The Grapevine November 2014

November 2014
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Giving Thanks
In November it seems appropriate to take a moment to
think about being thankful. If you could list only three things
you’re thankful for, what would they be? Would your three
thanksgivings be similar to what seniors at the center are thankful for?
Please join us for a celebration of love, laughter,
friendship and family as
Joyce Terrell and Don Blandford
join hands in marriage on
Saturday, December 6, 2014 2:00 p.m.
Frankfort Senior Activity Center,
202 Medical Heights Drive, Frankfort, KY .
Reception following.
Business casual dress
(No gifts please.)
Please respond 223-5794
—To be alive! Last year I fell 12 feet off a ramp, and landed face down on concrete. I broke bones on one side of my face
and now I’m back here at the senior center! I’m also thankful for my children, grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren!
– May Smith
—For being here on earth with family and friends, my health, and all the necessities of life. –Anonymous
—My married life, my good health, the love of God and his blessings. – Mattie Clay
—Family and friends– Kent Dotson
—Living! – Reese Letcher
—The love of my family, friends and senior friends, my savior Jesus and my continued good health. – Pat Price
—I am thankful for my family, friends, health, my country and for being able to come to the senior citizens center and enjoy all the activities here.– Agnes Howell
—Good health, fantastic friends and family, and the Senior Activity Center!– Betsy Powell
—Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, not just because of all the wonderful food but because it does not have all the commercialism and consumerism of other holidays. It’s just a day to spend with family or friends and remember the many
things we have to be thankful for, which are countless. I like to call it Giving Thanks Day!–Mary Nuckols
—My health, my cousins, a good place to live and do lots of things, to have the Lord in my heart, and the senior citizens
center where I get good lunches, get to exercise and sew, go to Bible Study, volunteer, play games, and dance and hear
good music. – Judy Kizer
—A roof over my head, a reliable car…my job…my health, and a healthy family. – Dianna Rogers
I am thankful that Carol has made so much improvement both physically and emotionally. I am also thankful for my sons
and grandchildren. I'm thankful for all of my friends at the center, including the wonderful staff.- Jim Badgett
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DONATIONS
THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED TO OUR PROGRAMS IN ANY WAY.
Donations ($1 to $99)
Ada Bryant
Ben & Effie P. Bush
Alan B. & Beverly J. Graham
Jim & Ruth Hilborn
James W. Hughes
Ralph Lee Kring
Ladies of Lope – Hope Lutheran Church
Thomas R. & Jo Alice Layman
Betty W. Lewis
Thomas R. Pilling
Jewel Ramsey
Mary E. Reed
Bobby C. & Juanita H. Rice
Rose Ann Roberts
Connie J. Smith
James Stallings
Steve & Faye Thacker
Jerry J. & Jo Ann Adams
Lura Allison
J. Virgil & Barbara B. Alwood
Anonymous
Larry L. & Mary B. Arnett
Margaret A. Ashburner
William H. & Ruby Baker
Mary Alene Barber
Louise Bates
Lou Bibb
Fran Bradshaw
Louise S. Bryant
Colette Cardwell
Chester & Sue Care
Arnold & Odessa Clark
Brenda M. Conley
Fred B. Curry
Alice H. Delambre
Margaret E. Downs
Mary D. Emberton
Geneva Fee
Charles Franklin
Thomas & Ruth Furnish
Mary F. & James B. Garland, Jr.
