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Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Celebrating 90!

on November 4, 2019 - 12:26pm
Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization held a celebration for its members 90 and older. Courtesy/LARSO
 
LA Historical Society will join Betty Ehart Senior Center Thursday for ‘Remember When ... .’ Courtesy/LARSO
 
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Executive Director
LARSO
 
Some days we are lucky enough to see history unfold before our eyes.
 
The Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization held a special celebration last week, for our members 90 and older. The event is an occasion seniors are eager to reach, as they become part of a new club.
 
That club entitles them to a special ice cream celebration, this year, hosted by Addus/Ambercare and Community Liaison Lynn Maes-Villareal.
 
The opportunity to listen to conversations about years gone by is quite wonderful. Even though our community is not very large, some have not seen each other in quite some time. The ages ranged from a whimsical 89, to a vivacious 99. You see, you were allowed to attend if you would be 90 by the end of the year. One volunteer, who should have been a guest of honor, was himself 89. Life at your local senior centers are good.
 
The question arose about the greatest changes they had seen in their lifetime. The answers included many things we take for granted today.
 
What we know, as a refrigerator today looked a lot different when 90 was young. There were changes in life situations like getting married, climate change and desegregation. One should stop for a moment from time to time, to pause and reflect on what is happening today, it could be those stories in our future.
 
As we look ahead in a historical perspective, Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Elizabeth Martineau will join the Betty Ehart Senior Center for a presentation Thursday, Nov. 7. The lunchtime fun is called; “Remember When ... .” Martineau will share objects and pictures to see if members indeed, remember when. Examples include; Do you remember when you talked to operators on the telephone? Do you remember playing with jacks? Martineau has lots of fun in store for the lunchtime chat. Attendees are welcome to bring an item for discussion,
 
I know a great guy who has an old, “ooga” horn, it makes me smile each time I hear it.
 
We hope to see you there. If you have questions about the senior centers, call us at 505.662.8920. We provide opportunities and experiences for those 50 and up.

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