FROM OUR PRESIDENT CONNIE COFFMAN:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As we begin a new year, let’s try to set some new, attainable goals for ourselves that will help us get through the year 2017 in a positive way! Remember that we offer Arthritis Exercise Classes, Zumba, and we have a good exercise room that will help you stay healthy and in shape to battle “old age!” And one other thought: BE SAFE ON ICE! WALK LIKE A PENGUIN IN THE WINTER WONDERLAND! In case you have forgotten how to walk like a penguin, here are a few tips: 1. Avoid boots or shoes with smooth soles and heels. Wear boots or shoes that are made of non-slip rubber or neoprene with grooved soles: 2. Point your feet out slightly like a penguin. Spreading your feet out while walking on ice increases your center of gravity: 3. Bend slightly and walk flat-footed with your center of gravity directly over the feet as much as possible: 4. KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF YOUR POCKET: 5.Extend your arms out to your sides to maintain your balance and watch where you are stepping and GO SLOWLY! 6. Take short steps of shuffle for stability. But if you do accidentally fall, try to avoid landing on your knees, wrist, or spine. Try to fall on the fleshy part of your body, (maybe your side) and try to relax your muscles if you feel yourself falling as you know, practice makes perfect so practice inside where it is safe. GOOD LUCK!
A NOTE FROM CHRIS: WELL 2017 IS HERE AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR. MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS COME IN AND ATTEND A NEW CLASS, MEET NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY THE COMPANY OF OTHERS. IS THERE A PROGRAM OR CRAFT CLASS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE US OFFER? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH OTHERS? STOP IN AT THE OFFICE AND WE WILL SET UP A CLASS. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW CARD PLAYERS (PINOCHLE, BRIDGE, HAND AND FOOT, 31 ETC.). ALSO, CHECK OUT OUR TRIPS AND ALL THE PLACES WE WILL BE VISITING. WE DO HAVE A WAITING LIST FOR SOME OF THE TRIPS, SO PLEASE SIGN UP AND PAY EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PICK UP BREAD, MAKE CABBAGE ROLLS, ANSWER PHONES IN THE AFTERNOON. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HELP. THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENT. I APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. YOU MAKE MY JOB SO VERY ENJOYABLE.