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  • Lots of News!

    Please allow me to introduce myself - I am the new CAL Director, Mary! Hello to the those of you that I haven't met, and to those who have been actively using the CAL over the past few weeks! It's been a pleasure!

    I have lived in Worthington for 14 years with my husband and three children, who keep me extremely busy, happy, and well entertained with their extra-curriculars. Spending time with family and friends gives me a lot of positive energy, as does attending fun events and volunteering in the community.  

    It's been wonderful, getting acquainted with so many new people! In addition to meeting lots of active CAL members, I have been meeting with program instructors, facilitators and volunteers, the CAL Committee, City of Worthington IT, accounting and public works staff, Chamber of Commerce folks, senior dining and housing managers, vendors and so on! Please don't hesitate to remind me of your names, as I really want to learn all of them.

    Remember, my door is always open! Enjoy the CAL, make it yours, and always do your best to make aging fun...I'll do whatever I can to help make this happen!


    Monday - CHAIR YOGA - 10 am - free introductory class with Margaret Vosburgh;  CASUAL BRIDGE PARTY - 1 pm - all bridge players welcome.

    Tuesday -  PICKLEBALL ROUND ROBIN FUN TIME - 9:30 am check-in. Sterling Drug is  providing coffee, rolls, immunization/flu shot info & sign-up, 10 am Round Robin begins; RSVP BONE BUILDERS - 3 pm with Joanne Bartosh (session will follow Ladies Cards). 

    Wednesday - CAL/YMCA walkers WALK & TALK with Anita Leach - 8:40 am at the Worthington YMCA.

    Thursday - MAHJONG ASK-A-FRIEND - 1 pm. - all mahjong players welcome.

    Friday - BIKE-RIDE - 10 am -Longer ride for advanced bike enthusiasts. Those wanting a  shorter ride will begin slightly later, around 10:15 (?); SMRLS FREE WILL PLANNING CLINIC - 10  am - short presentation on Estate Planning (open to everyone), then pre-screened  registrants will work with an attorney/legal staff to prepare a will.

    Please call or sign-up at the CAL, and look for more information on Facebook!

  • It is a New Year

    Well I don’t know about you but my holidays sure flew by without me realizing how fast it is going. And now it is the New Year when we set all our goals for the year and wonder when we will forget those goals and break all of our promises to ourselves. You would think we would learn.

    We will again be hosting some simple exercise classes and we will be bringing back our technology classes as well. Look for those to come in the upcoming newsletters.

    We are always looking for volunteers to help out around here. Much of the help we are looking for does not require major time commitments. If you are interested in helping in any capacity please let me know.

    Things we need help with: cleaning, lawn maintenance, website maintenance, class curriculum, teaching or assisting with various classes or programs, driving to deliver meals, etc. Contact me if you are willing to help with anything. Thanks.

    If you are on Facebook make sure that you like our page, we are also on Twitter. If you would prefer to receive your newsletter via email and help me save on postage just send me an email and I will get that set up for you as well.

    Happy New Year! 

  • Spring is on its way

    This winter has not been as bad as last year as far as the number of really cold days or the snow storms that we  had to wait out. This did make it a little easier to get  through but the lack of snow will add up to another  spring that lacks moisture. Oh well if it’s not one thing it  is another I guess.

    I have been really busy getting things lined up for this  spring and summer season down here at the CAL.

    I hope that all of you have seen the new walking path we  have in the lower level, if not come and check it out! I  also have a whole new set of computers and tablets that  we will be holding more technology classes with and I  invite you to come and check all of them out as well!

    And don’t forget the new exercise programs that we have coming up I am really excited about them as well!  I am still taking ideas for any kinds of programs or events that you would like to see hosted in the community so  send me an email or stop in and let me know your ideas and requests!

    Can’t wait to get started and to see you all around.

  • Active Aging Week – Saturday September 27th

    We will be hosting our first annual Pickleball Tournament on this day! We will have men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles play!

    People can play in either recreational division or competitive division. Cost is only $25.00 for the first division and $5.00 for the additional division that you play in. Fees include a T-shirt to all participants.

    Trophies will be handed out to the top three teams in each division. The tournament is open to anyone age 50 and over.

    Lunch will be available to purchase midday. Check in will be at 8:00am and all games will follow.

    The tournament will be a round robin style of play and everyone will be guaranteed three sessions of play. Each pairing will play best 2 out of 3 to receive the point for a win. Deadline to register is September 22nd.

  • Active Aging Week – Friday September 26th

    Today we will go over a number of retirement issues concerning money, management, and insurance. Every attendee will receive a package of educational and informational items on services and products that would be pertain to the topic of the day. We will also host a number of speakers for the day.

    10am – we will be hosting an educational session on Estate Planning, Will vs. Revocable Trusts, Power of Attorneys, and much more.

    12pm – Social Security Administration Office will be here to make sure that you know what to do before you retire, update us on any changes, or just answer any questions you may have.

    1:30pm – “Welcome to Medicare” – we will have the Senior Linkage Line  coming to give us information on what to do ahead of time, update on changes, help us read documents and understand them, or answer questions.

    3:00pm – Investments – we will have an expert coming in to explain how to plan for the future and assure that we planned accordingly.

    4:00pm – “Own Your Own Future” – the Senior Linkage Line will talk about the things you need to think about and know before a move, before purchasing long term insurance, before you retire, and before you plan your future.