Ava Senior Center

Our menu for this week includes Monday, July 15—Roast beef on a bun, potato salad, coleslaw, sherbet.  Tuesday, July 16—Pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread, cake.  Wednesday, July 17—Cook’s Choice.  Thursday, July 18—Tuna sandwich, baked beans, cucumbers, chips, cookie.  Friday, July 19–Bacon, lettuce, tomato sandwich, savory potatoes, bread pudding.

We send birthday blessings to Nadine McFarlin on July 17, Anita Smith on July 19, Patty Epps and Ellis Pollard on July 20 and Lester Thurman on July 21.

Activities around the Center this week include:  Monday—Jam session 6-9.  Tuesday—Tai Chi senior exercise class 10, Pitch tournament 12:00 noon.  Wednesday—OATS bus to Ava.  Thursday—Grace Health Care Foot Clinic (must have an appointment), Driver’s exam 9:30-3:30, Douglas County Health Department blood pressure screenings 9:30.  Friday—Tai Chi senior exercise class 10, OATS bus in and around Ava.

Ah, summer!  The season of shorts, short sleeves, barbecues and vacations….but also sunburns, hay fever, humidity and bugs.  A deer tick as small as a poppy seed can carry Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and babesiosis.  Ticks can also cause ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Wear insect repellant, long sleeves, long pants, socks and closed-toed shoes when walking through the woods.  Inspect your skin when you go indoors, including your armpits and groin area.

Get medical help if you develop chills, fever, fatigue, headaches or difficulty breathing or bleeding disorders.

I’m told Monday night’s jam session started out with a bang on the first of July with 118 present.  You don’t even want to hear about this last Monday, but new singers were there and the music was gooder than ever and the attendance was wall to wall with several more chairs brought in.

Don’t let aging get you down.  It’s hard to get back up.

Until next week, have a good one!