Volume 6, Issue 10

Share Today, Shape Tomorrow

April 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Don’t forget to RSVP and attend Recognition on May 7, 2012!

losses in bone density and muscle mass while it keeps the heart and lungs strong. The bottom line, reflected in dozens of studies, is that people who exercise, on average, live longer than those who don't, with a reduced chance of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancers, depression, falls and even mental decline. What are some easy exercises you can do? *Ask your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. Walking briskly on a level surface Swimming Gardening, mowing, or raking the lawn  Cycling on a stationary bicycle  Bicycling outdoors on a level surface
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Older and Active
Well, folks, it's happening. The baby boomers popularized tennis and skiing in the 1970s, inventors of jogging and step aerobics in the 1980s, are advancing through middle age to the very threshold of senior citizenship: The oldest boomers turn 65 this year. And if their parents' generation inaugurated the science of good nutrition — the five food groups and all that — the boomers' adult years have, fittingly enough, produced a major new body of evidence on the benefits of "getting physical." In fact, this evidence suggests that exercising regularly during middle age and beyond is an enormously effective way to promote just the sort of old age boomers dream about: independent, robust and free of chronic disease or disability. "If you had to pick one thing, one single thing that came closest to the fountain of youth," says James Fries, M.D., a pioneer researcher on healthy aging at Stanford University, "then it would have to be exercise." Exercise maintains healthy blood vessels for good circulation in the body and brain. It also helps people manage their weight and cope with stress. And exercise stems age-related

Try Triceps Stretches:  Hold one end of a towel in your right hand.  Raise and bend right arm to drape towel down back. Keep your right arm in this position and continue holding onto the towel.  Reach behind your lower back and grasp bottom end of towel with left hand.  Climb your left hand progressively higher up towel, which also pulls your right arm down. Continue until your hands touch, or as close as you can comfortably go.  Reverse positions. Repeat 3 to 5 times each session. Hold stretch for 10 to 30 seconds.
References: http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-01-2011/ the_real_fountain_of_youth.html http://seniorliving.about.com/od/exercisefitnes1/a/4seniorexercise.htm

Happy Birthday
1 – Marina Flores 3 – Shirley Ann Law 4 – Evelyn J. Kent 5 – Eva Jackson 6 – Brenda J. Bea 7 – Rosa C. Mendez 8 – Roberta Trammell 9 – Hilton L. Burke 9 – Alberta Jackson 10 – Ana Calderon 11 – Ruby Ann Winbush 12 – Annie Fields 12 – Beverly Gary 12 – Ruth Gervias 15 – Gladys Colon 18 – Mary Taylor 20 – Jacob Landis 20 – Carmen Solis 21 – Rosa Loyd 21 – Nanva Concepcion 22 – Adrienne Spartan 24 – Cruz Figueroa 24 – Gloria St. Hubert 25 – Geraldine D. March 25 – Johnnie Mae Wilson 25 – Annie R. Johnson

Because of a new partnership with The Foundation for Orange County Public School, Congratulations to the following Foster Grandparents who completed the Read2Succeed training:
Marina Flores Rosa Loyd Ruby J. Parrish Alberta E. Patterson Dolores Riller Earnestine Sanders Edgar Smith Willie Stokes Marion P. White

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April Schedules
No In-Services will be held in May. It will be replaced by the Recognition luncheon. Regular In-Service will resume in June. Monday, June 18 Apopka Family Learning Center with Lisa 9am—1pm Mt. Olive with Vince 12:30pm—4:30pm Tuesday, June 19 Marks Street with Greg 8:30am—12:30pm Hoffner Library with Zoraida 10am—2pm Debary Library with Stacy 9:30am —1:30pm Wednesday, June 20 Sanford with Greg 8:30am—12:30pm Marks Street with Zoraida 9am—1pm Mt. Olive with Vince 1pm—5pm Thursday, June 21 Sanford (Midway) with Greg 8:30am—12:30pm Epiphany Manor with Stacy 9:30am– 1:30pm

Handbook Highlight
Recognition and Other Events: The Foster Grandparent Program sponsors a yearly recognition luncheon, which honors the grandparents for their service to the community. The luncheon takes the place of that month's inservice meeting, and is considered paid time. Each foster grandparent receives special recognition. Volunteer site staff is encouraged to attend. The Program also sponsors other events for foster grandparents throughout the year. Foster grandparents will also be advised of community opportunities that are available. If it is a Foster Grandparent Program sponsored event, foster grandparents will be paid a stipend to attend the event. What To Wear: Foster grandparents are expected to be clean and neat. They should wear comfortable shoes and washable clothing that's appropriate for working with active and sometimes messy children. Many foster grandmothers find that wearing slacks or shorts is more convenient than a skirt or dress. Personal Belongings: Foster grandparents are responsible for keeping anything of personal value, and anything that could be dangerous to children, in a safe place away from the children. Surveys: The Foster Grandparent Program needs to show its funding agency how effective the Program is, both for the grandparents themselves and for the children they serve. Periodically, surveys will be done to ask foster grandparents how the Program has impacted them in the areas of financial stability, life satisfaction, and staying healthy and independent. Volunteer site supervisors will also be surveyed.
- Taken from the Foster Grandparent Handbook page 14

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