It's not all fun and games at the Delta Senior Center. Two of our volunteers, Joe and Cheryl, are shown helping staple the monthly calendar and menu sheets together for distribution.
Pickleball is more popular than ever. Here are some photos of the players in action.
The Senior Center was awash in green for St Patrick's Day!
March 14th or 3.14 is Pi or 𝞹 Day. Some of our members returned to the kitchen this year in honor of Pi day and baked some beautiful, and delicious, pies.
Erica Groom presented a "Sheep to Shawl" demonstration. She brought in wool from her sheep and the necessary tools to show how to convert the wool into yarn.
Stained Glass was the latest project. Karen from the White Owl Workshop brought pre-cut glass pieces, along with all the other supplies, to make one of three projects. This was a little trickier than most projects but was a lot of fun and everyone was very happy with their finished pieces.
One of the March crafts was decorating stools with mosaic chips. Karen from the White Owl Workshop lead the craft and kindly provided all materials.
Our members have started playing a new card game called 500. It is not the 500 Rummy you may think but a totally different game. Stop in and give it a try.
On Valentine's Day a few employees of Excelon came to the center and provided breakfast for our members. There was also a talented young man playing music. It was a very nice, well attended, event.
Thank you Excelon and your kind employees.
Erika Groom stopped by the Senior Center and gave a demonstration of Needle Felting. It is an interesting process for using a barbed needle to force yarn through a base to create 2 or 3 dimensional art
The theme for January's Afternoon Tea was "Vintage Fashion". Along with wearing some Vintage Fashion there were some vintage items brought for display.
World War II veteran Bob Kemp gave a presentation at the Delta Senior Center about his personal experiences serving in the U.S. Navy in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Theaters. His presentation was interesting, informative, and sometimes emotional. Thank you for your service Bob.
The Theatre Arts For Everyone troupe came to the Senior Center and performed their play "Mystery at Senior Manor". Over 60 members of the Delta Senior Center were in attendance to appreciate the show
Karen from the White Owl Workshop came by and coached some members on painting a wall hanging with a winter cardinal theme. If we say so ourselves these are some nice looking scenes.
If you are a member of the Delta Senior Center and would like to give bowling a try feel free to join this group of regular bowlers. We bowl on Fridays at 1 PM at the Lion Bowling Center in Red Lion. It costs $7.50 for 3 games with shoe rental included. It's a "No Judgement Zone" so we don't care if someone gets 2 pins or 200. We're there for some fun and a little exercise.
This year's annual Christmas party attendees were filled with the Christmas spirit while playing Bingo, being entertained by puppeteer Jack Foreaker, and having a nice turkey lunch. Many thanks to Excelon for footing the bill for the party and Klein's ShopRite for supplying the Danishes. Many thanks also to everyone who helped set-up, helped in the kitchen, and our Elf Cameron Ingool, who stopped by from Model A Fitness
The Delta Senior Center Book Club enjoyed tea at the Tea Trolley for their December meeting. MANY thanks and blessings to the anonymous benefactor who paid for our wonderful tea.
Karen from the White Owl Workshop stopped by the Delta Senior Center to lead a wreath making craft session.
Here are the nice little results of an early December craft. Our members were making Angels!
Even on a rainy day the Annual Christmas Fair was filled with people coming to shop at the dozens of vendors, bid on the many Silent Auction displays, and take chances on the Basket Raffles. Thanks to all who took part. Also, our special thanks to our many sponsors, those who donated items for the baskets and auctions, and the many volunteers who helped with the event
The theme for the November 28th Tea Party was Everything Pumpkin Food. The goodies included Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Mini-Cheesecakes. Of course, being a tea, there were some nice hats!
The assembly line of ladies preparing lunches. The faces may occasionally change but the spirit is always the same
Karen from the White Owl Workshop came by to lead the flip side of an earlier craft project. The planks that were painted for Halloween were "flipped over" and painted with Snowmen offering "Warm Winter Wishes"
The Craft with Sabrina this month was making Thanksgiving garden flags. No two were the same!
Here is a line up of this month's flower arrangements along with some other crafts made at Delta Senior Center
Carole led this craft project to make Scarecrow luminaries
On Tuesday October 25th members of the Delta Senior Center took a "Field Trip" and visited the Fiore Winery for some wine tasting and good conversation.
Karen from the White Owl Workshop came to the Delta Senior Center with another craft project. She provided some nice planks that were painted with a Halloween theme.
The Craft With Sabrina this month was a two part craft. First some cement was mixed and everyone filled nylon stockings with the mix, wrapped rubber bands around them, and made pumpkins. Small forms were made from 2 liter bottles and filled with cement as well. The next week these were stripped and painted as pumpkins, frogs, and one flower for good measure.
Karen from the White Owl Workshop stopped by again. This time for a flower urn Arrangement
This is one of the finished products
The White Owl Workshop stopped by to lead a wreath making session.
On August 10th the Mason Dixon Lions Club held their annual Picnic Lunch for the Delta Senior Center. The lunch was very well attended and much appreciated.
Along with the lunch the Lions Club donated a new Bench for the front of the center.
Thank you Mason Dixon Lions Club!!!!!
Some of the ladies made and paraded their Easter Bonnets for the enjoyment of the after lunch bunch. Due to a glitch I lost some close-ups and apologize.
