April Tower Talk
April Tower Talk
Guests Mary Brown and Ren Reed from Gloversville Library came in to speak to tenants prior to our April meeting about all of the things the library has to offer residents.
Joyce E. opened the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Tommy T. shared about God’s love and a prayer was said. The Secretary’s report was read by Marie B. and Treasurer’s report was read by Bev M. and accepted by members in attendance.
Sunshine Darlene has sent out cards for March birthdays and to residents in outsourced care. Movie Night from March had a good turnout, with more movies to come in April.
Movie Nights for April will be held on the 13th, 19th, and the 27th. The April 19th movie will be scary, use your discretion. More information will be posted on the bulletin board in the lobby when it becomes available.
Friday, April 5th, is Maggie’s lunch…$3.00.. 11:00am to 1:00pm. A Signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the lobby.
Mass Distribution will be on April 11th.. Approximately between 12:30pm to 1:00pm in the community room.
A Potluck Dinner will be held in the Community Room on April 23rd at 5pm. Entertainment will be provided by Michelle King. Bring something to share with your neighbors.
The Senior Center is having a Easter Dinner on April 19th from 5-6pm. Eat-in or take out available, for a $3.00 donation.
We are working on getting Elvis in for the summer picnic. More details to come and will be published when they become available. Be sure to check the Bulletin Board in the lobby for the latest information.
Summer is coming. If you are interested in getting involved in planting, please let Carol-Ann B. know in #303.
Joyce E. made a motion to close the meeting and was approved.
F.Y.I. lemon is a natural remedy that can be used as an alternative medicine without side effects. Joint pain is a condition that is common among elderly people, although a good number of young people experience it too. A glass of lemon water helps to dilute uric acid, the build-up of which leads to pain in the joints.
Household Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar
All-natural can get expensive cleaning products – and they aren’t always effective either. That said, you don’t have to use harmful chemicals to do your dirty work. In fact, some of the most potent natural cleaners are already in your cabinet – and one cleaner, in particular, can practically do it all.
Cleaning with vinegar (and baking soda) is one of the most effective ways to remove scum and disinfect. Not to mention: It’s a safe – and cheap – alternative to some of the dangerous household cleaners we know and, unfortunately, love.
Clean your coffee pot
Want your coffee pot to look shiny and new? Once a month, add white vinegar to the appliances and run a cycle. For added sparkle, you can also try adding baking soda. Cleaning with vinegar and baking soda can not only up the antibacterial ante, but it can also leave the appliances looking good as new.
In addition to your coffee pot, you can also use vinegar to clean the inside of your fridge. To do so, mix water and vinegar and add the solution to a spray bottle. Spritz the dirty areas (aka the dirty produce drawers) and wipe down with a paper towel or rag.
Toilet bowl cleaner
Another household cleaning tip using vinegar? Add a diluted cup to your toilet bowl and let it sit overnight. In the morning, use a toilet bowl scrubber to lift away any excess scum and voila! your toilet will look extra shiny.
Socks and gym clothes
Looking for a way to make dingy white socks and clothes look brand new again? Vinegar might help. To revive stained or dingy clothing items, add a cup of distilled white vinegar to a pot of water. Bring the elixir to a boil and then turn the stove off. Place your items inside the pot of boiling water and let it soak for a few minutes before adding them to pot.
Remove candle wax
We’ve all been there. Candle wax can be tough to remove – especially once it dries and hardens on furniture. That said, not all is lost. To remove candle wax from your coffee or side table (or any other piece of furniture for that matterr) soak a cloth in equal parts water and vinegar. Gently rub the area to lift the wax up.
Looking for a safe yet effective area freshener? Vinegar has you covered. Add white vinegar to a spray bottle and spritz the air or fabric – especially on places like dog beds and carpets – with the natural cleaner. Vinegar helps banish bad odors and neutralizes stale air.
Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe & Healthy During Hot Summer Months
When it is hot outside, the surfaces your pet walks on can become dangerously hot and can burn or blister their paw pads. Use extra precaution when walking your pet on asphalt, wood, and concrete. If it’s too hot on your bare feet, it’s too hot for theirs.
Never leave your pet in a a parked car. Even if you are parked in the shade with the windows cracked, the inside of your car can reach temperatures up to 120 degrees.
Leave your pet at home while running errands. If you see a pet in a parked car, call your local police department right away.
Limit time outside and maintain a cool temperature in your home. If your pet is panting heavier than normal or seems distressed, stop all activity and bring your pet to a cool area.
Cats love to sit on a window sill and watch the world outside. Keep your kitty safe by making sure your window’s screens are secure and do not have any tears or holes.
Things Your Eyes Say About Your Health:
They say that the eyes are windows into the soul, but there is evidencee to show that they are windows into the condition of our health, also. when our eyes don’t look normal, maybe they are trying to show us that something is going on either in themselves or in other parts of the body and that we should do something about it.
Dry eyes are a common condition that occurs when your lacrimal glands don’t produce enough tears to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Artificial tears are definitely a convenient remedy, but choosing the right product when there are so many brands and formulations to choose from can be a bit challenging. Certain nutrients such as vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acid are potentially helpful for dry eyes, too. You may want to consume more liver, carrots, or broccoli for vitamin A; and some salmon, tuna, or walnuts for omega-3s.