Volunteer at the Senior Center today! Call 541-883-7171
Are you interested in or need Meals on Wheels, family caregiver support, home repair and modifications, in-home care support, respite, general Older Adult services? For more information, call 541-205-5400 or visit klamathlakeareaonaging.org.
Flu Vaccine Clinic Monday, Nov 13 from 8:30 am - 12 pm
Annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 2 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
No NICKEL BINGO on Sat, Dec 2 Fundraising Bingo will open at 4:30pm as usual.
Klamath Hospice Hosts “Advanced Directives and POLST”with Dr. Holly Montjoy, Tues Nov 21, 10 - 11am
Senior Center is CLOSED on Thurs, Nov 23 and Fri, Nov 24 We will have Bingo on Sat, Nov 25
Ukulele Group Continues on Nov 28th
Card Making Class with Ruth Wilhite Thursday, November 9th and 16th, ~9-11:30a, sign up at the Front Desk!
Serving the Klamath Community through Meals on Wheels
A knock at the door might not seem like a big deal to many of us. But, to a homebound senior, it could signal the arrival of the only person they might see all day or all week long. It brings hope. It brings health. It brings the nutrition and care that will completely make their day. We can’t do it alone. It takes all of us to keep the meals on wheels movement going. Call the Senior Center at 541-883-7171 to become a volunteer today!
If you or someone you know is in need of Meals on Wheels, please register with the Klamath Lake Counties Council on Aging by calling 541-205-5400.
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Later Lessons in LifeSubmitted by Patty Card, Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. Source unknown, adapted for space.I asked a friend who has crossed 70 and is heading towards 80 what sort of changes she is feeling in herself? She sent me the following: 1. After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.2. I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.3. I stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.4. I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.5. I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.6. I learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.7. I give compliments freely and generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”8. I do not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.9. I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.10. I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat and neither am I in any race.11. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.12. I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas, with relationships, I will never be alone.13. I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.14. I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be! I decided to share this with all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age?Image credit: by hedgehog94 found on Adobe Stock ... See MoreSee Less
Gratitude Promotes a Healthy Mind and Body!By Jeanette Rutherford, MA, LPCBehavioral Health Therapist Diabetes prevention should include practices that support your mental and emotional health. Gratitude can be an effective mental health strategy when you are trying to prevent type two diabetes and other health problems.Gratitude is an affirmation of goodness - affirming that there are good things in the world, gifts and benefits we receive. This doesn’t mean that life is perfect; it doesn’t ignore complaints, burdens, and hassles. But when we look at our life, gratitude encourages us to identify some goodness. Gratitude helps us refocus on what we have instead of what we don’t have. When we focus on what we have, we tend to be more likely to exercise regularly, have a better sense of mental health and well-being, and to sleep better!When practicing gratitude, we acknowledge that other people or a “higher power” give us many gifts, big and small, to help us achieve goodness in our lives. This reinforces the need for community in living our best lives.People who regularly practice gratitude, by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they are thankful for, experience: more positive emotions, increased ability to be present, less anxiety and depression, feeling more alive, better sleep, more compassion and kindness toward themselves and others, and even have stronger immune systems.Simple Gratitude Practices:• Gratitude journal o Set aside time each day to write down what you are grateful for that day. Right before bed is a good time to reflect on the positive – it will help you sleep more peacefully!• Verbalize your gratitude o Tell people, in writing or in person, when you are grateful for something they have done. • Be concrete o Be specific about what you are grateful for- make it real, tangible, and recent. • Keep a jar full of gratitude o Write down what you are thankful for and place it in a jar, then read it on a special occasion or when you are feeling less grateful. • Be social o Share your gratitude with those around you – what you appreciate about them, about others and about the world around us. • Challenge yourself o When you get really good at being grateful, pick someone, something, or an event that is/was difficult for you and challenge yourself to find gratitude in that situation.Be happy with what you have while working for what you want. - Helen Keller ... See MoreSee Less
Volunteer Spotlight!Name: Bob Jensen Position: Meals on Wheels Driver How long have you been volunteering at the Senior Center? Once I retired, I decided that I had given so much time to work that I would like to give back to the community. I started officially in January of 2019. I have been a Meals on Wheels Driver at the senior center for 3 and ½ years. Bob also volunteers at the Klamath-Lake Counties Food Bank.Why do you volunteer? I enjoy helping the local community members. I also enjoy the engagement that I am able to have with the individuals that I deliver to. What’s your favorite thing about volunteering?My favorite part is the interaction with the people that I deliver to. There is always great conversation and everyone is so appreciative.Linda Breeden, Meals on Wheels Manager, states "I have numerous drivers that work extra days to help cover shortages and Bob is one of them. I really appreciate all of his hard work and extra time. It's wonderful to have him back at work with us. I know he cares about the clients and is well received by them." ... See MoreSee Less