Betty S. Harris
Helen Hartley
Carey & Lucy Hieatt
Marvin & Virginia Honaker
Linda Hughes
Cecil & Margaret T. Hulette
Larry G. & Sue F. Jones
Virgil W. Jones
June Joseph
Bettye Zoe Kent
Oscar R. & Theressa B. LaFontaine
Ruby L. Layson
Pauline Marraccini
Pauline R. Martin
Bernice Moore
Carroll Eugene & Anita F. Moore
Irma B. Moore
Betty J. Peat
Mary Alvis Powell
Algin & Shirley Roberts
Aleen Schaaf
Betty Isaac Smith
Betty Q. Smith
Lucy Bailey Smith
Elizabeth Sullivan
Jack W. & Mary F. Thompson
Persis Lee VanSant
Rose E. Whalin
Myrtle M. Wood
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4075
One Way Joy Class of Highland Christian
Church
Friends of the Center
($100 to $999)
EDMUND DENNIS, KATHERINE
SUDDUTH, EUGENE & JEAN CHESER,
RAY & ANN YOUNG
Frances I. Dennis
Scott A. & Joyce Ramsey Beeker
Donors ($1000 to $2499)
Sterling Lathrem
Mary Alvis Powell
Benefactors ($5000 & Above)
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Organizations & Churches
In Honor
MARY THOMAS
Priscilla West
In Memory
TOMMIE BENNETT
Jean D. Marshall
KEN BRANSON
Linda Branson
MARGARET BREWER
Flying Solo
CHARLANN CARROLL
Judy M. Campbell
JEANETTE CHISM
Bonnie S. Reeves
JANIS COX
FCCOA Board & Staff
SARAH CRUMP
Doug & Darlene H. Smith
AL & GLADYS DeSIMONE
William F. & Jean D. Haydon
AMO ENGLAND (DIED 10-1-03)
Chester L. & Elizabeth Ann Snelling
BEN FERRELL
Joyce Ferrell
BETSY GOODLETT
Linda L. Johnson
WARREN & EDITH GRIFFIN
Anthony B.& Susan G. Smith
WEBSTER GRIFFIN
Elizabeth Glenn Griffin
DR. KUO-SHI JIANG
Jean W. Jiang
BETTE LONG
Ann L. Dean
ORVILLE NELSON, SR.
Jennie A. Nelson
PAT POWELL
M/M John H. Mitchell
JOAN MARY GARDNER REAGAN
Fran Crumbaugh
Laura C. & Ben P. Eubank, III
Barbara A. Hecker
Ladies Class of E.F.B.C.
C. E. & Jennifer O’Nan
Ilse S. Rogers
Ruth Ann & John M. Sparks, Jr.
Richard L. & Lucy B. Wilson
Timothy R. & Paula Wylie
MATTIE ROBERTS *
Nov. 1930—Nov 2002
KATHERINE CANE *
May 1938—Nov. 2008
Helen Happy
STAN SMITH
Jane M. Smith
NED TAYLOR
Albert Earl & Mary Dann Tinsley
VICKI TIDWELL
Pat Badgett
FCCOA Board & Staff
The Frankfort Boat Club
Jim & Ruth Hilborn
Molly Hutcherson
Ruby Layson
Valerie Meffort
William R. & Carolyn L. Whittaker
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Wayne Morris
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Glenn Stark
Pharmacists
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
NUTRITION TIPS OF THE MONTH:
November Medical Journal
Fruits and vegetables are naturally low
in fat and calories, high in fiber and loaded with
important vitamins for good health. None have
cholesterol, but sauces or seasonings may add
fat, calories, or cholesterol. Vegetables are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), Vitamin
A, and Vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may
help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
People who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have
lower rates of some cancers, and all fruits and
vegetables contain Vitamin C which strengthens
the immune system and helps protect against
cancer and heart disease.
Eating vegetables provides major health
benefits. People who eat more vegetables and
fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely
to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.
Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and
body maintenance, and diets rich in fruit and
vegetable fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and Type 2 Diabetes. Eating vegetables and fruits rich in potassium as part of an
overall healthy diet may lower blood pressure,
may also reduce the risk of developing kidney
stones and help to decrease bone loss. Dietary
fiber from vegetables, as part of an overall
healthy diet, helps reduce blood cholesterol
levels and may lower risk of heart aging and
helps protect the heart and arteries.
by Dr. Jan Weisberg
ADULT DAY PROGRAM
Need some help with respite care for a loved
one? Our Adult Day Program might be just your
solution. It’s open 7:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m. daily. If
you have a loved one with a debilitating disease
who needs a safe place to spend their day enjoying socialization, reminiscing, music, light
exercise, rest, pet therapy and a nutritious meal
in a peaceful atmosphere, contact Director Barbara Harrod at 502-223-5794.
The holiday season is almost here. While it is a happy time
in general and we spend a lot of time with family, I find it is also a
very stressful time. It is also a time when many people think of
those who have passed away and may be feeling depressed.
