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Wow!  Do I have a lot to catch up.

The winners of the pitch tournament on November 6 were Sue Pool (224), Claude Coberly (218) and Hulda Tipton (202).  Five games were played.

The winners of the pinochle tournament on November 14 were Mary Lea Myers (881), Millie Heavner (732) and Hulda Tipton (716).  Four games were played.

The winners of the pitch tournament on November 20 were Annabelle Walker (193) Connie Osburn (175) and Janell Mische (162).  Five games were played.

We appreciate Joretta Sawyer for the quilt donated to raise much-needed funds for the meal program.

Medicare Open Enrollment is open only to December 7.  If you want to look at your options on Medicare Part D, please call 683-5712 for an appointment now!

Our menu for this week includes Monday, December 3—Biscuit and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, fruit.  Tuesday, December 4—Taco salad, Mexican corn, chips, refried beans, cake.  Wednesday, December 5—Bone-in chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn, pudding.  Thursday, December 6—Brown bag sandwich with brownie.  Friday, December 7—Meatloaf, baked potato, green beans, mixed fruit.  Come down one day a week and have a meal with us in an alcohol and smoke free atmosphere.  It is only $3.50 and the salad bar is free on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

As we get older it is important to lead a brain-healthy lifestyle to defer the onset of brain decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Here are some tips—take a class, learn a new language, work puzzles like crossword or Sudoku.  Join an exercise class that has aerobics, strength training and stretching.

Limit red meat and dairy but eat lots of leafy greens, fish and nuts.  Be social by getting involved in the community and stay active with friends.

Maintain normal blood pressure and watch your cholesterol.  Take a yoga or tai chi class to help your stress levels.

Until next week, have a good one!

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