Kim’s Korner July 2018
WOO HOO SUMMER IS HERE!!! At Shelby Senior Services I think summer has begun when it is Strawberry Festival time. I would like to take a minute and thank everyone who helped with the Strawberry Festival in any way. We could not make the Strawberry Festival happen without all the people who pitch in in so many ways.
I just love the warmer weather. As I sit here in my “cool” office I think about the hot weather outside and the many seniors who are in their homes with no air conditioning or fans. I hear many people dropping by to ask Ralanda, President of the Shelby County Council on Aging, for a fan. Also our Hands at Home Project has helped provide a few seniors with window air conditioners on these extremely hot days. If SSS can help in any way please give Ralanda a call.
I think often about seniors being outside and mowing, walking their dogs or sitting outside. We are encouraging you not to be outside during the hottest parts of the day. If you have outside activities, please wait till later in the day or early morning when temperatures are cooler. My husband and I were sitting at home last night and it was still daylight at 10 p.m. I really like that it is lighter later at night because then I can get a few more things done in the evening when it is typically cooler. I have heard seniors say that they get worn out easily and the heat makes them more tired also. I can relate to these sentiments as I get older. These days of being lighter longer do afford us more time to sit outside in the evening and enjoy loved ones and quietly reflect on our day and maybe enjoy a breeze. Hopefully seniors are outside more when it is still daylight but cooler.
Our next big adventure at Shelby Senior Services is our 40th Anniversary in August. Please keep your eyes open for the upcoming Celebration.