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Seniors become card sharks on Tuesdays

Staff writer

Sadie Decker, Sally Matz, Bessie Michaelis, and Hazel Smith linger at Peabody Senior Center for a couple of hours after it closes each Tuesday afternoon to play pinochle.

“We’d love to have more people using the center for activities like these gals do,” site manager Ruth Lott said.

Bridge players also gather at the center after it closes.

“So far they are not looking for a weekly game, but would like to encourage another table or two of bridge players to play at the same time,” Lott said.

The pinochle ladies would like to expand their list of participants.

“We need some substitutes,” Matz said. “Sometimes one of us can’t be here, and if we had another person to call on, that would be helpful.”

Another table of four would be a plus, giving them a chance to rotate players and play with new people.

“These kinds of activities are good for seniors,” Lott said. “They enjoy the fellowship, and keeping track of bids and scores is good ‘brain food’ for all of us.”

If others are interested in pinochle or bridge or some other card game, Lott will try to coordinate their choice with others.

More information is available at (620) 983-2226.

Last modified June 17, 2015

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