From tablets to tornadoes

4/1/2014

From tablets to tornadoes

From tablets to tornadoes

Need some help with your new iPad or other tablet? Join us as instructor Matt Connell shows us how to navigate around the newest piece of technology. Ipads are supposed to be the replacements for laptops. This two-part class will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and April 15. The cost is $10 for both classes.

Tornado tips

Tornado season is upon us. Are you ready? Severe weather reminds us of the importance of having a tornado preparedness plan at work and at home.

In addition to knowing where to go for protection and how to get there, a tornado preparedness plan should include at least the following items:

* One or more flashlights

* Emergency cash

* A battery-operated radio and extra batteries

* Emergency food and water

* A first-aid kit

When a tornado approaches, there is just a short amount of time to make life-or-death decisions. Planning and quick response are keys to survival. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the "family contact." Make sure everyone in the family knows the name, address and phone number of the contact person.

A tornado watch is issued by the National Weather Service when tornadoes are predicted in your area. Remain alert. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar. When a tornado warning is issued, take shelter in a building with a strong foundation; move to an interior room such as a bathroom or hallway on the lowest floor, and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. Stay away from windows. If shelter is unavailable, lie in a ditch or low-lying area a safe distance away from structures.

Mobile homes and travel trailers, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes and should be abandoned. These homes can overturn quite easily, therefore these residents should plan to seek shelter in nearby buildings. Reminder: Plan ahead.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to the volunteers from the noon Lions Club, Hometown Realtors and Duane Riley, 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.

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. A domino tournament begins at 1 p.m. Strength Training for Seniors is at 5:15 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m. The Finney County Senior Citizens Association covered dish dinner begins at 6 p.m.

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

Monday has double pinochle at 12:30 p.m. Strength Training for Seniors is at 5:15 p.m. Duplicate bridge starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m. Ipad/tablet class is from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

April 9 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Finney County Public Library outreach is at 11:30 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. to music of "Last Rezort." The recommended donation is $5.

Volunteer Luncheon

April 17 is the annual Volunteer Luncheon sponsored by the Finney County Senior Citizens Association. Pick up your ticket in the senior center office.

Health tip

April's healthy eating goal is to eat three or more servings of whole grains each day.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Chicken tetrazzini, creamy peas, Italian blend vegetables, bread, apple wedges.

Friday: Lemon pepper fish, copper penny salad, tossed salad, roll, fruit mix.

Monday: Beef enchiladas, corn, marinated tomatoes, pineapple tidbits.

Tuesday: Oven-fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, strawberries.

April 9: Beef and macaroni, peas, California blend vegetables, roll, blushed pears.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.

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