Sometimes, retirees need to enhance free time

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By June Roberta

Retirees often find there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done or the time to enjoy their hobbies and social life. Or are there? Too many people have what can aptly be called a “Loser Zone” where too much time is spent.

This happens when something that produces no significant improvement in your life takes up way too much of your time. For many, it’s watching too much TV. It could also be aimlessly chatting on the phone or surfing the Internet. For me, it’s playing too many games of computer solitaire.

These lost hours add up to wasted time. Replace it with what you really want to get done. For some, it can even be more time meditating or exercising. Get yourself out of those loser zones. Use the time saved for the things, people or places you can’t get enough of.

Strictly Strength

This is another new class and Larry taught it. Not many people showed up but it will probably get larger as more residents find out about it. Gym sticks, weights, and mats were used at different times.  It takes place on Thursdays from about 10:40 to 11:15 a.m. 

Master the Possibilities

There won’t be any classes beginning on Memorial Day Monday, but there are four new classes starting next week at the Master the Possibilities Education Center. They have an advanced computer class, the popular Book Club (The Hot Zone by Richard Preston); a presentation on Podiatric Medicine by Dr Sheila Noroozi, and our film series on baseball begins with "Eight Men Out."

May has seen more than 1,300 enrollments and they are most appreciative of all the support! Master the Possibilities offers programs throughout the year. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing some outstanding classes and presentations.

Veterans helping Veterans

It was brought to my attention that Jim Chandler and Bob Woods will be collecting donations for the Honor Flight program every Monday and Wednesday morning in the month of June from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the H&R ballroom.

The program is a fundraiser presenting World War II veterans with the opportunity to visit their WW II Memorial in Washington. D.C. The memorial honors those who fought for our country during WW II.

The cost per veteran is approximately $250 which includes the flight to and from Washington, bus to and from the memorial and lunch.

All donations, regardless of the amount, will be greatly appreciated. Donations over $25 will receive a paperback titled “Served with Honor” and those donating more than  $50 will receive a hard-covered edition while supplies last. The book has short stories about veterans residing in OTOW. The books are being donated by On Top of the World.

From Bob Woods

New Shows at the

Cultural Center

June 6 there will be a comedy show starring Vic Di

Bitetto with Johnny Roberts.

Vic’s pace is frenetic and his material is vivid and true. From his first words to his famous word-free mannequin head encore, Di

Bitetto leaves his audience breathless with laughter.

Johnny Roberts is one of America’s funniest clean comedians. He has appeared nationwide as a headline artist and also shared the stage with some of the country’s biggest stars and personalities.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $9.

Travel Toppers

Seats are available for the matinee performance of The Great American Trailer Park at the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville on Saturday, July 11. The musical comedy is a rowdy spoof with heart. An exclusive manufactured community is hit by a hurricane when a runaway stripper arrives. She is seeking refuge in the tight knit community from her unpredictable ex. Call coordinator shown in our brochure between 7 to 9 p.m. only.

Cost is $33 per person with food.

Singles Club

This club had its last meeting of the year on May 14. The new slate of officers was installed in a brief ceremony. A sheet cake and other goodies were then enjoyed by the members. The second Thursday of each month, beginning Sept. 10, the club meets at the ACC in Suites G and H.

“And this too shall pass . . .”

June Roberta is retired and lives in OTOW. She enjoyed a diverse career, including being a legal secretary to a theatrical attorney on Madison Avenue. Call her at 237-9208, or e-mail OTOW news to her at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. Deadline is a week prior to Friday’s publication.