We have two important matters for seniors this month, again thanks to volunteers.

The 18th annual Singing for Seniors program will be from 3-4:30PM on Sat., Oct. 21, held at the Yellow Box Church – intersection of Ogden and Rickert.

Every year the Naperville community comes together to deliver an entertaining program honoring our senior citizens. The guest performers this year are a first-class comic quartet from Detroit, Three Men and a Tenor, who are sure to delight! Joining them is the award-winning show choir from the School of Performing Arts.

Singing for Seniors is always “free free free” for everyone in the age 55-plus set.

For group reservations, or if you need a ride, call (630) 637-2636 or visit www.singingforseniors.org.

The second item is about our volunteer “leaf rakers.” Fall is always my personal favorite season. The air is crisp, the trees are beautiful. Our Senior Task Force is again partnering with the Scouts. They are volunteering to help the elderly that need help in raking their leaves. If you would like help, call the Naperville Park District at (630) 848-3613 and ask for the Senior Hot Line. Last year was the first year for their services and we are very happy that they want to do it again for us.

POEM TIME:

Old age is golden, or so I’ve heard it said,

But sometimes I wonder, as I crawl into my bed.

With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup

My glasses on the table until I get up.

As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself

Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?

The reason I know my youth is all spent,

Is my get-up-and-go has got up and went.

But in spite of it all, I’m able to grin,

And think of the places my get-up has been.

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