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Senior Center News, June 02, 2017


North Central Senior Citizen Center, June 5-9

Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; exercise class at 11 a.m.

Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m.;

Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. exercise class at 11 a.m.; cards at 1 p.m.

Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance.

Pinochle — First place, Mary Novak; Second place, Giles Majerus; third place, Harold Anderson; pinochle, Elva Van Dessel, Blanche Davis.

Menu by Earlene DeWinter

Monday — Beef tips with onions, rice, vegetables, cookies

Tuesday — Salad, meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, rolls, cake

Wednesday — Blueberry pancakes, hashbrown bake, omelets, sausage, fruit, juice

Thursday — Meatballs, buttered noodles, carrots, brownies

Friday — Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk

Senior Gift Shop

The Senior Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of greeting cards for your shopping needs. Be sure to stop by and check them out. We know you will be pleased with both our selection and our prices.

Commodity Slots are available, if interested request an application from the Senior Center.

To screen or not to screen

Catching chronic health conditions early — even before you have symptoms — seems like a great idea. That’s what screening tests are designed to do. Some screenings can reduce your risk of dying from the disease. But sometimes, experts say, a test may cause more harm than good. Before you get a test, talk with your doctor about the possible benefits and harms to help you decide what’s best for your health. Screening tests are given to people who seem healthy to try to find unnoticed problems.

Always ask your doctor when deciding to choose to have a screening and how often.

• What’s my chance of dying of the condition if I do or don’t have the screening?

• What are the harms of the test? How often do they occur?

• How likely are false positive or false negative results?

• What are possible harms of the diagnostic tests if I get a positive screening result?

• What’s the chance of finding a disease that wouldn’t have caused a problem?

• How effective are the treatment options?

• Am I healthy enough to take the therapy if you discover a disease?

• What are other ways to decrease my risk of dying of this condition? How effective are they?

Remember every screening test comes with its own risks. Being misdiagnosed can lead to unnecessary worry and potentially harmful tests and treatments that you don’t need. Even correctly finding a disease may not help you live longer.


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