by Ethel M. Austin
Every so often I try to remember something I haven't repeated
in a long time. Sometimes someone tells me something as if they
were bringing me a new piece of news, but it jogs my brain to
say it again. There are new readers who need to know and long
time readers who have forgotten to do it. So here goes.
Everyone who is taking more than one prescription needs to have
the list with them at all times. Often in this column I have
stressed this, along with telling you that you should have this
list and your medical cards with you at all times. You never
know when you might fall and be unable to get back into your
home before they cart you off to the hospital. Now, I'm not trying
to scare you, but there are things we must do to ward off more
serious results when emergency medications might be given you
unknowingly. The upset of a fall or an attack of indigestion
or a fainting spell can so disorient us that remembering the
names of what we are taking, simply can't be recalled when the
emergency staff asks us.
If you need a form to put them on I have these and will gladly
give you one when you are in the center. Please ask me for it.
A couple of weeks back I wrote about Reverse Mortgages not being
for everyone and in fact might make it more difficult to sell
in later years if you re- arranged it for disability. This brought
a very nice press release from someone I have known for a long
She brought to my attention the fact that there is a very well-
known organization, the Corporation For Independent Living, whose
president, Bill Paglia Scheff makes his living as a special contractor
to those who are contemplating making changes to accommodate
various family members who are limited in some way. This does
not mean you are necessarily obligated to use him but you need
to talk to more than one person in the field before you sign
any contract. You'll learn from all those you talk with.
The phone for Bill Paglia Scheff is 1-800-755-X 220.
September is here and with it comes The Hartford Jazz Society's
1998 Jazz Cruise down the Connecticut River.
You bring your own food, (or munch on hot-dogs and hamburgers
from their own booth on board). Also bring your own beverages
of whatever kind, or be satisfied with their soft drinks and
coolers on board.
The date is September 20, from Noon to 7 pm, leaving from the
Harbor Park in Middletown, with all day music from the Jimmy
Greene Jazz Quartet and the Jimmy McGriff Foursome, with McGriff
at the jazz organ. Order your tickets and all details before
Sept. 9 for $32 each because after that the tickets are $40 each.
Adults only, no pets and not accessible for the disabled.
Have a great time!
Reminder, Now is the time to call TheaterWorks and arrange to
see "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill." All information
from calling 527-7838.
With the summer being nearly over and mothers' getting school
children into bed early, with business women thinking thoughts
of new adventures to absorb... why not tell the younger women
in your family, who like to sing, about Farmington Valley Sweet
Adelines... members of the largest women's singing organization
in the world. They will be given four free voice lessons for
the four Wednesdays starting September 9. This is acappella,
barbershop style, four part harmony and as a 35 year member myself,
if you catch the spirit in these four free lessons, you'll be
grateful for a lifetime.
The chorus meets at The First Church Congregational, in Simsbury,
Conn. at 7:30 PM every Wednesday and if there is anyone from
Hartford who would like to try it out, I can take two people
in my car or lead the way for anyone who drives to follow me.
Call me at work Monday through Thursday l0am to 4pm at 543-8405
X l68. I can tell you more about it.
Talk with you next issue.
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