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Senior Services News

Do You Remember When?

What hit television show was set during the Korean War? How often should you change the batteries in your smoke alarms? What singing legend brought rock-n-roll into popular culture? If your clothing catches fire, what should you do? Do you want to have fun while...

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Charles Infante, Treasure Hunter

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant Charles Infante is a frequent visitor at the Trailside Center, and often participates in Tuesdays with TED or Lunchtime Learners. He is especially attracted to activities that make him think and challenge him to aim higher. Charles...

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Making Good Food Choices for the New Year

By Carol Witte, RDN, Nutrition Services Director Starting the New Year by eating right does not have to be complicated! Begin with the goal of finding new foods to consume rather than concentrating on foods to avoid. Here are a few guidelines to get you started: Use...

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A Little Known Secret

By Trena Winans, Outreach & Education Director If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say they have lived in Midland for years but never knew Senior Services did (fill in the blank), I would be a rich woman after just five years working here! Since my...

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Healthy & Safe Holiday Dining

Enjoying food with family and friends is a special part of the holidays. I really enjoy planning and preparing meals with others. At Christmastime, I prepare food items from recipes that were passed down from my grandmother. My mother made special foods, including...

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Tips for Last Minute Holiday Shopping

If you find yourself in need of some last minute Christmas gift ideas, here are some helpful tips: Think Personal Before you hit the store, spend just a few minutes thinking about the person. What do they like to do? What inspires them? Are they sporty? Stylish? A...

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Stay Healthy for the Holidays

How to Avoid a Cold or Flu The winter holidays will be here soon. This time of year we often spend more time shopping, visiting and attending gatherings with family, friends and coworkers. It is also the cold and flu season. These viruses spread easily in our...

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A Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, you may have begun to consider what you’re going to contribute to the feast. As we all know, the day is famous for its indulgences and, for many, an annual ritual to overeat and then lounge lazily for the rest of the day...

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Live this Chapter of Your Life in Style

New Group: Encore 50/70 Are you 50 to 70ish and looking to meet new people, have fun, learn and be active? Then this new group may be for you! Come to fun events out and about, meet others with similar interests and take on this chapter of your life in style! Call...

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