Voting – Content by Judy  

    Election Day will be here soon enough, and we all need to exercise our right to vote. Remind others and encourage them to vote as well. Keep in mind that we are fortunate enough to live in a country where we pick who represents us.

    Voting is a basic right and our way to raise our voice and be a part of how our world runs.

    Remember if you don’t vote you don’t get to complain after the fact about anything to do with taxes, the way things are or are not because you didn’t care enough to vote.

    Sure, you can say “My vote doesn’t make any difference” but it does!! We all have seen those close election results. That great new candidate who ‘only’ lost by 3 votes. Someone else winning be a handful of votes. These are the perfect examples of your vote does make a difference.

    We all need to find out who’s running this November and what those candidates stand for. If we agree with them or not. For those that are in office – do we think they are doing a good job? Do they listen? Do they represent what we want or are they always voting the party line? Should they get re-elected? Or is time for someone new?

    And the candidates need to pay attention to us! Because the older population are the most likely to vote! We know what works and what doesn’t work. We have lived the social issues. We have seen the politics involved – both good and bad! And over 70% of us vote!!

    Yes, out of every 10 people 65+, 7 of them will be voting in November.

    Think about that… This age group can influence all policy. If taxes go up or down or stay the same? Does that referendum pass or does it fail? Does the new candidate win? Does the incumbent get re-elect?

    Again, think about it! Your vote can be the very vote that drives change! Mark your calendar so you don’t forget. Call for a ride if you need one. But be sure to vote because elections are decided by those who show up!! Not those who stay home!!

    As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world!!”

    Bocce Ball at 9:30am -Mondays

    While the weather is still nice, we will be playing Bocce Ball outside on Mondays at 9:30am. If you do not know how to play the game, we can teach you. Call (860)434-4127 to register.

    Tuesday, October 19th at 1:00pm- Lecture by Lynn McCarthy on Breathing and Why it Matters

    This in person lecture will be presented by Lynn McCarthy on October 19th at 1pm. Call the senior center to register at 860-434-4127
    Proper breathing:
     is the quickest way to calm the mind & body
     minimizes the effects of Covid/Delta
     manages the inflammation caused by cortisol
     an increase longevity
     and so many more health benefits

    Humans having lost the ability to breathe properly is why we’re suffering from a laundry list of maladies—snoring, sleep apnea, asthma, autoimmune disease, allergies, to name a few. According to research, the ways in which we take in that air and exhale it is as important as what we eat, how much we exercise, or whatever genes we’ve inherited. Sounds crazy, right? But this is exactly what neurologists, rhinologists, and pulmonologists working at some of the most prestigious research institutions are finding. Honing these skills can help us live longer and healthier lives.