Ready for some homemade Thanksgiving pies? Place your order by Nov. 20 for Buttermilk, No-Sugar added Pumpkin, Southern Pecan or a Breakfast Quiche. Call us, order online, or stop by the center to place your order. Pick-up day is Nov 25. Consider giving a pie as a gift to someone that you are so thankful for and make their holiday yummy. Plus, it helps our Dietert Center with some extra funds to assist our seniors.

Due to COVID-19, the Dietert Center will continue to be closed to the general public until further notice with the exception of a few classes and activities that can meet social distancing requirements. We will still continue to service our Meals on Wheels clients, Personal Alert Link units, Call Reassurance and our Medical Lending program. As always, please give us a call if you are in need of any services and we will help you out.

“Caring for Someone with Dementia – Family Caregiver Class” begins Nov. 2 and continues on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. until the Nov. 18. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia, you will benefit from this educational support program. Learn about the changes that occur with these conditions and how to be more prepared as a family caregiver while developing coping skills in the process. You will find that you are not alone in your journey as you meet and spend time with other family caregivers in this class. Please take advantage of this chance to learn how to care for yourself first, so that you can care for your loved one. Remember what you hear on an airplane when traveling, “If you are caring for someone, put your oxygen mask on first.”

The next “Train Your Brain Booster” class is planned for Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. This is an educational and fun event to help you further strengthen your brain power. You will learn additional practical day-to-day tools for keeping your brain engaged and healthy.

Also in November, we will have

“Medicaid Qualification for Long Term Care” on Nov. 10, “Elder Law” on Nov. 12, and “Emergency Preparedness Basics” on Nov. 16.

The last DLI - Dynamic Learning Institute’s presentation for this season will be on Nov. 12. Jon Lusher will present “A Biblical Manuscript Encounter.” The presentation is based upon a 250-year old Torah scroll, the unaltered first five books of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. This scroll is exactly as all have been for thousands of years, having the exact same number of letters since first written. He will have several other documents, papyrus fragments and artifacts that show the reliability of Biblical continuity throughout the ages. Presentation of these artifacts and documents will concentrate on their consistency, great art and adherence to Scriptural insistence that none are changed so much as a letter over time. Sign up soon to reserve your spot.

If you, or a senior you know of, is in need of a hot meal, please give Bethanie Miller, our MOW Coordinator a call at 896-8117 to review guidelines for the program. We deliver close to 300 meals every weekday, but we certainly can add more. We have 200 amazing volunteers who help us deliver the meals and best of all, they also offer a warm smile and social interaction that so many people need right now. Join our Dietert MOW family. We welcome you.

Our drive-through Friendship Café is open Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are 60 years or older, stop by to pick up a meal. If you have paperwork already completed or wish to complete it for us, the meal is free. A donation is always graciously accepted as well. If you don’t have time to complete the paperwork, the meal is $8.

The menu for the week is:

• Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Lemon Baked Fish;

• Thursday, Oct. 29 – Roast Turkey with Gravy;

• Friday, Oct. 30 – Santa Fe Chicken;

• Monday, Oct. 2 – Santa Fe Pork, and;

• Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Creole Chicken.

Dietert Center is a drop-off location for the Boomers and Beyond Senior Services Alliance Blanket Drive. Drop off new blankets through Dec. 7 to be disbursed to our local seniors.

Please call us at 792-4044 if you have any questions or need additional information.

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