Holley-Navarre Senior Center

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

Mahjong presents challenges along with fun

It’s late on a Friday morning and there are a couple of tables set up in the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Three people are at each one. They are playing a game called mahjong, which originated in China and is sort of like cards. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Workshop exposes older drivers to car technology

Workshop exposes older drivers to car technology

Technology in a car used to mean a CD player, automatic locks or a light that warns you of low tire pressure. Things have changed significantly over the years, and the technology now available in cars is more advanced than ever. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Stroke support group starts up at senior center

Support is everything. Especially for someone who has suffered a stroke or is a caregiver for a stroke victim. Carolyn Sumrall, with the Council on Aging of West Florida, has opted to start a support group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center where she is a board member. Her hope is that it makes a difference. […]

Senior center elects new board members

Senior center elects new board members

The results are in for the Holley Navarre Senior Center Board elections. Don Brown earned another term as an at-large board member and Suzanne Petrella is on the board for the first time. Linda Kinney was elected as the new treasurer. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Senior center focuses on upcoming election, increasing membership

Senior center focuses on upcoming election, increasing membership

Board elections are coming up at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. The election is scheduled for Dec. 7. Results of it will be announced that day at the general meeting. Early voting is going on right now. Opportunities to vote early are set for Nov. 20 and Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. […]

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Eating right makes a difference as you age

Nutrition for seniors is important. Thanks to a grant from the state, the University of Florida IFAS Extension Office has been able to provide elderly in the county with useful information about shopping smart on a budget and still eating right. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Health & Craft Fair

The Health & Craft Fair at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center will be held from 8 a.m. The community is invited to take advantage of free health screenings and learn more about specific health issues seniors are facing. Plus, pick up the perfect gifts or crafts from local vendors. For more information, call 850-936-1644.

Class at senior center offers beginner instruction in line dancing

Class at senior center offers beginner instruction in line dancing

Hip Hop music is the last thing you’d expect to hear coming out of a tablet at the Holley Navarre Senior Center.  “Moves Like Jagger” probably isn’t a hit song you’d expect to hear either. Yet that’s exactly what one hears playing on a Tuesday afternoon during a line dancing class. Donations are accepted for […]

Senior center cashes in on another successful fundraiser

Senior center cashes in on another successful fundraiser

The Holley-Navarre Senior Center is always looking for new ways to raise money. The latest was the Cool Indoor Flea Market and Thrift Shop that took place Saturday, Aug. 4. With nearly 30 vendors, more donations than expected for the thrift shop and a seemingly nonstop flow of customers coming through the door, it looked […]

Age is just a number to Eure

Age is just a number to Eure

Age truly is a number for Margaret Eure. She turned 91 in June and is as active as ever. “I rode my bike this morning,” Eure said. She does that almost every morning. Five days at least, depending on the weather of course. Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre Press. […]

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

Mark and Janet Pokroy, along with Jim Russell, are playing a game of shuffleboard on a summer afternoon at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. A few others stop by as the day progresses. The game is being played on the new courts that were laid down earlier this year after months in which the pieces […]

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

It was at one of Navarre’s Junior ROTC military balls that Master Chief Jim Ethridge recalls a funny story about the late Shirley Brown, a long-time supporter of ROTC who used the cadets for many of the community service efforts she was involved with in Navarre. The connection between Brown and the high school’s ROTC […]

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Don Brown is having fun amid the hustle and bustle of another pancake breakfast at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center on a Saturday morning. He has been involved at the senior center for more than two years now and steps up for a variety of volunteer opportunities during the year. Read the full article in the […]

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

Senior center surprised by announcement of Santa Rosa county funding approval

T.J. Husser learned late last week that the Holley-Navarre Senior Center received a nice chunk of change in financial assistance from Santa Rosa County. The president of the board of the self-supporting center knew that money had been requested from the county, but no one had informed her that it had been approved. Read the […]

A night at the mystery dinner theater

A night at the mystery dinner theater

Two hours of anticipation was on the cusp of its conclusion Saturday night. The final piece of the script was in my hands — the reporter known as Smitty in the Holley Navarre Senior Center’s mystery dinner theater production — and also in the hands of the sometimes-clueless Inspector Eddie Constantine, a role played by […]

Five things to know: County Commission meeting

Five things to know: County Commission meeting

Commissioners table floating alcohol ordinance When a floating restaurant-like structure appeared in Santa Rosa Sound last month just behind Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill, questions among residents abounded. Shortly after the appearance, County Commissioner Rob Williamson said he wanted the county to pursue an ordinance to bar these types of establishments. He said Santa Rosa […]

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

The microphones are laid out on a table inside the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Everyone in the cast of Last Call at Chez Mort, the dinner theater production that will play out Saturday at the center, is ready for another rehearsal. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Not everyone is blessed with artistic talent. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to draw or paint. “If you can hold a pencil, I can teach you to paint,” said Mary Ellen Linthicum, an art instructor at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre […]

Former physics prof finds new role as actor

Former physics prof finds new role as actor

John Askew was a minister in last year’s dinner theater show at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. His role this year is a little different. Really, it’s night and day between the two, and maybe a bit more challenging for the native of England. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Wren finds humor in all situations

Wren finds humor in all situations

Cheri Wren can find humor in almost any situation. It’s sort of like her therapy. “I love comedy and my family has always dealt with crisis through comedy,” Wren said. “People sometimes think I have a strange sense of humor.” Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Teal brings slice of Greek culture to Navarre

Teal brings slice of Greek culture to Navarre

Dimitra Teal has been teaching Greek Dancing at the Holley Navarre Senior Center since last year, and her reason for doing so is fairly simple. “I am Greek. This (dancing) is what I have known my whole life. I figured, why not teach it,” Teal said. She teaches the class once a week at the […]

Husser embraces new role as senior center board president

Husser embraces new role as senior center board president

During the Holley Navarre Senior Center’s general meeting Friday afternoon, new board president TJ (Teresa) Husser turned on music at one point. The song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” played and it was symbolic of the atmosphere Husser is trying to create at the center as she settles into her new role. In the past, there […]

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