Senior Connections Senior Connections Feb 2019

Connecting Seniors Through News, Information, and Advertising February 2019 VOLUME 1 | NO. 7 Senior Connections HJ.COM GRAB ONE - FREE! The writers’ group at the Delano Senior Center meets at 10:30 a.m. the fi rst and third Thursday of each month. Participants at a recent meeting included (clockwise from the front): Jo Geoff rey, Barb Holm, Lynette Olson, Kay Linafelter, Katherine Bart, Ted May, Jeanette Silus, Roger Swenson, Tom Botz, Vic Anderson, Jill Robins, Karen Cook, and Art Thole. PHOTO BY STARRLA CRAY Delano group has the ‘write’ idea STARRLA CRAY Associate Editor It’s Thursday morning at the Delano Senior Center. In a spacious, comfortable room just to the left of the entrance, about a dozen people are gathering around a big table. The scent of cookies and coffee fl oats through the air, along with the hum of pleasant conversation. Everyone at the table has different backgrounds, family situations, and career paths, but they’re connected by one commonality – they are all writers. Ever since the senior writers’ group in Delano began in 2003, it’s been a source of joy and inspiration for those who attend. “Writers answer the question ‘Who am I?’ and also ‘Who is my community?’” noted Ted May, who is the group’s leader. For May personally, the group has helped him rediscover his family heritage, cherish his life experiences, and gain a better understanding of Senior Connections people and events. “Also, I have benefi tted from exposure to the writing styles and skills of group members,” he added. “There are many talented writers who serve as models of different viewpoints, literary styles, and genre.” One of those talented writers is Jo Geoffrey of Maple Plain. More WRITERS on Pg 4 is distributed to: Annandale | Buffalo | Cokato | Darwin | Dassel | Delano | Glencoe | Howard Lake | Hutchinson | Kimball | Lester Prairie Litchfi eld | Loretto | Maple Lake | Maple Plain | Mayer | Montrose | Mound | New Germany | Norwood Young America Rockford | Silver Lake | South Haven | St. Bonifacius | Waconia | Watertown | Waverly | Winsted