Year in Review 2015: Point Roberts Seniors Association

By Rita Worth

The Point Roberts Senior Association welcomed new coordinator Margarita Trifonova early this year. She brings cheer, smiles and enthusiasm to our group. Our thanks and good wishes go to retiring coordinator Margaret Knowles for years of effort and patience working with the seniors.

In the spring, we celebrated International Women’s Day. Female members were given a flower and an inspiring poem. At an Easter lunch many of the women were decked out in colorful, fashionable hats. Esther Rosenthal, pianist, and Alan Marter, tenor, entertained the delighted group with music only professionals could bring.

Throughout the year we offered programs addressing health. Whatcom County Council on Aging spoke and brought literature on relevant topics. The Point Roberts firefighters regularly provided blood pressure testing, often cautioning about the amount of coffee consumed. They also generously provided funds monthly to support the coffee kitty.

A few fundraising activities continued including white elephant raffles and a food booth at the holiday crafters fair. A $10 membership fee along with the fundraising kept the senior lunch stocked with paper goods and kitchen, china and cutlery replacements. A healthy reserve fund recently purchased a new table and chairs for use at the community center. Additionally, the seniors contributed to the successful community fundraising blocking the radio towers.

Please join the friendly group for lunch Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. Come earlier for pool, conversation and your cup of coffee and stay on and see if there’s a card game to join.

Our 60–80 members, ages 60–103, enjoy good food and conversation and welcome Canadian and American seniors as visitors and members.

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