THE SENIOR TIMES
A publication of The Senior Network
The month of May is full of hope and promise. Its very name means asking permission to do something. May I go to the park? May I pet your dog? May we go to the movies? May we get ice cream? Throughout our lives we ask for permission to fulfill numerous promises and dreams. It is not what we are able to do, but what we desire or would like to do. We ask because we believe that our lives will be better if our requests are granted.
In the Bible we find many verses that mention the word “may”. Romans 15:13 states, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Here we find a wonderful blessing and comfort to know we have a Heavenly Father who cares so much for His children that He readily answers our wants and desires according to His perfect plan.
So in this month it is our hope that many of your greatest wishes and desires MAY be granted
A group of senior citizens were exchanging notes about their ailments. “My arm is so weak, I can hardly hold this coffee cup.” “Yes, I know. My cataracts are so bad I can’t see to pour the coffee.” “I can’t turn my head because of the arthritis in my neck.” “My blood pressure pills make me dizzy.” “I guess that is the price we pay for getting old.” “Well, it’s not all bad. We should be thankful that we can still drive.”
Who’d A Thunk....
In 1885 Atlanta banned the selling of alcohol so pharmacist John Pemberton had to change his Pemberton’s French Wine Coca, which was touted as a cure for headaches and nervous disorders. Because of the ban, instead of using a wine and coca syrup extract, he used just a pure coca base mixed with carbonated water. This perfect beverage was a “brain tonic” called Coca Cola.
In 1967 a first-class stamp cost five cents; a dozen eggs were $.49, and a movie ticket was $1.25
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
WHAT? “Rolling in Rolesville”
WHEN? Monday, May 8th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
WHERE? 300 Southtown Circle
WHY? To Network, Have Fun!
“Rolling In Rolesville” is a fundraiser. $10 ($12 at the door)
Games – Snacks - Beverages
Come Join Us at these events! No Charge! Door Prizes! Favors for ALL! The following monthly events are open to the public:
· Monday, May 15th, 11 am, Rolesville Community Center, 504 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Live music with Guitarist Steve Pfanenstiel. “Important Final Gift To Your Family” presented by Jill Bright. Sponsored by ting.
· Monday, May 22nd, 10:30 am, The Lodge, 1151 South Main Street, Wake Forest. Special Feature presented by Valerie Grasso. Singalong with Nellie Yancey.
We do not charge for our services. We are all volunteers and continue to help seniors from all backgrounds and walks of life. We exist by donations from individuals, churches, and businesses, by grants and by fundraisers. Will you help us by volunteering, making a donation or participating in one of the following fundraisers?
· Monday, May 8th, 5:30-7:30 PM. “Rolling In Rolesville”. 300 Southtown Circle, Rolesville. Games (including the very popular Bunco – multiple prizes, including one for the “loser”) – Snacks – Beverages – Networking – Fun! Put your business card in the drawing to win a prize! Open to all Seniors and Future Seniors over twenty-one! $10 ($12 at the door)
· Saturday, December 2nd. Second Annual “Candy Cane Stroll”. Triangle Town Center, Raleigh, NC.
SENIOR OF THE MONTH
Barbara was born and raised in Rolesville, North Carolina. She has been a member of Rolesville Baptist Church as long as she can remember and helps there with the Cherub Choir for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.
Barbara is a Pampered Chef Consultant. Her business is “Cooking With Barbara” where she helps people find the right tools to use in the kitchen.
For the past ten years, Barbara has been part of Mile of Hope for the Northern Wake Optimist Club. They send 25 families who have children with cancer to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina where they play in the sun and try to forget some of their problems. This takes place on Mother’s Day weekend.
Barbara has been a member of the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce since 2015. She has been an Ambassador, Chairman of the Board, and is now a volunteer serving as Membership Coordinator.
Traveling is something Barbara loves to do with Myrtle Beach, South Carolina being her favorite destination.
She is proud to have one son and two grandchildren.
Happy Mother’s Day, Barbara!
FOR INFORMATION AND
TICKETS FOR GAME NIGHT:
954-666-2040 or 919-373-8823