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From the Porch at Oak Crest
Thursday, January 31, 2013 • Posted February 1, 2013

Groundhog Day is on this Saturday. Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. I am a little uncertain as to what I would like to see, spring or more winter. I think maybe I just want some rain and I will be very happy with either. How about you folks?

On February 5th, 2013 starting at 12:30 pm we are trying to get a game afternoon off and running. Texas Healthcare Solutions will bring the games and wants anybody that would like to come to please join us. So if you are out and about, stop by and join in on some games. Just maybe we can make this a monthly get together. Tenants bring a guest and guest bring a guest. This will happen at 304 S. Ave. F., Johnson City, TX. (JCPHA Community room)

Do not forget the Food Pantry at our old Annex building on February 6th, 2013 from 9 to 12. Wonderful folks in Johnson City put in a lot of volunteer time to make this a success. Betty and Jerry Charniak head this up and do so with other volunteers. Thank you to all for taking care of us Johnson City Folks. You are loved.

Free is the key word here as we encourage everyone to join us. Come in to do a few exercises, have a cup of coffee, and a bottle of water along with some laughter.

Cindy Leonard, RN, (Wesley Nurse) does our chair exercises and the next ones scheduled for February 2013 will be on 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, and 28th. Everything starts promptly at 9:30 am and screening will still be available every Thursday right after the exercises at 10:30 am. This all happens at the Johnson City Housing Authority at 304 S. Ave. F., Johnson City, TX.

Get ready for Medicare Questions answered by Howard Gillespie on February 8th, 2013 from 10:00 am to ???. Howard will stay to answer questions. This is about learning the Medicare Advantage choices. He will also be glad to schedule a meeting with you at your home, at your club, at your neighborhood. Come and check this out to see if there is something you do not know or perhaps you are going to be getting on Medicare soon and you want to make sure that you make the right choice. Whatever your questions, he is here to help you.

Mark your calendar right now as we are having Alamo Hearing come over to do FREE Hearing tests for anyone that would like to have their hearing checked. This will happen on February 13th, 2013 from 10 to 2, at 304 S.Ave. F., Johnson City, TX.

Happy Birthday to all February people! This could be Tammy, Rachel, Dorothy, Merri Lu, Bertha, and Robin. May this be the best ever.

Our Meals on Wheels program has been an excellent source of food for many. If you need to get on our program, call 830-868-4173 on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No answer, please leave a message.

Some more fun random facts from Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.

Quote of the week: Fall seven times, stand up eight….Japanese proverb

Call me at 830-868-2776 with your news.

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