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Odds are you or someone you know is facing diabetes. The Kaiser Family Foundation reported that in 2009, 7.9 percent of Missouri adults were told they had diabetes. Another 1.5 percent were told they had borderline diabetes or prediabetes. There are steps you can take to prevent diabetes if you are at risk. The American Diabetes Association has the following suggestions: aim for a modest amount of weight loss and regular physical activity; participate in counseling services to help you achieve these goals; and have your fasting blood sugar checked every year.
Dining out can be a challenge for those living with diabetes. Plan ahead with the following suggestions without derailing your routine: request your meat or fish baked or broiled and ask for chicken without the skin; ask for dressing or sauce on the side and use sparingly; at the salad bar, stick to fresh, raw vegetables; eat the same portion you do at home; ask your friends if you can select the time to eat out to help keep your meal times consistent
The Ava Senior Center is looking for gospel singers, dance groups, country singers, bluegrass, school groups, church groups, and storytellers who would like to perform during the lunch hour. Please call (417) 683-5712 for bookings and more information.
If you bought plants here and have re-planted them, you can bring the containers by and we can re-use them for more plants.
The Missouri VA Commission has a representative that meets at the Douglas County courthouse basement every third Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you are a senior veteran and need assistance, please call 1-800-827-1000.
The Center will be closed on Monday, July 4. Our menu for the week is:
Tuesday, July 5—Grilled chicken sandwich, tator tots, cucumber/onion salad, fruit; Wednesday, July 6—Taco salad, Mexican corn, poke-n-pour cake; Thursday, July 7—Ham, sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, sherbet;
Friday, July 8—Biscuits/gravy, sausage, eggs, potatoes, fruit or pancake.
If you have Medicare questions, your local Claim sponsors and certified volunteers can help you with Medicare prescription drug plans, Medigap and other supplemental insurance, long-term care planning and insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, appeals and grievances, enrollment, billing and general information and suspected waste, fraud and abuse. Give them a call at 800-390-3330.
We have two pool tables for use by seniors. It only costs five cents per game (yes that’s right, one nickel—cheapest place in town). So come on by and shoot a few games.
Thirst is your body’s way of telling you it needs fluids. But it can’t tell you what to drink. That’s up to you. Some beverages simply satisfy your natural taste for sweetness. Some have calories. Some don’t. Some relax you. Some energize you. Some give you important nutrients. Water is essential for kidneys, helps preserve skin’s elasticity, is important for healthy heart function, plays a role in normalizing blood pressure and aids in the digestion of your food. Adult males should have 16 cups total water each day and adult females should have 11 ½ cups total water every day. Total water includes fluids from all foods and beverages consumed.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July! We will be closed on Monday, July 4.
Until next week, have a good one!