The Parsons Center will be having their monthly Outpost covered dish dinner on Tuesday, February 6, 2024. The entertainment for the day will be Kevin and Becky Arbogast. Please bring you favorite covered dish (with your favorite food in it) and the Center will provide the meat.
Because Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, we will be celebrating at the Parsons Center on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Please plan to attend and if possible, wear your red. The Goldenaires choir will be singing and we will be crowning our King and Queen of Valentines on that day.
7 Tips to Help Seniors Beat the Winter Blues
- Brighten your home—the vitamin D from natural light can help improve your mood. Make it a daily routine to open your window coverings including blinds and curtains.
- Anticipate an event—anticipating some type of event can help to create positive feelings and excitement. If you can’t think of something to look forward to, then create something. Invite your grandchildren or a friend over, plan an outing with someone or buy yourself a special treat.
- Stick to a schedule—when experiencing the winter blues, it can be tempting to alter your schedule to avoid activities or socialization. Keep doing the things you usually do at the same times you usually do them.
- Eat a balanced diet—this is essential for older adults and is a natural way to boost your mood and energy. Provide your body with the right combination of proteins, carbs, dairy products, fruits and vegetables. Avoid the temptation to chow down on unhealthy snacks.
- Stay active—Exercise, while important all year round, can be vital to lifting you up during the winter months. You can exercise indoors or dress in layers to go outdoors. Stretching, walking, and lifting light weights will help you get started.
- Accomplish a goal—If you’ve been putting of a task, whether big or small, now is the time to tackle it. Add it to your to-do list, and once it’s finished, cross it off. This can help you feel motivated and may entice you to take on another item from your list.
- Socialize—Being around other people and talking to them can lift your spirits. Get together with friends or family (we’d love to have you visit the Senior Center) or even just give them a call. You could also volunteer in the community which is another way to be around people, spark conversation and shift your perspective.