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Our menu for this week includes:  Monday, April 23—Polish sausage, mashed potatoes, peas, bread, fruit crisp.  Tuesday, April 24—Ham, mac ‘n cheese, baked sweet potato, cake.  Wednesday, April 25—Enchiladas, Mexican corn, refried beans, fruit.  Thursday, April 26—Turkey and cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, ice cream.  Friday, April 27—Hot dog/chili dog, tater tots, cucumber salad, cookie.

The activities for the week include, but are not limited to:  Monday, April 23—Arthritis exercise class 10:00, OATS bus to Ava and Goodhope.  Tuesday, April 24—Line dancing class 1:00 pm, OATS Board Meeting.  Wednesday, April 25—Arthritis exercise class 10:00, OATS bus to West Plains.  Thursday, April 26—Grace Health Care Foot Clinic (must have an appointment), driver’s exam in the basement.  Friday, April 27—OATS bus to Ava.

With sixteen players playing five hands, the winners in the pitch tournament were Willene Adams (222), Claude Coberly (207) (giving up his position), Dessie Miller (201), and Connie Osburn (199).  If Willene keeps winning first place, she won’t be invited back.

Alzheimer’s is not inevitable.  Many experts believe you can reduce the disease risk factors like obesity, diabetes, smoking, and low physical activity by just 25 percent.  If you do one thing to keep your brain young, (1) exercise; (2) do a weight-training program; (3) challenge your brain by learning new things like sudoku or bridge; (4) do meditation, focusing attention on sensations, feelings and state of mind; (5) eat fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts and beans; (6) use herbs and spices like black pepper, cinnamon, oregano, basil, parsley, ginger and vanilla which are high in antioxidants; (7) approach life with clear intentions and goals; (8) stay near friends which provide emotional and mental stimulation; (9) follow your doctor’s orders regarding diet and exercise and take your medications on schedule; (10) and take a vitamin B12 every day.

There were not enough players to have the pinochle tournament.  We’ll try again next month on the second Wednesday in May.

Until next week, have a good one!

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