Special to the Reporter

Jim Gearhart, Betty Black and Mary Baker celebrated their March birthdays with us last week. Margie Hartsfield is with us every fourth Wednesday for the birthday party from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. singing and playing the keyboard. We had a special treat when Kaloni Morrissette entertained us with his balloon art.

We would like to thank the Glen Rose Discount Drug for the lovely plate they gave the Citizens Center. We are collecting items for bingo games played on Fridays. The items need to be new, inexpensive and for either a man or woman.

AARP tax service representatives are still available on Wednesdays through April 7 for free tax preparation. You do not have to be a senior citizen, but you do need to call the center to schedule an appointment with one of the representatives.

There are several ladies participating in a newly formed exercise class that focuses on reducing falls. The majority felt that by the end of the second week they noticed a marked change in their stability.

Alice Lance, our volunteer leader for the class, has since added another day of exercise for the girls.  If interest continues we will be happy to add more classes.  Some of the ladies have the exercise class in the morning, then after lunch they follow it up with the Wii games.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 897-2139.

Join us on April 20, the third Tuesday of the month, for bluegrass and gospel music. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish and join us for a meal at 7 p.m.

We’d like to invite all seniors to join us on Thursday, April 1, for our annual Easter egg hunt at the Citizens Center. The center will be closed on Friday, April 2,  for the Easter holiday. We will re-open on Monday as usual.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning April 5: Wii games and exercise on Monday; needlework, ceramics and hearing screening on Tuesday; AARP tax service, Palo Pinto Utility Assistance, 42 tournament, Clark Cole on Wednesday; exercise and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday. Besides the scheduled activities, there are “42” games, puzzles, quilting and visiting going on every day.  Come join us.

Don’t forget to visit our Web site at www.glenrosesccoa.com for menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures.

Menus for the week:

April 5 - Pork chop, hominy casserole, spinach, cornbread, Cajun cake, milk

April 6 - Taco soup, tossed salad, cornbread, Jello/fruit, milk

April 7 - Country fried chicken w/gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas, roll, oatmeal cake, milk

April 8 - Meatloaf, cheese potatoes, Mexi-corn, roll, key lime pie, milk

April 9 - Catfish, pinto beans, coleslaw, cookies, milk