2013-07-25 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

The Senior Center will once again host a “Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults” series. This is a program for seniors age 60 plus who want to learn more about how nutrition and lifestyle changes can promote better health. The workshop is held once a week for six weeks.

Program highlights will include: Set goals, learn from others, supermarket tour, cooking demonstration and a restaurant outing (optional) upon program completion.

Classes will be held on Tuesday mornings starting on Sept. 10, and running through Oct. 15, from 9-11:30 a.m. The classes will be offered free of charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Center at 341-5923. For more information, visit www.upcap.org. This program is brought to you in part by UPCAP and the Manistique Senior Center.

Did you know Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility now has a Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group. The contact person is Tina Burnis, she can be reached at 341-8914. The Alzheimer’s Association is having their annual Memory Walk in Manistique on Saturday, Sept. 14, registration beginning at 9 a.m., and the walk starting at 10 a.m. at Little Bear Arena.

Medicare is selling forget-menots in the front office and the activity room for a donation of $1 with proceeds going towards the Alzheimer’s Association. Drop by and help them out!

Unfortunately, Kathy Selling, our Homemaker Aide will be leaving the Center. We are currently in the process of hiring new, so if you are one of the houses she goes to we ask for your patience. We hope to have someone in her place soon.

We are still looking for a volunteer or two to take care of our flower beds. If you are interested give us a call at 341-5923.

Are you looking for an electric bed or a lift chair? The Center recently received donations of both and are willing to loan them out. Drop by and check them out or call the above telephone number.

Quote for the week: Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind.

We are still looking for more interest in the trip to the Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza which is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. The cost is $749, double occupancy. Please feel free to drop by for a brochure that has all the exciting information. I am hoping you will get out and spread the word for us. At the time of writing my column, we currently have seven interested.

You still have time to join the free iPad and Kindle Classes, which are held from 10-11:30 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Center. Now is the time to start learning about upcoming technology.

What a nice turnout we had at our last potluck, which was held last Thursday. The food was not only yummy, but Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson did a fabulous job entertaining. Keep in mind these guys donate their time. Thank you so much!

Northern Michigan Hearing Clinic will be at the Center today Thursday, July 25. To avoid waiting, call (800) 637-7816 for an appointment. Craig always leaves us stocked with extra batteries, which sell for $2 per package. Feel free to drop by to purchase them throughout the month.

Wideman’s Elder Law Office, Attorney Amanda Filizetti, were at the Center. She was meeting with those who were on the waiting list for appointments. She will be returning on Thursday, Aug. 22, and will be accepting new free 30 minute appointments, to register call the center.

July is coming to a close pretty fast. We are still looking for our bakers to step forward and give us a hand on welcoming the Travel Dynamics International Cruise Ship which will be in Manistique on Sunday, Aug. 4. Due to the ages of being elderly, we are planning to invite them to drop by the Center for free coffee and treats to show our Senior Center off.

If you are able to bake a pan of goodies, please call the Center at 341-5923 and let us know.

The next Foot Care Clinic, provided by North Woods Home Nursing and Hospice, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, by appointment. The cost is $12.50 per person and you are asked to bring a towel.

Do you like fresh vegetables? I encourage you to drop by the Center and pick up Project Fresh/ Market Fresh Coupons. Coupons are available for those ages 60 plus who reside in Schoolcraft County. If your income is $21,257 annually for one person or $28,694 for two, you qualify. Drop by the Center and register. Coupons are to be used by Oct. 31.

Prayers go out to my son-in-law, Bill and his brother Jarrod on the loss of their mother, Mary Lester. If ever I had a son, I would have hoped for him to be just like you two boys. Your mother did a wonderful job raising you and she sure had a right to be proud! God bless.

A Maintenance and Support donation was received from Mary E. Weber

BRIDGE July 15: 1st-Joyce LaTulip, 2nd-Chris Orr, 3rd-Helen Barton, 4th-Eva Wendling, CFCNancy Brown. Hostess, Julie Hoholik.

BRIDGE July 17: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Mary Ann Thorell, 3rd-Chris Orr, 4th-Sandy Petrille, 5th-Joyce Lesica, CFC-Linda Lowman. Hostess, Carol Hough.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE July 10: 1st-Audrey and Larry Savoie, 2nd-Ray and Diane Duchene, 3rd- Janice Redeker and Joyce LaTulip.

PINOCHLE July 17: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Cathy Wise, 3rd- Gary Hill, Should’a Stayed Home- Carol Shampine.

500 July 19: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Sheila Haskins, 3rd-Carol Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home- Peggy Beckman.

BIRTHDAYS this week: July 26-Tom Burge, July 30-Carla Flodin and Charlie A. Smith, July 31-Eloise Poupore and Aug. 1-Judy Slingsby. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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