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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 time.

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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