I recently came across an article noting the negative consequences of noise on overall health. While this has been known for
many years it might be a good time for a brief review. Long-term
exposure to environmental noise affects the cardiovascular system,
with connections to hypertension, heart diseases, and stroke. Studies also point to association between noise exposure and sleep disturbance and children's cognition. It also creates increased stress
for many. One thing I noticed when I first moved to Frankfort after
living my entire life in large cities was that the ambient noise was
much less.
A new study published online recently in the journal Neurology finds that early memory lapses are associated with tripled
risk of dementia and Alzheimer's. The article also cites higher incidences of memory problems in smokers and women who did not
take hormone replacement therapies. The benefits of exercise,
proper diet, and mental engagement are again emphasized. The
findings urge physicians to take memory concerns seriously.
A study from California shows that charges for ten common
blood tests vary widely. A basic metabolic test for things like blood
sugar ranged from $35 to thousands. Other tests also had a wide
variation. They chose automated tests which are not prone to the
variations in the quality of technicians or other things. I have noticed that there is a wide variation in pricing even in Frankfort. If
you have a significant deductible or co-pay, or if you do not have
insurance, it would be good to shop around.
Finally on a lighter note, a study notes that eating 5 portions
of fruits and vegetables per day is not only beneficial to physical
health, but also to mental health. The study involved 14,000 participants and showed that fruit and vegetable consumption correlated
with high mental well-being. Smoking had the opposite effect while
alcohol and obesity were not linked to well-being. So when your
mother wanted you to eat all your fruits and vegetables she wanted
you to be happy as well as healthy.
I would like to wish everybody a very happy Thanksgiving
and hope that you can enjoy it with family or friends.
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VOLUNTEER VIBES
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is dedicated with gratitude to our amazing team of volunteers. We couldn’t do it without
every year. (The enrollment period this year is October
15 – December 7.) Maggie and Scott will be taking appointments at the Senior Activity Center on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each appointment takes
about an hour, and there is a form you need to fill out before your appointment. You can come by the Center and
pick one up or come in about 30 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out the form. You must have all your medication information with you: the name of the medication,
dosage and how many times a day you use it.
Maggie stated the worst thing you can do is nothing. She
added you should come in every year to look at all the
plans that are available in the coming year. Through the
year your plan could have changed, the premium may
have increased, or a new plan that provides lower rates
may be in effect.
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
MAGGIE FRIEL
By Dianna Rogers, Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator
Please meet Maggie Friel. Maggie was born in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but ended up in Kentucky in 1979. She received her Master’s Degree
from the University of Kentucky as an Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and went to work
in 1979 at Internal Medicine Associates. She retired in 2006 after 27 years of service.
Maggie and her husband John built a house in
northern Anderson County where Maggie enjoys
gardening and has a large vegetable and flower
garden on their ten acre property. Maggie also
enjoys hooking rugs and started taking piano lessons a few months ago (an item on her bucket
list). She also likes to play tennis. Maggie and
her husband like spending winters at their home
in Estero, Florida. Maggie’s daughter, Anita,
lives in Washington, D.C., and her son, Josh, lives
in Atlanta.
Maggie has been volunteering at the Center for
several years as a State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. You say what is
that? Maggie counsels people dealing with Medicare insurance issues and helps people.
Maggie has been a SHIP counselor for about 6
years. She and her volunteer partner, SHIP counselor Scott Mello, have had extensive training for
this position. This volunteer activity provides a
very important service to seniors and to the community. They help Medicare beneficiaries chose
their Medicare plans when they turn 65 and also
help them choose their prescription drug plan
Maggie shared a success story about a lady who had made
the mistake of keeping the same supplemental plan for 25
years, and when it became very expensive the person came to
see Maggie. Over the course of those 25 years she had paid out
about $10,000, and after Maggie and the lady investigated, they
found she was a retired IBM employee eligible for their free plan.
As you can imagine that was one happy lady! Maggie likes helping people and making a difference to them, and the Center is
very lucky to have volunteers like her and Scott who generously
donate their time for such a great purpose. Thanks!
