Free Flu Shots

Come to the Cary Senior Center on Wednesday, October 2nd to Classroom 302 for your flu shot. Registration is required either by phone or in person. Bring in your Medicare card for your shot, and if you have any questions make sure you call ahead of time. This service is provided by Maxim HealthCare and happens TOMORROW ONLY from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

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Fall Line Dancing Party

Come on out to the Cary Senior Center in Cary on Friday, October 4th for a Line Dance Party! Registration is required though so make sure you secure your spot today. The cost is $10 per person. There will be music played from yesterday and today, along with dancing and hors d’oeuvres. The fun starts at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

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15 Benefits of Cucumbers

cucumber-slicesSpice up your 8 glasses of water you are supposed to drink each day with a slice or two of cucumber. It’s wonderfully refreshing, but there are amazing benefits to cucumber as well. Cucumbers may be cooler than you think …

1. Fat busting: Do you ever wonder why women put cucumbers on their eyes to relieve puffiness? The photochemical in cucumbers makes the collagen in your skin tighten, thus the lack of puffiness. Did you know that you can rub a cucumber on a problematic spot of cellulite anywhere on your body to lessen the visibility of it? Did you also know that it has the same effect on wrinkles? Wow, it makes purchasing those fifty dollar creams seem a little silly, doesn’t it? You can also rub a little bit under your kiddo’s eyes after a long bout of crying to avoid that puffy ‘I cried for an hour straight’ look.

2. Defogger: Do you get annoyed when you get out of the shower and you have to fight the fog on the mirror? Who has time for that when the kids will be awake at any moment? Try rubbing a slice of cucumber on the mirror before you hop in and not only will you get a fog-free mirror, but you’ll have a nice smell that will boost your mood.

3. Headaches: If you suffer from headaches from chasing your babies all day (or pets or your husband), or had a little too much wine with dinner and want to avoid a hangover, eat half of a cucumber before bed. Cucumbers are high in B vitamins, sugar, and electrolytes, and they replenish the nutrients missing in your body to help you avoid a hang over or to beat that headache that’s been threatening to take over.

4. WD-40 replacement: Did you know you can get rid of a squeak by rubbing a cucumber on the hinge? Wow, now you don’t have to tear your garage apart looking for that little can with the red straw, and the baby won’t wake up when you slowly open the nursery door to check on him.

5. Crayon on the walls: Take an unpeeled cucumber and rub the crayon off of the walls in the event that your kiddo left you some art. You can also use this technique to erase a pen mistake.

6. Halitosis killer: Take a slice of cucumber and put it on the roof of your mouth. Hold it there with your tongue for 30 seconds. The photochemical that you love for cellulite and puff reduction will also kill the bacteria that is causing your bad breath.

7. Tarnish remover: If you’re finding tarnish on your stainless steel kitchen faucets and appliances? Rub it off with a cucumber slice. Not only will it remove years of tarnish, it will leave it streak free and your hands will thank you, and your kids won’t be put at risk from a dangerous chemical.

8. Energy booster: If you’re feeling tired in the afternoon, don’t give Starbucks your five bucks. Instead, grab a cucumber. There are just enough carbohydrates and B vitamins to give you a longer-lasting and healthier boost of energy than soda, coffee, or those health hazard energy drinks.

9. Munchy madness: Did you know that European trappers ate cucumbers for energy and to keep from starving to death? If those big burly manly men can eat a cucumber to keep from starving, you can eat one as a healthy choice when the munchies hit. Slice some up and take them in a small plastic container to the movies if your theater doesn’t offer healthy alternatives to munching on butter soaked popcorn.

10. Frugal facial: Slice up a cucumber and boil it in a pot of water. The chemicals inside of the cucumber will mix with the steam. Remove the pot from heat and lean over it, letting the steam hit you. Your skin will be more radiant and healthy, and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

11. Shoe polish: Cut a slice off of your cucumber and rub it on your shoe. It will not only shine it up, but it will repel water.

12. Pest control: Put three or four slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and place them in your garden. The chemicals in the cucumber have a reaction that pests hate. You won’t smell it, but it will drive them from your garden all year long. Replace them periodically.

13. Sunburn: Sometimes sun block doesn’t always protect your little ones from sunburn. If you have burnt little kiddos you don’t have any aloe, rub some cucumber on them. Many doctors even use cucumber to treat patients with irritated skin and sunburns.

14. Blood pressure: Cucumber has been long used to treat high blood pressure. If you have it, add cucumbers to your daily diet. There is also ongoing research into the use of cucumbers for lowering cholesterol.

15. Constipation remedy: The seeds of a cucumber are a diuretic. If you’re constipated, try eating a cucumber. If you suffer from chronic constipation, add cucumber to your daily diet.

NC Symphony’s Classical Mystery Tour

459  The North Carolina Symphony is back for another astounding performance of hits by the Beatles at Koka Booth Ampitheatre. The event celebrates the 45th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ White Album. Guest conductor Martin Herman will lead the symphony and its guests through time with renditions of “Penny Lane,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” and more!

Gates open for the event at 5 PM on Saturday, June 8, 2013. The show begins at 7:30.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here. For a sheltered seat, the charge is $35 and for a lawn seat, the charge is $33. All prices will increase by $2 on the day of the event. Children under 12 are admitted to the show for free. The venue allows lawn chairs, blankets, rain coats, cameras, and food/drink, but please refrain from packing umbrellas in the chance of rain. Pets and weapons also prohibited.

For more information, please visit this web page or call 919-462-2052. The Koka Booth Ampitheatre is located at 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518, within Regency Park.

Seniors Yard Sale

yard-sale    It’s that time of year again for the annual Yard Sale hosted at the Cary Senior Center in Bond Park in Cary, North Carolina. The event will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Collections will be held at the center June 13 & 14 from 9 AM to 5 PM. Proceeds benefit the Cary Senior Center in funding activities as well as senior clubs. The event is cash-only. In order to volunteer at this event or obtain more information, please call (919) 469-4081 and ask for Jody Jameson, the Center Supervisor. Contribute and donate to the Senior Center and help benefit Cary’s number one source for seniors.

The Cary Senior Center is located at 120 Maury O’Dell Place inside Fred G. Bond Metro Park on High House Road, across the street from St. Michael’s The Archangel Catholic Church.

Tai Chi for Health

The Cary Senior Center is offering two different classes for those interested in taking Tai Chi, one being a beginners level course and the other for more advanced students. Both classes will meet 8 times on Wednesday from March 27th until May 15th. For Cary residents the cost for the classes will be $37 and $48 for non-residents. Norma Ferrell will instruct both classes.
Beginner level: 11am – 11:50am. Learn movements 1-12 of Sun Style Form.
Advanced Level: Noon-12:50pm. 73 movements of Sun Style Form modified. (Prerequisite: You must know movements 1-41 of beginner and intermediate level of Sun Style Form.)

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

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