From the Director

Dear Friends,

The long hot summer days are upon us.   Summer often brings company to town.  If you have family members visiting from out of town, we welcome your guests for a day at the Center.

Please keep in mind that as seniors, we have a harder time handling the heat.  Remember to stay cool and hydrated.   Dehydration limits our body’s ability to regulate our core temperature which can lead to weakness and heat related illnesses.  Drink liquids  with every meal, eat fresh produce which is loaded with water and sip water throughout the day.  Avoid or limit caffeinated beverages and alcohol.  These beverages can actually hasten dehydration.  The Senior Center is a great place to come to find a safe, cool haven during these hot summer days.  Enjoy lunch, watch a movie, join a craft group, exercise in the A/C, play dominos or just sit with others and visit.

In the summer we often enjoy extended summer trips and changes in residences.  Please let us know when you put a hold on your mail or have an address change.  In both cases, your newsletter is returned to us.  These returns are costly to our Center in terms of time and money.

We are welcoming a record number of new members!  New members generally do not know anyone when they first join the Center.  Let’s welcome our new members!  If you see someone you don’t recognize, introduce yourself and welcome them.  If you are a new member, please wear your name tag so we can learn your name.  Introduce yourself to others too!  Our members are friendly and want everyone to enjoy the Center as much as they do!

I truly enjoy meeting and talking with you!  The “Forum with the Executive Director” planned for Wednesday, July 26th at 9:30 in the Conference Room is an opportunity to ask questions and to tell me what you would like to see at your Center.  I hope to see you there.

We have many fun events in the works for the coming months!  Watch the newsletter for news about the Community BUNCO Bash, Ice Cream Social & Senior Follies in August  and Senior Center Month in September.

Enjoy the fireworks and stay safe!  Til I see you again, take care.