NEW DONATION ACCEPTANCE TIMES
Donations are accepted at the following times:
MONDAY: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon
TUESDAY: 3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
THURSDAY: 3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
FRIDAY: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon
Thank You
For the Kimball Piano and Exercise Equipment
Donated in memory of
Harry & Juanita Dills
From
Ann-Michelle Dills
&
James W. “Bill” and Norma Dills
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WEEKLY AT THE FRANKFORT SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
MONDAY
TUESDAY
8:00 Billiards
9:00—5:00 Massage
9:15 Exercise with Karen
9:30 Walk with Ease
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Weekly Devotion &
Bible Study
1:00 Inter. Line Dancing
2:00 Advanced Line Dancing
8:00 Billiards
9:15 Tuesday Bridge Club
9:15 Yoga w/Victoria
9:30 Music Jam
10:00 Knitting Class
10:15 Tai Chi Kung
w/Victoria
11:30 Lunch
2:00—7:00 Massage
2:00—4:00 Explore Public
Art
2:15 Glitterbugs Practice
6:00—7:00 Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Adults
WEDNESDAY
8:00 Billiards
9:00 Arthritis Exercise
9:00—5:00 Massage
9:30 Walk with Ease
11:30 Lunch
12:00 Art Class
12:30 Bible Study
FCHS KEY CLUB SENIOR PROM
Saturday, November 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join us for the FCHS Key Club sponsored Senior Prom. 50’s and
60’s music, games, prizes and refreshments are part of their
plan. They are inviting you to a Movie Themed prom, so dress
as your favorite movie character. If you can’t think of a favorite
character, come anyway and be prepared for a fun-filled evening.
KSU ORAL INTERPRETATION
Tuesday, November 4, 10:30 a.m., Dining Room
Dr. Shannon Brogan’s Oral Interpretation class will be making oral presentations—the culmination of a semester’s
work.
NUTRITION WITH TAMERA THOMAS
Tuesday, November 11, 10:15 a.m., Dining Room
Because World Diabetes Day is November 14, this month, Tamera, UK Extension Office, will concentrate on health and nutrition related to diabetes.
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
8:00 Billiards
9:30 Rook Club
10:00 Crochet
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Woodcarving
1:00 Beginner’s Intro to
Line Dancing
2:00 Beginner’s II Line
Dancing
5:15 Writing Group at the
Senior Center
5:30 Zumba Gold, $4.00
6:00—7:00 Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Adults
8:00 Billiards
9:30 Tai Chi w/Dr. Durbin
9:30 Walk with Ease
10:00 Genealogy Research
10:15 Chair Yoga
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Friday Bridge Club
1:00 Mah Jong (play &
learn)
1:00 Ballroom Dancing
Curtsinger.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE FCCOA BOARD AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
November 12, 9:00 a.m., Dining Room
In preparation for the Annual Meeting on December 2, 9:30
a.m., nominations will be made today for both FCCOA Board of
Directors and Advisory Committee. If you are interested in running for a position, please be present to nominate yourself. If
you will be unable to attend the nominating meeting, you must
appoint someone to be here to nominate you.
POT LUCK & GOSPEL SING
Tuesday, November 18, 5:00 p.m., Dining Room
Bring your favorite dish to share; meat will be provided. Then
stay to listen to Benson Creek Gospel Group. And come anyway—even if you don’t want to eat.
TOBI’S CRAFT CLASS
Wednesday, November 19, 10:15 a.m., Craft Room
Do you think you might need hand-made Christmas cards? Gift
VETERAN’S DAY
cards? Money holder cards? Then join Tobi as her group creTuesday, November 11, 11:00 a.m., KSU Carl Smith Auditori- ates Christmas cards that will include a really cute gift card/$$
um
holder.
Members of the Frankfort Senior Activity Center are invited to
join KSU students and faculty for their Veteran’s Day program.
CHILDHOOD STORIES
Call the center if you’d like to ride the center’s bus to the event.
Wednesday, November 19, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Computer Room
Students in Dr. Shannon Brogan’s communications class will be
BOOK GROUP AT THE SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER
interviewing volunteers to talk about family stories. If you are
Tuesday, November 11, 1:00 p.m., Library
interested in sharing your story (ies), call 502-223-5794 to sign
This month the group is reading Sally Denton’s The Bluegrass
Conspiracy: An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs and Murder. up.
