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Monday, April 16, Closed for Patriot’s Day. No meals Coming Events: Monday, April 23rd @ 11:30 am Oak-
wood Manor presents “Present in the Moment”. (Lunch available after presentation with 2 day adv notice to re- serve).
RADIOTHON - The WESO Radiothon to benefit Webster Dudley Foodshare was held last Thurs- day with volunteers accepting donations along Main Street, Webster. Many thanks to everyone who donated to help feed the residents of Web- ster and Dudley.
Got questions? We’ve got answers! Unravel the magical and mundane mysteries you’ve always wondered about, with answers that will inform and amuse you.
Q: Where do the hummingbirds and robins go in the wintertime. I still see robins in the winter. Hummingbirds seem awfully small to travel that far. Do they migrate, or just go a little further south?............ Shelly, S
A: And the correct answer is, both. Hummingbirds, specifically the ones we see a lot of here in the North- east, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, generally mi- grate south to warmer climates. Since they are pri- marily fly catchers and use the nectar from plants mainly to fuel their search for insects, they have to follow the food source. The majority go to Mexico and Central America but those that can’t make the trans- Gulf flight will winter along the Gulf coast. There is also a small population that winters along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
It’s a pretty amazing fete to
fly over the Gulf, a 500 mile journey in 18-22 hrs. de- pending on weather conditions. Before leaving for the trip they will have nearly doubled their weight so they have enough reserves to make it all the way across the Gulf. The details of how and when an individual hum- mer migrates will not be very accurate until they can figure out how to put a small enough transmitter onto a 3 gram bird. Robins on the other hand do migrate south in
large groups but many stay behind as well. Generally if there is an adequate food supply, robins will stay nearby. They move only when forced to do so due to lack of readily available food sources. Robins are not affected by the cold and have adapted to eating fruits and berries during the winter when worms are no lon- ger available. Those robins that have migrated south begin to return as soon as the ground is warm enough and the worms begin to come out of the ground. Spring rains make them very available and allow the birds to fatten up after their long flights north. Both robins and hummers make the return jour-
ney north in stages, the males generally leaving a few weeks before the females. In this way, if weather along the way harms the birds the entire population will not be destroyed at one time. Robins maintain territories as a couple during spring and summer, then flock to- gether in the fall to head south.
Have a question, or is there something you’ve always wondered about. Ask Madalyn invites your ques- tions.
Women’s Club banquet DUDLEY - On May 3, 2012 the Dudley Woman’s Club
will celebrate its annual banquet dinner and installation of Officers at The Colonial Restaurant, Thompson Rd., Webster at 6:30 PM. Menu choices include Baked Stuffed Shrimp or Prime Rib for $21 and Stuffed Chicken Breast or Pasta Primavera for $18. For reservations please send an email to DudleyWomansClub@charter.net
. Members are asked to voluntarily bring Grocery Store or Pharmacy Gift Cards to donate to New Hope, a local family crisis shelter and service. Dudley Woman’s Club is open to all women from Dudley
and surrounding towns, and we welcome your attendance. Join us for this fun and lively evening, be our guest and discover what our Woman’s Club is all about. For more in- formation please send an email to DudleyWomansClub@ charter.net
The economic crisis has hit hard in the local area. Webster Dudley Food Share has also been affected, but there are many, many families who are suffering through the cold winter months. Donations are urgently needed to help local families. If you can find it in your heart and wallet to contribute even one can of food, it will be appreciated beyond words.
A great place to drop off food is at Price Chopper in Webster. The bins are collected daily. You can also bring items to the W-D Food Share at the United Church of Christ, 4 Church St., Webster, or call 508-943-9171 for more information.
Thank you for your support.
Monday, April 30 @ 11 am Paul Revere’s Mother-In-Law, Rachel Walker. Historical interepreter, Kate Carney, takes us back to 1789, where Mrs. Walker, an innkeeper, tells of the Revolution- the taxes, Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, & “The Boston Coffee Party”, a ladie’s food riot. 45 Min of breath- taking, humorous entertain- ment! This program is brought to us with a Grant from the Dudley Mass Cultural Council. We thank them for their generous support! (Lunch following presentation, with reservation by call- ing the senior center 2 days in advance). Also, April 30th @ 1:30 pm “Beads for Life” presenta-
tion. A unique look into the lives of the Women in Uganda, and an opportunity to look at, and perhaps purchase, some bracelets made by these woman. They are earning money by fair trade, to make their lives better.
(All procedes go
to this organization). Bracelets / necklaces are handmade by rolling magazines into beautiful beads. Something spe- cial for a friend or yourself. Bracelets start at 5.00. Come check it out!
We hope to see you here!!
WEEKLY SCHEDULE ONGOING Monday: Exercise 10:30 am to 11:30 am, Lunch @ 12noon, Po-keno @ 1pm,
Beginner Computer Class @ 2:30pm to 3:30pm Tuseday: Knitting Club @ 1pm, 13 Card Pitch @1pm. Wed.
