Ava Senior Center

Our menu for this week includes:  Monday, September 16—Chicken and rice casserole, carrots and peas, roll, brownies.  Tuesday, September 17—Catfish, hush puppies, green beans, coleslaw, chocolate cream pie.  Wednesday, September 18—Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, hot apples.  Thursday, September 19—Chicken and dumplings, peas and carrots, coleslaw, cake.  Friday, September 20—Ham and beans, potatoes, tomatoes, cornbread, fruit.

Winners in the pitch tournament on Tuesday, September 3 were:  Leon (224), Claude (215) and Mary (215).  Two men in the top three?  How did that happen?  Five games were played with six tables playing.

Blood pressure, particularly the upper number, rises and falls throughout the day in response to what you’re doing, feeling and thinking.  Caffeine, exercise, smoking, and stress temporarily increase blood pressure, while meditation and other calming activities, such as yoga, typically lower it.  Blood pressure should follow a certain daily rhythm, peaking in the morning, slowly declining in the afternoon and evening, falling even lower during the night, and again rising to greet the dawn.  Blood pressure that doesn’t follow that pattern should be checked out by your physician.

Happy birthday greetings go out this week to Ellen Lakey and David Dickens on September 16, Irene Prock on September 17, Jerry Shepherd and Eva Painter on September 21.

The jam session band will be featured at the Ava Live Theater on Thursday night, September 26.  We invite you all to come and listen and participate by applauding, patting your foot and singing along.  Treats are available from the concession stand.  The attendance at Monday night was 150 with good singing and excellent playing the instruments.  We appreciate those that help clean up.

Activities around the Center this week include:  Monday—Jam session 6-9.  Tuesday—Tai chi senior exercise class 10:30, Pitch tournament 12:00, Retired teachers meeting 12:00.  Wednesday—OATS bus in and around Ava.  Thursday—Driver’s exam 9:30-3:30 basement.  Friday—Tai chi senior exercise class 10:30, OATS bus in and around Ava.

It’s hard to save money when your neighbors keep buying things you can’t afford.

Until next week, have a great one!