In 1985 Bourbon County KY native, Drew Thornton died in a
parachuting accident. After his death investigators found thou- COUNTRY MUSIC WITH RUSS KENNEDY & THANKSsands in cash and over 100 pounds of cocaine. His death blew
GIVING DINNER
open a scandal that rocked the Bluegrass and the most secret
Thursday, November 20, 10:15 a.m., Dining Room
circles of the US government. Denton uncovers the whole scan- Russ Kennedy is back with all those traditional country songs
dal in this book.
that you know and love. He’ll get all of us in the mood to share
our traditional Thanksgiving feast. Chef Steve and his crew will
POT LUCK & KAROKE
prepare turkey and all the trimmings. Be sure to call the center,
Tuesday, November 11, 5:00 p.m., Dining Room
502-223-5794, to sign up.
Bring a dish to share at 5:00 then stay to sing Karoke with Ed
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FRANKFORT SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER NOVEMBER SPECIAL EVENTS
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SATURDAY 5:00—8:00
Senior Prom with FCHS
Key Club
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9:30 Advisory Committee
10:00 Bingo
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8:15 Activity Committee
10:30 Veteran’s Day
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6
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
10:15 Bonnie & Ronnie Counseling – By Appt. Only 50’s and 60’s Music &
10:30 Blood Pressure with
Dancing
Gentiva
10:30 KSU Oral Interpretation
1:00 Scrabble
5:00 Game Night
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9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
10:00 Shopping at Walmart
Counseling – By Appt. Only
10:30 Corn Hole with
Hometown Manor
10:00 Kroger Senior Day
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9:30 FCCOA Board Meeting
10:15 Nutrition with Tamera
Thomas (Diabetes)
11:00 Veteran’s Day, KSU
12:30 Hand and Foot
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
Counseling – By Appt. Only
9:00 Nominations for Board
and Advisory Committee
10:00 Arnold Clark &
Friends
Country Music & Dancing
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
Counseling – By Appt. Only
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5:00 – 6:00 Caregiver’s
Support Group
1:00 NARFEA Meeting
1:00 Book Group
5:00 Pot Luck
6:00 Karoke with Ed Curtsinger
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10:30 The Price Is Right
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10:30 Levels of Care, Cassie, Hometown Manor
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10:30 Bingo with Kaye
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
Counseling – By Appt. Only
1:00 Scrabble
5:00 Pot Luck
6:00 Gospel Sing, Benson
Creek
10:15 Tobi’s Craft Class
10:15 Rev. Hughes &
Friends Gospel Music
November Birthdays
9:00 – 10:30 Childhood
Stories with KSU
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9:00 Blood Pressure Check
with Wanda
10:30 Bingo
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
Counseling – By Appt. Only
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10:15 Country Music with
Russ Kennedy
11:30 Thanksgiving Meal
9:00 – 3:00 Medicare SHIP
Counseling – By Appt. Only
5:00—7:00 Chili Supper
($5.00)
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THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
CENTER IS CLOSED
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
CENTER IS CLOSED
12:30 Hand and Foot
LEVELS OF CARE: WHAT ARE THEY & WHO PAYS FOR IT?
Monday, November 24, 10:30 a.m., Dining Room
All of us hope to live independently in our own spaces until we
die. Regrettably that’s not always possible. So when we or our
parents need a different living arrangement, what do we or
they do? And how do we or they pay for the change? Join the
team from Hometown Manor as they talk about levels of care
from independent living to nursing home—and everything in
between. They also will talk about paying for these changes.
2015 MEDICARE SHIP COUNSELING
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Call the Frankfort Senior Activity Center (502-223-5794) to
schedule an appointment with a Medicare SHIP counselor to
help you choose your Part D drug plan and look at available
Medicare Advantage Plans. ENDS DECEMBER 4.
