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January 10, 2018



* Rural Area Meal Program

or RAMP, is for individuals age 60 and over who live in El Paso County. This program is for older adults who are not able to get to the nearest congregate meal site. This includes individuals needing assistance due to physical, emotional, or social impairment. Please leave a message at 719-520-6471 with your name and phone number; we will return your call.

* Transportation - (By Appointment Only)

For seniors 60+ who live in the Fountain Valley area. Transportation provided to medical appointments, shopping, personal business, to the senior center, special outings and other destinations in El Paso County. Call 520-6472 at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements.

GOOD TIME DAY TRAVELERS TRIPS:

* The Annual Travel Group potluck is scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the FVSC. Everyone brings a dish. There will be food, beverages, entertainment, a guest speaker from Falcon Tours and a drawing. RSVP by calling 520-6471 or by stopping in the front office.

Other Activities

Volunteer Opportunities:

If interested in volunteering, call Diana or Kelly at 520-6470.

* The Meals on Wheels program always has a need for volunteers to serve as back-up help with this vital service.

* Our Board of Directors is seeking an attorney to be a member.

* Seeking volunteers to help in our front office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Seeking volunteers for our Kittie Paster Thrift Shoppe.

Yoga for Seniors Returning

Yoga for seniors will be returning at 3 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Fridays in January. Watch for the starting date and come down and join in on chair yoga. This is a great way to get you moving in the New Year!

Attention all Pinochle Players!!

The Fountain Valley Senior Center will be having a tournament starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Gift card prizes will be given for first, second and third place winners. Call 520-6470 for more information.

Game Day is Jan. 13

Game Day at the FVSC is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. Cost is $3 at the door. It is a potluck so bring your favorite dish to share. Come down and join your friends for cards and games.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure

The FVSC will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Membership Orientation Jan. 16

It’s time for our membership orientation session! If you are a new member or you are interested in becoming a member of the senior center, we will be having a membership orientation at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Come enjoy a cup of coffee, donut and receive information about the senior center.

Income Tax Preparation help:

The AARP tax preparers will be at the FVSC starting Tuesday, Feb. 6, and then every Tuesday until April 10 to help with your returns. This service is free but donations are gratefully accepted. Appointments are now being taken in the office; call 520-6470 to schedule yours today; the appointments fill up quickly!

Mardi Gras Celebration to be Feb. 9

Mark your calendars for our Mardi Gras celebration from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Admission for this event is $2. Appetizers and drinks will be served. Dennis Crosser will be providing the musical entertainment.

Volunteer Opportunities:

1. The Meals on Wheels program always has a need for volunteers to serve as back-up help with this vital service. Please call 520-6470 and speak with Diana to get more information.

2. Our Board of Directors is seeking an attorney to be a member. Please contact Diana at 520-6470 for more information or to volunteer.

3. Seeking volunteers to help in our front office on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Seeking volunteers for our Kittie Paster Thrift Shoppe.

If interested please call Diana or Kelly at 520-6470.

4. The Harmonizers Singing Group is looking for a Co-Director to assist the current Director, Sandy Franklin. If you are interested please contact our office at 520-6470.

 

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