Ava Senior Center

Our activities for this week include:  Tuesday—OATS bus to adjoining county.  Wednesday—OATS bus to Ava, Division of the Blind free glaucoma screening from 10-12.  Thursday—Driver’s exam in the basement.  Friday—OATS bus to Ava.

The American Heart Association reminds us of these heart attack warning signs:  chest discomfort, discomfort in one or both arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach; shortness of breath or a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

Physical activity will help prevent heart disease.  What kinds you ask?  Brisk walking one and a half to three miles a day, hiking, jogging, bicycling or jumping rope.  Even taking the stairs more often or park farther away and walk to the front door.  Don’t push yourself to the point of exhaustion or injury.

Our menu for the week includes:  Monday, July 23—Cheeseburger, tomato, onions, lettuce, savory potatoes, fruit.  Tuesday, July 24—BBQ wings, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, ice cream.  Wednesday, July 25—Catfish nuggets, hush puppies, baked beans, cobbler.  Thursday, July 26—Cashew chicken, egg roll, rice, Oriental vegetables, pudding.  Friday, July 27—Ham and beans, potatoes, spinach, cornbread, cookie.

We have handicap access to our building on the east side parking lot thanks to Ozark Independent Living.

The winners in the pinochle tournament on July 11th with three tables and five hands were:  Joretta Sawyer (1208 boy, there’s no stopping her, is there?) Hulda Tipton (1152) and Nellie Gobeli (1013).  Each of the ladies was awarded a certificate for a free meal here at the Center.

We had six tables for the Pitch Tournament on Monday the 16th.  Wow! Has this thing caught on or what?  Congratulations to these ladies—Elna Shortt (213), Sue Pool (208), and Janell Mische (206).  Makes you wonder where the seven men placed, if not in the top three.  We voted to change the date of the pitch tournament to the first and third Tuesdays, so mark your calendars for the month of August.

Until next week, have a good one!