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Oscoda County senior news: June 2022

Hello June!

Feeling wonderful to welcome summertime, even though it doesn’t begin until June 21. I am sure we may still have a few chilly nights happening, but the days are nicer, there is green all around, and the flowers are popping up. So let a little fresh air in, or if you can step outside for a little while. A short walk or even just sitting on the porch and take some time to enjoy the air and flourishing going on around us.

I know for myself as I age the warmer, nicer seasons just don’t seem to last near as long as I would like them to. I imagine there may be a few others who feel this way too. So do your best to try and enjoy and be in the moment for as much of them as possible.

The food drops happening this month are the CSFP (senior cheese box) will be on June 21 from 10-11 a.m. Together We Can Food Pantry will be on June 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As usual, if they run out of food they will be gone before 2:30. Both food drops happen at the fairgrounds.

The monthly Board meeting will be on Monday, June 13 at 1 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. 

Exercise class is still happening on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Father’s Day is June 19. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and the moms who have had to be both. Another day to celebrate this month is Flag Day on the 14th. This is a day to honor our national flag. It commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag. 

A few interesting facts about Flag Day: There have been 27 versions of the American flag. 5 American flags have made it to the moon. 

The current design of the flag was not professionally made. A 17-year-old high school student from Ohio submitted the design in a contest in 1958. His design was chosen out of over 1,500 submissions by President Dwight D, Eisenhower. The current flag is the only one to have lasted more than 50 years.

The Full Moon for June will be bright and beautiful June 14. T

here is always at least one thing to be grateful for daily. Have a spectacular month and keep up those daily smiles! Please, remember to pass one on to brighten someone else’s day too. A small kind gesture goes along way. 

  • Barker is the Director of the Oscoda County Council on Aging. To contact her please call 989-826-3025.
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