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Bay Oaks Social Seniors plan busy May

By Nathan Mayberg - Editor | Apr 29, 2021

The Bay Oaks Social Seniors have an abundance of programs planned this month. The group welcomes those 50 and over to take part in social, educational, recreational, and community activities.

The fun begins on Tuesday, May 4 when the group is scheduled to take a trip to the Miss Naples 48′ Catamaran – the newest Catamaran in Naples. There will be a morning shelling trip is great for anyone looking to check out Keewaydin Island – which is only accessible by boat.

The group will boat around Naples Bay, getting sight of the homes along Port Royal and the Gulf of Mexico as well as dolphins, manatees, turtles and birds. There will be a variety of snacks on board as well as a selection of beer, wine, soda and water for purchase. All cruises are fully and personally narrated. The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for non-residents.

The group will meet at 8 a.m. at Miss Naples, located at 550 Port O Call Way in Naples.

On May 6, a flower arranging class will be held at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus near the small playground. The class will begin at 10 a.m. and will include a bouquet of flowers to give to loved ones just in time for Mother’s Day.

The class will feature tips on how to create a good bouqet, with vases provided and all the other necessary tools. Folks can also bring their own.

The cost for the class is $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents. Reservations are necessary.

A kayak trip will be held on Friday, May 14 to the Barefoot Beach Estuary in Bonita Springs. The seniors will meet at Cocohatchee River Park off Vanderbilt Drive in Naples at 9 a.m.

The kayakers will paddle out for about two hours before enjoing a picnic lunch.

The cost is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.

Baseball lovers should mark down the date of Sunday, May 16, when the group heads to Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers to watch the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels play the Clearwater Threshers. The game between the Twins and Phillies class-A affiliate is part of first responder’s weekend at the stadium.

The game starts at noon and also features a promotional brunch for $10.

For those interested in joining the activities, contact Bay Oaks Recreational Campus at 239-765-4222.

Statement of Goals

The following is the statement of goals of the Bay Oaks Social Seniors:

The Bay Oaks Social Seniors (BOSS) was created to foster friendship and personal interaction through social activities.To provide mental stimulation and expand knowledge horizons through educational activities.To maintain physical strength, agility, and co-ordination through recreational activities.To contribute to the community and our organization through community activities. To alleviate fear and loneliness through a sense of well being fostered by membership in a cohesive, compassionate, and supportive group.

The BOSS program keeps members active and enjoying themselves through many different trips and activities including kayaking, biking, and cultural trips. Also, monthly programs including potluck, out to lunch bunch, dominoes and BOCCE.