Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Sauk Village Senior Committee Report - November 8, 2016

Sauk Village Senior Committee Report

November 8, 2016

Thank you committee members, volunteers and all participants for making the 13th Annual Senior Spaghetti Dinner a huge success.  As usual the line dancing led by Flora Haynes and wonderful entertainment by The Morgan Family were great.  There were many winners for door prizes, special raffle and 50/50 with additional prizes (mostly donated by the committee). 

Congratulations to all the winners, especially long-time resident Linda Dykas winning the 50/50 prize.  Kudos to our kitchen volunteers Chef Steve Shympkus, Sharon Nowak, Rose Ketcham, and Chris Turner. Unfortunately, we missed the November Sauk Talk dead-line, however, the January issue will include detailed credits and information.

Reminder, Bloom Township Senior Community Lunch Program is next Tuesday, November 15th at  the Serbian Social Center in Lansing.  An annual collection of non-perishable food items will be taken that day for the township food pantry.  If you do not drive or don’t wish to drive to the luncheon, the township bus is available that day at no charge.  You must call (708) 754-8200 a couple of days prior to the luncheon to make the arrangement.  Tickets for the December event will be sold at the luncheon.

Medicare part "D" open enrollment began October 15th and ends December 7th with changes effective this coming January 1, 2017.  New enrollees for the first time or you can switch to a more suitable plan.  Since there are a great variety of Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), help is available FREE at the Bloom Township office (708) 754-9400 ext. 7270), South Suburban Senior Services (708-596-2222), or the Medicare website ’plan finder’ – visit  Scammers are also using this time targeting seniors, so please Be Careful.

All senior citizens (50+ years), regardless of residency are welcome to attend the every Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m. Senior Open Activity.  Bottled water and light refreshments are available.  ‘Rummikub’ tile game is very popular with the attendees.  However, we have other games available or you made bring your own game or craft. 

The next Saturday Open Activity with appetizers and finger type food is on November 19th at 5:00 p.m.  Doors will be opened at 4:00 p.m.  If you wish to sign-up to bring a dish see the committees event coordinators Steve Shymkus or Frank Williams.

The next Senior Committee meeting will be this Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.