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The importance of exercise

Published 4:42pm Saturday, June 23, 2012

We are sweating a lot of things these days, but in at least one case, this is a good thing. The physical and mental benefits of vigorous exercise have become increasingly clear in recent years. So has the linkage with fitness and diet. While good health habits alone cannot stave off the effects of aging, those who do practice good health habits give themselves an edge in old age. Baby Boomers enjoy experiences, rather than just activities. They are also known to go to great lengths to resist the realities of aging.

If seniors are otherwise healthy into their 70s and even 80s, there is no physical reason they can’t engage in strenuous physical activities. Social attitudes about the physical capabilities of older bodies are slowly changing, but remain an impediment to healthy aging for many seniors.

No matter what your age it is important to exercise. The earlier you incorporate it into a regular routine the better off you will be. Here at the Senior Center we have many exercise programs to meet your needs. We offer discounts for the classes if you are a senior center member but you don’t have to be a member to attend. There are also free exercise programs three days of the week. We are making it easy and fun for you to get your workouts in. Now all you have to do is come down and check it out.

Mark  your calendars for July 2, the senior center is doing a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch. Join us at the Pizza Ranch for evening meal and the Senior Center gets the tips and a percentage of the evenings income. The Board, Staff and Members will be waiting on your tables that evening.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; virtual dementia tour, 9 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

June 11, four tables

1st Pat Swenson, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Quentin Fiala, 5th Mable Vaale, 6th Shirley Knowlton Pinochle

June 14

1st Dave Solomonson

June 15

1st Dale Peters

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

June 12, four tables

1st Ray Schmidt, 1st Gail Schmidt; 2nd Jim Fisher, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Lorraine Lippert, 3rd Dave Ring, 3rd Loren Cleland; 4th Marge Blaser, 4th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday “500”

June 12, five tables

1st Willard Ballantyne, 2nd Wayne Chilson 3rd  Dave Solomonson 4th Barb Dickman

Friday Bridge

June 15, three tables

1st Dave Ring, 2nd Mable Vaale, 3rd Quentin Fiala, 4th Russs Vaale, 5th Harriet Oldenburg

Weekly Cribbage

June 13, 3.5 tables

1st Val La Vallie, 2nd Dorothy Schloo, 3rd Dale Peters, 4th Loretta Nelson

Weekly “500”

June 15, four tables

1st Helen Broitzman, 2nd Beulah Luthe, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Eddie Hall

 Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Ham Balls. Alt: Burger

Tuesday: Fruity chicken salad

Wednesday: Baked chicken Thursday: Beef tettrazzini

Friday: Salmon loaf


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  • tieshaedwards

    When I used to get samples from sites like “Official Samples” I would spend about $120 a week I thought that was good because I always shopped at Safeway and my receipt said I had saved 18 percent.

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