* Please be sure to call ahead to confirm that an event is still
scheduled as unavoidable changes can occur after printing
deadlines. *
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NOVEMBER LUNCH MENUS
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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4
5
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7
ADS: Jello & Fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup
½ Peanut Butter & Jelly
Sandwich
Carrot Sticks
Broccoli Florets served w/
Ranch Dip
Chilled Pears
Skim Milk
ADS: Cup Cake
Bean Soup
Chicken & Swiss Wrap
Creamy Pasta Salad
Strawberry & Banana Gelatin
Skim Milk
ADS: Chips & Dip
Turkey Alfredo w/Broccoli
and Carrots
Fettuccini noodles
Wheat Bread
Ambrosia
Skim Milk
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11
12
ADS: Peanut Butter Crackers
Meatballs with
Mushroom Gravy over
Noodles
Green Beans
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges & Bananas
Skim Milk
ADS: Applesauce & Cookie
Chipped Beef
Wheat Toast
Lima Beans
Mandarin Orange Delight
Gelatin
Skim Milk
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ADS: Pudding & Cookie
Red Beans with Ham
Mixed Greens
Deluxe Cornbread
Ambrosia
Skim Milk
17
ADS: Chips & Dip
Beef Vegetable Stew
Lima Beans w/Onions
Corn Muffin w/Cheese
Mandarin Oranges & Banana
Skim Milk
24
ADS: Fruit Cup
Meatballs with
Sweet & Sour Sauce
Green & Wax Beans
Brown Rice
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges
Skim Milk
ADS—Adult Day Snack
ADS: Jello & Fruit
Beef Tips w/Noodles
Spinach Au Gratin
Cornbread
Banana slices in Juice
Skim Milk
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ADS: Graham Cracker &
Peanut Butter
Chicken Pot Pie
Garlic Lima Beans
Wheat Bread
Mandarin Oranges &
Banana
Skim Milk
ADS: Cup Cake
Turkey in Herb Sauce
Scalloped Potatoes
Green Peas
Pineapple Cream Gelatin
Wheat Bread
Skim Milk
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ADS: Pumpkin Bread
Baked Chicken w/BBQ
sauce
Baked Beans
Creamy Coleslaw
Wheat Bread
Fruit Cup
Skim Milk
ADS: Peaches & Brownie
Pepper Steak w/Gravy
Steamed Rice
Spinach AuGratin
Wheat Bread
Pineapple & Mandarin
Oranges
Skim Milk
13
ADS: Cheese & Crackers
Beef Chili w/Beans
Tossed Salad w/Dressing
Cornbread
Pineapple & Mandarin
Oranges
Skim Milk
20
ADS: Apple Slices
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner—Turkey &
all the Trimmings!
ADS: Fruit Cup
Fried Chicken
Chicken Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Lima Beans
Wheat Bread
Lime Pineapple Gelatin
Skim Milk
14
ADS: Popcorn
Chicken Strips
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans
Wheat Bread
Ambrosia
Skim Milk
21
ADS: Brownies
Baked Potato Bar w/Sour
Cream,
Broccoli, Bacon Bits,
Cheese Sauce,
Black Eye Pea Salad
Applesauce
Wheat Bread
Skim Milk
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THANKSGIVING
HOLIDAY
SENIOR CENTER IS
CLOSED.
THANKSGIVING
HOLIDAY
SENIOR CENTER IS
CLOSED.
Volume 25, No. 11, November 2014
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LIVING LONGER AND LIVING WELL
By Tom Current
Who Will Change My Light Bulbs? It’s a simple question, and of course, we aren’t just talking about light bulbs. When
we are younger, the answer is a no-brainer. However, when we age, there are extra steps needed in order to complete daily
tasks. Most of us take for granted our abilities to do our every day routines, but the reality is that things become more cumbersome the older we get.
This question gets to the heart of home maintenance and the ability to live comfortably (and safely) in your own home
as long as you want. Housing is the number one retirement expense, on average running 34% of monthly expenses. Most of
you prefer your homes rather than the alternatives, but have you planned on how to keep it livable? What adjustments will
you need to make? Who will mow? Cook? Clean? Provide major and minor repairs? Who will change your light bulbs?
Given that baby boomers had fewer children and one of the highest divorce rates in history, you may not be
able to rely on a spouse or children for assistance. Now is the time to formulate a plan for when you can no longer do
the work yourself. Familiarize yourself with trusted service providers who can take on tasks and budget for recurring
costs. Friends, neighbors, family members, even your financial advisor are good referral sources. Begin by thinking of
home service repairs and monthly costs, such as: plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters, lawn care, house cleaning,
basic repairs, laundry, groceries, pool maintenance. Ask for recommendations and draft a roster of professionals you
might use so you can protect yourself from fraudsters who prey on older homeowners.
