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Members of South Salem Seniors contribute stories of interest to our monthly newsletter.

Story by Zoe Morrison, October 2019 On August 10, 2019 I picked up my life and set off on a big adventure, having left one of my part-time gigs in Portland. I was ready to begin a journey that would take me far and wide across the United States. My route was somewhat circuitous, from…

By Michele Martin Taylor Arturo Guillen is always busy and always in motion. Soon you’ll realize you’ve seen Arturo pretty much every where at the Center. Arturo dons his gloves to help wherever he is needed: whether loading a nifty-thrifty customer’s purchases, helping with donation runs, providing support in the computer room, assisting with the…

by Michele Martin Taylor You’ll frequently find Kate Bayne at the Senior Center desk shouldering her share of responsibility in reception as well as being the Center Secretary. These roles come naturally to her after a 26 year career in project management for Pacific NW Bell where she juggled national and regional businesses like OSU,…

by Michele Taylor Alice Wells is known for her warm and frequent laughter. Upbeat and energetic, she has worked many interesting jobs, and has done a great deal for the Senior Center as a wise and well-informed leader over the years. Her earliest employment was working for the old Eastern Airlines in Washington DC, and…

by Zoe Morrison The dream took hold in 3rd grade when Michael Dora won an award for drawing at that tender age. The possibility of becoming an artist became a reality, inspiring Michael to pursue the idea throughout his elementary and high school career, where he wound up graduating with an art major from High…

By Michele Taylor Monday June 17th was a perfect day for luncheon in the garden hosted by sisters Kay Renchler and Gail Cummings. More than a dozen garden club members and guests strolled the summerhouse decorated in chintzes and set with delicate chairs and tables. A tour continued: onto to flower beds filled with mock…

by Alice Wells We had a fantastic crew of volunteers Saturday May 25th doing the dirty work—washing and polishing all the folding tables and chairs—it’s amazing how many there are! We even took on washing all the windows, inside and out, cleaned the tables and chairs in the card room too for good measure! And…

by Zoe Morrison Entering Lorene Patrick’s home is like stepping into a wonderland full of fantastic creatures. Everywhere you look are hideaways, cottages, circuses, workshops & houses made of shoes where tiny lives are lived. All of these intricate dioramas have one thing in common, their creator Lorene Patrick. In the 1960s Lorene purchased her…

by Roger Corrado Is your Go-Bag ready in case of an Emergency? Roger Corrado volunteers in the computer room and between his duties at the Center he also is involved with Emergency Preparedness Training. In case of an emergency, Roger recommends preparing a Go-Bag you can grab at a moment’s notice. To assemble your kit,…

by Lela Cesna Listed below are possible day trips. Please notify me (Lela) if you are interested. I am new at this and need ideas of what you would like to go or do. Possible Day Trips are: Spirit Mountain Casino Local Wine Tasting and Lunch Movies and Lunch BBQ/Picnic at a Local Lake Upcoming…

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