Senior Center Monthly Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter 


 

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating in the month of June!!

“Blood Preasure Check” first Wednesday of every month, here at the Ely Senior Center.

  Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00am-12:00pm   Volunteer Marian O’Donnell with the White Pine Fire Department will be available for blood pressure check/monitoring.  

 Access to Health Care will be at the Ely Senior Center on Thursday, June 2nd  from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Get connected to free Medicare counseling, local resource information and application assistance.

Seek Legal Advice: Nevada Legal Services Incorporated will be providing free legal aid with civil issues including estate planning, collections, housing issues and more. 

Where: Here at the Ely Senior Center, 1000 Campton Street, Ely. 

When: Feb 9th, April 13th, June 8th, August 10th and October 12th from 10:00AM – 12:30PM. 

Please call the Ely Senior Center to schedule an appointment:  775-289-2742 

The Annual Senior Center Parking Lot Sale will be Saturday, June 11th from  8:00am to 12 noon

Accepting donations Friday, June 10th after 2:00 pm at the Senior Center. Looking for volunteers to help set up on Friday afternoon and day of the sale,  also need help in clean up and sales on Saturday. Contact Heather at the Senior Center 289-2742

Low impact exercise is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am.      

Bingo is on Wednesdays at approximately 12:45pm.

 COVID 19 is still active in our community, please remember to wash your hands, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, social distance and stay home if you are not feeling well.

You Are What You Eat - The Role of Nutrition in Optimizing Brain Health  By: Kat Hartley and Marwan Sabbagh, MD

 “You are what you eat” is a phrase many of us have heard before, and for good reason. The nutrients from the food we eat provides the fuel our body needs to function. It helps to energize us, keep our hearts pumping and our brains active.  But when it comes to eating a healthy diet, many of us don’t think about the direct impact it might have on our brains. 

As we grow older, our brain is exposed to more harmful stress due to lifestyle and environmental factors, resulting in a process called oxidation, which damages brain cells. Rust on the handlebars of a bike or a partially eaten apple are examples of the kind of damage oxidation can cause to your brain. Food rich in antioxidants can help fend off the harmful effects of oxidation in your brain.   

In addition, new research suggests that up to 40% of Alzheimer’s cases could potentially be prevented through healthy lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise. With this in mind, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health identified six pillars of brain health to help individuals lead a brain healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. One of these pillars is diet.  

Research shows that a Mediterranean-style diet rich in fish, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, olives, and nuts helps maintain brain health. Implementing these modifications into your routine is easier than you might think! 

Lunch is being served at the Senior Center again!   You do need to reserve your seat the day before.                          Call the Senior Center at (775) 289-2742 to reserve your seat.