July Highlights

Message from the Chair
FSC Board of Directors

Member Playing Euchre
It's Euchre Time at the FSC!"

I don't know where time goes as it seems like I just wrote an article for the newsletter and it's that time again.

Thanks to everyone who donated those delicious salads for our luncheon on June 9. Thanks to Janet Humphrey, Luann Sommers, Lou Wheaton, Beth Williamson, Joyce Sheets, and Myrna Weller for all their help that day.

How often do you come to the center? What are you involved in? Is there something you would like to see happening at the center? When I look at the calendar I wonder what else could we fit in, but am sure there is something that someone would like to see happen. Any suggestions or ideas, share with me, one of the board members or Luann. Check out the various clipboards on the table in the social room for the many different events going on.

We are so fortunate to have the Forks Senior Center which not only serves people on the east side of the county, but also the surrounding areas. With the current hot weather please be sure that you are drinking plenty of fluids and also checking on others.

Remember the center belongs to all of us, so if you have questions or concerns please don't hesitate to talk with me, one of our board members, or Luann. See you at the center.

Carol Maynard
President, Board of Directors

Executive Director's Column

The Fitness Center
Working Up a Sweat in the Fitness Center

We were recently notified by Calhoun County that they are planning to begin work on our renovations in August and hope to have them completed by the end of September. As we work through the process of renovations and changes I ask for your patience and understanding. We will make every attempt to not disrupt programming, but on a rare occasion it may be necessary. Please know that this is only temporary and in the long term we will gain more space and hopefully be able to offer even more programming in the future.

Effective July 8 Christy Bauer, our evening and weekend support person, will be leaving us. Christy and her daughter are working on new plans and new adventures in Florida. While we will miss her, and all of her hard work on our newsletters, trips, and event sign ups, we also wish her well and hope that she enjoys her future endeavors.

After Christy leaves Tom Hunsdorfer has agreed to help us out once again on a temporary basis until someone new can be hired. We appreciate his help and will keep you posted as we look at coverage for the center and shared job duties as we move forward.

Also effective July 7 Jeremiah Simon, who has been serving as our AmeriCorps VISTA, will be leaving Albion to return to Illinois to pursue his Master's Degree. Jeremiah has been a great help to me and all of his hard work and dedication have been much appreciated. We currently have a posting out for a full-time VISTA for the coming year. I will keep you posted on our search.

Luann Sommers
Forks Executive Director

Quick Notes

Upcoming Trip

There will be a trip to the Wooden Shoe herb farm in Mason, Michigan, on July 25, 2017. This is a coordinated effort with the Albion Public Library. Tentative departure time from the center will be 10:00 am. More details will be available soon.

Update on the "Direct Your Dollars" Program

As you know, we are supporting Region 3B Area Agency on Aging in a joint effort to earn money for community projects. We are doing this by collecting grocery receipts from our Forks members. The receipts turn into credits from Family Fare and our new total is $48,218. Thank you for all your efforts and keep turning in those receipts. We have a collection box located at the center.


Adopt-A-Highway will have another session on July 18, 2017. Team members will clean up our designated section of highway to help keep Michigan beautiful. We will meet at 8:00 am at the center. You can volunteer by adding your name to the sign in sheet in the lobby of the center.

Amazon Smile

Remember that you can make a donation to the Forks Senior Center through the Amazon Smile website. Here is how it works:

When you want to order from Amazon use the special web address of smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Forks Center. On the initial screen you do have to choose Forks as your charitable organization. That's it. The website has the same products as the regular site. Give it a try. Do your shopping and help out the center at the same time.

Coming Soon

Senior Health Day at the Calhoun County Fair is Wednesday, August 16, 2017, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

July Trips

›››A trip is planned to Sauder Village in Archibald, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

›››A trip is planned to the Burnside Senior Center in Coldwater on Thursday, July 20, 2017