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Our menu for this week includes Monday, December 10—Cheeseburger and fixings, savory potatoes, cake.  Tuesday, December 11—Roast beef, potatoes and gravy, carrots, roll, pudding.  Wednesday, December 12—Ham and beans, O’Brian potatoes, stewed tomatoes, cornbread, sherbet.  Thursday, December 13—Sandwich, cookie.  Friday, December 14—Chicken and dumplings, peas and carrots, wheat bread, ice cream.

People wanting to participate in our Christmas dinner on Thursday, December 20, must come in and sign up in advance.  The sheet is available in the dining hall.

If you can’t come and eat with us every day, because of budget cuts and the possibility of having our Center shut down because of low attendance, please plan on coming and eating with us one day a week.  Our meals are healthy and well-balanced.

Regular exercise strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of some diseases and promotes mental well-being.  Don’t despair if you can’t fit in the recommended thirty minutes each day.  New evidence suggests that just fifteen minutes a day can lengthen your life span.

The findings suggests that just 15 minutes of moderate exercise can cut the risk of death by 14% and extend life expectancy by three years compared to those who do not exercise.  Both men and women and people of all ages benefited from fifteen minutes of physical activity a day.  So seniors, get up, get walking and extend your life.

Congratulations to Jerry Huffman, winner of the pitch tournament on Tuesday, December 6.  Jerry’s score was 217, while Mary Lea Myers and Lena Hutchison tied for second with a score of 198.  Five games were played and four tables were filled.

Our activities this week include Tuesday–retired teachers monthly business meeting and the OATS bus to adjoining county.  Wednesday—Pinochle tournament, OATS bus to Ava and Preferred Hospice at 11:00.  Friday—OATS bus to Ava and dancing in the basement with Karen from 12:30 to 3:00.

Until next week, have a good one!

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