Knitting Club @ 1pm. Scrabble Players @ 1pm.
Thurs.: Oil Painting 10:30am to 1pm. Friday: Lunch 11:30am Bingo @ 1pm The Walking Club is ongoing. Start anytime. Bring a
friend, walk together!! Mon. -through Friday. 9am to 11am at Nichols College Track. Park in "M" lot at the Athletic Field, or Tanyard Rd. lot. Enter through main gate only. Indoor track use available for Cold/Inclement weather. Blood Pressure Monitoring available on a "Walk- In" basis Monday and Friday 10am to 2pm. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND any /all of our Events and Programs. Hope to see you here sometime soon!!
Senator Moore encourages area youth to seek appointment to the Statewide Youth Council
BOSTON - Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, has an- nounced that the Governor’s Office of Community Affairs is actively accepting applications for membership in the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council. “Many young people in the 14 towns that comprise our Worcester & Norfolk district have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to public service,” Sen. Moore noted. “I would like to encourage any interested young people to consider seeking appointment to, and serving on, the Gov- ernor’s Statewide Youth Council,” he added. Founded in 2008, the goal of the Council is to encour-
age the Commonwealth’s young people to take on an ac- tive leadership role in their communities and give them a greater voice in state government. The Youth Council acts an advisory body to the Governor and his Administration with a focus on youth-related issues such as education, youth violence, economic development and civic engage- ment. This past January, Youth Council members hosted “No Name Calling Day” in dozens of communities across the Commonwealth to continue the work of the Legisla- ture’s historic anti-bullying legislation. Interested individuals may apply to serve on the Council
by submitting an application available at www.mass.gov/
governor/youthcouncil by Friday, May 25, 2012. A selec- tion committee will review applications and select the 28 members, who will then be notified via mail. For additional information, visit the Senator’s web site or contact his of- fice.
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Webster Senior Center News
S.C.M. ELDER, INC. PASSENGERS: Please note that
you need to call 48-Business Hours (2-days) in advance to schedule a ride. (call 800-321-0243) 911 CELL PHONES: If you would like to have a free 911
cell phone please come see us at the Senior Center and we would be happy to issue you one. HOUSE NUMBER SIGNS: Through the Sheriff’s Office,
we offer a free service to anyone who may be interested in having a number sign made for their house. If you are would like one please see us here at the Senior Center. FOR SALE: We have puzzles at 25 cents each and VCR tapes which are a $1.00 each. EASE THE PAIN OF HAND ARTHRITIS Performing the simple routines of daily life can be dif-
ficult for people who have osteoarthritis (OA) of the hand. Buttoning a shirt, opening a jar, or picking up a cup of coffee can be painful—sometimes impossible. And the problems often start first thing in the morning. “Morning stiffness is a frequent complaint,” says John Indalecio, OTR/L,CHT, a hand therapist at the Weil Cor- nell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery. “Use heat to warm up joints early in the day. Heat allows the joints to move more easily through a full arc of motion. You can warm them up by taking a bath, using a heating pad, washing dishes in warm water, or using a home paraffin unit.”
EXCERCISES CAN HELP; “Mornings are also the best
time for hand exercises, and those exercises usually be- gin with the thumbs,” says Indalecio. “Taking care of the thumb is the most important fundamental in teaching someone about joint protection. It controls many of the functions of the hand.” The specific hand exercises that can help arthritis involve “joint-blocking” and range of motion. “Joint blocking limits motion to one joint at a time,”
explains Indalecio. “It involves holding a thumb or finger with the opposite hand and going through a range of mo- tion with each joint, which helps maintain joint flexibil- ity.” It’s best to learn joint-blocking techniques with the help of a hand therapist. Other range-of-motion exercises do not involve joint
blocking and can be performed at home, without instruc- tional help. Indalecio advises against doing resistance exercise if
you have OA in your hands. “There is a limited amount of cartilage in joints affected by OA, and resistance exer- cises can further compromise the cartilage that remains,” he says. “So, avoid forceful squeezing, pinching, or grab- bing an object.” WHAT NOT TO DO; Indalecio does not recommend ice.
“Ice applications are uncomfortable and may make joints even stiffer,” he explains. “Save the ice for treatment im- mediately after an injury.” Does massage help? “Although gentle massage may
have a comforting effect, it does little therapeutically oth- er than slightly increasing circulation,” says Indalecio. GETTING BETTER; Indalecio says that things have
gotten better for current and future hand OA patients. “Many joint-saving products originally designed for people with arthritis—fat handles, jar poppers, grip pads, and hand-friendly tools—are available to everyone. There is no need to think negatively; there are more ways than ever to save and protect joints.” Source: Women’s Nutrition Connection
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