Archive for May, 2012

Movie Magic

Looking to experience some evening fun in the area? Jordan Oaks Assisted Living will be hosting The Encore Show choir on location on Thursday, May 31 at 7:00 PM. The Encore Show is a non-profit community organization. Come out and enjoy for no charge.

Jordan Oaks is located at 10820 Penny Road in Cary, NC, 27518. To reserve a seat, please call (919) 387-8250.

Find this event and more here.

Get Involved: Volunteering

Knitting Yarn Provided by KeetsaThere are many different ways to give back in the world today. One of the most satisfying things is to see someone else smile and know that you have done something good for them. The Cary Senior Center in Cary, North Carolina offers weekly volunteer programs for just this reason. There are different programs within the volunteer category.

Every Monday, seniors meet for a community sewing group. Volunteers sew, knit, and crochet a variety of dolls, quilts, and other goodies to be donated to local hospitals and care centers. More volunteers are always welcome, as are donations of material, such as yarns, cotton cloths, and other fabrics. For details, it is requested that those interested call the Senior Center (phone number provided below). This group meets in the ballroom of the vicinity from 9 AM to 11:30 AM.

In a separate program called Warm Up America, seniors are encouraged to bring knitting needles, yarn, and a warm heart! Volunteers knit and crochet blankets that will then be donated to various local charities. The creativity, self-expression and care that goes into these items can be felt always. Some yarn is provided, however donations are always accepted. This program meets in Classroom 303 on the third Thursday of every month, from 1 PM to 4 PM.

If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, finding out about other events going on at the Cary Senior Center, or other ways you can volunteer, please call (919) 469-4081.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place within Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC. Bond Park is located off of High House Road between the intersections of Cary Parkway and High House and Maynard Road and High House.


Feeling a bit punny today…

– Old accountants never die, they just lose their balance.

– Old actors never die, they just drop apart.

– Old archers never die, they just bow and quiver.

– Old architects never die, they just lose their structures.

– Old bankers never die, they just lose interest.

– Old basketball players never die, they just go on dribbling.

– Old beekeepers never die, they just buzz off.

– Old bookkeepers never die, they just lose their figures.

– Old bosses never die, much as you want them to.

– Old cashiers never die, they just check out.

– Old chauffeurs never die, they just lose their drive.

– Old chemists never die, they just fail to react.

– Old cleaning people never die, they just kick the bucket.

– Old cooks never die, they just get deranged.

– Old daredevils never die, they just get discouraged.

– Old deans never die, they just lose their faculties.

– Old doctors never die, they just lose their patience.

– Old electricians never die, they just lose contact.

– Old farmers never die, they just go to seed.

– Old garagemen never die, they just retire.

– Old hackers never die, they just go to bits.

– Old hardware engineers never die, they just cache in their chips.

– Old hippies never die, they just smell that way.

– Old horticulturists never die, they just go to pot.

– Old hypochondriacs never die, they just lose their grippe.

– Old investors never die, they just roll over.

– Old journalists never die, they just get de-pressed.

– Old knights in chain mail never die, they just shuffle off their metal coils.

– Old laser physicists never die, they just become incoherent.

– Old lawyers never die, they just lose their appeal.

– Old limbo dancers never die, they just go under.

– Old mathematicians never die, they just disintegrate.

– Old milkmaids never die, they just lose their whey.

– Old musicians never die, they just get played out.

– Old number theorists never die, they just get past their prime.

– Old numerical analysts never die, they just get disarrayed.

– Old owls never die, they just don’t give a hoot.

– Old pacifists never die, they just go to peaces.

– Old photographers never die, they just stop developing.

– Old pilots never die, they just go to a higher plane.

– Old policemen never die, they just cop out.

– Old printers never die, they’re just not the type.

– Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.

– Old programming wizards never die, they just recurse.

– Old quarterbacks never die, they just pass away.

– Old schools never die, they just lose their principals.

– Old sculptors never die, they just lose their marbles.

– Old seers never die, they just lose their vision.

– Old sewage workers never die, they just waste away.

– Old skateboarders never die, they just lose their bearings.

– Old sailors never die, they just get a little dingy.

– Old Soldiers never die. Young ones do.

– Old steelmakers never die, they just lose their temper.

– Old students never die, they just get degraded.

– Old tanners never die, they just go into hiding.

– Old teachers never die, they just lose their class.

– Old typists never die, they just lose their justification.

– Walt Disney didn’t die. He’s in suspended animation.

– Old white water rafters never die, they just get disgorged.

– Old wrestlers never die, they just lose their grip.

– There is no conclusive evidence about what happens to old skeptics, but their future is doubtful.

– Old preachers never die, they just ramble on, and on, and on, and on….

– Old ministers never die, they just get put out to pastor…

Senior Yard Sale!

Yard SaleIt’s that time of year again- the weather is getting nice, we’re shedding our old sweaters, and yes, we’re all anxious to prepare for some yard sales! Folks are gathering up their things, so why don’t you? The Cary Senior Center is hosting an annual Yard Sale on June 16th, 2012. The time is 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. All gently-used items will be accepted from anyone. Thousands of unique items from vintage to brand-new at prices you’ll love. Seniors are invited to volunteer to help set up in addition to donating items. All proceeds will go to the Cary Senior Center and senior clubs that participate in this event.

Donations will be collected on June 14th and 15th, times TBA. For more information, please call (919) 469-4081.

A Lesson From the Office

Here’s a Thursday evening pickup courtesy of Cyndi Freed from Brookdale Senior Living!

The Shredder

The Shredder

Tax Strategies in Retirement

In these tough economic times, it is increasingly more difficult to obtain income and save money. Through this seminar provided by the Town of Cary, learn how to minimize taxes, maximize income and create a legacy for your heirs that will last.

The seminar will be presented by financial planner Scott Lord of Principal Financial Group. The seminar will be held Friday, May 18th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Classroom 302 of the Cary Senior Center. There is no fee to attend this seminar.

For more information, call (919) 469-4081.

Enjoy a Picnic with Morningside of Raleigh

Come out on May 18th for a fun picnic experience while educating yourself about senior living in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is located ten minutes east of Cary. Morningside of Raleigh is hosting a picnic and encourages seniors to come out for food and fun entertainment. The picnic will begin at 11:30 AM on site.

Morningside Assisted Living is located at 801 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607. For more information about the picnic, call (919) 828-5557, or visit

Morningside Assisted Living is a 24-Hours personal care facility with licensed nurses on staff seven days a week.