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Remember our character word for this month is compassion—if you are a caregiver, you may be feeling stressed because of burnout or not enough support from your family or new health problems; you may have a short temper or experiencing sleeplessness or have difficulty concentrating. Accept the fact that you cannot possibly do it all and ask for help. Begin an exercise program, eat healthy, join a support group, make time for laughter, pursue a hobby and seek spiritual support. You are not alone. There are those who care, so seek out someone with compassion.
Our menu for this week is Monday, December 12—Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cheese, rosy red applesauce. Tuesday, December 13—Biscuit and gravy, sausage, eggs, fruit bar. Wednesday, December 14—Meatloaf, baked potato, California blend vegetables, jell-o with fruit. Thursday, December 15—BBQ pork sandwich, savory potatoes, baked beans, salad bar, ice cream. Friday, December 16—Roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, roll, cherry cheesecake.
The activities include, but are not limited to: Monday, Wednesday and Friday the OATS bus will be to Ava, and on Tuesday to adjoining counties. On Monday, Carla will be here to share about seasonal eating. The driver’s exam will be here on Thursday about 9:30 and the health department will conduct a blood pressure/blood sugar testing clinic at 9:30.
If you would like to attend our Christmas dinner on Friday, December 16, sponsored by Ava Family Funeral Home, please call the Center (683-5712) or come by and sign up.
Seniors, if you feel irritable or overwhelmed in your life or work or if you have difficulty concentrating or sleeping, you may be suffering from stress. Please seek counseling and professional help. Don’t wait!
Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. Real age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. Dr. Oz calls them Vitamin F and counts the benefits of friends to our well-being. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your most intense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%. So, seniors, stock up on vitamin F.
Until next week, have a good one.