The Milestones AAA Bloomfield Community Café (Senior Center) reopened last week for inhouse dining and activities after being closed to in-house visitors since March of 2020.
The occasion was a welcome one for the seniors of the community and was celebrated with a grand door prize of a meat, cheese, and cracker tray won by Barbara Kruzich, an assortment of refreshments, and goody bags for all who attended.
Attendees enjoyed a morning exercise class and games of pitch in the afternoon. Monday’s meal included cornflake chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, and pineapple cream pie.
Tuesday’s meal included pork and stir-fry veggies, lo mein noodles, egg roll, mandarin beet salad and spice cake. Exercises were on the schedule as well as bingo. Ernie Bohi won blackout.
Wednesday’s meal featured chicken tortilla soup, chicken salad on bun, broccoli slaw, strawberries and bananas. Three participated in morning exercises, and the Davis County Public Health Department sponsored blood pressure checks. Cards were scheduled for the afternoon.
Porcupine meatballs was the featured entrée for Thursday’s meal along with sweet potatoes, peas, apple brown betty, and garlic roll. Morning exercise time was again held and eight players were present for bingo in the afternoon. Bonnie Martin won blackout.
Potato-crusted fish was on the menu for Friday with macaroni and cheese, carrots and onions, and fresh fruit.
Three were present for exercises.
Evelyn Schindler brought four guests — daughters Shirley Couvillion, Carolyn Pickrell, and Sandy Krogh as well as granddaughter-in-law Ellen Houseal
A Fresh Conversation Class is scheduled for July 29 at 11 a.m. Participants will learn that eating more produce is like Miracle Gro for your brain. “Eating the rainbow” can reduce chronic disease. Class members will also learn how to use up summer veggies in a Cheesy Pasta recipe and how strength training can help resist falls.
Fresh Conversations is a free class complete with food tastings and lively interactive trivia games.
Home-delivery service is available for those 60 years of age and older who meet the homebound guidelines. For more information, call 1-855-410-6222.
The Drive-Thru Mobile Food Pantry is still available the first Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church, 19420 Lilac Ave., Bloomfield. It is sponsored by the Food Bank of Iowa.