Cold weather safety is a must for seniors

Senior Center News
Thursday, December 20, 2018

We have had a fun week here at the Hardin Senior Center.

On Wednesday, Deb Wiles, provided the music for a sing-a-long of everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes. The “chorus” sounded quite well. We would like to make it an annual tradition in December to be able to enjoy a fun day together for the holidays. Thank you, Deb, for being our friend.

The E & R Church Women’s Guild has donated to the Needy Nutrition Program as they do throughout the year. Thank you, ladies, and God bless.

The National Institute for Aging recommends some of the following tips to keep yourself warm this winter.

Set the heat to at least 68-70 degrees. You can save money on heating bills by closing off rooms that you are not using, placing a rolled towel in front of doors to prevent drafts, and keeping you blinds and curtains closed to avoid losing heat through the windows.

Even indoors, make sure you dress warmly. Wear socks and slippers in your home, and keep blankets available to place over your legs. At night, use extra covers and wear a cap or hat.

Ask a friend or family member to check in on you when the weather is cold.

Try to stay inside on cold, windy days. If you need to go outside, wear warm, waterproof clothes in loose layers to keep your body warm.

As the weather gets colder, it is important to keep yourself safe and healthy. If your body temperature drops too low, you are at a risk for hypothermia, which can cause health problems including heart attack, kidney problems and liver damage.

Our senior center is where you can get a warm, nutritious meal. If you are unable to get out of your home, you can receive homedelivered meals. Call us with details at (406) 665-2581.

In the coming week, we will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, help is needed to un-decorate from Christmas and redecorate for January. Etta is leading the January decorators. Snowmen and snowflakes are the theme. Join us at 10 a.m. for a fun activity that day.

The staff of the Hardin Senior Center includes Joni Schaff, Patti Fischer, Rachel Parker, Leroy Link and Vyla Redger. We all want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and thank you for gracing us with your presence and support.

Hardin Senior Center menu:

Thursday, Dec. 20 – breakfast casserole, sausage, fruit
Friday, Dec. 21 – cheeseburgers, chips and dip, fries, dessert
Monday, Dec. 24 – closed
Tuesday, Dec. 25 – closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – chicken patties, au gratin potatoes, salad, dessert
Thursday, Dec. 27 – baked potato with broccoli and cheese, vegetables, dessert

 

Lodge Grass Senior Center menu:

Friday, Dec. 21 – chicken and dumplings, cottage cheese, magic cookie bar
Monday, Dec. 24 – closed
Wednesday, Dec. 26 – closed

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