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“Thankful Thoughts” During November “Sarah’s Fund” Day

November Sarah's Fund Day

“Thankful Thoughts” During November “Sarah’s Fund” Day

Sevier County seniors enjoy holiday activities thanks to Sarah’s Fund

Every month, seniors in Sevier County, TN look forward to fun-filled day of activities and entertainment thanks to your help and the Sarah Timmons Activities Program (Sarah’s Fund). Contributions to Sarah’s Fund help provide monthly travel and activities for local seniors at home and for those in assisted living. And those activities wouldn’t be possible without the passionate activities staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Center!

During November’s “Sarah’s Fund” Day, seniors were entertained by the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association while enjoying a tasty meatloaf lunch. In celebration of the upcoming holidays, they enjoyed making “Thankful Thoughts” jars for Thanksgiving and crafted their own special Christmas ornaments!

Karen Estep, Business Manager for the Senior Center, reflected on the impact of Sarah’s Fund.

“From the Staff at My People Activity Center, we want to wish you a blessed Thanksgiving and tell you that you are one of our biggest blessings! We are so thankful for you and for the happiness you have provided for the Seniors involved in Sarah’s Fund.”

Upcoming Christmas Celebrations

The seniors involved in Sarah’s Fund have even more to look forward to in December. Since many of the Sarah’s Fund seniors do not have relatives close by, the passionate activities staff arranged two outings in December to give them a nice celebration for Christmas! For their regularly planned December “Sarah’s Fund” Day, they are all invited to the Senior Center’s annual Christmas Party Lunch. As an additional treat, seniors are invited back to the Senior Center for another day of entertainment to enjoy the Choir’s performance of “Rhapsody in Bluegrass”, along with Christmas cookies and hot cider!

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Sarah’s Fund was developed in partnership with S.D. Professionals’ President, Jacob Timmons, and the Sevier County Council on Aging staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Together they work to identify seniors isolated at home as well as lacking the ability to attend activities outside of their home or healthcare facility.

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A Special Gift for Seniors from “Sarah’s Fund” Day

A Special Gift for Seniors from “Sarah’s Fund” Day

A Special Gift For Seniors From “Sarah’s Fund” Day

Seniors at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Center enjoy another “Sarah’s Fund” day

Thanks to your help and The Sarah Timmons Activities Program (Sarah’s Fund), Sevier County, TN seniors look forward to having some fun each and every month! And these activities would not be possible without the extremely passionate professional activities staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Since its establishment, Sarah’s Fund has helped provide monthly activities and travel for Sevier County, TN seniors at home and for those in short and long-term, assisted living.

This month’s activities included special entertainment from Mickey Clark, lunch, an ice cream social and a special gift during a craft activity.

Karen Estep, Business Manager for the Senior Center, shared the success of the most recent “Sarah’s Fund” Day.

“Our entertainer, Mickey Clark was fabulous and he was very impressed by what you allow us to do each month.”

Special Gift

In addition to their entertainment, seniors ended the day with a special gift from this month’s activity. Each person left with a bracelet featuring an angel with a special message:

“This angel is cute and sweet, but real angels are mighty warriors of God. We hope this angel reminds you that God loves you and His angels always watch over you, and He is always there for you.”

This small token was given to each participant as a reminder that they are loved! And with each “Sarah’s Fund” Day, we continue to honor the legacy of Sarah Scott Timmons by providing our community’s seniors monthly activities to ensure they’re happy, healthy and active!

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Sarah’s Fund was developed in partnership with S.D. Professionals’ President, Jacob Timmons, and the Sevier County Council on Aging staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Together they work to identify seniors isolated at home as well as lacking the ability to attend activities outside of their home or healthcare facility.

