34. Getting Older But Not Sitting Around

All seniors 55 and older are invited to special meeting next Tuesday in the Senior Center. meeting will begin with cookies and lemonade. The will be James Carter, the director of a organization dedicated to making the golden years fun interesting.
“We have too many seniors who act because they think they’re old,” said Carter. “Our is to help seniors realize that they’re as and active as they want to be. Getting does not mean sitting around waiting to die. means getting out and doing all the things never had time to do while you were and raising a family.”
Carter will identify the and activities that are available to seniors locally statewide. Included are legal aid, tax advice, discounts bus and taxi travel in the city, and blood pressure testing on the first Monday of month. Testing for diabetes and for cataracts is four times a year for a nominal fee. city also provides inexpensive dinners called Meals on . Volunteers deliver these meals to seniors who are because of illness or injury.
An Internet class this month for seniors who want to visit World Wide Web. “Many seniors still use typewriters,” Carter. “They see no need for a computer. after they take this course, some of them decide to buy their own laptops.”
New activities the Senior Center include Bingo on Friday and nights, with a grand prize of $50 each . The center is also offering Strength Training classes. “ you get older,” said Carter, “you need to both your mind and your body active. An mind helps prevent Alzheimer’s, and an active body prevent osteoporosis.”