As mentioned earlier, the vast majority of people want to live independently at home as long as possible. If this
is your wish, start thinking about certain renovations (particularly those that safeguard against falling, one of the biggest risks older adults face) that can help you remain independent. Be sure to include the cost and time necessary to
make these changes. You can even Google a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, certified by the National Association
of Homebuilders, to determine what features you might want to install. And don’t forget about innovations in technology because they can help incorporate advanced monitors and sensors designed to help ‘mature’ adults maintain their
independence.
Opinions are of Tom Current, and not necessarily Raymond James. Tom Current of Raymond James Financial is a board member and treasurer of the Franklin Co. Council on Aging. Email a question you’d like Tom to address to Anne Robbins, [email protected] or call her, 502-2235794. She’ll pass it along.
CELEBRATING OUR HEROES
This month we salute our veterans for their service, honor their sacrifice, and promise that their dedication and bravery
will never be forgotten. Here are two fine tributes to veterans from a United States president and Army general:
On Veterans Day, put out your flags, cheer the marchers at parades, and go to tributes. But when you wake
up the next day, Nov. 12, remember that it’s still Veterans Day for our veterans — and it will be every day of
their lives.— Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
Executive Mansion, Washington, November 21, 1864.
Mrs. Bixby, Boston, Massachusetts:
Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless
must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot
refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray
that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of
the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours very sincerely and respectfully, —Abraham Lincoln.
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CHILDREN’S
THANKSGIVING RECIPES
Geremy – Turkey: You buy the turkey and take the paper off. Then you put it in the refrigerator and take it
back out and cut it with a knife and make sure all the wires are out and take out the neck and heart. Then
you put it in a big pan and cook it for half an hour at 80 degrees. Then you invite people over and eat.
Shelby – Applesauce: Go to the store and buy some apples, and then you squish them up. Then you put
them in a jar that says, "Applesauce." Then you eat it.
Christa – Cookies: Buy some dough and smash it and cut them out. Then put them in the oven for 2 hours at 100 degrees.
Then take them out and dry them off. Then it's time to eat them.
Grace – Turkey: First you add some salt. Then you put it in a bowl. Then you put brown sugar on it. Then you mix it all
together with a spoon and then you add some milk and mix it again. And then you put it in a pan. Then you put it in the
oven for 15 minutes and 16 degrees. Then you take it out of the oven and cut the bones out then you eat it.
Jason - Chicken Pie: Put the chicken in the pot and put the salad and cheese and mustard and then you mix it all together. Then put chicken sauce and stir it all around again. Then you cook it for 5 minutes at 9 degrees. Then you eat it.
Jennie – Corn: My mom buys it. Then you throw it. Then you cook it. Then you eat it.
Adam - Pumpkin Pie: First you put pumpkin seeds in it. Put it in a pan and bake it at 5 degrees for 6 minutes. Then take it
out and eat it.
Joplyn - Apple Pie: Take some apples, mash them up. Take some bread and make a pie with it. Get some
dough and squish it. Shape the dough into a pie shape. Put the apples in it. Then bake it at 9 degrees for
15 minutes.
Isabelle – Spaghetti: Put those red things in it. Then put the spaghetti in it. Then cook it in the oven for 2 minutes at 8 degrees.
Nicholas - White and Brown Pudding: First you read the wrapper. Get a piece of water. Stir. Then you eat it.
Lauren – Turkey: First you find a turkey and kill it. Cut it open. Put it in a pan. Pour milk in the pan. Put a little chicken
with it. Put salsa on it. Take out of pan. Put it on the board. Cut into little pieces. Put on a rack. Put in the oven for 7
minutes at 10 degrees. Take out of the oven and put a teensy weensy bit of sugar on it. Put a little more salsa on it. Then
you eat it.
SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER ANNUAL MEETING
NOMINATIONS MEETING: November 12, 9:00 a.m. In order to nominate Board of Directors
AND/OR Advisory Committee members, you or a representative must be present to make the nomination.
ANNUAL MEETING: December 2, 9:30 a.m. If more than 12 members for either election are nominated on November 12, a ballot will be distributed.
ABSENTEE BALLOTS will be available from November 13 to COB December 1. If necessary and you will not be
able to be present on December 2, you may come to the Center and secure an absentee ballot.
