th
Potluck Picnic on the Yakima River in
This is a Senior Center bus trip. 27 seats available. Carpools okay.
Leaving parking lot behind the senior center at 9:00 on Saturday. Returning at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for Transportation; $8 for BBQ ribs, plus bring your favorite dish. (Pay to BLSC at sign-up.)
Wayne Ferguson has a large lot on the Yakima River at Elk Meadows near Cle Elum. He has offered to have our seniors enjoy a day on the river, having lunch, playing games, or just kicking back in the shade. We might even take a drive into Roslyn for an ice cream cone.
Sunday September 25th
Lunch at Paradise Inn on Mount Rainier
This is a Senior Center Bus Trip.
Leaving Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Return at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 for transportation; meals and extra events on your own.
The dining room at Paradise Inn features picturesque views of the surrounding mountains, and offers signature dishes with a variety of American favorites. Dining by a blaze in the hearth of the great fireplace, guests can feast on such Paradise Inn favorites as Bourbon Buffalo Meatloaf.
Sunday October 2nd
Oyster fest at Shelton
This is a Cheryl’s NW Tours charter bus trip
Leaving lot behind Senior Center at 7:00 a.m. and returning around 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person; includes charter bus transportation, with snacks, water and restroom on board. We will watch the oyster shucking contests. After each round, enjoy all the free oysters you can eat, cooking in a variety of ways, or raw. Visit the museum, barns and displays. See Phil for more details.
Saturday October 8th
Octoberfest at Leavenworth
This is a Cheryl’s NW Tours charter bus trip
Leaving lot behind Senior Center at 7:00 a.m. and returning around 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $110 per person; includes charter bus transportation, with snacks, water and restroom on board. Enjoy five hours of music, parades, shopping, and beer, beer, beer. See Phil for more details.
Friday Produce Voucher trips:
All produce voucher trips will depart from Senior Center at 2:00 and return around 4:00.
2nd Tuesday local walking trips will be:
September 13th – Tehaleh
4th Tuesday park walking trips will be:
September 27th – Orting Foothills Trail
All walking trips will depart from Senior Center between 2:30 and 3:00.
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.
LONG RANGE TRIPS
See Phil for sign-up and informational booklets with details of these trips.
San Antonio Holiday Trip
A Premier World Discovery Trip
Price: Book now and save $100 (includes R/T air, 7 days and 9 meals)
Double occupancy $1399
Note: There will be a special presentation about this trip on Wednesday, July 6, 2016
At 10:30 am at the Bonney Lake Senior Center.
Branson, Missouri, Revisited
A Phil’s Tours Trip
Price is subject to change based on air fare changes and shows availability. Basically, expect to pay $50 to Phil for the penthouse suite for a week, double occupancy in each room, plus between $500 and $700 for round trip air. Then add $100 for shuttle to and from Sea-Tac, plus van rentals in Missouri, $50 for travel and auto insurance, and approximately $500 for shows and meals for a total of about $1400 for a week of exciting fun and entertainment; the best bargain in this newsletter.
This trip will be limited to the first 24 people.
Great Trains and Grand Canyons
A Premier World Discovery Trip
Price: Book now and save (price excludes airfare, 24 days and 34 meals)
Double occupancy $5628