Hello Members and Friends
I hope your new year has started out nicely and that you are all enjoying good health. I want to share some Center updates with you so you will know what has been happening.
Yesterday I visited our member artists who continue to get together to paint, visit and help one another with their projects. They meet on Mondays from 10:00 to 12:00 over at the Brewer Congregational Church. The church pastor has even joined the group! They continue to do amazing work and it is so great to see the support and love they have for each other. I took a few pictures that you can view on our website.
I also visited our Cribbage players at Brewer Housing Authority where they are as lively and fun loving as ever. They meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 until about 3:20. Linda, a photographer with the BDN was on hand to take some great pictures (I got a few too) and to ask the members how they were doing. I think there will be some video clips on the BDN website you can check out.
The bingo and some other game and card players continue to meet at Miller Square a few days a week where the residents of Miller Square are able to join in if they wish. I hope to visit with them again soon but have heard the fun continues!
I have had several inquiries asking if the Hammond Street Senior Center has joined together with the Y. The answer is, no we have not. The Y is a separate organization that kindly offered our members a free two- month trial membership when we closed the Center. I think the confusion is due to the fact that several Center members joined the Y and are now working at putting together a few additional programs for the Y at the Isaac Farrar Mansion.
I have had meetings with many of the other agencies and organizations who specialize in senior services. Eastern Agency on Aging, University of Maine Center on Aging, AARP and Seniors Without Walls all agree that we need to work together as much as possible and whenever possible as we continue to address the needs and concerns of the Greater Bangor Area seniors.
I have been busy getting some Grants out for consideration as well as working on more to be submitted soon. Sponsor Letters continue to be mailed. We received a lovely donation this month from Eaton Peabody Foundation as well as a few member donations. This is all very helpful in our quest to secure the necessary funding to support our plan to re-locate this coming July.
Please share your ideas, thoughts and suggestions. Our membership continues to express their desire to once again be together under one roof!
Our Mission is to serve the social, intellectual and physical well-being of individuals age fifty five years and older who live in the greater Bangor region.
Hammond Street Senior Center offers members a beautiful multi-purpose facility where friendships are established, health is maintained, creativity is nurtured, interests are perused and new skills are enhanced through programs, social activities and diverse educational courses. We are proud to be a resource and advocate for healthy aging by providing access to engaging programs, exciting activities and meaningful involvement within this organization and across our broader communities.
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