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Oscoda County senior news: January 2023

Happy New Year!! Welcome January. Hoping that everyone had a happy, joyful holiday season.

It seems since mid-December the winter weather has become increasingly brutal. Please remember with the very cold temperatures and wind chills to make sure you dress warmly and in layers. Pay close attention to how long of a time you are spending outside when the temps or wind chills are in those single digits and teens.

If you are doing any snow shoveling, remember to take breaks and not overdo it. Wet and heavy snow will wear you out quickly. Don’t try to do it all at once.

Make sure to keep some salt also for the icy porches and walkways.

The food drops happening this month are: Together We Can Food Pantry on January 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please remember if they run out of food they will be gone before 2:30.

The CSFP (senior cheese box) will be on January 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Both food drops happen at the Fairgrounds.

The Council’s monthly Board meeting will be on January 9th at 9:00 am. The public is welcome to attend.

In case you didn’t see the ad in the Herald the Board of Directors for the Council on Aging does have a couple of vacancies on the Board. If you are interested in being on the Board for the Council, come to a meeting or stop by the Senior Center and fill out a Board member profile for us. You do need to live in Oscoda County, be 60 or more years old, and have an interest in the independence and well-being of the seniors in this County.

The current Board members will be decided from the Board member profiles received.

We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the community again for their support and donations to help make it possible for us and volunteers to package, wrap, and deliver 110 boxes again this year to the seniors we serve through the Center.

We also hope those that attended (even though it was delayed due to icy weather) our Christmas buffet dinner enjoyed the meal and their time here.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to those that participated in giving money for the food bank ornaments that will help us to keep our pantry shelves stocked. We appreciate your generous help!

This year’s first Full Moon, also called the Wolf Moon, will be shining for us on the 6th. There is always at least one thing to be grateful for daily. Have a fantastic month and keep smiling! When we smile at others it can cause them to smile too. The world sure needs more smiles, positivity, and kindness right now. A small kind gesture goes along way.

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

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