Learn how to fight the cold

Published 9:55 am Saturday, January 26, 2019

We have been lucky so far this year with mild weather, until now.

Recently we have been hit with some Minnesota-like weather and if you’re like me it is a challenge to stay warm. Older adults can lose body heat fast — faster than when they were young.

Changes in your body that come with aging can make it harder for you to be aware of getting cold. A heavy wind can quickly lower your body temperature. Check the weather forecast for windy and cold days. On those days, try to stay inside or in a warm place. If you have to go out, wear warm clothes and don’t stay out in the cold and wind for a long time.

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Here are some other tips for those cold days:

  • Dress for the weather if you have to go out on chilly, cold, or damp days.
  • Wear loose layers of clothing. The air between the layers helps to keep you warm.
  • Put on a hat and scarf. You lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck are uncovered.
  • Wear a waterproof coat or jacket if it”s snowy.
  • Change your clothes right away if they get damp or wet.

If you need a place to warm up, get some exercise or some hot soup and a cup of coffee we are here for you.

Make sure you are watching the weather conditions and school closings. The senior center will typically follow the schools for bad weather closings. To see our schedule it will be on KAALTV6 or KAUS radio. Stay warm and safe.

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 chicken tator tot hotdish in the coffee shop for only $2.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club,  9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers,  8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Grief Support, 10:30 a.m.; Chicken tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Woodcarvers,  8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;  Walking Club, 9 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.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie”s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m., Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Friendship Dinner, noon; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong 3 p.m.; KC Bingo, 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

No Results

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Jan. 15, five tables

1st Millie Seiver, 1st Joyce Crowe; 2nd Rick Stroup, 2nd Edna knobbe; 3rd Jim Fisher, 3rd Bud Higgins; 4th Ron Peters, 4th Lorraine Lippert; 5th Ray Schmidt, 5th Gail Schmidt

Tuesday 500

Jan. 15, three tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Dan Schloagal

Friday 500

No Results

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

Jan. 16, five tables

1st Orrion Roisen, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Bonnie Fritz, 2nd Stan Schultz; 3rd Barb Engebretson, 3rd Sally Michels; 4th Rick Stroup, 4th Ron Peters; 5th Loren Cleland, 5th Bud Higgins

Friday Bridge

No Results


John Karnes, Wayne Chilson, Bernice Scholer