Everywhere we look we are seeing green. This is a welcome sight after our long winter.

Everywhere we look we are seeing green. This is a welcome sight after our long winter.

I started to think about what the word "green" actually means. Of course, it is a color on the spectrum of visible light, a combination of the colors yellow and blue. I discovered that green comes from the Middle English and Anglo Saxon word "grene." It has same Germanic root as the words "grass" and "grow."

This is what we associate with summer -- everything is green and growing.

SCOR has several outside activities to enjoy in the warmer weather. Some of our classes move outside on our deck to enjoy the warmth and sunshine.

Last year, we added a court for horseshoes and boccie. We also have men's and women's golf leagues.

Green also is a word used for the environmental movement. We were pleased that Reynoldsburg City Council recently gave approval to replace our north parking lot.

The crumbling lot will be replaced with a "green" and more durable material that will allow for proper water drainage. The improvement will include other features that will make it safer for all our members.

Here are a few of the many things going on this month:

• Thursday, June 19: We head out to the ballpark at 10:45 a.m. to cheer on the Columbus Clippers. It is Senior Citizens Day so lunch is provided for free.

• Friday, June 20: Jim Hardgrove will present "Ohio Legacy Asset Protection Trust" at 9 a.m.

• Thursday, June 26: New-member meeting at 1 p.m. This is a great way to meet other new members and discover what we offer at SCOR.

• Monday, June 30: Steven Roush, elder law attorney, and Mark Miller, of Guardian Medical Monitoring, will discuss "How to Put Off Nursing Home" at 3 p.m.

There are many exciting trips planned for the remainder of this year and beyond.

If interested, stop by and pick up some information. We'd love to have you join us.

Enjoy the green of summer and don't forget your sunscreen!

Debbie Mullarkey is a Reynoldsburg resident, a retired teacher and a longtime member of the Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg.