Quarterly Newsletter of the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission (Council on Aging) 2nd Quarter Classic Times 2018 Long Life & Happiness __________________________________________________________________________________________ CLASSIC TIMES From our Director: Lynda Christison…. A very special thank you to everyone who supported our 2018 March for Meals campaign! The Town of Lexington for event venues; Applebees Restaurant for hosting the Flapjack Fundraiser; the talented Zumba instructors for leading the Rockn’Shamrock Zumbathon, Champions Week participants, and all of our amazing volunteers. April is National Volunteer Month and we truly could not provide all the programs and services without our amazing volunteers!! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all for giving so generously of your time to deliver meals and visit with our homebound clients, work at senior centers, and help with special projects and events. would like to invite everyone to celebrate and “Engage At Every Age” at Senior Citizen Day Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia on Thursday, May 17 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. We will be issuing the 2018 Seniors Farmers’ Market Vouchers starting Monday, June 11 th thru Thursday, June 14. Please read the schedule on Page 2 carefully for qualifying requirements and the days and times. There are changes from last year. Have a wonderful spring and let’s all Engage At Every Age!! Both our volunteers and those participating in our programs are wonderful examples of the Administration for Community Living’s May 2018 theme for Older Americans Month, “Engage At Every Age.” It was selected to celebrate the ways in which older adults make a difference in their communities. We are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 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, volunteer, travel some place you’ve never been, make a new friend. Enter something and or attend the annual Seniors’ Art Show hosted by Homestead Hospice at Tri-City Leisure Center on Monday, May 21, 2018. On behalf of Lt. Governor Bryant and the Lt. Governor’s Office on Aging Director, Darryl Broome, we Lexington County is offering two very important services on its website, www.lex-co.sc.gov: Worried about not hearing about weather or other public safety issues? Go to the County’s home page to sign up to receive Code Red public safety alerts via your phone or email. There is also an app that can be downloaded to a smart phone. If your smoke alarm is 10 or more years old OR you do not have one in every bedroom, the wonderful folks from Fire Services will bring and install new smoke alarms in your home for free! To find the on-line form, go to www.lex-co.sc.gov, click on “Departments”, select “Public Safety”, and then click on the emblem for “Fire Services”. On the right side of the page, under “Forms” click on “Request Smoke Alarm”. This brings up a PDF form that you can fill out and submit online or can print and mail in.