Monthly President’s Report APRIL 2019 Happy Spring! Spring is the season of rebirth. After a long cold winter, the birds are singing again, flowers are reaching full bloom, and leaves are bright and green. It is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air or try some new activities. There is nothing like breathing fresh air, feeling the warmth of the sun on the skin, and soaking in a little Vitamin D to renew the spirit and enhance our quality of life. For the last 18 years, the month of April has also been known around Active Generations as Gourmet Guys month. This is our largest special event raising funds for all of the programs and activities, so we can continue our mission to promote positive aging for adults, and to enhance the quality of life for all generations through programs, services and education. Join us on Sunday, April 28th to sample the delectable culinary creations of over 30 amateur community chefs and their assistants who have generously donated their time and skill. Tickets are just $35 for members in advance, $40 for non-members in advance, or $45 at the door. Tickets are for sale at the Information Window, over the phone by calling 336-6722 or online at www.activegenerations.org. I also want to acknowledge the generosity of our Signature Sponsors: The First National Bank in Sioux Falls and First PREMIER Bank and Bank Card. A list of all the financial and in-kind sponsors will be included in a future edition of the LifeTIMES newspaper. According to the National Institute of Health, one key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is taking some time to partake in fun activities that not only improve cognitive function, but happiness as well. So, try one of our outdoor clubs like the Early Birders Bird Watching Group to get some fresh air to rejuvenate your spirit after a long winter. Or attend our Annual Money Matters Financial Forum on April 4th to increase your knowledge about financial security during your retirement. Enjoy a delicious and healthy noon meal everyday prepared by our exceptional culinary staff. The change of season to the warmer weather offers the perfect opportunity to get out of the house for a bit on a daily basis and there are plenty of ways to stay active, have fun, and appreciate all that spring has to offer by coming to Active Generations!