Not so long ago, we were shivering, cold and wondering if summer would ever arrive. These past few weeks we have experienced such beautiful weather. Hopefully, everyone is able to get out and enjoy the blue skies and sunshine.
We have several individuals at SCOR who deliver sunshine on regular basis. These women reach out to our members who are ill or no longer able to participate at the senior center. One such person is our "Sunshine Lady," Annie Dudley.
Annie mails out cards to our members who are ill or have experienced a death in the family.
Another ray of sunshine is our "Senior Salute," Eileen Ratliff, who makes calls and/or visits our members who are in rehab or nursing facilities. Eileen's efforts in reaching out to our members cheers them and reminds them how important they are to all of us.
Our Homeless Quilts group is another source of sunshine. In addition to making quilts for the homeless, these women make lap robe quilts, which Eileen delivers to our members when she visits.
Speaking from experience, these cards and well wishes mean a great deal. It is comforting to know your friends at SCOR miss you and are concerned.
Let me salute all three of these for bringing sunshine to so many. If you see rays of sunshine beaming from SCOR, you'll know why!
Here's what's going on this month.
• The Tomato Festival will hold activities at Huber Park and SCOR on Aug. 15 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Come out and enjoy this annual event.
• Our Aug. 18 potluck will feature a style show of the Reynoldsburg Cancer Thrift Shop. SCOR members and volunteers from the thrift shop will model their outfits. All money made at the thrift shop benefits different programs that aid cancer patients in central Ohio.
• Local attorney Jim Hardgrove will be at SCOR Aug. 22 at 9 a.m., presenting a "Discussion of Surviving Spouse's Rights in an Estate."
• On Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m., the Capital Area Humane Society will bring out some dogs to help us celebrate National Dog Day.
If you are interested in attending any of these programs, contact the staff at SCOR at 614-866-5890.
Debbie Mullarkey is a Reynoldsburg resident, a retired teacher and a longtime member of the Senior Citizens of Reynoldsburg.