Always learning, club members read "Love and Ruin" by Paula McLain, about journalist Martha Gellhorn and her stormy relationship with Ernest Hemingway. We learned about the Spanish Revolution and the events leading up to World War II. Now many of us want to read/re-read Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls," which he wrote while married to Gellhorn. ... See MoreSee Less
Our members were most generous in contributing to “Undie Sundays” at St. Paul's Church, and we filled an SUV with diapers, underpants and undershirts, onesies, socks and sleepwear for the children of Camden. All this was organized by Chris Taylor, a club member and volunteer at Seeds of Hope.
Seeds of Hope Ministries in Camden is an organization that helps the homeless, men and women reentering life from prison (and their children), and women who have drug issues or are on the street. Just in time for back to school, they collected and distributed new items for children who have a mom or dad in prison.
The Annual Senior Citizen Picnic will be held on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park. The rain date is Sept. 18. The theme is "Philly, Philly". Wear your Philly sports gear.
The seniors can dance, have lunch and learn about services and programs that are available in a fun venue. Lunch, music, live entertainment and dance contests will be presented throughout the day.
The event will feature a dunk tank and seniors can take a shot to dunk Freeholder Jim Jefferson in the water tank.
In keeping with the "Philly" theme, Philly pretzels, ice cream and water ice will be available. The even is open to Gloucester County seniors 60 and older.
Tickets are $2.00 each and are available at the Division of Senior Services at 115 Budd Blvd., West Deptford and the County's six nutrition sites. The ticket price helps defray the cost of the event, which is funded with the Title III Older Americans Act area grant.
For additional information, please contact the Division of Senior Services at 856-384-6900.