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Thursday, April 18, 2013 Tri-County News IIIIIIIIIII IIIIII II Page 7 Rural Stearns Faith in Action receives Older American Act funding Rural Steams Faith in Action is programs, and caregiver support volunteers within their .own com- ~leased to announce that our pro- services, munity to provide them with trans- gram has been approved to receive "This funding is so important portafion, homemaking, chore ser- funding through the Central Min- towards helping us continue our vices and even respite care for care- nesota Council on Aging as a part of of mission of facilitating a neigh- givers. We will also be continuing to the Older American Act. The Older bor helping neighbor approach provide our staff rendered services Americans Act of 1965 was the towards caring in our ruralincluding caregiver consultation first federal-level initiative aimed Stearns County communities," said and caregiver education sessions." at providing comprehensive ser- Hndsey Sand, RuralStearns Faith in If you or someone you care for vices for older adults. It provides Action Program Coordinator, "daily would benefit from support within funding to render services to adults we are connected with seniors in their home, or you would like to 60 and older for nutrition, support- our area that are in need of support donate some time to a neighbor ive home and community-based to remain in their homes, we will in need, please feel free to con- services, disease prevention/health continue to work to connect them tact us at (320) 685-3693, or (800) promotion services, elder rights with supportive and trustworthy 549-5855. Close friends can bring good health Having close friends may keepby profound changes, such as the entertainment, and presents edu- you happy and healthy death of a spouse or family mem- cational information to those in Maybe the case of the television ber, or when friends moved away. attendance. show"I Love Lucy" was on to some- Researchers say friends may exert Each year, Catholic Charities thing. A few crazy schemes aside, a healthy influence on potentially serves more than 360,000 noon Lucy; Ricky, Ethel, and Fred were on risky behaviors like smoking and meals, Monday through Friday, the right track with their close-knit drinking, as well as have important to hungry seniors. For a complete friendship. A recent study shows effects on mood, self-esteem, and listing of Catholic Charities Senior that having a good group of friends coping in times of difficulty. The Dining sites across Central Minne- around may be even more impor- results appeared in the June 2005 sota, call them at (320) 229-4584, tant than family for a long and issueofthe]ournalofEpidemiology or visit their website at www. healthy life. and Community Health. Researchers throughout the This is great news for those in Partially funded under contract United States followed nearly the Senior Dining Program. Diners with the Central Minnesota Council 1,500 people over the age of receive, along with a nutritious, bal- onAgingaspartoftheOlderAmer- 70 for 10 years and found that peo- anced meal, a great way to social- icon's Act and administered by ple with the strongest network ize with peers and stay connected Catholic Charities of the Diocese of of good friends lived longer than with friends. Our facilities promote St. Cloud. those with the fewest close friends, this healthy socialization and con- Those beneficial effects of friend- tinued community involvement ship on prolonging life remained in a very relaxed, pleasant setting. significant throughout the decade, Senior Dining also offeres referrals even when people were confronted to important information, provides St. Anthony Manor activities Good only at: 24086 State Hwy 15 (just N. Dr. GaryVerbovanec 6" Sub of Luxemburg On Hwy 15) 320-251-4533 generations come Chiropractic Clinic atkins senior Dinin/j Menu. Ap Suggested donation for those r. 22-26 60 or older is $3.85, under Please call at least one day in60 is $6.55. Eden Valley din- advance. Meals may be picked ers are served at the Civic Cen- up. ter (attached to the city offices Monday: Turkey casserole, building), and should reserve a peas, tropical fruit, bread/mar- meal by calling Julie Ruprecht at garine, bar, milk. (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners Tuesday: Sweet & sour pork, Weekl activities Mondays: Euchre 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Exercise 10 a.m Senior Citizen cards 1-4:40 p.m. Fridays: Mass 8:15 a.m. (except 1st Friday of the month) Sundays: Pray the Rosary 8 a.m. Nail Care: 1:30 p.m. are served at St. Anthony Manor,SD I ~ecia Activities rice, broccoli, Mandarin oranges, and should call Peggi Gohman at for Anril cookie, milk. Wednesday: Baked chicken, potato salad, mixed vegetables, bread/margarine, fresh melon cubes, milk. Thursday: Meatballs/gravy, mashed potatoes, beets, bread/ margarine, fruit crisp, milk. Friday: Lemon-pepper fish, medium baked potato, Prince Wil- liam vegetables, bread/margarine, 1/8 slice pie, milk. (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. At St. Anthony Manor Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mort- April 11: Focus Group meeting day through Friday. This service is 10 a.m. through Lutheran Social Service, April 22: Volunteer Recognition funded in part by a contract from 2 p.m.; Happy Earth Day[ the Area Agency on Aging with April 29: Good Old Days funding from the Federal Older Group; Share recipes & cookbooks Americans Act through the Min- 2 p.m. nesota Board on Aging. North 55 15 in Kimball A Good Bank in a Good Town Kimball senior Dinin{[ Menu Apr. 22-26 sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests Monday: Swiss steak, baked under 60 pay $7. potato w/sour cream, beets, REMINDER: When there is a wheat bread, peaches, choice of entree on the menu, you Tuesday: Turkey sandwich with will receive the first one listed lettuce and tomato, hearty vegeta- UNLESS you notify us. The cof- ble soup, fruit cocktail, brownie, fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday: Pork roast, red- Wednesday. skinned potatoes w/gravy, For more information, call steamed cabbage, wheat bread, Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211 applesauce, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and Thursday: Hearty stew, French 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are bread, seven-layer salad, pears, available at the Senior Dining Site Friday-Bingo: Meatloaf, scal- and the Harvest Bank in Kimball. loped potatoes, carrots, wheat Partially funded under contract bread, lemon chiffon, with the Central Minnesota Coun- Euchre anytime there are cil of Aging as part of the Older enough players Americans Act and administered 1% milk is served with everyby Catholic Charities of the Dio- meal. Menu is subject to change, cese of St. Cloud. Suggested contribution for per- THANK YOU FOR BANKING WITH US. Convenient Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 (drive-up only 3-4:00 p.m.) Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (walk-up/drive-up only) (320) 764-2600 on the Member 170 Meeker Ave N, Watkins, Minnesota Tim Ellis, Owner 398.2200 p.r~