It’s almost June! — the beginning of summer and time spent outdoors. And a renewed appreciation for green grass, blue skies and chirping birds.
It brings images to mind of our flag blowing in the breeze. The sun shining brightly through its endearing colors of red, white and blue. Then I recall standing at the start of the school day and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with my hand over my heart, knowing that respecting our flag was the right thing to do.
Today as I look at our flag — it brings perhaps stronger emotions of being connected with our flag. With an uncle, son, son-in-law, great nephew serving our country, I see our flag as a symbol of strength, honor, sacrifice and security. This flag represents these and many individuals who have given me the freedom I enjoy every day.
I wonder how often do you see a flag, stop and what thoughts go through your mind? June 14 is Flag Day. Take some time this day to reflect on our flag. Why do we have national Flag Day? What is the meaning of our flag? Why is it important to you? What would you tell your grandkids is the meaning of Old Glory? How many nicknames does our flag have and why? Enjoy June. Celebrate our flag!
Join us for the fun adventures planned below by reserving your spot today:
Senior Golf: Tuesdays 9 a.m. at Savannah Oaks Golf Course/ Lynd
Hit the links. Senior Golf at Savannah Oaks! Every Tuesday 9:15 a.m. — coffee, 9:30 — tee time. Golf is a go-to game for competitive seniors who want to get back to nature in a fun way. And it can be a great way to build endurance, which makes it easier to accomplish everyday tasks, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Starting Friday, June 14: Fitness Fridays 9 a.m. Join us for Fitness Fridays through this summer.
Work out with us! Stay strong, come gain confidence, improve strength and overall health, as well as reducing stress.
Similar to stretch n flex class. Jumpstart your weekend with Fitness Friday!!!
Parkinson Support Group: meets June 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Many people find that support groups are tremendously effective in helping them cope with the day-to-day realities of having Parkinson’s disease. Connect, learn and share with others that are living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Wednesday, June 5:
It’s Essential You Know: 4-5 p.m.: Essential oil class
Mature Seniors @ 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5: A meal and a night of conversations with friends over a game of 500 or dominos. (To attend mature seniors, you must be a widow, widower, or single)
Friday, June 7 5-9 p.m.: 4- hour Drivers Safety Class. Cost: $15 AARP members/$20 for non-AARP members
An instructor will conduct a 4-hour refresher course. This is a lecture video class. Upon completion of the class, a certificate is issued and will be accepted by insurance companies for a discount on premiums for those 55 years of age and older. You must have taken the 8-hour class in order to be eligible to take the 4-hour refresher course.
Tuesday, June 11 @ 10 a.m.: reduce risk of falls with Matter of Balance — fitness class!!! (6-week cass)
This class will address the ability to exercise to reduce the risk of falls in everyday life and improve balance while improving both quality of life and personal wellness. Sponsored by Marshall Adult Community Center, Hill Street Place and My Juniper/Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.
Tuesday, June 11 @1:30pm: MASC Business meeting with guest speaker: Tara Brandl from Relay for Life. Relay for Life events are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer. Come learn how to get involved today!
Thursday, June 13 @ 10 a.m.: Conversation with Cops — building relationships. one cup at a time. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together — over coffee, tea or hot chocolate — to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Wednesday, June 19 @ 10 a.m.: Fancy Hat Luncheon
“Wearing a hat versus not wearing a hat is the difference between looking adequate and looking your best.” Martha Sliter. This program will highlight a century of hats from sunbonnets to pillbox hats. There are brimful memories that go along with such a rich part of our history that takes us back to a more gentle time join us for a luncheon featuring hats.
Friday, June 21: First Day of Summer Ice Cream Float Social 2:30 p.m.
Root beer floats and summer go hand-in-hand! This ice cream float summer party is a fun twist on the traditional ice cream social. Come celebrate and kick off the first day of summer! We will have some treats to serve along with the root beer floats and orange cream floats. Ice-Cream Float Social will happen following afternoon activities.
Thursday, June 27: Chalk Couture Art class: Cost is $30
What is Chalk Couture? Good question! You will create professional-looking stunningly beautiful home decor without any artistic skills at all. If you have attended some of our art classes before this is one you are not going to want to miss!