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Prepping for autumn

Hello October! Happy fall and happy Halloween! As we enter the new season, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about having the furnace checked to make sure it’s ready and safe to keep you warm. 

You should also check the caulking and status of your windows, so they do a good job of keeping warmth in your home. It is easier for all of us if we are better prepared for the winter season. 

This is the month that we should make sure our extra blankets are easily available, that we have batteries for flashlights, or safe candles for burning. 

Try to keep some shelf meals available. Items that can be grabbed off the shelf and eaten if we lose power or can’t leave the house for a few days. Remember to keep some bottled water on hand as well. 

This is also the time of year our surroundings become beautiful with the changing colors or the leaves and the scent of fall flowers. Take the time to sit on the porch, take a short walk, or even enjoy a roasted marshmallow at a bonfire. Whatever outside activity you can do, take the time to enjoy it. It won’t be long before we find ourselves spending most of our time indoors in winter. 

I would like to thank all of you who came to the “Cooking for One” class we had at the Senior Center. I hope you all had a great time and learned something to help with cooking at home. 

The food drops happening this month are the Golden Grocery Giveaway Program (seniors cheese box) that will be happening on Tues., Oct. 17 from 10 – 11 a.m. The Together We Can Food Pantry will be having a veggies/produce box on Thurs., Oct. 5 and then the regular box on Thurs., Oct 19. Both drops are from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. They ask that you bring ID to show you live in the county and a banana box if you have one. If they run out of food, they will be gone before 2:30. All food drops happen at the fairgrounds. 

The council’s monthly board meeting will be on Mon., Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 

The exercise class is still happening on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. It’s a great class with awesome music, come join in!

The Hunter’s Moon for October will be shinning on Oct. 28. I hope you get to see it. 

There is always at least one thing to be grateful for daily. Have a terrific month and keep smiling! The world sure needs more smiles, positivity, and kindness. A small, kind gesture goes a long way. We are not alone; everyone is struggling with something. 

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