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    Pets – Content by Judy

    I recently got a puppy and I can’t tell you how much richer my life is because of our new little beagle, Harriett! She makes us laugh. She gets us up and moving. She’s funny and smart. I think we are going to be in trouble cuz she might be a little too smart.

    The CDC article I was recently reading states that studies show the bond between people and pets lowers stress, increases fitness and brings happiness which can lead to decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreased feelings of loneness with increased opportunities for exercise and socialization. Plus, pets can help us with weight loss.

    When considering what to get for a pet we should be considering how long the pet will live. What they eat. How much exercise they will need? How big or small will it be when full grown. Are pets allowed where you live. How much time you have for a pet? How much will the pet cost between vet bills, food, grooming, etc.

    Another thing is pet insurance. This is becoming more popular and can be quite affordable. And can cover those unexpected illnesses and accidents.

    And before you get your pet. Figure out what pet you might want. The cost and time commitment. Reasons why that pet might not be a good idea. Ask yourself – will my life be richer if I get this pet? Or should I consider a cat instead? Maybe fish?

    If you haven’t had a pet before you might want to consider a parakeet, a gecko, a gerbil or guinea pig. They are pretty easy to care for.

    And remember the benefits!! Companionship, movement and laughter. Pets can give us a new meaning and purpose in life. My grandkids have come to visit more so they can see the puppy.

    Most households in the US have at least one pet. You just need to pick the right pet for you and your household. We all are better off for loving a pet.

    Sunday, July 19th- Hudson River Cruise

    Sunday Brunch @ Shadows on the Hudson

    Sunday, July 19,2020

    Enjoy a pre-cruise Sunday brunch at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY.  This breathtaking, waterfront restaurant is perched on a cliff of forty feet above the the Hudson River with truly grand views.

    Menu:  Belgian waffles, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, vegetables, hot entrees, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, pasta ala vodka, and carving stations.  

    Extravagant mini-dessert display including: NY style cheesecake, key lime tart, strawberry shortcake, pecan turtles, vanilla creme brulee, berry tartlets and assorted chocolate cakes. 

    All aboard the Rip Van Winkle departing from Kingston, NY heading south to Hyde Park and return.

    Our narrated cruise will take us by beautiful views of the Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions and other amazing sites as we lazily glide along the water.

    Depart PVMS on Coach Bus at 7:30 am

    Estimated Return Time: 8:15 pm

    Saturday, April 25th- Trip to West Point Academy Parade

    Invites you to view the famous Dress Parade conducted with great pomp and circumstance on the parade grounds. 

    The cadets march in full uniform, in cadence with the military music, presenting arms in unison.

    Lunch at the Hotel Thayer for a Bountiful Buffet.  Wonderful assortment of salads, hot & cold entrees and delicious desserts.

    Guided tour of West Point highlights: Cadet Chapel, Trophy Point, Hudson River Lookout. 

    Saturday April 25, 2020 

    Bus Departs PVMS at 6:30 am

    Estimated Return: 7:30 pm

    Saturday, March 14th- Trip to Boston Flower & Garden Show

    Seaport World Trade Center 2020 Theme Garden Party: Celebrating Friends & Family”

    Come and enjoy the first breath of spring! The show will return to Boston under the
    direction of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and will be held at Boston’s Seaport
    World Trade Center.
    You’ll find hundreds of new products, cutting edge designs by professional florists and the
    region’s top amateur floral arrangers and horticulturalists assembled in a vibrant display.
    The Flower Show has a always been a kickoff to the spring season. The center will be
    transformed into a wonderland of flora, with stunning exhibits, stimulating scents, soothing
    sounds and tantalizing texture.
    Following the show we’ll spend time at Boston’s Prudential Center….Shopping & Dining
    Check out “Eataly”

    Cost: $84pp.
    Pick Up Time:  8:00am Preston Veterans Memorial School
    Return Time:  6:00pm

    Cafe Program

    Our October menu consists of the following meals.  Our program is closed on Monday October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.

    On October 21st the menu will consist of Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Fruit Cocktail, bread, butter and  beverage.

    On October 28th we will serve Applesauce & Sage Glazed Pork Loin w/Root Vegetables, rice Pilaf, Broccoli, Sweet Treat, Apple Juice, bread, butter and beverage.

    Lunch reservations must be made to participate in the program.  Please call by the preceding Thursday for a luncheon reservation on Monday.  The telephone number at the Preston Senior Center (Monday AM, Tuesday & Thursday 1 – 4 PM) is 860-889-0770 or leave a message with your name, telephone number and reservation information at 860-887-5581 ext. 6.

    There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person (60 years of age and older) to participate in this program.