MORE INFORMATION? Contact Judy Campbell for Board information and Bill McClure for Advisory Committee information. Both may be reached through the Center, 223-5794.
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Volume 25, No. 11, November 2014
THANKSGIVING MEMORIES
Maybe some of us went “Over the river and through the woods” to visit grandparents at Thanksgiving. Others of us have
different memories. In addition for what several of our members are thankful for, I asked about favorite Thanksgiving
memories. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving memory?
“In 1977 I had surgery the week before Thanksgiving, and I missed a whole week of school. I was treated like a king all
week!” – Kent Dotson
“Wake up and smell that Mom was already in the kitchen…Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade… set the table with special
tablecloths, china, crystal, flowers and silverware… …ladies enjoying working together in the kitchen and the boys out
raking (playing in) the leaves then hang around the TV…drawing for who gets to break the wishbone…sandwiches and
pumpkin pie for supper, late.” – Mary Nuckols
“Going to Grandmother’s for hog killing and Thanksgiving dinner.” – Mattie Clay
“When all my family was together.” – Agnes Howell
“My sister’s house which was large enough for all 11 children, their children, and a bunch of friends.” – Betsy Powell
“Foggy morning on the Ohio River - loaded barges going quietly by – a cold crisp day – I am 10 years old – Papaw
Brown and brother Terry going squirrel hunting – family arriving, lots of cousins to play with and aunts and uncles – wonderful smells from the kitchen – getting ready for the family prayer circle – Southern cooking – loving it all – very Americana!” – Judy McBrayer Campbell
“Going to Belterra and making it an annual “girls” tradition with my mom, daughter and sister.” –Dianna Rogers
“In 1956 my father was serving in the Army in Korea. The day before Thanksgiving his brother passed away, and Dad
came home on emergency leave. It had been two years since our family had all been together and it was such a blessing
to have Dad home.” – Pat Price
“My favorite Thanksgiving memory covers several years,
and being at my grandmother's house. It was a time
when everyone came home and shared lots of love and
happiness, and stuffed on all the different dishes that my
grandmother had cooked while refusing help from her
daughter and daughters-in-law.” – Jim Badgett
ARNOLD CLARK ROAST
December 9, 6:00 p.m.
Please join us for a very special occasion as we roast
one of Frankfort’s finest, Arnold Clark, who has
spent a lifetime spreading joy! The event will be
held at the Center, and tickets are $20 each.
From left: Ann Disney, Ruby Layson and Betty Isaac Smith gather
for the bi-monthly Scrabble game.
Space is limited and advanced ticket purchase is
necessary.
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FROM THE DIRECTOR, Marchele Jenkins
THANKSGIVING—WHAT IT MEANS TO ME
Thanksgiving- Is it a time with family and friends? A time of giving and doing things for others such as volunteering for
different organizations, serving a meal at a homeless shelter or maybe delivering a Thanksgiving meal to a homebound
person?
To me Thanksgiving is all the above, but it’s so much more. It’s a time to reflect and put to paper what I have
done for others throughout the year. It’s a time for me to review last year’s list— a progress report, you might say, to
see if I passed or not.
I will make a list this year too, then put it away and do another comparison next year. But there is a difference
this year. It is a new giving spirit, one that has consumed me since I came to the Center. Don’t get me wrong. I have
always loved working and giving to others and tried to help others as much as possible, but not with the passion that
has evolved since I became involved with the Center.
My faith in people has been renewed as I watch how many volunteers/donors bless the Center on a daily basis.
Not only in monetary gifts or donated items, but people who are genuinely concerned for others and want to lend a
helping hand. People who recognize others for who they are and want to help, without expecting anything in return.
That’s a true sign of ThanksGIVING….wanting to help others that are in need because they are PERSONS in
need of a gift. That gift might be compassion, friendship, a helping hand, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or a
prayer warrior for someone who needs help when the going gets tough. The many ways to help others are really endless.
So, thank you Frankfort Senior Activity Center, for helping me realize many more ways I can GIVE to others. It
has truly been an eye-opening experience and one that I have taken to heart. I challenge you to make your own list
and see how you can help others in need. With all of us working together we will be able to touch many lives.
Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless you and your family,
Marchele
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