Daily Life, August 5, 2015

Board seeks to honor local quilters

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Board of Directors wants to honor quilters at the organization?s annual meeting Oct. 15 at the Marion Senior Center.

The board is seeking nominations from the public of people who have hand-quilted, machine or tied quilts. They need to live in Marion County, be at least 60 years old and be willing to attend the SCMC annual meeting in October.

Nominations forms are available at local senior centers or through the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.

Nominations need to be returned to the local senior center or Department on Aging by Aug. 19.


MCDA offering 3 classes in August

The Marion County Department on Aging will offer a ?Lead Your Health, Living with Dia?betes? class at 9:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in the community room at Hilltop Manor, 1501 E. Lawrence, Marion.

The class will look at healthy eating, diabetes monitoring, planning meals, dealing with difficult emotions and working with your health professional. The class meets on successive Tuesdays for six weeks. There is no cost to attend.

A tai chi for diabetes session will be offered at 1-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Marion Senior Center. It is designed for individuals who have diabetes. There is no cost to attend.

A caregiver education and support group will meet at 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Marion Assisted Liv?ing, 200 Eisenhower Drive, Marion.

The class will discuss such topics as challenges in care-giving, dealing with stress, communication and dealing with emotions.

This class will meet every Monday for six weeks. There is no cost to attend.

To register for any of these classes contact the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.


Free child screening Aug. 11, Hillsboro

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Hillsboro.

Appointments are available from 9-11:30 a.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.


Nurse to lead Parkinson?s group

Janell Clary, a registered nurse at Prairie View?s McPherson office, will lead the next meeting of Prairie View?s Parkinson?s Disease Support Group from 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive, McPherson.

For more information about the group, call 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292.


Chat and Dine club plans meal Aug. 8

The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club is meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, for a potluck meal at the north shelter house.

In addition to dinner, outside games to include horseshoes, ladder ball and washers will be available.

Those attending are also encouraged to bring games they want to play, too.

Guests are welcome.

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