Category: Senior Moments

Herbert Brown and the Open Road

Herbert Brown defies expectations. A 67-year-old senior who looks at least a decade younger, Brown volunteers four days a week at the Urbana Senior Center, helping Director Susan Hofstra with programs like fitness and art, socializing with visitors, preparing lunch…

Gil House Finds the Time

By Pam Schipper On a bright, sunny day in early September, Urbana historian Gil House is sifting through the bones of Landon House — nails, beams, mortise-and-tenon joints, old wiring and insulation — looking for the clues of time. This…

September Notes

It’s National Senior Center Month and the theme is Senior Centers: Experts at Living Well. September is the perfect month to discover new ways to live your life well — and this includes eating well. Did you know that one…

August Happenings

“You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream!” For many people, the words “ice cream” bring up wonderful memories of summer — catching those drops of melted ice cream as they fall off the cone, slurping root beer…

Celebrate Independence

July Fourth is Independence Day for the United States of America. What a great time to celebrate a sense of hope and patriotism in the citizens of this nation. Independence is worth celebrating, whether it’s our nation’s independence or our…

Summer Fun

This month, summer officially arrives on June 21. Summer a great time to start a new activity, expand your horizons and get involved in your community — so, join us at the Urbana Senior Center for a wide-variety of activities.…

Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month! This year’s national theme is “Unleash the Power of Age.” Every older American has a wealth of talents, experiences and interests worth celebrating. No matter what your age, be sure to celebrate all you have…

Time to Laugh

This month it’s time to laugh — and that is best done with others. April is National Humor Month. All of us have heard that “laughter is the best medicine,” but did you know that laughter has physical health, mental…

March Notes

The month of March is that strange, in-between month — not really winter but not yet spring. It’s the month when we can’t depend on the weather so we aren’t sure how exactly to spend our days. Will it be…