North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

Seniors

October 3, 2008

Thanks to council members for Patriot Day support

Kimberly Seniors by Jody Newman

The North Jefferson News




Kimberly seniors, you are wonderful!

God continues to use you as His instruments to make the Kimberly Senior Center a great place for us to be. We all are affected by the economy but, even with high gas prices and the possible loss of retirement and/or investment accounts, we come together Monday through Friday with smiles and affection for each other to have a good time.

A big thanks to our next mayor, Ralph Lindsey, and new council member, Donna Cude, for their inspiring program on Patriot Day. We sang with great gusto the beautiful patriotic songs that we’ve known all of our lives. I believe each of us left the center feeling pride for our country and thankful for all of our men and women who have served us in the Armed Services and preserved our freedom.

We’re just liable to try anything at our center — if it’s not illegal or immoral — to have some fun. Recently we had Carl Statum visit us to lead us in karaoke. Carl did a great job, but our talent must lie in other areas. The few of us who sang ran off the ones who didn’t sing. Practice may make perfect, but I don’t think any of us will live long enough to get this karaoke thing right.

Dr. Karen Heaton and her nurses continue to come every couple of weeks to educate us on a different topic and her nurses interact with us seniors. Early on we had a problem with several of our men seniors “falling out” as if to need mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but we learned very quickly the pretty nurses were the reason for this new syndrome that afflicted our facility. Needless to say, the new rule is “No mouth-to-mouth from pretty nurses at the Kimberly Senior Center.”

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