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2014-01-09

Of Interest to All

Amy Hawley

What a great way to start a brand new year - with the Cowboy Capital Opry! Wasn't it a good show?! Kudos to all performers!
We have left 2013 behind us, but perhaps all the frivolity and merriment added the "gift" of a few unwanted pounds. You just can't pass up all the good food, desserts and drinks served this time of year. That's all a part of the "holiday spirit" and so much fun! But we have to face the facts and consequences once it's over, right?
Well, don't fret. One of the most common New Year's Resolutions is to lose weight, and Silver Sage comes to the rescue with several exercise programs to help you out now and throughout the year!
There's "Yoga with Willie" at 10 am, on Monday mornings. Willie is such an inspiration to the men and women who attend his class. He's been teaching yoga for many years and knows what he is doing! You get over an hour of yoga instruction for only $5!
Zumba Fitness classes take place from 6 pm to 7 pm, Monday and Thursday evenings and are also $5 per class. Barb is so encouraging. This gal knows how to make exercise fun so you really don't realize how hard you are working your body!
For those looking for something a little less stressful but that will still burn calories, we offer an indoor video exercise class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at no cost. Class participants exercise at their own ability level. Some go all out and work up a sweat while moving to the music while others sit in their chairs.
Get serious and come join us! You won't be sorry!
From 6 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 28, the fine folks from AARP will offer "Family Conversations with Older Drivers," the topic of their driver safety seminar presented. This free seminar will help participants learn to talk with their loved ones about remaining active and participating in the community activities when it is time to limit or stop driving.
Among the topics covered will be identifying opportunities to begin a dialogue, recognizing the warning signs that indicate an older adult may need to cut back or cease driving his or her car and developing a plan using local alternate methods of transportation, enabling older driver to stay connected to the community.
Practical tips and advice include the meaning of driving, observing driving skills and planning conversations. This seminar is geared to caregivers, families and concerned friends and is sponsored by AARP and Silver Sage.
If your loved one is an older driver or approaching that time of life, this seminar will help you deal with this delicate subject. Their safety is of utmost importance. To register, call Silver Sage at 830-796-4969.
May the cedar pollen stay away from you, may the cold weather invigorate you and may your life slow down to an enjoyable level! If you can, this is a good time to stay inside and read a good book; visit with a friend or relative by phone, e-mail or note; and just relax a bit!