Did you make it to our Annual
Open House this past Thursday?
If not, you don’t know what you
missed. Once again we wish to
thank the many individuals and
businesses that made the event possible. Donations received since my last
• Anonymous donator – Monetary donation
• Dave and Sally Henry – Garden Stones
How exciting! Due to the tremendous amount of donations, we
had enough for everyone attending
to go home with a prize.
Our karaoke “volunteer” singers
did a fantastic job. Singers included: • Mary Larsen (A great “Big”
thank you for providing the equipment, also.)
• Les and Danalee Henry
• Dick Henry
• Joyce Butler
• Jeff Butler
• Dave Goffnett
• Sue Goffnett
• Dave Henry
Volunteers who jumped in wherever needed:
• Mary LaFleur
• Mary Burns
• Kirstin Anderson
• Jean Louis
• Eris Webb
• Mabel Patz
• Bonnie Berry
I also wish to thank my staff for
all their hard work and dedication.
Lastly, I want to mention who
the lucky winners were of the raffle
• Senior Center Throw (Donated
by Superior State Agency and Design on a Tee) – Melissa Jorden
• Wood Lily Picture (Donated
by?) – Flora Lewis
• Two Assorted Baskets (Donated by Carl and Jean Louis) –
Belinda Clark/Lucky Lenny (Len
• Chip-In Island & Resort Casino (Two “Spirit of Christmas” show
tickets) – Laura Lee Tegtman
• Chip-In Island Resort Casino,
One night stay – Greta Stout
• Barn Wood Planter Bench (Donated by Lane and Deb Blandford)
– Lucky Lenny
• Wooden Beaver Bird House
(Donated by Cliff Dyer) – Greta
Hopefully we didn’t miss anyone.
If so, please don’t hesitate to drop
by my office and we will surely get
your name in next week’s column.
Keep in mind our Annual Open
House is always the first Thursday
of September. Until next year, adios! A diabetes self-management
workshop is going to be offered
at the Manistique Senior Center,
9-11:30 a.m. beginning on Oct.
3 and ending on Nov. 7. The diabetes – PATH (Personal Action
Towards Health) workshop is a
six week workshop designed to
provide skills and tools needed by
people living with Type 2 diabetes
to improve their health and manage
their symptoms. As a result, participants are better equipped to face the
daily challenge of living with diabetes. Two trained leaders will be
conducting the workshop. Topics
will include: meal planning, physical activity, symptoms of diabetes,
stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, medications and
working with health care providers.
Class sizes are limited and preregistration is required. Family and
caregivers are welcome. There is
no cost to attend, but donations to
the program are welcome. Please
call the Senior Center at 341-5923
for more information or to register. The program is brought to you
Are you interested in joining us for the bus trip to Escanaba to the UP Senior Convention and Expo which is held annually at the Ruth Butler Building? If so, please drop by the Center as soon as possible and get registered. The cost is $14 which covers the entry fee and transportation. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 9 a.m. The theme this year is “Wild Wild West.” Get out your cowboy/girl hats, boots, etc., as cash prizes are given for the best costumes. Last year’s first place winner walked away with a smile and $100 in their hand.
Entertainment is Monty DeGrave and the Guest Speaker is the new OSA director, Kari Sederburg. The Noon Meal will include BBQ chicken; rip roaring beans, corn bread, camp fries and peach cobbler. Pictures will be taken for $1. Bingo will be held next door for those interested at .25 a game. There is also a silent auction along with four “Share the Wealth” drawings for cash. The sponsor for the day event is OSF St. Francis Hospital.
Are you no longer able to cut your toe nails? If so, I encourage you to contact the Center by calling 341-5923 to make an appointment for the Foot Care Clinic. The next date is Wednesday, Sept. 26. The cost is $12.50 per person and they request you bring your own towel.
Did you know that 90 percent of heart attacks occur early in the morning and it can be minimized if one takes a glass or two of water not grog or beer before retiring in the evening. I knew water is important but I never knew about the special times to drink it. Drinking water at the correct time maximizes its effectiveness on the human body.
One glass of water after waking up – helps activate internal organs. One glass of water 30 minutes before a meal – helps digestion. One glass of water before taking a bath – helps lower blood pressure and one glass of water before going to bed – avoids stroke or heart attack.
Monetary donations have been received in memory of:
• Betty Gilroy from Perry and Cathy Wise,
• Pat Moberg from Joyce Butler
• Frank Creeden from Lois and Duane MacGregor.
A maintenance and Support donation was received from Laura Lee Tegtman.
Veggies, veggies, veggies! The following shared from their gardens: Barbara Collins, and Vic and Sharon Vanderville dropped by with cucumbers and zucchini. Bea O’Conner donated green and red tomatoes and cucumbers.
Grant and Ruth Taylor showed up with a box of zucchini, cucumbers and beets for all to enjoy. Ivan Rochefort gave cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, zucchini and tomatoes. Bill and Nancy Cheney gave zucchini and cucumbers. Sandy Arrowood donated cucumbers and summer squash, and Dot Pletz gave tomatoes and cucumbers.
George and Deanna Fish gave a donation of apples and flower seeds were given by Rita Peterson. Drop by my office if you are interested.
A miscellaneous donation was given by Rex and Judy Slingsby, and Judy McEachern and Annette Spaulding gave a donation to the Medical Loan Closet.
BRIDGE Aug. 31: 1st-Joyce LaTulip, 2nd-Pat Flint, 3rd-Joyce Lesica, 4th-Larry Savoie, 5th- Chris Orr, 6th-George Lowman, CFC-Julie Hoholik. Hostess, Audrey Savoie served pecan, rhubarb, and chocolate chip pies and crackers and cheese.
BRIDGE Sept. 7: 1st-Joyce LaTulip. 2nd-Sarah Bignall, 3rd- George Lowman, 4th-Jane Leonard, 5th-Bibi Duquette, CFC-Betty Stewart. Host, George Lowman served chocolate chip, raisin, spice cookies and cheese and crackers.
PINOCHLE Sept. 5: 1st-Audrey Newborn, 2nd-Chris Keener, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home-Carl Sundling.
500 Sept. 7: 1st-Sheila Haskins, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd-Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home- Chris Keener.
Birthdays this week: Sept. 14- Ed Chase and Judy Luitink, Sept. 15-Barbara Gardner and Bob Mc- Donald, Sept. 16-Audrey Savoie, Sept. 17-Lucille Fautley, Sept. 19-Jeri Bertrand, Jeanine Zellner and Lynn Henry, Sept. 20-Phyllis Burge, Orville Noffke and John Arnold and on Sept. 21-Jim Wolfe. Happy birthday wishes to all!