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Senior meeting in Falcon a big success

Falcon has been blessed over the years with people who know what the town needs. Thus, it was no surprise that the first-ever event for seniors, organized by Bev and Nick Ordon, was a huge success.With the help of Phyllis Anderson, Dorothy Schneekloth, Wilma Whitney and Dru Wilson, the Ordons put together a potluck luncheon at the Falcon Fire Station on Jan. 10 to solicit input on what a seniors’ organization in Falcon should provide.Jerry Medford lives in Woodmen Hills and said he’s surrounded by young neighbors. “We need an organization so retired people have a chance to socialize with people that we have something in common with,” he said.Ron Berry, who recently moved to the Courtyards at Woodmen Hills, echoed Medford’s sentiments. “I didn’t know anyone my own age in Falcon before this meeting,” he said. Berry and his wife moved to Falcon to be closer to their children, but quickly found they missed interacting with people their own age.Beverly Kelty, who has lived in Falcon for 10 years, said, “I need a social life so I’m looking forward to meeting other seniors.” Another woman pointed to her husband and said, “We need a place in town where older men can exercise.”After at least 50 residents enjoyed lunch, organizers handed out a survey to assess seniors’ needs. Residents were asked if they would join a senior center in Falcon should one become available, what type of speakers or programs would be of interest to them and how often they would like to get together for a meal.An exercise program for males and females over age 60 is already planned. Beginning Jan. 22, fitness classes will be conducted on Mondays and Fridays at the Grace Community Church in Falcon. Nancy Bishop and her assistant, Dru Wilson, who were trained by Falcon Physical Therapy, will lead an exercise class designed to improve strength and flexibility in seniors.The group also decided to meet at the fire station on the second Wednesday of each month for a potluck dinner. “We were extremely pleased with the turnout for our first meeting,” said Bev Ordon.The next dinner takes place Feb. 14, so skip the crowded restaurants and enjoy Valentines Day with other Falcon seniors.

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