A thank you for Penny
Linda presents Penny with a quilted wall hanging as a thank you for leading the Line Dance Classes
Decoupage was the craft this time. What started as plain glass jars ended up as nicely decorated holders for a small electric light. A nice little nick-knack for Valentine's Day
Call it Needlecraft, Handcraft, or Knit and Crochet these ladies enjoy getting together to work on their projects
Penny's line dance class
Learn some moves and get some exercise too!
The Delta Senior Center Christmas Party was held on December 14th. The group was entertained with Holiday Music by Patrick. Dee was selling her delicious candies in the activity room and there was a table of gift bags for the attendees.
The annual Christmas Fair was held on December 4th and it was nice to see so much enthusiasm and support. Thanks to everyone who worked on the fair, to the vendors, and to all the people who came to the fair and supported the event.
One of our members donated some plywood and another donated some time and we ended up with birdhouses to paint. We had quite the variety of finished products!
Light exercise class has started again.
Here are a few photos of Denise leading the group
The photographs below were all taken prior to the Senior Center's closing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When the Delta Senior Center is permitted to resume activities we will start posting new photos. Please check back
Our members volunteered their time in March to string beads and make "Bracelets for Ben's Wish". The bracelets become part of a kit donated to parents who have lost a small child to help ease their loss. Thank you for your kindness in helping with this worthwhile project.
Penny, front and center, leads a line dance class at the Delta Senior Center. Not only does this group enjoy their dancing but they are getting quite a workout too!
An all day "Sew Day" was organized by Mary, who as you can see was "pressed" into extra duty. The Sew For Vets group was making items to give the Vets at one of the local Veteran Homes and another part of the day was spent making sewing machine mats, which makes the work easier for those doing the sewing.
The Block of the Month is a quilting project where every month a different block of a quilt is made. The photo below is an example of what the finished quilts will resemble. The finished quilts will vary depending on the fabrics and designs each quilters chooses. We will try to update this section as the project progresses.
When you hear "Straw Weaving" you may think of weaving straw from a broom but no, this Straw Weaving project used drinking straws.
While "Dining with Susan" the group learned to make Whiskey Balls. They also got to enjoy their creations after they finished.
Fittingly, January's craft was a Snowman. These were a different style than December's.
Pickleball is a very active sport enjoyed at the Delta Senior Center. I apologize if some of the photos are blurry but this is a very robust activity and the participants are moving a lot! Imagine indoor tennis with a heavy Wiffle ball and wood paddles and you have Pickleball.
The folks you see below are taking part in the Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge. It's one of the quicker activities but loads of fun. Each player gets 10 puzzle pieces to put together, then, when they are done, they are allowed to put their finished set in the middle and help others in their group to finish the full puzzle. I think this was a tie!
For the last game of the NFL season there was a party to watch the Ravens/Steelers rivalry. It was a good time no matter who you were cheering for!
The December Craft project was creating Snowmen.
The annual Christmas Party was held on December 19th. The event was well attended with a puppet show from Puppet and Story Works to open the festivities and with the Elves from Drayer Therapy giving out the gifts and leading serving the meal. Thanks to all who helped set up, helped during, and helped with the clean up.
The house was packed
Dottie with Luke Warmwater
Steve tells a story about an old Amish couple
The Big Sad Wolf and Red cuddle
Hugs were given as well as gifts
Steve welcomes the crowd
Dottie and Red Riding Hood
Steve and Dottie with Clarence and Viola Lovejoy
The Elves from Drayer Therapy
I guess the good boys got to sit on the elf's lap!
The Senior Center was swarming with sweaters on December 13th! While some call it an "Ugly Sweater" Contest many were far from ugly and showed some real creativity. The nice young ladies from Drayer Therapy were there to judge the sweaters and hand out prizes.
The Drayer "Grinches" and their trusty pooch Max were the judges
The Annual Christmas Fair was held December 7th this year. As usual the day starts with a Pancake Breakfast. There were plenty of vendors selling not only Christmas items but a wide variety other items as well. The day ended with the popular Basket Raffle.
On October 31st we held our annual Halloween Party. The day starts with volunteers filling bags for the children who attend the Halloween party at the Delta/Cardiff VFC. Then we start our festivities. It is a full morning with the Ghost Ring Toss, a Cake Walk, Pumpkin Bowling, Readings by the Creative Writing group, Pumpkin Painting, and Cockroach Racing (they aren't real cockroaches!). After all that the finale is the Costume Parade then lunch. We also want to thank the young ladies from Drayer Physical Therapy for volunteering their time to help out.
Filling gift bags for the kids
Lora was our Master of Ceremonies
Richard reads one of his ghost stories
The Costume Parade!!
And the winners are!!!!!
left to right
Scariest, Best, Sexiest, Funniest, Most Original
Last but not least thanks to
Amanda, Brittany, and Jessie
from Drayer Physical Therapy for donating their time
On October 5th 2019 the Delta Senior Center held its Fall Yard Sale. Many volunteers make this event a popular fundraiser for the Senior Center. Thanks to all the volunteers and the customers who help support the Delta Senior Center!
These ladies, Jane (L), Virginia (C), and Judy (R) donate untold hours sorting, pricing, and preparing all the donations.
Friday morning volunteers put out the items for sale
Halloween items were popular
The early birds are lined up to go inside and the outdoor sale is already going.