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Socializing takes a bit of planning

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By Jan Liberio

There was a wonderful response to my first column and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Thanks so much, Spruce Creek North. We also received calls and compliments from Oak Run and On Top of the World. How nice.

Thanksgiving is over and let’s hope it was a joyous time. Maybe you chose to celebrate with family and friends or go out to a nice restaurant. Some people chose to stay home and have a small quiet dinner alone.

Whatever you decided, it was another Thanksgiving we were able to give thanks for all our blessings.

Social Committee

Our Social Committee is our feature for this column. This is another hard working group that is headed by Cindy Hutchins. She is the president of this committee and many times goes “above and beyond” the call of duty.

It seems these artistic people always come up with so many new ideas. Most of the inside decorations for all the events, including the dances, are put up and taken down by this ambitious group.

Table decorations and most of the desserts are another job they perform beautifully. They put on a fabulous brunch this past summer which was a thing of beauty.

One more job is being responsible for getting the entertainment for the many functions throughout the year. This is a group that Spruce Creek North could not do without. Our hats are off to all of them.

Human Touch reaches out to all persons in need of wheelchairs, walkers and many personal needs. There is no charge for these items to our residents who need them.

Human Touch also sends out get-well and sympathy cards,  plus they keep up the phone books and give out information to all new residents. There will be more information about this committee later when they are featured in a future column.

And please remember Spruce Creek North columns come out in the Citizen every other week.

Christmas Dilemma

Well I cannot believe that Christmas is right around the corner. Every year I say to hubby ... I am not sending out Christmas cards this year. It is too expensive with stamps, etc. plus too much work. We shall donate the money to charity.

Then, before you know it, I am busy buying and making out cards and notes to family and friends and getting all the stamps that are needed. It is a hard habit to break and guess it wouldn’t feel like Christmas without the cards and keeping in touch with family, friends and even neighbors. Plus we still had money to donate to one of our charities.

Christmas Dinner Dance

Mark your calendar, the Christmas dinner dance is coming up fast – Saturday, Dec. 13. A ton of work headed by Norm Simard and the Social Committee goes into this event, so come and join the fun and food.

The music of George Turnbull will entertain us. New residents, this is a great time to meet new friends and neighbors and dine and dance the night away. Non-residents are also welcome.

Out and About

The weather has been unseasonably cold for this time of the year. But this is a wonderful time to dress warm and get out and walk. Walking is the best exercise and making a habit of doing it three or four times a week will make it easier each time.

Don’t forget the indoor activity of floor exercise on Mondays with aerobics, and Thursdays with weights and stretching with Delores Pecor leading both days. Joan Laliberty leads the group with more aerobics on Saturdays. All the exercise begins at 9 a.m. at the Clubhouse. Non-residents and residents are encouraged to come and join at no charge.

Mah-jongg players still need new people to come and play on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. It’s a great game but definitely not for “wimps.” Charlotte Berrent is our brave and courageous leader. Bless her. Just kidding around gals … it is a fun game. 

The Crazy Quilters quilting bunch meets on Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. As more news comes in about this “crazy” group I shall be able to let you know what they are busy working on. New people are welcome.

Have a wonderful December, and thanks for your support and news articles.

Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her hubby, Jim. Please drop news in her mailbox at the Clubhouse or e-mail her at JnLiber@aol.com