By Linda Heistman
March will be a busy month for participants of SHARP, the Senior Health, Activity & Recreation Program in Old Forge, with a full roster of events planned in and around the community.
• During our Wednesday, March 4 gathering, certified yoga instructor Kathy Queen will provide Chair Yoga instruction. Program participants Barb Proper and Carolyn Wilsey will lead a memoir-making session called, Senior Moments to Remember.
There will be card and word games, and the Forever Young group, led by Carolyn Trimbach, will visit the TOW School to listen to children read.
• Our cross-country ski trip to Limekiln Campground, originally scheduled for March 1, will take place on Sunday, March 8.
We will meet at Arrowhead Park in Inlet at 1 p.m. to carpool to the entrance to the park, as parking is limited. It is a fairly easy and beautiful ski.
After skiing, we will meet at Inlet Community Church where Pastor Phil Huber and his wife, Sue, and others will serve hot cocoa, sandwiches, soup, and goodies.
Please RSVP by March 6 by calling, texting or emailing. (See contact information below.)
• On Wednesday, March 11, there will be a Family Tree activity, a future events planning day, and chair exercises. Also, card games, word games and a Forever Young group trip to the TOW school to listen to children read.
Also on March 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., we will be taking part in the TOW School’s Read-In Night. We will meet at Niccolls Church at 6:15 p.m. to car pool to the school.
• All members are invited to participate in the community St. Patrick’s Day Parade and attend the school’s musical production of How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying on Friday, March 13.
Join us at the parade for some light-hearted fun inside a warm vehicle. We will meet at Niccolls Church at 4 p.m. to prepare.
Following the parade, we will return to Niccolls for a light meal and then carpool to the school. There will be a small charge to attend the play.
• During our Wednesday, March 18 gathering, the Boy Scouts will provide table decorations for us. We will watch a movie and discuss it.
In the afternoon, Sue Ann Lorenz Wallace of the Old Forge School of Ballet will lead a “Let’s Dance” program.
There will also be card and word games and a trip to TOW school to listen to children read.
• A downhill skiing activity is planned for Friday, March 20 at McCauley Mountain. We will meet in the chalet at 9 a.m. Lift tickets are $12. Please RSVP by March 18th by calling, texting or emailing.
• On Wednesday, March 25, local musician Bob Liddle will perform familiar songs for us on his saxophone and clarinet, providing us an opportunity for listening and dancing.
Bob is a phenomenal performer and has showed his talent at VIEW and other area venues.
He will be playing bass clarinet and tenor sax in the pit band for the school musical on March 13 and 14.
In the afternoon, there will be a “Walk This Way” activity, card and word games, and a trip to the TOW School to listen to children read.
Our program is free and open to independent senior citizens from Woodgate to Blue Mountain Lake.
We meet at Niccolls Church, 228 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch is generously provided by the Town of Webb Health Center Fund.
If a senior wants to come but does not have a ride, we will try to arrange for one as long as we are called far enough in advance.
We suggest five days notice, but at least 24 hours in advance.
For more information or to make reservations for the ski outings: Please, phone or textme at: (315) 225-7553 or email: email@example.com. Like us and check our Facebook page anytime for updates (Search: SHARP).