Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This week at the Manor

#YumaCO, will be a weekly feature. Today it it's #sol16 too. All activities are in the High Plains Manor common room unless otherwise noted. Tentatively. the weekly feature will focus primarily on the Manor. The Rural Community Resource Center has a lunch event Friday that I already shared on Facebook and will post about separately. You can also follow blog posts as well as other Yuma and Northeast Colorado items on Facebook at Life at the Manor and points west.

For now, I'm short on Manor images, but here's an older aerial view from Elaine Rigney's My Hometown  board on Pinterest. The layout and design are difficult to describe without images.
  • 9-10 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Exercise Group working out to Richard Simmons' 1986 Silver Foxes video (yes, the same one every session)

  • 1:30 pm Tuesday, Lion's Club Bingo (every 3rd Tuesday)
  • 6:00 pm Tuesday, Game Night (every 3rd Tuesday, bring finger food snacks). 
  • 6:00 pm Wednesday, Sewing Club (quilting, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays)

More about this feature, tentative hashtag #TWHPM, and my related "Way out West" project:
I've been meaning to make a local page for Yuma since I moved here last summer. Today I finally just did it. I was waiting for a page name. In timeline comment today, I wrote "Life in the Manor and points west." It felt right. 
So what will I post here? Some, like High Country News posts, western and southwestern history, archaeology and regional topics, will be similar to what I already post to my Mountainair Online and Shaffer Hotel pages. Instead of Mountainair and Central NM news and announcements, I'll post about Yuma and Northeast Colorado, with an emphasis on information and calendar notices about High Plains Manor. I continually lose track of and miss meetings and events in the commons, Nor am I the only one. Although not everyone at the Manor is on Facebook, I hope this page will be useful and interesting for those who are. 
Recently too, I've been adding to my collection of western and southwestern pages, news sources. blogs and other regional links. As part of settling in and learning about Yuma, I've been collecting images and bookmarking Yuma pages since before I left New Mexico. Now I have them to share and build an online information resource about the area. There will be no shortage of content. I welcome your ideas and suggestions....

(as re-posted from Facebook) 


  1. This is going to be fun reading!

    1. Yes, I think it could -- and intend to make it so. It won't be just Yuma although life here will be a significant part of it. Most of service type posts will be just on the Facebook page. The new facility manager is pleased that someone is doing this.

      I think she can help me get pics too. This year is the 50th anniversary of the housing project -- celebration planned, on-line presence a plus. I suggested an Event page on Facebook and would also recommend a static public page for the event

    2. PS this week I'm doing the schedule just on Facebook because blogging would put them back to back here.