Silver Threads By Crystal McGuire, director Vermillion Senior Services Center
320 W. Main St., Vermillion 57069 History of the center continued by Nila Fostvedt Adopt-A-Grandparent, an organization of USD students, sponsored a Thursday evening Christmas Party for the seniors at the center. It was a very successful, enjoyable evening. Dec. 28, 1972, at Leo's Lounge, Leo and Monica Ballard served a fine chicken dinner to 84 senior citizens. It was most appreciated. After dinner the group enjoyed a Holiday dance at the Eagles club rooms. Clarence Cowman and his orchestra provided the music. More history to come . . . . Activities & Events of the center by Crystal • A very informational Senior Health andProduct Fair was held on Friday, Nov. 21. It was very educational for those that attended the seminars or stopped at the vendors tables. The bake sale and lunch served and donated by our senior members made for a very successful fundraiser. • On Tuesday, Dec. 9 the center was filled with music from "The Bell Lady." Following the music, tea and Christmas treats were served by First Dakota National Bank. • The center's Christmas dinner will be on Thursday, Dec. 18 beginning at 5:15 p.m. with refreshments and appetizers. Tickets are $4 if purchased in advance of Tuesday, Dec. 16 plus you must bring a potluck dish of your choice to go with the broasted chicken. • The center is collecting donations for the Vermillion Food Pantry, you may put your items under our tree. • Medicare D (prescription) plan — An educator from SHIINE is available at the center to compare your medicines and provide you with a list of the best value of insurances. Bring your prescription list with you. All changes must be made before Dec. 31. • Visually Impaired meets the second Monday of each month at 1 pm. They meet to discuss options for different types of support and equipment for visual impairment. • Pancake Sunday is always the second Sunday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is only $4 for pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice and is served by the senior men of the center. • The center is continuing their Silent Auction with many items donated by businesses in the community and friends and members of the center. The final bids will end at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15. • All members of the center receive a monthly newsletter with scheduled events and activities plus a menu from Dakota Senior Meals. Members are encouraged to participate in the daily activities and events, educational and health programs, share in the book and puzzle exchange, participate in fundraisers and much more. The senior center is a non-profit organization that welcomes volunteers and financial donations. We sponsor monthly fundraisers and send out requests to businesses and organizations in the community as our means of funding. If you or your group would like to help sponsor a fundraising event, please contact the center at 624-8072. Be watching for more events and activities in our next "Silver Threads."