Should the Anytime Fitness Gym on Dakota Street not work for you, there is alternative that might work fine. When the Woman’s Fitness on Central Ave closed, many of its members tried out the Body Shop nearby, however the place did not meet their needs.
The Body Shop is owned by Terry Brock and becoming aware that older citizens have different needs and abilities, he purchased the now closed Woman’s Fitness, furnished it with new equipment and reopened it as Balance Fitness. Terry describes the new endeavor that will be staffed from 9 am to 4 pm everyday, have a welcoming social environment and special programs geared to seniors.
Come and hear Terry give you an in depth description of how Balance Fitness may fit your needs.
When: Tuesday the 28th 9:00 AM
What: Trim trees
Where: Meet at Clubhouse
Also need someone who can drive the dump truck
Congratulations to all of us!
On January 22, 2020 we recorded the lowest water usage for a single day since we have records! Nice news for the New Year!
As requested by the Emergency Preparedness Committee and to share with our out-of-park members, Daniel Kresky, owner of Backpack King, visited the SKP Park with a wealth of knowledge and equipment. He showed items for a “Bug Out Bag” or “Go Bag” including food packets that may be heated with a shake-up packet like the hand and toe warmers, water in foil packets, ½ pint jar made into an alcohol burner which will flame, backpacks weighing less that 5 ounces and a nickle size envelope that when opened, soaked in water will grow into a 12X12” towel that can be used for cleaning, as a water filter or TOILET PAPER. There is a small battery operated piece, when shined into water, will kill both bacteria and viruses in water from unsafe sources. He suggests having a tarp that can be used to collect rain water. His backpack held so many items it would have taken four hours to describe. We kept him to one and a half hours. All items are available at his store on Central Ave.
Dan fielded several questions such as “Can medications be used after the expiration date”? The Pharmaceutical Companies will say NO however pills including antibiotics and opioids may loose some strength but may still work. Liquids have a short shelf life and should be discarded. Texts will reach others when phone calls may not and save battery life. Dan suggested we add one significant item each month to our inventory. He advises we reorder prescriptions as soon as possible to maintain an extended supply. Extra, for example, additional insulin may be provided by a pharmacy for emergency use however insurance probably will not pay for it. Medication bottles may be used to store and disguise cash including quarters for pay phones. Go and check out Daniel’s store for an eye opener.
I’m sure everyone got them in the correct order!
AED Automatic External Defibrillator
The photo below has 9 photos (two are very small). They are taken off our unit. Each photo demonstrates what you should do in order.
See if you know the correct order. Tomorrow we’ll show them in the correct order.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee is trying its best to make all of us aware of the
possibility of a variety of disasters that would either cause us to leave the Park with a
moment’s notice or perhaps be able to stay in the park but with no outside resources.
There are a multitude of situations such as fire, gale winds or other weather related events,
earthquakes, a cyber attack or any other circumstance leading to the loss of power, water,
gas and/or propane. Everyone is encouraged to have a GO BAG ready with supplies to
survive at least a week or more.
The Backpack King, Daniel Kresky, will be bringing examples of supplies you will need
and are available in his store on Central beside Banner Bank.
Lets be prepared. Come and see what is available. Some things you may not have thought about such as toilet paper the size of a 50c piece.
2020 is on the way and you may be thinking about New Year Resolutions.
GET HEALTHY EAT BETTER EXERCISE LOSE WEIGHT WALK
• Then the weather gets bad and you do not want to walk outside.
• Many attend the 10 AM low impact sessions in the Clubhouse except when the time
interferes with other activities.
• The same thing gets boring.
A representative from Anytime Fitness Gym will tell you about the various programs
near you AND your health insurance may pay all or half of a membership.
If you have never tried yoga to increase flexibility, build strength or improve balance
you can with Shanti or Cindi.
If you want to train with other seniors try Kacy’s classes.
Should you want to just use machines; weights and other available.
Upon joining, you will receive a key to enter the establishment anytime of the day or
night or even when you visit other Anytime Fitness places.
Come and learn about opportunities to keep your resolutions for more that a week!!!