The Garden City Telegram
7/1/2014
SOUTHWEST LIFE

Time to get back in your exercise routine

Time to get back in your exercise routine

Need some encouragement to get started exercising? Try one of these tips.

* Stretch out. A great way to get moving is to stretch during a commercial break while watching TV. Choose a stretch, hold for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat three times.

* Grab the morning newspaper and take a lap around the block. It's an easy way to add exercise or physical activity to your daily routine. Use the same suggestion if you walk to the street or corner to collect your mail.

* Take the stairs. It's easy to take the elevator, but simply taking the stairs helps you burn extra calories.

* Put on some music and dance around your house. Join our line dance class at the senior center. The class meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.

* Go on a walk. Explore your neighborhood or find a nature trail. The senior center has a walking group that meets each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

* Find an exercise. Many places have low-impact and/or senior-specific classes at a variety of times to meet your schedule.

No matter what activity you choose, doing routine physical activity is an important part of meeting health and wellness goals. If you are currently less active than you'd like, start small. Adding five minutes each week is a great way to increase physical activity levels. If you are already active, keep up the good work.

Preventing falls

The senior center is pleased to announce an exciting new learning opportunity available beginning in mid-August. "Stepping On" Falls Prevention is a series designed for the person who has taken a fall in the past year or worries about falling. That includes all of us. What can we do to be pro-active, avoid falls rather than recover from one? Watch for more information on this new opportunity.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to the volunteers who delivered Meals on Wheels last week. Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

We have a very special volunteer who has delivered Meals on Wheels every day for more than 12 years. Duane Riley has devoted himself to this activity and to his customers. Join us on Thursday, July 10, at Pershing Manor, 606 Pershing, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., as we honor Duane for his commitment to Meals on Wheels.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises start at 11 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. Skip-Bo begins at 1 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, happy holiday. The senior center and Finney County Transit are closed. Services will resume Monday at their regular time.

Saturday, the pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday has double pinochle at 12:40 p.m. Duplicate bridge begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. Craft Shop meeting is at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m. Yoga is at 6:30 p.m.

July 9 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m., featuring Craig Stevens. The recommended donation is $5.

Health tip

July's healthy eating goal is to eat healthy monounsaturated polyunsaturated fats.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Oven-fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, broccoli and cauliflower salad, roll, cinnamon apple slices.

Friday: Closed for the holiday.

Monday: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, stewed tomatoes, bread, ice cream.

Tuesday: Roast beef, potatoes and gravy, steamed cabbage, muffin, spiced peach gelatin salad.

July 9: Beef stroganoff on noodles, green beans, bread, citrus fruit cup.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.