Fire Department Will Help Change Detector Batteries

SENIOR MOMENTS

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Life is too short to deal with:

  • Plastic wrap that won't tear off and when it does, immediately clings to itself, aluminum foil that sticks on one end of the roll, and storage bags that take forever to zip shut
  • Safety bottle caps that are impossible for arthritic fingers to open, much less close again
  • Drivers who, when the road sign says "merge" stay in the outside lane or on the shoulder until the last possible moment and then think they are entitled to squeeze in ahead of everyone else
  • Singers who feel they must stylize "The Star Spangled Banner" instead of singing it the way it was written

Did you ever wonder why smoke alarm batteries always seem to expire in the wee hours of the morning? If it has been more than a year since the batteries have been changed in your smoke alarms, here's some helpful news for seniors: the Payson Fire Department will change them for you free of charge. Call (928) 474-5242 for more information.

Payson Regional Senior Circle

Monday, Sept. 18 is the date of the next Senior Circle member/new member luncheon to be held at the Circle building, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Cost is $3.50 for members, $4 for non-members. Advance reservations are needed and may be made by calling (928) 472-9290.

Cranial hair prostheses, turbans, wigs, surgical bras, mastectomy swimsuits and other prosthesis items will soon be available at the Senior Circle. Fittings by Nickie of Gee Wigz in Phoenix will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month.

There are still openings for the day trip to Sedona's Jazz on the Rocks Festival departing from the Senior Circle Building Saturday, Sept. 25. Cost is $85 per person and all participants will be entered in a drawing for their trip to be paid in full.

Lunch and Learn will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. There will be a guest speaker. Please pre-register by calling the above number.

Payson Senior Center and Thrift Store

Age Alert Wellness Classes are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 and 28 at the Center.

Wednesday, September 13 is the date for the monthly birthday celebration. Those with birthdays during this month can put their names in the Birthday Barrel to be eligible for a gift drawing. Please make advance reservations by calling (928) 474-4876 or stop in at the Center at least 24 hours in advance.

Sheri Svebeck of Payson was the winner of the grand prize in the Thrift Store's Aug. 17 Thrift Store Day drawing. Sheri's prize was a vintage, handmade twin size quilt. The Thrift Store staff wishes to thank Bashas', Safeway and Wal-Mart for their generous contributions to the annual celebration, as well as to everyone who baked cookies.

The Senior Thrift Store, 512 W. Main St., now is stocked with fall and winter clothing. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Before you give someone a piece of your mind, make sure you can spare it.

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