GIVE A SENIOR A SEAT!

Seated Senior

Seated Senior

When I was growing up, my parents taught me that I should always give up my seat for our Senior Citizens.  As a sign of respect and admiration, it was the least I could do to show my elders that I appreciate all they have accomplished in their lives and for our shared community.  

Here is your chance to show a Senior Citizen how much you appreciate them!  For only $25, you can sponsor a new chair for a Senior Citizen at our center, and prove once and for all those lessons you learned in your youth actually sunk in!  Feel free to sponsor more than one in honor of a Senior Citizen that has made a difference in your life!

GIVE A SENIOR A SEAT NOW!!!


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Happy Fall Y’all!

Happy Fall Y'all

Happy Fall Y'all

We thought we would get in the Fall Spirit by hitting the farm for a good Ol’ Fashion Hay Ride and Picnic, because nothing is more fun than a day outside!  Here are some pics for you enjoy.  And, here’s a huge thanks to Jerry Rankin for his hospitality!!!  As always, come visit us any time at 569 Jean Drive in Danville and just maybe you’ll have a little fun with us!

It’s a Dog’s Life….

Beau Playing

Beau Playing     Sleeping Beau

Many of you have been asking about Beauregard and how he is doing.  I am happy to report that he is doing just great!  Beau has been coming to the center with me every day, and though he spends most of his time asleep under my desk (he is still a baby, after all….) he is already bringing lots of smiles and enjoyment to everyone he meets.  We have been going to class together, and are both learning many new things on our journey towards being a therapy dog.  When we visit with our members, Beau walks around from person to person, gladly accepting pats on the head and scratches behind his floppy little ears.  We joke around and say he thinks he is people, and if I am not careful he may just wind up running the whole place!  If you are excited about what we are doing with Beauregard and would like to contribute to his ongoing training, you may do so by donating here:

Any donation is helpful, and I know our seniors would certainly appreciate it too.  If it helps, I can bring Beau by to lick your face and beg shamelessly.  He’s not above that….

As always, follow us on FACEBOOK to stay up to date with our shenanigans!

Thanks to Super Clean Carpets!

Super Clean Carpets

What a great community we live in!  Yesterday I got a phone call from Don and Daniel Mudge at Super Clean Carpets, wanting to know if we would like to have any of our carpets cleaned.  Don explained that they had an opening on Tuesday and would like to come out and donate their time and service to the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens!  This morning, Daniel arrived with another helper and the two of them went through our entire building to professionally clean the carpets for the seniors.  I am so grateful to them for their willingness to help, and for them to offer their service out of the blue was such a kind and caring gesture.  People like the Mudges at Super Clean Carpets are what make this such a wonderful place to live.  Thanks again guys, and all of you out there make sure you call Super Clean Carpets at *859) 236-4061 for all your floor care needs!

And make sure you are following us on FACEBOOK too so you don’t miss out!

Movie Day!

Danville Cinemas 8

Guerrant Real Estate

Special Thanks to Evelyn Page at GUERRANT REAL ESTATE for sponsoring our Adult Day Health Clients’ trip to the movies and Melton’s Deli on Tuesday!  To learn more about GUERRANT REAL ESTATE just click the name to go to their website or CLICK HERE for the their Facebook feed.  Also, feel free to follow MELTON’S GREAT AMERICAN DELI and DANVILLE CINEMAS 8 as well.  Thanks to these three local businesses for taking an interest in our center and what we do for our clients.  Now, go get some lunch, watch a movie, and buy a house!

As always, follow us on FACEBOOK to see what we are up to, and have a great day!

Melton's Deli                                Danville Cinemas 8

 

Our Seniors Made Easter Baskets for WTCDC!

baskets

baskets

Always a festive bunch, our seniors at the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center decided to make some Easter Baskets to be delivered to the children at the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center!  They had a ball putting the baskets together, and I am sure a piece or two of candy went missing in the process…..  We loaded up the bus this morning with a small group of members and headed over the deliver the baskets to the excited kids.  We were met at the door by the Easter Bunny himself, and enjoyed seeing the delight on the faces of the little ones.  It was hard to tell who had more fun though.  I think our wonderful seniors enjoyed it more!  Below are some pictures for you to enjoy.  You can click on WTCDC here or above to go to their website, or check them on on FACEBOOK here.

Don’t forget to come see us on FACEBOOK either, where you can follow our page and see what adventures are still to come.  Happy Easter everyone!

Hi! I’m Beauregard, The New Therapy Puppy!

Beauregard

This is Beauregard, the latest addition to the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center Family!  He is an English Setter who will soon be beginning his training to be a Certified Therapy Dog.  Beau will have one big job here at the Center, and he is already proving he knows how to do it well by bringing joyful smiles to the faces of the everyone he has met so far.  Once he finishes his training, Beau will make a difference in the lives of our members here by showing them unconditional love and acceptance.

Beau comes to us from Flanagan Springs Kennel, where we had a chance to meet his parents and even his grandmother!  They all had a wonderful demeanor about them and if the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, then Beauregard is well on his way to being a great addition to our staff.  A big thanks to Susan for all her help in selecting the right puppy for our seniors is in order too, so thanks Susan!

Having Beauregard here to be a friend to our seniors is something our board is very excited to announce.  Of course, you animal lovers out there know that having a furry friend is very rewarding, but it is not cheap!  We are gladly accepting donations from the community to help us care for Beau just like we do our members, so if you would like to donate to the cause, you can do so by going to our PayPal Donation site by clicking here:



 

As always, feel free to call me or any of our staff with questions at (859) 236-2070 and follow us on FACEBOOK to see what’s next!

Exercise Anyone?

hiking

hiking

Now that Spring has Sprung, people are starting to think about getting out of doors and doing some exercising.  Getting up and moving is essential to the overall health and well-being of our Seniors, and let’s face it….. being a little more active sure wouldn’t hurt the rest of us either!  There are lots of ways to stay active.  Walking is a really simple and easy thing to do, and other cardio activities like biking, hiking, jogging, and swimming can be effective ways to get some exercise.  Like to garden?  Well, that counts too!  And if you need help finding some extra yard work, feel free to call me….. I will gladly accept volunteers for mowing my own yard!  No matter what you do, HERE ARE SOME TIPS for exercising that hopefully you may find useful.

As always, feel free to call me or any of our staff with questions at (859) 236-2070 and follow us on FACEBOOK to see what’s next!

Senior Citizens Center Makes The Advocate Messenger!

Fiscal Court
Fiscal Court

Photo Courtesy: Pam Wright/pwright3@centralkynews.com

Here is a heartfelt THANK YOU to Pam Wright at the Advocate Messenger for such a wonderful article about the Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens Center!  CLICK HERE to go directly to their website to read about us.  We are so excited to serve the Senior Citizens of this county, and are always looking for ways to better ourselves, so don’t ever hesitate to call us at (859) 236-2070 or visit our website or FACEBOOK page and let us know how we are doing!

 

Healing Power Of Pets

Sleeping Dog

Sleeping Dog

There are lots of studies out there that show that bringing living things in to your life can offer a variety of benefits.  One easy way to do that is to find a furry friend like this fella here.  Pets can offer more than just companionship.  They provide love and affection to their owner, and having an animal depend on you can help keep you active and healthy.  The simple act of petting a dog or cat is shown to lower heart rate and provide other calming effects.  HERE is a great article on the healing power of pets, especially as it relates to seniors.

Throw this ol’ dog a bone here and follow us on FACEBOOK to see what we are up to next!