Hello to everyone from all of us at the Ermine Center.
Well, the leaves are starting to turn so fall is right around the corner, but all of us at the Ermine Center have really enjoyed our summer.
We really enjoyed our trip to Little Shepherd Trail, seeing a large black bear and two deer. We had a delicious lunch, but just being with our friends is the best part. We went on a hike, took pictures and some of us walked across the rock wall. It was a beautiful day.
We also got to go to Breaks of the Mountain. We saw a deer and Lizzie M. Wright almost petted it. It wasn’t scared of her. It sure was pretty.
Some of the seniors on the back of the bus saw a large snake about five feet long across the side road, but it was gone before we got turned around.
We met a couple traveling on bicycle from Oregon, but the interesting thing about it was the back passenger was blind. They were best friends and the blind guy wanted to see the world through his friend’s eyes. Also traveling ahead was his wife, keeping a check on both of them.
The Ermine seniors enjoyed a picnic at Fishpond Lake. We played cornhole and Rook and sang some songs. Judith Vermillion and Juanita Banks walked around the lake ( three miles). Way to go, girls.
Thanks to everyone that helped get everything together and cleaned up after the picnic. It was appreciated .
The Ermine seniors also visited Natural Bridge State Park. It was a beautiful day. Some rode the skylift up to Natural Bridge and walked out on it. We had lunch at the lodge.
We really enjoyed being with the other centers. Hemphill and Jenkins were also there. Our seniors enjoyed getting to visit each other.
We will be going to Hazard Oct. 22 at the National Guard Armory to Elder Abuse Awareness Fun Day. Remember elder abuse. There is no excuse. You can report it at 1-877-597-2331. We will be having lunch, a cakewalk and a Halloween contest, and will get lots of helpful information.
We had a very exciting day on Oct. 15. We went to Hazard Community and Technical College for a health fair. We got a lot of healthful information, blood pressure checks, flu shots, canes and food samples.
Dewey Bradley won a cooler, James Hall won a orange elk shirt, Martha Bates won a carrying bag, and Linda Sturgill won a pot of mums.
All the center had lunch at Ponderosa, where we donated 20 percent to Elder Abuse Awareness.
On Oct. 28, we will be going to the Hemphill Center for a Halloween party. They will be playing Bingo and holding a dress-up contest. Lunch will be a 11 a.m. Everyone 60 or older, come out and be with us.
We still have a Scrabble contest going on at the Ermine Center. Lloyd Mullins is still in the lead with the wins. Betty Pike has been under the weather, but she is going for a win.
So if you are 60 or older, come out and be with us at our center. We serve lunch at 11 a.m., play Bingo each Tuesday, and have puzzles, Scrabble, Rook and quilting each day.
Until next time, be safe and have a great week.