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NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 3.26.20
ALL TOGETHER ALONE WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
The Center's Quilters have started a COVID-19 Homemade Face Mask project to help fulfill the need in the area. Click on the link below for patterns and directions, needed material and how the masks are to be collected.
The Center is closed, and all classes and activities are canceled except for MEDICARE HELP, call the local coordinator at 541-288-8341 and the MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOAN CLOSET call 541-296-4788 to see if we have the equipment you need and to schedule a time for pick-up.
TAX AIDE has been canceled indefinitely but the filing date has been extended to July 15th.
Meals-on-Wheels is delivering meals but is not serving meals in the dining room. If you want a take-out meal, call Meals-on-Wheels at 541-298-8333 before 10:00 and pick up your meal at noon but not before.
They are also looking for volunteer drivers.
CIRCLES OF CARE
Circles of Care is looking for older adults who are self-isolating and need support during these difficult times. They are also looking for volunteers to support older adults who are self-isolating because of COVID-19. Call Gracen 541-397-0724 or email her at email@example.com.
Voting is another example of civic engagement and your next opportunity is the primary election on May 20th. And because it is a mail in ballot you need to make sure to update your registration when your residence or mailing address changes - even if you are only changing rooms in a senior living facility. You can update your registration by going online at www.sos.oregon.gov or stopping by the Clerk’s Office in your county.
No matter your age, you can still contribute, whether by volunteering, working on a political campaign or joining the Floozies. There is no better time than now to make a difference.
Now several weeks into spring, I see more folks out walking and enjoying the warmer weather – although I can’t say drier. Walking is one of the best and simplest movement exercises, much better than sitting on the couch watching TV, and is an essential activity for independent living. But while I haven’t seen anyone fall off a couch, falling is a definite concern when walking - whether you are walking the dog or walking to the bathroom. At the Center’s next 11:00 Tuesday Lecture on April 8th, Ann Stanley will discuss “Walking and Aging: How to keep moving and prevent falls”, and will demonstrate a simple test to help determine your risk of falling.
I promised Betty and Martha I wouldn’t forget to mention that the Nu-2-U Shop is now restocked with fine used spring clothes. The shop is open from 9:00 – 3:00 Monday through Friday. And although the shop is small, what it lacks in size, it makes up in quality.
This is the last week for the Where in The Dalles is the Elevator? contest. You can find all four sets of clues for the five elevators (well, there aren’t exactly five, but you’ll figure that out.) on the Center’s website at www.midcolumbiaseniorcenter.com. Or you can pick up the clues at the Center. And whether you identify all five or only one, email, snail mail or send them by carrier pigeon – I don’t care, as long as you get your answers to the Center by 5:00 on Friday April 4th.
Last week I reversed the letters in the words and the week before I reversed the words in the sentence, so what’s up this week? A double whammy. I’m doing both. But don’t just skip over the music announcement. Novel challenges are good for the grey matter in that skull of yours.
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It wasn’t Ralph Miller, but Slats Gill who was the Oregon State University coach during their three consecutive trips to the NCAA Basketball Tournament from 1962 – 1964. And the top scorer in the 1963 NCAA tournament was Mel Counts – who Don McAllister remembers seeing in Wallowa County sometime in the 70's-80's sitting in the Cowboy Bar in Joseph, Oregon. You can’t miss someone who is 7’3” in Joseph. (And the winner of a Cherry Festival Breakfast is Rayburn Parker.)
This week’s “Remember When” question is about a comedian who was a child actor in many movies including the Perils of Pauline; was a regular on various radio shows during the 30’s and 40’s; and then moved to television to host the Texaco Star Theater. Who is considered by many the first star of television and was known as Mr. Television? E-mail your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 541-296-4788 or send your answers with a tape of the 1939 radio comedy show Stop Me If You've Heard This One.
Well, it has been another week trying to see what I can learn from this body of mine. Until we meet again, seek the wind that will fill your sails, but watch out for those sandbars.
“Almost half of all people over 40 believe they look younger than they are. This says something important about older Americans: We have terrible eyesight.” Dave Barry
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