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Classes help educate caregivers

Published 4:53pm Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Advocacy Program is planning to offer the Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes in March.

This class has been well attended and we have received a lot of positive feedback from past participants.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country.

We want to thank the Austin Area Foundation for the grant we received from them for $1,500. This money will assist us in providing classes for caregivers and also assist us to continue to increase our caregiver program. Their support is very much appreciated.

Please contact Nancy at 433-8376 or Marianne at 433-3462 or stop by the Advocacy office if you are interested in the classes or if you have any caregiving questions or concerns.

Don’t forget all members are invited to the Senior Center annual meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. If you are planning on attending and would like to sign up for the meal it is $8. The cut off to sign up is Tuesday. To sign up please stop by or call the front desk at 433-2370 ext. 0. See you there. You are always welcome at the Senior Center.

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; NAPS, 9 a.m.; movie, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: SilverSneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 4:05 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 5:35 and 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba Toning 7:30

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Caregivers support group, 10:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba 4:05 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Senior Center annual meeting, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:35 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge



David Solomonson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge


Weekly “500”

No Results

Friday “500”

Jan. 4, four tables

1st Dick Davies, 2nd Eddie Hall, 3rd Dorothy Schloo, 4th Dorothy Stern

Friday Bridge

Jan. 4, two tables

1st Ron Peters, 2nd Jim Fisher, 3rd John Allen, 4th Betty Jorgenson, 5th Russ Vaale

Weekly Cribbage

Jan. 2, three tables

1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Mercedes Nordstrom, 3rd Bud Read, 4th Russ Vaale

 Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Chili Con Cane

Tuesday: Scalloped or Italian chicken

Wednesday: Roast pork

Thursday: Imitation crab salad

Friday: Onion smothered steak

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