Senior Center is hive of activity

Seniors at the Open House enjoyed entertainment by the CAHS Chorale.

Seniors at the Open House enjoyed entertainment by the CAHS Chorale.

FLINT TWP. — To showcase all it has to offer and attract new members, the Flint Township/Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center, 2071 S. Graham Road, hosted an Open House on March 23.

Refreshments, demonstrations, information, music and prizes were part of the event.

The Carman-Ainsworth Chorale singers and Band provided entertainment and Tim Horton’s on Linden Road donated donuts.

“It was a huge success,” said Pam Luna, center director. “A lot of seniors in our community came out to support the center and we were able to show the new members all we have to offer in programs for them. It was great.”

Jointly operated by Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools and the Charter Township of Flint, the senior center provides a variety of activities and services to senior residents, funded by the Genesee County Senior Millage.

A Euchre Tournament is coming up on April 15 at the center and a trip is being planned to shop at the Flint Farmer’s Market on April 28.

Diabetes Support Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month and a hairdresser is available for cuts and style every other Monday. Tai Chi and scrapbooking are among other regular center activities.

Among its many fundraisers, the center is selling sweatshirts for $20 each. Volunteers also are needed to work in the center’s gardens. Details for all activities can be obtained by calling the center at 732-6290.

Center participants also are on the go with many road trips planned this year.

A busload is headed for the Tulip Time Festival in Holland on May 5. The $154 cost per person includes a visit to Windmill Island, Veldheers Tulip Farm, a guided tour of the city, church lunch buffet and a visit to the Four Winds Casino and hotel stay in New Buffalo.

On Sunday, May 24, a group will head down to Comerica Park stadium in Detroit to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Houston Astros. The cost is $78 per person.

A group also will be bound for Detroit on July 16 for a luncheon cruise on the Detroit Princess River Boat. The $70 per person cost includes bus transportation and a buffet aboard the boat, and musical entertainment. Registrations for that trip are required by June 16.

For a full list of senior center activities and events view its newsletter and calendar online at www.carman.k12. Centricity/Domain/46/ April%202015.pdf

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