Learn about macular degeneration

Published 12:01 pm Sunday, June 5, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes the gradual loss of sight due to blurring or loss of central vision.

This is often as a result of a deterioration of the macula, a yellow pigmented structure at the back of the eye that is responsible for our detailed color vision. The severity of the disease depends on each person and on how quickly it is detected. AMD is a chronic disease — it cannot be cured and in many patients sight cannot be restored after it is lost. However certain forms of the disease can be treated. Early detection is important to potentially stop the spread of the disease and to protect your sight.

If you have this disease or someone you know has it the Mower County Senior Center hosts a support group at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The guest speaker is Lisa Largus. This is free to everyone.

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We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the senior center. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and sandwich for 50 cents.

Tuesday we are having scalloped potatoes for only $2. You are always welcome at the center. See you here.

 Upcoming events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;

Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.;

Coloring class, 10 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 2:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; AMP-Healthy Relationships (pre-registered only), 2 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Scalloped Potatoes, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai chi, 9 a.m., Wood Carvers, 9 a.m., Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Macular Degeneration, 10:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.;

Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Friday, June 10th

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

May 23, one table

1st Millie Seiver, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Mary Johnsen,

3rd John Karnes

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

May 24, five tables

1st Millie Seiver, 1st Bud Huggins; 2nd Vuss Vaale, 2nd Lorraine Lippert; 3rd Gail Schmidt, 3rd Ray Schmidt; 4th Dave Solomonson, 4th Judy Bungum

Tuesday 500

May 24, two tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Romans Kikuts, 3rd Mary Kikuts

Friday Bridge

May 27, two tables

1st Lois Johnson, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Millie Seiver, 5th Jaynard Johnson

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

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Friday Cribbage

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Friday 500

May 27, three tables

1st Dennis Bray

2nd Carol Hamilton

3rd Elvina Solomonson