, director of the Fair Park Senior Citizens Center here in Cumberland County
and a front-runner statewide in Senior Citizens issues for years , says the district games have been going on for the past couple of weeks.The games , played in several counties , feature track and field at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville ; shuffleboard in Sparta ; golf at Deer Creek here in Crossville
; tennis out at Fairfield Glade and bowling both here and in Cookeville.This year , Houston
says , 284 seniors are participating in those district games with winners advancing to the state and state winners gaining an opportunity to compete in the national games that will be held next year in Baton Rouge , LA..
We must remember , Houston
says , how vital our seniors are to us , particularly here in Cumberland County , where 48 percent of our population is above 60 years old ( that is compared to a statewide average of only 8 percent ).They still have many , many things to offer to our community..
Saturday will find senior citizens milling around the Bluegrass Festival.Houston
says the festival is planned for noon until 8 p.m. down at the Fair Park Senior Citizens Center.Other May celebration events include an intergenerational camp at Camp Nakanawa on May 23-24.Seniors will be working with kids on arts and crafts as well as joining them in sack races and other games.The intergenerational camp will end with a bonfire , hayride and cook-out.
Regular monthly activities include veggie bingo , crochet class , Tai Chi class , weaving , dulcimer class , surprise bingo , craft class , pinochle group , bridge group , line dancing , watercolors and acrylics class.
If you need more information , just give Peggy
staff a call at 484-7416.They will even give you a ride to the center if you don't have transportation and can't drive.The center also offers hot meals on site.Hum , sounds good to me..Now , just how many more years until I can go.
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