November News

The old saying, if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life, is absolutely true for me. We have an amazing town here in Thurmont and I am so blessed to be a part of it. I also have to mention the volunteers at the center, they do an awesome job.   I would also like to send out a great big thank you to Thurmont Kountry Kitchen, Fratelli’s, Mountain Gate, Rocky’s and Bollinger’s restaurants for your delicious meals and your support of the center. We are very lucky to have such wonderful restaurants giving back to our community.  There is so much to be thankful for. I asked the seniors to write down some things they are thankful for at the center. Here is what they had to say:

-I am grateful that there is a place in Thurmont where I can go and everybody knows my name.

-I am grateful for the birthday parties

-I am grateful for Kristen

– I am grateful for the delicious lunches and fellowship

-I am grateful for the music

-I am grateful for the Bingo, the companionship and I love the Coffee and Chat on Tuesday mornings

-I am grateful for having a place to play cards

-I am thankful for friendships and great lunches

-I am grateful for fellowship

-I am grateful for the dedication of the employees, great lunches, coffee and chat Tuesdays and I love the Balance and Strength class

-I am grateful for Bingo

– I am grateful for Ruth’s Balance and Strength class, Kristen, good lunches, people willing to pick me up and bring me to the center, great friendships I am building.

-I am grateful to have learned how to play dominoes

– I am grateful for friendship, smiling faces, laughter and fun.

-I am grateful for the activities and friends

-I am grateful for friendship, lunches and bingo

-I am grateful for lunch, fellowship bingo and the nice leader, Kristen

-I am grateful for so much, the support given by the Town of Thurmont, the time and energy given by the volunteers, the guidance of Kristen Bodmer and the Board of Directors.

As you can see there are so many things that our seniors are grateful for.  I am so grateful to each and every one that come to the center from Ruth, my assistant (who is absolutely amazing), all of the volunteers and of course every one of the seniors that share their lives with me.


October was a great month we had wonderful Bingos, a pot luck lunch and a very successful Colorfest yard sale. Thank you to all who donated items for us to sell.   Also, thank you to those that donated their time to work at the yard sale, Carol Long for organizing it, Gerri Foster, Juliana Brown, Susan Berry, Donna Righter, Kristen Bodmer, Ruth Heaney, and our high school helpers we called the Jewels; Pearl, Julie and Julia.  The winner of the crocheted infant blanket and Vermont teddy bear was Jane Savage.  The $50.00 winner was Gloria Schreiber and the $25.00 winner was Bobby Myers.  Congratulations to all.  We do have a Christmas raffle of a beautiful queen size quilt and money prizes as well. Tickets are available at the Senior Center.


The Thurmont Senior Center is looking to update our sign out front.  We are looking at getting a digital sign.  We could use some help. If you would like to donate, please send your donation to the Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E Main St. Thurmont MD 21788.  Every little bit helps.  We are a self- funded 501 C 3 organization, we have applied for grants specifically for this and were able to get a portion of what we need but we still have a big portion to come up with. We thought we would look to our community to see if they would be willing to help out.


November has 5 Wednesday in it so do you know what that means?  It means we will have a special bingo on November 30th.  We have a special bingo when the month has 5 Wednesdays.  This special Bingo money will be donated to Sleep in Heavenly Peace This amazing organization makes sure that those who need a bed will have a bed.  We are taking donations of new pillows, twin size sheets or blankets for ages 4-17 as well.


The Thurmont Senior Center has a Knitting and Crocheting Group. They meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 11:00. They will be meeting November 8th at 11:00. They make New Born Baby Hats to give to the hospital. They are currently in need of red and green yarn.  If you have any you can drop it off at the center anytime.

We would love for you to join us for Yoga on Monday’s and Zumba on Friday’s they are $5.00 a class or 8 classes for $24.00 We also offer a free balance and strength exercise session daily, Monday-Thursday beginning at 11:15-11:45. You can come once a week or every day.  We have Bunko on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1:00 and Farkle on the 4th Thursday at 1:00. We also are having Bridge every 2nd and 4th Tuesday and Wednesday. We also started playing dominoes, we would love for you to join us.  Have a game you like to play? Let us know what games we could probably get some people together to play with you. We have some that play Pinochle and they are looking for more players.  Also, I had an inquiry about chess and checkers so if you would like to play let me know.  Of course, we can’t forget our coffee time on Tuesday’s at 10:00 am. We would love for you to come by for a cup of joe and a visit.

We will be having our monthly fundraiser at Roy Roger’s on November 10th, 2022 from 5 -8 pm. Come out and see us and get some delicious food as well as our phenomenal goodies. Who’s is ready for cake and ice cream, we will be celebrating birthdays on Thursday November 17th with special music from Patty and Brent Progecene

Don’t forget the Thurmont Senior Center is available to rent for different activities such as a baby shower, a birthday party or a bridal shower.

As always if you have questions don’t hesitate to call us at 301-271-7911.

Just a reminder some activities may have a minimal cost but to join the center is absolutely free.