Rotary Club launches series of programs for seniors

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Your local Rotary Club has come up with a new way of serving the community. This time it’s a series of monthly events for people of 60 years or older, to inform them “about all the various resources and classes that are available locally.”

The series goes for six months and gets started right away (Nov. 4) with a session on exercise and nutrition. It’s at the Northern Star Hotel, starting at 2 p.m.

According to information provided by Rotarian Terry O’Keeffe, the first session is with local athletic therapist Ula Naszynska, “who will do a stretching class for 50 minutes, followed by a second session by Allyson Goyette from Second Helping, who will discuss nutrition and provide healthy delicious recipes.”

Not bad for a starter!

The second of the Rotary-sponsored sessions goes at the same location on Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. This time it’s ‘chair yoga,’ presented by Camille, and a session on Christmas crafts, by Dawneen Ball.

All the sessions are free and are facilitated by local people. The first 25 registrants will be accepted.

As for what the remaining four events will be about, stay tuned. Information on them will be provided in December.

But wait – there’s more!

“We are funding a free knitting project,” O’Keeffe continues, “which entails picking up available free wool at Flipside if you are interested in knitting items that will be subsequently donated to local causes.”

Look for details on the Town of Slave Lake bulletin board, O’Keeffe says; posters will also be up around town. Registration is at the MRC front desk.

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