Last Laughs and Transitions

Hello Young at Heart Friends and Family;

It is my hope everyone had a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. I hope all had time to reflect on your loved ones who have passed, reflecting on both the fond memories and the challenges they faced. 


  • Mary Kaiser has extended her trip. She will be leaving Wednesday, May 29th after Chair Tai Chi and return on Monday, June 10. Therefore, all Tai Chi classes will be cancelled Monday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 5. 
  • Senior Neighbors will be offering Technology Support Drop-in classes on June 5 and 12. Bring your questions about any of your devices, using portals, fraud risks, email, attachments.. whatever your challenges may be. Joslyn is full of helpful information!
  • Monday and Wednesday Pickleball Classes will continue to play in the gym at St. Alphonsus through June. The Tuesday group will be playing at Belknap Park. In case of poor weather conditions, they will play in the gym. 
  • The gym will be CLOSED the week of June 24-26. Exercise classes will be held outside or in a classroom. Pickleball classes will be either held at Belknap or cancelled. Check with your Facilitator. 
  • Some people have asked about a car pool for the Wedding on Friday, June 28 at 5:00. If you are interested in car pooling from St. Alphonsus, please let us know. We will start a list. If you are willing to drive, please let us know. Car pool would plan to leave around 4:00. Reception will be ending at 9:30, but the car pool can leave sooner. RSVP: call 616-451-3043 x 419  or email 
  • Hearing Tests: Monday, June 10. There are several openings between 9:00-1:00. FREE.
  • Cooking Class on Monday, June 10 at 11:30-1:00 will be the last Cooking Class with Jen, The Ginger Chef. “All Thing Strawberry,” will be the feature. The menu is Strawberry Salsa Salmon, Roasted Strawberries & Boursin on Crostini, Strawberry Crunch Salad, and Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. Cost is $5.00. Come say “Thank you” to Jen and her mother, Sue.
  • Lori Jacobs & John Patrick Foley Variety Show: “Last Laughs” a new production, will be performed Monday June 10 at 1:15. This is sure to be a lot of fun. FREE. 
  • Father’s Day Shower and Activities: Monday, June 17 will start at 11:00. We will have a “cook-out” on the patio at noon. Please bring any donations for Strong Dad’s: Strong Beginnings, a GR initiative that helps strengthen Fatherhood. This will be followed by Team Trivia at 12:45. Lunch cost is $5.00.
  • Plant Exchange: Wednesday, June 19 all morning during BirthDay Brunch. Bring your indoor or outdoor extras, and trade with others. Bring home a new variety to brighten your day! Even if you have nothing to offer, come check out the variety. All are welcome!
  • YAH is celebrating 10 Years! 🎂 MONDAY, JUNE 24 at Noon. In the midst of the upcoming changes, we did not want the 10 year anniversary to go unnoticed! We will be holding a Pizza Lunch and an Ice Cream Social! We will be showing a slide show, have photo albums on display, a short game or two. Come Celebrate the new friends and remember those friends who have passed. My last day of programming at St. Alphonsus location, with a new location yet to be determined.

 Looking forward to Celebrating and Laughing with everyone!