The circle of knitting and crocheting strengthens at the center for the elderly


Hello Manistee County! It was a crazy week with lots of snow and snow days. It’s funny, I was just saying how much I love my little car and I never have a problem driving in the snow. Well, Thursday, after the plows passed, I was buried under my doors and couldn’t even get in the car. Then the moment I walked in, I couldn’t move the damn thing.

What’s good is that I closed the doors and borrowed my daughter’s car which is much bigger than mine. I went out but had to change my boots, socks and pants before leaving because I was soaked.

The same day I went for a photo shoot with two handsome gentlemen from Parkdale Auto Sales and Service. Tyler and John, who are the owners, donated $2,600 from their car sales in December. They are both so wonderful and always think of their community. Thank you, Tyler, John and the entire Parkdale Auto Sales and Service team for this generous donation.

We have good news! The knitting/crochet group had a great time this week and will be there again on Tuesday at 2 p.m. would like you to join us.

I would like to encourage you to complete our music survey regarding our Music Cove. We’re working with Carrie Selbee and River City Music to launch this program and would love to hear from you. Please stop by and take a survey or a call and we can send you one or an email. We want to do things you want to do, so give us a hand.

I hate to talk about COVID, but a lot of people are testing positive in our area. Please stay as safe as possible and remember to wear your mask when around large crowds of people. We want to get back to normal and see all of your beautiful smiles.

Looking for a way to stay in shape during the winter? How about walking with us on Mondays and Fridays. Barb is starting a walking program throughout the building and there will be great ways to stretch and move. The walking program will take place on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Come in and join everyone for this wholesome and fun program.

Next week we have Sonny Lovasco on Music Tuesday. Sonny has been entertaining Manistee County for a long time. See you Tuesday at 11 a.m. for good music.

Hope you are having a great week and don’t forget to try something new!


The Wagoner Community Center catering site serves lunch Monday through Friday at noon. Remember to call and book your lunch before noon the day before. The Wellston catering site is currently closed. The Farr Center’s Onekama meal site distributes meals Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. (curbside pickup). Keep in mind that the menu is subject to change, as some food shortages may affect the kitchen.


The Senior Center Food Bank takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the third Friday of the month. Manistee County seniors age 60 and older can participate. If you are picking up for another senior, make sure you have a power of attorney note, along with their name, address, date of birth, and household information. Cash and non-perishable food donations are always appreciated. The next food bank will take place from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, January 21, at 260 St. Mary’s Parkway.


The Dementia Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of the month. The group is a friendly and supportive gathering for caregivers, family members, or anyone interested in learning about and supporting our community of seniors with dementia. The next meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 13. Contact Jacki Krolczyk, 231-883-1341 for more information.


The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next support group meeting will be Thursday, January 20 at the Wagoner Community Center. Please call Linda Nickelson at 231-690-5048 for more information.


January 10-14. Menus are subject to change.

Monday: Ham and cheese croissant, mixed capri vegetables, baked beans, strawberries

Tuesday: BBQ chicken, winter vegetables, squash, banana, bread roll

Wednesday: Turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sliced ​​pears, biscuit

Thursday: Bratwurst on a bun, sautéed peppers and onions, seasoned cabbage, sweet Michigan cherries

Friday: Italian spaghetti, steamed corn, wax beans, mix of tropical fruits, garlic toast


January 10

• 9:00 a.m. Tai Chi
• 1 p.m. Pinochle
• 1:00 p.m. Mahjongg
• 2 p.m. Zumba

January 11

• 10:00 a.m. Cards and coffee
• 11:00 a.m. Music with Sonny
• 2 p.m. Knitting & crochet circle
• 3:30 p.m. Chair yoga

January 12

• 9:00 a.m. Tai Chi
• 10 a.m. Blood pressure clinic
• 10:30 a.m. TOPS
• Fun Bingo at 11:00 a.m.
• 1:30 p.m. Genealogy group

January 13

• 10:00 a.m.
• 11:00 a.m. Bunco
• 3:00 p.m. Dementia Support Group
• 4.30 p.m. Yoga
• 5:45 p.m. Cardio-drums

January 14

• 1 p.m. Indoor walking group

Cutting Line: The Knitting and Crocheting Circle meets Tuesdays at the Wagoner Community Center at 2 p.m. Last week’s group enjoyed their time. The group is a place to bring your projects and enjoy the camaraderie of others who enjoy knitting or crocheting, tatting, weaving, any number of crafts and is open to the public.


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