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August, 2009

The Golden Gazette
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August Gardening

For many gardeners the month of August begins the downhill Garden season. In My slide into off Warm climate gardeners-- have a Allison -by Fran second chance, but some don't have a second wind after summer's heat. Your garden is hardier than you early morning, the feathery fog of In the think and there are plenty gardening tasksand encloses my yard keep Encircles for August that will your Like a smooth, snug, satin glove; going flower and vegetable gardens longer, as well as opportunitiesthe get a head And dew fair glistens 'cross to sward. start on next year's garden plans. As the sun slowly burns away the mist Here's The satin seems toList for lace.month a Garden-To-Do turn to the of August: And those lacy cloaks reluctantly rise Revealing what is taking place. • Pick herbs for fresh use and for drying. Harvesting will keep wire Sitting statue-like on telephone them A growing longer. sassy Squirrel watches the show: The pretty pagent of every-day life • Order spring bulbs for planting and Going forcing. on down there below.

In This Issue:
National Senior Citizens Day..………...……pg 2 August Gardening………………… 2 In the Kitchen………………………….....………pg 3 Then the quick and quivering squirrel Is suddenly gone from where he stood. Friendship Day……...……….…… 3 Turned, he did, on his precarious perch And scuttled safely to the nearby wood. Swimming…………………………………… 4 Senior Travel……………….…………….…… 4

• The pretty pair of mourning doves, Keep deadheading and harvesting. With a dreary, dirge-like drum • Remove any diseased foliage now, so Is soulfully singing their sad, sad song it doesn't get lost in the fall leaves. 'Bout the cat hid 'neath the Chrysanthemum. • Cut back the foliage of early bloomers, to revitalizefeline The fearless frisky the plants. Is constantly flowering shrubs • Prune summercreeping close; as While the jabbering jay with white-striped wings the flowers fade. Is chirping and chattering, always verbose! • Take pictures of your garden at peak. Then the quick and quivering squirrel • Begin dividing perennials. Is suddenly gone from where he stood. • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials Turned, he did, on his precarious perch Andnow, so they can take nearby wood. scuttled safely to the root, and keep them well watered. • Start moving houseplants back indoors, so they get used to the Continued limited sun exposure and humidity. Begin planting for the fall/winter vegetable garden. Order spring flowering bulbs for prechilling. sit back and enjoy all you've

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Friendship Day
When: the first Sunday of August Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. It's a really easy and fun day to celebrate.

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted • 3 eggs National Senior Citizen’s Day • 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar National1Senior Citizensoil is on August 21, • cup vegetable Day 2009. On this day, we are encouraged to • 2 cups all-purpose flour recognize teaspoon baking powder the value • 1 and show appreciation for and contribution of seniors to home, family • 1 teaspoon baking soda and society. • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 cups grated zucchini In his Presidential Proclamation (August 19, • 3/4 cup Ronald walnuts 1988), President chopped Reagan said "For all they have (16 ounce) package chocolate for all • 1 achieved throughout life and they continue to accomplish, we owe older frosting citizens our cup walnut halves • 1/2 thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and Directions: esteem bythe oven to 350 degrees F (175 Preheat making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow degrees C). older." In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar for On Senior Citizens until thickened and day about 10 minutes or Day enjoy your anyway you desire. After all, this is your day! pale. Blend oil and cooled chocolate into the Make sure mixture. advantage of Senior beaten egg to take Citizens specials and discounts. There’s boundsmall bowl stir together flour, baking to be plenty, all of which are greatly In a deserved. baking soda and salt; stir flour powder, mixture into egg mixture until just blended. Stir in zucchini and chopped nuts. Using an ice-cream scoop, spoon batter into 24 paper-lined or greased muffin cups, filling the cups 2/3 full. In the Kitchen: Bake for 20 minutes or until fork or Chocolatetoothpick inserted in a cupcake's center Zucchini Compliments of cool in Reverse Closings comes out clean. Let Premier pans on rack for Cupcakes 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool completely. Spread with chocolate frosting •

Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, they know it's Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch, and contact them first. Phone calls, emails, Ecards, are great tools. See if you can make plans for lunch today, or some other day (soon). Make sure to do some interesting things with them before the day is through. As you go through the day, be ever vigilant to spot an opportunity to make a new friend. Finding new friends today, is a real feather in your cap. One thing is for certain...... if you put your all into the spirit of Friendship Day, you will have a great, great day. Happy Friendship Day to people all over the world!


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Many health and fitness centers often have times at their swimming pools available for senior aerobics and swimming training. Swimming benefits everyone but the benefits to seniors cannot be underestimated.

The longer we can remain physically active as we age, the longer we will be able to live enjoyable and productive lives. Unfortunately, high impact exercise can have a detrimental impact on the bones, joints and muscles of people over fifty who have not maintained a regular exercise regimen. This is why swimming is an ideal way for seniors to get in shape and improve their overall well being. It is safe and easy on the body, allowing people to move their bodies without bearing their weight. There are ten main benefits of swimming for seniors: 1. improved cardiovascular conditioning 2. improved flexibility 3. improved physical appearance due to muscle toning 4. improved posture 5. increased muscle strength 6. eased muscle tension 7. improved balance 8. weight and appetite control 9. stress reduction 10. reduced risk of osteoporosis

Senior Travel
Are you thinking about taking a vacation and want to go somewhere that is senior friendly? Check out these senior friendly websites to help you choose the perfect destination. • Walking the World,, adventure travel for people 50 and better. • 50plus Expeditions,, adventure travel for people over 50. Active, off-the-beaten-path, small group tours around the globe. • Wired Seniors, A general Web site of interest to seniors with a section on tours featuring “senior friendly” itineraries. • Eldertreks,, is the world's first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over.

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