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Senior Center News July 2013

Put in Bay Senior Center-Hope; everyone is enjoying their summer. We certainly are!!!

So many FUN activities for you to join in at our Senior Center; CREATIVE Helping Hands projects to get involved with, informative educational Health & Wellness Lectures to attend, and exciting books to read in our Book Club.

All kinds of Fitness Programs to keep you young, healthy, active, and fit, exciting trips planned, competitive card games and just for- fun card games, 60+ Health Clinics, lunch outings, lemonade socials out on the patio, hikes, and fitness walks around the island, picnics in the park.

Enjoy golf outings, wine tastings, shopping trips, movie nights, pajama parties, Senior Days at Camp Perry, Ottawa County Fair Days, senior lunch dates at Put-in-Bay Restaurants, ball games, bonfires, and PARTIES, LOTS AND LOTS OF PARTIES!!!

Did I mention how busy our Seniors are this summer!?! No kidding!! – They’re that busy and want to do it all!! And I’m sure they will. Our Put in Bay Seniors has more energy than most teens!

Our Senior Center Citizens’ Day at the Ottawa County Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th. Entertainment and Activities planned throughout the day include wagon rides, speech therapy screenings, blood pressure, Bingo, picnic lunch, and an ice cream social. The Ottawa County Health Department will provide their 60+ Health Clinic at the center on Thursday, July 25th, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you would like an appointment, please call 419-734-6800. A large group of seniors from The Danbury Senior Center will visit our Center on Monday, July 29th, and spend “A Day At The Bay” with us. We have lots in store for them and look forward to their visit.

Our Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30th, and will be held at our Put-in-Bay Senior Center. Also, this month, we will have a Guest Speaker at the center discussing “Taking Action for Diabetes Management and Healthy Meal Choices for People With Diabetes.”

The date is to be announced. With all the many activities planned throughout the summer, I thought it very appropriate to designate the month of July for our Wellness Smarts Series, “Staying Safe All Summer.”

Here are your ten Summer Safety Tips;

• Guard against sun-caused skin damage and cancer. Always apply sunscreen, and wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics.• Stay in the shade or indoors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.
• Never let children swim without an adult nearby.
• To keep bugs away, avoid using perfume or a scented lotion, and apply an insect repellent to exposed skin.
• At barbecues and picnics, promptly put leftovers in the refrigerator or on ice. Discard any food left out for more than 2 hours (1 hour if the thermometer hits 90*F).
• If you see lightning and then hear thunder before you can count to 30, get or stay inside.
• Keep a water bottle nearby and reach for it regularly on hot summer days.
• Cool down at the first signs of heat illness: extreme thirst, headache, dizziness, nausea, rapid pulse, and pale, clammy skin.
• Have everyone wear a life jacket when boating or canoeing.
• Learn to recognize poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac, and keep your

Wishing every one of you a safe and happy summer.


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