Blues ‘n Barbecue set for Thursday at Colley Complex

Published 11:12 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In celebration of National Senior Centers Month, the Colley Senior Complex in Troy will host a Blues ’n Barbecue outing and all seniors ages 60 and over are invited.

“The Blues ’n Barbecue event is a way for the Colley Senior Complex to celebrate National Senior Centers Month with those who are enrolled in our programs and to reach out to those who are not involved and introduce them the center and to the many programs that we offer,” said Janet Motes, center director.

Blues ’n Barbecue will feature Henry Everette and Friends and Raymond Sexton’s famous barbecue.

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“Henry Everette and Friends were at studio 116 in Brundidge Saturday night and they were fabulous,” Motes said.
“We are very excited to have them. The entertainment will be great and so will the barbecue. It will be a great time to celebrate being a senior adult.”

Blues ’n Barbecue will begin at 6 p.m. in the backyard at the Colley Senior Complex Annex on Elm Street.

“The Blues ’n Barbecue is for all seniors and they are all invited whether they have ever been to the Colley Senior Complex or not,” Motes said. “We always welcome new seniors and we’ve got so much to offer. The weather will be perfect, not too hot and not too cold, so Blues ’n Barbecue is the perfect time to celebrate being a senior adult.”

The Colley Senior Complex offers 125 monthly programs and services to seniors.

“Our programs are divided into four categories – exercise, artistic and creative, general and auxiliary,” Motes said. “Our exercise category includes aerobics, zumba, line dancing, clogging and yoga. The artistic category includes painting, pottery, ceramics and quilting. Dominoes, bridge, workshops and educational seminars are part of the general category and our auxiliary programs are those like TOPS and Weight Watchers that did not originate with us but call the Colley Senior Complex their home.”

Blues ‘n Barbecue celebrates National Senior Centers month and honors all seniors whether they are regulars at or first timers to the Colley Senior Complex.

“All seniors are invited and, although it’s not necessary to let us know if you plan to come, it would be helpful to know,” Motes said. “We want to make sure we have enough barbecue. So, if you are not a regular participant but would like to come, please call us at 808-8500. We would love to have you.”