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 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,…

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some fun facts about the holiday from our newsletter editor Donna Avina! Did you know…? Blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick, not green. St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas. Cabbage seeds should also be planted today, while you wear your nightclothes;…

Meet our long-time member Dan Schei. He’s a member of our Finance Committee. He also volunteers as a handyman and he picks up and delivers donations made to the Nifty Thrifty Rummage Room and other areas of South Salem Senior Center. Here he is pictures with his favorite coffee mug… which has gone missing! Dan…

Everyone’s brain changes with age. Mental function changes along with it. Mental decline is common, as we all know, and is one of the most feared consequences of aging. However, cognitive impairment is not inevitable. Here are some ways you can help maintain brain function. Brainy activities stimulate brain connections. Activities like reading, taking a…

by Donna Avina Investment in technology for older Americans has almost tripled since 2017. Every company who makes wheelchairs wants to reinvent the wheel — or the wheelchair, with tech, including WHILL, which has a new Autonomous Drive System (ADS), which makes it self-driving. It was originally designed to be rented to travelers who want…

As you may know, today is Groundhog Day. But what is the history of this strange holiday? Find out in this story reprinted from our February newsletter! by Donna Avina February 2 is Candlemas Day. For centuries farmers in France, England, and Germany studied the habits of animals such as bears and badgers, to help…

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