Know Your Medicine seminar Monday; State Fair sign-up under way

Paula Jacopec Garland Senior Center

September 29, 2013

I hope everyone is enjoying these nice crisp mornings — perfect for enjoying a nice hot cup of coffee or hot tea. I do believe this is my favorite time of the year.

The seniors have been busy at the center this past week. They started working on a quilt top. Everyone is contributing to it so it should be unique and show off everyone’s talent. Some ladies have been working of making skirts and blouses for themselves also. The sewing room is always open for anyone to take advantage of the nice sewing machines.

Mrs. Marie snagged some goodies for bingo time that got everyone excited. Mrs. Harman visited with her devotion and goodies.

Joyce Brown from the Services for the Blind visited the center giving advice on keeping your eyes healthy. Her organization will also help those who need glasses but can’t afford them. For more information contact Mrs. Marie at 529-3931 and she can get you in touch with Ms. Brown.

On Monday, Sept. 30, Mrs. Marie will be having a program: Know Your Medication at 10 a.m.

Remember, to sign up for the Fair Trip on Oct. 22. Seats are limited and the cost is only $1.

On Saturday, Oct. 5, why don’t you make plans to have an all-you-can eat breakfast at the Garland Senior Center and help us raise monies for the senior trip to Washington, DC in May 2014. Why worry with having to do the cooking and cleaning up the kitchen when we can do all of it for you? Look for fliers around town with more details.

Mark your calendar to attend the Community Focus Group Meeting at the Garland Senior Center on October 31st. This is your opportunity give input on how you think the center is doing and what you would like to see going on at the center. We want to know how you think we are doing. Is there anything you would like to see the center doing? Are there changes that might make the center a better place? Fresh, new ideas are always welcome.

Remember the olden’ days: How many of us have seen that annoying goldenrod on the side of the road? I know I can’t drive down the road and not see it covering the ditch banks—my sinuses know it’s around before I even see it. But, did you know that goldenrod in the olden’ days was used to reduce pain and swelling, used as a rinse for inflammation of the mouth and throat, and it was also applied directly to the skin to improve wound healing. It’s amazing how something so small can be a nuisance and a help.

Something for your soul: What can take your joy away? I know we all have people or situations in our lives that make it hard for us at times to see joy in them, but we should never allow anyone or anything take our joy. Joy is something that can’t be given away freely — we allow it to be taken. Sometimes it’s harder to keep it than give it away. Always strive to find something to be joyful about. No matter what is going on, we know that we can always be joyful in knowing that God will always love us and carry us through all of our circumstances. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I hope everyone has a joyous week sitting “under the shade tree.”