LCRAC Aging Quarterly Newsletter, Q2 2017
Quarterly Newsletter of the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission (Council on Aging) 2nd Quarter Classic Times 2017 Long Life & Happiness __________________________________________________________________________________________ CLASSIC TIMES From the Director: Lynda Christison Only in the South can one experience winter, spring, and summer all in one week! How many of you still have clothes for all three seasons prominently hung in your closet? Regardless of what the appropriate attire is; every day is one where we are so grateful for all the wonderful volunteers who generously give their time to deliver meals, work at senior centers, at our Aging Admin office, or help with special projects and events. April is National Volunteer Month and we truly could not provide all the programs and services without you!! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all! Both our volunteers and those participating in our programs are wonderful examples of the Administration for Community Living’s May 2017 theme for Older Americans Month, “Age Out Loud.” This theme was selected to highlight how aging is changing, to amplify the voices of older Americans, and to raise awareness about vital aging issues. So let’s talk about aging and aging issues. What is important to you? How are you being involved in the community, in learning new things, caring for people you love? Check out opportunities at our Centers, try a new class,and/or make a new friend. On behalf of Lt. Governor Bryant and the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging Director, Darryl Broome, we would like to invite everyone to celebrate and “Age Out Loud” at Senior Citizen Day at the SC State House on Thursday, May 4 th from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy exhibitors, speakers, health screenings, music, games and entertainment. The event is free. Lunch is available if you RSVP ahead of time by calling 803-737-9880. Visit www.aging.sc.gov/ seniorday for more information. A very special thank you to everyone who supported our 2017 March for Meals campaign! The Town of Lexington for event venues; Fatz Restaurant for hosting the Flapjack Fundraiser; the amazing Zumba instructors for leading the Rockn’Shamrock Zumbathon, Champions Week participants Mayors Michael Bishop, David Busby, Steve Mac- Dougall, Elise Partin, Rosalyn Reeder, Randy Clamp; Represetative Micah Caske; Councilpersons Debbie Summer, Brian Jackson, Ned Tolar (and his lovely wife); Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant; LGOA Director Darryl Broome; and Blowie the Blowfish. Thank you to Senator Katrina Shealy for introducing the SC Senate’s Resoltion S525 honoring LCRAC’s Meals on Wheels program and the volunteers who serve the program’s seniors. Have a wonderful spring and let’s all Age Out Loud!! A Sincere Thank You to Lt. Governor Bryant and LGOA Director, Darryl Broom for delivering Meals on Wheels and visiting with Tri-City Seniors during Community Champions week in March!