Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day! If you are fortunate enough to still have your father with you, be sure to do something special for him. Send him a card, call him on the phone, take time out of your busy schedule to go visit with him, take him out to lunch, or maybe go fishing. Just take the time to show him you love him while you still have the chance. You’ll never regret it.
We hope everyone who attended our 40th annual Senior Day in Cherry Fork last month are enjoying the tote bags and double-sided flashlight/pens we distributed. We wanted to provide you with nice functional gifts. We would like to thank all the wonderful local businesses who generously donate door prizes to us every year in order for each senior who attends to be able to receive a gift. Please remember to thank them when you patronize their business.
Beltone. A Beltone Representative will be at the Senior Center beginning 9 a.m. Friday, June 19. For more information or to set up an appointment, please contact Mary at 1-740-353-1021.
Fun bingo! We are very excited to announce that our new Sponsor, MediGold, will host a senior FUN Bingo evening from 5 to 7 p.m. June 30. MediGold Representatives will provide small game prizes, snack bags, candy, bottles of water and even a few door prizes! Any senior 60 and over who would like to attend this free event, or if you would like more information, please call Teresa at the Senior Center at 937-544-3979. Seating is limited to 35 seniors only so call today to get signed up on the list.
The Summer Cooling Program begins on July 1. ABCAP will accept calls to schedule July appointments starting June 22. This program can provide assistance to qualified individuals on your electric bill or possibly provide an air conditioner. The guidelines for this program still have yet to be announced. As our office obtains more information, we will keep you informed. If you have any questions, please call ABCAP in Winchester at 1-800-233-7891.
Fund Raising! The Adams County Senior Citizens is continuing our fund raising with products from Rada Cutlery, an American made cutlery. We have catalogs at our office for you to look through at your convenience. We appreciate all those who have supported us in the past and ask for your help to support us for a wonderful future.
Summertime brings back memories of hot afternoons spent down by the creek with a jug of cold ice tea, jumping in to cool off or leaning against a tree with a fishing pole in hand. I doubt if we thought even once about ultraviolet rays, heat indexes or dehydration. It’s a wonder we lived through it! However, these days spending a summer day outside required a little forethought. Hot weather can overwhelm your body and can cause serious harm. Heatstroke can occur if we’re not careful, so here are some suggestions to reduce your risk; wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing; exercise or do any vigorous activity in the cool morning hours; drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Forget the alcohol, it’s not good for you; and find out if any medications you are taking could interfere with your body’s ability to regulate your temperature.
The summer can be fun and safe and if you take care of yourself, you’ll enjoy it that much more.
Random Acts of Kindness. This week’s suggestion: Forgive Someone. We all make mistakes. The next time someone wrongs you, forgive them without hesitation. Carrying anger and resentment with you is bad for your health and your relationships. Learn to let it go a d forgive others. Both you and the one you forgave will benefit from this act of kindness. You will be amazed at how much lighter you feel when you forgive someone.
Just a thought: “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” -Aesop