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[JAN. 14, 2004]  The Oasis, Logan County's senior citizen center, 501 Pulaski St. in Lincoln, is open weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is also open on Friday and Sunday nights for table games. Dominic Dalpoas is the executive director. Activities are open to all Logan County senior citizens, regardless of membership.


The University of Illinois Extension will sponsor bingo games Thursday at 1 p.m. Join all your friends and acquaintances for a fun-filled afternoon vying for nutrition prizes. We apologize that this event did not make our regular calendar.

Alzheimer support group

The Alzheimer support group, facilitated by a coordinator from Maple Ridge Care Centre, meets Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Oasis. No reservation is necessary.

Oasis annual board meeting

The annual board meeting is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. Thursday. Board member confirmation and a summary of 2003 activities are on the agenda.

Glaucoma screening

Appointments for glaucoma screening are available Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. Dr. Jones of Drake Eyecare will be available by appointment only. Call 732-6132. The service is free for seniors.

Holiday closing

Buy your Tuesday, Jan. 20, lunch ticket by noon on Friday. The cost is $3.50, and the menu is baked ham, sweet potatoes, salad, drink and dessert.

The Oasis will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, for the Martin Luther King holiday. Regular activities will resume on Tuesday.


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Legal aid

A few appointment times are still available Thursday, Jan. 22, between 9 a.m. and noon for seniors who need legal assistance. Please call 732-6132 for an appointment. The service is sponsored by the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and is free of charge.

Winners, winners

Since our last 2003 report the following have won pinochle: Eleanor Barton, Iona Fulscher and Mable Hoagland, as well as weekend pinochle winners Pauline Boward, Larry Van Bibber, Esther Will and Bernie DePuy. DePuy was also a weekend winner at 5 in 1.

Gladys Chowaniec won the December lunch drawing, sponsored by Bonanza.


Friends of The Oasis members receive a bimonthly newsletter by mail. For more information, call 732-6132 or 732-5844.

[Oasis news release]

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