HILLSDALE – Carrying out a tradition of providing activities for seniors on Senior Day at the Hillsdale County Fair, the Hillsdale County Senior Center had a line-up of activities at the Nichols Bandshell Friday.
Health and Wellness Coordinator Traci Jo Hubbard was in charge of lining up activities and entertainment for Senior Day at the bandshell from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hubbard said that over the last few months working at the center, she has been getting ideas by being an active listener.
“The seniors will share what they like and dislike and events are scheduled accordingly,” she said.
Each group scheduled had between 20 and 30 minutes.
Perennial Park Executive Director Terry Vear also took some time to speak about ongoing programs at the center, including the fitness center and upcoming classes.
Among programs presented during the morning session was a Perennial Park classic yoga class, a monologue by Bud Vear, a dance team, and The Sauk’s Senior Show Review “Does This Show Make My Butt Look Fat?”
“We tried to include county favorites, genres that people enjoy and activities that are age appropriate,” Hubbard said.
Seeing young people perform was also in the line-up.
“Grandparents enjoy supporting their grandkids, so that’s why we invited Studio 55 to perform,” Hubbard said.
Dancing with people in the audience after performing their routines, Mary Lou Giberson and Michelle Trippett said they enjoyed the opportunity and thanked organizers for giving them the chance to interact with the seniors.
Giberson, 21, said she taught the routines to Trippett, 23, who learned very quickly.
“We had one rehearsal last Friday and that was pretty much it,” Giberson said, noting she’s been dancing 16 years.
Trippett said she was nervous, but she had a great time and was glad she made a friend in Giberson, who taught her the steps.
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