The Senior Citizens Advisory Commission of the City of Garland convened in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at City Hall, 200 North Fifth Street, Garland, Texas, with the following members:
Shirley Robnett, Commissioner - Chair
Gail Belton, Commissioner - Vice Chair
Carol Cooper, Commissioner
Amador Castro, Commissioner
Forrest Oliver, Commissioner
Larry Dunn, Commissioner
Charlotte Piercy, Commissioner
Sal Liberto, Commissioner
Dee Muhlinghaus, Senior Center Supervisor
Jelisa Baker, Carver Senior Center Supervisor
Albert Montero, Recreation Services Manager
Jerry Click, Garland Fire Department
Margaret Lucht, Speaker
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion was made by
Commissioner Larry Dunn,
and seconded by
Commissioner - Vice Chair Gail Belton
8 - 0
ITEMS FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION
MARGARET LUCHT - introduced herself to the Commission and gave some updates on projects in District 5.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT - JERRY CLICK
Spoke to the Commission on upcoming cold weather and the dangers of space heaters. He also gave some unofficial stats on fire department responses.
SENIOR CENTER REPORTS - D'AUN MUHLINGHAUS & JELISA BAKER
GSAC Activities January SAC Meeting
Costa Rica Feb 2 – Feb 10 2023
Charleston/Savannah May 6 – May 12 2023
Hawaii Sept 22 – Sept 29 2023
Day Trips for 2023 being planned
Extended Trips for 2024 being planned
December 3 – Prestonwood Baptist Church Gift of Christmas show and lunch buffet – feedback was great – everyone had a great time
Congregate Meal Program
Marketing continues as we continue expanding and rebuilding the program
Holiday Activities: Decorate Santa Hats, Make Ornaments, Decorate Ugly Christmas T-Shirts (Sweaters); School Choir Program
Christmas Lunch December 16 with musical entertainment – great success! Lunch was catered by Fire for the Lord; desserts provided by members; Santa pictures for our members; entertainment by Marty Ruiz and our own DJ – James Frederick, one of our bus drivers
New Center Update
New center will be built on current site on Avenue A
Tour of 3 area senior centers: McKinney, Plano, Richardson with SAC members as well as some GSAC instructors and members lead by architecture firm hired to design new center
Input meeting for center members scheduled for Friday, January 20 at Fields Recreation Center 9:30 a.m.
Additional Public Input Meetings scheduled on January 24 at Granger 5:30 to 8 p.m. and January 26 at Audubon 5:30 to 8 p.m.
January Future Activities at Carver Senior Center
Jewelry making, Cardio Drumming, and Yoga class have started in January.
Afternoon Arts class M and W
Lunch Bunch Crew January 10
Black History Program Event February 24
at the atrium 8:30 – 12:30
Valentine’s day Garland Senior Prom held at Atrium Feb 14
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Planning a trip to Myrtle Beach SC for postponed until October 2023
Monthly senior mixer at Strike N Reel
A little taste of African heritage every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
Previous events done at Carver in Dec:
Lunch Bunch Crew November 30
(The King Buffet) 10am
Thanksgiving potluck for November 16
Veteran Luncheon Nov
11th. 11 am
Holocaust Mus Nov 18
Carver Christmas party Dec 21
10:30 am 50 people join on that event
Ornament making for the trees.
COMMISSION CHAIR - Introduced new Commissioner Amador Castro and had him tell a little about himself.
Shirley Robnett, Chair
Albert Montero, Secretary
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