A group of people with special places in their hearts for the elderly visited Payson last week. They are trained and certified to make sure the elderly in long-term care settings are treated with respect for their wishes and with dignity and kindness.
Rim Country seniors are invited to learn about the federal government’s nutrition assistance program at a presentation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 16 at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St.
The Payson Senior Center will get $50,000 from Gila County’s economic development fund to help with costs of its transportation and meals program.
When do you become a senior citizen?
Santa and his reindeer shouldn’t have any problem finding their way around this year — the moon will be full on Christmas!
Every once in a while, I hear someone say, “There’s not much to do in Payson.” When I hear that, I feel like turning on the person and exclaiming “Not much to do? Where have you been?”
Ah, October in Rim Country! Invigorating air as we get to the second half of the month, lightly scented with wood smoke on chilly mornings. Sunlight slanting at an angle that in late afternoon paints everything in its path golden. Pine cones take the place of acorns on the patio.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering identification kits and GPS tracking bracelets for seniors.
Banfield Charitable Trust has awarded a $2,500 grant to assist Rim Country Meals on Wheels clients in caring for their pets for the second year.
If it seems a little crowded in Payson lately, it may be because August is the month chosen most frequently for vacations in the United States. With temperatures at triple digits in the Valley of the Sun, it is no wonder folks head north to Rim Country.
Diabetes is a serious disease. It can lead to kidney problems, glaucoma and other eye disorders, foot ulcers, amputation of feet or legs, stroke, diabetic coma, and even death.
“Summer is not done yet,” August declares, as the thermometer sizzles and the Arizona sun outdoes itself.
Midsummer — and the livin’ is easy, especially if you have a functioning air conditioner!
Our days are growing longer! No more getting up in the dark and cold.
I’ve lived in Payson for nearly 17 years, yet I still am surprised at all that goes on around town.