Senior Fun Day SizzlesJun 21st, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Health
The Senior Citizens Council of Madison County teamed up with the 30 Club for a sizzling grilled chicken meal at Senior Center Fun Day on Saturday, June 4, at the Madison Senior Citizens Center, 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive.
Special guest was Thelma Crump from the Florida Public Service Commission in Tallahassee with information on how to cut utility and phone bills.
Phil Fisher of the 30 Club said, “We started out as a social club, but then we decided to give back to the community.”
The 30 Club showed up at 8 a.m. at the Madison Senior Center with their large cooker, tents, music and nine “chefmasters” to cook a lunchtime meal that included chicken with all the fixin’s, potato salad, green beans and bread and cakes of all kinds for dessert.
“We really had a fantastic time,” said Mosely Barfield. Numerous dinners were picked up to take to homebound senior citizens. Priscilla’s Produce of Greenville donated fresh squash and cucumbers, which were given away to attendees.
The 30 Club meets in Valdosta, but two of its Madison members, Isaac Mobley and George Hart, came up with the idea to start a new tradition at the Madison Senior Citizens Center: a free meal for seniors each year. The 30 Club has sponsored meals at Senior Centers in Georgia for over a decade.
Volunteer servers for June 4 were Madison Senior Center’s Kitchen Manager, Betty Johnson and Lonnie Robinson. The guests, including newcomers to the Senior Center, gathered in the spacious dining hall and later took tours of the seniors’ Computer Lab with 10 stations open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the community, seniors’ Fitness Room and multipurpose rooms dedicated to senior wellness, information and fun social events.
The Activities Calendar for June is now available at the Madison Senior Citizens Center. One new addition is Art and Craft classes with Joan Beck, Older American Act Coordinator, weekdays at 10 a.m. Another new offering is Yoga classes with certified instructor, Nicholas Roberts, on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Each class is a $5 donation per student. All ages are welcomed.
Flapjacks for Breakfast made its debut on Mondays and Fridays for seniors over 60. The morning eye-opener is available to everyone signed up with the Madison Senior Center: another great way to meet new friends. Call (850) 973-4241 for more information.