As we wrapped up this holiday season, we may remember a particularly good meal or dessert. But what we remember most is the people with whom we spent the holidays -- the friendships made or revived, the laughter, the support and care of our fellow members.
That's what makes our senior center special -- the people. We are fortunate to have a staff that works continually to challenge us, both mentally and physically, while always supporting us in a variety of other ways.
This past holiday season, our members celebrated Thanksgiving together at the center. About 120 members attended the luncheon. Entertainment was provided by Michael Provenzano. The food was prepared by Holly Hill Farms of Reynoldsburg and was delicious, as always.
Several employees from the Reynoldsburg Walgreens store served the food to our members. No one left hungry.
Our Christmas party was held at the Berwick Party House. Mike Cheatham and Dan Thurmond provided the music and entertainment for the 160 members who attended the event.
On Jan. 18, a group headed out to enjoy the warmth of the southern Caribbean. With the cold weather we have experienced, it is certain that these members were looking forward to the warmth and sunshine.
So as we begin 2014, why not join us for an activity or trip?
• On Tuesday, Jan. 28, a trip is planned to Hollywood Casino Columbus. The bus leaves SCOR at 9:30 a.m. You must sign up ahead of time.
• There is a Veterans Lunch the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m.
You must sign up by the Friday before so we will be sure to have enough food. The $4 donation for the meal benefits our veterans.
• Tax season is here -- sign up for AARP tax preparation in the office. The schedule runs from February to mid-April.
Stay warm! Stay safe! Come join the fun!
Debbie Mullarkey is a Reynoldsburg resident, a retired teacher and a longtime member of the Senior Center of Reynoldsburg.