Breakfast Program Receives Walmart Grant

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Shawnee Senior Center received a grant for $32,950 from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to fight hunger.  The grant will be used to add more nutritional food to the breakfast menu and for dedicated staff for meal preparation, shopping, etc.

Kas Murdock, the Breakfast Coordinator, will now have Melissa Dethrow as an assistant to help her with the meals, prep, clean up and shopping.  Kas has been making meals for three years now. Shawnee Milling Company  has been providing flour and gravy mix since the program began.  Kas’ daughter, Karen Trevino, uses the flour to make homemade biscuits  and bread (OMG – amazing!!).

We are so grateful to Shawnee Milling, and now Walmart Foundation for their commitment to fighting hunger among our seniors.

Thank you, Walmart Foundation and Shawnee Milling Company!

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Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am.
Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:30-9:30am.

Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide daily social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. HOWEVER – many of our activities are open to the public and we hope you will join us!

We meet our goals by offering: crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, aerobics, Tai Chi, Enhance Fitness, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held twice weekly.

Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Foot Clinic. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining – as well as assistance to those seeking others supportive services.

On first Tuesdays, you can get your blood pressure checked and enjoy a homemade cookie!!
On first Tuesdays, you can get your blood pressure checked and enjoy a homemade cookie!!

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On first Tuesdays, you can get your blood pressure checked and enjoy a homemade cookie!!
On first Tuesdays, you can get your blood pressure checked and enjoy a homemade cookie!!

Boots & Beading - Woodcarvers

Louisa and Bill Christie met here at the Shawnee Senior Center and married a short time later.
Louisa and Bill Christie met here at the Shawnee Senior Center and married a short time later.
We take nothing for granted and end each C&W afternoon with the gospel song "Fly Away".... then we all meet again!
We take nothing for granted and end each C&W afternoon with the gospel song “Fly Away”…. then we all meet again!

Canes & Statues - Woodcarvers

Storytime Band  C&W music & dancing

We offer Tai Chi classes onsite Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 8:30-9:30am.  We also offer classes in Asher & Meeker as a part of our Health Promotions Grant thru COEDD-AAA and Avedis Foundation.
We offer Tai Chi classes onsite Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 8:30-9:30am. We also offer classes in Asher & Meeker as a part of our Health Promotions Grant thru COEDD-AAA and Avedis Foundation.
Our class is growing with persons of all levels of fitness participating.  Chairs can be implemented for students in need of additional support.  If that's you - you're not alone! Come join us!
Our class is growing with persons of all levels of fitness participating. Chairs can be implemented for students in need of additional support. If that’s you – you’re not alone! Come join us!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm, the Storytime Band kicks out some amazing C&W tunes.  There's always room for more dancers!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:30pm, the Storytime Band kicks out some amazing C&W tunes. There’s always room for more dancers!
Cecil was one of Shawnee's formidably focused volunteers!  Many organizations were recipients of his kind generosity.  Husband, Father, Soldier, Author, Politician, Volunteer - Cecil was a WWII survivor with so many stories to tell.
Cecil was one of Shawnee’s formidably focused volunteers! Many organizations were recipients of his kind generosity. Husband, Father, Soldier, Author, Politician, Volunteer – Cecil was a WWII survivor with so many stories to tell.
First Tuesdays are the best - with Diamond K Kiwanis members holding their monthly bake sale.  All home-baked goodies.  Yummy!!!
First Tuesdays are the best – with Diamond K Kiwanis members holding their monthly bake sale. All home-baked goodies. Yummy!!!
Tammy schedules appointments monthly for seniors who would like to receive massages on-site.
Tammy schedules appointments monthly for seniors who would like to receive massages on-site.
Our reception desk is staffed with volunteers  who work morning or afternoon shifts. We are so lucky to have this wonderful group of people.
Our reception desk is staffed with volunteers who work morning or afternoon shifts. We are so lucky to have this wonderful group of people.
Most of our participants are Veterans or were married to one.  We have over 200 photos on our Veterans Wall.  People who come here and relatives share a space of honor in this building.
Most of our participants are Veterans or were married to one. We have over 200 photos on our Veterans Wall. People who come here and relatives share a space of honor in this building.
We do an annual Health-related Fair aka Expo to highlight offerings available in Shawnee.
We do an annual Health-related Fair aka Expo to highlight offerings available in Shawnee.
From Home Health, Fitness classes, Nutrition, Skin Care, and products - it's all here!
From Home Health, Fitness classes, Nutrition, Skin Care, and products – it’s all here!

Christmas at Shawnee Senior Center

Ruth held the winning ticket for this beautiful handmade quilt donated by Donna Thorpe and Holly Thorpe-Gordon
Ruth held the winning ticket for this beautiful handmade quilt donated by Donna Thorpe and Holly Thorpe-Gordon

Hello Folsum - I'm Johnny Cash - Woodcarvers

We frequently offer educational or entertaining programs for our participants to enjoy.  Every once in a while we even throw in a politician just to see what they're doing for seniors!
We frequently offer educational or entertaining programs for our participants to enjoy. Every once in a while we even throw in a politician just to see what they’re doing for seniors!
Supports our Health Promotion Program
Supports our Health Promotion Program
Area Agency on Aging is our primary funder for our Senior Fitness Program thru a Health Promotion grant.
Area Agency on Aging is our primary funder for our Senior Fitness Program thru a Health Promotion grant.
Shawnee Mills provides their famous "Peppered Gravy" mix and flour for homemade biscuits made by Karen Trevino.  Yummm! Yummm!
Shawnee Mills provides their famous “Peppered Gravy” mix and flour for homemade biscuits made by Karen Trevino. Yummm! Yummm!
You haven't lived until you've had a massage from Tammy Cotton.
You haven’t lived until you’ve had a massage from Tammy Cotton.
We are frequently gifted with an assortment of donuts from Ma Beasley's Daylight Donuts in Tecumseh.  Cake, glazed, chocolate, sprinkles, coconut topped, donut holes... you name it!
We are frequently gifted with an assortment of donuts from Ma Beasley’s Daylight Donuts in Tecumseh. Cake, glazed, chocolate, sprinkles, coconut topped, donut holes… you name it!

Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. To meet those goals we offer crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, line dancing, aerobics, yoga, bridge, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held 10 times a month. Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Diabetic Foot Clinic, direction to a wide offering of other services. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining.