65 senior citizens enjoy picnic at Junior Wilson Club in Medina
MEDINA – Nearly 65 seniors from the Senior Center of Western Orleans enjoyed a catered picnic lunch Monday at Junior Wilson Club.
The day provided an opportunity not only for lunch, but for camaraderie, fun and a game of cards.
Becky Karls with the Orleans County Office for the Aging was there with coupons for farmers’ markets to those who were income eligible.
Highlight of the picnic was an auction of bagged gifts each senior was asked to bring. Billy Martin of Medina volunteered as auctioneer, as seniors bid on their unknown prizes, which included everything from gift cards and candles to playing cards, candy and gags.
Kelly Shaw, director of the Senior Center of Western Orleans, reminded seniors the center is closed Monday and Tuesday during August, but still open for cards from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Any interested senior is encouraged to join. Cost for the remainder of 2021 is $5 and a full year’s membership, beginning Jan. 1, is $10.
The center offers exercise from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and free baked goods on Monday mornings, resuming in September.
Events in the planning include a dinner meeting Sept. 13; a chicken barbecue, eat in or takeout, on Oct. 14; and a basket raffle on Oct. 16. Baskets may be donated any time the center is open. Deadline for donating a basket is Sept. 16.