Holley-Navarre Senior Center

COVID-19: Status as of March 17

COVID-19: Status as of March 17

Santa Rosa County schools will remain closed through April 15 at the earliest. State officials will make a determination by the end of this week whether or not students will return to classrooms at all this school year or complete school virtually. Public school testing and grades have been waived, and parents have the option […]

COVID-19: Status as of March 16

COVID-19: Status as of March 16

Editor’s note: This situation is fluid and the information is ever-changing. We will keep you updated throughout the day and evening as information changes. Santa Rosa County is canceling all publicly permitted events in county facilities with anticipated participation of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. In a news conference Monday, President […]

Apron fundraiser latest project tackled by crafting group

Apron fundraiser latest project tackled by crafting group

Sherri Stauffer sent off an email to a reporter noting that the weekly crafting group at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center was busy sewing aprons for a fundraiser. She joked that the senior center looked like the inside of a sweatshop with everyone so busy at work on a Tuesday afternoon in early February. But in […]

Field day shines light on AM radio operators

Field day shines light on AM radio operators

Ralph Anderson is sitting at a table Saturday afternoon working to contact others on his amateur radio. Several others with the Emerald Coast Amateur Radio Association are doing the same during the club’s field day at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. Anderson, who lives in Buffalo but spending his winter here in Florida – he plans […]

Seever steps in as new president of senior center board

Seever steps in as new president of senior center board

Nelda Seever is the new president of the Holley Navarre Senior Center board of directors. And she’ll be the first to tell you that she has big shoes to fill as she steps in for the outgoing TJ Husser, who was full of energy and helped bring the center to new heights in terms of […]

Gazebo rededicated to Butterfly House volunteer Blage

Gazebo rededicated to Butterfly House volunteer Blage

On Saturday afternoon at the Holley Navarre Senior Center, the new gazebo will be rededicated to the late Blair Blage. Nearly a decade ago, in April 2010, the original dedication took place in Navarre Park at the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH). Blage volunteered a lot of time to PBH and the community in his 20-plus […]

Senior Center names its board candidates

Senior Center names its board candidates

The Holley Navarre Senior Center has revealed the members who are running for spots on the center’s board. There are four running for at-large spots and one running for the secretary position. Among the candidates is Darlene Calhoun, who heads up the Ways and Means Committee at the center.   Read the full article in […]

Senior Center approves budget for 2020

Senior Center approves budget for 2020

The Holley Navarre Senior Center breezed through its general membership meeting Friday afternoon. Board secretary Nelda Henderson ran the meeting in the absence of president TJ Husser, who is out of town, and all items on the agenda were unanimously passed, including the 2020 budget.   Read the full article in the Oct. 10 issue […]

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Team effort fuels another successful fish fry

Darlene Calhoun was making her rounds through the dining area of the Holley Navarre Senior Center Friday and couldn’t help but be proud of the effort from all sides that made the center’s annual fish fry a success once again. She stopped for a moment to put the effort into words.   Read the full […]

Senior center counts on community support

Senior center counts on community support

The Holley Navarre Senior Center leans heavily on community support. Without people turning out for the various fundraisers the center hosts or donations being received from local businesses, including a brand-new stove donated by a local brewery, the center would find it challenging to continue going forward.   Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Husser closing in on end of term as president

Husser closing in on end of term as president

TJ Husser has spent nearly two years as the president of the board at the Holley-Navarre Seniors Association. She announced last week that her term will come to an end in December and she has no plans to run for re-election.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Music plays in the background, the tunes coming from a Hawaiian band sitting in front of an island backdrop as Hula dancers entertain the crowd inside the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. There is even a hula dancing lesson at one point during the festivities Saturday evening.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue […]

Zangerle excited sharing Hawaiian traditions at senior center

Zangerle excited sharing Hawaiian traditions at senior center

Angela Zangerle is excited about Saturday’s luau at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. A native of Hawaii, she has been sharing stories of Hawaiian culture with others at the center and teaching members how to make leis as well. She’s even preparing an authentic Hawaiian dinner for it.   Read the full article in the July […]

Senior center hosts successful farmers market and craft fair

Senior center hosts successful farmers market and craft fair

The Holley Navarre Senior Center turned into the heart of the town Saturday morning, hosting a Farmers Market and Craft Event for the first time. “It was kind of our pilot program with this,” senior center board president TJ Husser said.   Read the full article in the July 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

RED Day turned into a busy day at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Maybe busier than usual. The plan on Keller Williams’ annual day of service was to disassemble the Panhandle Butterfly House gazebo from Navarre Park and reassemble it at the Holley Navarre Senior Center last Thursday. Read the full article in the May […]

Food drive nets nearly 13,000 pounds

Food drive nets nearly 13,000 pounds

Navarre Post Office workers had several thousand pounds of extra cargo Saturday thanks to the annual national food drive put on by the United States Postal Service. The cargo was food donations from citizens, left at their mailboxes. Read the full article in the May 16 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription […]

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Donations poured in quickly and that led to the concrete being poured for the foundation for the gazebo the Holley Navarre Senior Center is receiving from the Panhandle Butterfly House. The gazebo will be disassembled and reassembled today by Keller Williams Realty during its Red Day efforts at the senior center. Read the full article […]

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Time is everything when it comes to strokes

Margo Kernon listened to the stories from those at Holley Navarre Senior Center who came out to listen to the RN from Baptist Health Care speak about strokes on Wednesday, April 10. Betty Williams talked about her first stroke. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Support groups promote stroke awareness

Support groups promote stroke awareness

Stroke awareness means a great deal to Carolyn Sumrall, who works with the Council on Aging of West Florida. She started a support group at the Holley Navarre Senior Center earlier this year in the hopes of bringing more awareness to the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Read the full article in […]

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 […]

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 […]