From the Director

Dear Members –

I hope you had an opportunity to attend our special events during the month of August.  The Community BUNCO Bash on August 3 was a fun-filled evening for members and people from our community.  171 people played BUNCO that evening!  The Ice Cream Social and Senior Follies on August 24 was also a great event.  We had well over 150 members attend, enjoyed a bowl of ice cream with others and take in the amazing talent of our members!  Our thanks to Walter Still of Floral Haven who was our MC, the BA Police Department and all of the volunteers who helped make this a successful event.

September is Senior Center Month.  We have so much to be thankful for at the Center and this month we celebrate all that we offer to our members.  Special programming events are always planned for you this month.  Take advantage of all that they offer by attending.  The complete list of events begins on page 3.

Senior Center month is a great time to invite others to the Center.  Visitors are welcome for the day.  Bring visitors by the office for a tour and encourage them to join or pick up a membership application.

We ask that our members check in each day for all activities at our kiosks.  It is vital that we are aware of the growing number of people we serve.  If you have trouble checking in or if a message displays asking you to check in the office, please stop in.  We can check your membership file for needed updates or membership cancellation.

The annual Tulsa Area United Way campaign is also underway.  As a partner agency we are committed to giving back to this organization that supports us.  Please be generous in your giving to the TAUW at the Center as we strive to meet the $5,000 goal we established this year.  More information regarding our campaign for the TAUW can be found on page 8.

It has been an honor for me to be in the Center office recently and meet and talk with so many of our members.  Please stop to say hello or drop in with your questions or concerns.

John Palkowski