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Ice cream social, yard sale planned by Homemakers

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Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite members and others interested in joining its Ice Cream Social and Yard Sale from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Carroll County Extension office.

Delicious ice cream with special toppings and cookies will be served. 

Exten-sion Home-makers’ President Gloria Lindsay extends a special invitation to women who may be interested in joining or just want to learn more about the programs and activities in which members are involved. She also encourages members to invite a friend to attend.

Lindsay said there will be many nice small household items for sale at the yard sale on the side porch.

All members are encouraged to attend to receive their membership handbooks and information about upcoming programs. The event will also be a nice time to visit with fellow members and make new friends. If you have a question, call the Extension office at (502) 732-7030.

Vegas at the Point

The Carroll County Senior Event, “Vegas at the Point” is Thursday, Sept. 15, at Point Park in Carrollton.

All senior citizens are invited to join us for an evening of good food, fun and entertainment, Las Vegas-style.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. A delicious meal will be served at 5:15 p.m. We invite seniors to dress in Vegas-style costumes; one man and one woman will be selected as best dressed in theme. We also will honor  the oldest person attending that night.

Guests may participate in some of the Vegas-style games of chance or just sit back and enjoy our magician, and of course, our special guest star, “Elvis.” They may have their photos taken as a souvenir of the evening.

Those needing transportation may call the Carroll County Senior Center at (502) 732-7026 to arrange to be picked up and taken home after the event.

‘Weight: The Reality Series’ begins tonight

The first session of our weight management series will be held today from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Extension office. I teach this class with Becky Wilson, RN, of Three Rivers District Health Department.

We present a program on healthy ways to maintain a healthy weight, sample a healthy recipe and do light exercise. In addition, each participant will receive a notebook of materials and set personal weight loss goals to achieve throughout the program. Fee for the 10-week series is $12.

Like to start a walking group?

With fall right around the corner, the days and evenings should be cooler, which means more enjoyable weather to get out and start walking. Do you want to start walking but think you will need a few more people to help motivate you to keep it up?  Would you like to start a group of walkers? Starting a group either around your neighborhood, at work or elsewhere will help you stay active and have fun, too.

Ask to see if you can find others interested in starting a walking group. Talk to co-workers or even send out a quick e-mail.  Ask your neighbors and have them spread the word that you would like to get together a group of walkers. The more you talk about a walking group, the more likely you will be to get some people to join you.

Once you have a group together, discuss how long and where you will walk.

If you are at work and your time is limited, it may be easier to decide how much time the group has to walk.

Decide where you want to walk or the number of times to walk around a building, a block or a neighborhood.   

The walking group may want to track pounds or inches lost. Set up small competitions where the group treats the person with the most inches or pounds lost to something special. This may also give a little more motivation for walking further or more often. It is not hard to set up a walking group, and you may meet new friends along the way.

Source:American Council on Exercise. Fit Facts: Start a Workplace Walking Group. 2009,  Nicole Peritore, Extension Get Moving Kentucky Coordinator, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture.

 

Grace Angotti is Carroll Co. Extension agent for family and consumer sciences. Call her at (502) 732-7030 or send e-mail to gangotti@uky.edu.