2014-07-17 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Join us this Thursday, July 17, at 4 p.m., for our monthly potluck. We have invited Rebeccah Peterson to be the entertainment. Dinner will follow at approximately 5 p.m.

Have you been to the local farmers’ market yet? It is open every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m., at Little Bear Arena. Keep in mind the center still has Project Fresh coupons to give away.

If you are interested in receiving “free” coupons worth $20 that can be used at any Farmer’s Market in Michigan, are age 60 or older, and have an income of $21,590 (household of one) or $29,101 (household of two) drop by the Center and fill out an application. We have several coupon booklets left and if they aren’t used, we will get less next year. We ask you spread the word for us. Some of the items you will find are strawberries, asparagus, rhubarb, spinach, lettuce, kale, onions, baby beets, chives, basil, eggs, honey baked goods, jams and music.

Do you have trouble reaching your feet to clip your toenails? Are you able to reach your toenails but can’t see well enough to cut them carefully? If you can see yourself in either of these scenarios, you might want to consider contacting the senior center at 341-5923 for an appointment. North Woods Home Care and Hospice comes to the Center the second and fourth Wednesdays to offer this service. The cost is $12.50 (please bring the correct change) and they ask you bring your own towel.

The center is happy to accept your donations of yarn or any gift giveaway items for our upcoming open house, which is scheduled for Sept. 4. They can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Are you wasting a lot of time shredding all those credit card applications? You can choose to stop receiving “pre-screened” offers of credit by calling (888) 567-8688. They will ask for your social security number.

Do you have Medicare? Are you single with an income below $1,459 per month and assets below $13,070? Are you married with a combined income below $1,966 a month and assets below $26,120? You may qualify for “extra help” in paying for your Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D) premium and lower your cost in co-pays for your medication. For further assistance give Jeani Dalgord a call at 341- 1863. Jeani is a medical social worker at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital and has had extensive training in this area.

I found this to be very interesting as I was reading the Niles Area Senior News. If you know of a woman undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her there is a cleaning service that provides “free” housecleaning, once per month for four months, while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. “Cleaning for a Reason” will have a local, participating maid serve make arrangements. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along: www.cleaningforareason.org or call (877) 337-3348.

Once again we owe a great “big” thank you to Cliff Dyer for sharing his talent. Cliff surprised us with a wooden cabinet which will be in one of our upcoming raffles. We also wish to thank Scott Hope, Operations Manager of Yarema Marquetry for his donation of wood to make this possible.

Monetary memorials were received in memory of:

• Eric Dyer from Cliff and Pat Dyer

• Jean Flodin from Cliff and Pat Dyer, John and Joy Anderson

• Mary Krusic from Betty Heinz, Bob and Ruth Johnson

• Barry Messer from Betty Heinz

• Fran Kasun from Robert Bell

• Thelma Brauer from Phil and Jackie Villemure, and Nancy Casey

BRIDGE July 7: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd- Chris Orr, 4th-Julie Hoholik, 5th- Eileen Males, CFC-Bev Jahn. Hostess, Patsy Calhoun.

BRIDGE July 11: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Sandy Petrille, 3rd- Linda Lowman, 4th-Judy Rodgers, 5th-Helen Barton, 6th-Larry Savoie, CFC-Mary Ann Thorell. Hostess, Linda Lowman.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE July 9: 1st-Ray and Diane Dushane, 2nd- Sandy Petrille and Chris Orr, 3rd- Larry and Audrey Savoie.

PINOCHLE July 9: 1st-Gary Hill, 2nd-Audrey Newborn, 3rd- Pat Clark, Should’a Stayed Home- Cathy Wise.

500 July 11: 1st-Peg Beckman, 2nd-Carol Shampine, 3rd-Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home- Audrey Newborn.

Birthdays this week: July 17-Ella Carley, July 19-Lorraine Segerstrom, Herman Luitink, Donna Morden, July 20-Gail Guertin, July 21-Robert Leny, July 22-Betty Erickson and Pat Osterhout, July 23-Betty DeSautel, and on the July 24-Russ Ruggles, Ann Willcock, Addie McNally, Eva Noteboom and Walter Zurawski.

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