Under the shade tree

Last updated: August 19. 2014 10:01PM - 221 Views
By Marie Faircloth Contributing columnist

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Greetings everyone! I guess we are all singing “Rain rain, go away, come again another day,” but we must remember that God is in control.

The seats are filled for the Henrietta day cruise! We will plan another trip soon; keep a lookout for upcoming dates. We always enjoy bringing new people along.

Garland Senior Center has partnered with East Point Geriatric/ Adult Mental Health Specialty Team to do monthly trainings for staff, professionals, caregivers and they are open to the public. If you are interested in attending, you must register by calling Marie Faircloth at 910-529-3931 or 910-305-0252.This training is very interesting and completely free! The first class will be Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The first class will be “Communication: Our Key to Better Relations”, please come join us. For professionals and staff, they do offer one hour of contact credit with only one requirement: you must stay the entire hour to receive credit.

Other upcoming events: Rev. Roy Hilburn will be here on Au. 25, at 10 a.m for message and breakfast; local seniors are welcome to attend. The Rev. Roy is a great speaker and a wonderful minister. On Sept. 17, another training session will take place at 1:30 p.m. when the topic will be “Mood Disorders.” On Oct. 6, the training topic will be “Meal Time Communication,” and on Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. the topic will be “Understanding the World of Dementia.”

Turkey Nutrition will have their 2nd annual health fair Aug. 22, at 9 a.m. It will include free food, fun, health education, information from the Kidney Foundation and much more! It is open to the public and completely free. For more information about this event please call Virginia Royal at 910-592-9347. We will also be doing something special for “Senior Center Month” so watch out for upcoming dates! If anyone needs Home Delivery Meals, please call me and we will put you on a waiting list.


There are so many uses for Vinegar, Baking Soda, Cinnamon and Crushed Red Pepper. A few nights ago I couldn’t sleep; I went to the kitchen, got a cup of hot milk, sprinkled cinnamon on it and drank it. It helped me fall fast asleep! I totally recommend this remedy!

There is so much I want to share, but time is short. Please stay connected to the shade tree, and remember our elders are keys to the past. When this generation has passed the doors will be closed forever. The youth are the keys to the future, keep the doors open. Remember all you can, live, love and laugh. Help someone as you go along, if you do, your living will not have been in vain!

(Editor’s note: Marie Faircloth is director of the Garland Senior Center and a long-time columnist for The Sampson Independent.)

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