Many Thanks

Hello Young at Heart Friends and Family;

Yesterday we finished up the last of the January Series which featured Ken Jennings, of Jeopardy fame. It sure was nice to see so many of you join us as we watched these fascinating presentations/interviews live streamed from Calvin College. We are so fortunate in Grand Rapids to have such easy access to so many amazing people and their stories. 

UPDATES: Next week already starts February! I have attached the February Calendar with a few updates to the menu. Also, please note, Mary K, the instructor for Tai Chi, will be headed on vacation in mid-February. She will return for classes on March 6th. So, catch her while you can, now, through February 13th. 

THANK YOUS: It is wonderful to see our Exercise and Tai Chi classes have a strong core group of attendees. The more, the merrier! Many attendees sing the praises of the instructors and how much the classes have helped them in a variety of ways. We are very blessed to have the expertise and dedication of both instructors! Be sure to thank Colleen and Mary. 

We have also had a few new volunteers join the ranks. Join me in welcoming Amy West, who will help make coffee, help with Senior Meals, and BirthDay Brunch. Ricki Frey will also be helping with BirthDay Brunches. Deb Weatherbee will be helping with clean-up. More hands make light work. THANK YOU! There’s always room for more! If you like to work behind the scenes, we have jobs for you too. Did you know Kathy McCumber helps to maintain the Lending Library in the Lounge? Check it out if you haven’t. Some great books await you!

Next week I will be sending the annual YAH Year in Review Report. As I write the report, I am excited to see the growth, and satisfaction that so many of you are benefitting from the Young at Heart Program. Recently one of the Board Members of the Kent County Senior Millage stated YAH represented a wonderful grassroots organization, and another stated, “We get a lot of bang for our bucks with the YAH Program.” You all make it happen! So, THANK YOU to you all!!

Have a Blessed and Thanks-filled week!

Virginia Scholten 


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