Seniors should try new things

Senior Moments - by Eileen Wiseman

Isn’t it great to see spring in all its beauty? The flowers and trees are blooming. The grass is green. We can finally get out of our houses and enjoy things again. No more winter coats, boots, scarves and gloves! I love just grabbing my purse and heading out the door to go to work.

Even though I am well beyond retirement age, I really enjoy my job. It gives me an outlet and allows me to socialize with people.

It seems as though as we get older and more troubles come our way, many of us retreat into ourselves. Maybe we have lost a spouse, or a favorite pet or a close friend. Perhaps our health is not as good as it has been. When we complain, what do our doctors tell us? “You are not 25 anymore.” Tell us something we don’t know!

We need to keep our minds and bodies active. Never stop learning. Don’t let the cobwebs in! Do something different. Keep moving as much as you can. Open yourself up to new opportunities. Try it — I bet you will be glad you did.

Making new friends is very important as we age. As the old saying goes: Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver the other is gold. This all sounds great; but where do we start to change our lives for the better? The first step is the hardest.

If you are 50 years of age or better, I have the perfect place for you. It is in lovely downtown Sidney at 304 S. West Ave. The place I am talking about is the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County.

I feel that we are the best senior center around. Just ask our members. Our classes and events focus on senior education, socialization, recreation and health.

One of our newest classes is Pilates. Stop down, and we will give you a tour. For more information, call 492-5266.

Senior Moments

by Eileen Wiseman

The writer is the director of the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County.

The writer is the director of the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County.