Whitley County AARP news

Scott Tuttle, from the Lutheran Hospital, was the guest speaker.  He showed pictures and discussed the services of the Lutheran helicopter and ambulance services.

There was one visitor, Genny Childs.  Vesta and Charles Bennett will celebrate their 47th anniversary and Choleene Leinker, Wilma Bender, and Henrietta Lefkowicz will celebrate a birthday this month.

Judith Hicks legislative report was about the President’s proposals: fuel/electric,green-house effect, and health care reform.  He hopes the bills will be passed before the November session.

Henrietta Lefkowicz’s health report was on over-active bladder.  A new gel is available to rub on your thigh, upper arm or hips.  It may cause dry mouth, but has less side effects than the oral pill.

Bonnie Hazen read “The First Day of School” to the jingle of “The Night Before Christmas.”

Virginia Wright made a motion to donate $100 to Jill Daniels to help with expenses for the meals served on Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church. The motion was seconded and passed.  They will present her with the donation at the Christmas dinner on December 1.  The cost of that meal will be $8.50.

The next Bear Creek Farms trip will be Thursday, December 17.  The production will be “Homestead Holidays” and the price is $37.

The Driver’s Education Class given by Chuck Jones will be on October 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center. It is $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-members.

Reminder:  Bring your donations of non-perisable food items to the November and December meeting for the local food bank. 

The guest speaker for November will be Cindy Barnhart of the Whitley County Extension Office.  

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