Meeting Place to hold ‘Carnival of Resources’ May 18Published 7:12pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012
On Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Polk County Council on Aging will sponsor a “Carnival of Resources” at The Meeting Place in recognition of Older Americans Month.
Organizations that provide goods and services to seniors in this area will showcase the opportunities and benefits available to older Americans in Polk County. This carnival will feature food, entertainment and fun – all for free – to help you discover what Polk County has to offer for seniors.
The theme of the carnival mirrors the theme for the whole month – “Never too old to play.” There will be games (cakewalks, bingo, duck pond, corn hole, croquet, pool, horseshoes, etc.) with prizes. The Joymakers and Black Lightning will provide live music. Storytellers will tell some tall tales and ask you to share your own. Linda Powell will bring her drums and teach you to play along. Madam Rosalita will “read your destiny in the stars.” And you can try your hand at a craft or two.
Since it is a carnival, there will be hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn and cotton candy. There will be major prizes (gift certificates for meals, car washes and subscriptions; gift baskets, hats, bags, clocks and more – they’re still coming in) from our more than 55 participating vendors.
Organizers said this is an excellent opportunity to gather information on everything from financial advisors, Medicare, in-home health, exercise plans, recreation and adult day care to housing options and trips to Harrah’s in a fun-filled fashion.
Everyone is welcome to join the Polk County Council on Aging, the Meeting Place Senior Centers, Polk LifeCare and the Area Agency on Aging, along with such patrons as the American Legion, Feagan Law Firm and other area businesses. Call The Meeting Place at 828-894-0001 for more information.
– article submitted by Pam Doty