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Sevier County Seniors Enjoy Monthly “Sarah’s Fund” Day

Sevier County seniors enjoy Sarahs Fund Day at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Center

Sevier County Seniors Enjoy Monthly “Sarah’s Fund” Day

The Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center hosts monthly activities funded by the Sarah Timmons Activities Program

The Sarah Timmons Activities Program (Sarah’s Fund) was established to give Sevier County Seniors something fun to look forward to each and every month. And with the help of the professional activities teams at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center, local seniors have been enjoying a monthly “Sarah’s Fund” day filled with activities, food and entertainment. 

Karen Estep, Business Manager for the Senior Center, recently shared on the program’s success. 

“I would like to [say] how absolutely wonderful this fund has been for the community,” Karen said.  “You are certainly making an impact on these seniors’ lives.”

On the fourth Thursday of each month, a bus from the Senior Center goes around to local nursing homes, assisted livings and senior housing complexes and picks up any of the residents that want to participate. This usually ends up being anywhere between 25 – 50 seniors shuttled to the Senior Center for a fun-filled day of activities. Karen went on to share what seniors have to look forward to during a typical “Sarah’s Fund” day.

“We bring them to the Senior Center on our bus,” Karen explains. “We teach them a craft (sometimes two) that they complete while here and get to take home with them. Then, they are given free lunch. After lunch, we have live entertainment followed by an Ice Cream Social.”

In lieu of the regular “Sarah’s Fund” day in December, the staff hopes to include this group in the Senior Center’s annual Christmas Party. Joining the other Seniors at the Senior Center, they will enjoy an excellent catered meal with live entertainment, followed by a special visit from Santa, who brings a gift for each and every person. While it may be a bit more expensive, this gives them something extra-special to look forward to during the holidays! 

The staff of the Senior Center sends a heartfelt “Thank You!” on behalf of the seniors you touch each month. With your generous contributions to Sarah’s Fund, together we are able to keep our community’s seniors happy, healthy and active!

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Sarah’s Fund was developed in partnership with S.D. Professionals’ President, Jacob Timmons, and the Sevier County Council on Aging staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Together they work to identify seniors isolated at home as well as lacking the ability to attend activities outside of their home or healthcare facility.

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Sarah’s Fund Assisting Sevier County Seniors

Sarah's Fund - Dolly Parton's My People Senior Center Classes

Sevier County Seniors Enjoying Benefits Of Sarah’s Fund

Many Sevier County seniors are benefiting from the Sarah Timmons Activities Program (Sarah’s Fund). Sarah’s Fund honors the legacy of Sarah Scott Timmons.  It provides monthly activities and assistance for Sevier County, TN seniors. Recently, Sarah’s Fund covered transportation and attendance costs for a popular holiday event.

In December, Sarah’s Fund provided transportation and covered the cost of attendance for nearly 30 active seniors during the Christmas Brunch. The brunch is an annual event hosted by The Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center in Sevierville, TN. Culinary arts students from Sevier County High School catered the meal and Pigeon Forge’s Legacy Dance Center provided entertainment making it a wonderful community event for all.

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In addition to event participation, contributions from Sarah’s Fund also assist with monthly classes offered at The Center. Area seniors can attend Sarah’s Fund activities on the fourth Thursday of every month. These events include a variety of arts, games and activities. Plus, after lunch, attendees enjoy musical entertainment. There are also shopping outings and special occasions scheduled throughout the year.

March 28th Tentative Schedule
Arts: Jewelry making and wood carving
Lunch: Lasagna, breadstick, side salad and dessert
Musical Entertainment: Kaleb Wright
(Schedule subject to change)

Please contact Vicky Payne or Laurence Evans at 865-453-8080 for more information.

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Sarah's Fund - Dolly Parton's My People Senior Center Classes
Sarah's Fund provides transportation to Christmas Brunch

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Sarah’s Fund was developed in partnership with S.D. Professionals’ President, Jacob Timmons, and the Sevier County Council on Aging staff at the Dolly Parton My People Senior Activity Center. Together they work to identify seniors isolated at home as well as lacking the ability to attend activities outside of their home or healthcare facility.

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