Senior Spotlight

January 8, 2014

by Darlene Holmes
We are enjoying our two potluck meal days each month. The seniors still have to sign up ahead of time so we’ll know how many to fix for.
We had turkey stew and cornbread for our first one this month and about 22 seniors showed up to eat. We had plenty of cake in our fridge for dessert. We had a variety of snacks, chips and dip on hand.

Our next “No SCS Hot Meal” day will be Tuesday, Jan. 21.
We were pleased to have Lois Larson return to Azle from her home state. She’s already volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank on Monday with our group.
We had a program scheduled for Monday, Dec. 6, but they canceled and will reschedule. It will be sometime in February.
It’s a service for the Texas Specialized Telecommunications Assistance Program (STAP). Through their program, Texans with the following disabilities are eligible to receive specialized telephones and telephone alert buttons for free.
• You must have one of the qualifying needs: hard of hearing, or deaf; vision impaired or blind; upper mobility and lower mobility; cognitively impaired; speech difficulties.
• You must live in Texas and have proof of residency.
As mentioned, STAP provides telephones and equipment that meet the qualifying guidelines. The phones are equipped with special amplification, big buttons or speakerphones and phones that can be answered remotely with a pendant or button, cell phones with alert buttons and additional equipment as needed.
Coming up:
Wednesday, Jan. 15: United Way will be here from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and their program will be “community conversation.”
Thursday, Jan. 16: AARP Safe Driving class – a driver’s education program to teach people how to be safe drivers. For AARP members the fee is $14 and $16 for non-AARP members. At the end of the one-day class, you get a certificate to take to your insurance agent to receive a discount on your auto liability. It’s good for three years.
Friday, Jan. 17: our monthly Produce Day.
We’ll also have the required monthly nutrition program, presented by Phyllis Nelson, the registered dietician from Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Lunch reservations must be made the day before by 11:30 a.m. for the next day.

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