News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

By Barbara E. Bailey

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Bingo will commence again at the Club on Tuesdays at 1 pm. with lots of regular games and the Jackpot game. We always have a 50/50 and refreshments are free. Come out and bring a friend for a nice afternoon and its easy on the pocketbook.

Zumba with Ed Nicholson is on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. and this is a real workout, along with helping the brain to carry on with memory and fun. The music is fantastic and it really gets you going.

The regular card games are played on Tuesday evening for Bid Euchre at 7 p.m. and Bridge is on every Monday at 1 p.m. with regular Euchre at 7 p.m. on Friday evening. Refreshments are served at all of these games.

Wednesday evenings the Weight Watchers meet at 5:30 p.m., downstairs. Come in and meet with the group that will assist you and support you with weight loss.

Linda Howe teaches Yoga on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. Upstairs on Thursday morning, Carolyn Eaton and her group meet to paint, with any kind of medium. Are you looking for a local artist to paint a picture of your pet or home, come in and speak with Carolyn and she can put you in touch with an artist.

Senior Style Bible (Dorrie): It’s pretty hard to thumb through a fashion magazine without stumbling across a feature that boldly outlines the need for “women of a certain age” to dress in an “age appropriate” way. Nothing sends the blood pressure into orbit faster than these condescending, ageist articles. Its as though once a woman hits 40, the fashion police are sent to track us down to confiscate our “cool” card.

Older women not only still want to be stylish and cool, we often have more disposable income to spend, so why limit us with silly rules?

Yes, I believe that some looks should be left to the younger demographic. However, that doesn’t mean that older fashionistas can’t wear style trends in a way that is modern and sophisticated. Just because we are older, doesn’t mean we have to disappear into the background in boring, sensible, nondescript clothing. The wonderful thing about fashion is the multitude of ways it can be worn and interpreted. Women of all ages are smart, sophisticated and savvy enough to determine what looks good on them. We can shop where we like and wear what we like.

The Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa. The office is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can phone the Club at 613-687-6574 and e-mail us at We have a modern building with air conditioning and an elevator.

Enjoy your Summer and I will see you at the Club!