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Ol’ fashioned hankies and buttons at Twin Oaks

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By Maryellen Garrison

At  2 p.m., Thursday, June 30, we will spend an interesting afternoon thinking about a time when the pace was slower and people actually put lace on the edges of their hankies instead of using Kleenex!

Shirley Orr and her mother Ruth Klingenfus will be our guest presenters and will help us walk down memory lane as they share their fascinating collection of buttons, hankies and items made from buttons and hankies!
Everyone is welcome and we are also encouraging you to bring your own “show and tell” collection of hankies and buttons to share.  We will be serving light refreshments following the program so please give us a call at 845-2811 so that we will be able to plan and have adequate seating available. 

Body Recall: Does your body need to be recalled?
Everywhere we turn we hear about the benefits of exercise and how it can help our health and the quality of our life.  But the question for many people, especially sedentary individuals, is what kind of exercise is safe for me to do and where can I find it.  There are many kinds of exercise and exercise programs.  One of the important aspects of starting any exercise program is starting off slowly and gradually building up your exercise level. The Henry County Extension Service will again be offering a proven, tested method of easy exercise that is designed especially for the over 50 bunch.  The program is called Body Recall, a lifetime fitness program for the “living longer” population.  As the name indicates, Body Recall is a call back, a revival, a renewal of the movements learned or experienced in youth.  The exercises are designed to reclaim the variety of movement and the strength that helps make living pleasurable.  It is a movement education class based on the idea that with regular exercise everyone functions better.  It helps us maximize our movement potential by focusing on what we can do.  It teaches us that movement helps us to maintain independence.

The movements of Body Recall are smooth, slow, and deliberate.  The class incorporates activities that work on flexibility, range of motion of joints, muscle tone, strength, balance, posture, and coordination.  Body Recall is not a fast paced aerobic workout and should be safe for most individuals.  Use good common sense though, if you have any serious health concerns be sure to check with your doctor before enrolling.

The exercises are done seated in a chair, standing with and without support, and seated on the floor.  The use of other apparatus, such as foam balls, elastic ropes, a parachute and wands, along with the exercise movements and music adds to the variety of the class.  We will be holding demonstration classes on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 here at the Extension Office starting June 17.  There is no charge and no need to register just come and enjoy!

Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.