The Montrose Senior Center, where the club meets, is closed until further notice by state mandate.
[San Juan Silver Stage | March 2020 | By Kathryn R. Burke]
The club began because Winifred (Wini) Tappan, who turned 94 in February, was seeking answers for senior services and having trouble finding them. She lunches regularly at the Senior Center, and through discussions there with folks in their 80s and 90s, she realized that there were others who needed help, and couldn’t figure out where to get it. So she started digging for information—not an easy task when you have macular degeneration and hearing loss. Neither of which slows Wini down. (Despite those issues, plus having suffered a stroke, broken neck, and heart attack, Wini still swims at the Rec Center and never misses a Saturday Night Dance. We recently published her fourth book; she wrote her first at age 55!)
The information is out there, but it’s murkey, often confusing, and sometimes really hard to find. But she did, and knowing she needed to share it, started the club. Wini researched age-related topics then arranged for guest speakers. She reached out to Cindy Marino at the Rec Center for help in planning and executing club activities. Members enjoyed a fall color tour with lunch at The Grit in Ridgway and a holiday excursion to view Christmas light displays, followed by dinner at Paghres. They’ve toured and lunched at a variety of fascinating places, learning as they go, proving that its never too late to learn new things.
The 90s Club meets the third Friday monthly at the Montrose Senior Center, 1800 Pavilion Drive. After at noon lunch ($5, optional), enjoy a special program. Or join other club members to venture out into the surrounding community for one of the informative, entertaining excursions Wini and Cindy have planned. Call Wini for more information.
Due to Colorado mandate, Senior Center is closed till further notice. Club is not meeting, but Wini is checking in with members on regular basis.