Monthly President’s Report JULY 2018 Summertime and the Fourth of July are here. Active Generations and all of its programs will be closed on July 4th, but be sure to come out for all the other great activities this summer. First up is the annual All American Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Social on July 19th. Then on August 9th, we are celebrating Grandparents’ Day with a Fun in the Sun Beach Party. As you know, this is Active Generations’ 50th Anniversary year. Thank you to everyone who came out for our Family Picnic on June 14th. Our next event celebrating our 50 years of service is our Classic Car and Motorcycle Show on September 13. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to help us celebrate 50 years!! Finally, on December 11, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly mixer at Active Generations in honor of our 50th Anniversary. As many of you are aware, longtime SHIINE Director, Tom Hoy recently retired. Throughout his tenure with Active Generations, Tom and his dedicated staff and volunteers assisted thousands of people with managing their Medicare Part D prescription drug medication costs. We wish him all the best in this next and exciting stage of life. We are very happy to announce that Karen Healy has been promoted to SHIINE Director. Karen has been a dedicated and committed team member of the SHIINE program since 2010. This state and federal grant has helped so many individuals across the state. In fact, last year it is estimated that this region saved enrollees over 2.5 million dollars! Karen was an integral part of the team and we look forward to her leadership of this essential and much needed program. Finally, congratulations to our Chef Dan and the Nutrition Department staff. They earned 100% on their health inspection report for the 3rd time in a row this year! This is a spectacular achievement! Enjoy this wonderful summer month!