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Senior group hosts guest speaker

March 24, 2012
The Leader Herald

GLEN - The Glen-Mohawk Seniors' recent meeting was opened by President Charlene Pollock with a prayer of silence for Robert Streeter, who passed away this week.

Allan Taylor gave a prayer and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. "God Bless America" was sung, accompanied by Barb Furman.

The guest speaker was Dana Plank, the community health education from the Montgomery County Health Department, who gave fall prevention tips. Montgomery County has the highest rate of falls in New York state, the release said. One of the tips had to do with medications. Sheets were passed out for each senior to write down all their medications and take it to their next doctor visit. Seniors can fall if they are over medicated because it could cause them to be unsteady, the release said. When living alone, it is a good idea to have a Lifeline of some sort. There were many good tips given, the release said.

After the speaker, the roll call was taken by D. Dorine Dimond with 45 members responding and one guest. The secretary's report was accepted as read.

Linda Gray filled in for the treasurer and gave that report.

Furman reminded the group of the dinner Thursday at the Recovery Bar and Grill. There are tickets on the back of the Lifespan for the dinner. This fundraiser is for the Office for the Aging, who will receive 15 percent.

The signups will be next week for the Blackhead Mountain trip.

The 50-25-25 raffle was won by Maryann Griffith and Marie Peluso. The meeting adjourned.

Taylor gave a closing prayer and the group recited the Mizpah Benediction.

A lunch of subs from Subway took place, with ice cream and cake for dessert.

Peg La Barge called bingo, assisted by Lois Collins.



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