by Kristen Bodmer

Summer has arrived, and we have lots of fun activities going on here at the Thurmont Senior Center. One of the finest sounds to hear is the sound of our seniors laughing and having a good time. There are smiles aplenty here at the center. We would love to have you come in and have some fun with us.

June was a fun-filled month. We celebrated together at our annual birthday party. Pam and her committee did a great job in providing fun games and a wonderful “Strollin’ through the Decades” themed-party. Thank you to the Rocky Ridge Fire Company Auxiliary for a delicious meal. Two successful bingos and many card and dice games were played, and lots of food was shared.

We had a wonderful visit from some Catoctin High School students on the last day of school. They came to do service work for an hour, but before we put them to work, they enjoyed doing Zumba with Kellie Bevard and her Zumba Gold class. It was a lot of fun. Thank you, Logan Abarca, Molly Bosko, Addy Bruchey, Darrin Frey, Eva Oleszczuk, Julie West, and Advisor Rachel Misner. You were so much fun to work with. We hope to see you all again. You are all welcome to come back and volunteer anytime!

July is full of activities. Take the opportunity to take a look the calendar of events we have scheduled. You can find our calendar at, on Facebook, or come into the center and ask for one.

Don’t forget, we serve lunch every day at noon. If you are not able to stay and eat your lunch, you can just pick it up. We have quite a few people who pick up lunch from the center now. Just remember to call the day before or by 9:15 a.m. the morning of the day you want lunch. 

We would love for you to join us for a free balance and strength exercise session, daily on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, beginning at 11:00 a.m. We play many games, including pinochle on Tuesday, bunko on the second Thursday of the month, and farkle on the fourth Thursday of the month. Thursdays at 12:30 p.m., we play dominoes. Bingo is held every first and third Wednesday of the month. If we have a fifth Wednesday in the month, we have a special bingo. It is always a fun time, full of laughter and special homemade treats for halftime. I can’t forget to mention coffee since we are told ours is the best! So, come in and have a cup with us. We have Zumba on Fridays; we also offer poker and 500. Just to let you know, we have a whole corner dedicated to exercise. We have two treadmills, a stair climber, and a recumbent bicycle for use during our hours, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  There is no charge to use this equipment.

Just a reminder that some activities may have a minimal cost, but to join the center is absolutely free.

We really love having the community use the center. There are so many different possibilities to rent the center. The price is very affordable. Call the Thurmont Senior Center to rent for different activities, such as a baby shower, a birthday party, or a bridal shower.

As always, if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 301-271-7911.

Roy Rogers Fundraiser: Nancy Rice, Sherry Kuhn, Carol Long, and Fred Henning.

Zumba fun with Catoctin High Students,  Logan A., Molly B., Addy B., Darrin F., Eva O., Julie W., Nancy D., Nancy E., Wanda O., Karen Y., Dottie O., Kellie B., Terry K., Habib

Twinning Frank Valentine and Moe Snyder show their Mount spirit.

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