Hooray for May! So nice to see things beginning to bloom and be green. Hopefully the cooler temps and the rains will be leaving us now, but we all know Michigan weather is unpredictable at times. We will just have to wait and see what happens. Sunshiny days are certainly being wished for!
Some dates to make note of in May are National Teachers Day on the 3rd, National Nurses Day on the 6th, and Armed Forces Day on the 21st. These 3 service professions are always deserving of praise. May is also the month that we appreciate our mothers, that is on the 8ththis year. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and the dads who have had to be both. Memorial Day is May 30th. Take a moment to honor and remember all those in the Armed Forces that made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for us while serving. We would also like to congratulate and ask that everyone else does too, the graduates from Mio and Fairview Schools. The last couple years have been very challenging for them, but with determination they stood strong and did what it took to get to graduation.
The food drops happening this month are CSFP (senior cheese box) on May 17th from 10:00 to11:00 at the fairgrounds. Also happening on May 17th from 8:00 to 11:00 is the quarterly TEFAP food box, this drop happens at the Senior Center. Then there is the Together We Can food drop, which is on May 19th, from 11:30 to 2:30 at the fairgrounds. Reminder, if they run out of food they will be gone before 2:30, and you will need your ID and banana box if you have one. The Council’s monthly Board meeting will be on May 9th at 9am. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Our exercise classes are still happening on Tuesdays at 10:30. We would like to start up one afternoon a week with some Bingo, Euchre, or other card or board games you might like to come to the Senior Center to play. Give us a call if you are interested. We are also working on choosing some days this month for craft making. We will send word to the paper and post them on our Facebook page as soon as they are confirmed.
The Full Moon for May will be bright and beautiful on the 16th. There is always at least one thing to be grateful for daily. Have a marvelous month and keep up those daily smiles! Please, remember to pass one on to brighten someone else’s day too. A kind gesture goes along way. We are all struggling with something.
Suzanne Barker is the Director of the Oscoda County Council on Aging. To contact her please call 989-826-3025.