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Heritage Commons Hosts Diabetes Class
By: Kitty Knoll, Manager, Heritage Commons
Senior Times - December 2017
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More People Now Qualify
By: Mary Peterson,
for the Medigap Subsidy!
Program Coordinator,
CareWell Services SW By Karen Manney, Regional
a quick, one pan dish that
will surely become a favorite. Sandwiches reheat nicely in the microwave. In under 30 sec- onds should you have leftovers.
Baked Hawaiian Sandwiches
First begin with a large pack- age of Hawaiian bread rolls. Place the bottom layer of rolls on a baking sheet then top
with honey-cured ham, swiss cheese, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise to the tops of the rolls. Next, create the essential sauce to take these sandwiches into mind-blowingly delicious territory: melt butter with sugar, onion flakes, poppy seeds, and honey mustard. Brush on the sandwich tops and bake!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
• 11⁄2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 11⁄2 tablespoons poppy seeds
• 1⁄2 teaspoon Worcestershire
• 1 tablespoon dried minced
• 1 package of Hawaiian bread
• 1-2 tablespoons mayo
• 1⁄2 pound thinly sliced cooked
deli ham
• 1⁄2 pound thinly sliced Swiss
Bake until the rolls are light- ly browned and the cheese has melted, about 15-20 minutes. Slice into individual rolls and serve. Enjoy!
Coordinator, MMAP
We all know how precious time is; even more so when you are a caregiver in addi- tion to the many other hats you wear on a daily basis. Here’s
Are you living with diabetes or pre-diabetes? Does it take control of your health? Are
you ready to take control of your health instead of letting it control you? Join us at Heritage Commons as we host CareWell Services Southwest’s Diabetes Personal Action Towards Health (DPATH) workshop. DPATH is a free interactive small group workshop series of six sessions that teaches practical skills
for living a healthy life with diabetes. DPATH is designed
to complement your current medical treatment. This class is specifically designed for people
age 60 and over, living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and their family or caregiver. Participants will set goals and solve problems, and devise techniques to control frustration, fatigue and pain. The class will assist participants in developing personal healthy eating habits and in planning an exercise routine tailored to you. All sessions are geared toward helping people manage their symptoms and medication. DPATH will be held at Heritage Commons, 13444 Preston Drive, starting December 7, on Thursdays from 1-3pm. Call
Mary Peterson at (269) 968-7343 to reserve your spot. Space is limited!
Heritage Commons is a partnership between CareWell Services, Calhoun County Senior Services, Oaklawn Hospital,
and the City of Marshall. Each partner contributes time, talent and resources to the effective implementation of the center. We are the focal point for older adult programming in the Marshall area. If you are interested
in other programs offered at Heritage Commons, please call (269) 558-6150 or stop by and take a tour today!
Forks Senior Center is Growing!
By: Luann Sommers, Forks Senior Center Director
Forks Senior Center (FSC)
is located in Albion at 101 N. Albion in a building owned by Calhoun County which formerly housed the Health Department, Department of Human Services, and Michigan Works. When some extra space became available
in early 2017, FSC decided to expand into the available space.
Thanks to the support of the Calhoun County Senior Millage, and other local supporters,
FSC was able to have the new additional space renovated and moved its existing Fitness Center into that space in November.
This gave the Fitness Center an additional 300 square foot of much needed space!
Phase two of the renovations will be to remove a wall currently between two existing rooms to allow for larger exercise classes, Lunch and Learns, Ping Pong, and center events. Due to the
size constraints of the current rooms, events and classes were limited on how many people could participate. With the newly opened up space the center will have more flexibility and be able to increase the number of older adults it serves.
Phase three of the renovations will be the most disruptive. The entrance to the center, which is
in the rear of the building, will undergo a renovation that will include a new reception desk, opening up the entrance to the new Fitness Center, and removing a wall in the Social Room where the fun activities take place. Current plans are to have all the renovations completed by the end of the year.
Stay tuned for an invite to the open house when all of the renovations are complete.

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