2013-04-18 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

To all of our special volunteers the Senior Center Board, along with myself, sincerely wish to thank you for all you do. You’re spectacular efforts and commitment has not gone unnoticed! We could not provide many of the activities or services without each and every one of you. A great big thank you for what you do!

Today the Center will be buzzing as we will be gathering for a Pancake Supper. Attendees will get the chance to fill their tummies with pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, potatoes and sticky buns. Orange juice and coffee will also be available. We are asking for a $5 donation to cover the cost of the food.

Entertainment will begin at 4 p.m. We sincerely wish to thank Mike Johnson for volunteering his time. Hopefully, Tom Hoholik will make it back to the UP and join him. Food will be served at approximately 5 p.m.

The Manistique Tribal Health Center Optical Department is now accepting appointments for eye examinations for all military veteran patients including those who are non-tribal. This has been almost a two year process of working with the VA in Iron Mountain.

It has been asked how long the Rural Health clinic would be closed down for the move to the new hospital. There are no plans of closing the clinic during the transaction.

On Tuesday, April 23, the midlevels (Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners) will begin working at the new Rural Health clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

As of Thursday, April 25, the old Rural Health Clinic will close its doors and there will be no further appointments available there. On Monday, April 29, the Rural Health Clinic at the new site, will be open and fully staffed with mid-levels and physicians as usual.

So while your physician may not be available on Thursday, April 25, or Friday, April 26, there will be care available during that time at the new site.

Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may want to consider being screened for your risk of stroke through the services of Life Line Screening.

Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque buildup in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. We are pleased to host this Life Line Screening event on Saturday, May 18.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes four vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $159 ($149 with our member discount.) Speak with the LLSA representative for more package options. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Your Health is in your hands, so call (800) 653-6441 for more information or to pre-register.

I have received many questions regarding the Manistique Farmers Market. Their first hours of operation will take place on Wednesday May 15, from 4-6 p.m. The Farmer’s Market will be offering many fresh items such as: maple syrup, eggs, beef, starter plants, early greens, kale, spinach, and carrots. The opening event will be broadcasted by the radio results network. They will also be offering free kites to the first 300 families.

Monetary donations have been received in memory of:

• Howard Shampine from Larry and Patsy Neelis

• Donna Wolfe from Lois Hoholik

• Ernest Demers from Lois Hoholik

• Marilyn (Letson) Bielak from Dolores Gould

• Peter Letson from Dolores Gould

• Ernie Demers from Dolores Gould

• John Barber from Dolores Gould.

BRIDGE Apr. 8: 1st-Hanna Mammen, 2nd-Pat Flint, 3rd-Audrey Savoie, 4th-George Lowman, CFC-Larry Savoie. Hostess, Nancy Brown.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Apr. 10: 1st-Carol Leny and Patsy Calhoun, 2nd-Audrey and Larry Savoie, 3rd-Joyce LaTulip and Pat Flint.

BRIDGE Apr. 12: 1st-Patsy Calhoun, 2nd-Eileen St. Onge, 3rd- Larry Savoie, 4th-Janice Redeker, 5th-Jackie Villemure, CFC-Betty Stewart. Hostess, Eileen St. Onge.

PINOCHLE Apr. 10: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Sheila Haskins, 3rd- Don’a Nelson, Should’a Stayed Home-Char Turek.

500 Apr. 12: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Perry Wise, 3rd-Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home-Gerry.

Birthdays this week: April 19- Fred Hinkson, Arill 20-Pat Shust, April 21-Vi Sundling, Teresa Osterhout, Gerald Popour and Lorraine Walter, April 22-Jon Schuster, April 23-Diane Demers, April 24-Bill Mills. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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