KIM’S KORNER JULY 2019
It is SUMMER! I am so thankful for that. I am so ready for warm weather, the SUN (yeah I know, what is that?) and outside activities. With the heat comes the time that we need to check on our neighbors who are older and may not have anyone to check on them. We often think of our neighbors in the winter, but we also need to consider them in the extreme hot weather. Many may be shut in and don’t want to ask for help. Here at Shelby Senior Services you can come and see Ralanda, get a box fan from the Shelby County Council on Aging to help with getting air moving in the house on those really hot days. Other suggestions are to get out and maybe sit under a tree and catch a passing breeze. Or even better come down to the Horizon Center at one of our four locations in Shelbyville, Waldron, Morristown or Fairland. It is cooler and always fun inviting things to participate in. Come meet some new people and maybe find some familiar ones also.
Sometimes it can feel like the four walls of your home can start to close in on you when you are stuck at home and depression can set in. When the weather gets so hot and humid it can become hard for people to get out due to health. It can be hard to take that first step, but getting out, seeing and talking to people can help. We are open to new suggestions for programs also. We have many programs inside that will keep your attention, but we also have several programs that are outside when the weather permits such as Walk with Ease, and MHP has Walking Wednesdays. Just come out and join if you can.
Also, Thank You to all the wonderful and amazing people who helped to make the Strawberry Festival another great success this year.