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Welcome November! Happy Fall! Happy Thanksgiving!

Oscoda County Senior News

Just in case you didn’t see it in the last article, or just haven’t gotten around to it yet, I would like to remind everyone that it is time for us to be having the furnace checked to make sure it is ready and safe to keep you warm this winter. Check the caulk and status of the windows so they do an excellent job of keeping the warmth in your home. 

Also, don’t forget to keep emergency items on hand in case power is lost or the weather is bad, and you can’t get out or no one can get in. Items such as water and shelf food, flash- light and batteries. I know it’s only Fall, but winter tends to creep up on us quicker that we expect, and it will be easier if we are better prepared ahead of time. 

The Together We Can food drops happening this month are on Nov. 4 and 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds.

Keep in mind, if they run out of food to give out, they may be gone early. The CSFP (senior cheese box) will be on Nov. 9 from 10-11 a.m.

TEFAP (every 3-month box) will be happening here at the Center, which is also on Nov. 9 from 8-11 a.m. 

The council’s meeting is scheduled for Nov. 9 from 8-11 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

A reminder about the 1-hour ride the Center will pay for with OCATS if you’re 60-64 years in age and have errands in the county to take care of. These need to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance, so give us a call in plenty of time for us to set that up for you. There will be no exercise class on Tuesday Nov. 9 due to the TEFAP food pick-up. 

This month’s Beaver Moon will be shining down on Nov. 19. Have a wonderful month and keep up those daily smiles! Don’t forget to pass one on to brighten someone else’s day too.

Suzanne Barker is the Director of the Oscoda County Council on Aging. For information call 989-826-3025.

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